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Unwisely rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Jim Henson's Tale of Sand by Jim Henson
Jim Henson's Tale of Sand
by Jim Henson
read in July, 2015
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This was a very strange book. Just so you know.

Not a lot of words, mostly pictures (even for a graphic novel). It's based on a screenplay, which I think would have made either an awesome or terrible movie (but certainly not a popular one). The intro
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Unwisely rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Logic of Life by Tim Harford
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A quick, thin book, nice chapter breaks. Some interesting points, but I felt like he was glossing over certain things - he mentions that "so many women work for fun" these days, and that only very poor women worked historically, both of which didn't ...more
Unwisely rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch
Foxglove Summer (Peter Grant, #5)
by Ben Aaronovitch (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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This is one of the series where if there's a new book, I know I can forget about sleep until I'm finished with it. And this was true to form.

I've definitely forgotten some details that were alluded to, but definitely remembered the essentials. And (v
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Unwisely rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Rising Tide by John M. Barry
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This was a really fascinating book, but describing what it's about sounds a little bit like Monty Python's Spanish Inquisition. 1) A really interesting and occasionally funny civil engineering rivalry/catfight, 2) Surprisingly progressive race relati ...more
Unwisely rated a book 1 of 5 stars
Chekhov's Journey by Ian Watson
Chekhov's Journey
by Ian Watson
read in July, 2015
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Another wandering-the-SF-section pickup. (Goodreads doesn't seem to have a picture of the early-80's insanity that is the cover of the version I got.)

Very slim and I *still* couldn't finish is. First off it feels very, very dated, as one of the futur
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Unwisely rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Family Trade by Charles Stross
The Family Trade (The Merchant Princes, #1)
by Charles Stross (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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I picked this up because I was wandering the SF section and remembered how much I liked the Laundry Service books.

This is quite different from that. It also doesn't go where I expected, or neatly fall into a specific category.

Despite being a slim v
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Unwisely rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Makers by Cory Doctorow
Makers
by Cory Doctorow
read in July, 2015
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I went through several phases with this book - loved it, was frustrated by it, put it down, came back, loved it again, got frustrated again, got emotionally exhausted, but eventually finished it. Which is to say that this book covers a lot of ground. ...more
Unwisely rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Redemption Alley by Lilith Saintcrow
Redemption Alley (Jill Kismet, #3)
by Lilith Saintcrow (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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I waffled on the rating for this one. On the one hand, it wasn't super amazing, but on the other hand it was solid and exactly what I was looking for. (Well, I want more Saul, of course!)

The world hasn't gone all Dante Valentine yet, so yay. But I w
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Unwisely rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Off to Be the Wizard by Scott  Meyer
Off to Be the Wizard (Magic 2.0 #1)
by Scott Meyer (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2015
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I picked this up because I had just re-discovered the the Basic Instructions comic, and reread the archive. Then I needed an emergency ebook, and here I was.

It was a light, quick read, with a different take on fantasy. (Or maybe it's SF? If so, it's
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Unwisely rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida
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Not a traditional memoir; this is mostly written question and answer style. It's also very short and is a quick yet fascinating read about living with autism, from the inside.
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