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Fannie Farmer 1896 Cook Book
4.00
So much better than The Joy of Cooking. I have a 1965 edition -- fully stained, coverless, held together with duct tape, and passed down to me from my ...more
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Feb 04, 2012
 
Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle-School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail
4.17
While part of me is a good bit disturbed by all of the "girly-ness" (and my junior high self would be completely insulted), I would, and likely will, ...more
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Jan 18, 2008
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.91
I wonder if I would have liked this better if I read it rather than listened to the audiobook. The narrator's voice did not sound like the right age o ...more
Aug 05, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
 
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
4.11
**spoiler alert** The first half to three quarters were great. I had high hopes. When the Christmas scene appeared, followed by the conversation about ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 15, 2008
 
Wintergirls
3.98
I'm going to have to think for a while about how I'll rate this book. It was a difficult read for sure. The main character is frustrating and unlikabl ...more
Jun 15, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
 
Go Ask Alice
3.76
I don't care if this book is fiction or non-fiction (which so many reviews seem to be preoccupied with; and yes, I understand it to be fiction). I don ...more
Jun 05, 2011
Jun 07, 2011
 
Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America
3.39
Hilarious and brilliant. My mum and I listened to the audiobook (read by John Waters, of course) on a road trip and enjoyed every minute if it, guffaw ...more
not set
Jun 12, 2014
 
The Courage To Start: A Guide To Running for Your Life
4.01
I picked up this book after reading a couple of good articles by John Bingham about being a slow runner. Despite the embarrassing title, this is an ex ...more
Apr 02, 2011
Apr 15, 2011
 
The Outsiders
4.00
I wonder what teens today think about this book...
Jun 07, 2011
Jun 07, 2011
 
Water for Elephants
4.05
I enjoyed the story but wasn't very impressed with the writing. Many descriptions were trite and I imagined this as a standard made-for-tv melodrama. ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 21, 2007
 
Go the Fuck to Sleep
4.23
Very funny! (Not a kids book.)
not set
May 13, 2011
 
Out of the Shadows: Contributions of Twentieth-Century Women to Physics
4.00
Well-done. The science was not watered down. I appreciated that the biographies were fairly brief and followed the descriptions of their scientific ac ...more
Feb 2007
Sep 25, 2007
 
Journey from the Center of the Sun
3.90
A decent intro to the Sun. A little or a lot of physics, depending on who is reading it - but it probably won't overwhelm anyone.
Jun 2006
Jun 01, 2007
 
How to be Idle
3.87
I was reading this book this summer but had to stop for now because reading it during grad school is a dangerous thing.
not set
Jul 16, 2008
 
Swimming at Suppertime: Seasons of Delight on the Wrong Side of Buzzards Bay
3.61
Read this many years ago. Read it again and loved it again, even more I think.
Apr 14, 2012
Sep 25, 2007
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.92
The beginning and end were excellent. The middle dragged on a little to long.
Dec 2006
Jun 01, 2007
 
Gone Girl
3.95
Need a few days to figure out how I'm going to rate this one...
Jul 26, 2014
Jul 26, 2014
 
Pilgrimage
3.62
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Oct 24, 2012
 
Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook
4.03
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Jan 16, 2008
 
Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
3.92
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Apr 24, 2014
 
Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
3.87
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Nov 27, 2010
 
Bad Monkeys
3.61
None
Jul 16, 2008
Jul 15, 2008
 
Salt: A World History
3.71
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Apr 24, 2014
 
A Year In The Maine Woods
3.94
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Apr 25, 2014
 
Flight from Science & Reason
3.25
None
Apr 2007
Jun 01, 2007
 
Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750
3.90
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Apr 25, 2014
 
Northern Borders
4.18
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Oct 02, 2014
 
The Borderlands of Science: Where Sense Meets Nonsense
3.52
None
May 2007
Jun 01, 2007
 
All Souls: A Family Story from Southie
4.07
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Feb 04, 2012
 
Skin: Talking about Sex, Class and Literature
4.20
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Jan 15, 2008
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