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Chris Blocker

Literary snobbery and other thoughts by Chris Blocker

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October 2019
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reviewed: Review: Grandma Gatewood's Walk
It's difficult sometimes to separate the quality of a book from the subject of the story. Grandma Gatewood's Walk is a wonder...
Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail - Ben Montgomery
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Sarah Blake is a best selling author who needs a new idea for a book. Her finances are in dire need after spending the money...
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COMPARED TO ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE’S VIVID PRESENCE IN London, Robert Koch’s legacy is rather inconspicuous in his adopted home o...
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*gasps* This has just taken on a new level. Gripping stuff!
text: The Bookmark Episode 1
Need another podcast that talks books? Check out The Bookmark. This week we talk non-fiction with Megan. Listen now
Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster - Adam Higginbotham The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective - Kate Summerscale The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey - Candice Millard Love and Other Ways of Dying: Essays - Michael Paterniti The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness - Susannah Cahalan State of Wonder - Ann Patchett Madame Fourcade’s Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France’s Largest Spy Network Against Hitler - Lynne Olson One Summer: America, 1927 - Bill Bryson
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Aww. This was so good. I think Atwood did a wonderful job of showing us how Gilead came to be, how it was for those who lived...
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September 2019
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August 2019
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text: A slight rant: Adding books
I don't like being a complainer, but I'm finding it increasingly annoying to add new books to booklikes just about anytime I ...
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reviewed: Review: Now Look What You've Done
My feelings about the second book in the Timmy Failure series largely mirrors the first. In Mistakes Were Made, quite a bit o...
Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done - Stephan Pastis
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I arrived back home knackered and probably won't stay up late but thought I'd share a picture of the combined book haul inclu...