Book Report: The Bloodlands Collection

This month, instead of reading one book, I checked out an Amazon Original Series - "The Bloodlands Collection." It is composed of six separate short stories, optimized for the Amazon Kindle with both high quality graphics and an audiobook version. It was free with my Amazon Prime account! Book Titles: The Pirate, Little Slaughterhouse on …

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Book Report: The Sixth Extinction

Book Title: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Author: Elizabeth Kolbert About the Author: This book won her a Pulitzer Prize so I figured that was a good sign! She is a native New Yorker, has written FOR the New Yorker, and is surely a professional science nerd. Main Characters: This non-fiction book covers Elizabeth's journey of …

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Book Report: The Player of Games

Book Title: The Player of Games Author: Iain M. Banks About the Author: Born in Scotland, Banks was named one of the Times' "50 Greatest British Writers since 1945" and has written a series of science fiction novels called the "Culture Series." His wikipedia page indicates that he was pretty obsessed with collecting fancy cars …

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Book Report: The Handmaid’s Tale

Book Title: The Handmaid's Tale Author: Margaret Atwood About the Author: She has written several other novels, although I haven't read them. She looks like a nice lady. She lives in Canada! Main Characters: As always, there are many characters in the book so I'll focus on the main ones. Sorry for spoilers! Offred (June?): Protagonist. …

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Book Report: Whiskey Sea

Book Title: Whiskey Sea Author: Ann Howard Creel About the Author: This author has written several novels, as well as some young adult novels. She is a year younger than my parents. I liked that she had discussion questions for this book up on her website. Main Characters: Oh boy. So many interesting characters. This …

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