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A Wholly Reluctant Blog

A blog by someone who prefers writing to writing about writing, but treats blogging like bad-tasting vitamins.

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The Phantom Tollbooth
Jules Feiffer, Norton Juster
Ivanhoe
Walter Scott
Cloud Atlas
David Mitchell
Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
Daniel Quinn
Bulfinch's Mythology
Thomas Bulfinch
Stars in Their Courses: The Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863
Shelby Foote
A History of Mathematics, Second Edition
Carl B. Boyer, Isaac Asimov
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The title of this book would lead a reader (this reader, anyway) to believe the focus to be the Achaemenid Empire and it's le...
Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West - Tom Holland
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July 2013
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PREFACEAs a person who is generally curious about historical events and the people involved in them, a book on Lincoln's assa...
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever - Martin Dugard, Bill O'Reilly
July 2013
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Breezy and brisk, Tom Holland tells the story of the early Roman Republic and the counterintuitive yet inevitable transition ...
Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic - Tom Holland
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June 2013
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The world of the 21st century has come and gone by way of cosmic cataclysm, but unlike the dinosaurs and other victims of glo...
The Beginning of This, the End of That: Part 1: The End - James E. Matteson
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March 2013
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I started reading this book almost 20 years ago, but made the mistake of reading T.H. White's The Once and Future King first....
Le Morte d'Arthur: King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table - Thomas Malory, Keith Baines, Robert Graves
February 2013
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From the Beginning to The Gunslinger and the Man in BlackThis review could easily bump up to 5 stars once I understand the fu...
The Gunslinger  - Stephen King
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January 2013
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The film adaptation of this book terrified me as a child. It's time I overcame this fear before going to the grave frightened...
The Black Cauldron - Lloyd Alexander
January 2013
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Probably never, ever going to read since the synopsis points toward an oh-so-familiar series I might read down the road just ...
The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss