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Melanie rated a book 3 of 5 stars
I, Rigoberta Menchú by Rigoberta Menchú
I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala
by Rigoberta Menchú
recommended to Melanie by: C. Kronk
read in September, 2014
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The Best Science Fiction of the Year 1 by Terry Carr
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It must be hard to curate good anthologies, and so I was impressed to find myself pleased by every story in this little gem from 1972. I especially loved Poul Anderson's "The Queen of Air and Darkness." I'm now on the lookout for more collections edi...more
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Year's Best SF 18 by David G. Hartwell
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A much more interesting and carefully curated set of stories than in the last anthology I read (The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year (Volume 7) , also a 2013 collection). Favorites included: "Old Paint," "Perfect Day," "Swift as a Dream a...more
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The Sacred Journey by Frederick Buechner
The Sacred Journey
by Frederick Buechner (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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"All theology, like all fiction, is at its heart autobiography, and that what a theologian is doing essentially is examining as honestly as he can the rough-and-tumble of his own experiences with all its ups and downs, its mysteries and loose ends......more
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Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler
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College Unbound by Jeffrey J. Selingo
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You get the idea pretty quickly. I'd rather read this in essay form.
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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year by Jonathan Strahan
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Of course I loved "About Fairies" by Pat Murphy.
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Baptists in America by Bill J. Leonard
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Four stars because I learned a lot about Baptist history and diversity I didn't know. For example, my paternal grandfather was a Free Will Baptist preacher based in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and I had NO idea that the Free Will Baptists were probably...more
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The Fundraising Houseparty by Morrie Warshawski
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