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Snow Falling on Cedars
Really enjoyed this, was just perfect for me at the moment! I tend to like writing with lots of detail, more often than not, and this had that in a wa...more
Sep 09, 2009
Sep 04, 2009
The Art of Blessing the Day: Poems with a Jewish Theme
This book *does* have 'To be of use', and even many more treasures!
This is a collection of works prior and current, collected by theme:
Mishpocheh (Fam...more
Feb 11, 2009
Feb 11, 2009
“His loneliness was not innocent.”

Proulx loads up meaning into her fewest possible words - like the chocolate chip cookies they load into a cup at the...more
Apr 25, 2009
Apr 15, 2009
Measuring the World
Ok, I understand that for some this book is very very boring and likely missed some in the translation, but it's a subject I'm interested in and perha...more
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Feb 14, 2009
How to Cook a Wolf
Wow, looks cool. I was just talking to my Mom about how we've lost the wisdom of the generation before her, who lived through the other depression. Li...more
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Apr 15, 2009
I think I read this in High School, in fact I think it was one of the things of that set that I liked the most (not necessarily saying a lot). Anyhoo,...more
Nov 1979
Jul 20, 2009
Philip's Atlas of World History: Concise Edition
I wanted something to accompany 'Dark Valley', something to add a little bit of map-content or visual of some kind, or alternately a different telling...more
Nov 22, 2009
Oct 10, 2009
Angels in America:  A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
Ok, I didn't *read* this, but plays are meant to be seen, not read. And I saw it - well, not the play, but the uber-excellent film made my Mike Nichol...more
May 29, 2009
May 31, 2009
Story-Wallah: Short Fiction from South Asian Writers
This collection of short stories is massive and fascinating; succeeding in its goal (in my opinion) of presenting life at the edge of multiple culture...more
Apr 18, 2009
Jan 11, 2009
The Fire Dogs of Climate Change: An Inspirational Call to Action
This is really more a set of annotated lists, a resource guide. It also has some very intense personal content, that is part a bit of see-how-cool-I-a...more
May 16, 2009
May 15, 2009
The Red Tent
I really enjoyed this book, but it's been a while now. I'll try and spiff up this review when I have my copy nearby. It was very engaging and luscious...more
Jun 2000
Feb 03, 2009
Homeward Bounders
Interesting idea, in one review, that an anchor (bad thing) is hope/optimism of the future. Kind of ties in with some resiliency theories a bit about...more
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Mar 19, 2009
Brokeback Mountain
Aha! Just from the first few pages, it's not 100% as bleak at the end as the movie. Excellent..

After Brokeback, I'm going to hopefully read the rest a...more
Apr 28, 2009
Mar 23, 2009
The Call of the Wild
Read this with daughter's english class some years ago, had missed it until then. Really really excellent, my dog benefits from the relationship I rea...more
Mar 2006
Feb 14, 2009
I liked this ok.. I don't think my daughter ever read it. My brother likes Hiaasen a lot, I so far haven't been interested to read anything else.
Jul 2007
Feb 13, 2009
The Lorax
We liked this book, and it has a great message, but it wasn't *FUN* to read by any means, was still good etc.. but was very grim. Excellent book thoug...more
Jun 1996
Feb 12, 2009
The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children, #1)
Really didn't like it. Made me uncomfortable. Can't remember enough to be more explicit.. I think it was because it's all about the non-brain parts of...more
Feb 1990
Feb 03, 2009
How to Be A (Bad) Bird Watcher
During a time when I did the accounting for an environmental nonprofit, I was trying to join in with the various life-style activities as well. Bird w...more
Oct 2006
Jan 11, 2009
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World
This was required reading for a masters-level class I took on Chaos and Complex Systems. I guess people who know more about such things have multiple...more
Nov 1994
Jan 11, 2009
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Ok, (love this site!) so I get from the other readers that the tone and preachy content I had expected is in fact present. Good to know! I will try an...more
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Feb 05, 2009
The Fairies: A Poem

'Up the airy mountain / down the rushy glen / we daren't go a-hunting / for fear of little men'

from this was reproduced in 'Willy Wonka'...more
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Mar 23, 2009
And Tango Makes Three
I'm so happy to learn of this book, from the quiz. Must get, read and donate..

Read it at the library: so sweet!! Really well done, just loved i...more
Mar 21, 2009
Mar 20, 2009
Knitting Nature: 39 Designs Inspired by Patterns in Nature
Very fun, when more time is available - can't wait!

The Fractal items include: a guernsey, a t...more
Nov 2007
Feb 05, 2009
Spiral Hunt (Evie Scelan, #1)
I have couple celtic mythology items from when I was in Ireland, some triple spiral things, etc.. and female protanist, and Boston - lovely (as long a...more
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Mar 16, 2009
Pump Six and Other Stories
Sounds interesting, as I try and imagine what reviewers say these stories imagine: life in the 50-100 yr future if we don't take better care of the en...more
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Mar 31, 2009
The Children's Blizzard
This feels like a good thing to know about - although none of my ancestors were in the area described - just in terms of this region and this country'...more
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Feb 16, 2009
Emergence: The Connected Lives Of Ants, Brains, Cities And Software
Sounds like it could be interesting as a source for info on a particular subject related to emergence; in any case for the first 10 pages for sure.
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Mar 31, 2009
The River We Have Wrought: A History Of The Upper Mississippi
This book provides a detailed look at the history of that portion of the Mississippi River which runs through the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Pau...more
Apr 2006
Jan 17, 2009
In Search of Ancient Ireland: The Origins of the Irish From Neolithic Times to the Coming of the English
Ohhh - I just actually watched this via Netflix this past week! (The PBS series). It was wonderful. The book related to that would be fascinating!
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Nov 05, 2009
The Crock of Gold (Revised Edtion)
Sounds truly delightful.. the old lyrical magical Eire, before all the various layers of horrible events of the 1900's.
not set
Mar 17, 2009
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