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Serving the Difficult Customer
3.50
liked it
What I wish this book said:

"Aren't difficult customers annoying? Here's what you should do with difficult customers: you should shoot them. Then the d
...more
Sep 02, 2010
Aug 24, 2010
 
Masscult and Midcult: Essays Against the American Grain
3.86
really liked it
Where have all the curmudgeons gone? Why are modern critics so afraid of telling it as they see it? Maybe because criticism has been bought by midcult ...more
Oct 13, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
 
Fumblerules: A Lighthearted Guide to Grammar and Good Usage
3.76
liked it
The rules have changed somewhat, even in the last 25 years.
The rules have somewhat changed, in the last 25 years even.
The rules will have changed in 2
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May 15, 2016
May 15, 2016
 
How Literature Works
3.52
liked it
This is not a comprehensive reference for students of literary criticism. It is lit-crit hard candy -- enjoyable to suck on for a while, but may give ...more
Jun 2015
Feb 02, 2014
 
Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It
4.29
really liked it
Great ideas, but suspicious statistical manipulations to prove his points. His tone can become condescending and his points repetitive -- you probably ...more
Sep 30, 2014
Sep 24, 2014
 
Doing Critical Ethnography
3.94
it was amazing
"Resistance entails wildness. An appeal to our wild side invokes a call to reject inhibitions imposed by assumed meanings and to cultivate in their pl ...more
Feb 12, 2015
Feb 05, 2015
 
The Prison Library Primer: A Program for the Twenty-First Century
4.00
it was amazing
For the three or four people left in the world who actually give a damn about prison libraries, this is required reading. No other book exists that so ...more
Dec 28, 2012
Nov 05, 2011
 
The Intellectual Foundation of Information Organization
3.06
did not like it
I do not like metadata. I do not like cataloging. I do not like bibliographic control. I do not like these things. But I swear I will be a very good l ...more
Dec 12, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
 
Thought and Language
4.20
really liked it
I could tell you that I am done reading this, but as an education student, I will never be done reading this. This is a foundational text, and deserve ...more
Oct 28, 2014
Oct 22, 2014
 
Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian
3.50
really liked it
This was a great book, particularly for me, as the author fell into a job I'm actually seeking out. I've been doing a lot of academic research lately ...more
May 15, 2013
Nov 07, 2011
 
Social Linguistics and Literacies: Ideology in Discourses
4.26
it was amazing
Critical discourse, civil discourse, dominant discourse, multiple Discourses -- Gee has given me the theory and vocabulary to conceive all of these ap ...more
May 20, 2015
May 10, 2015
 
The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint: Pitching Out Corrupts Within
4.08
it was amazing
Back in a classroom after 17 years, I felt awkward and inept concerning my ignorance of PowerPoint. I may have seen PP presentations back then, but I ...more
Oct 27, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
 
The Book Group Book: A Thoughtful Guide to Forming and Enjoying a Stimulating Book Discussion Group
3.16
liked it
I am reading the first edition, 1993, significantly different from the 2nd (1995) and 3rd edition (listed here). Goodreads, fix this!
The first half of
...more
Mar 17, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
 
Amazonia: Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot.Com Juggernaut
3.26
really liked it
Oh, my big mouth loves to lead me into projects larger than they need to be. Why, why do I complicate my life?! I'm in a class called "Search and Disc ...more
Feb 09, 2013
Feb 07, 2013
 
Juvenile In Justice
4.17
it was amazing
Powerful. Only takes an hour to read, but if you're looking for a new career path, this may decide it for you. I may not know how to keep kids out if ...more
Mar 25, 2013
Mar 08, 2013
 
The School and Society/The Child and the Curriculum
3.78
really liked it
Who, since Dewey, has thought about the foundations of American schooling as deeply? What is the purpose of school? To learn how to pass a test, or to ...more
Sep 21, 2014
Sep 18, 2014
 
I Can't Come To School Today... My Mom's In Prison And I Don't Have A Ride
4.00
liked it
The author claims that this is an anthology of student writing, but it is really her own writing and reflection with short bits by students. She ends ...more
Nov 15, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
 
The End of Your Life Book Club
3.81
liked it
Lots of admiration for Mary Anne Schwalbe, despite her privileged, dull, insipid son. Prison discussion on Thursday.
Mar 10, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
 
Cart's Top 200 Adult Books for Young Adults: Two Decades in Review
3.76
liked it
I couldn't afford my Booklist subscription this year ($100!), but reading this was a decent substitute. Cart is opinionated -- he's a book critic, he' ...more
Apr 17, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
 
Reading is my window : books and the art of reading in women's prisons
4.21
it was amazing
So who's your favorite academic? Mine's Megan Sweeney. I never even considered having a "favorite academic", but if she were giving a reading around h ...more
Jun 10, 2013
Oct 04, 2011
 
Empathy and the Novel
3.67
really liked it
Mostly four stars because it is exactly the book I needed for my research, so I spent most of my reading exclaiming "Yes! Yes! Yes!" But there are som ...more
Nov 24, 2013
Jun 12, 2013
 
Foucault in 90 Minutes
3.25
it was ok
power/knowledge, episteme, madness, classification, genealogy, prisons, sex, sex, sex.

--Foucault in 9 words.
Oct 17, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
 
Bibliotherapy in Rehabilitation, Educational & Mental Health Settings
2.00
it was ok
I don't believe or subscribe to bibliotherapy as a clinical practice, but it's interesting to observe how it developed in the context of educational t ...more
Nov 16, 2014
Oct 02, 2014
 
Pedagogy of the Oppressed
4.25
really liked it
Very thought-provoking. Haven't quite figured out how to correlate it with overtly oppressed prison populations, but I'm working on it.
Nov 18, 2014
Nov 12, 2014
 
Ethnography: Principles in Practice
3.63
liked it
This is a very good reference, and also useful as a thorough lit review of classic and seminal ethnographic works.
May 15, 2015
Jan 24, 2015
 
The Reader, the Text, the Poem: The Transactional Theory of the Literary Work
4.02
it was amazing
Contains everything I believe about reading but never knew.
Sep 11, 2014
Sep 10, 2014
 
Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence
4.24
liked it
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Mar 05, 2014
 
Hit Lit: Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Century's Biggest Bestsellers
3.44
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Dec 11, 2013
 
Aspects of the Novel
3.83
it was amazing
None
Feb 02, 2014
Jan 22, 2014
 
The Self and Perspective Taking: Contributions and Applications from Modern Behavioral Science
4.62
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Mar 05, 2014
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