David Copperfield
3.97
it was amazing
I finished reading David Copperfield on the Kindle a few days ago.

I’m not an English major, and so I’m not going to pretend to be one. I’m not going t
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Mar 21, 2009
Mar 19, 2009
 
Three Men on the Bummel
3.81
it was amazing
This was, for the most part, a witty and hilarious light read. I haven't read anything as funny for some time. It was full of stereotypes of the Briti ...more
Nov 13, 2009
Nov 04, 2009
 
The Complete Winnie the Pooh
4.43
it was amazing
If I think back to fond memories of being with my dad during my childhood, there’s one thing that always comes back first. It’s those late summer even ...more
Jul 17, 2011
Dec 30, 2010
 
The Future of Faith
3.88
it was amazing
I know I've been on something of a religion streak on the blog of late, and this will be the last such post for awhile.

I first hear of Harvey Cox's bo
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Mar 04, 2010
Sep 23, 2009
 
Foundation (Foundation, #1)
4.14
really liked it
My first book by Asimov. I was pretty hooked. I enjoyed how Asimov kept the plot moving, and engaging, without resorting to lots of battle scenes. It' ...more
Sep 23, 2014
Mar 24, 2009
 
In the Beginning...Was the Command Line
3.79
it was amazing
A few dud universes can really clutter up your basement.

- Neal Stephenson, "In The Beginning. . . was the Command Line"


What a fun read. It's about tec
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May 22, 2009
May 06, 2009
 
Halley's Bible Handbook with the New International Version
4.29
did not like it
I bought this book because it was free in the Kindle store for a spell. I'm glad I didn't pay anything for it.

Overall, my problem with this book is tw
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Nov 24, 2009
Nov 24, 2009
 
Old Christmas: From the Sketch Book of Washington Irving
3.75
it was ok
It probably says something that I started this short book in early December and just finished it today.

The writing style was so gaudily pompous that I
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Jan 23, 2015
Apr 02, 2009
 
A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time, #14)
4.50
it was amazing

Five years ago, I opened The Eye of the World, the first book in the Wheel of Time series, and read:



“Lord of the Morning,” he said, “I have come for

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May 27, 2014
May 27, 2014
 
Apology
4.16
really liked it
There are a lot of issues raised by this short work, and it's hard to write a summary of it.

One theme is the notion of questioning our beliefs, whatev
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Aug 26, 2009
Aug 28, 2009
 
The Hound of the Baskervilles
4.10
it was amazing
It had been a long time since I read Hound of the Baskervilles -- probably since jr. high or high school. I had remembered it as my least favorite of ...more
May 16, 2009
not set
May 14, 2009
 
Harvard Classics, Shelf of Fiction, Vol. 7 & 8: David Copperfield
3.97
it was amazing
I finished reading David Copperfield on the Kindle a few days ago. This is a review of the novel, not the Kindle.

I'm not an English major, and so I'm
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not set
Mar 27, 2009
 
Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief
3.66
it was amazing
This review was originally posted on my blog.

Most of the book deals with things we already know yet never learn.

-- Huston Smith


This is perhaps one of
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Apr 03, 2009
Mar 24, 2009
 
3.95
liked it
This book was thorough at what it tried to do: prepare people for an exam. It had a few inaccuracies including one flat-out wrong answer, but overall ...more
Jul 06, 2010
Jul 07, 2010
 
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
4.18
really liked it
This was my first Robert Jordan book, and I really enjoyed it. It kept my attention all the way through, and the characters were well-developed. The p ...more
May 03, 2009
Apr 15, 2009
 
Uncubicled Part 1
3.20
really liked it
Uncubicled starts out with one of the best beginnings of any book I've read. It's hilarious, totally predictable in places, and completely UNpredictab ...more
May 12, 2009
Apr 22, 2009
 
The Man Who Would Be King
3.72
really liked it
It somehow feels a bit dodgy giving just three or four stars to something that has been considered a classic by so many, but here I go doing it anyhow ...more
Apr 15, 2009
Mar 24, 2009
 
Essential Biology with Physiology [With CDROM]
3.81
it was ok
I read this textbook as part of a biology class this summer.

Overall, one could make an argument that it deserves more than two stars because it's not
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Jun 28, 2009
May 28, 2009
 
The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time, #2)
4.21
it was amazing
Wow. The ending of this book blew me away. We all know we are reading epic fantasy here, but Robert Jordan is truly the king of wrapping up a book. Ye ...more
May 20, 2009
Apr 15, 2009
 
Train
4.10
Jacob LOVED this book. It was a popular one to read in church. It finally fell apart in July 2011 so we are buying another one used off Amazon.
Jul 30, 2011
Jul 30, 2011
 
The Invisible Man
3.63
really liked it
This is one of those books you can read two ways. You can read it for fun as a great story, or you can get all English Major on it and beat every last ...more
Apr 17, 2009
Mar 21, 2009
 
War and Peace
4.11
it was amazing
I doubt I have ever read a book that had as significant an impact on me, and my act of reading it had on others, as this one. Conversations like this ...more
May 30, 2011
Mar 24, 2009
 
Criminal Justice
3.47
it was ok
I read this as a required text for a class.

Overall, I'd say it was OK, but certainly not worth anything near its cover price. If they had left out the
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Jun 27, 2009
Jun 27, 2009
 
The Shadow Rising (Wheel of Time, #4)
4.22
liked it
I finished this book this evening, and am rather unsure how to go about even reviewing it, let alone assigning it a star rating.

When I first started r
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Aug 17, 2009
Apr 15, 2009
 
Travel as a Political Act
4.01
really liked it
Rick Steves is known for writing books, and producing public TV shows, about travel to Europe. He encourages people to get out of their comfort zone, ...more
Mar 20, 2010
Mar 06, 2010
 
The Iliad
3.84
really liked it
Here, therefore, huge and mighty warrior though you be, here shall you die.

- Homer (The Iliad)


And with that formidable quote, I begin my review of The
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Jan 11, 2010
Apr 12, 2009
 
A Christmas Carol
4.03
it was amazing
I guess you can say that A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens has been a success. It was published in 1843 and has never been out of print since then. ...more
Dec 15, 2009
Mar 24, 2009
 
Right Ho, Jeeves (Jeeves, #6)
4.31
liked it
I am really torn about how many stars to give this one.

I very nearly put it down halfway through, never to finish it. I begin to thing that P. G. Wode
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Dec 16, 2009
Apr 13, 2009
 
The Happiest Days of Our Lives
3.98
it was amazing
I started to write this review last night, and went looking for Wil Wheaton's blog, where many of the stories came from, so I can link to it from my r ...more
Dec 28, 2009
Mar 20, 2009
 
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
3.91
really liked it
An interesting read. I followed most of his reasoning. I found the section attempting to disprove miracles to have weak reasoning, even though I mostl ...more
Sep 15, 2009
Sep 17, 2009
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