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Book Review: Flowers for Algernon

I had honestly not even heard of this book until recently. I used to be embarrassed when my ignorance of a book was revealed. After all, I consider myself well-read and if there’s a famous book out there I should have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Arabian Nights

I had been meaning to read this for quite some time. The only trouble is there was no “this”. It’s a cleverly clothed collection of Middle Eastern fairy tales. Unlike the Brothers Grimm collection I have, this one attempts to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Secret Life of Pronouns

I wanted to like this book, I really did. In the grand tradition of Bill Bryson’s “Mother Tongue” and Lynne Truss’ “Eats, Shoots and Leaves” I love books about words and how we use them. So a book about what … Continue reading

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Book Review: Just a Geek

This book combines a few of my favorite things: raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. No. Wait, those are the song lyrics. Sorry. What I meant to say was: technology, a nonconformist, and Star Trek. There. My secret’s out. … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Christmas Carol

For years I’ve wanted to start a new tradition: read A Christmas Carol during the Christmas Season. I’ve watched the Patrick Stewart version and even own A Muppet’s Christmas Carol (an underrated movie, that). This year, thanks to the Minuteman … Continue reading

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Book Review: 1776

By the time I was halfway through 1776, I was wondering how on Earth our National Anthem isn’t God Save the Queen. The Battle of Bunker Hill was technically a loss and the taking of Boston went off with hardly … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sherlockian

Every since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, I’ve loved Sherlock Holmes. I’ve read every story by Doyle and I’ve watched the majority of his film incarnations. There are those I give not a little leeway (Basil Rathbone), those I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo is a 500 page story bloated into a 1000 page novel. The parts of the story that are good are really good. Dumas gives us many a poetic turn of phrase and the characters are … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Crystal Cave

Finding someone who hasn’t heard of King Arthur is a tough task. That legendary British King has spawned a myriad of movies, cartoons, and books. The majestic monarch even has a brand of flour named after him. The fame spreads … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Son of Neptune

Way back when I was a wee lad in high school, I took me a mythology course. Already having been introduced to the likes of Zeus and Thor thanks to my comic book habit, I was pleasantly surprised by how … Continue reading

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