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Category Archive: 100 Books

Jan 01 2012

2011 Book List and Stats

Number Title Author G 1 How to Train Your Dragon Cressida Cowell A 2 How to Be a Pirate Cressida Cowell B- 3 How to Speak Dragonese Cressida Cowell B 4 How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse Cressida Cowell A 5 How to Twist a Dragon’s Tale Cressida Cowell B 6 Pride and Prejudice Jane …

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Oct 20 2011

75 Books 66-70: Colfer, McGinniss, Hancock, and Jillette

66. Artemis Fowl 5: The Lost Colony – Eoin Colfer I loved this one — there’s a new character called N°1 who I like even more than Artemis.  N°1 is a demon.  Imagine a world ruled by Tim Curry in Legend and then imagine a really dorky, kinda sweet misfit teenage demon who just can’t …

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Oct 18 2011

75 Books 61-65: Dawkins, Colfer, and Dillman

61. Internet, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys – Don Dillman I had to read this for grad school. If you have a major need to understand the intricacies of how to create a survey, this is the book for you. Actually, it was fairly readable and not nearly as dry as one might expect such a …

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Sep 28 2011

Book Review: Jen Hancock’s Humanist Approach to Happiness

(x-posted from SheThought) Jen Hancock was kind enough to reach out to the SheThought writers and offered me a chance to read and review her book, The Humanist Approach to Happiness: Practical Wisdom. The book is aimed at teens and young adults as a way to teach ethics, critical thinking skills and decision-making to young …

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Sep 17 2011

75 Books 56-60: George, Dawkins, Conley and Colfer

56. Dragon Spear – Jessica Day George This is the final book in this series.  The story follows the discovery of a land where dragon’s have enslaved humans and Creel leads the “good” dragons to rescue the humans and reform the “bad” dragons.  This book was just as entertaining as the earlier ones but lacked a …

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Aug 12 2011

75 Books 51-55: Ronson, Hines, Heimlich, Beal, and Pilkington

51. The Rise and Fall of the Bible – Timothy K. Beal I didn’t enjoy this book. I only finished reading it because it was short and I’m trying to read a lot of books, otherwise I just would have stopped. It’s subtitle is “the unexpected history of an accidental book”. That sounded pretty intriguing. …

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Aug 05 2011

75 Books: 46-50 Hines, Ronson, George, and Bronte

46. Goblin Tales – Jim C. Hines   This is a collection of short stories based on the character Jig from the other Goblin books by Hines.  I’m not sure where in the series you’re “supposed” to read it, but I really enjoyed it.  A lot more than I thought I would, because I am …

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Jul 20 2011

75 Books 41-45: George, Adams, Hines, and Tyson

41. Dragon Slippers – Jessica Day George Having read her version of 12 Dancing Princesses and liked it, I thought I’d find some of her other work. This is her first novel, and it is quite different than the Princesses, in a good way. It reminds me very much of Patricia C. Wrede’s Dealing with …

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Jul 09 2011

75 Books 36-40: Meyer, George, Sharlet, Chabris and Simons, Hines

I have just finished book 41, which puts me a bit ahead of the game for the year.  Which is good since TAM will be a non-reading sort of a place.  Though the flights will be good reading time.   36. The Tudors – GJ Meyer This is a history of the entirety of the …

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Jun 22 2011

75 Books 31-35: Fey, Hecht, Rogers, Bailey and Grayling

31. Bossy Pants – Tina Fey I like Tina Fey, she’s funny, but her humor often feels very shallow to me. I really loved Mean Girls, but I don’t really like 30 Rock very much. The characters don’t seem to have any real emotional touchstones, which makes it difficult to care about the show. It’s …

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