Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Hiding Place~ Corrie Ten Boom

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Ho.ly.Cow. This was one of the most amazing books I have ever read. Seriously! I ADORED this book! More than once I was nearly in tears. Corrie Ten Boom is an amazing woman.

The Hiding Place does for the Dutch what Between Shades of Gray does for the Lithuanians. But I think THP might win just because it is 100% TRUE! So amazing!!!

My only fear now is that no other book will be able to measure up!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Beautiful Mind~ Sylvia Nasar

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I listened to this on audio, and to be completely honest: if it hadn't been audio, I probably would have given up.

It read/listened like a research paper. The author just went on and on about what theories were being developed at the time, and the history of Harvard/Princeton. For the first part of the book there was almost no mention of John Nash at all! It was almost like the author couldn't find very much information on Nash, so she decided to fill in space with a bunch of stuff that was roughly related to Nash.

I did get a kick out of whenever there was a reference to a mathematician or a formula I understood! That was cool. And when she did talk about Nash it was interesting to see how other people treated him. That was probably my favorite part.

But overall I feel like this is the kind of book that you skim when you have to do a research project, not when you feel like reading.


P.S. My reviews on this site are going to be much more informal than my reviews on Squeaky Books. This really is just a place to organize and record my thoughts, not true "reviews."

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Welcome to Enna's Journey!

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However you came to be here, welcome! My name is Enna Isilee, and I typically review YA books but I've decided to branch out into nonfiction and adult books! This is where I'll be reviewing these books. I'm really new to the adult/nonfiction scene, so if you've got any recommendations I'd love to hear them!

Happy reading!

 

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