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Tandia by Bryce Courtenay
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The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
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Avatar by Gene Luen Yang
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The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
by Lois Lowry (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: Anyone
read in January, 2005
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Very thought-provoking. Great ending. Good quick read. If you've read the book, keep reading for some of my thoughts. I'm curious of what other people thought of this book. If you haven't read the book, read it, and then come back and read the part b ...more
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Prey by Michael Crichton
Prey
by Michael Crichton
recommended for: Fans of robots-will-take-over-the-world theories
read in October, 2005
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I had to read this book for my second-semester artificial intelligence class because it deals with nano-bots that use swarm-intelligence--something we were studying at the time. Basically the idea is that large groups of individually "stupid" agents ...more
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The End Of Eternity by Isaac Asimov
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
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The end of an era.

Please hold a moment of silence...

Thank you.
Nathan rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Building Bridges by Fouad Elias Accad
Building Bridges: Christianity and Islam
by Fouad Elias Accad
recommended for: Any Christian interested in learning how to understand Islam and relate to Muslims
read in June, 2006
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This book was recommended by a friend from a Muslim country in Southeast Asia. It does a really good job of explaining Islam for someone familiar with Christianity, often by comparing and contrasting the two. I liked it because it's less academic and ...more
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The Search for Significance by Robert S. McGee
The Search for Significance: Book and Workbook
by Robert S. McGee
recommended for: No one... certainly not someone looking for significance
read in November, 2003
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This book was terrible. This book made me feel LESS significant because I realized at the end that I had just wasted several hours reading a self-help book. I don't really remember anything from the book, except that I thought it was really bad. Our ...more
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There are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz
There are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America
by Alex Kotlowitz
recommended for: Anyone working with or interested in poverty, especially among African-Americans
read in October, 2003
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This is the other book (besides Search For Significance) that we read in our Mayfield in order to prepare us for working at the Preston Taylor after-school tutoring/mentoring program. Unlike Search for Significance, I really enjoyed There are No Chi ...more
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