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The Book-Addled Brain

Hello!  Welcome to my little corner of the universe.  Join me as I make my way through my infinite reading list one page at a time.

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A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin
Progress: 187/1009 pages
Edith Hamilton
Progress: 85/497 pages
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Progress: 46 %
Les Miserables
Victor Hugo
Progress: 718/1463 pages

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Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. The Impossible Task. The Incredible Journey - Ed Stafford

Walking the Amazon: 861 Days - Ed Stafford 


I'm feeling kind of "meh" about this one, so I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The adventure aspect was interesting, but I often found the author's attitude toward the native people of the areas where he was traveling to be very condescending and at times he struck me as arrogant, but I guess one would have to be somewhat arrogant to even dream of hiking the entire length of the Amazon. About two-thirds of the way through the book I started to feel like I was stuck in a "lather, rinse, repeat" cycle, only it was "hack through the flooded jungle, get lost, face starvation, discover a village just in the nick of time, repeat." Two thumbs up for having the guts to take on that type of adventure, but only a mediocre rating for the book.