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I was born good but had grown progressively worse every year -- Scout

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People always seem surprised when I so easily can name my favorite book. Without a moment’s hesitation I promptly answer the question that aggravates every booklover. But the thing is, that while different books mean different things to me, no book has ever meant as much or touched me as deep as this. I will never be done with “Persuasion”. I will read and reread it until my eyes are failing and my sight is fading. And even then, I will think about it. Quote it. Incorporate its words into my everyday routine, my mind and my life.

Because I can’t stand the thought of being without it. I will cling to its words for as long as I can. The phrase ‘favorite book’ is not just a title; it is a declaration of love.

I’m totally in love (and will be forever) with Pride and Prejudice and I read it about every 3-4 years.  I equally love To Kill a Mockingbird.  Because of its subject matter and how emotionally connected I am to it, I can only read it about every 10 years.  Given a choice, I would say that TKAM is my favorite although it’s much harder to get through without shedding a copious amount of tears.

(Source:, via onceuponatimejaneausten)

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Gizmo the cat tells Mrs. Eagle to bug off.

Large predatory bird, small mammal. This does not seem like a good idea.


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One Senator’s War Against Climate Change


Good profile via Bloomberg.

I interviewed Sheldon back in 2005 when he was running for Senate. Nice guy. Hot topic back then was healthcare.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse…..hero

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