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A Preface to Paradise Lost - Hardcover -

Let me first say that as someone who knows nothing about Paradise Lost, or even epic poetry, this was an interesting, engaging, and approachable book. I never once felt lost ...

- Aug. 27, 2010
Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories - Paperback -

I absolutely loved this little book. How could I not? One of my favorite authors, and one of the greatest minds of the 20th century takes the time to show ...

- Aug. 15, 2010
How to Read Literature Like a Professor - Paperback -

How to Read Literature Like a Professor was simultaneously fascinating, frustrating, entertaining, motivating, and discouraging. I would like to consider each of these individually. The fascinating part came in all ...

- Feb. 22, 2010
What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy - Paperback -

I probably shouldn't have been, but I admit I was surprised when I realized (about 20 or 30 pages in) that Gee wasn't going to be an apologist ...

- Dec. 17, 2009
The River of Doubt - Hardcover -

I don't read a lot of nonfiction books, so when I received this as a gift over 18 months ago, I thought it sounded neat, but I had no ...

- Nov. 26, 2009
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information - Hardcover -

It would be easy to look at the title of this book, and the subject material, and to brush it off as a dry, niche subject that would only be ...

- Sept. 10, 2009
The Gift of the Jews - Paperback -

The first thing I want to say about Gift of the Jews is that I am not a historian. I feel it is worth mentioning this because I am in ...

- April 20, 2009
God Grew Tired of Us - Hardcover -
The story of God Grew Tired of Us is truly amazing. John suffers so much throughout his journey, but at no point does he lose faith in God. He asks ... - Feb. 2, 2009

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