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The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)
This book was full of generalizations and sloppy assumptions. Bauerlain better hope this generation is dumb so that they actually buy what he's saying...more
Nov 29, 2008
Sep 29, 2008
Hope's Boy
Bridge details his life starting at age 5 when he returns to live with a mother he never really knew. After 2 years he is placed into foster care afte...more
May 31, 2008
May 01, 2008
The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese
The last book I read was all about people obsessed with a fictional painting. This book is all about people obsessed with actual cheese. I really want...more
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 01, 2013
Teaching the Cat to Sit: A Memoir
In this memoir, Michelle Theall examines her relationship with God, the Catholic Church, and her mother in light of her homosexuality. As a 43 year ol...more
Oct 06, 2013
Sep 26, 2013
Notes to Boys (And Other Things I Shouldn't Share in Public)
As a librarian many of the books I read come in the form of advanced readers copies. I was lucky enough to get an ARC of Notes to Boys. I admit I was...more
Nov 28, 2013
Dec 01, 2013
Life Disrupted: Getting Real About Chronic Illness in Your Twenties and Thirties
I felt like this book had sort of an identity crisis. It mostly seemed to be a memoir of the author's experience with chronic illnesses that she had s...more
Sep 03, 2008
Sep 11, 2008
This book takes place during WWII in Belgium. An American pilot goes down in his plane while trying to bomb Germany. He is rescued by a group of resis...more
Aug 28, 2008
Sep 04, 2008
 The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens
The author of this book followed a number of students and teachers through a year at International High School in Brooklyn. International is a unique...more
Aug 15, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
The School on Heart's Content Road
As if reading Apples and Oranges wasn't bad enough I get to follow it up with this horrible book. It is a novel set in some small town called Egypt, M...more
Jan 22, 2009
Jan 22, 2009
If Only You People Could Follow Directions: A Memoir
This book is a disjointed memoir of Jessica Hendry Nelson chronicling the battles with mental illness, drug addiction, and alcohol addiction running i...more
Sep 30, 2013
Sep 24, 2013
Anna is a forty-four year old rock star, who had a big hit at one point but whose career then fizzled out. She is now trying to make a comeback. This...more
Dec 20, 2013
Dec 29, 2013
While My Sister Sleeps
I really didn't like this book. I didn't like any of the characters. The story revolves around a family who owns some famous nursery in New England wh...more
Mar 20, 2009
Apr 04, 2009
The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table
McMillan is a journalist who took a year of her life to work at jobs where she got to experience food in it's process from the farm to the table. She...more
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
As an introvert myself I was very excited to read this book. In it Susan Cain examines the personality traits of introversion and extroversion and wha...more
Jan 30, 2012
Jan 27, 2012
The Complete Persepolis (Persepolis, #1-4)
Going into this review I have to say that I am just not one for graphic novels. I don't disparage anyone who enjoys this genre and definitely believe...more
Oct 04, 2010
Oct 04, 2010
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Paul and I spent our mini-honeymoon in Savannah, so naturally as a tourist I was inundated with stuff about this book. I had seen the movie when I was...more
Aug 04, 2009
Aug 16, 2009
And the Dark Sacred Night
I really enjoyed Glass' previous novels, so I was excited to read this. Unfortunately I did not like it nearly as much. After losing his job and going...more
Feb 14, 2014
Feb 12, 2014
The Girl with Three Legs: A Memoir
This book is the true story of one Somali woman's fight against female circumcision. She recounts her own painful experiences of being circumcised and...more
Jul 31, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
A Year and Six Seconds: A Memoir of Stumbling from Heartbreak to Happiness
I read Gillies first memoir, Happens Every Day, and really enjoyed it so I decided to read this book as well. There's almost no need to read this book...more
Jun 08, 2011
May 27, 2011
We Were Liars
This is the first book I've ever read by E. Lockhart. I was looking forward to it because many YA librarians I know love her previous books and were e...more
Dec 23, 2013
Dec 20, 2013
Cop in the Hood: My Year Policing Baltimore's Eastern District
For the most part this book is exactly what the title says it is. Harvard graduate and sociologist Peter Moskos wanted to study a police department an...more
Aug 15, 2008
Aug 11, 2008
Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything
Full disclosure I did not finish reading this book, so who knows it could have totally changed in the second half, but I doubt it. It is rare that I c...more
Mar 05, 2014
Mar 03, 2014
This book is based on Comfort's doctoral dissertation. She studied the lives of women whose significant other was imprisoned in San Quentin. She discu...more
Sep 04, 2008
Sep 04, 2008
This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation
This book is really just a compilation of columns and short articles Ehrenreich has written for other publications collected together under topics suc...more
Aug 25, 2008
Aug 21, 2008
The Hour I First Believed
I've been waiting for this book for about 9 years, which is apparently how long it took the author to write it based on the afterward. Lamb's last boo...more
Jan 02, 2009
Jan 03, 2009
The first book by the author of one of my favorite books from last year (American Wife). Unfortunately this book does not come anywhere close to being...more
Mar 04, 2009
Mar 10, 2009
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
Relin tells the story of how Mortenson almost loses his life during a botched attempt to climb K2 and winds up recovering in a small Pakistani village...more
Mar 02, 2009
Mar 10, 2009
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
I always heard such rave reviews about this book when I was working at Barnes and Noble but for some reason never read it until now. I can't say that...more
Jan 25, 2009
Jan 29, 2009
The Night Watch
I really enjoyed this book. It takes place in London at the beginning, end, and after WWII except in reverse order. The story involves a number of peo...more
Mar 16, 2009
Mar 20, 2009
The Night of the Gun
Written by New York Times reporter David Carr, this book is written based on memories, interviews, and documentation about Carr's earlier life as a co...more
Dec 08, 2008
Dec 09, 2008
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