Category Archives: Book Review

Review: Pok Pok: The Drinking Food of Thailand

I received my copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for a fair review. Pok Pok: The Drinking Food of Thailand, by Andy Ricker I don’t normally read cookbooks, but I love experimenting with non-Western ingredients and … Continue reading

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Introducing ‘Jamie’s Reviews’ book review form posts

Starting soon, I’m putting up form-style reviews of all the books I’ve read. I’ll post the full form-reviews (book-review worksheets) on tumblr, which provides a nice, searchable interface and a format that makes more sense for posting lots of non-prose … Continue reading

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The Vegetarian, by Han Kang

I received my copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for a fair review. (I actually received my copy of this book a while ago, but it got mangled in the mail. I put it under a … Continue reading

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April 2017 Books Finished

1. The Hill of Evil Counsel- Oz, Amos  – This is a short story collection, or novel in short stories, with 3 stories that could stand alone but that involve the same cast of characters from different perspectives as a small Jewish … Continue reading

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The Apache Wars: An Interesting New Glimpse at Frontier Adventure

Book Review:  The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History  by Paul Andrew Hutton (published May 2016) As a semiprofessional nerd and independent academic, I am always … Continue reading

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Book Review: Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop

I’m used to printmaking books for kids, and printmaking books for folks who, like myself, have the equivalent of an art degree in printmaking, but rarely do books successfully span the full range of printmakers, from novices and hobbyists to … Continue reading

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Ravenmount 365 Days of Books: Week 1

I decided that for 2016 I am going to read 365 books, and each one will get its own post on my Ravenmount Books tumblr site. So far, so good. My week for the sake of this project ends Wednesday … Continue reading

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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson

I read a lot of Clive Cussler, and similar thrillers that often involve disasters at sea, and reading this book, a non-fiction account of a real disaster that was at least as dramatic and terrible as what goes on in … Continue reading

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Currently Reading- Marvel and a Wonder

I have a huge stack of ‘currently reading’ books, and my Farmville obsession is not helping diminish the stack much. Still, my ‘not really reading’ phases are not the same as actually not reading. It just means I finish fewer … Continue reading

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Fantasy Shelf Book Review: Seven Magical Jewels of Ireland

The Seven Magical Jewels of Ireland by Robert Adams My rating: 1 of 5 stars This book was terrible, a macho romp through what I am guessing was meant to be a variation on our Earth, spliced with a dull … Continue reading

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