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November 2013
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November 2013
14
reviewed:
Not nearly weird enough. Jennings talks to various map enthusiasts, from geocachers to Geography Bee contestants to antique m...
Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks - Ken Jennings
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November 2013
13
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This is a delightfully eclectic book, with piles and piles of surprising information about just-pre-modern daily life. The wa...
The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography, from the Revolution to the First World War - Graham Robb
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November 2013
05
reviewed:
Enjoyable and original. Great mindfuck of a villain and interesting questions raised re. identity, history, loyalty, language...
Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie
finished reading:
November 2013
03
reviewed:
Not going to finish this - a shame, because trains! Meticulously detailed trains and train labour in the late Victorian perio...
The Necropolis Railway - Andrew Martin
finished reading:
November 2013
01
reviewed:
Er, Nazis bad, is the moral of this story? What an overripe mess of a novel, unfortunately. All the components would seem to ...
The Abominable - Dan Simmons
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October 2013
24
reviewed:
Happily prurient. So it's not the most rigorous historical account, but is a seemingly very effective and extremely entertain...
One Summer: America, 1927 - Bill Bryson
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October 2013
14
reviewed:
What? For the most part a slice-of-life type story about the remnants of a destroyed planet settling on another one and tryin...
The Best of All Possible Worlds: A Novel - Karen Lord
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October 2013
12
finished reading:
October 2013
06
reviewed:
Ok. Not overly academic. Some of my other reading suggests that Molz is seen as kind of a cynical hardnose in the microscopic...
Travel Connections: Tourism, Technology and Togetherness in a Mobile World - Jennie Germann Molz
finished reading:
October 2013
02
reviewed:
Thoroughly enjoyed this one, after the slightly mechanical, no pun intended, eighths book. The cast of characters is enormous...
War Master's Gate: The Shadows Of The Apt, Book 9 - Adrian Tchaikovsky
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September 2013
12
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I was surprised by how sophisticated this was, in some ways. It feels much later than 1962. The way Dick constructs the diffe...
The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick
finished reading:
September 2013
05
reviewed: Macroeconomics
Well, it's more readable than Mankiw, but how damningly faint is that praise? Less technical too, which is not terribly usefu...
Macroeconomics - Paul Krugman, Robin Wells
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August 2013
30
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The concept for this - the adventures of an angsty sexbot in a post-human solar system - sounds almost like one of those risi...
Saturn's Children - Charles Stross
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August 2013
25
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I guess i'm the only person who didn't mind the amnesia plot? Given that the Temeraire books are not exactly a font of deep a...
Blood of Tyrants - Naomi Novik
finished reading:
August 2013
19
reviewed:
This continues to suffer from what bothered me in the last installment in the series - less interesting characterization whic...
Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
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Currently reading

Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
Matthew Goodman
The Bloody White Baron: The Extraordinary Story of the Russian Nobleman Who Became the Last Khan of Mongolia
James Palmer
The Bloody White Baron: The Extraordinary Story of the Russian Nobleman Who Became the Last Khan of Mongolia
James Palmer
Raising Steam
Terry Pratchett
Lud-in-the-Mist
Hope Mirrlees, Neil Gaiman, Douglas A. Anderson
State, Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East
Roger Owen
1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West
Roger Crowley
Afghanistan
Louis Dupree
The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan
Lester W. Grau, David M. Glantz
The Great Cat Massacre: And Other Episodes in French Cultural History
Robert Darnton