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July
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Laila Lalami, Tayeb Salih, Denys Johnson-Davies
N.K. Jemisin
Jacqueline Rogers, Beverly Cleary
October 2016
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October 2016
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September 2016
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August 2016
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July 2016
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July 2016
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May 2016
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March 2016
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March 2016
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March 2016
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reviewed: Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
I'll give it four stars for the first six lessons, and give it a free pass on the seventh - which isn't a lesson at all, or e...
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics - Carlo Rovelli
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March 2016
9
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March 2016
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February 2016
21
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February 2016
18
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February 2016
13
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January 2016
26
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January 2016
17
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November 2015
27
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November 2015
16
reviewed: On Human Nature: Essays in Ethics and Politics
Schopenhauer's super smart and all, but man, what a grump.
On Human Nature: Essays in Ethics and Politics - Arthur Schopenhauer, Thomas Bailey Saunders
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November 2015
12
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November 2015
9
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October 2015
6
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September 2015
13
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September 2015
12
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August 2015
26
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August 2015
4
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July 2015
26
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July 2015
5
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June 2015
27
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June 2015
2
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May 2015
31
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April 2015
25
reviewed: The Quick
I gave this one a full 350 pages before finally giving it up -- I guess because the first 100 pages were so good, I was sure ...
The Quick - Lauren Owen
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April 2015
19
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March 2015
28
reviewed: The Neverending Story
It's possible I'm just too nostalgic about the movie to judge the book fairly, especially reading it for the first time when ...
The Neverending Story - Roswitha Quadflieg, Michael Ende, Ralph Manheim
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March 2015
14
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February 2015
28
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February 2015
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February 2015
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February 2015
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February 2015
14
reviewed: Strangers on a Train
This is a good book I probably would have liked more if I hadn't first read The Talented Mr. Ripley. That's the problem with ...
Strangers on a Train - Patricia Highsmith
reviewed: 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests
There's just no substitute for the real thing. Take the full tests, under actual timed conditions, and do it over and over ag...
10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests - Law School Admission Council
reviewed: The God Delusion
The first time I tried to read this book, I gave it up within about three pages, convinced that it was far too narrowly focus...
The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
reviewed: Three Trapped Tigers (Latin American Literature Series)
This is not the first Latin American novel to which I suspect I would give five stars, were I only smart enough to fully comp...
Three Trapped Tigers (Latin American Literature Series) - Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Donald Gardner, Suzanne Jill Levine
reviewed: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
I gave it almost 200 pages, and I still didn't care about the story or anyone in it. Occasionally, two or three pages would p...
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
reviewed: The Guide
I'm not at all sure how I "feel" about this book. I never felt exactly compelled by the story or the characters, though I bec...
The Guide - R.K. Narayan, Michael Gorra
reviewed: Botany for Gardeners
An impressively readable introduction to botany, which I really do feel will make me a better gardener.
Botany for Gardeners - Brian Capon
reviewed: Little People Cars, Trucks, Planes, And Trains; My Little People Farm; My Little People School Bus (My Little People A Lift The Flap Play Book, 3 Book Set)
I'm not a big fan, but my son (now 2 1/2) has loved these for a very long time, and I guess that's what counts.
Little People Cars, Trucks, Planes, And Trains; My Little People Farm; My Little People School Bus (My Little People A Lift The Flap Play Book, 3 Book Set) - Fisher-Price Inc.
reviewed: Personal Pleasures
This one's not so much for reading as for savoring, bit by bit. Macaulay has a way of describing the pure, sensuous pleasures...
Personal Pleasures - Rose Macaulay
reviewed: Gallop!
Four or five stars for the "scanimation," which is pretty cool; one or two stars for the text, which is pretty lame. Fortunat...
Gallop! - Rufus Butler Seder
reviewed: One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees?
If you are in human resources, and it has never occurred to you that employees might be happier if they think they're doing s...
One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees? - Frederick Herzberg
reviewed: Football Uncyclopedia: A Highly Opinionated Myth-Busting Guide to America's Most Popular Game
A few interesting facts buried under an avalanche of failed attempts at wit and/or cleverness.
Football Uncyclopedia: A Highly Opinionated Myth-Busting Guide to America's Most Popular Game - Michael Kun, Adam Hoff
reviewed: The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil
I have a feeling if I'd read this as part of a collection, I would have liked it more. I'm pretty fond of Saunders' work, gen...
The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil - George Saunders

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