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January 2020
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As Moonlight Reader and Darth Pony Pedant noted, there's a bug in the system that currently doesn't let you record any readin...
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2019 was a good reading year. I read about 270 books (I’m pretty sure that a few of my re-reads didn’t make it into my calcul...
BookLikes Reading Challenge: Merle wants to read 50 books in 2020.
Merle has read 0 book(s) out of 50 books in
2020 Reading Challenge
January 2020
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reviewed: The Invention of Air by Steven Johnson
This short book is partly a biography of Joseph Priestley, a prolific and divisive 18th century figure who made influential d...
The Invention of Air - Steven Johnson
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January 2020
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The one "revolution" I would like to see happening in the book world is that we all reconsider how we are thinking about book...
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I can't say that 2019 has been a favourite year, or even a good one, but there have been some wonderful moments, and I have m...
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May 2020 be filled with much happiness, love, and great books for us all. To those of us for whom 2019 was not a good year, ...
text: The Best 10 Books I Read in 2019
Ordinarily I love to criticize, but the end of the year is my time to reflect on the best books I read during the year, and r...
Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes - Tamim Ansary Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir - Jean Guerrero Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions - Johann Hari The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures - Anne Fadiman In the Country: Stories - Mia Alvar 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus - Charles C. Mann Among the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming - Inara Verzemnieks Clear Light of Day - Anita Desai Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War - Helen Thorpe Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India - Sujatha Gidla
December 2019
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Black Watch tartan: modern (left), ancient (top right) and Gordon (bottom right) patterns. My favorite tartan already exist...
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Part of my library -- these days, consisting only of the books I started collecting in the U.S. and after returning to German...
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King Charles I has been condemned to die in the winter of 1649. John Hutchinson is one of the 59 men to sign his death warra...
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First things first: shout-out to the resident Fierce and Friendly Dragon! And speaking of firsts, the first dragon who insp...
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By far my favorite troll-like being is Kokopelli, the hump-backed flute-playing trickster god of the Hopi and the Anasazi. L...
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Famous first words -- Harriet Vane upon being woken by the St. Lucia maidens on December 13: "I ...