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Amir D. Aczel – Finding Zero

July 28, 2015

LibraryThing Early Reviewers26. Finding Zero: A Mathematician’s Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers by Amir D. Aczel (2015)

Length: 256 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction

Started: 28 May 2015
Finished: 31 May 2015

Where did it come from? LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers program.
Why do I have it? I like history of science, so I thought I’d give this one a chance.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 02 Feb 2015.

I’ve got 99
problems but a history
of 0 ain’t one.

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Sharma Shields – The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac

July 27, 2015

LibraryThing Early Reviewers25. The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac by Sharma Shields (2015)

Length: 400 pages
Genre: Literary Fiction / Fantasy-ish Magical Realism

Started: 20 May 2015
Finished: 27 May 2015

Where did it come from? LibraryThing’s Early Reviewer program.
Why do I have it? The “my mother abandoned me for Bigfoot” premise caught my eye.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 15 December 2014.

Having your mom run
off with Bigfoot will put a
crimp in your childhood.

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Laura McHugh – The Weight of Blood

July 24, 2015

24. The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh (2014)

Length: 336 pages
Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Started/Finished: 19 May 2015

Where did it come from? Bought from Amazon.
Why do I have it? Book club pick.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 25 March 2015.

Small towns can hide big
secrets… ones that Lucy might
wish she didn’t know.

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Lynn Shepherd – The Pierced Heart

July 23, 2015

LibraryThing Early Reviewers23. The Pierced Heart by Lynn Shepherd (2014)
Charles Maddox Mysteries, Book 4

Read my review of book:
2. The Solitary House
3. A Fatal Likeness

Length: 256 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery

Started: 15 May 2015
Finished: 18 May 2015

Where did it come from? LibraryThing’s Early Reviewer program.
Why do I have it? I’ve liked Lynn Shepherd’s previous books.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 20 November 2014.

Charles won’t believe that
the bled-dry girls were killed by
vampires… but then who?

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Kara Cooney – The Woman Who Would Be King

July 22, 2015

LibraryThing Early Reviewers22. The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt by Kara Cooney (2014)

Length: 296 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction, History

Started: 27 Jan 2015
Finished: 14 May 2015

Where did it come from? LibraryThing’s Early Reviewer program.
Why do I have it? I don’t know enough about Egyptian History as I’d like to, so this sounded interesting.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 03 November 2014.

Women in power?
Hatshepsut ruled two thousand
years before Queen Bess.

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Ruth Ozeki – A Tale for the Time Being

July 21, 2015

21. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (2013)

Length: 422 pages
Genre: Literary Fiction

Started: 27 March 2015
Finished: 10 May 2015

Where did it come from? Bought from Amazon.
Why do I have it? It was my book club’s pick for April, but I’ve had several friends recommend it as well.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 26 January 2015.

A journal that can
connect two people across
the years and ocean.

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Garth Nix – To Hold The Bridge

July 20, 2015

38. To Hold The Bridge by Garth Nix (2015)

Read By: Christian Coulson, Steven Crossley, Michael Crouch, John Lee, Polly Lee, Davina Porter, Raj Varhma, Nicola Barber, Raphael Corkhill, and Roger Wayne
Length: 13h 25m (416 pages)

Genre: Short Stories, Fantasy (some Science Fiction), mostly but not exclusively Young Adult

Started: 30 June 2015
Finished: 11 July 2015

Where did it come from? From the publishers for Review.
Why do I have it? I like Garth Nix, and really enjoyed his previous short story collection, Across the Wall.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 17 June 2015.

Vampires, the Old
Kingdom, aliens, and more:
this book’s got it all.

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