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Robin rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Life After Life
by Kate Atkinson
read in March, 2014
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I liked this book because it was a good story (err.. should I say stories?) It's well-written and has my favorite themes: foreign cultures (English and German, some learning about history (I learned more what life was like during the bombing of Londo...more
Robin rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony
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This is a charming book about Lawrence Anthony's relationships with elephants. The relationships are very real and deeper than I had previously thought possible between a man and an animal. It is so well written that incidents that would have not se...more
Pilgrim's Wilderness by Tom Kizzia
" If I could give this book 6 stars I would! This is a fascinating read and it was hard put down to make dinner or pay bills etc. I have so many connections to this book having lived in a Alaska, and having relatives in New Mexico. If you want to ge... " Read more of this review »
Tuna by Richard Ellis
" The content of the book is very interesting. Tuna are being over-fished worldwide, and the state of global fisheries is dire. I enjoyed the book for informing me about the issues, but there was nothing special about the writing. "
Robin rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Yellowfin by Mark Brown
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I enjoyed this book. The story isn't fantastic, but it kept me interested. Just having gotten back from Hawaii (Oahu and the Big Island, where the story takes place), I found it especially fun to read. I am always interested in other cultures, other...more
The Last Lone Inventor by Evan I. Schwartz
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Robin rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Last Lone Inventor by Evan I. Schwartz
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This book is about Philo T. Farnsworth, who invented television. It's how an individual inventor can basically no longer invent something and make money from it, as the big corporations must be involved. David Sarnoff, from RCA, stole Farnsworth's i...more
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Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth
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I enjoyed reading this book about midwives in the 1950's in England. I enjoyed reading about the different kinds of people living London's East End slums.
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El Tango de La Guardia Vieja by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
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About a cultured, wealthy lady, Mecha Inzunza, who meets an uncultured, un-wealthy man, Max, from the slums of Buenos Aires on a transatlantic boat. Max has learned over the years working for wealthy people how to act and dress in a cultured manner....more
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"I loved this book. Max is a charming man who isn't comfortable with a long-term relationship, so he can't marry Mecha, even though he admits he loves...more "
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