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Marie Marie said: " Another great addition to the pop-science Freakonomics-style books. Honestly, I just love this stuff. There are things you have to take with a grain of salt, but it does give you a lot to think about. (Also, download Dan Ariely's lecture from the Lon ...more "

 
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"have made it to ancient Egyptian art, w00t!" May 20, 2013 09:20AM

 

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If This Is a Woman  by Sarah Helm
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This one gets 4-stars only because I rate based on how much I enjoy the reading of the book, not on literary merit alone. And make no mistake: this is a hard book to read. It's long, yes, but more than that -
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Searching for God Knows What by Donald Miller
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I think you're either going to love or be annoyed by Donald Miller's style; but what I love about his books is his tendency to stand things you think you understand on their head until you see them in a completely new way.
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Designing and Planting a Woodland Garden by Keith Wiley
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Lovely and inspirational photos; lots of ideas for plants I wouldn't have thought of.
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Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace by Kate Summerscale
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In the Wake of the Plague by Norman F. Cantor
" Eh, many goodreaders also hate one of my favorite series of all time (Outlander). there's no accounting for taste. ;) plus: BLACK DEATH! "
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In the Wake of the Plague by Norman F. Cantor
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Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace by Kate Summerscale
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No real answers, but I suppose that's real life.
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The Sorcerer's Apprentices by Lisa Abend
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I'm not a fan of molecular gastronomy - it's just not my style, in a number of ways - but it makes for some fascinating reading.

The thing that surprised me most? The throw-away line about how "of course, most three star restaurants lose money." ???
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The Just City by Jo Walton
The Just City
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A wonderful novel of ideas, expertly blending myth, history, and the future. Basically it's one giant thought experiment, and it's awesome.
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Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace by Kate Summerscale
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Elizabeth Peters
“A lady cannot be blamed if a master criminal takes a fancy to her.”
Elizabeth Peters, The Hippopotamus Pool

Judy Blundell
“I drove in last night,' he said. 'I couldn't sleep, it was too hot. So I went outside. I was feeling melancholy. Then I danced with a beautiful girl, and I felt better. What's your story?”
Judy Blundell, What I Saw and How I Lied

John Green
“…because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.”
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Diana Gabaldon
“Getting up once in the dark to go adventuring is a lark. Twice in two days smacks of masochism.”
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

Shauna Niequist
“I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud. And I don't want to get to the end, or to tomorrow, even, and realize that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and errands and receipts and dirty dishes. I want to eat cold tangerines and sing out loud in the car with the windows open and wear pink shoes and stay up all night laughing and paint my walls the exact color of the sky right now. I want to sleep hard on clean white sheets and throw parties and eat ripe tomatoes and read books so good they make me jump up and down, and I want my everyday to make God belly laugh, glad that he gave life to someone who loves the gift.”
Shauna Niequist, Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life
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