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Helpful votes received on reviews: 74% (31 of 42)
Location: Paris, France
Birthday: 16 Mar

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The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of &hellip by Randy Shilts
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely amazing, 26 July 2014
An amazing, amazing book about the gay rights movement in general and the political aspects of the gay rights campaign in San Francisco in the 70s. Also very detailed (but in an interesting, compelling way) regarding the trial after Milk's murder and the historical events that followed.
I was expecting to read a slightly "boring but important" book. What I found was an incredible page-turner that, for lack of a better cliché, I couldn't put down. I'll re-read it in a few years.
Colloquial Icelandic: The Complete Course for Begi&hellip by Daisy Neijmann
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect!, 26 July 2014
This book is the best all-around language course in Icelandic at the present. I am two-thirds of the way through it (which took me about 2 months, counting 1 to 3 hours a day) and I can already say many things in a grammatically correct way. Many other books go either too slow with grammatical difficulties of Icelandic (to spare the learner I guess), which means you canít say anything for a very long time (or you say it incorrectly) Ė or they dump the two billion declension tables on you in the first lesson and expect you to memorize them all before proceeding. Neither of which, as far as Iím concerned is the right way to learn Icelandic.

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Colloquial Icelandic: The Complete Course for Begi&hellip by Daisy Neijmann
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect, 26 July 2014
This book is the best all-around language course in Icelandic at the present. I am two-thirds of the way through it (which took me about 2 months, counting 1 to 3 hours a day) and I can already say many things in a grammatically correct way. Many other books go either too slow with grammatical difficulties of Icelandic (to spare the learner I guess), which means you canít say anything for a very long time (or you say it incorrectly) Ė or they dump the two billion declension tables on you in the first lesson and expect you to memorize them all before proceeding. Neither of which, as far as Iím concerned is the right way to learn Icelandic.

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