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"Motivation is the Art of getting people to do what you Want, because they Want to do it".

~Dwight D. Eisenhower~

3/26/14

(Quote changes every other Saturday or Sunday)

March- Top Three Books


1. Only the Animals - Ceridwen Dovey
(An AMAZING book!!)


2. Hamlet-Shakespeare


3. The Last Olympian - Rick Riordan
Ten tales are told by the souls of animals killed in human conflicts in the past century or so, from a camel in colonial Australia to a cat in the trenches in World War I, from a bear starved to death during the siege of Sarajevo to a mussel that died in Pearl Harbour. Each narrator also pays homage to an author who has written imaginatively about animals during much the same time span: Henry Lawson, Colette, Kafka, Virginia Woolf, Tolstoy, Günter Grass, Julian Barnes, and others.

These stories are brilliantly plotted, exquisitely written, inevitably poignant but also playful and witty. They ask us to consider profound questions. Why do animals shock us into feeling things we can't seem to feel for other humans? Why do animals allow authors to say the unsayable? Why do we sometimes treat humans as animals, and animals as humans? Can fiction help us find moral meaning in a disillusioned world?

Ceridwen Dovey is a prodigiously gifted storyteller, an insightful thinker, and a prose writer of great range. Each of the storylines is an opening to a new way of considering the nature of violence and the relationship between human and animal experiences of the world. Only The Animals will ask you to believe again, just for a moment, in the redemptive power of reading and writing fiction.

This is a summary for the novel from www.goodreads.com ^^ I think this novel sounds absolutely amazing, and I encourage you all to give it a try. Fair warning, due to the violence, the inevitable sadness and the deep questions this book describes, it is considered a mature book.
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Malintra-Shadowmoon Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for affiliation with our group :iconpoeticartforlife: :heart:
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Hi, I was wondering if you could check out #ShareYourStory and maybe join..? It's new, so there's nothing in it yet. Thanks for your time! ~Echo
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Renn-Ravengirl May 1, 2013  Student Writer
I'll be sure to send an affiliation request to the group ^^
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JinxxCat May 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Okay, but recently there's been a bug that wont allow affiliating, not sure if it has been fixed. ^^
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Renn-Ravengirl May 2, 2013  Student Writer
alright ^^ I hadn't realized there was a bug out. well, once its fixed i'm sure you guys will have lots of affiliates. :)
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