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Almost a Woman
4.07
apr 15: started this book on my way home from a business trip. i hadn't had much sleep and wasn't sure that i'd make any headway, but it is wonderful!...more
Apr 22, 2009
Dec 17, 2008
 
The House at Sugar Beach
3.83
I enjoyed this book. I never paid much attention to the various struggles going on in Liberia and this provided a graphic picture. It also gave unique...more
Apr 09, 2009
Apr 08, 2009
 
The Glass Castle
4.20
2/8/2011: reading this for February book club. Definitely intersting. A three-year-old cooking hot dogs for herself over a gas flame - while her mom p...more
Feb 16, 2011
Feb 08, 2011
 
A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School
3.99
I gave this four stars because the story - the experience of being one of the Little Rock Nice - is awesome. The book itself isn't a great literary wo...more
Sep 21, 2009
Sep 11, 2009
 
Perfection Is Not a Sitcom Mom
2.50
11/1: So I've always wondered why there were two mom's on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and didn't realize that there was drama associated with the swi...more
Nov 04, 2010
Oct 04, 2010
 
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
4.03
I'd seen a documentary about this disaster on PBS or Discovery and enjoyed the book. It's amazing the things people can accomplish when they put their...more
Sep 30, 2009
Sep 22, 2009
 
The Pact
3.85
I enjoyed this book. It was an easy read. Definitely inspirational and motivating - I would recommend it to any young person. I can't wait to read the...more
Jan 15, 2009
Dec 15, 2008
 
Crazy Love
3.64
Leslie describes how she got into a relationship with Connor, how she stayed for three years while he abused her, and what finally got her to leave.

I'...more
Jul 08, 2009
Apr 15, 2009
 
The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
3.44
I wanted to give this book two and a half stars but we don't have that option. Being a 'glass half full' personality, I decided to round up. :-)

The au...more
May 03, 2010
Jul 13, 2009
 
Unbillable Hours: A True Story
3.75
Read this book if you get a chance. I was unfamiliar with Mario's story and it's a great one. Kudos to everyone who worked so hard on his case, though...more
Feb 17, 2011
Jan 31, 2011
 
The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography
3.62
dec 17: started listening to this as an audio book today. i hadn't bothered to look to see who the narrator was, but i was pleasantly surprised to hea...more
Feb 10, 2009
Dec 15, 2008
 
The Bell Jar
3.93
You totally feel for Esther in this book. You are rooting for her the whole way through and want to yell at and/or shake the people she has to interac...more
Dec 2009
Feb 15, 2009
 
Black Ice
3.36
This is a book that makes you want to give a half star. I feel bad giving it just two stars, but I really didn't like it that much. It's the story of...more
Aug 25, 2009
Dec 15, 2008
 
Steve Jobs
4.12
I really liked this book. I read it at the request of a friend who is a Steve Jobs fanatic - and I wasn't disappointed. Lots of good details - Isaacso...more
Nov 30, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
A Piece of Cake
4.09
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Dec 03, 2008
 
The Bond: Three Young Men Learn to Forgive and Reconnect with Their Fathers
4.26
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Jan 15, 2009
 
George Muller: The Guardian of Bristol's Orphans (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)
4.30
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Feb 10, 2009
 
Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship
4.04
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Feb 10, 2009
 
Ponzi's Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend
3.83
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Jan 14, 2009
 
Blackout Girl: Growing Up and Drying Out in America
3.74
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Feb 24, 2009
 
Cheever
4.14
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Mar 12, 2009
 
And I Don't Want to Live This Life: A Mother's Story of Her Daughter's Murder
4.01
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Mar 17, 2009
 
Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa
4.14
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Dec 30, 2008
 
This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President
3.80
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Apr 08, 2009
 
From the Hood to the Hill: A Story of Overcoming
3.78
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Dec 30, 2008
 
City Kid: A Writer's Memoir of Ghetto Life and Post-Soul Success
3.69
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Apr 30, 2009
 
The Black Girl Next Door: A Memoir
3.46
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May 04, 2009
 
Three Who Made a Revolution: A Biographical History of Lenin, Trotsky & Stalin
3.73
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May 12, 2009
 
Passing: When People Can't Be Who They Are
3.36
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May 12, 2009
 
A Child Called "It"
4.04
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May 17, 2009
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