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    The Best Books I Read In 2015

    Original Review It takes a lot for me to seriously consider reading a book a second time, and this is one of them. This book is written for people like me. The girl knows how to write comedy. It’s hard to express that in a book form, without the benefits of timing, but she does it. Everytime I remember the book, I get warm fuzzies. It’s like a hero’s journey — humble origins, a call to adventure, rejection of that call, supernatural aid (the internet), transformation, an abyss, atonement, and return. And like Wil Wheaton, she’s not afraid to open a vein, because she knows talking about it helps others.…

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    The Books I Read: July – August 2015

    The Complete Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson Every Calvin and Hobbes strip, beginning to end. It’s the likability of Peanuts with the humor of Dennis the Menace. I’ll never know how Bill Watterson came up with so many unique strips using only four characters — one of which is imaginary (or is he?). Peanuts added and dropped new faces all the time and Dennis the Menace was only one panel. When I was younger, I got my fix of C & H collections in the library, but reading them in chronological order, you can see the scatters and misfires in the beginning, the peaks in the middle, and the…