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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
It took a while for me to get into the story, but the last half of the book went quickly. That may also be because I switched from audio to ebook and ...more
Aug 19, 2013
May 24, 2012
Contemporary Paganism
I picked this up in order to hopefully better understand the fantasy I was reading. I think this was a fairly balanced and objective look at both hist ...more
Feb 19, 2007
Feb 19, 2010
Double Knits: Pairs of Patterns for Babies and Toddlers
I have some twins and lots of young ones to knit for these days. I need all the help and inspiration I can get. Most of these wee ones are little boys ...more
Aug 07, 2007
Sep 29, 2009
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
While Minor Universe 31 is not the universe I thought it was, I found Yu's approach to writing this story novel and unique. It was a rough go, at time ...more
Nov 15, 2010
Nov 14, 2010
In the Land of Invented Languages: Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build a Perfect Language
There were quite a few little tidbits within Okrent's book that this once-upon-a-time-wannabe linguist (hmm what does that make me now?) found both ed ...more
not set
Dec 22, 2009
Inkheart (Inkworld, #1)
I picked this up at the library after a failed attempt to find Sword of Flame a while ago. It’s a very cute story and if it had been written down when ...more
Dec 31, 2005
Mar 18, 2011
I purchased a copy of Middlemarch at Strand several years ago for the compelling reasons that it was cheap and thick. I (with my Computer Science unde ...more
Jan 28, 2010
Jul 23, 2008
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
An overview of my formal education to date in a nutshell with a sprinkling of quantum cryptography for fun. While each chapter is full of information ...more
Mar 08, 2011
Mar 02, 2011
The Age of Speed: Learning to Thrive in a More-Faster-Now World
Think what you will of these sort of books, this was one I enjoyed. Why? I don’t feel he preached a certain “you must do this to succeed”. I felt more ...more
Jul 26, 2008
Jul 23, 2008
Time to Weave
WOW. Wow. wow. This book is very inspirational and reminds me of Erika Knight’s Simple Crochet and Simple Knits and a few other of the “simple” type b ...more
Apr 26, 2008
Apr 24, 2008
Daughter of the Forest  (Sevenwaters, #1)
Ms Marillier has retold a classic fairy tale in an enjoyable way which had me walking around the apartment with my nose in it to see how the story (th ...more
Jul 26, 2008
Jul 24, 2008
A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Classic for a reason. Please check out The Walker Treasury Project for high quality colour photos. A must for any knitter.
Feb 02, 2009
Feb 02, 2009
The Mezzanine
The novel, The Mezzanine, is a heavily footnoted running commentary of an afternoon in the narrator’s head. I laughed and enjoyed, I didn’t want to fi ...more
Jul 21, 2008
Jul 06, 2008
Vegan Lunch Box: 130 Amazing, Animal-free Lunches Kids and Grown-ups Will Love!
This is definitely not just for kids. It includes many tasty ideas that are helping to lift me out of the lunch doldrums and away from being lazy and ...more
Nov 30, 2009
Nov 30, 2009
Daily Life In Victorian England
A very approachable look into Victorian society. Sources are cited but do not bog down the reader, yet the lack of pages following pages of numbers do ...more
Feb 15, 2010
Feb 02, 2010
This was the first Michener book I read. I read it somewhere around 1992/Jr High. I think I read it in an entire weekend I was so enthralled and taken ...more
Jan 1992
Nov 29, 2008
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
I felt it could be condensed by half. The studies and stories are good and ones we need to hear, but I felt it was often repetitive. (if I could do 2. ...more
Oct 10, 2009
Oct 11, 2009
Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving
This is the book on canning for a reason. If you want to do it, or want to give a gift that is sure to be appreciated and well used, this is The Book.
Oct 18, 2010
Oct 26, 2010
Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Artisan Revolution Continues with Whole Grains, Fruits, and Vegetables
according to shauna there's a chapter "Gluten-Free Bread and Pastries."
not set
Feb 18, 2010
The Dolphins of Pern
I'm dong marathon reviewing and running out of energy so I'll leave just the following phrases until some time in the future when I'll be able to writ ...more
Mar 10, 2010
Mar 09, 2010
Knitter's handbook
I taught myself to knit from this book. I don't recommend THAT but it is a great reference that you will keep turning to time and time again.
Aug 15, 2001
Aug 24, 2009
I completely forgot most all of the details of the middle of this book, I last read it when I was in my early teens. The rediscovery was a delight!
Oct 12, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
The Women of Windsor: Their Power, Privilege, and Passions
An interesting read that filled my girlish American desire to know more about the Women in the British Monarchy, but at times I felt Whitney could hav ...more
Aug 06, 2010
Aug 04, 2010
Son of the Great River
I won this via goodreads giveaways and was sent the review copy by the author. This light novella is a fun escape though I found it ended a bit too qu ...more
Feb 16, 2010
Dec 25, 2009
The White Dragon (Pern, #3)
This is one of my favourite pern novels. Lord Jaxom and Ruth make me smile and bring happiness and surprisingly, some inspiration.
not set
Aug 30, 2010
Guy Knits: Sweaters & Vests
My "guy" looked through this and didn't believe me that it was published this year. The majority of the patterns feel quite dated to us .. we dress qu ...more
Oct 02, 2008
Oct 02, 2008
Secrets of the Witch World
I read this as an ebook. I've found it difficult to find Norton's works and have been curious about her Witch World for a while. This is an interestin ...more
Feb 15, 2010
Feb 05, 2010
Meatless: More Than 200 of the Very Best Vegetarian Recipes
I wrote a detailed review on my site.

Short version: I highly recommend this book, but the ebook I borrowed from the library didn't have prep times es
Mar 14, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Classic. Read for "History of the City of New York" class at CU (yes, it was taught by Prof. Kenneth Jackson).
Jul 1999
Dec 27, 2008
The Gates to Witch World
Where was Norton when I was younger? Why did it take until I was almost 30 to actually get my hands on her writing?

I stayed up late to finish. I didn'
Aug 29, 2010
Aug 21, 2010