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In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides
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Incredible story, so well written by Hampton Sides using the journals from the crew, ship logs, and newspapers, and well read by Arthur Morey. Have a map handy. Too bad scientists/explorers in 1879 didn't have a good one.
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Thrush Green by Miss Read
Thrush Green (Thrush Green, #1)
by Miss Read
read in August, 2016
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Pleasant small town village life when the fair comes to town.
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Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
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The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
by Maria Semple (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2016
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I think I'd like to see a movie made from this book, but I did not really enjoy reading it. It was only worth 2 hours of my time, not a whole three weeks. My favorite quote is found in the missing letter to Bee from Bernadette. In her discussion of t ...more
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The Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown
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I read "The Boys in the Boat" last year and listened to it again this year while traveling to the Sierra Nevada Mountains so my husband could also learn the story. Then I thought it was time to find something else written by Brown. I already knew a l ...more
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
" I'm halfway through reading this book and not sure I'm liking it. Maybe the narration made the difference. should I continue? "
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No Nest for the Wicket by Donna Andrews
No Nest for the Wicket (Meg Langslow, #7)
by Donna Andrews (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2016
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I was reading information about Reston, VA (where I lived for 30 years) and saw that this award winning author lives there. I got a kick out of some of the titles of her books and decided to give one a try. I was disappointed with "No Nest..." and pr ...more
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The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows
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The Gauguin Connection by Estelle Ryan
" Thanks for mentioning that I could get this free on my Kindle "
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Albert Camus
“Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.”
Albert Camus

“To my thinking, a great librarian must have a clear head, a strong hand, and, above all, a great heart. And when I look into the future, I am inclined to think that most of the men who achieve this greatness will be women.”
Melvil Dewey

Rose George
“This is why the Liberian waiter laughed at me. He thought that I thought a toilet was my right, when he knew it was a privilege.
"It must be, when 2.6 billion people don't have sanitation. I don't mean that they have no toilet in their house and must use a public one with queues and fees. Or that they have an outhouse, or a ricety shack that empties into a filthy drain or pigsty. All that counts as sanitation, though not a safe variety. The people who have those are the fortunate ones. Four in ten people have no access to any latrine, toilet, bucket, or box. Nothing. Instead, they defecate by train tracks and in forests. They do it in plastic bags and fling them through the air in narrow slum alleyways. If they are women, they get up at 4 A.M. to be able to do their business under cover of darkness for reasons of modesty, risking rape and snakebites. Four in ten people live in situations where they are surrounded by human excrement because it is in the bushes outside the village or in their city yards, left by children outside the backdoor. It is tramped back in on their feet, carried on fingers onto clothes, food and drinking water.
"The disease toll of this is stunning. A gram of feces can contain 10 million viruses, 1 million bacteria, 1,000 parasite cysts, and 100 worm eggs...”
Rose George, The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters

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“It is only a novel... or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best-chosen language”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

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