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Three Cups of Tea...
by Greg Mortenson (Goodreads Author)
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recommended to Melissa Riker by: Sandy Chase
recommended for: Anyone who wants change in the world
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Melissa Riker Melissa Riker said: "So far - I have wept at the introduction and am 43 pages in wondering if I am going to be able to stay put long enough to find out how it ends -
I am having questions that flutter around Imperialism and Feminist/Anti-White Man's Burden

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Teacher Man
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recommended for: teachers, students, mixed breed Irish
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Melissa Riker Melissa Riker said: "I thoroughly believe that this book is the root of my current state of self doubt. McCourt is so very good at getting you inside his overly concerned Amerimick brain. I wouldn't be at all surprised if when I finish it that I too will feel just a litt...more "

 
Sword and Citadel
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recommended for: SciFi/SciHistorical
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Melissa Riker Melissa Riker said: "I am starting this TODAY - I'm quite sure I'll love it, I loved the first two books in this series...
Gene Wolfe is incredible.

Hmmmmm...Still reading a month later - really hard to pick back up

Ok - one more Month - I swear I will finish it - I loved t...more
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Shadow and Claw by Gene Wolfe
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Gorgeous - strange.
Difficult to pin after only one read - must read it again when my goodreads friend Patrick is done.
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Sword and Citadel by Gene Wolfe
Sword and Citadel (The Book of the New Sun, #3-4)
by Gene Wolfe
recommended for: SciFi/SciHistorical
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I am starting this TODAY - I'm quite sure I'll love it, I loved the first two books in this series...
Gene Wolfe is incredible.

Hmmmmm...Still reading a month later - really hard to pick back up

Ok - one more Month - I swear I will finish it - I loved t...more
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
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ok - maybe 4 is high - EXCEPT if you think about the language of the book - the way she plays with how children think and speak - her use of capital letters is wonderful and just that made me laugh. I feel like she truly managed to keep a line open t...more
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
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I loved this book - His honesty and interpretations of situations and relationships are endearing and hilarious.
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
Reading Lolita in Tehran
by Azar Nafisi (Goodreads Author)
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The Sorrows of Young Werther and Selected Writings by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Stormy Weather by Carl Hiaasen
Stormy Weather
by Carl Hiaasen
recommended for: someone looking for a quirky brainless ride
read in April, 2007
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Funny, insane characters -who are filled out without major effort- and fast easy read...nice after a mind taxing few months

I got fed up with the technique of the story telling towards the end - I started caring more about the love story then the cri...more
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? by Dr. Seuss
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?
by Dr. Seuss
recommended for: anyone who has ever done anything
read in January, 1979
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A reminder to keep it ALL in perspective...
and I think as a child it helped me do just that.

there are images from this book I have never forgotten...like the Watchers Watching the Bee Watcher....
Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
Fox in Socks (Dr Seuss - Green Back Book)
by Dr. Seuss
recommended for: Everyone
read in January, 1978
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