Tag Archives: history

Three Things I learned

The Bone Labyrinth by James Rollins; 2015; $27.99; 471 pages; William Morrow, New York, NY; 978-0-06-238164-4; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Fairview; 12/16/15-12/20/15 Spanning the globe to bring you the constant adrenaline of a good thriller is the Bone Labyrinth.  Genetically modified creatures, the onset of human intelligence, the relationship between animals and humans, the […]

Suffering Sophomore Slump

Codex Born, Magic Ex Libris, Book Two by Jim C. Hines, 2013; $24.95; 326 pages; DAW Books, Inc, New York, NY; 978-0-7564-0816-9; Fiction; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Woodstock;2/11/14-2/12/14 Why did I pick this up?  I had read the first book in this series and was looking forward to this one. What is the story? […]

Stevie Wonder nailed it!

A Brief History of Thought, a philosophical guide to living by Luc Ferry; 2010; $14.99; 282 pages; Harper Perennial, New York, NY; 978-0-06-207424-9;purchased from Amazon.com; 11/5-11/9 Why did I pick this up?  It is the book the corner reading society is meeting to discuss next weekend, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have finished it. What is the […]

Refresher course of WWII

Eyewitness World War II by Simon Andrews; 2004; $15.99; 72 pages; DK Publishing, London, England, United Kingdom; 0-7566-0743-4; j940.53 A217w;Checked out from Multnomah County Library, Albina; 5/20-5/21 Why Did The Whole World Go to War?  and other questions about World War II by Martin W. Sandler; 2013; $12.95; 30 pages; Sterling Childrens Books, New York, NY; […]

Been under it many times

Golden Gate, The Life and Times of America’s Greatest Bridge by Kevin Starr; 2010; $23.00; 215 pages; Bloomsbury Books, New York, NY; 978-1-59691-534-3; 624.230979461 S7963g; Checked out from Multnomah County Library, Gresham; 5/20-5/21 Why did I pick this up?  Because next month I am driving down the coast of California and will be crossing the Golden […]

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