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Book Review: Zilch To Conversational

Zilch To Conversational:  A Guide To Quickly Attain Conversational Fluency In Any Language, by Daniel V. Rusten [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookSirens.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In many ways, this book is … Continue reading

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Things That Interest Me That May Interest No One Else

One of the consistent patterns I have found in my life is that the things that interest me do not often interest very many other people.  It can be distressing to see someone who is very polite trying desperately not … Continue reading

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Bok Review: Building Your Play

Building Your Play:  Theory And Practice For The Beginning Playwright, by David Rush Plays can be a hard genre to pull off, in large part because of the stark limitations that exist when one is trying to stage material.  Many … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Stones Into Schools

Stones Into Schools:  Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs, In Afghanistan And Pakistan, by Greg Mortenson, read by Atossa Leoni This book was disappointing on a variety of levels.  For one, the book was, disappointingly, not the usual sort of … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Three Cups Of Tea

Three Cups Of Tea:  One Man’s Mission To Fight Terrorism And Build Nations…One School At A Time, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, read by Patrick Lawlor This is a book that I wanted to like more than I … Continue reading

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A Reader’s Workshop

It is very common for people to want to create or attend writer’s workshops, but how many people do the same thing for reading?  There are obviously some asymmetries when it comes to reading and writing, but it should be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lucky Jim

Lucky Jim, by Kingsley Amis This novel is what got the author famous, and if it is not quite as good a novel as one would hope, there are certainly plenty of reasons why it is a famous one.  In … Continue reading

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Book Review: Self-Taught

Self-Taught:  African American Education In Slavery And Freedom, Heather Andrea Williams Reading this book made me think of Thomas Sowell, and that is generally a good thing.  The writer of this book had an obvious interest in promoting the agency … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hitler Youth

The Hitler Youth:  Origins And Development 1922-1945, by H.W. Koch I have to say that this book was not the most enjoyable to read from a stylistic standpoint.  That said, it certainly had a variety of worthwhile and interesting information … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cat High: The Yearbook

Cat High:  The Yearbook, by Terry Deroy Gruber One would think that it’s not too hard to make compelling parody material about cats.  Cats are naturally pretty entertaining animals to watch and to read about and there are many funny … Continue reading

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