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Bea rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
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For the sheer amount of information this book could have been a deadly plod. But it was very readable and rather a quick read too. There's a lot of jumping around between various main points but it didn't bother me too much. I did think he was a litt ...more
Bea rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Flashman by George MacDonald Fraser
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This was an enjoyable romp of a book. Of course it was made more interesting by recent history - leading me to think 'same shit, different century.'

I know its weird to call a book about such a terrible person who does very terrible things a 'romp.' B
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Bea rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
by Helen Simonson (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Perfect vacation read. Enjoyable story, characters, and dialogue. I felt I could see the characters right in front of me.
Bea rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Basque History of the World by Mark Kurlansky
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This book had some interesting tidbits scattered about the poorly organized rambling narrative.
Bea rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Scarlet Letter
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
read in January, 2009
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I'm listened to this with the craftlit podcast. I enjoyed it very much in the podcast setting where someone was giving commentary. I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much just reading it as it's rather dry.
Bea rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott
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Listened to this book on Craftlit. Different and interesting ideas.
Bea rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Persuasion
by Jane Austen
read in June, 2010
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
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I had low expectations for this book and was pleasantly surprised. I listened along to it on CraftLit. The story was fast-paced and I liked the idea of a time travel book written in the 1800s. I liked the way you didn't like the protagonist, but all ...more
Bea rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
The Woman in White
by Wilkie Collins
read in September, 2011
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I listened to this book on the Craft-Lit podcast. I can't remember when I finished, I'm guessing September. Anyways, I really enjoyed it. I like the style of using different points of view and I l liked all the strong and different characters. I also ...more
Bea rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Brontë
read in June, 2013
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I read this as a teenager and then listened to it on the Craftlit podcast. Even though we live in very different worlds I found it easy to relate to Jane as a character and really enjoyed this book.
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