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Fresh Off the Boat by Eddie Huang
Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir
by Eddie Huang
read in December, 2014
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So, I think I hate Eddie Huang. He's obnoxious, writes in this ghetto speak -- "Cot damn, son! Man up and just write 'Goddamn'! You scared of the divine or some shit?"-- and brags first about what a bad, delinquent kid he is, and then about what a br ...more
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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
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Dirty Blonde by Lisa Scottoline
Dirty Blonde
by Lisa Scottoline (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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This is good entertainment. The main character, Cate Fante has just been appointed to a judgeship, something that doesn't quite fit her own self image and so she acts a bit self destructively. Then a man is killed and she can't rely on the police to ...more
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Masterful Marks by Monte Beauchamp
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A series of comic strip autobiographies of famous comic book artists and luminaries. On the one hand, the biographical sketches are very brief, on the other, I learned something new about artists who I thought I knew well.
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Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Seconds: A Graphic Novel
by Bryan Lee O'Malley (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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The follow up to Scott Pilgrim is cute, somewhat fantastic and feels a bit light compared to Scott. That is probably a reflection of page length and style; Pilgrim was a lot of dialogue whereas Seconds has a better visual style and communicates more ...more
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The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
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The third Penderwicks book does not disappoint. After the events of the last book, the family spends some time apart, Mr Penderwicks goes to England, and Rosalind, who he worried had taken too much responsibility too young, goes to NJ with her friend ...more
The Wars of the Roses by Alison Weir
" Recently read an enthusiastic review by Laura Miller of Salon (whose taste I trust) on another book on the topic: http://www.salon.com/2014/10/15/game ...more"
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Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
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Jack Cheng has completed his goal of reading 52 books for the 2014 Reading Challenge!
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Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick
" I really enjoyed this book -- surprised at how much the story turns. Plus recognized a lot of names from streets and schools around here. "
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