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My Boring-Ass Life: The Uncomfortably Candid Diary of Kevin Smith
3.68
after reading silent bob speaks, i bought a signed copy of this from the secret stash( if your a smith fan you know what this is). haven't gotten too ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 22, 2008
 
Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile (Fables, #1)
4.03
ok....before i give a review....it's come to my attention that i have been reading an inordinate amount of comics lately.....all i can say in my defen ...more
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Feb 20, 2008
 
Courageous Conversations about Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools
3.91
i'm gonna be honest and say i'm having a really hard time with this book as it seems to paint asians in a very poor light. i'll finish it because i ha ...more
Sep 15, 2008
Sep 05, 2008
 
1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
3.81
ok, first off, i'm including this in the classics smarty-pants category since almost every single book in here is a classics smarty pants book.

i was
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Mar 08, 2008
 
Whatever It Takes: How Professional Learning Communities Respond When Kids Don't Learn
3.89
i'm having to read a bunch of books for my new job to get an idea of what kind of philosophies they've been trying to instill in their teachers in the ...more
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Aug 29, 2008
 
Batman: Year One
4.22
the third miller batman book. i'm especially interested since he uses a different artist for this one than he did for the previous two.

finished this o
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Mar 14, 2008
 
Fables, Vol. 2: Animal Farm (Fables, #2)
4.12
the irony is that i just finished rereading orwell's animal farm....i really starting to love this comic series.....already there's been a reference t ...more
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Mar 12, 2008
 
Batman: The Long Halloween
4.26
since i'm a total tool, and this book has been a major influence on the new batman movies (which are totally kick-ass and i suggest that people should ...more
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Aug 08, 2008
 
The Best Book of Useless Information Ever
3.98
**spoiler alert** another great book of questionable facts. even if you don't wholly believe all the facts in this book, it's still worth the time.
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Feb 17, 2008
 
No Country for Old Men
4.10
the coens made it into a kick ass movie (so i hear....as it's yet to make it to video and thus make it into my movie circle) and the coens make a fine ...more
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Mar 31, 2008
 
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years #1)
3.48
my friend said i should read this one.....so far it's a little slow, but it's not bad....on a side note...i only just recently saw the wizard of oz.

om
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Mar 24, 2008
Mar 17, 2008
 
The Teaching Gap: Best Ideas from the World's Teachers for Improving Education in the Classroom
3.78
this was a book i read for work. it was actually a book that my coworkers had read a few years back, but it was one whose theories were still being us ...more
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Dec 19, 2008
 
High Lonesome: Selected Stories, 1966-2006
4.15
my friend has been reading oates like mad lately, so i decided to pick up this book. the stories are great. she has such darkness, and that gives the ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 22, 2008
 
The Kite Runner
4.22
ok....so after i realized that i am like the only english teacher left that hasn't read this book....i am reading this book.....that now leaves only d ...more
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Dec 08, 2008
 
The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections (The Sandman #6)
4.45
this is a collection of nine sandman stories taken from various other sandman comics....i like how they're all collected here....

i really liked these
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Dec 28, 2008
 
Freddie and Me: A Coming-of-Age (Bohemian) Rhapsody
3.61
i picked this up at the ncte convention, and so far it's pretty interesting.....the art reminds me of the rugrats cartoon for some reason, but otherwi ...more
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Dec 07, 2008
 
Fables, Vol. 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers (Fables, #4)
4.29
**spoiler alert** gotta read 3 first, buti hear this one is like the best.

ok...so this one was really good, and there were some totally obvious refere
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Mar 24, 2008
 
Until They Bring the Streetcars Back
3.98
so dan's mom asked me to join her book club and this was the book they were reading. it's not bad, but it's very similar to "the greatest thing since ...more
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Jul 28, 2008
 
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
3.53
just started this one as i just finshed the first. the ocd part of me is a bit pissed as i will have to buy the hardcover version of the next two book ...more
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Jul 23, 2008
 
The Sandman, Vol. 4: Season of Mists (The Sandman #4)
4.54
wow.....i really liked this one as it was one continual story that spanned the entire collection. what was really cool too, was that it tied into even ...more
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Dec 19, 2008
 
American Born Chinese
3.86
i have a problem with this comic. since this is meant for students, and since it is pretty sophisticated....if someone is not there to explain why the ...more
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Dec 07, 2008
 
The Friday Night Knitting Club (Friday Night Knitting Club, #1)
3.40
ok...so strange thing....two different people....totally unconnected....told me they thought of me when they saw/read this book, and that i must read ...more
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Apr 07, 2008
 
War and Pieces (Fables, #11)
4.28
this is the book that contains the 75th issue...the war of the fables finally begins, and things really change....again......

great great story. it's a
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Dec 05, 2008
 
Who's Afraid of a Large Black Man?
3.45
got this with the other barkley book. what are the odds i finish this one as well before atonement....pretty good i'd say......

...odds about finishing
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Apr 05, 2008
 
Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard
3.81
one of the books the district read last year.....catching up once again.....

this was an ok book. definitely written more for middle school level kids.
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Nov 22, 2008
 
Paula Deen & Friends: Paula Deen & Friends
4.04
ok, so this book has recipes that were basically taken from her tv show when it was on in the beginning. what sucks, is that like soooooo many food tv ...more
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Nov 26, 2008
 
The Jeeves Omnibus Vol. 2 (Jeeves, #3, 6, & 8)
4.53
i'm actually reading the second omnibus first bc i'm trying to read the actual novels included in the omnibus' in order.

right ho, jeeves (4th book): r
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Jan 25, 2008
 
Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea
3.95
so far this is interesting, but the art is kinda lacking given that this guy is in animation and all.....it does provide some interesting insight into ...more
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Dec 08, 2008
 
Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China
3.74
after reading his pyongyang, i thought i'd read this one too....i mean, i had already bought it at ncte, so it's not like i was put out or anything... ...more
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Dec 15, 2008
 
Holiday Favorites: The Best of the Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library
4.50
ok.....so we went to the williams sonoma kitchen store, and they had soooooo many cookbooks that i wanted, but they were all like $40 each. i found th ...more
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Nov 26, 2008
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