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Films: A Syntopticon Project

For those who are familiar with the writings about reading by Mortimer Adler, to engage in syntopical reading is to read a large amount of books about the same subject in order to have a context by which to judge … Continue reading

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Book Review: House Held Up By Trees

House Held Up By Trees, by Ted Kooser It is not uncommon for odd poems (or song lyrics) [1] to be turned into full-length illustrated books, and that is exactly what this book is.  Admittedly, this book is a lot … Continue reading

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Book Review: Color: Light, Sight, Sense

Color:  Light, Sight, Sense, by Mortiz Zwimpfer I honestly do not know if I would have read this book had I not been casting a wide net for a reading challenge I took to read several German books in translation.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Expressionists

The Expressionists, by Wolf-Dieter Dube I read this book, which is definitely out of my usual reading pattern [1], and which I read because it is a work translated by German and I took a challenge to read a certain … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Book Of Memory Gaps

The Book Of Memory Gaps, by Cecilia Ruiz From time to time I enjoy picking up quirky books at the library, and this debut book from the author/artist is certainly quirky.  That said, this is the sort of book whose … Continue reading

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Book Review: Everyone Out Here Knows: A Bigfoot Tale

Everyone Out Here Knows:  A Bigfoot Tale, with words by William Stafford and illustrated by Angelina Marino-Heidel As someone who is fond of cryptozoology [1] and who has read a wide variety of William Stafford’s work [2], there is much … Continue reading

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Product Review: Sibley Birds Of Land, Sea, And Sky

Sibley Birds Of Land, Sea, And Sky:  50 Postcards, by David Allen Sibley [Note:  This product was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Clarkson Potter.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I am not sure exactly where this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zen Camera

Zen Camera:  Creative Awakening With A Daily Practice In Photography, by David Ulrich [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Watson-Guptill.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] When I first read this book I was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do…But You Could Have Done Better

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do…But You Could Have Done Better, by Hilary Campbell [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Net Gallery/Animal Media Group.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Most people have experienced the pain … Continue reading

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Book Review: Downward Dog

Downward Dog:  Series Haiku From A Very Serious Dog, by Samm Hodges & Phineas Hodges [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Net Gallery/Animal Media Group.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As a deeply melancholy person … Continue reading

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