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Shadows in Flight by Orson Scott Card
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J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling has written about an adult Harry Potter in her latest post for her site, Pottermore--but it's not the full-length sequel that fans crave. What favorite character would you most like to read about again in a comeback novel? Vote or write...more

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The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus, #1)
by Jonathan Stroud (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2014
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Entertaining enough but I wanted a bit more meat and character development and all the stuff I shouldn't expect from YA Fiction.
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Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
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I love books like these. I think I would call them pop-science. Broad strokes based on generalized, but brilliant ideas. I'd place this in the same vein as the Freakonomics books or some of Gladwell's stuff. It was interesting and I enjoyed it.
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Love and Math by Edward Frenkel
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I read this book under false pretenses. I thought it was going to be about math education in general, but it is about Frenkel's math education specifically. It is his journey growing up in antisemitic, pre-perestroika Russia. I enjoyed the book. The...more
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The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
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Thought the book was interesting. I really like his story telling. I found myself wishing there were a bit more to it but all in all, a solid read.

More specifically, I have a deeper respect for biodiversity. I feel disconnected from the long history...more
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Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut
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Everyone is supposed to be equal but some still wants to fly. This is a fantastic read.
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The Veldt by Ray Bradbury
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I love a dark short story. This one made me think how I interact with technology, how I interact with my child, and how my child interacts with technology. I highly recommend taking a few minutes to read this.
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