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Travels with a Donkey (Atlas Pocket Classics)
Travels with a Donkey (Atlas Pocket Classics)

Viviann, April 19, 2013

Still as fresh as when it was written in 1878, maybe more so given today's frantic pace, this short memoir of a walking journey through the mountains of southern France is full of arm chair travel charm, vividly bringing to life the adventures of camping with a donkey, encounters with the people met on the way, and general observations by a compelling author, Robert Louis Stevenson.
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The Days Are Just Packed: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection (Calvin and Hobbes) by Bill Watterson
The Days Are Just Packed: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection (Calvin and Hobbes)

Viviann, August 15, 2012

I love this book. So relevant, so funny, so inspirational. (Apparently there is a parallel universe.)
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Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch
Sensational Knitted Socks

Viviann, August 15, 2012

This book is sensational! It has clear explanations, patterns with directions for knitting with dpns, 2 circulars and 1 circular, AND it teaches how to choose elements you like in constructing perfect-fitting socks with the yarn you like. If you are into figuring out sock construction for custom socks, this is the book for you. If you aren't, it's still a great book. Go for it!
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Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
Cleopatra: A Life

Viviann, August 6, 2012

I love it. History made easy with juicy gossip about other writer's perspectives as well as Cleopatra herself, and reliable notes to back it all up.
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Blue Nights by Joan Didion
Blue Nights

Viviann, January 19, 2012

Joan Didion can write, as her husband told her in "The Year of Magical Thinking," an account of the first year of her widowhood. Here she goes after what may seem a more macabre subject: loss of her daughter, of time past, and of functioning that comes with aging. She examines the grief brought by time's passage from an honest and very personal perspective, which turns out to be a lot shorter than Proust. Nonetheless, it packs a punch, on topics not quite taboo, but not widely addressed, as it opens a window on her life.
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