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Marine Rocky Shores and Community Ecology: An Experimentalist's Perspective (Excellence in Ecology #4)
Robert Paine, Otto Kinne
Theories of Development: Concepts and Applications (5th Edition) (MySearchLab Series)
William Crain
The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch
Terry Pratchett, Jack Cohen, Ian Stewart
ILLUSTRATED HERBAL
Sandra Raphael, Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt
Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World
Paul Stamets
The Complete Poems
William Keach, Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Tao of Jeet Kune Do
Gilbert Johnson, Bruce Lee
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
Mary Roach
The Ecology of Plants (2nd Edition)
Samuel M. Scheiner, Jessica Gurevitch

Flora and the Peacocks

Flora and the Peacocks - Molly Idle IT'S A POP UP WITH PEACOCKS WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT

I'll Be You and You Be Me

I'll Be You and You Be Me - Ruth Krauss, Maurice Sendak Delightfully, childishly absurd yet profound

"Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?" (All the Wrong Questions)

"Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?" (All the Wrong Questions) - Lemony Snicket, Seth This book is cathartic, a word which here means "a heartrending reminder of the need and danger of fighting villainy, and that we should try to ask the right questions, and protect our libraries from destruction even by those with good intentions."

Shouldn't You Be in School?

Shouldn't You Be in School? - Seth, Lemony Snicket The questions may be wrong but we do get some tantalizing answers, philosophy, and book recommendations.

In

In - Nikki McClure THE OWL PAGES!!!!!!

The Theory of Ecological Communities (Mpb-57)

The Theory of Ecological Communities (Mpb-57) - Mark Vellend A well structured and clear attempt to pull generalizations out of the wildly complex field of community ecology. How useful at what level? I would say an excellent teaching tool for high school and above with scaffolding, with potential to influence research/analysis methodology at the professional level --though there are some concerns with nomenclature/terminology, as well as function/utility in models/stats, Vellend's 4 high level processes in community ecology do seem to hold up under empirical examination.

The Working Brain: An Introduction To Neuropsychology

The Working Brain: An Introduction To Neuropsychology - Alexander R. Luria, Basil Haigh I don't know enough current neuropsych to know how outdated this is, but the history and methodology and concepts of the time (1973) are very clear...except the figures which are captioned in a confusing manner.

Who Could That Be At This Hour?

Who Could That Be At This Hour? - Lemony Snicket, Seth We may find answers... and along the way we will most certainly find a combination of right and wrong questions, and YA book recommendations.

Psychosocial Strategies for Athletic Training

Psychosocial Strategies for Athletic Training - Megan Granquist Not much of substance unless you are shocked--shocked!--that athletic training has psychosocial components.

Kafka on the Shore

Kafka on the Shore - Philip Gabriel, Haruki Murakami A frustratingly mysterious ending that answered few questions was the perfect way to complete this deliciously mysterious book.

If Not for You

If Not for You - Bob Dylan, David Walker This man won the Nobel Prize for literature.

A Blink of the Screen: Collected Short Fiction

A Blink of the Screen: Collected Short Fiction - Terry Pratchett 4.5 stars. Stories about evenly split around there. 5 stories include the Dickensian tale of a Nightmare Christmas and the one about Granny Weatherwax. And the Chaucerian tale of hitchikers on the road to Glastonbury told in verse that's thrillingly reminiscent of Middle English rhythms, though very Modern in linguistic composition.

Red Handed: The Fine Art of Strange Crimes

Red Handed: The Fine Art of Strange Crimes - Matt Kindt Kindt does such good reveal.

Son

Son - Lois Lowry Loved the first third of it. Then it got a little slow, then it picked up again just in time for me to feel that the ending was really inadequate.
I was so afraid to read this. It is Sir Terry's last work, and the last we will learn of wonderful, beloved, human Tiffany Aching and her steading, her story, her universe. It could be more perfect but it is perfect enough. The book is dedicated to Esme Weatherwax, and she is as she would be and as she is needed to be, and so I say, Terry: same to you, thank you, thank you, thank you.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - J.K. Rowling, John Kerr Tiffany, Jack Thorne I appreciate Rowling not just because she gave us Harry, but also because she is an excellent writer--like, good at the craft as well as the inspiration. Casual Vacancy? Loved it!

I bring this up because it was pretty clear to me that she was not the wordsmith of Cursed Child, and I wish she had been. That might have bumped my rating up to 5. That said, LOVE!!!!!!! So nice to dive into a new, rich, meaningful Harry Potter story again.