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The Twenty-Ninth Day, Alex Messenger

The Twenty-Ninth Day, Alex Messenger

Surviving a Grizzly Attack in the Canadian Tundra. I give this book 3-4 stars. I felt the author was a little full of himself, but otherwise it was an engaging adventure read.

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The Wave By Susan Casey

The Wave By Susan Casey

Enjoyable book. Not really a chronological story, but a collection of events. Before reading this, I didn't know about this relatively recent community of people seeking big waves. "Jaws," "Egypt," "Ghost Tree," etc. Very interesting. It's a worthwhile read.

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Into The Abyss, Carol Shaben

Into The Abyss, Carol Shaben

This book is about a plane crash in Canada, and how it affected the lives of the survivors. I found it a little hard to follow, at times. I think the author sometimes used the men's' last names, and other times their first names. It was not the page turner I was...

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The Book of Eels, Patrik Svensson

The Book of Eels, Patrik Svensson

Five stars for this little book! The beginning about eels and the author’s childhood was enthralling, followed by a somewhat boring middle, but the the last few chapters veer in to heart-felt spirituality. It’s translated from Swedish, which gives it a quaint European...

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Midnight in Chernobyl, Adam Higginbotham

Midnight in Chernobyl, Adam Higginbotham

The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster. April 25, 1986. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and learned how old nuclear reactors were crazy dangerous, but many were built, anyways. I learned that the unfolding disaster destroyed the Soviet Union.

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A sailor’s Story, Sam Glanzman

A sailor’s Story, Sam Glanzman

Third book. I didn't like the forward or the Introduction, but the book itself was OK. Lots if iconically drawn WWII scenes of ships and soldiers. It wasn't a page-turner for me, but the longer it has been since I read it, the more I like it.

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 The Fascinating History of this Site

This Foray in to WordPress started on or about 11/26/2017. It’s ramblings about running, computers, and sometimes food.