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English Grammar in Use with Answers: Reference and Practice for Intermediate Students
The order of the grammar points presented were not what I would consider the most ideal order. Also, a few items (especially conditionals) were not ex ...more
Jun 04, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight
A few times in this book, Margaret Cho asks why she isn't asked her opinion and only white men in business suits get to share their ideas on the news. ...more
Aug 2011
Oct 29, 2011
To Green Angel Tower (Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, #3)
I don't put down a book or a series that I start. While the first two books did peak my interest quite a bit, I was suffering through almost all of th ...more
Jan 11, 2013
Aug 08, 2012
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (Hornblower Saga: Chronological Order, #1)
To be honest, I was fascinating by 18th century European navies when I was a high school student. I found the idea of man-of-wars and frigates hitting ...more
Feb 17, 2014
Feb 10, 2014
The Caves of Steel (Robot, #1)
I really enjoyed I, Robot and wanted to continue reading Asimov. After a bit of research on the internet, I found that this book was recommended to re ...more
Feb 12, 2015
Feb 05, 2015
Okay for Now
Finding books in English for high school students to read here in Korea is extremely tricky. There is a fine balance between interest, familiarity, an ...more
Jun 29, 2015
Jun 16, 2015
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
When I was in high school, quite a few books made me laugh out loud. As I got older, something changed and I noticed myself laughing quietly on the in ...more
Feb 05, 2015
Jan 07, 2015
The Ottoman Centuries
This book was a plethora of information and I was able to learn a lot. Luckily, I had been playing quite a bit of Europa Universalis IV, so I was some ...more
Feb 18, 2015
Jan 26, 2015
War Trash
I enjoyed reading one of Ha Jin's books when I was in high school and another later on in college. While I knew that this work would center around a p ...more
Jan 07, 2015
Dec 24, 2014
Bloodsucking Fiends (A Love Story, #1)
After reading The Guns of August, I needed a light read, and this book definitely hit the spot.

Christopher Moore always does a great job of re-imagini
Dec 04, 2014
Nov 20, 2014
The Korea Story: President Jung-hee's Leadership and the Korean Industrial Revolution
O Won-chol, the author of this book, was one of the high ranking technocrats under the reign of Park Chung-hee (박정희) in the 1960s and 70s. During his ...more
Oct 31, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
Since I am creating a reading club for the students at the Foreign Language High School here in Korea that I work at, I decided check out the Top 100 ...more
Feb 27, 2014
Feb 22, 2014
Unsung Hero: The Story Of Colonel Young Oak Kim
From my understanding, the purpose of this book is to help people in American, Korean and Japanese communities learn more about Colonel Young-oak Kim ...more
Dec 18, 2011
Dec 09, 2011
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
I've read this book twice in the past as a younger man and enjoyed the book immensely. However, now that I've matured and read a wider scope of litera ...more
Mar 18, 2014
Feb 13, 2011
The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East
Robert Fisk provides a view of modern Middle Eastern history through the perspective of his life as a journalist in this region. This point of view of ...more
Jan 09, 2014
Jan 02, 2013
A Review of Korean History Vol.1 Ancient/Goryeo Era
After reading A Korean History for International Readers, this book is a nice next step for those of you who want learn more about the history of Kore ...more
Jul 29, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
The Imjin War: Japan's Sixteenth-Century Invasion of Korea and Attempt to Conquer China
As an ex-pat and a history buff living in Korea, I found this book absolutely fascinating. The Imjin War was a piece of history that I knew little of ...more
Apr 11, 2012
Mar 01, 2012
An A-Z of English Grammar & Usage
I finally finished this tome of grammatical knowledge after almost two months of reading 10 pages a day.

In no way does reading this book cover to cov
Apr 22, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
한국어 1 - Language Education Institute Seoul National University
I used this book to go back and review my Korean after taking a long break. While it was nice that I was able to review and drill the grammatical patt ...more
Jun 23, 2014
Jun 22, 2014
Korean Grammar In Use: Beginning To Early Intermediate
To premise my review, I am a person who is living and working in Korea and studies Korean by myself in my free time. I don't take after work classes s ...more
May 17, 2014
May 16, 2014
Basic English Grammar: With Answer Key [with Audio CDs]
In my experience of teaching English here in Korea, I come from the teaching philosophy that is based more on the communicative approach. Grammar is i ...more
May 27, 2014
May 26, 2014
Heart of Darkness
I first heard about this book when I watched Apocalypse Now which was one of my favorite films in in high school. I never got around to reading it, de ...more
Oct 03, 2014
Oct 06, 2014
New Spring: the Graphic Novel
I bought this graphic novel a long time ago and just finally got around to reading it. I am a big fan of The Wheel of Time series and thought that it ...more
Jul 10, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
The thing that I enjoy most about reading a book by Malcolm Gladwell is that the subjects are deep while the language is approachable. There really is ...more
May 15, 2014
May 16, 2014
The Outsiders
I was looking for books to start an ESL book club for some of my students, and I was recommended this book by a coworker who was much older than me an ...more
Sep 19, 2014
Sep 21, 2014
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide, #2)
I have continued my revisit of one of my favorite book series that I devoured when I was in high school. An older (and hopefully wiser) me can now app ...more
Apr 30, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
This books picks up from the moment that The Girl Who Played with Fire left off. After all of the dramatic events that had happened, Lisbeth Salander ...more
Apr 2015
Apr 01, 2015
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
Bill Bryson reviews life in America in the 1950's and 60's through the eyes of a child growing up in Des Moines, Iowa. While there is quite a bit of i ...more
Sep 15, 2014
Sep 21, 2014
한국어 1 Practice Book - Language Education Institute Seoul National University
This book is the companion to the 한국어 1 course book. The benefits of using this book is that you are able to practice the grammatical patterns to help ...more
Jun 25, 2014
Jun 28, 2014
Hornblower During the Crisis (Hornblower Saga: Chronological Order, #4)
It was a bit sad to get to the end of this book so quickly. As I was approaching the last pages of the book, I thought that C.S. Forester was setting ...more
Jul 13, 2014
Jul 12, 2014
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