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The Moth Eaten Shelf

Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high! ...But you don't have to take my, or Lamar Burton's, word for it. Just take a look, it's in a book.

Currently reading

The Backstory of Wallpaper: Paper-Hangings 1650-1750
Robert M. Kelly
Progress: 5/183 pages
Death of a Gossip
M.C. Beaton
Korean for Beginners: Mastering Conversational Korean (CD-ROM Included)
Henry J. Amen IV, Kyubyong Park
Visualize This: The Flowing Data Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics
Nathan Yau
Discovering Statistics Using R
Zoe Field, Andy Field, Jeremy Miles
Pushkin House (American Literature (Dalkey Archive))
Andrei Bitov, Susan Brownsberger
Beginner's Korean
Jeyseon Lee
La Nouvelle Héloïse: Julie, or the New Eloise
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Judith H. McDowell
Edith Wharton
Hermione Lee
Linear Models with R (Chapman & Hall/CRC Texts in Statistical Science)
Julian James Faraway

The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University

The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University - Kevin Roose It felt a little one sided, albeit expectantly as the author is male, leaving one wondering what a female perspective of the same premise would be. (Though it doesn't surprise me that it was a male to first go through it...)

But that is not much of a review. Coming from a liberal/agnostic background, I could not read it straight through, occasionally wanting to ask Kevin Roose why he doesn't ask some of his fellow hall mates slightly more challenging questions on their views and beliefs, as well as beginning to feel a little bit of the indoctrination myself. Coming from an anthropology background myself, I also had the urge to give some pointers on participant-observer, which is exactly what it sounds like.

Overall, it was a pleasant read but not as in-depth as I had expected.