Category Archives: Lit

Review: Stiff

I now know what gibbeting is. Thanks, Mary Roach. But, I also know that there is a company in Sweden that is perfecting the art of freeze drying and disintegrating human remains so that they may provide fertilizer for a … Continue reading

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Review: The Eyes of Willie McGee

This is a book I found on audio at my local library. After Christmas, I like to read (or listen to) something about all the terrible ways in which people treat each other as a counter balance to the warm … Continue reading

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Finding things to read

At the end of last year when I was setting goals for this year I decided that I should try to merge some of my interests in order to cut down on the number of things competing for my time. … Continue reading

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Review: Vampire Academy

This is another book that I got from the public library. I picked it up because it was on that Buzzfeed list about books one should read before the film comes out. This is set in a world where there … Continue reading

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Review: Zealot by Reza Aslan

I’ve known for a long time that Jesus was a revolutionary figure. And, that the historical Jesus was alive during turbulent times in Palestine. And, even before Resa Aslan made the circuit of TV talk shows where he defended his … Continue reading

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Review: Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff

I borrowed this book from the Erie County Public Library as an audio book to make my drive from Iowa home more pleasant. Cleopatra was an interesting lady. She was Queen of Egypt and managed to ensnare two of the … Continue reading

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Book Lists

So, I made this promise to myself that every other book I read this year would be non-fiction. I did this because the world is an interesting place and, to paraphrase 20th century philosopher Ferris Bueller if you don’t look … Continue reading

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Review: Beautiful Creatures

I have this…we’ll call it a habit. The habit is I love supporting characters and I tend to really hate main characters. For example: Edward and Bella blow but the werewolves, other vampires and Bella’s dad rock. This is problematic … Continue reading

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Review: Over Sea, Under Stone and The Dark is Rising

This is another one of those books that was recommended to me for my book list. Although, let’s be honest. I’ve had this recommended to me over and over and over again since the very first day I started working … Continue reading

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Review: Skinny Bitch

So, I read this book in the Spring and it was just what I thought it would be: vegan motivation (ish). The goal of the book is to encourage to move from eating bad animal-rich junk to better animal-free junk. … Continue reading

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