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The Panther and the Lash
really liked it
This was my first foray into Langston Hughes. I am woefully ignorant about his life and writing, so this seemed like a great start.

This is a book of c
Feb 15, 2015
Feb 14, 2015
Shatner Rules: Your Key to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large
really liked it
I can't say a whole lot about this book, but I will say that a.) I got it as an audio book, and b.) that I have my own copy. I found this book to be p ...more
Mar 22, 2012
Mar 14, 2012
March: Book One (March, #1)
it was amazing
My review of this particular book is going to cover the entire trilogy. That feels appropriate for the format of this book, given that it's a graphic ...more
Aug 17, 2016
Aug 20, 2016
Writing With Power
liked it
I finally did it. I made it through the book. Only took me about five months.

The length of time that it took me to finish the book doesn't really say
May 12, 2011
Jan 12, 2011
March: Book Two (March, #2)
it was amazing
My review of this particular book is going to cover the entire trilogy. That feels appropriate for the format of this book, given that it's a graphic ...more
Aug 18, 2016
Aug 20, 2016
The Cosmopolites: The Coming of the Global Citizen
it was amazing
One of my colleagues recommended this book, though I can't recall how he or she used it or the subject matter of the class. I currently teach a writin ...more
May 25, 2016
May 16, 2016
March: Book Three (March, #3)
it was amazing
My review of this particular book is going to cover the entire trilogy. That feels appropriate for the format of this book, given that it's a graphic ...more
Sep 04, 2016
Aug 20, 2016
Witch's Halloween: A Complete Guide to the Magick, Incantations, Recipes, Spells, and Lore
liked it
I picked up this book because one of my GR friends added it, and it sounded interesting. I also wanted to read a Halloween-themed book for a book grou ...more
Oct 18, 2015
Sep 23, 2015
Great World Religions: Islam (Great Courses #6102)
it was amazing
Of late I've been interested in learning more about other religions, and particularly Islam, because I know so little about them. (Indeed, I could sta ...more
Jul 03, 2012
Jun 23, 2012
Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family
really liked it
Overall, I found this to be an excellent read. I didn't really know very much at all about Condoleezza Rice, with the exception of her time as Secreta ...more
Jun 03, 2012
May 25, 2012
My Beloved World
really liked it
I can't believe I didn't write a review for this earlier. Erg.

This was the book of the year at my university last year (perhaps mostly because Justice
Mar 03, 2015
Jul 16, 2013
Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on America's College Campuses
really liked it
My thesis advisor recommended that I check this book out (though I'm not convinced she'd read it first) because of the emphasis on college-aged studen ...more
May 29, 2011
Apr 13, 2011
50 Myths and Lies That Threaten America's Public Schools: The Real Crisis in Education
it was amazing
A really interesting and concrete collection of short, concise essays that demystify some crucial misconceptions of education. I picked up this book b ...more
Jun 29, 2014
May 07, 2014
The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy
really liked it
I am one of those who really liked the film The King's Speech. And not just because I am so fond of Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Cart ...more
Sep 13, 2015
Nov 02, 2014
Love in a Dark Time: and Other Explorations of Gay Lives and Literature
did not like it
This is more of a 1.5 for me on merit, but I can't find it in me to round up. I purchased this book quite some time ago, and it's been sitting in one ...more
Jun 10, 2016
Jul 04, 2014
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
really liked it
I am annoyed that I didn't review this book earlier. I tend to fall behind on... nearly everything from March to June. But I have a fair recollection ...more
Mar 25, 2016
Jul 04, 2014
And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East
really liked it
This book is fascinating and all too relevant to our current world. I initially purchased this book for my father when it came out. But really, I want ...more
Jun 30, 2016
Feb 12, 2016
American Identity
really liked it
This was such an excellent purchase. Of late I've found myself sort of fascinated by American history (both the general stuff we already know and are ...more
Jun 20, 2016
Sep 23, 2015
God and Mankind: Comparative Religions (The Great Courses)
really liked it
Unfortunately, I waited a bit too long to review this audio book, but I do highly recommend it for people who are remotely interested. The author/narr ...more
Jul 17, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership
liked it
My mother recommended this book to me. I've not really followed General Powell, though I knew that I liked him well enough and that he has a very good ...more
Jun 28, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
Geek Silicon Valley: A circuitry of places and people -- and the stories that created today's high-tech lifestyle
liked it
A good survey of Silicon Valley history that specifically looks at the tech history of the area. I really like that the book points out specific addre ...more
Jan 13, 2014
Jan 10, 2014
Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers
really liked it
I've had a drought of Anne Lamott in my life of late, so it seemed like a good idea to pick it up again. I think I romanticized Anne Lamott a bit too ...more
May 26, 2016
Jul 01, 2015
Yes Please
really liked it
I was really on the fence about getting this book. I appreciate Upright Citizens Brigade, Saturday Night Live, and Parks and Recreation. Not a super f ...more
Jan 28, 2015
Jan 21, 2015
Encouraging Authenticity and Spirituality in Higher Education
really liked it
I find I have a lot to say about this book and I'm concerned I'm not going to hit it all. That said, I think I approached this book thinking that the ...more
Jan 05, 2011
Dec 30, 2010
Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer
liked it
I'll start by saying I am not in the target audience for this book, and target audience is key for a book like this. This is not to say that I didn't ...more
Sep 12, 2015
Sep 06, 2015
Scar Tissue
liked it
I have difficulty describing this book. I picked it up because we're likely reading it for book club, and I've finished it early and am uncertain abou ...more
Mar 26, 2011
Mar 17, 2011
Harry, a History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon
liked it
I'm kind of on the fence in regards to how to rate this book. On the one hand, I agree with people that the title of the book is a bit of a misnomer. ...more
Jul 23, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film
liked it
This is more of a 2.5 for me, but I feel better about rounding up to three because I do think the book lives up to the cover information. I picked up ...more
Apr 03, 2015
Mar 26, 2015
To the End of June
really liked it
I read this book because I know a lot of people who have experiences with foster care. (My mother was a CASA, who is essentially an advocate for a fos ...more
Jan 05, 2015
Jan 01, 2015
The Skeptic's Guide to American History
it was amazing
This book is a little more of a 4.5 over 5 for the book overall, but I tend to round up. And I feel as though that's fair. I am absolutely the right a ...more
Aug 24, 2015
Aug 16, 2015
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