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Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
by Orson Scott Card
recommended for: anyone
read in November, 2007
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Alli's been bugging me forever about this book. After she assigned this to her English class at Gallaudet, I finally had an excuse to read it.

W-O-W.

A mix of science fiction and history where a young boy named Ender is chosen to be groomed as the mu
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Leaving Microsoft to Change the World by John Wood
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A story of John Wood, the founder of "Room to Read," nonprofit organization to promote literacy in third world countries.

It is written in a business-like sense with a short business-how-to blurb at the end of each chapter, but the stories within the
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The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
The Prince
by Niccolò Machiavelli
recommended for: history buffs
read in September, 2007
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Required reading for my AP European history class I teach. I had not read this before teaching, but I found the quite short reading (87 pages) brief and a good summary on "how to rule with an iron fist."
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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Water for Elephants
by Sara Gruen
recommended for: anyone
read in August, 2007
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Gruen's book tells a tale of a veterinary-school drop out who develops a love-hate relationship with a traveling circus. It was almost impossible to put the book down. I couldn't do it! Easy to read and enjoyable!
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The Quest by Wilbur Smith
The Quest (Ancient Egypt, #4)
by Wilbur Smith
recommended for: anyone
read in August, 2007
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Wilbur Smith continues his mastery of the splendors of ancient Egypt. Continuing his story of the legendary Egyptian magician, Taita, Smith provides his readers with the Quest that Taita has to undertake to save Egypt and his Pharaoh from the collaps ...more
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