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Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
by Alison Bechdel
read in December, 2015
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The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin
The Three-Body Problem
by Liu Cixin (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2015
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It won the Hugo! It's written by a Chinese person in Chinese, what's not to like!

It's pretty difficult to discuss the Three-Body Problem without spoiling parts of the plot. One part that doesn't spoil is the VR simulation of 3-Body where various scie
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The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
The Complete Persepolis
by Marjane Satrapi
read in October, 2015
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Picked this up because I've heard of the movie adaptation and also because it was part of a graphic novel best of list.

Great graphic novel of the Iranian Revolution through the eyes of a little girl. It definitely captures the fear, uncertainty, elat
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Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton
Hark! A Vagrant
by Kate Beaton
read in November, 2015
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I saw Kate Beaton (literally just saw her) at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda this year and decided to pick this up at the library and read it.

I was generally aware of Kate Beaton, because of some of the web comics creators I follow on Twitter. I've
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Get What's Yours by Laurence J. Kotlikoff
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Heard about this book on Planet Money and decided to borrow it so I could see if I could help my parents' with their social security. Turns out I was about a month late and my mom already filed. XD

Anyway, this is a book about a few of the tricks you
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Vietnamerica by G.B. Tran
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"A man without a history is a tree without roots".

I spotted this book in the library and decided to take it for a spin. This is the story of G.B. Tran's family, how they lived in Vietnam, how they came to the United States, all because he went back t
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The Residence by Kate Andersen Brower
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Heard the author on the Kojo Nnamdi show and was intrigued by the book.

The author was a writer who was on the White House beat for a bit. When she went on maternity leave, she started watching Downton Abbey and saw the parallels between the upstairs/
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