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The Crossing (Vintage International) by Cormac McCarthy
The Crossing (Vintage International)

Mila, January 1, 2012

As always, Cormac McCarthy delivers an incredible book in The Crossing. It's intense, full of soul and darkness, but comforting in a way. I'll be reading this one again and again.
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Now Go Home: Wilderness, Belonging, and the Crosscut Saw by Ana Maria Spagna
Now Go Home: Wilderness, Belonging, and the Crosscut Saw

Mila, August 15, 2011

If you like the Pacific Northwest woods (mostly the west side), you'll appreciate these essays. If you've ever held seasonal, outdoor jobs, you'll also appreciate these essays. A good smattering of back-to-the-land ethics along with interesting anecdotes make for a pretty good read. Plus, it's short and quick, so why not support a new author and give it a try.
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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)

Mila, August 15, 2011

What a gripping tale! I started listening to The Hunger Games on audio and had to switch to print by the end so I could find out what happened faster. The story is wonderfully told, the characters are engaging, the descriptions phenomenal, and the action is very exciting. Just be aware, you'll be out of commission for a few days until you've finished!
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Corelli's Mandolin by Louis De Bernieres
Corelli's Mandolin

Mila, January 3, 2011

Corelli's Mandolin was a surprise to me. The movie is a bit along the lines of corny romantic drama so I wasn't expecting much from the book. But it turned out to be a book read with a dictionary, internet for translations, and a very active mind. It was fantastic! Very deep philosophically, interesting characters, a lovely, twisting and turning storyline, and Bernieres used a switch in perspectives masterfully, bringing everything together in the end in a beautiful finish. I really enjoyed this book.
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Don't Shoot the Dog: The New Art of Teaching and Training by Karen Pryor
Don't Shoot the Dog: The New Art of Teaching and Training

Mila, June 25, 2010

For as much as it seems odd to read a non-fiction book about animal training for pleasure, Don't Shoot the Dog is great! Whether you have animals, people, or even yourself as a project, you'll soon find you didn't even know the half of it when it comes to getting behaviors you like to stick around happen again. Karen Pryor is a personable and knowledgeable author who tells what she knows in an easy to follow, anecdote spattered manner. If you're looking for something interesting and incredibly useful, give Don't Shoot the Dog a try!
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