Category Archives: Reviews

Book of the day:

I post a link and a single sentence review or summary to a different book every day. Once a week on Sunday I’ll post a full review or book discussion, tagged with “longreview”.

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A history of the Medieval Warm period, from c. 800 to 1200 CE, emphasizing that the greatest danger from global warming is drought.
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In our house, eating the fruit as you pick it is called “pulling a Sal”.
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The established order of an English country house in the autumn of 1913, before the Deluge.
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Dragons plus Napoleonic-era tall ships: great tastes that taste great together.
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1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, by Charles Mann.
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Straightforward language, cartoons by Hugh Lieber, and (high-school level) equations: by far the best explanation of relativity every written.
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Before there was tvtropes.org (though not, of course, before tropes), Boswell wondered if Doorstop Babies were common in myth and legend because they are like quicksand or like divorce.
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He is the reason for the season. You'd better watch out.
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"Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D."
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Vivid and exciting SF by and for the meaning of books, with characters not all white and not all straight.
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