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The Three Musketeers
4.04
This is my very favorite book of all time. I lost track of how many times I've read it but I pull it out at least once a year. It's a thrilling tale o ...more
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Mar 04, 2009
 
The Black Jewels Trilogy: Daughter of the Blood, Heir to the Shadows, Queen of the Darkness (The Black Jewels, #1-3)
4.39
Another book taking up valuable space on my shelf. You want dark, slightly sadistic sex scenes? All yours. You want convoluted names that will make yo ...more
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Mar 10, 2009
 
The Foie Gras Wars: How a 5,000-Year-Old Delicacy Inspired the World's Fiercest Food Fight
3.85
I really do not have a strong opinion about foie gras. I had it once, enjoyed it, and don't feel any passion about having it again. I have heard the a ...more
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Mar 30, 2010
 
The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food
3.76
In the vast ocean of books that are currently in vogue regarding the horrors of eating any form of animal product, be it meat, cheese, eggs, this is t ...more
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Jun 25, 2009
 
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food
3.59
I wanted to like this book much more than I did. As someone with an avid interest in food and, of course, someone who enjoys a Chinese takeaway now an ...more
May 08, 2009
Apr 27, 2009
 
Living Like Ed: One Man's Guide to Living an Environmentally Friendly Life
3.72
Got this after I watched the show and I admit I was a little fearful that it would be a bit naggy and irksome. I'm glad I was disappointed because it' ...more
May 08, 2009
Apr 27, 2009
 
Exit to Eden
3.51
Trashy, delicious but well-written fun. Explores the kinky world of a private S&M paradise where two people from vastly different backgrounds find ...more
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Mar 06, 2009
 
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
3.71
I really wanted to like this book. Really. But I found this to be a very dense, heavy-handed read. I just wanted the author to make his point and move ...more
Jun 11, 2009
Jun 09, 2009
 
Ink and Steel (Promethean Age, #3)
3.67
**spoiler alert** A very cluttered read, one that I cannot recommend simply because I became lost so quickly and did not care enough about anyone to e ...more
Oct 24, 2009
Oct 20, 2009
 
The Martha Stewart Living Cookbook: The New Classics
4.04
I'm a long-time fan of Martha Stewart but this book simply does not do it for me. A volume this size would benefit from more photographs of finished d ...more
Oct 28, 2009
Oct 28, 2009
 
Easy Entertaining: Over 250 Stress-Free Recipes and Sensational Stylling Ideas
3.67
This is a big mother of a book, densely packed with recipes and entertaining tips. And I mean dense. I had a hard time with the layout of the book and ...more
Jun 11, 2009
Jun 09, 2009
 
Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously
3.61
I must confess up front that, whilst I give Julia Child major props for her life and her work, I'm not a big fan. This fact notwithstanding, I dove in ...more
Nov 2008
Mar 04, 2009
 
'wichcraft: Craft a Sandwich into a Meal--And a Meal into a Sandwich
3.72
As a die-hard sandwich lover, this hits all my buttons. Colicchio takes classic sandwiches and gives them twists that elevate them to a whole new leve ...more
Oct 28, 2009
Oct 28, 2009
 
Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook: The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home
4.24
I got this from an Amazon seller for a steal, like five bucks. I still sometimes wonder why the hell I have it until I actually have cause to use it. ...more
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Mar 06, 2009
 
Forever Amber
3.98
I've had this book forever and still can't get through it. It's taking up good space on my bookshelf and I haven't been able to part with it because I ...more
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May 08, 2009
 
Real Thai: The Best of Thailand's Regional Cooking
4.06
I just finished a Thai cooking class, taught by a native, which focused on using prepared sauces along with fresh produce, meats, and seafood. I went ...more
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Mar 10, 2009
 
A Kiss of Shadows (Merry Gentry, #1)
4.01
This was good enough for me to move on to the second and third in the series but after that, oi, enough with the sex already. An interesting and appea ...more
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Mar 06, 2009
 
That Extra Half an Inch: Hair, Heels and Everything in Between
3.76
I have mad, mad love for Mrs. Beckham, cake, and shiny things and this book brings them all together for one glorious romp. Granted, I had to make the ...more
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Mar 04, 2009
 
Killer Heels (Molly Forrester Mystery, #1)
3.56
Got this from the library, thankfully, because I barely made it through five pages. Didn't click with the heroine, didn't care, just found her tiresom ...more
Mar 10, 2009
Mar 10, 2009
 
The Jasmine Moon Murder (A Tea Shop Mystery, #5)
3.95
Got from the library and it's going back straight away. The heroine is fake and I have to agree with another reviewer who said she seemed rather force ...more
Mar 10, 2009
Mar 10, 2009
 
Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape: 100 Of My Favourite Indian Recipes
3.85
Gorgeous photographs of people and food; haven't tried any recipes yet but they look easy enough to prepare. A section on ingredients is interesting a ...more
Mar 30, 2010
Mar 30, 2010
 
Salt: A World History
3.71
You know how you really, really want to tackle a book like this, one that's overwhelmingly in-depth about a singular topic? And you keep trying and tr ...more
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Mar 06, 2009
 
"A Woman's Place Is in the Kitchen": The Evolution of Women Chefs
3.62
This is something I already own and read about 10 years ago. I'm feeling chefbookish right now so I pulled this off the shelf. I'll review it later bu ...more
Jun 15, 2009
Jun 09, 2009
 
If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor
4.00
I have an unholy love for Bruce Campbell, cast in stone when I met him at a signing for this book. Granted, it's hard for me to be completely objectiv ...more
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Mar 04, 2009
 
The Silver Spoon
4.07
If you want the definitive Italian cookbook this is it. However, if you are someone who insists on photos of finished dishes alongside each recipe the ...more
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Mar 10, 2009
 
Tea and Crumpets
3.98
This is a gorgeous book, full of easy recipes and interesting histories about tea and the places that serve it. I'm seriously loving this book.
Oct 20, 2009
Oct 20, 2009
 
5 Spices, 50 Dishes: Simple Indian Recipes Using Five Common Spices
4.16
To create gorgeous Indian takeaway in your own kitchen you must have this book. Recipes are easy, ingredients found in every supermarket, and the resu ...more
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Mar 04, 2009
 
3 Star
4.19
I love Gordon Ramsay. I don't care if he cheats on his wife and rogers his sheep the man is a culinary god. The book is a thing of beauty with recipes ...more
Apr 27, 2009
Mar 04, 2009
 
Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities
4.18
I'm a whore for Nigella and own all her books; this one, however, was a bit of a disappointment in that I already own all her books. This is a collect ...more
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Mar 06, 2009
 
Zombie CSU
3.86
No joke: I fear a zombie apocalypse. And social networking on Facebook. Whilst this book did little to alleviate my fears, simply because I am silly p ...more
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Mar 06, 2009
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