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David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
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    The Bone Clocks

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Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
Loving Frank

smithjes, March 1, 2009

Heart-breaking story of the love affair between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney. It's great to read if you're from Wisconsin or Illinois because there are several cities and projects mentioned. Or, if you have any interest in architecture or design. Or, if you just want to read an excellent story of historical fiction.
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The Big-Ass Book of Crafts by Mark Montano
The Big-Ass Book of Crafts

smithjes, February 24, 2009

Fantastic projects for the experienced crafter. I've made the popsicle stick basket and notebooks as gifts and they have gone over extremely well!
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Interior Desecrations: Hideous Homes from the Horrible '70s by James Lileks
Interior Desecrations: Hideous Homes from the Horrible '70s

smithjes, February 24, 2009

The author of this book is pretty biased when it comes to 1970's design...he hates it. Written with obvious biting sarcasm Lieks rips apart 1970's home decor trends including shag rugs and clear plastic chairs. However, for those who didn't grow up in the 70's, this book is filled with fun and fantastic designs. Maybe not all that practical, but fun nonetheless.
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North and South (Penguin Classics) by Elizabeth Gaskell
North and South (Penguin Classics)

smithjes, February 24, 2009

Sparkling dialogue, classic British romance, and a heroine to aspire to. Just as good as Austen; and this author's female protagonist's greatest achievement isn't even landing a husband!
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The Host by Stephenie Meyer
The Host

smithjes, February 23, 2009

I don't know why this novel has been labeled as "adult," its tamer than Twilight in terms of sexual tension. There are some bigger vocabulary words, but you can always look those up. I found the first act dull, but the second act fantastic; and an interesting study of the effect on morality in times of desperation. The ending is so-so, I would have liked it better without the last two chapters. There are some plot points which feel unnecessary, but you find that in the Twilight series as well. If you like Stephenie Meyer, you'll enjoy this book.
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