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The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki

February 3rd, 2005 · 4 Comments

Read the Cliff Notes. In other words: I was disappointed by this book. After reading Liz Lawley’s piece social consequences of social tagging (including this quote On the other hand, I don’t share the optimism that so many of my colleagues in this field seem to have that the collective “wisdom of crowds” will always [...]

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Stumbling Toward Faith by Renee Altson

February 3rd, 2005 · No Comments

Renee Altson is one of my favorite bloggers for the way she lays her soul out transparent for all to see. I admire her for her continued wrestling with faith and pursuit of God despite the intense pain in her life. Rape, betrayal, abuse, anger and sorrow all play a part in her story, described [...]

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The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander

February 3rd, 2005 · 5 Comments

The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander also was listed as a favorite book by the Fedor family Christmas letter (specifically Katherine). I read it on a weekend for an escape; it was fast and fun. I haven’t read many books in this genre, and (so perhaps naturally?) this one reminded me a bit of [...]

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It Could Happen to You by Martha Brockenbrough

February 3rd, 2005 · No Comments

I haven’t seen Martha Brockenbrough since our high school graduation. While in school we spent time together, especially running on the cross-country and track teams. I liked Martha. Many people liked Martha. She was witty and cute. She was smart. She was generous and kind. She had many talents. So I’ve been happy to hear [...]

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French Lessons by Peter Mayle

February 3rd, 2005 · No Comments

Through a Christmas letter sent by the Fedor family (including Katherine), listing everyone’s favorite books of the year, I discovered French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork and Corkscrew by Peter Mayle. This read is a foodie’s dream and anyone’s delight. Traveling around France sampling culinary adventures from frogs to snails to chickens to truffles to [...]

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