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Sep 11

Alternate Susan–Chapter Nine

Chapter Nine       I only had to run for five minutes across the rolling expanse of golf course before a deep appreciation for electric carts set in. Susie’s body just wasn’t cut out for running.  Neither was mine, actually, but she was the one who got me into this mess, so I was …

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Sep 04

Book Review: Give and Take

Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam M. Grant A lot of books like this aren’t nearly as groundbreaking as they claim to be, but this one definitely changed the way I think about the world. The authors divide the world into three types of people, givers, takers, and matchers. Not surprisingly, …

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Sep 04

Alternate Susan — Chapter Eight

Chapter Eight       I doubt anyone has ever been held in a prison half as nice as La Turquesa. Gaunt Man (he wasn’t speaking either, and probably wouldn’t introduce himself if he was) led me down marbled hallways to a wing of suites. He used a key card to open one of them …

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Aug 29

Book Review: Leviathan

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld I’m never very enthusiastic about starting a series anymore, because I don’t want to commit to more than one book and so often they end in media res. But, I’ve really enjoyed Scott Westerfield’s PEEPS and the Pretties & Uglies series, so I decided to pick this up, just to see …

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Aug 28

Alternate Susan — Chapter Seven

Chapter Seven       At ten on a Saturday morning all the free parking spaces downtown were gone, so I was doubly glad that Dottie let me park at her house. It meant a bit of a walk, but the weather turned unseasonably cool for late May—in the low nineties—and it wasn’t like Susie’s …

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