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Reviews:
200% of Nothing by A.K. Dewdney
Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
The Cats of Moon Cottage by Marilyn Edwards
The Devil on Horseback by Victoria Holt
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krause Rosenthal
Far from the Tree by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant
I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt
I, Fatty by Jerry Stahl
Inca Gold by Clive Cussler
Lamb by Christopher Moore
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiel Hammett Native Tongue by Suzette Haden Elgin
Sabine's Notebook by Nick Bantock
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend Signspotting by Lonely Planet Books
Simplify your Life by Elaine St James
Tales from Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett
Terminal Velocity by Bob Shaw
Typee by Herman Melville
Whizz Kids: Painting & Drawing by Moira Chesmur

Miscellaneous:
F is for Farmers' Market
Family Update
Harriet
Living on Two Hours of Sleep
Settling in as a Family of Four
Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back
Tomorrow
An Update on My Recovery
Weekly Update

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Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Comments for Signspotting

SignspottingSignspotting: 09/17/06

Signspotting is the best of the images submitted to the website of the same name that is run by the publishers of the Lonely Planet books. Anyone who frequents the website will recognize many (if not all) the photographs presented in the book. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the book and the captions as a stand-alone work of art and social commentary.

Here's my BookCrossing Review:

It's a cute book and a quick read. Some of these signs make sense in the appropriate context (the headlight and clouds sign from Maui, for example, is on a volcano that is more than a mile high and usually cloud covered). Some of them are common language mistakes (the "flesh" for "fresh" given the Japanese phoneme blending of 'l' and 'r'). Nonetheless, it was a nice diversion on a weekend.

 
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