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From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public (The culture and politics of health care work)
If you are a nurse or nursing student, read this.

Drop everything... well maybe not your patho book because that would hurt your toes. Let's try that
Aug 17, 2014
May 29, 2014
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1)
My feelings towards this book could be equated to a school girl crush -- blushing, eyelashes fluttering, grinning stupidly as I'm forced to close the ...more
Aug 07, 2010
Sep 19, 2009
The Making of a Nurse
Dear Ms. Shalof,

Today I finished reading your book, “The Making of a Nurse.” Although you’ll probably never see this, I want to offer my thanks for y
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Sep 28, 2008
The God Delusion
Dumbfounding, elegant truth that I can't wiggle away from. The ending was pretty weak but I didn't notice so much because I was still reeling from the ...more
Aug 19, 2011
Jan 13, 2011
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
First book after becoming a licensed RN. A great choice for a positive and inspiring overview of a successful career.

Hadfield is honest with himself a
Jul 25, 2015
Apr 19, 2015
Cosmos was overwhelming to read - intellectually and emotionally. I strained to grasp the physics but it was worth the effort because the greater less ...more
Jul 30, 2011
Sep 18, 2010
Ready Player One
I liked this way more than I thought I would. A great summer read. Pulled me along through an early summer's day and I ignored everything else. Some a ...more
May 20, 2012
Oct 30, 2011
Not read all of these stories, only The Hedge Knight by George R. R. Martin and New Spring by Robert Jordan. What a fortuitous collection of short sto ...more
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Jul 20, 2011
Poustinia: Encountering God in Silence, Solitude and Prayer (Madonna House Classics Vol.1)
The book that changed my life forever. Literally.
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May 24, 2008
Flow Down Like Silver: Hypatia of Alexandria
A story that has captured my attention in any form ever since seeing the movie Agora. This telling is enjoyable and a quick read, meaning I didn't wan ...more
Jun 15, 2011
Dec 03, 2010
Cutting for Stone
Rich, educational - in that I knew so little about Ethiopia - and endlessly beautiful, I loved this book.

I believe that this is a family's story. Whi
Jul 23, 2010
May 20, 2010
Eat, Pray, Love
Being that I just spent about ten minutes rummaging through all of Elizabeth Gilbert's quotes on Goodreads and marking oh about a dozen into my list o ...more
Jul 14, 2009
Jun 29, 2009
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
Not my favourite in the series, actually probably my least favourite. Martin says that he got to writing this tome and ended up with way too much, so ...more
Jul 20, 2011
May 25, 2011
Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives
Featured on Wired Online
I was so surprised to be underwhelmed by this book. Felt more like reading a really interesting textbook than a page-turner, e
Nov 04, 2009
Aug 31, 2009
Talking Hands: What Sign Language Reveals about the Mind
This book has interesting data and a lovely human story, so much to recommend, but if I wasn't a current student of ASL, it would never have been fini ...more
Jan 27, 2011
Mar 05, 2010
Alice's Adventure in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
I didn't get this book in the way that you get books that you love. This is just a like for me.

The quirky fantastic trollop through Wonderland felt d
Aug 08, 2010
May 22, 2010
Alias Grace
My thoughts surrounding this book have yet to congeal, but here are some random ones:

Endearing to me are the quilt patterns woven into the story.

Sep 12, 2011
Mar 12, 2011
Imzadi (Star Trek the Next Generation)
Always wanted more of Deanna and Wil. So glad to have found this book and indulged. Best $1 spent at a garage sale so far this summer!
May 29, 2011
May 25, 2011
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
What I thought would be a curmudgeonly take on life and how it began - i wasn't being fooled by the pretty flowers on the cover - turned out to be an ...more
Feb 18, 2011
Jan 07, 2011
Eunice (Images of America: Louisiana)
Glimpses of the past never told around the dinner table. A treat to be sure.
Jan 2014
Jan 01, 2014
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
Couldn't get myself to reopen this book. Simply not interested. 2nd modern fantasy, after Kraken, that I've left unread.

the Latest: Began re-reading
Sep 25, 2010
Feb 24, 2010
Wonder Woman, Vol. 2: Love and Murder
Fun to escape into, great for night shift to keep me awake, but I can't take it seriously. Even this "serious" story left me wanting more of everythin ...more
Sep 02, 2009
Sep 01, 2009
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home (Season 8, #1)
I expected I wasn't going to like Season 8 in comic. This is the first comic I have ever bought. But it took a convention with reduced prices to get m ...more
Aug 31, 2009
Apr 22, 2009
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Gaiman's attempt to lift the veil and reveal what may be hiding behind our reality.
Aug 08, 2015
Jul 27, 2015
Forest Mage (Soldier Son, #2)
Just disappointing. Especially since I started George R.R. Martin's series in the middle of this one. There is so much better out there to read. I won ...more
May 16, 2011
Apr 26, 2011
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
I am 100% not interested in reading about magical schools of wizardry. Forced myself to read to page 115 and no further.
Jun 09, 2012
May 15, 2012
Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss
What a blessing. This book is primarily written for those who lost their mothers while still children themselves. My mom died only a year ago. And yet ...more
Jun 26, 2008
May 24, 2008
WarCraft Archive (WarCraft, #1-3 & Of Blood and Honor)
So far, a nice treat! And even though I'm only into the first story of four, I've been giddy with excitement as I read of Malygos, the blue dragon asp ...more
Feb 02, 2009
May 24, 2008
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
I found this book affirming but not surprising. It is based on an enormous of amount of research and looks at the culturally relevant descriptors of ' ...more
Apr 15, 2012
Feb 09, 2012
Towers of Midnight (Wheel of Time #13)
**spoiler alert** So, can someone tell me what in the world the title was about?!

I read the explanation of Towers of Midnight in the glossary and they
Nov 25, 2010
Oct 12, 2010
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