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To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
4.14
I liked this book, although I think it's not as much about peace activists as I expected, and sometimes delves a bit too deeply into certain people's...more
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Feb 29, 2012
 
State of Wonder
3.83
Loved this book. Like Bel Canto, the subject matter seems strange, and if I hadn't loved that book I wouldn't have picked up this one based on the plo...more
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Feb 24, 2012
 
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
4.28
Checked this book out last week after hearing about the upcoming movie, and couldn't put it down. Totally absorbing and great. (And my experience with...more
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Jun 10, 2013
 
Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry
3.65
This is a great concept that needed some tighter editing. The overall idea is that we are duped into believing that "personal finance" (aka personal r...more
Jan 30, 2014
Dec 23, 2013
 
Life After Life
3.72
I love Kate Atkinson, something about her writing always pulls me in and I end up reading into the early morning. This book is amazing, sometimes infu...more
Feb 24, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
 
The Kingdom of Fantasy
4.31
My 7-year-old loves Geronimo Stilton, and the Kingdom of Fantasy series are longer than the others, so they last more than a day!
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Apr 18, 2013
 
Soccer 'Cats #1: The Captain Contest
3.71
Ethan really liked it, his babysitter read it to him so I have no idea if I would like it.
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Sep 18, 2012
 
Americanah
4.21
I love the ideas and some of the story in this book. As a social science commentary on race and America, it's great, and I love the author's nonfictio...more
Feb 17, 2014
Jan 14, 2014
 
Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly
3.86
Kids loved it, I thought it was a bit wordy but love the story.
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Oct 10, 2012
 
The Lucky Baseball Bat (Springboard Books)
3.78
Another favorite of both kids (one read it to the other).
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Apr 18, 2013
 
What Is the What
4.15
Breathtaking. I am sad to be done with it.
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Feb 24, 2012
 
James in the House of Aunt Prudence
3.78
Another kid favorite. Great drawings.
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Oct 10, 2012
 
The Adventures of Robin Hood
4.06
A bit violent, and Ethan was sad about the ending, but a good introduction to Robin Hood story. I hope to get him onto some of the other variations.
Feb 16, 2014
Feb 01, 2014
 
Blindness (Blindness, #1)
4.02
Loved this book, the first one I've listened to entirely on audio and it was mesmerizing.
Apr 18, 2013
Apr 08, 2013
 
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
4.18
I loved this book, and was mesmerized by it from start to finish. This is the second book I've read by him, the first was his autobiography of running...more
Oct 10, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
 
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
3.89
I really liked this book, and had trouble putting it down. It's nearly perfect, but I wanted some bigger statements by her at the end. She portrays ev...more
Jan 30, 2014
Dec 04, 2013
 
Freedom
3.68
This book boggles me. It annoys me and sometimes I think I hate it, but I cannot stop reading it. I have a suspicion that Franzen is annoying me (the...more
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Feb 24, 2012
 
What a Good Kitty
3.68
The kids love this book!
Dec 09, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
 
The Lola Papers: Marathons, Misadventures, and How I Became a Serious Runner
3.62
I'll read almost anything about running. This one is somewhat entertaining, but I found the author's flowery style, and focus on very small anecdotes,...more
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Jun 27, 2012
 
Little Bee
3.65
This is an intense book, a bit uneven and the ending is...challenging. I think I'll be digesting this one for a while.
Dec 22, 2013
Nov 25, 2012
 
The Dead Bird
3.70
Perfect book for my son, who did the exact same thing with his friends.
Jan 14, 2014
Oct 16, 2013
 
Let the Great World Spin
3.90
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Mar 19, 2012
 
Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights and the New War on the Poor
4.25
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Jul 09, 2012
 
One Man's Meat
4.37
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Jul 27, 2010
 
Writings from The New Yorker 1927-1976
4.21
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Jul 27, 2010
 
Poems and Sketches of E. B. White
4.18
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May 22, 2013
 
Letters of E. B. White
4.19
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Jul 27, 2010
 
Horton Hatches the Egg
4.11
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Nov 25, 2012
 
The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth
4.14
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Jul 27, 2010
 
Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters
4.21
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Jul 27, 2010
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