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“It's like being in love, discovering your best friend.” I cried. I'm still crying. This book is so well written but it is h...
I know we discussed it on Moonlight's awesome post about prizes for bingo this year: Bingo grand prize and a few smaller priz...
text: Essential History Add Ons
1. Destiny Disrupted by Tamim Ansay History with a Muslim focus. 2. 1491 New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus ...
One of the joys of re-reading Terry Pratchett is that different things catch my attention each time. On my current re-read of...
today could turn out to be quite a productive reading day for me - I read Snake from start to finish this morning, and The Ba...
July 2019
text: Essential History Add ons
1. Landscapes of the Imagination Series published by Oxford University Press This series takes a region or a river and deta...
currently reading
reviewed: Some great, some funny, some meh
The best story in this collection is the first by Ken Liu. Liu makes good use of golem lore and applies it to a family vacat...
Unidentified Funny Objects 2 - Alex Shvartsman
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text: Kindle Freebies (at least in the US)
There is another bunch of Endeavour Media for free. Also CRE Mob Nukes CRE WWI CRE Ugihars
During our recent trip to London one of the places we visited was Harrod's. After getting what we where there to buy, I decid...
TRAVEL HISTORY * Colin Thubron - The Lost Heart of Asia (Central Asia; post-USSR trip with historic sidelights) * Mark Twain ...
Reading (Date unknown) by Jan Frederik Pieter Portielje (1829-1908) [x]
finished reading:
July 2019
it seems I’m allowed to suggest a few more books, so: Turkish Reflections, by Mary Lee Settle (9780671779979); Turkey, Hist...

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At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America
Philip Dray