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Books, Documentaries, Reviews: July 2012 Read Pile

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Books, Documentaries, Reviews:  July 26, 2012

July 2012 Read Pile

Here’s my current read pile:

Actually, I’ve been working this one since May, when I took this picture.

I’ve finished THE AMERICAN WAY OF EATING, COME SPRING, and HERBAL RECIPES.  I’m going to start THE LOST LANGUAGE OF PLANTS next.

I’m also reading THE TIGER’S WIFE, Tea Obreht, which I’m really enjoying.  It was ranked one of the top ten books of 2011 by the NY Times.

John just finished IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS, Erik Larsen, the memoir of Ambassador Dodd’s family in Hitler’s Germany, just before WWII, when the Nazi’s come to power.  He loved it, and half my book club has read it and did, too.  We read Larsen’s earlier book, THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY, I think.  It was really good too.  It was about a serial killer operating in the time of the huge world fair held in Chicago, as I recall.

QUIET was a gift from John.  It’s about the special place introverts occupy in society.  He gave it to me because I am an full-blown introvert, and he’s a full-blown extrovert.