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I'm a visual anthropologist. I didn't know it until I discovered Retronaut:The Photographic Time Machine book and website. The subject heading for Retronaut is visual anthropology. I love it. A guilt-free way to spend more time finding funny cat photos!
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Related: two bonus retrofitted reads
The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood
If Tara French and Gillian Flynn went on vacation in England together to an amusement park (think English Jersey Shore) this would surely be the outcome. Two women who haven't seen each other since they committed a heinous crime together as children cross paths as adults when one, now a reporter, visits the other, an amusement park employee, to investigate the brutal murders that take place in the vacation town. If you're anything like me, you'll most likely peg the killer within the first third of the book, but be warned that things are definitely not what they seem. A perfect beach read for those in denial about the recent wintry weather or an equally creepy Halloween appropriate thriller.
I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
This beautiful and absorbing book follows the life of a bravely determined young woman, Malala, living in the Swat Valley along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Malala publicly supported female education which was a strong defiant act toward the local Taliban. With poise, strength, and courage Malala gives us a first person account of what it is like to live in current Pakistani society. Her detailed narrative of being shot by the Taliban along with her miraculous recovery is truly moving.
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
As snow falls on Columbus today one might be contemplating an engrossing long winter’s read? Donna Tartt’s first book in ten years, The Goldfinch weighs in at nearly 800 pages, but don’t be daunted. The writing is lovely and deep as a snowdrift. Just plow right in.