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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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Korean Patterns
Even after living in Korea for over four years, I was still able to learn a lot about the mindset of the Korean population from this book. Since it wa...more
Feb 28, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
Move Up: Resource Pack-Starter Level
At my current place of employment there is a good sized library of ESL books. One of my coworkers recommended this series to me since it has a lot of...more
Oct 30, 2013
Nov 02, 2013
Detection by Gaslight
Having never read any Sherlock Holmes before, I was able to receive a nice introduction to the world of Victorian Detective stories. This collection g...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 21, 2011
Outliers: The Story of Success
I usually don’t like to read books that are written to advance an idea or support a side of an argument. In a world cursed with a plethora of uncertai...more
May 22, 2011
Jun 22, 2011
A Gift from Earth (Known Space)
Written in the 60’s, based on the inside cover, this book impressed me with some of the foresight and scientific knowledge that author, Larry Niven, h...more
May 30, 2011
Jun 22, 2011
Ready Player One
Due to my nerdiness, fondness for video games growing up and esoteric knowledge, it almost felt as if this book had been written for me. In addition t...more
Nov 05, 2012
Nov 05, 2012
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire #1)
His Majesty’s Dragon does veer away from the traditional expectations of the fantasy genre. At first, when I loaded the book into my ebook reader, I w...more
Jan 2011
Feb 01, 2011
The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings
I picked up this book to get some exposure to literature beyond my time period. I do have to say that the range of writings by Poe was quite extensive...more
Jan 21, 2011
Jan 21, 2011
Warbreaker (Warbreaker, #1)
Since I have been power reading the Wheel of Time Series, I believe that I came into this book with some biases and certain expectations of fantasy wr...more
Sep 2010
Feb 05, 2011
Elantris (Elantris, #1)
In all of the books that Ive read by Brandon Sanderson, he always has a novel and creative magic system that is just fascinating to me. This book is n...more
Dec 2010
Feb 01, 2011
Conquistador: Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs
Buddy Levy was able to take the simple story of Hernan Cortes and Montezuma that I knew and greatly open it up into a complex, dramatic and detailed w...more
Apr 2009
Nov 12, 2011
The Picture of Dorian Gray
I was recommended this book by no less than three coworkers on the premise that it is a classic and a favorite. I’d have to say that my expectations w...more
Feb 2011
Aug 02, 2012
How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
I found this at the Kyobo Book Store in downtown Seoul in the English section and was quite surprised. Though it was a little bit expensive, I picked...more
Sep 2013
Jan 11, 2014
The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time, #12)
After I got past the prologue originally written by Robert Jordan and into the actual text written by Brandon Sanderson, at first I was thrown off by...more
Dec 2010
Feb 11, 2011
Tuesdays with Morrie
This was another book that was chosen by one of groups in my upper-intermediate EFL reading class for their extensive reading project. I think their c...more
Jan 27, 2014
Jan 25, 2014
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