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Monkey: A Superhero Tale of China, Retold from The Journey to the West
3.66
really liked it
A tale for every heart to read and digest.
Oct 13, 2010
Oct 13, 2010
 
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
4.29
really liked it
Definitely a scifi classic. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
May 23, 2011
May 20, 2011
 
The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
3.83
it was amazing
A lot of work, but definitely worth the effort.
May 2003
Aug 20, 2009
 
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)
4.23
really liked it
YA is cool even for adults; this was a great followup up.
Jun 22, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
 
The Creative License: Giving Yourself Permission to Be The Artist You Truly Are
3.93
it was amazing
This was very inspiring and it's going to be a reference manual for me; the author's definitely onto something with using drawing as a means to help t ...more
Jul 11, 2010
Jun 25, 2010
 
Roots: The Saga of an American Family
4.42
really liked it
A very powerful, long, but worthwhile read (I listened to the 33 hour audiobook) and despite the court controversy surrounding it (and Haley) that par ...more
Mar 20, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
 
Absolute Surrender
4.48
it was amazing
Murray sums up how the entire Christian life should be lived, should we ever decide to stop fooling ourselves, in this simply written enlightening str ...more
Jul 31, 2010
Jul 16, 2010
 
The Killer, Volume One
3.91
really liked it
A startling surprise this was; flows like a nightmare; the drawing matches that flow as well. I find it amazing how the human psyche tries to justify ...more
Sep 14, 2009
Sep 14, 2009
 
Gregor and the Code of Claw (Underland Chronicles, #5)
4.25
it was amazing
Powerful ending. What a great series.
Aug 11, 2012
Aug 09, 2012
 
Finding Fish
4.17
really liked it
Even more dynamic than the movie (which I enjoyed as well); this cathartic story of overcoming a horrific childhood really moved my heart and soul; se ...more
Sep 17, 2009
Sep 10, 2009
 
The Red Badge of Courage
3.84
it was ok
It was OK, but I wasn't thrilled with it. I remember having to read this for middle school and I pretty much felt the same way then. Decades have only ...more
Feb 10, 2011
Feb 04, 2011
 
Bones of the Hills (Conqueror, #3)
4.32
really liked it
Powerful conclusion to a striking trilogy.
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
 
Outliers
4.10
really liked it
Just finished the Outliers and it was a great read. My only regret is that I took so long to finish it. I didn’t realize how insightful all of his dis ...more
Feb 19, 2010
Oct 08, 2009
 
Harry Callahan: Masters of Photography Series
4.21
really liked it
While I could have done without the intro (the point of the Irish joke I'm only know understanding), but without the intro I would have never thought ...more
Feb 2009
Sep 17, 2009
 
The Shawshank Redemption
4.52
really liked it
A collection of four stories that weave together quite well to tell one powerful story; even though I saw the movie (which was almost as long as this ...more
Feb 02, 2010
Jan 28, 2010
 
A Conversation with the Mann
3.98
it was amazing
Wow! I am so impressed, by not only the vibrant writing and the merge of history with this character, but with the narration given so brillantly by Di ...more
Nov 03, 2009
Nov 03, 2009
 
Night: New Translation by Marion Wiesel
4.29
it was amazing
Powerful first hand account of the shocking invasion of the Holocaust upon the life of a child and his family. Due to its brief length and intensity, ...more
Jul 11, 2011
Jul 08, 2011
 
The Snows of Kilimanjaro
3.88
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** I see the power of Hemingway's writing. I've been pulled in. Writing in the first person, he seems to be writing his own death watch ...more
Feb 03, 2010
Feb 02, 2010
 
Miles: The Autobiography
4.18
liked it
I have mixed feelings about this one. He lived a long life and lived through many many ups and downs that decimated his colleagues who die off one by ...more
May 30, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
 
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
3.96
it was amazing
A wonderful classic about the brave character of a reluctant hero--even if that hero happens to be a mongoose.
Sep 13, 2010
Sep 13, 2010
 
Fahrenheit 451
3.97
really liked it
A biting, bitter, violent conclusion to this historically fictionalized accounting of Genghis Khan's rise and fall. What a trilogy!

Jul 13, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
 
The Remnant: Restoring Integrity in American Ministry
4.14
really liked it
The second time around was even better. The premise of the book said it all. We need integrity and accountability. Be different from the norm. The aut ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 20, 2009
 
If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit
4.11
really liked it
Different in style and form, I had an interesting romp through this book. Lots of gems here. It has encouraged me to write and that, I believe is the ...more
Sep 29, 2009
Sep 03, 2009
 
The Good Earth
3.97
liked it
It’s an almost 80 year old classic epic depicting life in rural China written by the daughter of missionaries about the life and times of a farmer in ...more
Jul 10, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
 
Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else
3.96
liked it
Repetitive, like the practice of anything, but it makes its points. Towards the end, it borrows heavily from the “Outliers”. If you read the summaries ...more
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 02, 2011
 
The Turnaround
3.66
liked it
Although the storyline has cable TV plot written all over it, I enjoyed the author's use of corny dialogue from the 70s and from vivid character depic ...more
Jul 07, 2011
May 06, 2010
 
The Lady with the Little Dog
3.84
really liked it
Chekov is known for his character development so this story does not disappoint. I was caught up in the language, the subtleties and quick storyline; ...more
Feb 24, 2010
Feb 25, 2010
 
I Am Legend
4.07
really liked it
This is an intensely riveting, tightly woven piece of sci-fi that delivers quite a punch and is a nice departure from the movie featuring Will Smith; ...more
Aug 31, 2010
Aug 31, 2010
 
Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together
4.21
liked it
Beautiful story that ends with a powerful testimony from a former homeless man; I had no idea it was based on a true story...it made all the differenc ...more
Oct 21, 2009
Nov 04, 2009
 
The Journal Junkies Workshop: Visual Ammunition for the Art Addict
4.01
really liked it
A quick read but potent visual smorgasbord, this manual is a sudden jolt into the world of visual journaling. It's not a manual of how-to-do, but a TO ...more
Jun 30, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
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