These characters and their stories are tough, touching, and humorous. With a beautiful western setting and a wistfulness at love's limitations, it gets better with every read. [Raissa]
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My reading habits swing from children’s literature and young adult to classics and nonfiction, with the occasional novel. Let me know of any good beginner graphic novels and I’ll try something new. My all-time favorite author is Frank Herbert, pulling slightly ahead of Jane Austen, along with Laura Ingalls Wilder, Barbara Kingsolver, Ursula K. Le Guin, Helen Hooven Santmyer, and Mary Stewart. Quirky investigators like Malcolm Gladwell are quickly making a place in my heart.
Krakauer brings professional and personal scrutiny to a mountaineering disaster. It is an intense account, a visceral and haunting book that kept me up half the night. [Raissa]
This is the incredible tale of a smart, tough, and courageous girl, defying odds with all her strength. That is was inspired by a true story makes it even more impressive, and very moving. [Raissa]
For fans of true crime and northwest history, Tim Egan brings his storyteller's flair to two tales: the original mystery and its uncovering. [Raissa]
It's irreverent, funny, subversive, opinionated, curious Vonnegut, casting a wry eye over society and its unsettling future. My favorite Vonnegut. [Raissa]
Kondo's philosophy of inspiration and joy is infinitely more exciting than typical attempts at cleaning and purging. An inspirational approach to tackling material excess. [Raissa]
This is so much to explore here - historical, literary, famous, anonymous, funny, touching, rousing, behind-the-scenes correspondence - and wonderful reproductions of the original items.
This investigation into how we treat aging & the aged raises interesting practical & philosophical questions. It invites broader thinking about autonomy, the role of medicine, and how we approach death. [Raissa]
A mind-bending exploration of imagination:
how we see characters, landscapes, and more when reading. Illustrations
and quotes light up the concepts & techniques behind the magic of reading. A perfect example of a book you have to hold in your hand, flip through, and pore over. [Raissa]
PostSecret is always so intriguing! Here is the latest collection of postcards written by ordinary folks who divulge a secret they've never told anyone. It gives us a little thrill to peek into someone's psyche, and the cards themselves are marvelously creative. [Raissa]