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Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
Men Explain Things to Me
by Rebecca Solnit
read in February, 2017
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Achingly funny and achingly devastating. I recommend the first chapter to everyone (men and women) -- it's laugh-out-loud funny, while surfacing unpleasant realities about gender. Subsequent chapters move from mansplaining to stark statistics on rape ...more
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The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
by Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2017
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Enough people I respect liked this series to get me to try it, despite the cover art. And it's roughly as enjoyable as other fantasy series; this novel gets bonus points for having both a male and a female protagonist, and, shocker, they're not roman ...more
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Heads in Beds by Jacob Tomsky
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Like Kitchen Confidential without having to put up with Anthony Bourdain. The author reveals tricks from his twenty years of hotel service. Most you'll probably never use (like emptying out your minibar immediately on check-in and then switching room ...more
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Sous Vide at Home by Lisa Q. Fetterman
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Beautiful photos and accessible recipes; easy to read cover-to-cover. The eggs florentine are fantastic.
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The City & the City by China Miéville
The City & the City
by China Miéville (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2017
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Police procedural set in a fascinating context: two adjacent cities in which the citizens must ignore each other. Areas of the cities overlap, with citizens on one side of the street "unseeing" citizens of the other city a few steps away. Any recogni ...more
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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2017
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Boring parable. At least it was short.
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The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Virgin Suicides
by Jeffrey Eugenides
read in January, 2017
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Beautifully written story of the suicides of the five Lisbon daughters over the course of a year, told by neighborhood boys who lionized the girls but never bothered to tell them apart. Though the narrator hints that their exhaustive evidence-collect ...more
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Poofthorn by Lada Adamic
Poofthorn
by Lada Adamic
read in December, 2016
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Cute, short sciencey adventure for young readers. Best parts include the kids' measurements of grass and the modern family roles (scientist moms and a nurse dad).
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A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
A Tale for the Time Being
by Ruth Ozeki (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2016
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Engaging plot with a hint of magic realism, a devastating look at teen bullying, and multiple generations' perspectives on suicide. A 16 year-old Japanese girl working in a "French maid cafe" in Akiba writes a diary that later washes up on a remote C ...more
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A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
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A novel full of "tell" instead of "show."
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