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Orthodoxy
4.26
imagine walking into a dangerous and violent bar with the biggest, baddest ufc champion ever to grace the octagon. or walking into a house party with...more
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Mar 02, 2007
 
What's So Amazing about Grace?
4.20
yancey is one of those guys that is a closet liberal that writes to a conservative right-wing audience. i'm glad that he's stayed a part of the ccm mo...more
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Mar 07, 2007
 
In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership
4.32
usually when authors say things like, "there's two kinds of people in this world," or "this is a battle of two opposites," they're saying everything a...more
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Mar 05, 2007
 
The Eiffel Tower and Other Mythologies
3.86
i loved this book. it's actually really fun to read, but you'll put this book down and think skeptically about everything around you. if you take your...more
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Mar 15, 2007
 
Marxism and Form: 20th-Century Dialectical Theories of Literature
4.06
this book freaked me out. it not only looked like the satanic bible, but it was written in the convoluted, highly cryptic language made fashionable by...more
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Mar 15, 2007
 
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Storytime Giants)
4.15
you think this book has no point whatsoever, then BAM -- you're sitting there reflecting on your life and what's become of you. soon after, the baby y...more
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Mar 02, 2007
 
A Primer of Freudian Psychology
3.66
haven't seen too many primers that suck.
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Mar 08, 2007
 
The Imperfect Panacea
3.50
when people say, 'it takes a village,' they don't really believe it. 'the sins of one generation' is the more appropriate cliche, and the sad reality...more
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Mar 08, 2007
 
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
4.11
i almost gave this book four stars out of five, but the highs of this book carry the lows to a full five-star rating. among the highs: life-changing c...more
Nov 2007
Nov 20, 2007
 
Lolita
3.85
the first thing you should know about this book is that it's easily the funniest book i've ever read, hands down. nabokov is a master of word play, pu...more
Sep 2007
Sep 12, 2007
 
East of Eden
4.31
this was one of the best novels i've ever read. it is much better than grapes of wrath, and grapes is on of my favorites as well. it's very similar to...more
Oct 2007
Nov 20, 2007
 
My Name Is Asher Lev
4.17
i once tried to sell mail-order christmas cards door to door on my street. this never worked. later, i realized that the entire street was jewish, sav...more
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Mar 11, 2007
 
Weekend
3.66
the best of "young adult literature," which basically meant books for ages 12-14. i vaguely remember a bunch of guys and girls staying a weekend (henc...more
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Mar 02, 2007
 
The Dark Night of the Soul: A Psychiatrist Explores the Connection Between Darkness and Spiritual Growth
4.18
the first half of the book, twin biographies of st. john of the cross and theresa of avila, is terrible by all accounts. it was an indulgent and unsuc...more
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Apr 12, 2008
 
1984
4.09
i loved part one and two, but it's as if orwell got to part three and said, "screw it, this storytelling is too much work." once he included all of go...more
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Mar 02, 2007
 
Exposure
3.63
this book had all the elements of a nice-enough literary work, but it's topic (child soft pornography and it's effect on the model when she comes of a...more
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Mar 16, 2007
 
The Prince of Tides
4.18
i read this book as our family was trekking down south on vacation. in the greatest coincidence ever, we happened to drive right through a small city...more
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Mar 02, 2007
 
Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for Meaning
3.96
i'm not sure that fowler is the final word on this topic, but a stage/developmental approach to spiritual growth, discipleship, etc. is sorely needed...more
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Mar 11, 2007
 
One Hundred Years of Solitude
3.99
greatest. book. ever. as soon as i finished reading this one, i immediately started from the beginning of it. garcia-marquez tells a wonderfully slow...more
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Mar 02, 2007
 
The Iliad
3.78
i loved this book. after a while, it felt like i was reading a comic. interesting how we read and appreciate homer despite the fact that his original...more
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Mar 11, 2007
 
The Practice of the Presence of God, and the Spiritual Maxims
4.04
three stars means i liked it. that sounds about right.

it would have been interesting to read his letters and thoughts in context...seemed to have been...more
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Mar 15, 2007
 
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
3.89
i really loved this book, but this too should be replaced soon as standard middle school reading. isnt' there a more modern book about a group being o...more
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Mar 13, 2007
 
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Series, #1)
4.04
i can't think of middle school without thinking about these books. easily one of the most underrated children's trilogies out there. but as brilliant...more
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Mar 07, 2007
 
Timebends
3.95
did you know that arthur miller was once married to marilyn monroe? did you know that he was a prominent player in fighting of mcarthyism and was once...more
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Mar 15, 2007
 
Brave New World
3.93
i liked this book, except that it was a bit too creepy at the time. i couldn't really understand the political commentary, and i just got carried away...more
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Mar 02, 2007
 
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
3.83
reading this book was like watching a movie overhyped by a trailer that gives away too much. by the time i came across gladwell's 'ground-breaking' id...more
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Mar 05, 2007
 
Many Waters (Time, #4)
4.01
i liked this book. of all the books, this one had the clearest christian overtones for me. it could be that's merely because i was older when i finish...more
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Mar 07, 2007
 
On Television
3.64
i loved this book. it was ahead of it's time, discussing the implications of a news media run by capitalists. this book explains how, when there are w...more
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Mar 15, 2007
 
Me Talk Pretty One Day
3.94
he's funny, but how many of us believe he's not embellishing just a little? how many of these stories can he have? the only one that i can see happeni...more
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Mar 02, 2007
 
Incident at Vichy
3.84
my personal favorite arthur miller play. he asks the salient question, "is there any such thing has heroism in the modern world?" in this drama set in...more
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Mar 15, 2007
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