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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 …

- 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 for video …

- 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 driving …

- 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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