Book Thoughts

A place for me to give my thoughts on books, history, and their influence on my life.

Today
May
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April 2017
25
read and rated
reviewed: Review of Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
A great many reviewers that I respect rated this book 4 or 5 stars and I hate to be the contrarian, but in this case, I reall...
Disgrace - J.M. Coetzee
finished reading:
April 2017
21
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reviewed: Review of Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 1
This graphic novel tells the story of Darth Vader following the destruction of the first Death Star. I thought the story was ...
Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1 - Salvador Larocca, Kieron Gillen
finished reading:
April 2017
20
read and rated
reviewed: Review of Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
It had been a while since I had read a Stephen King novel. As always, I enjoyed the story a great deal. King has a way of w...
Doctor Sleep - Stephen King
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reviewed: Review of The American Spirit by David McCullough
I really love David McCullough. This book is a series of speeches he had given over the years at college graduations, histor...
The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For - David McCullough
finished reading:
April 2017
19
finished reading:
April 2017
18
read and rated
reviewed: Review of Iron Dawn by Richard Snow
There were parts of this book that were great, and other parts that really dragged for me. This book seems to be a fan favori...
Iron Dawn: The Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War Sea Battle that Changed History - Richard Snow
finished reading:
April 2017
05
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reviewed: Review of People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
A new favorite! It is such a fantastic surprise when you start a book with no expectations and it becomes a top read. I had n...
People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks
finished reading:
April 2017
01
liked:
I am fairly convinced that I now know where the writers on “Jeopardy” get some of their questions. I was flipping through th...
March 2017
28
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reviewed: Review of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
A difficult book to rate. First let me say that I now understand why my high school students all talked about not enjoying th...
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
finished reading: