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The Darkest Surrender  (Lords of the Underworld, #8)
Finally got around to finishing this book--which really says a great deal about what I thought about it. Despite being extremely excited for Strider a ...more
Oct 30, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
Jane Was Here
All aspects of Sarah Kernochan's novel "Jane Was Here" can be described with one word: ridiculous.

Let's begin with the characters of this book becaus
Dec 14, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
Heart of the Dragon (Atlantis, #1)
Where to begin with this one? Well, I did like this book. I thought it was an entertaining, light read. It wasn't great, though. The plot was not orig ...more
Mar 02, 2011
Mar 02, 2011
The Dark Rose
A novel that takes the romantic notion of "falling madly in love" and sets it in the reality of practical society with jaw-dropping twists and all the ...more
Dec 22, 2011
Dec 14, 2011
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The best contemporary fiction piece I've ever read. It's a bold statement but I'm confident it is accurate. This novel is engaging, fast-paced, and ri ...more
Mar 30, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
The Hippopotamus Marsh (Lord of the Two Lands, #1)
"The Hippopotamus Marsh" by Pauling Gedge is an engaging historical fiction that raises to life the Ancient Egypt in which it's characters lived. Gedg ...more
Dec 13, 2011
Nov 26, 2011
The Woman Warrior
Maxine Hong Kingston does a wonderful job of blurring the lines between fact and fiction in her memoir "The Woman Warrior." The mixing of the two genr ...more
Mar 31, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
Everything Was Good-bye
If it wouldn't have come off as obnoxious to write this review in All Caps, I would've done it. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK! Yes, you should imagine ...more
Jun 22, 2012
May 24, 2012
The Darlings
Cristina Alger puts a human face to the movers and shakers of Wall Street who have been the target of public scrutiny and hostility in recent years. " ...more
Nov 28, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
This is the new "thing" and I wanted to see what it's all about.

I'm going to be honest and say I read the first chapter and skipped to the middle to s
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Apr 22, 2012
Bartleby, the Scrivener
In "Bartleby, the Scrivener" Melville's feelings toward the disjoint between his audience and his masterpiece "Moby Dick" comes to light.

This novella
Oct 24, 2011
Oct 24, 2011
America is one of those characters that you just can't get out of your head. I read this book several years ago and I can still remember him and his s ...more
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Apr 26, 2011
Goodbye, Columbus
Only read the first story, "Goodbye Columbus". Interesting coming of age story that follows the relationship of Neil, a young middle-class man, and Br ...more
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Feb 12, 2012
The House of Mirth
Beautiful prose, as expected of Edith Wharton, but not my favourite of her works. 'The House of Mirth' tells the violent fall from social grace of Lil ...more
Nov 25, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
The Rationality of Science
Read excerpts for a final paper for a History and Philosophy of Science course. Very good introduction to the key figures and arguments in the field o ...more
Apr 22, 2012
Apr 09, 2012
Eros, Philia, Agape
I am amazed that this novella is not rated more highly. Floored, in fact. It's such a well-written allegory for relationships in the modern world I do ...more
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Dec 28, 2011
The Tiger's Wife
Essentially a novel about storytelling and myth-making. It's not for everyone. It's pace is very slow with the narrator deviating from the main plot o ...more
Dec 17, 2011
Nov 10, 2011
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Read sections for research for a History and Philosophy of Science course, primarily the Postscript.

Interesting take on the scientific progress.
Apr 22, 2012
Apr 22, 2012
Catch Me (Detective D.D. Warren, #6)
This is my first Lisa Gardener novel and, of course, my first of the Detective DD Warren series. It was a interesting take on the detective fiction ge ...more
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Jan 02, 2012
A Lost Lady
This is a wonderful novel! If you miss out on it, you're not living your life to the fullest. Take my word for it.
Dec 06, 2011
Dec 06, 2011
Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9)
I waited way too long to read this. My initial impression was that I wouldn't like Payne or Manny or the Band of Bastards but I was so wrong.
Feb 17, 2012
Feb 12, 2012
Lust (Lust, Money & Murder, #1)
A fun read. Briskly paced and full of action. All things you want from a thriller novel!
Dec 27, 2011
Dec 27, 2011
The Logic of Scientific Discovery
Read sections for a final paper for a History and Philosophy of Science course.
Apr 22, 2012
Apr 22, 2012
Through Black Spruce
Haunting depiction of the struggles on faces as a Native American living in a reservation wrought by alcoholism, poverty, depression, and a terrible d ...more
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Oct 27, 2011
Letters to His Friends (Books XIII-XVI)
Reading selected sections for an Introduction to Roman Culture course.
Mar 2012
Feb 26, 2012
The Bluest Eye
This book is deserving of every praise it is given. The beauty of the prose is rivaled only by the sensitivity and insight Toni Morrison displays towa ...more
Apr 04, 2012
Mar 17, 2012
Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
Read selected chapters for an Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science course. Excellent introduction with a clear, engaging narrative vo ...more
Mar 17, 2012
Feb 12, 2012
The Consolation of Philosophy (Oxford World's Classics)
Interesting arguments but a great deal of it relied on the existence of God which weakened them. The poems are lovely, though. Reminiscent of Virgil i ...more
Nov 09, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
Half Blood Blues
Giller Prize winner
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Nov 09, 2011
The Satyricon
Reading selections for an Introduction to Roman Culture course. Wonderfully ironic, comical take on Roman moral standards and culture.
Mar 17, 2012
Mar 03, 2012
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