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A Modest Proposal and Other Satirical Works
4.03
Swift's satire, A Modest Proposal, was not well-known or well-read in his life. Of course, given the nature of the piece--the desperate need for chang...more
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Nov 05, 2008
 
The Runaway Bunny
4.15
It is hard to discuss children's books at length, but Margaret Wise Brown's books deserve discussion. Both the Runaway Bunny and Goodnight Moon are tr...more
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Nov 04, 2008
 
Fear of Fifty
3.52
I read this book, but I honestly don't remember it well. Unfortunately, I seem to have forgotten most of the Jong books I've read and I'm not sure why...more
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Nov 20, 2008
 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3.82
What a wonderful book. Mark Haddon's detail and ability to develop and create Christopher, then tell the story well through Christopher's eyes is exem...more
Nov 12, 2008
Oct 14, 2008
 
Gender Images:  Readings for Composition
5.00
I had to pay and pay to get a copy of this books. One of the best anthologies for composition that I know of.

I used this to teach an academic writing...more
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Dec 20, 2008
 
White Palace
3.85
A fascinating read--very different from the movie (which I saw after I read the book). A story of opposites and human concerns and realities.

I read th...more
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Oct 13, 2008
 
Isn't Singapore Somewhere In China, Luv?: A Collection Of Short Stories About Singaporeans Abroad
3.00
An interesting selection of short stories.

Most people actually think Singapore is part of China. It never was. Others think that it is part of Hong Ko...more
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Dec 07, 2008
 
Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape
3.97
I read this book years ago. It is a hard read because of the subject matter, although a large part of me truly believes that victims should read it. I...more
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Dec 07, 2008
 
The Wolf and the Dove
4.15
Great romance. Read it when it first came out. Woodiwiss was one of my favorite romance writers at the time. This was during my romance stage.
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Nov 06, 2008
 
Gulliver's Travels
3.52
This is a book for most ages. Fun for older children, fascinating for adults. Swift shows his political concerns at the time. While long, it is well w...more
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Nov 04, 2008
 
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
4.21
Hard to read for me, because of the names and trying to follow the details of the plot, but fascinating and well-worth the hard work. Not only do you...more
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Nov 03, 2008
 
Organizational Theory, Design, and Change
3.74
I read this for my first MBA class. While it is of course a text book, it does offer valuable information and, again as a text book, it is surprisingl...more
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Nov 08, 2008
 
Dreams Of Empire
4.00
Awesome book. I was fascinated by it. Jeanne Mackin shared an office with me for a time and recommended this as the book of hers to read. Fascinating.
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Nov 03, 2008
 
Where the Wild Things Are
4.23
Whimsical, beautifully illustrated. A must read for any child or adult.
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Oct 16, 2008
 
The Fountainhead
3.82
Ayn Rand is Ayn Rand. Not one of my favorite writers.
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Nov 04, 2008
 
Self Esteem: The Power to Be Your Best
2.00
Parts of this helped a little. The chapter on the child within focuses on forgiving your parents. This skewed the book for me because I don't think pa...more
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Jan 09, 2009
 
Second Chances: Men, Women, and Children a Decade After Divorce
3.78
A well-written book about coping with divorce. As a child of divorce, I was quite surprised that neither my sister nor I followed the symptons, situat...more
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Nov 22, 2008
 
Pet Sematary
3.81
I found this absolutely terrifying. In fact, it was the last Stephen King novel I read. I felt the terror fact was the purpose of the book and that it...more
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Nov 20, 2008
 
We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy
3.85
The two stories are simllar but different. I love the illustrations although many of them are dark.

This would make a great first reader except that I...more
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Dec 16, 2008
 
Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive: Outsell, Outmanage, Outmotivate, and Outnegotiate Your Competition
3.92
Although I'm not a sales person, I chose to read this because of the type of business I work in. I found it interesting and, although most of the book...more
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Nov 22, 2008
 
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
4.08
I enjoy all of Seuss. At one point, I owned most of his books, but I had to purge them. Mostly, I was willing to get rid of them because they will alw...more
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Nov 20, 2008
 
Religious Signing: A Comprehensive Guide For All Faiths
4.16
I got this book when I agreed to sign a play and sermon at a church. I wanted to be certain all the religious signs were correct. This is a great guid...more
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Dec 26, 2008
 
College of William and Mary (Campus History: Virginia)
3.00
I was a director of the Alumni Society of the College of William & Mary. The president of the university gave the Alumni Society staff an autograp...more
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Nov 25, 2008
 
Business English & Communication
4.17
I used this book in conjunction with several of my business writing courses. The group of students I was teaching had taken two previous business writ...more
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Dec 25, 2008
 
The Little SAS Book: A Primer
3.89
I read this when I was programming (I guess that is obvious). It was helpful, but the class was more helpful. When the professor and another professor...more
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Dec 24, 2008
 
The Joy of Sex: 30th Anniversary Edition
3.53
The Joy of Sex was (and perhaps is still) the classic sex book of its time. It caused a bit of an uproar when originally published in 1979. I do not t...more
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Nov 22, 2008
 
The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
4.19
A joyous book celebrating the personal essay. It helped to remind me of the importance of the personal essay--and made me begin a journal again.

I reco...more
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Nov 22, 2008
 
Swann's Way (In Search of Lost Time, #1)
4.13
Beautifully written, this is the first of (I believe) the seven volumes of In Search of Lost Time. I was assigned this book for a college course. Whil...more
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Nov 20, 2008
 
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within
4.15
I haven't read this in quite awhile. It did offer some good suggestions that added interest to my creative writing classes. At the time I read it, thi...more
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Dec 22, 2008
 
The American Century Cookbook
4.12
A wonderful, must have cookbook if you like American cooking. Lots of the older recipes--some of which I grew up on (family tradition foods passed dow...more
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Nov 22, 2008
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