Saturday, July 28, 2007
By turns fascinating and tragic, this tale of a childhood on the run from the authorities is a compelling read.
Posted by Julie M. Smith at Saturday, July 28, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
I thought it was wonderful and the ending was exactly right. (For some reason, I didn't care too much for the epilogue, however.)
Posted by Julie M. Smith at Saturday, July 21, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
So: I could guess the ending within the first hundred pages, the book consisted almost entirely of unbelievable coincidences, the story was hard to keep track of, and the ending was disappointing. But I still kind of liked it.
Posted by Julie M. Smith at Friday, July 13, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Reminiscent of the Little House books (but with adult content), this memoir of life on a farm during the Great Depression was delicious and thought-provoking. It would make for a great book-group discussion. Recommended.
Posted by Julie M. Smith at Sunday, July 08, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
There were a few interesting insights and questions in this book, but overall I was very disappointed in it. There were some glaring errors, but the biggest flaw was that he spent most of the book castigating some people for taking the text too literally and others for not taking it literally enough without ever making it clear by what metric we determine how to take what. His overall thesis is unconvincing.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Some interesting data points here but mostly a mish-mash. Her room-by-room formula doesn't work so well when most of the info isn't room specific and this book is too short to try to combine examples, theory, and practice.
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