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A Voyage Long and Strange by Tony Horwitz
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Up in the Air by Walter Kirn
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The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
The 4-Hour Work Week
by Timothy Ferriss (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2013
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I wish this was a different book. If this book had been written and focused differently, I think it would live up to its hype. There are some great messages about prioritizing and managing your time, disconnecting from email and the internet, and pur ...more
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Eventide by Kent Haruf
Eventide (Plainsong, #2)
by Kent Haruf
read in March, 2013
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Darker than his other books, but really well developed. I think some of his characters are more three dimensional than I've seen in his other work.
Jay rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Felicia's Journey by William Trevor
Felicia's Journey
by William Trevor
read in January, 2013
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When I got to the middle part of this book, I didn't want to put it down. My low rating might stem from the subject matter that crystallizes in the the last third of the book - not to say that it wasn't foreshadowed - was quite disturbing. I couldn't ...more
Jay rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Where You Once Belonged by Kent Haruf
Where You Once Belonged
by Kent Haruf
read in December, 2012
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I really enjoyed Haruf's storytelling, and the setting he created for Where You Once Belonged. He captures the small town flavor really well. I just finished Plainsong, and can see the contrast between that later work and this earlier novel. Haruf's ...more
Jay rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Plainsong by Kent Haruf
Plainsong (Plainsong, #1)
by Kent Haruf
read in January, 2013
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I really enjoyed this book, and thought it showed a much more mature, developed writing style than his earlier work, Where you Once Belonged. In Plainsong, he again shows his storytelling skills, and weaves together a tale that intertwines and inters ...more
Jay rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Telluride by Susan Clark Schofield
Telluride: A Novel
by Susan Clark Schofield
read in January, 2013
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I was entertained. The book is an escape into historical fiction, and does give us a different perspective of the modern-day sanitized Telluride. It does morph into a who-done-it type of book, and I think it could have been more interesting if it dev ...more
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Travels with Lizbeth by Lars Eighner
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Dishwasher by Pete Jordan
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I loved that Pete Jordan portrays dishwashing as a career. He doesn't misrepresent himself, pretend he's something he's not, or care about status and climbing the ladder. It sounds like he was content, and untethered by possessions, mortgages, car pa ...more
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