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Therese Hart
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I am an art historian, college professor, wife, and mother living in Crystal Lake, IL.
I am an art historian, college professor, wife, and mother living in Crystal Lake, IL.

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Book Review: The Flicker Men by Ted Kosmatka
First line: "I sat in the rain with a gun." Last Line: "I began to write." Message: Physics is cool, scary, and filled with the possibilities to confuse us all, and apparently end this version of reality. Ultimately, man must face his demons, no matter what...

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Book Review: Dust (Silo #3) by Hugh Howey
First Line: "Is anyone there?" Last Line: "I think we can make any damn thing we like." Message: the truth will eventually reveal itself if you keep digging and are persistent (literally and metaphorically in this case). Great series, I really enjoyed it! A...

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Book Review: Shift (Silo #2) by Hugh Howey
First line: "Troy returned to the land of the living and found himself inside a tomb." Last line: "I'd hate for you to hear us coming." Message: technology keeps developing and making things that simultaneously help and harm us, depending on who is using it...

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The Martian by Andy Weir
First line of the book:  " LOG ENTRY: SOL 6 I'm pretty much fucked." Last line of the book:  "This is the happiest day of my life." Message/point of the book: Mars is not for humans, survive no matter what, humor works wonders for your mental state, science...

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The Ones I Quick Rated
Here is a list of the ones I quick rated since the last full review I put on this blog/Goodreads since Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar, which I finished back in April. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness Cahalan, Susannah   * 3.96 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars [ ...

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Book Review: Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of the 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine by Hector Tobar
Non-fiction. I read this in April 2015, immediately after I read  The Southern Tiger by Ricardo Lagos, to further my understanding of Chile and because my department chair recommend it to me. She is also an avid reader but tends to read mostly fiction, she ...

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Book Review: The Southern Tiger: Chile's Fight for a Peaceful and Democratic Future by Ricardo Lagos
Non-fiction. I read this for the faculty book group "Read Around the World" at the college where I teach, in March of 2015. I thought it was an excellent book! Before reading this I knew very little about Chile and its history, its struggle for democracy, a...

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Book Review: Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
Non-fiction. This is sort of a memoir written by the two men showing their different perspectives on how their lives were before they met, how it happened, and their friendship afterward. It was originally for the non-fiction book club at my library in Nove...

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Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Dr. Laura Bates
Non-fiction. Memoir. I read this in March of 2015 because it was posted on one of the digital book databases my library uses, as part of "Big Library Read" ( http://biglibraryread.com/ ), and it sounded interesting, so why not. My husband loves the show Loc...
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