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The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman
The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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I picked this up from a library display and decided to give it a try, and I am glad I did. I enjoyed it quite a bit. It's a short, dark tale (novella), accompanied by dark graphics. I was in the mood for something different and quick, and this hit th ...more
Shawn rated a book 4 of 5 stars
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
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From the back jacket cover: "Malala Yousafza came to public attention at the age of eleven by writing for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban. Using the pen name Gul Makai, she often spoke about her family's fight for girls' education in her commun ...more
Shawn rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Why I'm a Mormon by Joseph A. Cannon
Why I'm a Mormon
by Joseph A. Cannon
read in October, 2014
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Reading this was a bit like attending a testimony meeting. It is a compilation of short essays from prominent members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Each person's contribution begins with a short biography. I found several of the ...more
Shawn rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Osage Orange Tree by William Stafford
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This is a relaxing short story, written with an artistic, wistful feel.
Shawn rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina
by Leo Tolstoy
read in September, 2014
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With such a body of reviews on a work like this there really is little for me to add other than my own experience with it. I've been reading the unabridged classic for several months now, and on a 3.5" (diagonal) display screen. Perhaps surprisingly, ...more
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The Marriage-Go-Round by Andrew J. Cherlin
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Recently I had occasion to be in a county tax office and observed several couples there to obtain marriage licenses. After having just finished this book, seeing different couples at different points in their lives caused me to reflect on the researc ...more
Shawn rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang
Red Scarf Girl
by Ji-li Jiang
read in May, 2014
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This insider's view into China's Cultural Revolution was a good way for me to understand the sentiments that many people felt during that time period. I admit I hardly know anything about the Cultural Revolution other than a few tidbits from a histor ...more
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The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly
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Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt
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I read this as precursor to reading the next one, the Newberry winner. It was good. I have to admit, though, I never really got into it that much. I'm having second thoughts about whether I'll continue the series now after all.
Shawn rated a book 4 of 5 stars
How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen
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The author presents a framework for evaluating one's life goals and the strategies used to attain them, and he does so in a business-case like manner. It is the sort of book that makes me re-evaluate and consider course corrections. There's a persona ...more
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