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Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami
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Fascinating story with clear, interesting characters. Easy to get sucked into this read.
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In His Majesty's Service by Naomi Novik
In His Majesty's Service (Temeraire, #1-3)
by Naomi Novik (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2016
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I am genuinely surprised I like this series so much. I not a huge fan of historical fiction, and the Napoleonic wars are not really an era that holds much interest for me. But these novels really click along, and the characters as well as the story l ...more
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Excession by Iain M. Banks
Excession (Culture, #5)
by Iain M. Banks
read in July, 2016
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This is a good one, very readable. Not my favorite one, but it definitely has parts that stick in my head.
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The Face Of Battle by John Keegan
The Face Of Battle
by John Keegan
read in July, 2016
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Okay, I heard this was a classic and it sounded interesting. I just simply could not read it, and I tried to get through the first two sections. Maybe it's the style of writing, but I kept thinking "Get to the good part!" and then I couldn't find the ...more
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Academic Exercises by K.J. Parker
Academic Exercises
by K.J. Parker
read in July, 2016
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I'm not a huge fan of short stories, even collections of interconnected ones like this one is (barely). Too many short stories seem gimmicky, designed to give that "pow" at the end that proves how clever the author his. Lots of the pieces here are qu ...more
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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Buried Giant
by Kazuo Ishiguro
read in July, 2016
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Truly lovely book, in a way that speaks about relationships, especially long ones. The ending is a little ambiguous, but there's a lot that's ambiguous here.
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Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, 4th Edition by Marc Weissbluth
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Not all that impressed with this book's advice. One good point is that you only have to read your relevant chapters, not the entire book, cover to cover. The book's advice for our almost-2-year-old is not all that extensive, though. Also, I wasn't pa ...more
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Heavy Words Lightly Thrown by Chris  Roberts
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Didn't actually finish this book, in fact, only made it to page 49, and it isn't like this is a very robust tome. I was looking for a book on the origins of nursery rhymes, and while this book wasn't terrible, it was just a little too speculative and ...more
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