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David Copperfield
I finished reading David Copperfield on the Kindle a few days ago.

I’m not an English major, and so I’m not going to pretend to be one. I’m not going t...more
Mar 21, 2009
Mar 19, 2009
Halley's Bible Handbook with the New International Version
I bought this book because it was free in the Kindle store for a spell. I'm glad I didn't pay anything for it.

Overall, my problem with this book is tw...more
Nov 24, 2009
Nov 24, 2009
Criminal Justice
I read this as a required text for a class.

Overall, I'd say it was OK, but certainly not worth anything near its cover price. If they had left out the...more
Jun 27, 2009
Jun 27, 2009
There are a lot of issues raised by this short work, and it's hard to write a summary of it.

One theme is the notion of questioning our beliefs, whatev...more
Aug 26, 2009
Aug 28, 2009
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5)
It had been a long time since I read Hound of the Baskervilles -- probably since jr. high or high school. I had remembered it as my least favorite of...more
May 16, 2009
May 14, 2009
Harvard Classics, Shelf of Fiction, Vol. 7 & 8: David Copperfield
I finished reading David Copperfield on the Kindle a few days ago. This is a review of the novel, not the Kindle.

I'm not an English major, and so I'm...more
not set
Mar 27, 2009
Why Religion Matters
This review was originally posted on my blog.

Most of the book deals with things we already know yet never learn.

-- Huston Smith

This is perhaps one of...more
Apr 03, 2009
Mar 24, 2009
General Class (FCC License Preparation Element 3, 2007 - 2011)
This book was thorough at what it tried to do: prepare people for an exam. It had a few inaccuracies including one flat-out wrong answer, but overall...more
Jul 06, 2010
Jul 07, 2010
In the Beginning...Was the Command Line
A few dud universes can really clutter up your basement.

- Neal Stephenson, "In The Beginning. . . was the Command Line"

What a fun read. It's about tec...more
May 22, 2009
May 06, 2009
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
This was my first Robert Jordan book, and I really enjoyed it. It kept my attention all the way through, and the characters were well-developed. The p...more
May 03, 2009
Apr 15, 2009
Uncubicled Part 1
Uncubicled starts out with one of the best beginnings of any book I've read. It's hilarious, totally predictable in places, and completely UNpredictab...more
May 12, 2009
Apr 22, 2009
The Man Who Would Be King
It somehow feels a bit dodgy giving just three or four stars to something that has been considered a classic by so many, but here I go doing it anyhow...more
Apr 15, 2009
Mar 24, 2009
Essential Biology with Physiology [With CDROM]
I read this textbook as part of a biology class this summer.

Overall, one could make an argument that it deserves more than two stars because it's not...more
Jun 28, 2009
May 28, 2009
The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time, #2)
Wow. The ending of this book blew me away. We all know we are reading epic fantasy here, but Robert Jordan is truly the king of wrapping up a book. Ye...more
May 20, 2009
Apr 15, 2009
Plato's Euthyphro
I read Euthyphro (though not this edition) for a philosophy class recently. I probably wouldn't have otherwise, but I'm glad I did.

This is one of thos...more
Aug 21, 2009
Aug 27, 2009
The Invisible Man
This is one of those books you can read two ways. You can read it for fun as a great story, or you can get all English Major on it and beat every last...more
Apr 17, 2009
Mar 21, 2009
A Christmas Carol
I guess you can say that A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens has been a success. It was published in 1843 and has never been out of print since then....more
Dec 15, 2009
Mar 24, 2009
The Shadow Rising (Wheel of Time, #4)
I finished this book this evening, and am rather unsure how to go about even reviewing it, let alone assigning it a star rating.

When I first started r...more
Aug 17, 2009
Apr 15, 2009
War and Peace
I doubt I have ever read a book that had as significant an impact on me, and my act of reading it had on others, as this one. Conversations like this...more
May 30, 2011
Mar 24, 2009
The Complete Winnie the Pooh
If I think back to fond memories of being with my dad during my childhood, there’s one thing that always comes back first. It’s those late summer even...more
Jul 17, 2011
Dec 30, 2010
Travel as a Political Act
Rick Steves is known for writing books, and producing public TV shows, about travel to Europe. He encourages people to get out of their comfort zone,...more
Mar 20, 2010
Mar 06, 2010
The Future of Faith
I know I've been on something of a religion streak on the blog of late, and this will be the last such post for awhile.

I first hear of Harvey Cox's bo...more
Mar 04, 2010
Sep 23, 2009
Right Ho, Jeeves (Jeeves, #6)
I am really torn about how many stars to give this one.

I very nearly put it down halfway through, never to finish it. I begin to thing that P. G. Wode...more
Dec 16, 2009
Apr 13, 2009
The Happiest Days of Our Lives
I started to write this review last night, and went looking for Wil Wheaton's blog, where many of the stories came from, so I can link to it from my r...more
Dec 28, 2009
Mar 20, 2009
The Iliad
Here, therefore, huge and mighty warrior though you be, here shall you die.

- Homer (The Iliad)

And with that formidable quote, I begin my review of The...more
Jan 11, 2010
Apr 12, 2009
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
An interesting read. I followed most of his reasoning. I found the section attempting to disprove miracles to have weak reasoning, even though I mostl...more
Sep 15, 2009
Sep 17, 2009
The Soul of Christianity: Restoring the Great Tradition (Plus)
I bought this book after reading Huston Smith's Why Religion Matters.

I was less impressed by this book than than Why Religion Matters, but that may ha...more
Apr 22, 2009
Apr 03, 2009
A Study in Scarlet  (Sherlock Holmes, #1)
As a fan of Sherlock Holmes for quite some years, I had read this book before, but it was good to read it again. All the introductory material about W...more
Apr 11, 2009
Apr 07, 2009
Eastern Standard Tribe
My first Doctorow book. I enjoyed it while I was reading it, but it wasn't enjoyable enough to make me want to pick it up at every opportunity.

The met...more
Mar 24, 2009
Mar 20, 2009
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)
I've long been a Sherlock Holmes fan, so I suppose it was only a matter of time before checked out another famoue detective. I come at it after having...more
Dec 30, 2009
Mar 30, 2009
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