Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: Storey’s Guide To Raising Llamas

Storey’s Guide To Raising Llamas, by Gale Birutta This book is an all-business look at raising llamas. In fact, as part of a series of books that deals with farming, this particular series has established a reputation as being a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hobby Farms Llamas & Alpacas

Hobby Farms Llamas & Alpacas: Keeping A Small-Scale Camelid Herd, by Sue Weaver This book is funny. Whether or not you have any intention of owning some llamas or alpacas for various purposes, and I must admit that I don’t, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Como Te Llamas?

Como Te Llamas?: Everyday Llamas You Might Know, by Kristin Llamas This book is not quite what one would expect, and if it’s not a very serious book in any way, it is certainly an enjoyable look at llamas. In … Continue reading

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Book Review: Open Book

Open Book, by Jessica Simpson As an artist, Jessica Simpson has always been one of those b-level singers who had modest success but whose main contribution to the cultural zeitgeist has been her cluelessness about tuna as being the chicken … Continue reading

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Book Review: Somebody To Love?

Somebody To Love?: A Rock And Roll Memoir, by Grace Slick with Andrea Cagan I left this book feeling I knew more about Grace Slick than I knew beforehand, but liking her a good deal less, if that was possible. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?

Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?, by Steven Tyler This book is not a bad memoir as far as memoirs of rock stars go. If you have read this sort of material before [1], you know how this … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Traveller’s History Of Ireland

A Traveller’s History Of Ireland, by Peter Neville It has always puzzled me about the blind spots that exist in books about Ireland. I am a great fan of C.S. Lewis, and have appreciated his literature since I was young, … Continue reading

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Book Review: O’Brien Pocket History Of Ireland

O’Brien Pocket History Of Ireland, by Breandan O hEithir When you are writing a small book about Irish history or any other subject, it makes sense to ponder the extent to which one’s coverage is going to be biased by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Malachy McCourt’s History Of Ireland

Malachy McCourt’s History Of Ireland, by Malachy McCourt Ultimately, this book is hindered by the fact that it is not really a historical work so much as it is someone’s thoughts and stories told in a generally but not necessarily … Continue reading

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Book Review: Of Plymouth Plantation

Of Plymouth Plantation: Bradford’s History Of The Plymouth Settlement 1608-1650, by William Bradford This book is a vitally important book to read when it comes to understanding the self-perception of American settlers of New England during the key period when … Continue reading

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