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The River of Doubt by Candice Millard
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I don't think saying that I enjoyed this gives the proper feel. It's a terribly dark, scary book. The jungle looms, threatening. The expedition is poorly organized, and much that happens is tragic and doubly tragic because it was avoidable. The decis...more
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The Open Gate by Kate Seredy
The Open Gate
by Kate Seredy
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Equal parts charm and WWII-era propaganda, this book was a sweet reading experience. I loved the Machiavellian grandmother and her farm-wise ways. I loved the reverence for Art as well as Labor that is evident throughout. The story held few surprises...more
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Deluxe by Dana Thomas
Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster
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I want to be more interested in fashion than I am. I want to care. I want to think it's interesting. I want to... oh, hell- this book had nothing much for me, so back to the library with it.
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Carsick by John Waters
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I suspect one must be a Waters fan to dig this book. I'm not, and I didn't. The fiction is dippy, the nonfiction ploddingly banal. I'm not sure why I finished it, other than the fact that it was the only print book in the car. Give it a miss, unless...more
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A Gift of Magic by Lois Duncan
A Gift of Magic
by Lois Duncan (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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Updated. Bah, humbug. Allusions to email grate, in this "updated" version. There's nothing, nothing at all, to be gained from going back and retrofitting a classic. I'm cranky as hell about this.
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