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Jocelyn (The Reading World)

I love to read and can get very attached to my opinions, but recently I've been learning not to completely lose my head when people disagree with me, so feel safe to argue with me whenever you wish ;) 


June 2016
reviewed: Political Order and Political Decay by Francis Fukuyama
Second of two in a series, following The Origins of Political Order. This covers history from the Industrial and French Revol...
Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy - Francis Fukuyama
June 2016
reviewed: Dust in the Desert by Starla Huchton
BL doesn't have a page for this book, but here is the GR page. And the cover: Read up to 33%, followed by heavy sk...
June 2016
reviewed: Shadows on Snow by Starla Huchton
Gender flipped Snow White:Evil stepmother queen-->evil stepfather king Beautiful princess with black hair/pale skin-->handso...
Shadows on Snow: A Flipped Fairy Tale (Flipped Fairy Tales) - Starla Huchton, Jennifer Melzer
June 2016
reviewed: Beloved by Toni Morrison
I think I appreciate this a lot more than I love it. Even then, by the time I was 100 or 200 pages in, I wished I'd paid more...
Beloved - Toni Morrison
I thought this would be a fun light read, but it turned out to be a good example of a book that has not stood the test of tim...
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This book, the first of an ongoing series spanning almost the entire recorded history of China, goes over four chronological ...
The Cambridge History of Ancient China: From the Origins of Civilization to 221 BC - Michael Loewe, Edward L. Shaughnessy
May 2016
This is an excellent book about deep poverty in modern America. It covers a lot of big issues – employment, housing, public b...
Evictions in the U.S. used to be rare events, drawing crowds of protesters. But these days, for low-income renters, evictions...
May 2016
The final volume of the Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy is perhaps the best of the three. Judging by the titles and cover image...
May 2016
reviewed: The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima and Nagasaki: August 1945 by Dennis Wainstock
Another short, condensed synthesis of the decision to drop the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.Wainstock delves into a lot of ...
The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima and Nagasaki: August 1945 - Dennis D. Wainstock