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text 2017-12-18 21:02
Reading progress update: I've read 67%.
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

I tried to collect my thoughts, but I was stunned.

 

 

Me too, Pip, me too.

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text 2017-12-17 14:07
Reading progress update: I've read 63%.
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

Look at her so hard and thankless, on the hearth where she was reared!

 

Miss Havisham sounds like my mother! :)

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review 2017-12-17 09:16
The Great Quake
The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet - Henry Fountain


When I was eleven years old, the big Sumatra earthquake and following tsunami on Boxing day shook the world with its devastating power. However, it also shook my interest into geology and tectonics. So when I came across The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet I was immediately curious.

I have to admit that I was completely unaware of this earthquake, although its significance became clear very quickly, with the new techniques that had been developed recently even if the human and material loss was relatively low due to it happening in a scarcely populated area.

Henry Fountain gives a rather complete overview of the different aspects surrounding the 'great quake', looking at it from many different points of view. However, I thought rather a lot of the book was filled with human interest stories which somehow made it feel a little overdramatic. It also took a long time to get to the actual quake and its aftermath. However, I thought it was an interesting book and I would definitely recommend it to those interested in earth quakes and geology.

Thanks to Blogging for Books for providing me with a free book in exchange for an honest review!

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text 2017-12-16 21:35
Reading progress update: I've read 58%.
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

Poor old Joe. He's such a sweet man. I really hope he's okay after

the death of Pip's sister.

(spoiler show)
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text 2017-12-12 16:00
Reading progress update: I've read 49%.
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

In my conscience, I doubt very much whether I had any lingering intention left of going to see Joe

 

 

That's my question answered, then. I'm not sure if I like Pip all that much anymore...

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