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The Age of Wonder by Richard  Holmes
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Excellent history of some fascinating science. Also, a really wonderful biography. "Age of Wonder" is meant to describe a time period (before the Victorian era) where scientists were motivated by a sense of wonder. Holmes does a really nice job demon ...more
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The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley
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There is so much good stuff here. I'm really excited for the potential for future books in the series. There were wonderful character moments, too. But, it felt like a lot of this book was just setting up the next books and not as compelling on its o ...more
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Lasso the Wind by Timothy Egan
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Timothy Egan is one of my favorite writers on the West. Each chapter addresses a different location and environmental/cultural issue. The introduction didn't really grab me, so don't be put off by it. The rest of the book is fantastic. Even though th ...more
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A Guide for the Perplexed by Dara Horn
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The two halves of the story (modern and historical) didn't seem to weave together as tightly as her other books. But, I really liked the theme of memory in both stories. It was a really smart look at how memory has changed with technology, but also, ...more
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Hunter's Moon by Dana Stabenow
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Oof. Not my favorite. It all seemed so abrupt. Even putting aside the major character development, the book seemed to wrap up so lightening fast once the action ended. Hopefully the fallout (emotional and otherwise) will be addressed in the next book ...more
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How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely
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Really funny critique of popular fiction and publishing. Loved it!
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TV (THE BOOK) by Alan Sepinwall
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Great television criticism. Also, a wonderful review of television history. And, a bunch of fun.
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Pirate King by Laurie R. King
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Hmm, not my favorite of the series. Too much Pirates of Penzance and not enough Mary Russell.
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Over Tumbled Graves by Jess Walter
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I really enjoyed this one, especially because of the Spokane setting. I wish Walter would revisit this character.
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Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

W.B. Yeats
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
W.B. Yeats

Madeleine L'Engle
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
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