I Read Enough

Books, articles, and op-eds that I’m reading. Because you care.


Books (off my Goodreads shelf)

Alex’s bookshelf: read

3 of 5 stars
This was a fine short story collection but no story wow-ed me. I was disappointed after being so moved by his novel Never Let Me Go. I enjoyed the first story and the last story although the last story was a bit obvious. I was happy to …

4 of 5 stars
First of all this is a young readers book so I gave leyway to the characters not being extraordinarily different. (although I really liked the mayor’s wife). The storyline is maybe a new theme in literature about the holocaust. It follow…

2 of 5 stars
I wanted to like this book. I keep waiting for something really different to happen. But it didn’t. I would recommend this only to people who like Harry Potter or The Cronicles of Narnia. It was a combo of both (with a bit too many comm…

5 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this book but it is yet another example of why I never read the back-of-the-book synopsis. I didn’t know the ending and LOVED IT. I mean ADORED it. Then I read the back of the book and it totally gave it away… so dont …

4 of 5 stars
it took me a chapter or two to get into the way the author did the timeline but i really enjoyed this book. i had heard about it for a long time but never looked into it. i thought it was a pretty down-to-earth coming of age story except …

3 of 5 stars
I can’t decide between three and four stars so Im going with three because i am…

I don’t normally read mysteries but people had written some good reviews on this site so I took a chance. This was really interesting and well-paced an…

3 of 5 stars
I also took a bit to get into this book but then it went by very fast. It was really interesting to think of the many women and men who were imprisoned during the Salem witch trials. I feel like I had read only of those who were condemned…

4 of 5 stars
i really enjoyed this book. the author created very complex characters that the reader hated and loved and got frustrated with and really had your basic relationship. That’s not easy to do! All three generations had their story to tell a…

4 of 5 stars
The author took the time to illustrate where each of the "characters" (this is nonfiction) came from — even going back through the history of the formation of Uganda and the idea of tribes and tribalism within the pre-colonialism…

5 of 5 stars
I randomly picked up this book at the library and loved it! As did Emerson! It has sweet simple drawings and the story line is about how some seemingly "bad" things work out — even if it’s not how you would think and often in w…




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Articles

Is ChatRoulette the Future of the Internet or Its Distant Past? By Sam Anderson

D-Day at CBS News by Felix Gillette (especially in light of all the Super Bowl ad controversy)


Op-Eds

Progressive Bible Study by Melissa Harris-Lacewell (where is from The Nation which you should go for great journalism and opinions.  Now.)

Why are you so terribly disappointing? by Mike Morford (discusses how jaded and mean we, as Americans, have become — with some liberal bias, of course!)

On Reid and Racism by Melissa Harris-Lacewell (where is from The Nation which you should go for great journalism and opinions.  Now.)

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