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Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
really liked it
If you read only one book on animal cognition or cognitive ethology, make it this one. If you've read a bunch, as I have, read this anyway. There are ...more
Oct 05, 2016
Sep 12, 2016
The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too)
it was amazing
Oh. Oh. My. Gosh. Too simple to be so true, and surely not perfect for everyone, but goodness, perfect for me. For the first time in five blinking dec ...more
Oct 27, 2017
Oct 27, 2017
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)
it was amazing
Oh goodness. Terrific. Aliens! Female peoples! Adventure! Humor! *Good* peoples! I don't know if it's the most literary thing I ever read, or the most ...more
Jun 09, 2017
Oct 30, 2016
Feb 06, 2016
The Essays of E.B. White
it was amazing
Especially for "Mr Forbush's Friends...."
Ok, wow. So many observations, some made eight decades ago, are still relevant. The very first, ab
Sep 17, 2017
Jun 12, 2017
The Public Library: A Photographic Essay
it was ok
Rural Nevada (I live in Carson City, part of the rural NV consortium) well-represented... because ordinary successful libraries don't interest Dawson. ...more
Nov 30, 2016
Nov 30, 2016
Please, Mr. Panda
really liked it
Judging by the reviews of those who have shared this with children, the target audience and I agree that this is effective, and funny. I have long pre ...more
Jan 18, 2017
Dec 23, 2016
My Life as a Book (My Life, #1)
really liked it
3.5 stars rounded up because I absolutely love that the message that, just because a kid is tagged with the 'reluctant reader' label, doesn't mean he ...more
Nov 25, 2016
Nov 18, 2016
2016 on Goodreads
Tried to take my shelves and reviews to Leafmarks, but they shut down in June. So I'm back. But I have lots of reviews of pre-June 2016 reads at Libra ...more
not set
Jan 01, 2017
Life of Pi
it was ok
Give me a break. Martel can, sometimes, choose good words and string them together pleasingly. And some ideas here are worth making a movie out of. Bu ...more
May 06, 2017
May 06, 2017
True Notebooks
it was amazing
Oh for cripes sake. Salzman is genius. He keeps writing about things I imagine myself to have no interest in, and I keep falling under his spell and b ...more
Jan 12, 2016
Jan 13, 2016
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