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As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying
by William Faulkner
read in February, 2017
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This was an odd book. It took a while for the story to get rolling, but once it did, it was fairly interesting. I'm not a fan of the "stream of conciousness" style, even if it is heralded as a wonderful literary technique. I really struggled to under ...more
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Pilgrim's Wilderness by Tom Kizzia
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I had particular interest in this story, because as an Alaskan I remember when "Papa Pilgrim" was found and then jailed. The story is almost unbelievable, with some of its connections and events. This was a well-written book that kept me interested t ...more
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Fool's Fate by Robin Hobb
Fool's Fate (Tawny Man, #3)
by Robin Hobb (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2016
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Nice ending to the Tawny Man series. I liked how it tied together a lot of things from earlier books. Like all of Robin Hobbs' books, the conclusion drew out a little long. Overall the book was exciting and interesting and I enjoyed the character dev ...more
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Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
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Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery
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I found this book very inspiring. Some critics didn't like the way the book jumped back and forth from the trail to Emma's personal life, but I didn't find that distracting. I though the book did a good job of depicting her personality and the challe ...more
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Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery
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The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones
The Last Chinese Chef
by Nicole Mones (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2016
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I wished I had the Goodreads reviews before starting this book, because it was very disappointing. I was hoping for something like "A Year in Provence" or "Under the Tuscan Sun", but this book didn't compare. The writing was cliche, the plot was forc ...more
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Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
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