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review 2017-08-19 16:13
The Earth Moved by Amy Stewart
The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms - Amy Stewart

The Earth Moved is an overly chatty book that takes a superficial look at the uses of earthworms.  I felt the author spent too much page space regurgitating what Darwin had to say about earthworms and going on about her worm bin and her garden.  There wasn't nearly as much information about earthworms as I had hoped, just generally the stuff one learns in junior high-school biology class and the odd factoid, and no diagrams.  I did however find the chapters on land reclamation and sewage treatment informative.

 

 

 

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review 2017-05-24 07:14
Make Your Own Lunch by Ryan Porter
Make Your Own Lunch: How to Live an Epically Epic Life Through Work, Travel, Wonder, and (Maybe) College - Ryan Porter

This is one of those books you give to high school students or beginning college students.  The author provides motivational stories on making your own decisions about what you want to do with your life aka "make your own lunch".  The book is amusing and well written.  It's not a bad book, but I wonder how realistic some of the advice is.

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review 2017-05-19 18:34
The Secret Library by Oliver Tearle
The Secret Library - Oliver Tearle

The author states that the aim of this book is to "bring to light the lesser-know aspects of well-known books, and to show how obscure and little-known books have surprising links with the familiar world around us".  The book has generally managed to accomplish the stated aims.  This book is a collection of bits of information and commentary (with toilet humour attached) about the best-known and the least-known books ever written in English, European and American literature.  At first I found this book amusing and interesting, after a while it got rather tedious.

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review 2017-05-08 05:39
Dying Games by Steve Robinson
Dying Games (Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery) - Steve Robinson

This is a well-written, fast paced mystery thriller involving genealogist Jefferson Tayte.  Dying Games makes use of the business of genealogical research in an novel concept that is different from the previous Jefferson Tayte mystery novels.  This book deals more with Jefferson Tayte personal history than that of his clients.  I found this book more enjoyable than the last one in the series, and different from the first 4, which I also enjoyed.

NOTE:  This is the sixth book in the Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery series but can be read as a stand-alone novel.

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review 2017-04-03 12:48
Your German Shepherd Puppy Month by Month by Terry Albert
Your German Shepherd Puppy Month by Month, 2nd Edition: Everything you need to know at each stage to ensure your cute & playful puppy gr - Liz Palika,Terry Albert

A straight forward instructional manual for owning a German Shepherd.  The book includes how your GSD matures month by month, from bringing your puppy home, to 12 months.  The book also explains how to deal with house training, other types of training, nutrition, grooming, socialisation, health, vet visits etc.

 

 

 

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