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Hope's Boy
3.89
Diamond loaned me this books the first week of school. It is no longer collecting dust. I'm going to begin before the Turkey Day pig outs.

11-20-08 ---
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Nov 27, 2008
Nov 07, 2008
 
Homeless Bird
4.02
So there I was in an English Department meeting and Tasche says, "You really should've read this book," since it was on the incoming Freshmen's Summer ...more
Sep 11, 2008
Sep 12, 2008
 
Different Seasons
4.31
To refresh my memory, I'm re-reading this book of short stories. Beware, there is some graphic violence that I had forgotten about, though this is sim ...more
May 23, 2009
Jan 07, 2009
 
The Skin I'm In
4.11
Scholars chose this book to compliment "Othello" and themes of Othering, or objectifying and demeaning another in order to feel superior or to abuse t ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 28, 2007
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.02
July 26, 2011 - Quito Ecuador
Finished this amazing book while stuck in Crack-Ass, Venezuela Airport!
Sad, but powerfully important read for all in scie
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Jul 23, 2011
Jun 24, 2011
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.56
OK, so all these female scholars are absolutely crazy over this series, so I have to check it out. Although Rebecca-the anti-romantic- wasn't terribly ...more
Dec 13, 2008
Nov 14, 2008
 
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
4.19
3-20-10
pg 265--
I finally got this one back from a scholar, loaned it to another, who read it in a few days and is looking for "Sea of Monsters". So, i
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Mar 28, 2010
Mar 20, 2010
 
Scorpions
3.79
"In a moment that passed so quickly that it was almost a memory before it happened, Tito had turned and run back to the cab."

It wasn't until re-readin
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Jul 14, 2008
Jul 20, 2008
 
Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined
3.52
I really loved this book, especially the last third with all his semi-NF stuff. I don’t believe a word of his denials. I think everything in this is t ...more
Jan 04, 2013
Feb 19, 2013
 
The Illustrated Man
4.12
I have no idea what's taken me so long to get around to this book of short stories?! Imagine if you will, meeting a fellow traveler, out on the hard r ...more
Nov 30, 2014
Dec 01, 2014
 
All God's Children
4.33
Not any surprise that violence in America is something whites built the country on, but also perfected to heights archaic and beyond cruel and unusual ...more
Mar 02, 2008
Mar 15, 2008
 
The Big Sea
4.14
4-8-09
Finally decided to do my final essay for my Masters on the man I've idolized since I was 13. I don't know what took me so long.

Anyway, just like
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May 03, 2009
Apr 07, 2009
 
David Walker's Appeal: To the Coloured Citizens of the World
3.94
Clever, rebellious early 19th Century text written by a Bostonian journalist/tailor who would sew copies of protest articles within clothing shipped t ...more
Oct 2004
Aug 03, 2008
 
The Friends
3.87
Great look at the cultural shocks newly arrived female teen (Caribbean) has in Harlem's volatile early 1970s. Again, some twist on the adult(caregiver ...more
Mar 13, 2008
Mar 15, 2008
 
Hatter M: Volume Two - Mad With Wonder
3.78
While graphics are far more rudimentary in Beddor's comics, the story line, themes and ideas are intense and amazing. Perhaps meant for a far more mat ...more
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
 
When Rain Clouds Gather
3.82
Before tripping in the Caribbean I stopped by Lehman College's library to get some more reading materials for my three weeks on buses, boats, planes a ...more
Aug 03, 2009
Aug 05, 2009
 
Push
3.79
**spoiler alert** 15—“Lord where is crack addicts when you need ‘em.”

This take-no-prisoners novel reads like an autobiography, yet it’s mercifully fic
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Nov 14, 2009
Nov 18, 2009
 
The Prophet
4.21
There are only a few passages that didn't resonate, though this book came along at just the right time. This has been a challenging year and I first p ...more
Jul 02, 2013
Jul 28, 2013
 
Street Wise Parenting. Glenn Compain
5.00
I started reading this one in one of the last Borders Books here, before it left last Sunday 1-8-12, as a way to better understand some of the scholar ...more
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
 
Maximum Ride, Vol. 3 (Maximum Ride: The Manga, #3)
4.36
Waiting for my car, Mi estrella brillante, to get fixed I tripped to B & N to try to spend the gift card I'd received a few months ago. Many of my ...more
Aug 27, 2010
Aug 28, 2010
 
The Road
3.94
Well, I finally got around to reading this, after realizing the amazing, "Blindness", by Saramago was similar. While McCarthy's tale is gruesome and r ...more
Jan 03, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
 
Promise Not to Tell
3.61
"The dead can blame," (page 86).


Part "Medium", part young Angela Lansbury, part teenage angst. All outstanding and unique novel. One of the very best
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Jun 20, 2010
Jun 20, 2010
 
Drama Bajo El Manto Amazonico/Crisis Under The Canopy (Spanish Edition)
5.00
Bi-lingual anthropological book, Crisis Under the Canopy: Tourism and Other Problems.. ., by Randy Smith, looks at the pros and cons of eco-tourism a ...more
Jan 19, 1995
Feb 21, 2010
 
If I Ran the Circus
3.92
I love the imagination of this particular book, and if I got anything from it, it's BE A SNEE!
Hell, man, this guy got it done!

Treat yourself and pick
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May 10, 2012
May 10, 2012
 
Darkness Before Dawn (Hazelwood High, #3)
4.27
"Yo spirit is a shinin' silver star, chile. Can't nobody take that away from you." (266)

This, by far, outshines the first of this series, "Forged by F
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Jan 10, 2010
Jan 10, 2010
 
Fences (The Century Cycle #6)
3.76
Waiting in line for SRO tickets, I finished this short tightly packed African-American page-turning play. There is so much, including humor, within th ...more
May 22, 2010
May 25, 2010
 
The Way Home
3.61
2-18-10
pg. 200
Sean recommended this along with another of Dennis Lehane-whose "Shutter Island" comes out tomorrow! "Home" is an easy read, though I'm
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Feb 21, 2010
Feb 18, 2010
 
I Was Told There'd Be Cake
3.44
10-4-09
This book has simply gotten better with each essay I've read. Irreverent, funny, honest and well written.

If I ever have kids, this is what I'm
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not set
Oct 01, 2009
 
The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes (The Sandman, #1)
4.34
4-27-10
Far less confusing after getting further into this excellent idea of Dream, or Morpheus's, escape from a father-son pair who were going after D
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Apr 27, 2010
Apr 24, 2010
 
The 3rd Alternative: Solving Life's Most Difficult Problems
4.05
1-16-12
Covey continues his Seven Habits and expands on overcoming all conflicts and "false dilemmas" with four step processes of better understanding
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Jan 20, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
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