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Shattered Air: A True Account of Catastrophe and Courage on Yosemite's Half Dome
3.72
it was amazing
I didn't have time to put this book on my currently reading list, because I read it in about 2-3 days! It was a fantastic book. And here's the reason ...more
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Mar 01, 2009
 
90% of the Game Is Half Mental: And Other Tales from the Edge of Baseball Fandom
3.60
I got this book for my brother who loves baseball and thought I'd read it before I gave it to him. The reason I didn't rate this book is because about ...more
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Nov 23, 2010
 
Nine Lives
4.01
liked it
All I know about India comes from the stunning book, A Fine Balance, and my knowledge that the Dali Lama now lives in India. That's about it.

This book
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Oct 22, 2010
 
Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life
3.88
liked it
I've had this book for decades, but waited until I retired to read it. It was interesting, and written in an easy style. Of course, I would have liked ...more
Feb 23, 2009
Jan 17, 2009
 
Angle of Repose
4.27
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I don't know why I gave it 4 stars. Sometimes I wouldn't have given it 1 star (didn't like it) (How many stars do you give it for re ...more
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Sep 02, 2012
 
Katrina After the Storm: Volunteering in America, an Inside View
5.00
it was amazing
I worked with Annette 10 years ago. Then I moved out of the area for 10 years. I have recently moved back to the area and had a delightful lunch at An ...more
Nov 13, 2008
Nov 22, 2008
 
Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting
3.42
really liked it
I watched the Housewives of NYC and Bethenny was my favorite (also Anderson Cooper's favorite, as told on Regis and Kelly months ago). I've struggled ...more
Dec 16, 2009
Dec 19, 2009
 
The Endless Practice: Becoming Who You Were Born to Be
4.30
it was ok
I read this book because I saw Mark on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday. I liked his interview with her very much. I liked a lot of his book. My favorite lin ...more
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Jan 18, 2015
 
Song for Night
3.96
liked it
**spoiler alert** I thought the ending was weak.

I write this 24 hours after I wrote the above comment. It occurred to me that the ending may be a drea
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Aug 05, 2009
Aug 06, 2009
 
One Hundred Years of Solitude
4.04
did not like it
I am absolutely mystified why anyone would like this book. I read the whole thing, but I hated it from page 1 and I never changed my mind throughout t ...more
Jan 15, 2004
Dec 13, 2008
 
Adventures in the Skin Trade and Other Stories
3.87
did not like it
Didn't get it. Couldn't follow it. Didn't understand it. I was so glad to finish it.
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Jan 17, 2009
 
Rich Brother Rich Sister
3.42
liked it
Interesting and enjoyable book.

My one disappointment was that the Buddhist nun did not address her abandoning her daughter at a young age to go to Ind
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Sep 2009
Sep 02, 2009
 
Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems
3.73
really liked it
I learned that I did a lot right in working with my dog until she died in March 2006. Here are some things that I would do differently if I ever get a ...more
Oct 30, 2008
Nov 11, 2008
 
Working in the Shadows: A Year of Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Won't Do
3.91
it was amazing
I thought this book was amazing. Loved it! So well written. I read it right after reading his first book There's No Jose Here and I think that the wri ...more
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Dec 28, 2011
 
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
3.86
it was amazing
This book is lifechanging in how I look at my brain. I had heard many times about right/left brain, but never paid much attention to it. After reading ...more
Feb 13, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
 
Rose in a Storm
4.01
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I love Jon Katz. I loved Soul of a Dog and I read his blog every day. What an inspiring man who isn't afraid of being honest.
However
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Oct 06, 2010
 
The Woman Who Can't Forget: The Extraordinary Story of Living with the Most Remarkable Memory Known to Science
2.91
it was ok
**spoiler alert** An interesting book, but clearly not well written. I had difficulty with her husband, who didn't take good care of his health and wh ...more
Jul 21, 2009
Jul 22, 2009
 
Mean and Lowly Things: Snakes, Science, and Survival in the Congo
3.89
really liked it
I don't like science, but I do like nature and adventure stories. What a fascinating story about her adventures in the Congo. Her writing is very acce ...more
Aug 23, 2009
Aug 23, 2009
 
Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth
4.10
liked it
This was my first serious "comic" book. I put quotes around comic because there's not much funny about this book. It's a depressing/sad book. I should ...more
Jan 17, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
 
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
4.07
liked it
Good info on healthy eating. It turns out that I already knew most of this stuff from my copious reading about healthy eating in the past. Now, the tr ...more
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Jan 18, 2009
 
The Dogs of Bedlam Farm: An Adventure with Sixteen Sheep, Three Dogs, Two Donkeys, and Me
3.95
it was amazing
I really loved this book. The best part of course is his relationship with his dogs. But we get a bonus because he's so open, he's willing to share pe ...more
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May 15, 2012
 
A Christmas Treasury
3.91
liked it
I've been reading this book for a few years during the Xmas season. I finally finished it today. It has some good stories and some are so old, I can't ...more
Jan 04, 2009
Dec 26, 2008
 
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
4.17
really liked it
What an interesting book. Recommended by my 25 year old daughter who gave it 5 stars, and I'm 62 and really liked it too. It's a good generation cross ...more
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Feb 01, 2009
 
Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul: Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit of Writers
3.94
liked it
This book was entertaining and a quick read. Every story was a good read, but none of them convinced me to write. It looks too hard to write and even ...more
Jan 2009
Dec 26, 2008
 
Wise Words For The Good Life (Good Life Series)
3.09
did not like it
What attracted me to this book was the connection to the classic book, The Good Life by Scott and Helen Nearing. This book, Wise Words for the Good Li ...more
Nov 21, 2008
Nov 12, 2008
 
A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy
4.11
really liked it
Great story of a child of the Holocaust. What a great use of his experiences, in that he, as an adult, today works for human rights. He not only was a ...more
Sep 06, 2009
Sep 07, 2009
 
The Full Plate Diet: Slim Down, Look Great, Be Healthy!
3.69
really liked it
What great healthy ideas. It wasn't so much new information; it was just organized in such a way that it makes it easier to eat healthy and to think a ...more
Jan 19, 2010
Jan 27, 2010
 
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
3.97
really liked it
This book was so interesting; and it made me think that I can do a lot more "farming" in my tiny, tiny garden room than I had previously thought. I lo ...more
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Aug 18, 2010
 
A Wolf Called Romeo
4.09
it was amazing
Now this is an amazing book. All representatives in our lives of the good, the bad and the ugly make this a great allegory. I don't remember reading a ...more
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Oct 16, 2014
 
The Difference
3.32
liked it
This is a good combination of simple financial recommendations and current social-psychological studies done on successful and not so successful peopl ...more
Dec 10, 2009
Dec 10, 2009
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