Reflections
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Strange and dangerous though its world might be...
Strange and dangerous though its world might be, I was fascinated to be back in the technologically ...
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Butter: A Rich History includes science, social and culinary history, far flung travel adventures, f...
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Literary Wonderlands explored in gorgeous and thoughtful detail
This is a truly beautiful book, with gorgeous color illustrations on almost every page 2-page spread...
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Gripping account of Churchill's prison escape, but even more fascinating insights into history
As she’s already proved in The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic, Candice Millard really kn...
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Ancient local religions in modern India
I just finished re-reading this amazing book--here's my original review from 2011: The religions m...
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What I read (and listened to)
Inspired by the upcoming summer release of the last book in Jo Walton's Thessaly Trilogy, which tell...
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Favorite books of January, part 3
When Lucy Honeychurch arrives in Florence she’s feeling peevish and disappointed. After travelling ...
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Favorite books of January, part 2, three more books I loved
1) Powerful, poignant, and deep, Speak has an unusual structure, weaving together six narrative voic...
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Favorite books of January, part 1
Intense, memorable, and deeply captivating, Planetfall manages to be character-driven and idea-fille...
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Witty novel on 1930's Britain
The Demon in the House is the third book of Angela Thirkell’s Barsetshire novels, and I wasn’t sure ...
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