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The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice
Christopher Hitchens
A History of the World in 10½ Chapters
Julian Barnes
How to Win Every Argument: The Use and Abuse of Logic
Madsen Pirie
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
A.J. Jacobs
The Book Your Church Doesn't Want You to Read
Tim C. Leedom, William Edelen, Jordan Maxwell, Sherwin T. Wine, Thomas Paine, Rocco A. Errico, John E. Remsburg, Kersey Graves, Gerald A. Larue, Morton Smith, Robert G. Ingersoll, Austin Miles, Dan Barker, John Marco Allegro, Joseph McCabe, Stephan A. Hoeller, Grace Hals
Women Know Everything!
Karen Weekes
Magic Burns
Ilona Andrews
The Frog Who Croaked Blue: Synesthesia and the Mixing of the Senses
Jamie Ward
The Daily Writer: 366 Meditations To Cultivate A Productive And Meaningful Writing Life
Fred White
Dreamfever
Karen Marie Moning
My Immortal - Tara Gilesbie I have a dream, that one day all fan fiction will reach the quality of writing present here in this book.
Wait,


what?

that's all wrong...

I have a hypothesis that Tara Gilesbie is a consummate troll. Or 13 year old girl who could, in all honesty, use this as evidence in her case against the education system for its complete and utter failure in her... siriusly.


P.S. I'm pleased to note that the pelvic floor exercises recommended by the physio after the birth of my son have been successful (unlike poor Tara's education) they have had a thorough and unrelenting workout and held up.
P.P.S The entire book has a vocal frye tone like Lumpy Space Princess, at least in my head... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6vSr4KXoVQ

http://www.drunkduck.com/My_Immortal/
Three Fisher Man - Skye Daphne Full of punctuation errors, my fingers fairly ached for a red pen.
The Silent Castle (Silent Castle #2 This is quiet) - Skye Daphne Fairly bog standard fairy story, rip a little of Sleeping Beauty, a little of Rumplestiltskin, a little of this and a little of that and, VIOLA instafairytale.... without good crafting and style.
The Witch who was a princess - Skye Daphne Based on which movie? That is 5 minutes of my life I'm never getting back...
John's Gospel: The Way It Happened - Lee Harmon Won't be reading due to the behavior of the author documented here... http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1351075-why-are-atheists-hated
The Passage - Scott Brick, Abby Craden, Justin Cronin, Adenrele Ojo Thoroughly enjoyed, will start The Twelve now.

Remembering Babylon - David Malouf This man writes "still" like no one else I have had the pleasure reading.
The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose of John Donne the Complete Poetry and Selected Prose of John Donne - John Donne A hard but rewarding slog, I focused mostly songs and sonnets for my creative writing class. It's interesting the disparate interpretations we came out with, The Flea seemed blatantly obvious to me but others interpreted in a different way. Go and catch a falling star was my hands down favourite, and Holy sonnet 14 was an eye opener...
Hell Island (Shane Schofield, #4) - Matthew Reilly,  Sean Mangan http://www.goodreads.com/review/edit/13488328#
UnWholly - Neal Shusterman Reveiw to come I need to digest it a little more.
Killer History: Why do the leave all the fun stuff out of the history books - Marek McKenna I was hoping for, I don't know, more....
Unleashed - Cherrie Lynn A sweet friend to lovers romance, my favourite kind.
UnStrung - Neal Shusterman, Michelle Knowlden A nice little filler for the missing bits. I liked the insight to the "new" part of Shusterman's world the "chance folk" who hadn't sucumbed to the rampant trade of human parts and the pro's and cons they faced with that choice.
Now I'm dying for Unwholly, the teaser chapter was great.
Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All - David Fitzgerald Clear concise evaluation of the historical sources offered up by apologists as proof of Jesus' existence.
Bitterblue  - Ian Schoenherr, Kristin Cashore

Bitterblue knows there is something wrong in her realm, something more than she already knew. With this mystery she sets out to make things right and uncovers more than she could ever have dreamt of.
Cashore's vividly imagined world is as compelling, lovely and dangerous as always. Bitterblue is no Mary Sue in a world of struggling yet strong, beautiful yet flawed characters. Brava and I await the next book.
Wicked Nights (Angels of the Dark, #1) - Gena Showalter Gena's my go to girl for a light fun, no-brainer read, usually. I was perusing her website recently and discovered her religious testimonial. This caused a problem for me as it made me think, or more correctly, change how I didn't want to think about the books. I'm quite Ok with the paranormal aspects of the novels and even relish them. But now I wondered about the message, was there one? and this sort of ruined the easy light read. I'm struggling to separate the story from my newfound knowledge and feel sort of resentful that now it feels I have to.
That being said the book is Gena's style, smart ass dialogue, good triumphing over evil, true love conquers all ect and if you enjoy her you'll enjoy this (if you don't suffer from my little foible).