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Day 761 January 31 2011

In 5th line on January 31, 2011 at 10:20 am

“Even our Asians are Russian.”~~Absurdistan: A Novel by Gary Shteyngart

Misha is forced to return to his homeland after his criminally-minded father is murdered. Now, he’s stuck in Absurdistan.

Day 760 January 30 2011

In 5th line on January 30, 2011 at 10:14 am

“On the other his expression was pale and gentle, and with this hand he offered an olive branch.”~~The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher by Debby Applegate

The good, bad and ugly of Beecher’s life.

Day 759 January 29 2011

In 5th line on January 29, 2011 at 10:53 am

“It was delivered dismantled, brought into the house in sections, and they began thinking where to put it.”~~Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

A classic love story set again civil unrest.

Day 758 January 28 2011

In 5th line on January 28, 2011 at 10:44 am

“If I hear some strange noise, I tell the mechanic about it.”~~To the Last Man: A Novel of the First World War by Jeff Shaara

Another saga from Shaara, this time about World War I.

Day 757 January 27 2011

In 5th line on January 27, 2011 at 10:41 am

” ‘I don’t see why not, as long as you’re careful not to break anything.’ “~~Mistletoe and Murder: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery  by Carola Dunn

A Christmas mystery.

Day 756 January 26 2011

In 5th line on January 26, 2011 at 10:36 am

“Or did the bird itself evolve toward smallness – a shrinking ratite, descended from moa-sized ancestors – while the egg stayed as it was?~~The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution by David Quammen

A lively book about Darwin and his work aboard the Beagle.

Day 755 January 25 2011

In 5th line on January 25, 2011 at 10:29 am

“It was to these machines that his books accorded the reverential photographs which previous architectural writers had reserved for cathedrals and opera houses.”~~The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton

How architecture affects our mood.

Day 754 January 24 2011

In 5th line on January 24, 2011 at 10:20 am

“As well as their letters.”~~A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon

The love affair between Claire and Jamie continues.

Day 753 January 23 2011

In 5th line on January 23, 2011 at 10:11 am

“According to widespread reports it might seem to be an accessible region, but, put to the test, this view is almost completely fallacious; persons of rank, although unwilling to track down the truth, are not ashamed to tell falsehoods because they cannot bear to admit their ignorance.”~~Natural History: A Selection by Pliny the Elder

A view of the world….

Day 752 January 22 2011

In 5th line on January 22, 2011 at 10:05 am

“Fair river!”~~Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales by Edgar Allan Poe; edited by Patrick F. Quinn

The genius of Edgar Allan Poe – in verse and prose.