This is Wild

I’m about half way through Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, and will go ahead and recommend it to you. It would have to get really bad in the second half of the book to offset how good the first part is, so I feel confident in making this recommendation. If you’ve done even a little backpacking, there […]

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great books

The last three books I’ve read were all great. The first one was Uncertain Path by Bill Tweed.  We had the good fortune to meet Mr. Tweed during our stay at Bear Paw High Sierra Camp. On the way home, we stopped at the visitor center at Grant Grove, and they had this book. It […]

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knowing when to quit

I’m on the horns of a dilemma regarding a book.  I started reading this based on a recommendation of a co-worker, who said it was similar to another book we’d both read, Arthur Phillips’ Prague.  But it’s nothing like that book, as it turns out.  The outline of the story sounds like it would be […]

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too big to edit

Mellowcat is reading a book about the financial crisis, and we’re noticing quite a few typos and redundancies. This is always a concern when reading an account that’s supposed to be fact-based. Could be that they were rushing this to print for the holiday bookselling season, but still. He re-introduces Long-Term Capital Management several times […]

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