Books

me and my kindle

August 19, 2009

in Books,Other reviews

Long review and impressions of my Kindle 2.

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It’s been a long while since I’ve reviewed a book here. In fact, it’s been a long while since I’ve read an entire book, especially a novel. I received The Conjurer’s Bird as a gift, and found it great bedtime…

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Did you really think (did I really think?) I would post every day on vacation? The days got too long and the photos and experiences too many. We are back in Panama City after a great time in the western…

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I received an awesome book just in time for summer: The Songs of Insects by Lang Elliott and Wil Hershberger. This gorgeous book provides species accounts for 75 North American crickets, katydids, and cicadas, and includes an audio CD of…

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My last book review was of Marie Arana’s Cellophane, one of a number of books I have read that could be considered Latin American fiction or literature. It is a genre I enjoy, and when I ran across Dreaming in…

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The Open Laboratory: The Best Writing on Science Blogs 2006 has just been published at Lulu.com. You can check out the table of contents and see which of your favorite brilliant science bloggers were included. As I previously noted, yours…

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book review: cellophane

November 20, 2006

in Books

Marie Arana’s previous two works, American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood and The Writing Life: Writers on How They Think and Work are both non-fiction. Cellophane is her first work of fiction, following a patriarch and his family as they…

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As an ornithologist, I mostly read bird books that are technical or scientific. So I had not read Laura Erickson’s 101 Ways to Help Birds. I ran into Laura at a recent conference, and she gave me a copy. I’m…

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Awhile back, I asked readers to choose the next book review they’d like to see. What We Believe But Cannot Prove inched out Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent. (For a review of that book, see John’s thoughts and links…

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I saw this meme-ish thing at Snail’s Tales, via Abnormal Interests, and thought I’d play along. Topic = “What is the oldest book you own?” I have a lot of old books, most around the turn of the 20th century….

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