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Confessions of a Bibliophile

An aspiring writer and bookstore employee with an incredibly bad book-buying habit... I'll read just about anything (so long as it will appeal to my interests in some way), but my main loves are YA and sci-fi/fantasy. I also like quirky history and science books and will book nerd. A lot. Currently in the process of weeding out my personal library. Find me on Twitter @princess_starr or check out my YA book, Snowfall, on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/240027
Unfamiliar Fishes - Sarah Vowell Much like my initial read of The Wordy Shipmates, this is a book that has an interesting idea and history to it, but takes a while to really grab me and start being interesting. While the missionaries' background and the history of the islands did give some new insight of how the missionary expedition in the early 19th century worked, it wasn't until the discussion of how the native Hawaiians reacted and changed to their presence that I started to get interested in the book's topic. Overall, I like Sarah Vowell as a historical commentator/"tourist", but lengthy research passages in this and The Wordy Shipmates (although not in Assassination Vacation) tend to drag and bring my enjoyment of them down.