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About nathanalbright

I'm a person with diverse interests who loves to read. If you want to know something about me, just ask.

Book Review: Blue Pastures

Blue Pastures, by Mary Oliver Discretion can be respected in a writer.  Here the writer is rather private about her personal life, something I can certainly respect, and feels free to include a great deal of fragments from her prose … Continue reading

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Book Review: Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide

Old Age:  A Beginner’s Guide, by Michael Kinsley Sometimes if you know enough about someone you would avoid reading their books.  Such is the case here.  The author is someone I didn’t happen to know about when I picked up … Continue reading

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The Island That Loves Michael Bolton

One of the more odd aspects of my time here in St. Vincent so far is the way that the island has shown itself to be fans of Michael Bolton.  How is this so?  Let me recount the ways.  A … Continue reading

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Book Review: Indoor Plants For Beginners

Indoor Plants For Beginners, by Anja Flehmig, with photos by Friedrich Strauss Sometimes you can tell when a book is trying to push a bit of an agenda when it comes to how one takes care of plants.  As someone … Continue reading

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Book Review: Houseplant Basics

Houseplant Basics, by David Squire & Margaret Crowther This book is certainly what it sets out to be, an easy to read and basic book about how to grow vibrant and beautiful houseplants.  The title page promises help in selection, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Growing Healthy Houseplants

Growing Healthy Houseplants:  Choose The Right Plant, Water Wisely, And Control Pests, by Ellen Zachos If this book was not an astounding read, it was at least a solid one whose merits are easy to appreciate.  A great many of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cat High: The Yearbook

Cat High:  The Yearbook, by Terry Deroy Gruber One would think that it’s not too hard to make compelling parody material about cats.  Cats are naturally pretty entertaining animals to watch and to read about and there are many funny … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Make Your Cat An Internet Celebrity

How To Make Your Cat An Internet Celebrity:  A Guide To Financial Freedom, by Patricia Carlin with photography by Dustin Fenstermacher It is unclear whether this book is meant to be taken seriously or not.  We live, after all, in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book

Grumpy Cat:  A Grumpy Book:  Disgruntled Tips And Activities Designed To Put A Frown On Your Face, by Grumpy Cat As most people are aware of, I am greatly fascinated by memes, and cat memes are no exception to this … Continue reading

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Exploring Bequia

One of the odd aspects of St. Vincent life is the way that pronunciation becomes such a vexing problem, which is not totally surprising when you have an island whose names are mixed between English, French, and Crib antecedents, none … Continue reading

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