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Walden by Henry David Thoreau
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State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
State of Wonder
by Ann Patchett
read in February, 2012
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This book is easy to get hooked into. I wasn't thrilled about the ending, particularly not at first. But after sitting with it for a while, and some discussion at book club, I can see what Patchett was doing. She addresses big questions in this book...more
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Winged Obsession by Jessica Speart
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At first I wasn't sure I'd like this book, but it turned into a real page-turner. It is loaded with interesting information on wildlife law enforcement. People do really awful things to animals, and the criminal she writes about is fascinating. I had...more
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The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
The Writing Life
by Annie Dillard
read in January, 2012
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I swallowed this little baby whole on a long car ride Saturday. It was a wonderful glimpse into a talented writer's inner workings. I wish I could write from a secluded cabin in the woods!
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Suburban Safari by Hannah Holmes
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It took a little reading for me to love this book--I think because I had just finished Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and Dillard's language was still haunting me. But once I let go of Dillard and got into Suburban Safari, I really started enjoying it. Holm...more
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
by Annie Dillard
read in January, 2012
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It was beautiful, engrossing, and thought-provoking. Nothing I can say about this book will do it any justice. It makes me happy to be alive!
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Truth And Beauty A Friendship by Ann Patchett
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I have been putting this one off for a while because it's so sad about what happened to Lucy Grealy. But I read it over the weekend and there's so much I could say about it. I read Autobiography of a Face about a year ago and loved it, as sad as it w...more
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