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Ken-ichi is on page 150 of 311 of The Dinner
Still waiting for the insanity.
Apr 05, 2013 09:30PM 1 comment
The Dinner

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Ken-ichi is on page 212 of 582 of Leviathan Wakes (Expanse #1)
Full space ship addiction engaged.
Jan 07, 2013 11:56PM Add a comment
Leviathan Wakes (Expanse #1)

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Ken-ichi is 41% done with Leviathan Wakes (Expanse #1)
Decent so far, but very firefly.
Jan 06, 2013 08:42PM Add a comment
Leviathan Wakes (Expanse #1)

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Ken-ichi is on page 49 of 653 of Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
Vellum reveined - definitely a good line, Maggi
Jan 02, 2013 10:41PM Add a comment
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)

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Ken-ichi is on page 141 of 342 of World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
Class conflict and job satisfaction in (zombie) wartime America.
Dec 26, 2012 09:39PM Add a comment
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

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Ken-ichi is on page 154 of 272 of Blue at the Mizzen (Aubrey/Maturin #20)
Chess pie, "among the foundation stones of the American cuisine."
Dec 19, 2012 08:18PM Add a comment
Blue at the Mizzen (Aubrey/Maturin #20)

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Ken-ichi is on page 126 of 272 of Blue at the Mizzen (Aubrey/Maturin #20)
Why don't *I* ever meet any hot, available, women who watch birds in the nude?
Dec 19, 2012 02:47PM Add a comment
Blue at the Mizzen (Aubrey/Maturin #20)

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Ken-ichi is on page 124 of 531 of The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor
I guess I'm enjoying this more as I read it, but his pomposity is pretty irritating. He rarely directly compares the effects of geography with culture, which should be the crux of each chapter right? Effects of randomness and contingency are never addressed.
Dec 06, 2012 04:10PM Add a comment
The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor

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Ken-ichi is on page 28 of 531 of The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor
For a guy who professes to "prefer truth to goodthink" he seems alarmingly unconcerned with evidence-based argumentation. Ag was delayed in Europe b/c no tools to cut trees? That's a claim that requires proof, or at least a primary citation.
Nov 12, 2012 12:21PM -1 comments
The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor

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Ken-ichi is on page 50 of 259 of The Man in the High Castle
Basically EVERY edition of this book has a great cover... except this one.
Oct 20, 2012 12:30AM Add a comment
The Man in the High Castle

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Ken-ichi is on page 69 of 334 of Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
Honmura An! I've totally been there! Probably bc of reichl's review.
Oct 07, 2012 10:43AM Add a comment
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise

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Ken-ichi is on page 99 of 288 of The Spine of the Continent: The Most Ambitious Wildlife Conservation Project Ever Undertaken
Am I the only one who snickers every time the word "beaver" comes up? I know I'm not.
Oct 05, 2012 09:40PM 2 comments
The Spine of the Continent: The Most Ambitious Wildlife Conservation Project Ever Undertaken

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Ken-ichi is on page 56 of 334 of Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A lot of this is hard to believe, but all good fun. I like that she actually included her review.
Oct 05, 2012 09:39PM 1 comment
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise

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Ken-ichi is on page 40 of 218 of The Gnostic Gospels
Very cool so far. I feel like I could use a bit more background on people Irenaeus and Tertullian, but I guess that's what Wikipedia is for.
Sep 24, 2012 12:01AM Add a comment
The Gnostic Gospels

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Ken-ichi is on page 138 of 220 of Riddley Walker
Pretty good, a bit hard to follow what the heck is going on.
Sep 14, 2012 10:20AM 1 comment
Riddley Walker

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Hate to say it, but Amazon has Goodreads beat on this one: http://www.amazon.com/Avoid-Huge-Ship...
Sep 11, 2012 02:20PM Add a comment

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Ken-ichi is on page 262 of 354 of The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss
Elisabeth returning to nazi Austria: superheroic. Can't believe this only gets one paragraph!
Sep 03, 2012 10:37AM Add a comment
The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss

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Ken-ichi is on page 235 of 354 of The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss
Enjoying more and more, maybe bc of the kids, maybe bc history is becoming more recognizable.
Sep 02, 2012 12:58PM Add a comment
The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss

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Ken-ichi is on page 198 of 557 of Life With Jeeves (Jeeves, #6, 2, & 4)
Still fun, if a bit repetitive.
Aug 31, 2012 10:30PM Add a comment
Life With Jeeves (Jeeves, #6, 2, & 4)

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Ken-ichi is on page 51 of 557 of Life With Jeeves (Jeeves, #6, 2, & 4)
"Death, where is thy jolly old sting?"
Aug 19, 2012 11:22AM Add a comment
Life With Jeeves (Jeeves, #6, 2, & 4)

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Ken-ichi is on page 273 of 608 of Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water
This book is still pissing me off, and yet I continue reading. Sigh.
Aug 14, 2012 11:40PM Add a comment
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water

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Ken-ichi added a status update Jul 26, 2012 11:22AM 4 comments

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Ken-ichi is on page 67 of 608 of Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water
Long, Hollywood-esque piece of dialogue WITH NO CITATION. WTF, is this serious history or isn't it? How do I know whether to trust the author? Just cuz?
Jul 17, 2012 02:47PM Add a comment
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water

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Ken-ichi is on page 48 of 225 of Tomato Red
Why was I wasting time with those other novels?! So good.
Jul 11, 2012 02:10PM Add a comment
Tomato Red

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Ken-ichi is on page 24 of 608 of Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water
So far interesting but un-cited and fairly polemical.
Jul 11, 2012 02:09PM Add a comment
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water

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Ken-ichi is on page 84 of 310 of Chronopolis and Other Stories
Manhole 69, which was neither homoerotic NOR pornographic in nature, was the first story I actually enjoyed in this collection. Guess I'll keep reading.
Jul 08, 2012 11:54AM Add a comment
Chronopolis and Other Stories

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Ken-ichi is on page 225 of 400 of Swamplandia!
Pretty bored with this book, but I keep thinking it's just about to get interesting. Magical realist swamp + theme park wasteland isn't doing it for me.
Jun 29, 2012 12:25PM Add a comment
Swamplandia!

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