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Strength to Love
4.60
it was amazing
Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Junior wrote that "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" in 1963.

Just last week Nigerian President
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Jun 21, 2012
Mar 11, 2009
 
Tortilla Flat
3.83
really liked it
Part way through Tortilla Flat, I commented to a friend that I found it odd that Steinbeck was writing about a group of homeless veterans and he never ...more
Apr 20, 2010
Mar 29, 2010
 
Indiana Jones and the Hollow Earth (Indiana Jones: Prequels, #11)
3.78
really liked it
I'm a little embarrassed that I enjoy this pulpy pop-fiction, but what a fun indulgence.
not set
Mar 24, 2009
 
The Courage to Create
4.12
it was amazing
Good stuff. Challenging. May asserts that artists, writers, poets, etc. need to genuinely encounter, or engage with the world which they are interpret ...more
Aug 29, 2010
Aug 16, 2010
 
Hope on a Tightrope: Words and Wisdom
4.07
it was amazing
I'd seen Professor West's books on shelves in bookstores and was interested. Why Race Matters and why Democracy Matters seemed like important discussi ...more
Jan 12, 2011
Jan 05, 2011
 
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)
3.98
really liked it
This was a fun, fanciful read that really helps you get to know and care about the characters better than the movie. It's an easy read (go figure, it' ...more
Jan 23, 2011
Jan 25, 2011
 
Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
4.45
it was amazing
Just amazing. It's organized by themes, not chronologically- and it is not a memoir, yet when I got to the part when he told his team he had decided t ...more
Jun 25, 2010
Jun 18, 2010
 
How the Good Guys Finally Won: Notes from an Impeachment Summer
4.07
it was amazing
It was still summer, so after the last book I'd finished I really wanted something I could sink my teeth into before school started up again. I've alw ...more
Aug 2007
Mar 11, 2009
 
Heartland
3.79
it was amazing
Weird how somebody who wrote jokes for JFK and got blacklisted for helping Jim Garrison scrutinize the Warren Report also supported Alexander Haig's b ...more
May 23, 2009
Mar 12, 2009
 
Praying for Strangers: An Adventure of the Human Spirit
4.06
really liked it
I want to say something important about this book and another book. Eat, Love, Pray is weak compared to Praying for Strangers. Jordan's book is about ...more
Jan 14, 2014
Feb 15, 2013
 
Are You Running With Me, Jesus?
4.08
really liked it
circa 1965, I categorize this book sort of as Episcopal Beat Poetry. I haven't followed Boyd in any of his other books so I wouldn't consider myself a ...more
Feb 04, 2014
Apr 22, 2009
 
Jesus Did It Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments for Christians
4.05
it was amazing
What an amazing story, he writes this poem as part of a student leadership booklet back in college in the 60's, and somehow it spreads world-wide. Peo ...more
Nov 19, 2010
Oct 26, 2010
 
The Parables of Peanuts
3.90
it was amazing
Re-reading this again. First time was around 8th grade. Totally catching things that I never got as a teen or in college. Makes sense now that I've al ...more
Sep 30, 2016
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Mar 14, 2009
 
Reality Therapy: A New Approach to Psychiatry
3.84
it was amazing
Just a terrific resource. Glasser is great. I don't 100% agree with absolutely everything, but his main points- meaningful involvement with the studen ...more
Apr 26, 2010
Mar 11, 2009
 
Psyche and Symbol: A Selection from the Writings of C.G. Jung
4.23
really liked it
This was a little thick at first, but then I started to really enjoy it. I came to it assuming that I'd appreciate Jung since I disagree with so much ...more
Oct 27, 2009
Oct 10, 2009
 
The Godwulf Manuscript (Spenser, #1)
3.92
really liked it
That was fun. Spenser is a major wise cracker. This was Parker's first Spenser book and it was a lot closer to Humphrey Bogart in a Raymond Chandler n ...more
Jan 24, 2010
Jan 21, 2010
 
Hundred-Dollar Baby (Spenser, #34)
3.81
it was amazing
Fantastic. I don't want to give any spoilers, but I'll just say that it was a moving and difficult ending. Maybe I related to this book because it pla ...more
Feb 24, 2010
Feb 17, 2010
 
Fahrenheit 451
3.98
it was amazing
Wow, this book is scary. It was written back in 1953 but it feels like it's happening today. This book follows Guy Montag, a fireman, only in the futu ...more
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Mar 11, 2009
 
Shoeless Joe
3.96
it was amazing
Shoeless Joe is the novel that the Kevin Costner movie ‘Field of Dreams’ was based on. Once again I had a famous actor’s voice to use and once again t ...more
Jan 2004
Mar 11, 2009
 
The Twilight Zone: The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
3.65
really liked it
Our English teacher had us read this as a short story back in 7th grade. I've always felt that it had a powerful message about human nature and parano ...more
Jun 25, 2010
Jun 25, 2010
 
Dracula
3.98
really liked it
Haven't read this since college. I remember it unfolding like a detective novel, made up of Johnathan and Nina Harker's letters and diaries. I liked i ...more
not set
Apr 25, 2011
 
Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus
3.76
really liked it
Someone told me that this Gothic horror novel was actually an allegory for a girl going through adolescence.

I don't know about that, but both the char
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Nov 2008
Mar 11, 2009
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.80
really liked it
Be warned, this book has pretty much nothing to do with baseball. I still don’t know what it has to do with the title at all. It’s probably just as we ...more
Jan 2004
Mar 11, 2009
 
Slapstick, or Lonesome No More!
3.87
it was amazing
That was fun. All the existential angst of Zen and the art of Motorcycle Maintenance, but none of the tedious Buddhist calm or the superior Hippie mor ...more
Jun 08, 2009
Jun 06, 2009
 
1984
4.15
it was amazing

Wow. This was good. The last time I read this book, I think it was 1984.
At that time, I saw it merely as some weird science fiction thing that fortuna
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May 2008
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Mar 11, 2009
 
A Man Without a Country
4.08
it was amazing
I've always enjoyed Vonnegut's imagination and sense of humor in his novels, but I never knew how much we thought alike politically or philosophically ...more
Nov 13, 2010
Nov 09, 2010
 
Wobegon Boy
3.50
liked it
I set a goal of reading at least two books this summer and ended up getting through three. I’d like to offer you mini-book reviews in case you’re look ...more
not set
Mar 11, 2009
 
Rembrandt Life of Christ
4.44
This book was given to me as a going away present by a former student when we left Lutheran High in Los Angeles to move to Iowa. He inscribed it with ...more
Jul 2000
Jan 29, 2016
 
Small Vices (Spenser, #24)
3.98
it was amazing
I won't go so far as to say that this was the all time best Spenser novel, but it may just be the quintessential Spenser novel- the best for readers w ...more
Mar 17, 2010
Mar 13, 2010
 
Mortal Stakes (Spenser, #3)
3.94
it was amazing
What's not to like? A Spenser mystery AND baseball. Parker does a great job of describing summertime in Boston that you can just about taste the peanu ...more
Mar 12, 2010
Mar 04, 2010
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