Category Archives: summer reading

School’s summer reading: a few quick reviews

The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done about It. Collier, Paul. Oxford, 2007 My favorite of the summer readings, and the only one I would go out of my way to suggest to … Continue reading

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Also on the reading list…

See today’s NY Times review THE MEDIA RELATIONS DEPARTMENT OF HIZBOLLAH WISHES YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East by Neil MacFarquhar First Chapter    And the required reading list for school: Bacevich, Andrew J. The … Continue reading

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Summer reading wish list

Overqualified by Joey Comeau The Man Who Loved Books too MuchBy Allison Hoover Bartlett Wicked Plants: the Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical AtrocitiesBy Amy Stewart (review to come) The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood The … Continue reading

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Gods Behaving Badly

Gods Behaving Badly: A Novel by Marie PhillipsPublisher: Little, Brown and Company December 2007 I’ve tried to make a point of only travelling with books that I haven’t already read and this week I was pleasently surprised by this habit. gods … Continue reading

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Few new books but plenty of reading

The danger of working in a bookstore is that I bring home more books than I can possibly read. This was made obvious to me while attempting to pack all my books to get ready to move. Because of limited … Continue reading

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