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"Started reading this a few years back & picked it up again. Decent read. Intriguing." Jun 22, 2011 03:32PM

 

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Why We Run by Bernd Heinrich
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3.75 stars

I love the life sciences (indeed, I'm a science writer who focuses on biology/the environment), I'm a distance runner, and I love a good memoir. This book had all of that, but didn't completely come together for me. It would be a difficult
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Free Will by Sam Harris
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I am a stubborn girl, and there are some things I cling to like rope-ladders keeping me from falling into Freddy Krueger's soul swamp, such as possessing some degree of control over my own fate and figuring myself out in a manageable way, but..." Read more of this review »
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War Dances by Sherman Alexie
War Dances
by Sherman Alexie
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For most, this would have been 5 stars. However, Alexie is so great that I hold him to a higher standard. So, it's 4 stars. . .on the Alexie scale.
Mosquito by Andrew Spielman
"Reviewed Feb. 18th, edited Feb. 20th, 2013

Everything you never actually wanted to know about mosquitos. And when I say everything, I mean that. From geographic distribution, to all the parts of the tiny body, via the science of malaria and politic..." Read more of this review »
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My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor
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Why We Run by Bernd Heinrich
“Running is perhaps the most fundamental of all sports, and it is economically the least costly to perform. As a consequence, it is the most democratic and most competitive of all sports because individual merit can prevail despite economic equality. It is a sport for everyone, the whole world over.”
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“Running is perhaps the most fundamental of all sports, and it is economically the least costly to perform. As a consequence, it is the most democratic and most competitive of all sports because individual merit can prevail despite economic equality. It is a sport for everyone, the whole world over.”
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