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January
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January 2018
03
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I usually have various reading goals/projects on the go. Here's how they went in 2017: 52 books in the calendar year: YAY! ...
December 2017
23
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reviewed: A meticulous documentation of decline
For some reason, the book cover, etc are not showing up. This review is for the book The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America ...
The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America: A Chronological Paper Trail - Charlotte Thompson Iserbyt
December 2017
16
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Family history overdose. This is why they've printed a family tree at the start!
December 2017
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More legal shenanigans.
reviewed: Best History I've found about the Italian theatre in World War 2
Maybe it's just me, but it seems like the battle for Italy doesn't seem to get as much attention as other areas of World War ...
The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 - Rick Atkinson
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The introduction to The Saga of the Confederates suggests that it is a satire of the Icelandic legal system and indeed a case...
December 2017
04
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There's a strong possibility you haven't heard of Xhenet Aliu... yet. She published a little known collection four years ago,...
November 2017
25
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Various Canadian and U.S. Politicians: We need a cure for autism because it's expensive!Me: Fuck off, you eugenics-promoting ...
November 2017
10
reviewed: In my Top Ten list of History books
This is a wonderful and highly readable book, but do not misunderstand what it is about. The subtitle is completely honest: t...
Africa: A Biography of the Continent - John Reader
November 2017
02
reviewed: Short stories about growing up in the South
Meh. A hit-or-miss collection of short stories, mostly taking place between the 1920's and 1970's, about different authors' p...
Growing Up in the South (Signet Classics) - Suzanne Jones
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September 2017
24
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reviewed: Spitting Blood/ glazing eyes
In all of human history, no infectious disease has claimed more human lives than Tuberculosis ("TB"). The reason for the larg...
Spitting Blood: The History of Tuberculosis - Helen Bynum
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Widsith: The opening of a muuuuch longer work. Readers of tales set down from oral tradition will recognise: Genealogies, ref...