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it is easy to overlook the thought that life just is: as humans we are inclined to feel that life must have a point. we have plans and aspirations and desires. we want to take advantage of all the intoxicating existence we've been endowed with.

A short History of Nearly everything Bill Bryson. I love Bill Bryson! He can write interesting, compelling reading on almost any subject.

Cover for Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything, part of the Human Origins cover collection by Scott Saslow

Cover for Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything, part of the Human Origins cover collection by Scott Saslow

Bill Bryson - A Short History of Nearly Everything ... Funny knowledge about science of something far away to the closest of your atom !!

Bill Bryson - A Short History of Nearly Everything . Funny knowledge about science of something far away to the closest of your atom !

Ten great books

Great Books for a Book Club (or just to read yourself) ~ I've read Room, Never Let Me Go, Glass Castle, Loving Frank and Sarah's Key. Currently reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Volcano by Shusaku Endo https://www.amazon.com/dp/0720614309/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_U_x_ky-wAbXAFDTHM

Volcano by Shusaku Endo. One of my favorite Japanese writers.

I'll admit I skimmed some of this as a teen. I was looking for all the bits with Natasha in them. Loved that sprite.

War and Peace

One of only three books I've read more than twice - enjoyed it every time!

Bride of New France

I met Suzanne Desrochers (Bride of New France, Penguin Group Canada) in a carpool en route to an event in Uxbridge hosted by Blue Heron Books. Suzanne sat in .

Books: A Short History of Nearly Everything, Illustrated | Brain Pickings

A Short Illustrated History of Nearly Everything

Books: A Short History of Nearly Everything, Illustrated | Brain Pickings

Juliana recommends One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson. She says: "Though decidedly not Christmas related in any way, this latest book by Bill Bryson doesn’t disappoint and is a great, easy read for the holiday break. Fascinating and gently humorous, One Summer is an intriguing look into our recent history. Meet America in the roaring 20s!"

LUSCIOUS LIBRARY: My current book wishlist

One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson. Bryson examines closely the events and personalities of the summer of 1927 when America's story was one of brawling adventure, reckless optimism and delirious energy.

The grass harp by Truman Capote  Books#novel#grass#Truman_Capote. My husband played the sherriff in this play in LA. Love the play, too. Ha!

The grass harp by Truman Capote Books My husband played the sherriff in this play in LA. Love the play, too.

Flight Behavior - new Barbara Kingsolver.  (Haven't read it yet, will review when I do.)

Flight Behavior

Barbara Kingsolver / Flight Behavior: Again, why I LOVE Kingsolver! So many threads and issues seamlessly woven into a story that has to be read in one sitting! Flight - as applicable to personal life, global warming, fundamentalists.

Palace Walk (The Cairo Trilogy #1) by Naguib Mahfouz

By Naguib Mahfouz: Palace Walk: The Cairo Trilogy, Volume Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. money back guarantee.

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