Tag Archives: recommended to me

Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing © 2018 Delia Owens 368 pages ‘There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.’”  – Aldous Leopold, The Sand County Almanac They called her the Marsh Girl. Abandoned in a decaying … Continue reading

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Ship of Rome

Ship of Rome© 2009 John Stack368 pages             Three hundred years before it became an empire, the Roman Republic started its ascension toward power when it took on the Carthaginian state  for control of first the island of Sicily, and … Continue reading

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The Good Guy

The Good Guy© 2007 Dean Koontz400 pages “Good guys finish last, Tim.” “Maybe not if they stay in the race.” Tim Carrier’s just an honest working man who enjoys relaxing at a local bar in the evenings, exchanging insults with … Continue reading

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Beautiful Minds

Beautiful Minds: The Parallel Lives of Great Apes and Dolphins © 2008 Maddalena Bearzi, Craig B. Stanford 368 pages As this was a personal reccommendation from a friend, I opted to read it before continuuing in Saylor’s Roma sub Rosa … Continue reading

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The Quiet Game

The Quiet Game© 1999 Greg Iles576 pages Caitlin Masters: “God, I’m trapped in a Southern gothic novel!” (p. 204) Wow. I have rarely been as transfixed by a book as I have in the past two days while reading The … Continue reading

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Persian Fire

Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West© 2005 Tom Holland418 pages After reading Holland’s Rubicon, blogger ResoluteReader recommended that I read Persian Fire as well. I have an interest in the various Persian and Babylonian … Continue reading

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Deer Hunting with Jesus

Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America’s Class War© Joe Bageant 2007267 pages + acknowledgments One of the benefits of living in a university setting is that I’m constantly surrounded by people who are reading idea-centered books. One such book … Continue reading

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