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A Circle of Quiet (Crosswicks Journals #1)
I first read Madeleine L'Engle in elementary school and was a big fan of A Wrinkle in Time. I was unaware that she had books for adults as well, until ...more
Aug 15, 2010
Jul 31, 2009
Starvation Heights: A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest
The story of Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard, the fasting doctor, was fascinating. It made it even more interesting considering the fact it took place righ ...more
Jul 19, 2011
May 17, 2011
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America
This was a very interesting look at America during the early 1900's. I really enjoyed reading about the history of the conservation movement and the f ...more
Dec 03, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return (Persepolis, #3-4)
After reading the first Persepolis novel, I was pleasantly surprised to find there was a sequel. I loved the first one so much that I really wanted to ...more
Jan 30, 2013
Jul 22, 2010
Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
In 1889 two women set out from New York City for a race around the world in an effort to beat the fictional character Phileas Fogg from Jules Verne's ...more
Nov 27, 2013
Nov 14, 2013
Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
This book chronicles Immaculee Ilibagiza's life during the holocaust in Rwanda. Her message is one of love and hope amidst horror and brutality. She r ...more
Sep 03, 2014
Aug 29, 2014
Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas
This book made me want to hop on a plane and taste the delights of French cuisine. It also made me realize that I have no idea what I'm doing in the k ...more
Feb 25, 2009
Feb 21, 2009
Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country
O.K., so I only read 1/2 of it. I did learn some interesting things about how the Fed controls our economy through manipulation of the money supply. I ...more
Jan 20, 2009
Jan 05, 2009
What I Wish I Knew at 18: Life Lessons for the Road Ahead
We read this one for our book group this month, and it was excellent. I'm going to require my children to read it as well. It just contains a lot of g ...more
Feb 18, 2013
Feb 01, 2013
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
Betrayal in any form is always difficult subject matter for me to tackle. Philby's ideology was so flawed it was hard to read about. However, the book ...more
Jan 31, 2015
Jan 26, 2015
Warriors Don't Cry: The Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High
This is the gripping story of the fight to integrate a Little Rock high school in 1957. I was shocked at how much these African American teenagers end ...more
Dec 2012
Apr 06, 2010
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Another fascinating book by Gladwell. This one delves into our snap judgements or subconcious thought. He always uses interesting case studies. I'm lo ...more
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Jan 02, 2010
Debunking 9/11 myths
This was a great overview of some of the conspiracy theories linked to 9/11 and proof that they are not based on sound scientific proof or evidence.
Feb 16, 2009
Feb 13, 2009
The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
This was a very exciting book during the first half, as it described the effects of the Ebola Virus on monkeys and humans. However, in the second half ...more
Jun 12, 2010
Jun 24, 2009
A Girl Named Zippy
This is one of my favorite books, because it made me laugh so hard. It's the memoirs of the author's childhood growing up in a small town in Indiana. ...more
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Jan 05, 2009
The Sistine Secrets
This book is quite a stretch. I agree that it is possible that Michelangelo and other great artists had hidden meanings in some of their paintings, bu ...more
May 24, 2010
Apr 12, 2010
The Medical Book: 250 Milestones in the History of Medicine
Excellent overview of medicine from witch doctors to the current day. Each page gives a brief overview of a medical advance for the time period. I fou ...more
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 08, 2014
Things I've Been Silent About: Memories
This book was about Nafisi's home life from her childhood through the death of her parents. She is a great author, and I'm always amazed at her comman ...more
May 09, 2009
Jan 22, 2009
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA
This is very long, but it has a lot of interesting information in it.
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Jan 05, 2009
Common Sense
I'm not sure how you would give this a rating, but I did enjoy reading it. Paine took a great risk expressing his opinion for revolution at this time. ...more
Aug 28, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
Papa Married a Mormon
Excellent, excellent, excellent. Mr. Fitzgerald gives us a glimpse of the settling of Utah. He recounts the story of his father and mother and brings ...more
Jul 28, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
This book is interesting, but it has really bad language.
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Jan 05, 2009
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
I really enjoyed McCullough's latest book. 'Americans in Paris' is a compilation of mini biographies of famous Americans that spent time in Paris, and ...more
Dec 07, 2011
May 27, 2011
Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing
What a fun ten minute read. It made me laugh out loud.
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Mar 10, 2010
Ghosty Men: The Strange but True Story of the Collyer Brothers, New York's Greatest Hoarders: An Urban Historical
I would love to give this book more stars, but there just wasn't enough information about the Collyer Brothers. It was interesting, but I was expectin ...more
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Jan 02, 2010
Gift from the Sea
Every woman should read this book.
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Jan 07, 2009
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer 25 years before her children realize she's famous in the science world. Unbeknownst to Henrietta or her childr ...more
Nov 07, 2012
Apr 15, 2011
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
The story was interesting, but the language was terrible. I didn't finish it.
May 18, 2012
May 14, 2012
A Moveable Feast
I enjoyed reading this more than Hemingway's novels. It's probably because I watched Midnight in Paris, and it gave me a greater appreciation for him. ...more
Sep 19, 2012
Jun 23, 2010
In a Sunburned Country
Bryson is a very gifted and funny writer. His travels in Australia were very informative and laugh out loud funny in many parts. I learned a lot about ...more
Jul 19, 2014
Jun 21, 2012
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