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Rich Dad, Poor Dad
3.94
did not like it
I've been wanting to read this for a couple of years. After some recent events in my life I wanted to understand the financial thinking of people who ...more
Jan 20, 2009
Jan 21, 2009
 
Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom, and Other Writings
3.73
it was ok
*yawn* I don't own this book anymore. It found a good home on a church pew.
Jan 1997
Dec 10, 2007
 
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
3.73
it was amazing
I grew up in Greeley, CO. It was interesting to read about how your hometown is a home base for slaughterhouses. At night the entire town smells bad. ...more
Jan 2004
Sep 08, 2007
 
American Jesus: How the Son of God Became a National Icon
3.84
it was amazing
I teeter between atheism and agnosticism with a side order of I really could care less. However, I am interested in why people are drawn to religion t ...more
Mar 2008
Jan 17, 2008
 
The Edible Woman
3.67
liked it
The story in The Edible Woman takes place in the 1960s. With that in mind, I attempted to ease my modern depictions, expectations, and conclusion abou ...more
Nov 11, 2012
Nov 01, 2012
 
Life Among the Savages
4.06
it was amazing
I love this book. I don't know how many times I laughed out loud and startled members of my family.

The life of a housewife with four children, a husb
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not set
Mar 16, 2009
 
The Alphabet of Manliness
3.70
really liked it
This is a really awful book. I felt much shame in reading it. I thought about the feminists who worked so hard to eliminate this vulgar attitude towar ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 03, 2008
 
Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey
4.17
really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book with the exception of the redundancy of certain questions. Like many, I am a Gorey fan. I read this book to get to know ...more
Apr 2008
Jan 25, 2008
 
Winkie
3.07
it was amazing
I adore this book. A unique anthropomorphic tale of a teddy bear who decided to take his life in his own paws. He is loved and neglected and the negle ...more
Mar 2008
Dec 11, 2007
 
This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women
3.84
it was amazing
Like a lot people I listen to "This I Believe" segments on NPR. I am so inspired every time I hear one of these essays read aloud on the radio. I love ...more
Jun 20, 2008
May 23, 2008
 
Drink, Play, F@#k: One Man's Search for Anything Across Ireland, Las Vegas, and Thailand
3.35
liked it
Because I loathe whiny and sappy books like "Eat. Pray. Love." I was very curious to read this fictitious alternative. The first part had to do with d ...more
Sep 02, 2009
Aug 28, 2009
 
Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems and Lyrics
3.96
it was ok
How do I put this? I love Alicia Keys. I love her music. She is a lovely and talented woman. A humanitarian and writes against how the media exploits ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 20, 2007
 
Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping
2.93
did not like it
I have been wanting to read this book for a few years. Since I am trying to embrace a minimalist lifestyle and I love doing drastic and personal exper ...more
Sep 09, 2012
Mar 21, 2008
 
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
3.77
liked it
Despite the absurd humor, inflated conceit, redundancy, and the anthropomorphic tendencies toward masochism, this book provided me with a few helpful ...more
Dec 29, 2016
Dec 29, 2016
 
Love Is a Mix Tape
3.83
really liked it
Talk about serious flashbacks to high school love! Man I wish I had copies of those tapes. Flashbacks of waiting for a song on the radio to come on an ...more
Nov 03, 2015
Nov 03, 2015
 
Skinny Bitch Bun in the Oven: A Gutsy Guide to Becoming One Hot (and Healthy) Mother!
3.26
really liked it
While browsing the bookstore the original "Skinny Bitch" was on the display rack. It made me laugh...a lot. I noticed there was a pregnancy version so ...more
Sep 05, 2009
Aug 26, 2009
 
Smart Girls Do Dumbbells: 30 Minutes, 30 Days, 30 Ways -- Develop the Leanest, Healthiest, Sexiest Body You've Ever Had
4.06
it was amazing
I've read the entire book in segments over the last 4-5 years. This book is always in my gym bag. I am not that fond of weight machines. They are OK b ...more
not set
Sep 08, 2007
 
The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1)
4.12
it was amazing
I love this book. I love it so much I've read it twice. 876 pages x2. I love reading about the Arthurian legends. I've read many books about the legen ...more
not set
Sep 08, 2007
 
The Book Thief
4.36
it was amazing
Jesus, Mary and Joseph! I just finished this book and my heart is still pounding. After so many recommendations I finally read the book. It was dark b ...more
May 2008
Mar 03, 2008
 
This Sweet Sickness
3.79
really liked it
In the beginning I was about to kick this book to the curb along with my one star rating. I found the writing to be trite and I was bored. Slight curi ...more
Feb 17, 2016
Feb 17, 2016
 
Easy Street: The Hard Way
4.07
it was amazing
Ever since I was young and glued myself to the couch every Friday night to watch every episode of Beauty and the Beast, I've always been intrigued by ...more
Sep 29, 2015
Sep 30, 2015
 
Rabbit Cake
4.10
it was amazing
"Dogs have a lot of things about life figured out; they aren't afraid to let something go. Their hearts are always open to loving more."
May 14, 2017
May 14, 2017
 
Blinking with Fists: Poems
3.09
it was ok
What I dislike more then seascapes is lame poetry about seascapes and there are several references to seascapes and the sky and it kinda made me want ...more
May 11, 2008
Dec 20, 2007
 
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
4.08
it was amazing
I bought this book 17 years ago because there was a picture of a bowler hat on the cover. As an art student I loved Rene Magritte's paintings of bowl ...more
Jan 12, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
 
An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris
3.16
it was amazing
The cover design of this book caught my eye as it was sitting on a shelving cart. I picked it up and it felt right. Looking at much of the reviews the ...more
Jun 05, 2017
Jun 06, 2017
 
Lady Chatterley's Lover
3.48
really liked it
I finally got around to reading this book in its entirety. At the time of publication I could see how this book was seen as offensive. Even the brown ...more
Feb 12, 2015
Feb 14, 2015
 
The Snow Child
3.95
it was amazing
I loved this book and for several reasons. The story has a minimalist setting with minimalist cast of characters. The story and the emotions experienc ...more
Jan 22, 2015
Jan 23, 2015
 
Gardening Lab for Kids: 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden
4.00
it was amazing
A great gardening book for kids and adults. The photos are inspiring and the projects are actually realistic to do with your kids and in your back yar ...more
not set
Apr 02, 2015
 
Finn Family Moomintroll (The Moomins, #3)
4.30
liked it
Very creative characters and story. I had quite a few WTF? Moments as the plot decided not to be a plot. Sporadic unexplained events left me confused ...more
Aug 21, 2010
Aug 10, 2010
 
American Housewife
3.43
it was amazing
Clive Lee says, "Madam, you are a lady of the house. You are a woman of leisure. That is all anyone in their right mind wants to be."
Jan 12, 2017
Jan 12, 2017
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