Denise B. - Reviews

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Review Date: 12/27/2010
Helpful Score: 1


A very interesting story for runners and non-runners alike! If this book can't motivate you to get up and running, nothing will. A well-written, well paced book. This book manages to put into words the joy that running brings. Since reading this book, I've found myself committed to running in a way that I never was before. This book really illustrates how much the mental can overcome the physical when it comes to running. Heading out for a run with a positive attitude and a smile of anticipation can transform a "normal" run into pure bliss. This book entertains and teaches.


The Historian
The Historian
Author: Elizabeth Kostova
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/13/2009
Helpful Score: 1


I have read this book twice and absolutely loved it both times. Students of vampire lore will find the story original and engaging. Some pretty interesting twists on the legend of Vlad the Impaler. This book encompasses such a wealth of history and geography that it is a learning experience as well as a really good story. Even though the book is fairly lengthy, over 600 pages, the action and pace of the story make it a fairly quick read. Both times that I read this book, I could hardly put it down.


The Origin of Species: 150th Anniversary Edition
The Origin of Species: 150th Anniversary Edition
Author: Charles Darwin
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/24/2012
Helpful Score: 2


Upon receiving my copy of "Origin of Species," I was disappointed to find out that it was an abridged edition, self-servingly edited by the ignorant and pathetic evangelist Ray Comfort. As my reason for ordering this book was to further my own understanding of human origin, I find it horribly offensive that this edition has input from a man of such lowly intellectual stature. This edition was promptly tossed out! I urge anyone interested in reading this important book to make sure to get the "unabridged" version.


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