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Liddy Barlow Liddy Barlow said: " I struggled through the first 225 pages of this book, trying to make myself like it. And sure enough, just as I was finally getting into it, I had to return it to the library. We shall see if it gets picked up again. "

 

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God in the Wilderness by Jamie S. Korngold
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For a change, I thought I'd read our book club pick on the first of the month, not at the very last minute before facilitating the meeting! This one was a very quick read, and should lead to some provocative discussions. In particular, I'm interested ...more
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Brainiac by Ken Jennings
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I was on Jeopardy in 2006, so it was especially fun for me to read about Ken Jennings' behind-the-scenes experiences. I've been in that green room! I've heard those same jokes by those same contestant coordinators! Unfortunately, there is one importa ...more
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If Grace Is True by Philip Gulley
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This was our July book club selection; it had been on my to-read list for a long time, so I was glad to have the opportunity to read it. I definitely agree with Gulley & Mulholland's thesis -- yes, thankfully, God will save every person, and that ...more
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Farthing by Jo Walton
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The best book I read on my vacation. One of the other reviewers here on Goodreads describes it as "an outstanding allegory on fascism disguised as an alternate history novel disguised as a murder mystery," and that seems very apt. Within the framewor ...more
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A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
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There is only one word in the title that accurately describes this book. Let me give you a hint: it's not "great" or "beauty." What a disappointment! I wasn't looking for timeless literature, just for a fun vacation read, and this wasn't even worth t ...more
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The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
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I'd heard great things about this book, and had been hoping to love it. So, even though it was a fine read, I was still disappointed. Except for a few passages toward the very end of the novel, I remained fairly unmoved by Clare and Henry's love stor ...more
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The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
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An unsettling, very interesting novel. It's set partly in a future were human beings are rapidly perishing from a world-wide plague, and partly in an afterlife where people remain as long as there is anyone still alive who remembers them. I spent the ...more
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Bonk by Mary Roach
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I was a little sheepish about being seen reading this book on the bus, but really: how can you not be interested in this topic? Roach traces the history of sex research, and even takes part in some herself, dragging her poor husband along. I found he ...more
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