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Quotes from Fahrenheit 451.

“Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll… Continue reading Quotes from Fahrenheit 451.

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Book Review: Expecting Adam by Martha N. Beck

This book was okay? It was weird and to me, it seemed to lack focus and direction. It’s partially about her having a child with down syndrome but it’s also about how crazy hard Harvard is and also about what she has learned from her son and a little bit thrown in there about abortion… Continue reading Book Review: Expecting Adam by Martha N. Beck

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Quotes from Opening Skinner’s Box.

“How can we locate Skinner? His experiments are disturbing in their implications. On the other hand, his discoveries are absolutely significant. They, in essence, illuminate human stupidity, and anything that illuminates stupidity is brilliant.” “Consider, however, Prozac today. It is a drug hailed for its supposed specificity, and we like that. It makes us feel we… Continue reading Quotes from Opening Skinner’s Box.

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Book Review: The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

I really liked this book but I don’t know how to describe it or even what category it would fall into. It’s a story about three siblings who grow up and the different paths their lives take and the different things they do and think. They are all kind of odd but in a relatable… Continue reading Book Review: The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout