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2012 in Review

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Goodbye 2012!

This year I:


Ran a Super Spartan. (And injured myself, boo.)Saw Enchanted Island (opera) streamed live by the Met. Went to Irish Fest.Read a lot. Played Pottermore, Guild Wars 2, Torchlight 2.Watch a TON of movies (mainly superhero movies...).Rekindled my love of Sherlock (through BBC), Green Arrow (the comic), and Dr. Who!Watched one of my best friends get married!Visited my parents!Turned 28!Saw Curiosity land on Mars!Officially changed my major from Biology to Biology Education.Volunteered with Mission Green and SEEDs!Went to Miami from with friends from Arizona!Went camping and tubing down the Ichetucknee with Granma Irma for the last time. (love)Went to the Miami Seaquarium! I have had such an amazing year. Thank you to everyone who helped make it possible.

Review: The Silent World

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The Silent World by Jacques-Yves Cousteau

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



This book is fascinating. The descriptions of what they saw and felt are almost palpable, written is such a way that I could almost experience it myself. Each thing mentioned is backed up with why they did it, whether for science or posterity, or just to do it. Cousteau writes with amazing voice. I simply loved everything in this book.
I recommend it to everyone. To people interested in nature, in science, in swimming, in history, in everything.



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Review: Trouble on Reserve (The Hollows, #10.5).

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Trouble on Reserve (The Hollows, #10.5). by Kim Harrison

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



A great little short playing Trent and Rachel in a familiar but fun little adventure. Harrison asked her readers how we felt about the "voice" since she tried to write the short more "mainstream" but I really didn't notice much of a difference. Maybe because when I read a Hollows novel there's already a well worn groove in my brain for how everything flows.



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Review: Bullheaded Black Remembers Alexander: The Story of Alexander the Great's Invasion of the Middle East

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