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The Shape of Desire
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Lucy Lucy said: " I don't like first-person present-tense narratives, but I like the author so I'll persevere, though it may be slower going than usual with her. "

 

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The Story of Christianity by Matthew Arlen Price
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Excellent book covering the history of Christianity from the beginning to the modern day. Focusing mainly on Catholics and Protestants, it also covers the various Orthodox churches. While it focuses on the Western world, there's quite a bit on the re ...more
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Knitting Around by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Knitting Around
by Elizabeth Zimmermann
read in July, 2016
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A sort-of biography with knitting. Elizabeth wants to teach everybody how to analyze their knitting and do their own thing, instead of blindly following someone else's pattern (even hers).
English Elizabeth, aka Betty, Lloyd-Jones went to Germany to
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Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
Every Heart a Doorway (Every Heart a Doorway #1)
by Seanan McGuire (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2016
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Nancy is one of the children who one day fell out of the world into another world, where she felt more comfortable. But one day she was sent back to her parents, who don't want her to have changed. But she has changed, so they send her to Eleanor Wes ...more
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Across the Great Barrier by Patricia C. Wrede
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Having finished her schooling, Eff (Francine) Rothmer continues to work at the college menagerie, working with natural animals like the mammoth, and also magical ones like golden firefoxes. When an expedition goes across the Great Barrier that magica ...more
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A Study in Sable by Mercedes Lackey
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Nan Killian and Sarah Lyon-White, friends and now on-their-own roommates, go their separate ways in this one. Sarah, a medium, attempts to help an opera singer beset with ghosts. Lower-class Nan isn't invited. She goes with Sherlock Holmes's Dr. John ...more
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Hitler in Paris by Don Nardo
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This book is a good reminder of how people choose to have themselves portrayed in pictures. It's also a reminder that a real person took the photo. Adolf Hitler had a personal photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann, who captured many iconic photos during th ...more
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Those Who Hunt the Night by Barbara Hambly
Those Who Hunt the Night (James Asher #1)
by Barbara Hambly (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2016
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Professor James Asher is blackmailed into helping a vampire find out who is killing his fellow vampires. These aren't the romantic vampires of much modern fiction, these are the terrifying ones. But he must help or his wife and servants will suffer. ...more
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The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
by Katarina Bivald (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2016
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A woman from Sweden journeys to a small town in Iowa to meet her elderly pen pal Amy Harris, only to arrive on the day of Amy's funeral. Persuaded to stay, she decides to pay back the local people for their kindness by opening a bookstore with Amy's ...more
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Cast in Honor by Michelle Sagara
Cast in Honor
by Michelle Sagara
read in June, 2016
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I love this series, even though it seems very convoluted and sometimes deliberately opaque.
But the different races are fascinating and it's interesting how their eye color changes with their mood, except for the humans of course. It's nice to have a
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The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
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How habits form, how we can change them. Starbucks, Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoa, the civil rights movement, swimmer Michael Phelps. how to understand ourselves and why we do some things without actually planning them.
chapters are in groups: The habi
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