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Apr 18

Book Review: I Am Legend

I am Legend by Richard Matheson The main problem with reading classic literature of the sort which has influenced an entire genre is that the most groundbreaking and creative aspects seem trite and derivative. I chose this because, as a novella, it consists of fewer hours than a full novel, and because it’s considered a …

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Apr 06

Book Review: First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria

First Comes Love, then Comes Malaria: How a Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and A Third World Adventure Changed My Life by Eve Brown-Waite This is a charming story about a young woman’s experiences living overseas. As the back flap will tell you, Eve had been toying with the idea of joining the …

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Mar 27

Book Review: A Whole New Mind

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink Before I listened to this book, I took some online quizzes to find out if I was more right brained or left brained. Three quizzes said I was left brained, one said I was right brained. So when I say I …

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Mar 23

Book Review: Shift

Shift by Jennifer Bradbury This book is justification for trolling the Middle School and YA (and even Juvenile) sections in the library. Even though it was listed as being for Middle Schoolers, there is nothing about this book that makes it inappropriate for adults. You can ask your kids’ permissions first if you like, but …

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Mar 20

Book Review: The Emperor of All Maladies

The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee My friend recommended this book, and I so value the strength of her recommendation that I bought it as an audiobook despite the daunting 20 hour length. It did occur to me that a book about cancer is perhaps not the best book for a hypochondriac to …

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