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What I Wish I'd Known When I Was Single: How to Do Life As a Young Adult
Trying to find the right companion, struggling with the dating game, or even thinks about marriage, John Bytheway knows how to fight the good fight. I ...more
Jan 2001
Oct 13, 2007
Mission to the Moon: (Book and DVD)
This has to be the coolest book I have read in a long time. Last year I thought I had hit space-exploration gold with Team Moon: How 400 000 People La ...more
Apr 21, 2009
Apr 21, 2009
They Snooze, You Lose: The Educator's Guide to Successful Presentations
I HATE PowerPoint. I think it's made a bunch of lazy, boring speakers. Students spend more time copy notes from slides than they do paying attention t ...more
Jun 13, 2011
Jun 22, 2011
A Woman's Guide to a Healthy Stomach: Taking Control of Your Digestive Health
Before finishing the first page I was crying because I knew this book was going to change my life. I was 16 when I first saw a doctor about my volatil ...more
Jul 16, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
Fun with Hieroglyphs
I love interactive books and Egyptian history, so this book seemed right up my ally. Unfortunately, it fell a little flat on the promise of a good rea ...more
Oct 21, 2008
May 29, 2011
Into The Wild
I really need to stop reading all these adventure books.

I am not what you could really classify as the outdoorsy type. While I enjoy camping and swimm
Feb 15, 2009
Feb 07, 2009
Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems
While I’m very familiar with Collin’s work—as a poet, performer and teacher—but it was rather fun to read a collection of work by him. I was struck by ...more
Mar 14, 2014
Mar 06, 2014
Chasing Lincoln's Killer
So often, the genera of teen nonfiction is passed over for historical fiction. But every once in awhile, an amazing book comes along (like Freedman's ...more
Dec 24, 2008
May 29, 2011
The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child
While I found some of the information repetitive and self-congratulatory, there was a lot of good content about talking about books with kids—how to c ...more
Oct 09, 2013
Oct 07, 2013
Polish Classic Recipes
Some of my best childhood memories are of sitting in my ciotka’s kitchen while she made pierogi and kielasa z kapusta, but long ago I stopped caring a ...more
Sep 27, 2012
Sep 30, 2012
Amazing Sharks! (I Can Read Book Series) (Level 2)
Granted, this book was sponsored by the Wildlife Conservation Society, but it was a little too preachy without enough informative content. I actually ...more
Nov 28, 2012
Nov 28, 2012
George Washington: Soldier, Hero, President (DK Readers)
I picked up this book because I'm trying to expand my exposure to early readers, and I love the DK touch-and-feel books as well as their encyclopedia ...more
Aug 02, 2012
Aug 01, 2012
Kaplan SAT 2011: Strategies, Practice, and Review
I've worked with inner-city kids on SAT prep for a couple years now, so I'm always looking for new resources to help them prepare. While I've used the ...more
Nov 04, 2010
May 28, 2011
Polish Traditions, Customs, and Folklore
While the customs and traditions take a bit of an idealized view of what life was like for families in the poor farm villages of Poland, there are a l ...more
Dec 08, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
8 Weeks to Optimum Health
I cannot tell you how sceptical I was of this book when my friend gave it to me, but I'm really glad I read it. While I don't think I'm ready to fully ...more
Jul 26, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry
There's a lot to like about this book. It gives solid technical how-tos, fun writing exercises, uplifting writer's life advice and modern poetic examp ...more
Feb 28, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
The Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo
Not the best translation I have ever read, but I love the philosophies of Socrates according to Plato, especially the Apology.
Jan 16, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
The way this collection deals with the father/daughter relationship dynamic is incredibly powerful. Though this specifically addresses the relationshi ...more
Feb 10, 2014
May 21, 2013
From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time
A very enjoyable read for someone obsessed with time and knows just enough about scientific theories not to get lost in the vocabulary but not so know ...more
Sep 19, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon
Some of the quotations were hard to understand (this book was written more middle-grade readers, and I had to go back and reread a bunch of the quotat ...more
Jan 2008
Nov 17, 2007
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream
What an empowering book for young women who want to do great things. I'm kind of ashamed to say that I've never heard a lot of stories before, especia ...more
Mar 07, 2013
Oct 26, 2009
Hana's Suitcase: A True Story
This is a very different account of the holocaust than I have ever read before. It is a living account of the holocaust and how it still affects our l ...more
Apr 2007
Oct 13, 2007
We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
Amazing narrative choice--totally unexpected for a nonfiction book, but a perfect representation of baseball. The historical and sports vocabulary are ...more
Mar 02, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
Narrative Dynamics: Essays on Time, Plot, Closure, and Frame
This is a writing theory textbook not for the writing hobbyist. I tend to get more for theory books than craft books, so I responded well to this one. ...more
Sep 16, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
Does This Book Make Me Look Fat?
Sara Zarr made me cry, what more needs to be said?
Apr 18, 2009
Apr 07, 2009
The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction
I have read many of these short stories before, but my favorite this time around was James Joyce's "The Dead." I cant believe after all these years of ...more
Jul 09, 2008
Apr 25, 2008
Mass Media Law 2009/2010 Edition
This is probably one of the most interesting text books ever. Although we only had to read parts of it for my media law class, I ended up reading it p ...more
Jul 2008
Apr 25, 2008
Essential English Grammar (Dover Language Guides Essential Grammar)
This book is okay, but there's a serious lack of practical application.
Feb 26, 2014
Jan 27, 2014
Snide Remarks II: Electric Boogaloo
not set
May 29, 2011
A Field Guide to Contemporary Poetry and Poetics: Revised Edition
Jul 09, 2008
Apr 25, 2008
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