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review 2018-06-14 19:44
Under the Dome by Jason Dick
Under the Dome - Jason W. Dick

Have you ever wondered what the inside of the White House and other capital buildings in Washington DC looks like? Who the people are inside of these buildings? Or just what goes on inside of them? This is an amazing book of photos. 

 

Jason Dick is giving a us a photo tour of the people, places, and things that go on in some of these buildings. He breaks the book down into chapters. The chapters are not by the building but of the things that happen including feelings. There are chapters on Boredom, Love, distraction, anger, terror and more. 

 

There are pictures new and old. There are pictures of things visitors can see, there are pictures of past presidents and other elected officials and so much more. The pictures show some of the stunning fixtures in these buildings, amazing painted ceilings, statues, and so much more. There are short explanations of each picture. 

 

I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

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text 2018-05-29 14:53
Reading progress update: I've read 79 out of 193 pages.
The Penultimate Truth - Philip K. Dick

oh my goodly goodness, how could this happen?!: a post-apocalyptic “underclass” hoodwinked and held in thrall by...Fake History!!

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text 2018-05-29 02:40
Reading progress update: I've read 36 out of 193 pages.
The Penultimate Truth - Philip K. Dick

sly, weird, and brilliant, so far. my favorite PKD books are Dr. Bloodmoney, Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, and Time Out Of Joint. this one sure has potential...

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text 2018-05-28 17:41
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 193 pages.
The Penultimate Truth - Philip K. Dick

my Summer Reading choices have so far exceeded expectations—The Dead House, and The Sunlit Ambush, so different from each other, both so terrific. let’s keep the high times going; now, the last Philip K. Dick novel I read wasn’t that impressive, but I knew it wasn’t considered top-tier. this one seems to have a better rep.

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url 2018-04-26 19:51
The Great American Read: America’s 100 most-loved books
Anne of Green Gables Novels #1 - L M Montgomery
I, Alex Cross - James Patterson
A Separate Peace - John Knowles
The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White,Garth Williams,Rosemary Wells
Moby Dick - Herman Melville,Frank Muller
The Martian - Andy Weir
The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway

Voting starts May 22 and ends October 2018.  See link for more of the 100 nominees.

 

I'm about this but do wish they had done it by categories or even time periods (I.e., published before 1900, before 1950, before 2000, type of splits).  I agree that those are 100 of the most read, most popular and even most influential books.

 

I just mean it's weird seeing beloved childhood books like Charlotte's Web and Anne of Green Gables up against Carch 22, Then There Were None, and long running contemporary series like Alex Cross and Wheel of Time?

 

Then the hordes of fans for Twilight, Fifty Shades of Gray, Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter  ...

 

(I am not at all disrespecting Harry Potter; frankly I think those books are responsible for an entire generation of readers.  It's just weird to see it up against the other nominees.)

 

How would you vote -- a childhood favorite that made you a reader or your favorite recent read?

Source: www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/books/#
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