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Make Me by Lee Child
Make Me (Jack Reacher, #20)
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If you've never read a Jack Reacher novel, this is a good thriller and you will enjoy it.

If you are already a Reacher/Child fan, I offer a more nuanced analysis:

I've complained before about Reacher books occasionally getting to be revenge/torture po
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The Oven by Sophie Goldstein
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Evocative world building for a such a slim book, but not much plot.

An intriguing short story that doesn't really go anywhere.
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The Game's Not Over by Gregg Easterbrook
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I've enjoyed watching football more after following Easterbrook's Tuesday Morning Quarterback columns on various sites, most recently the NY Times. There is an intelligence, humor, love of history and a broad knowledge of the world in his writing; st ...more
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Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
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So there's a lot of filler, but it's Mindy Kaling so even the filler is funny.

Early in the book she suggests that her readership is women or gay guys who got the book from their even gayer friend. May I suggest that there are also people who loved h
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Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell
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Russian Olive to Red King by Kathryn Immonen
Russian Olive to Red King
by Kathryn Immonen
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I love Stuart Immonen's art but I was not thrilled with this story. There wasn't that much to it. That said, I could study his drawings of the dog or the sky or the landscapes for hours.
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Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales by Nathan Hale
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Excellent graphic novel that gives a sense of the horrors of slavery while being entertaining and accessible to kids. Art is serviceable and clear.
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In Me Own Words by Graham Roumieu
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The Madwoman in the Volvo by Sandra Tsing Loh
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On the verge of 50, Sandra Tsing Loh knew she had to make some changes. She thought the gym might help and took a class called Fitness Scramble:

"In five-minute and thirty-second and sixty-second bursts, over a hip-hop music mix punctuated by the soun
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