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Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science
Michael Brooks
The Meaning of Night (The Meaning of Night #1)
Michael Cox
FAM GHOST STORIES V140
Bennett Cerf
Monsters and Demons: From Goblins and Ghouls to Fiends and Fairies A Complete Compendium of Mythological Beasts
Charlotte Montague
The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Betty Edwards
The Secret Books of Paradys III & IV (Secret Books of Paradys, #3-4)
Tanith Lee
Lighthouse Island: A Novel
Paulette Jiles
Evolution: The Story of Life
Douglas Palmer
The Lover's Path: An Illustrated Novel
Kris Waldherr
The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey

It's Not Just Another Cover-Up

It's Not Just Another Cover-Up! - Pam Bono I have such an extensive quilt book library already, it is rare that I find a book with very much "new under the sun" for me. When I go shopping for books, I usually haunt close-out stores and used bookstores. Since the books in such places are usually relatively inexpensive, I am more lenient about what books will come home with me.

For instance, I purchased this book for $3.00 at Big Lots. When I quickly flipped through the pages at the store, I made the assumption that I could find "three dollars worth" of patterns in the book. I was not disappointed.

Whereas most of the patterns in this book are really not my style, I did find two patterns that I really liked: "In The Pines" and "Log Cabin Duvet". (I am always a sucker for the log cabin pattern, and this had the added enticement of being a rag quilt.)

However, perhaps the most useful aspect was that the general instructions detail an interesting technique for handling diagonal corners. The technique itself really isn't anything new -- but this book and its patterns pushes the diagonal corner treatment in a direction that I'd never really thought of before.

Since I haven't constructed any of the patterns yet, I cannot attest to the accuracy of, or the ease of following, the directions for the projects. However, from a brief glance, the directions seem to be very thorough. It appears if you followed the directions faithfully, an intermediate quilter would be able to complete what initially appears to be a quite complicated pattern.

A Gathering of Ghost Stories

A Gathering of Ghost Stories - Robertson Davies

Anatomy of a Beast: Obsession and Myth on the Trail of Bigfoot

Anatomy of a Beast: Obsession and Myth on the Trail of Bigfoot - Michael McLeod I finished reading this before bed last night; I was creeped out enough that I couldn't sleep.
Until I Find You - John Irving Horribly uneven.

At one point, I was almost regretting the fact that I finish everything I start reading. If there ever was a book that I couldn't finish, this was almost it.

MUCH too long.

There were nearly no likeable characters.

Reading this was a chore to be endured. I only started enjoying the book round about page 519.
The Atlantis Code - Charles Brokaw Disappointing and misogynistic.

Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem

Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem - Marilyn Nelson, Pamela Espeland The poem, "Not My Bones" was my favorite in this book.

Horses

Horses - Valeria Manferto De Fabianis Great photographs.

Frustrating text: rife with inaccuracies, misidentifications, and anthropomorphism.

Historical Atlas of the World

Historical Atlas Of The World - Ludwig Konemann Yes, yes -- I know.

I had promised myself that I would make a concerted effort to work through my currently-reading list before I started anything new.

However, I picked this up yesterday and I TOTALLY could not help myself.

I LOVE maps, and this is proving to be totally fascinating.

Host

Host - Amanda Lawrence Auverigne Probably one of the worst books I've ever read.

HEREND, THE ART OF HUNGARIAN PORCELAIN - GYOZO SIKOTO, Debbie Rodgers The true title is Soap Making 101, by Debbie Rodgers.
In the Courts of the Sun - Brian D'Amato Intense.