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Kelsey Ochs rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson
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This book was like an adventure. Bizarre, but enticing, and utterly worth it.
Kelsey Ochs rated a book 4 of 5 stars
A Place of My Own by Michael Pollan
A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder
by Michael Pollan (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2008
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Michael Pollen is kind of an obsessive writer, and I think I identify with him for that sole reason. As an aspiring designer/architect, I found this book fascinating, but the details and minutia might be excessive to those that aren't interested in s...more
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Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
Out Stealing Horses
by Per Petterson
read in July, 2008
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I read this because it was loudly recommended to me by more than one person, and was not disappointed. Petterson's minimalist prose and salty sentimentality was refreshing to soak up.
Kelsey Ochs rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Jamestown by Matthew Sharpe
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postmodern, postapocalyptic storyline and writing style. what more could a girl ask for? manages to disturb and amaze simultaneously.
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Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
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Maps and Legends by Michael Chabon
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Intrigued by the cover, and generally obsessed with maps and places and borderlands, I picked this up.

But I was sadly disappointed. I found the essays long winded, and felt like I was intruding on some kind of effigy to fan fiction.

I will say the H...more
Kelsey Ochs rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Imperial Ambitions by Noam Chomsky
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I haven't read nonfiction for ages. Chomsky is among my favorite political thinkers, mostly because I feel like he comes right out and says the things that other commentators huff and puff and beat around the bush at.

That being said, I felt his comm...more
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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
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This is one of those quick but satisfying reads that makes you want to quit your day job and join the circus.

The narrator is self described 90 or 93 year old Jacob Jankowski, a curmudgeonly nursing home resident who is living his remaining days insi...more
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