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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

Currently reading

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Progress: 134/574 pages
Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy
Christopher L. Hayes
Progress: 17/304 pages
The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance
Northrop Frye
Progress: 43/200 pages
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
Arlie Russell Hochschild
Progress: 96/454 pages
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Ibram X. Kendi
Progress: 22/750 pages
All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Progress: 73/383 pages
Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
Progress: 17/157 pages
The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
Progress: 61/61 pages
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer

Aku-Aku, by Thor Heyerdahl

AKU-AKU - The Secret of Easter Island - Rand; Heyerdahl,  Thor McNally

I originally read excerpts of this in one of the weekly magazines -- Life or Look or the Saturday Evening Post -- that my parents subscribed to. I was so intrigued by Easter Island that I saved my pennies and nickels -- we're talking roughly 1959-60, when my allowance was about 25 cents a week -- to buy the paperback edition. Eventually that copy fell apart from so many readings, but I recently found an identical one in terrific condition at a yard sale. Grabbed it for a quarter!

While some of Heyerdahl's theories may have been disproven over the decades, I found his enthusiasm and willingness to try it all out for himself very engaging. And the book is a terrific read, with great photos, too.