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Librarian, book lover, avid reader

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Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way

Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way - Jon Krakauer This is an investigating piece by author Jon Krakauer on Greg Mortenson's charity work and the scandal behind the half truths in Three Cups of Tea, the best sellers about building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan that started it all. Krakauer's piece is well documented and does what a pamphlet should do : gives you the opinion of the writer, puts forward facts and interpretations, makes you think, makes you questions. It does stand up and provides ample fact checking that do bring doubts on the veracity of Mortenson' stories. It certainly makes me want to change the copy of the book that we have at my library from the non-fiction section to the fiction/other writing (somewhere in the 848 Dewey section) like we did for James Frey's book or Rampa's totally fictitious tales.