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Imprudence by Gail Carriger
Imprudence (The Custard Protocol, #2)
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Ambition and Desire by Kate Williams
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Sometimes when I don't love a book, I go and read other people's reviews to see if maybe they didn't like the same thing and figured it out for me. Unfortunately, often when you read reviews on a biography, you get things like: "I thought this was a ...more
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Dead Men Do Tell Tales by William R. Maples
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This was cool. You should read this.

It is seriously gross. You should know how gross it is. At time, Maples is a bit overly flowery with his language--like he thinks this is how you should write a book. Then he get into this subject and all the unnec
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Why the Earth Quakes by Mario Salbadori
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I really need a geology shelf.

This book did not feed my need for an in-depth look at how Krakatoa exploded, how Plinian eruptions work, and the internal structure of a pyroclastic flow.

It did really nothing. And why the last chapter is all about the
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From Splendor to Revolution by Julia P. Gelardi
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Well this was a book.

[end review]

It's not that this was a bad book. It's not. However, it's not life changing moving or what not. It's just kinda there with a bunch of facts about people who I felt absolutely no connection with. Perhaps the subject m
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The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5)
by Rick Riordan (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2016
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In my defense, I really thought I had already read this. Then my daughter, who was reading it, was making references to stuff happening--and I wasn't remembering ANY of it. Thankfully GoodReads kept me honest.

I think I started it, got distracted, an
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The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1)
by Rick Riordan (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2016
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Thus begins the deluge of book reviews I haven't had a chance to write--strap up kids, because we're going to be on the road a while.

First off, new rule. Pre order books...ONCE. I currently have three copies of this book because I would think "ooh, I
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014 by Daniel Handler
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Asleep by Molly Caldwell Crosby
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I unabashedly love medical history. I find the whole "finding a cure" and "discovering a treatment" some of the best stories of human achievement. It's wonderful to read about what the human mind can accomplish.

The best part about these books is they
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The Fall of the Dynasties by Edmond Taylor
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Omigod, did this book take a long time to get through. I have never longed more for an extensive bibliographic essay to take up the last 100+ pages. By page 300, I had read too much to quit, yet had 200 more pages to go. It was disheartening to say t ...more
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Douglas Adams
“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time

Emmuska Orczy
“The weariest nights, the longest days, sooner or later must perforce come to an end.”
Emmuska Orczy

Douglas Adams
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Jane Austen
“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Oscar Wilde
“One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.”
Oscar Wilde

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