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Jun 24, 2013
One, Two, Three: Absolutely Elementary Mathematics
meh. couldn't get into it.
Jul 03, 2011
Jul 04, 2011
Sliding Void (Sliding Void, #1)
Don't esp remember reading, just moving to "read" so it's out of my way.
Jun 04, 2012
Jun 03, 2012
Superman: The High-Flying History of the Man of Steel
It was ok; decent bus ride reading when it was too warm to knit. Don't remember a ton of detail.
Sep 21, 2012
Aug 24, 2012
Ruhlman's Twenty: The Ideas and Techniques that Will Make You a Better Cook
Returned itself to the library before I finished. Some interesting ideas here, things I'd like to try in more detail sometime.
Jan 08, 2012
Sep 26, 2011
The God Engines
Don't remember much, since I'm writing this review 9 months after reading it -- but I do remember it was very engaging and CREEPY.
Apr 21, 2012
Apr 09, 2012
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
Utterly fascinating/horrifying story of ordinary people living in North Korea. Wish I'd written this review earlier when the details were still vivid, ...more
Apr 08, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
One of those books where now I wish I'd written my review closer in time to when I read it. (I read this right before American Colossus, FWIW.) The ho ...more
Sep 03, 2011
Jul 03, 2011
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
I wanted this to be better than it was. Great anecdotes, but essentially all anecdote, and very much fixated on Victorian England. Which I suppose mak ...more
Jul 05, 2011
Oct 11, 2010
Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls and the Consequences of a World Full of Men
I don't remember exactly what bugged me about this book (since I read it several months ago), but what I do remember is (a) author had some sort of ho ...more
Sep 21, 2012
Jun 10, 2011
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
Overdrive "returned" it for me a couple of weeks ago before I had a chance to finish. Interesting start, lots of stuff about this history of informati ...more
Aug 2011
Mar 21, 2011
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
Clever little book, wouldn't mind another perusal. (I'll say it again: books made for skimming don't seem to work that well as ebooks, at least not on ...more
Feb 10, 2011
Jan 30, 2011
All the Devils are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis
Forgot to review right after I read it -- so I lost all my bookmarks when it automagically checked itself in. Damn ebooks. :( In any case, definitely ...more
Feb 15, 2011
Jan 13, 2011
D.I.Y. Delicious: Recipes and Ideas for Simple Food from Scratch
I don't the ebook format works all that great for cookbooks, at least not on my little phone. At least, it doesn't lend itself to browsing. I did make ...more
Feb 17, 2011
Jan 30, 2011
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Thoughtful & passionate look at the condition of women throughout the "third world", seen through the lens of a few specific issues, ending with t ...more
Jan 03, 2011
Jul 13, 2010
Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945
HUGE almost blow-by-blow account of WWII. Somewhat overwhelming in spots, and too long to finish before it expired. Would like to try again someday.
Dec 22, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level (in Real Life)
Just barely got started; it expired while I was working my way through Inferno. Seemed interesting, if a little wacky in tone. Might try again at some ...more
Dec 20, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
Bright of the Sky (Entire and the Rose, #1)
Not going to be able to give a great review, since I mostly read it while I was sick, but damn enjoyable. Weird vivid setting and complex characters. ...more
Mar 23, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
Thoughtful and angry examination of what's happened with America's military since WWII, with lots of references back to the Constitution & the Fou ...more
Sep 19, 2013
Sep 26, 2013
Beyond Outrage: What has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy, and how to fix it
Stupid Overdrive expired this while I was reading it. I was about half-way through, and up to that point I'd give it 3 stars. Pretty well written & ...more
Sep 06, 2012
Sep 06, 2012
Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It
Stupid library ebook time limits, also wish I could renew ebooks. IOW, I wasn't able to finish this. Anyway, as for the book, as much as I read: fasci ...more
Mar 14, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World
Didn't finish, but did enjoy what I read. Would like to read again; he has a tone that manages to be both enthusiastic & sympathetic. (Contrast to ...more
Feb 17, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
I've been done with this for at least a week, maybe two, but I've been procrastinating writing my review. (So much so that the book has expired out of ...more
Jun 30, 2011
Jun 29, 2010
The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers who Inspired Chicago
Interesting tale of the women murderers of 1920s Chicago and one of the "girl reporters" who covered them. Sometimes disjointed - I kept mixing up Bel ...more
Jun 14, 2011
Jun 08, 2011
Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance
The subtitle is lame, but the book is excellent. Good overview of the history of crisis in capitalism, something that was incredibly frequent prior to ...more
Jun 06, 2011
Jun 01, 2011
Proust Was a Neuroscientist
An intriguing collection of essays on 19th & 20th century artists & writers and their connections to (or foreshadowing of) psychology and neur ...more
Jun 30, 2011
Jun 21, 2011
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Took me two attempts to read this; the opening framing is honestly not all that good.

But the book itself is surprisingly entertaining, with a strongl
Mar 2012
Oct 12, 2010
American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900
Read several weeks ago; it had to be "returned" before I was finished, and it wasn't available to be checked out again. :(

Less of a coherent narrative
Sep 05, 2011
Sep 02, 2011
The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean
Recommended by Meghan at OlyReads Book Club. As with All the Devils Are Here, lost my bookmarks when the book checked itself back in.

Great writing; w
Feb 17, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Another "told from the point of view of the bad guy" stories from Maguire; when I started, I wasn't necessarily in the mood for fiction, let alone fan ...more
Jan 24, 2011
Jan 30, 2011
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