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The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Canto)
C.S. Lewis
Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and Parents
Michael Gurian, Terry Trueman, Patricia Henley
Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet
Christian Wiman
Deep River: The Life and Music of Robert Shaw
Keith C. Burris
Daring, Trusting Spirit
John De Gruchy
The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities, and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church
John Thavis
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia
Orlando Figes

Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures

Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures - Robert K. Wittman, John Shiffman I wish there were a "skimmed" category for books. I just finished a Latin-in-a-week course, and my husband told me it would be hard to read popular literature after translating Virgil and the Latin Vulgate Bible. He was right. This book promised to be interesting, and perhaps at another time it will be, but I just couldn't finish it. It is written rather poorly, and is very formulaic. I had to put it down.The story is a typical "action drama", begin the book in the middle of a scam to catch the bad guys, then stop that plot line to review how the author got where he is before picking up the original plot. I will have to revisit this at a later time.