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Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments
3.69
it was amazing
And he said we must judge not, lest we ourselves bejudged. I had just enough tact to let that pass, but I was quite aware that our whole system was on ...more
Nov 29, 2011
Nov 24, 2011
 
What Men Live by & Other Tales: Stories by Tolstoy
4.09
really liked it
Tolstoy's stories are wonderful teaching tales about the nature of life and about the things that matter, or rather about the things that should matte ...more
Jun 28, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
 
Restorative Justice and the Secure Estate: Alternatives for Young People in Custody
5.00
it was amazing
This is an excellent contribution to the relatively sparse research that exists on the application of restorative justice in custodial settings. While ...more
May 25, 2012
May 25, 2012
 
The Vicar of Wakefield
3.46
it was amazing
This classic is only a recent discovery for me and I wrestled at first with whether to read this satirically or not. Once I settled on satire, it stru ...more
Jul 02, 2012
Jul 03, 2012
 
Luella Miller
3.48
liked it
Psychological and strange! This short tale features the bizarre death knell that one woman shrouds over her entire life - evidenced in the sickliness ...more
Jan 29, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
 
Conspiracy of Brothers
3.93
really liked it
While this book is a bit-dated, it nevertheless gives a fascinating insight into the world of motorcycle gangs and the criminal justice system in the ...more
Jan 04, 2012
Dec 31, 2011
 
Secret Faith in the Public Square: An Argument for the Concealment of Christian Identity
3.43
liked it
The central thesis of this book is, as the title suggests, an argument for Christians in the contemporary context to conceal their religious identity. ...more
Oct 18, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
 
Trauma and Grace: Theology in a Ruptured World
4.08
it was amazing
This is an excellent resource that explores the impact of theology and faith on the lives of people who have experienced trauma. Ultimately, the book ...more
Jan 2010
Aug 02, 2011
 
Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future
3.82
really liked it
A very insightful book with great information about the impact of migration around the world. The book is broadly separated into three major sections: ...more
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
 
Never Shoot a Stampede Queen: A Rookie Reporter in the Cariboo
3.74
really liked it
Mark Leiren-Young's depiction of his time in William's Lake is a very funny and captivating read, with an undercurrent that would feel almost tragic w ...more
Jul 14, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
 
Curious Myths of the Middle Ages: The Sangreal, Pope Joan, The Wandering Jew, and Others
3.37
liked it
Baring-Gould collects in one place many of the myths of Medieval England, which are likely uncommon to many contemporary readers, although some remain ...more
Jul 02, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
 
The Empire of Russia
3.50
liked it
This is a relatively lengthy and interesting history of Russia, written from the late 19th century perspective. It is rich with author's commentary an ...more
Jun 06, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
 
On The Babylonian Captivity of the Church
4.22
really liked it
This is the second edition of this book that I've read and I find that it is an interesting read both theologically and historically. Luther's perspec ...more
May 17, 2013
May 02, 2013
 
Jude the Obscure
3.80
it was amazing
Hardy is masterful at creating a tone for his readers. In Jude the Obscure , from the very opening passages, one has a sense of gloom and fatedness t ...more
Feb 15, 2012
Feb 10, 2012
 
Permission to Speak Freely: Essays and Art on Fear, Confession, and Grace
4.02
really liked it
Jackson's book effectively describes hew own journey to embrace the many pains of her life and to give them voice in context that has been less than r ...more
Oct 20, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
 
The Enchanted Typewriter
3.11
really liked it
Like other reviewers, I tend to agree that this book ended abruptly and was scattered but nevertheless I found it clever and fun way to poke fun at su ...more
Feb 21, 2013
Feb 23, 2013
 
Among Others
3.68
really liked it
Walton ended up taking both the Hugo and Nebula Award for this diary styled piece, recounting a young woman's experiences building her life in the wak ...more
Apr 13, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
 
Grendon Tales: Stories from a Therapeutic Community
4.00
really liked it
Grendon Tales in an interesting collection of outtakes and summaries from interviews that the author had with the inmates/patients and staff at Her Ma ...more
Oct 25, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
 
Report of the Study Group on Murders and Assaults in the Ontario Region
5.00
it was amazing
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, inmate violence was peeking in Canadian federal penitentiaries and had manifested in murders, hostage takings and r ...more
Jan 15, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
 
The Devil's Cinema: The Untold Story Behind Mark Twitchell's Kill Room
3.82
really liked it
Steve Lillebuen recently took home the 2013 Arthur Ellis Crime Non-Fiction Award for this book, documenting his research and coverage in the fascinati ...more
Jun 11, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
 
The Best Laid Plans
3.87
really liked it
This winner of the Stephen Leacock Award and the Canada reads competition is without question a quintessentially Canadian pleasure. For those familiar ...more
Jan 12, 2012
Jan 12, 2012
 
The Tunnel Under the World
3.90
liked it
This story must have inspired the genre of perpetual same day experiences that have since become a relatively common plot scheme in Hollywood. Pohl's ...more
May 29, 2013
May 29, 2013
 
Redrum The Innocent: From Wrongful Conviction to Stunning Exoneration
4.00
it was ok
Unlike other readers, I found this Arthur Ellis Award winning true crime tale a tiresome read which adds many tangents to an already complex tale. Mak ...more
Jan 13, 2012
Jan 08, 2012
 
The High Road
3.97
liked it
After just recently finishing Fallis first award winning novel The Best Laid Plans , I was excited about the prospect of immediately getting to read ...more
Jan 17, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
 
Pulpit and Politics: Competing Religious Ideologies in Canadian Public Life
2.00
it was ok
Gruending's Pulpit and Politics is likely an important book from a historical point of view, in asmuch as it provides a unique perspective on the di ...more
Jan 25, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
 
The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Volume 2: Second Variety
4.20
really liked it
My experience is that Dick is always a fascinating read. Second Variety was published as a serial and it is easy to understand why as it would have ...more
May 20, 2013
May 21, 2013
 
Saturday Night At The Bagel Factory, And Other Montreal Stories
3.00
really liked it
This was the 1973 Stephen Leacock award winning novel. I found it hard to track down a copy from the local library system but it was worth the effort. ...more
Mar 24, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
 
The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics: The Dos and Don'ts of Presenting Data, Facts, and Figures
4.06
really liked it
Having looked for some time for a reasonably comprehensive, yet accessible resource for helping to guide the formulation of data visualization, Wong d ...more
Aug 09, 2013
Aug 09, 2013
 
The Best American Humorous Short Stories
2.93
really liked it
This brief collection of 19 short stories is an interesting collection from the late 19th and early 20th century, featuring great authors and some of ...more
Apr 03, 2013
Apr 03, 2013
 
A Curious Dream
3.70
it was amazing
I truly enjoyed this Twain book as it documents a fictional dream sequence in which Twain encounters the disgruntled inhabitants of the local graveyar ...more
Jan 20, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
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