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Carly's Voice: Breaking Through Autism by Arthur Fleischmann
Carly's Voice: Breaking Through Autism

Curtis Johnson, April 19, 2013

This book is amazing! If you are already well versed in autism, you will enjoy reading about a family who went to extraordinary lengths to get their daughter the services and education she deserved! If you are not well versed in autism yet, this book is also a great starting point to learn more about the struggles of a child with autism, and the added strain on the family! I could not put this book down, and think anyone interested in autism from any perspective (speech-language pathology, psychology, behavioral, etc) will find this to be a great read!
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Wool by Hugh Howey

Curtis Johnson, January 31, 2013

This is one of the most amazing books I have ever picked up. The story sucks you in from the very start and the world is so real that you completely absorbed into it. Then the bond begins with the characters, and the book just continues to get into your skin more and more, but in such an enjoyable way! Then the sad day comes when the book ends! However, do not fear, there is another series which is the prequels to this book to be read after! This book will stick with you well after you are finished, and leave you craving each next installment from this amazing author!
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Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler
Mind of My Mind

Curtis Johnson, August 31, 2012

Another amazing book by Octavia Butler! I read Wild Seed and was just enthralled, and so sad when I came to the end of it, not because of content, but because I didn't want it to end! Luckily these books are part of a series called the Patternist, and I already had picked up Mind of My Mind, and the story didn't have to end with Wild Seed. I definitely suggest starting with Wild Seed, easily available here at Powell's, because it is the foundation of this world Octavia has written for us. This is speculative fiction at its best in my opinion, because it is not so unbelievable that you find yourself questioning everything, you accept it for the wonderful piece of fiction that it is!
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Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler
Wild Seed

Curtis Johnson, August 31, 2012

I was only recently introduced to the writings of Octavia Butler, and thus began my mission to get my hands on any of her writing I could. This book is simply amazing, it is speculative fiction without being unbelievable, and the writing and story make it a really difficult book to put down! This is the first book in a series called the Patternist, that means if you love it half as much as I did, you will be elated to discover the story doesn't have to end with this book! You will want to pick up Mind of My Mind before you let yourself get too far through this book so that the amazing world Octavia Butler creates for us can continue to be explored delicious page after page.
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Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time by Mark Adams
Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time

Curtis Johnson, August 15, 2012

This is a very enjoyable travelogue/adventure/history type book in which our inept outdoorsman author decides to set out and follow the historical Peruvian trail of Hiram Bingham III. Adams follows Bingham's route that led to the "discovery" of the now world renowned Machu Picchu site. I love how the book alternates chapters to what Bingham did with chapters about the authors experience along the same trail. You certainly feel like you are trekking right along with Adams in this adventure to reach the once hidden city. Anyone interested in this genre should definitely pick this one up!
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