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REVIEW: "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel

3 September 2008 Reviews

Recently, I interviewed for a job that required me to teach a ninth grade English class so that the administration could evaluate my teaching skills. They had read Life of Pi over the summer, and were just starting to explore all the things that a novel has to teach young high schoolers about grammar, writing, […]

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REVIEW: "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy

4 August 2008 Reviews

I finally got around to reading Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Road. As difficult as it was to get through (I had to put it down at times because I was too horrified by its contents), I must say that this is a stunning work that demands to be read. Unfortunately, I had […]

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Goodreads Doles Out the Goods (not the bads)

26 January 2008 Uncategorized

Over the last few weeks I’ve started using a web application called “Goodreads”:http://www.goodreads.com (here is “my profile”:http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/182669). Essentially, this is a service that allows you to keep track of what you are reading, have read, or intend to read. Users can swap reviews and even paperbacks! There’s also a nice little Facebook application that ties […]

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