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text 2017-07-14 00:26
Out of My Comfort Zone
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World - Andrea Wulf,David Drummond

I've never done a buddy read or joined a book club before, so this is new territory for me. I started listening about an hour ago and so, far, I'm enjoying the book and the experience. Still, I'm not quite sure how all of this works, but I'm sure I'll figure it out.


I will say that this is a very interesting read considering that I just finished listening to a Great Courses lecture series on the Industrial Revolution. There is a certain amount of overlap in the two discussions.

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text 2016-08-10 15:16
A Passion for Books: A Book Lover's Treasury of Stories, Essays, Humor, Lore, and Lists on Collecting, Reading, Borrowing, Lending, Caring for, and Appreciating Books - Harold Rabinowitz,Rob Kaplan

Murder by Death wrote about this one and I just had to have it. I don't know where I am going to put it, but I had to have it, hardbound, no less.



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review 2016-07-21 21:02
Everyman's Reading Shakespeare
How to Read and Understand Shakespeare - Professor Marc C. Conner

He has an interesting approach to Shakespeare--presenting certain themes (which he calls tools) to look for in Shakespeare's work. I'm trying to decide if he offered anything new or just a codification of what I think I've already known about Shakespeare's work. In any case, it seems a good approach for the Shakespeare-phobic.


So, Professor, three stars with plus another half for your enthusiasm and love of the Bard,

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text 2016-07-08 13:07
Add this one to the DNF pile
Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare's Plays - Tina Packer,Nigel Gore
The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome - Susan Wise Bauer

Official declaring these two DNF mostly because I'm just tired of listening to them and don't feel like trying to get back into them.



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text 2016-05-15 01:17
The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland - Jim DeFede

I'm jumping on the bandwagon. I almost stayed up all night reading this. The only thing that stopped me was plans for a busy Saturday--and needing to be bright eyeed and bushy-tailed to face the day. Can't wait to get back to it..

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