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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »

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In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
In a Sunburned Country

Sarah, July 23, 2007

I read this book a few years ago and since then it has passed through every member of my family and I am still entertaining friends with stories from the book. Bill Bryson brings his familiar writing style to a truly amazing country with tales of animals that can not only kill you but ones that almost destroyed the whole country, a political culture that is as hilarious as it is serious, and true appreciation of Australia's numerous amazing cities and rural areas.
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A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
A Short History of Nearly Everything

Sarah, July 19, 2007

This book is an extremely enjoyable read, even for those who have no interest in science. Especially fascinating are the little details about the scientists themselves
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The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World

Sarah, March 5, 2007

Ever wanted to know the real story of Johnny Appleseed? (hint: he was growing apples for hard cider, not to eat.) Or what the deal was with the tulip when it was the most powerful currency in the world? or why we plant potatoes, not to mention cannibus?
Pollan skillfully tells the story of how not only we domesticated these plants, but how they domesticated us. A must read for anyone who is interested in food, agriculture, or natural science.
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Bloodsucking Fiends: A Novel by Christopher Moore
Bloodsucking Fiends: A Novel

Sarah, September 18, 2006

After reading another of Christopher Moore's books, i had to have another, and this was an excellent choice. It was entertaining from start to finish, and even now, long after I'm done reading it. Beautiful vampire in San Francisco recruits innocent country boy to help her understand what she is. A fantastic read!!
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Contemporary Russian Prose by Carl Proffer

Sarah, September 16, 2006

Great introduction to some incredible writers. Snowball Berry Red - deserves a place in the top ten of your list of things to do before you die.
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