Monthly Archives: September 2013

  1. de Botton, Alain. THE CONSOLATIONS OF PHILOSOPHY

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    September 26, 2013 by ethelfritha

    I completely fulfilled my excitement quota for the day by totaling the car. Or, what is more precise to say, …
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  2. Baggini, Julian. THE PIG THAT WANTS TO BE EATEN: 100 EXPERIMENTS FOR THE ARMCHAIR PHILOSOPHER

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    September 23, 2013 by ethelfritha

      I was looking for this book one night and found BtH on the couch with it. “How is it?” …
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  3. Rakoff, David. DON’T GET TOO COMFORTABLE

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    September 19, 2013 by ethelfritha

      David Rakoff dresses himself up as a modern-day Oscar Wilde, a discerning Wit dispensing his glittering bon mots over …
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  4. Burns, Eric. INFAMOUS SCRIBBLERS: THE ROWDY BEGINNINGS OF AMERICAN JOURNALISM

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    September 19, 2013 by ethelfritha

      To the members of the early American press, I award one million points for situating their tone at the …
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  5. Gould, Terry. MARKED FOR DEATH: DYING FOR THE STORY IN THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS PLACES

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    September 14, 2013 by ethelfritha

    I thought this was a book about war correspondents. It’s not. This is not a book you want to read …
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  6. Buchanan, Edna. THE CORPSE HAD A FAMILIAR FACE

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    September 11, 2013 by ethelfritha

        AAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! Bouncing from Dear Genius to this book was like walking down a pleasant country lane, then turning down …
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  7. Marcus, Leonard S. DEAR GENIUS: THE LETTERS OF URSULA NORDSTROM

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    September 9, 2013 by ethelfritha

      I was not expecting to like this book. For one thing, the cover is the worst thing ever, and …
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