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Mein Kampf
2.93
I bought this book when I was fifteen and needed a copy for a history essay prize I was entering. My essay's title: 'Hitler was a weak dictator'. Disc...more
Feb 2006
Jan 13, 2009
 
Sane New World: Taming The Mind
3.77
The book: Sane New World: Taming the Mind

The author: Ruby Wax, comedian, writer and "poster girl for mental illness in the UK", according to her autho...more
Feb 26, 2014
Feb 12, 2014
 
Paper Towns
4.10
Book 04/52 for 2012, review cross-posted to my blog. (I apologise if this review is a little bland and lacking in insight - I didn't want to reveal th...more
Mar 29, 2012
Sep 25, 2011
 
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
4.12
Book 6/52 of my 2014 challenge to only read books by women

The book: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, an...more
Jan 14, 2014
Jun 19, 2013
 
Looking for Alaska
4.23
Book 01/52 for 2012, review cross-posted to my blog. [It was so difficult to make this review spoiler-free, but I think I've managed it, so no need to...more
Jan 02, 2012
Aug 24, 2011
 
French Milk
3.35
Book 14/52 for 2012, review cross-posted to my blog.


I've tried to like Lucy Knisley's work; really, I have. My main issue has always been that, while...more
Jun 29, 2012
Jun 29, 2012
 
The Weather Book: Why It Happens and Where It Comes From
2.40
Book 9/52 of my 2014 challenge to only read books by women

The book: The Weather Book: Why it Happens and Where it Comes From

The author: Diana Craig,...more
Jan 29, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
 
Managing PCOS for Dummies
3.75
The book: Managing PCOS For Dummies

The author: Gaynor Bussell

The subject: Exactly what it says on the tin... errr, cover!

Why I chose it: I was recentl...more
Mar 31, 2014
Mar 29, 2014
 
Chihayafuru 1: Bilingual Edition
4.27
The book: Chihayafuru #1 (bilingual edition)

The author: Yuki Suetsugu (trans. Stuart Varnam-Atkin and Yoko Toyozaki)

The subject: Chihaya and her frien...more
Apr 2014
Mar 23, 2014
 
Kindred
4.12
The book: Kindred

The author: Octavia E. Butler, American science fiction writer

The subject: Dana, a black woman in 1970s Los Angeles, is transported b...more
Mar 02, 2014
Feb 12, 2014
 
Understanding the Disability Discrimination Act: a guide for colleges, universities and adult community learning providers in Great Britain
4.00
I was recently elected to be next year's Disabilities Officer at my university, meaning I will be engaging with and representing disabled students in...more
Mar 18, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
 
Chinese Whispers: The True Story Behind Britain's Hidden Army of Labour
4.34
The book: Chinese Whispers: The True Story Behind Britain's Hidden Army of Labour

The author: Hsiao-Hung Pai, investigative journalist and writer; she...more
Feb 13, 2014
Feb 12, 2014
 
We Need New Names
3.68
The book: We Need New Names

The author: NoViolet Bulawayo (real name Elizabeth Zandile Tshele), Zimbabwean author and Stegner Fellow at Stanford Univer...more
Feb 04, 2014
Jan 31, 2014
 
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
3.79
This is one of my favourite books. I read it after reading Warped Passages, expecting a book that would help me think about higher dimensions. What I...more
not set
Jan 13, 2009
 
Cary Grant: A Celebration of Style
4.09
What can I say? I'm a big fan of Cary Grant the actor, but before receiving this for Christmas I didn't appreciate how much of a "style icon" he was....more
Jan 15, 2009
Jan 15, 2009
 
A Beautiful Mind
4.07
This is miles better than the film, as it stays much truer to what actually happened in Nash's life and doesn't gloss over less savoury elements. I wa...more
not set
Jan 13, 2009
 
Use Your Head
3.86
This was a book lent to me by my study mentor at university to help me with certain issues I've had with learning, hence I've read it even though Tony...more
Jan 15, 2014
Dec 10, 2013
 
Depression And How To Survive It
3.85
Book 16/52 for 2012, review cross-posted to my blog.

Let's start with the two most frustrating aspects of this book, both of which appear on the front...more
Jul 23, 2012
May 23, 2010
 
Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout
3.95
Book 12/52 of my 2014 challenge to only read books by women

The book: Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout

The author: Laure...more
Feb 12, 2014
Jul 26, 2011
 
Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction
3.47
The book: Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

The author: Elleke Boehmer, Professor of World Literature in English at the University of Oxford

The...more
Jan 06, 2014
Dec 18, 2013
 
The Fault in Our Stars
4.49
Book 20/52 for 2012, review cross-posted to my blog.

I feel guilty about this review. So many people have loved this book so much, but I wasn't one of...more
Aug 28, 2012
Feb 07, 2012
 
In a Lonely Place (Penguin Modern Classics)
3.98
The book: In a Lonely Place

The author: Dorothy B. Hughes (1904-1993), American writer and critic — she wrote mostly hardboiled crime novels.

The subjec...more
Jan 02, 2014
Jul 26, 2011
 
The Female Man
3.55
Book 11/52 of my 2014 challenge to only read books by women

The book: The Female Man

The author: Joanna Russ, American writer, academic and feminist (t...more
Feb 10, 2014
Sep 25, 2011
 
The Little Big Book of Metrology
2.75
Book 03/52 for 2012, review cross-posted to my blog.

I picked this book up at... well, I'm not actually sure. It may have been the Big Bang Fair, or th...more
Jan 08, 2012
Aug 15, 2010
 
The Liar
3.69
This is the first Stephen Fry novel I've read, and despite my obviously high expectations I definitely wasn't disappointed. The characters were fantas...more
Jan 14, 2009
Jan 13, 2009
 
The Little Book Of Big Ideas
3.00
Here's another cute little book! I picked this one up on a trip to the Eden Project (which I love and recommend highly) a few years ago. It's full of...more
not set
Aug 15, 2010
 
The Fragrant Art of Aromatherapy: An Introduction to Aromatherapy and the Use of Essential Oils
2.50
Honestly, I don't know much about aromatherapy (I received this as a present from a neighbour a few years ago), but this book seems a good introductio...more
not set
Jan 13, 2009
 
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
3.54
I managed to choke down Twilight - WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT FROM ME?!
not set
Mar 28, 2012
 
The QI Annual
3.59
This was the first QI annual I received for Christmas. It's stuffed with information about all things beginning with E and can be dipped in and out of...more
Dec 2007
Aug 15, 2010
 
The Communist Manifesto
3.44
Kind of ironic that I downloaded this to my iPad to read. At least it was free and I don't technically own it...
not set
Mar 22, 2012
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