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If Dr. Seuss Books Were Titled According to Their Subtexts

(via unemployed-librarian)

It’s my favorite time of year! [Book] Award season. 

The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code

The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code by Margalit Fox
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Anyone interested in language, linguistics, archaeology, cryptology, or women’s history should pick up this book. Margalit Fox writes the obituary Alice Kober never had while at times her own commentary is trite and repetitive at times (she compares everyone in this book to Sherlock Holmes) the writing shines when she is documenting Kober’s work and life. Well worth reading.

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From Ilonka Karasz’s Twelve Days of Christmas

Starting today—and for the next 12 days I’ll be featuring my favorite things of 2013 from holidays books to favorite bookstores and all the bookish things in between. 

Wow I have 700 followers and it’s my birthday! I wish I had books to give away but a giant thank you will have to do.

This is me doing the 30-Day Book Challenge. Epic Fail. In my defense some of the questions were really hard and life got really busy. 

The 30-Day Book Challenge is dead, but I’m back tumblring.  

Yay cats and books. 

Day 22 of the 30-Day Book Challenge  

A book that makes you cry: Lonesome Dove 

I agree with USA Today, “If you only read one Western novel in your life, read this one.” 

Day 18 of the 30-Day Book Challenge  

A book that disappointed you: Beatrice and Virgil 

I had high expectation for this book after reading Life of Pi, needless to say they were not met. 

Day 15… Day 16… Day 17 of the 30-Day Book Challenge  

Favorite Quote from your favorite book: The Color Purple

Day 10 of the 30-Day Book Challenge  

A book that reminds you of home: Womenfolks: Growing Up Down South

I grew up down South and Shirley Abbott captures this perfectly.