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I am a graduate student at the University of Iowa. My studies/interests are mostly art and media.

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Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein
There are two types of people that read poetry these days, it seems: poets and kids. Does kids poetry have to be bad? Actually, I seem to have much better luck with "kids" poetry than with …
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey
I laugh every time I read this book, and I have probably read it about 20 times. The scene that gets me isn't in the film, so you won't remember it from the film. Duke, having nearly escaped …
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It seems strange to me that the first person war narrative is so often associated with anti-war literature. Not so strange, I guess really, since many people writing these narratives, and good ones that …
james and the giant peach
One thing that I had heard as a kid was that although Dahl's books were mainly for kids, he didn't particularly like kids. For some reason, this made me respect the books and Dahl even more. This …
reviewed Lord of the Flies. July 02, 2010
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies is a book that should be read by any and all, but especially those who might relate to the characters in the book the most: younger boys. I read this book in school and loved it. As …
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Quick Tips
posted a Quick Tip about The Little Prince. July 02, 2010
The Little Prince
This is a beautiful book.
posted a Quick Tip about The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. July 02, 2010
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Old-school classic fantasy.
posted a Quick Tip about Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Toler.... July 02, 2010
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach
Definitely funny for anyone who has studied or struggled with English.
posted a Quick Tip about Neverwhere. July 02, 2010
Neverwhere
If you enjoy Hellboy, check this out.
posted a Quick Tip about SuperFreakonomics. July 02, 2010
Super Freakonomics (Book)
Actually makes boring topics interesting.
posted a Quick Tip about One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. July 02, 2010
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
I prefer this to the film. Oh, but the film is so good. Check out both.
posted a Quick Tip about Lord of the Flies. July 02, 2010
Lord of the Flies
A must for any boy.
posted a Quick Tip about Shawshank Redemption (book). July 02, 2010
The Shawshank Redemption
Short, but great.
posted a Quick Tip about James and the Giant Peach (book). July 02, 2010
james and the giant peach
I've read this book many times and, like most Dahl, it holds up.
posted a Quick Tip about Post Office by Charles Bukowski. July 02, 2010
Post Office by Charles Bukowski
Veiled fiction, this is Bukowski with some of his best prose.
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July 12, 2010
Welcome to Lunch, Josh, and thanks for sharing all these great reviews and QTs in Cafe Libri! :)
 
July 10, 2010
Thanks so much for joining the Cafe Libri Lunch Community and for sharing quick tips already!  Keep in mind that quick tips accept up to 500 characters of text, so feel free to expand on why you liked or didn’t like a particular book.  The members will appreciate the extra information as it will help them decide if they would like to read the book. Please drop by our homepage section titled “About this Community” for an introduction and some ideas that might interest you.  You can also just sit back, relax, and enjoy others' reviews, and if you like, even rate and comment on them, too.  The writers really appreciate the feedback!  Let me know if you have any questions or you can email community founder @Adrianna  for more details.
 
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