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Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)
3.88
So I know about the Bloggess, but I don't read her regularly. Just enough to know a few key things about her and to know she writes very funny things. ...more
Sep 15, 2014
Sep 08, 2014
 
The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France
3.63
As a lover of both food books and travel books this was right up my alley. I appreciated the thoroughness in which he studied the cuisines from the pa ...more
Oct 17, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
 
Where I Belong
4.37
First, I must say I won a chance to get the uncorrected proof of this book. I could not be more thrilled to win a book from one of my favorite singers ...more
Sep 17, 2014
Jun 02, 2014
 
Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally
3.72
Stayed up last nite to finish my book from the library. It is due today and has about a billion holds on it so I have to return it. Plenty by Smith an ...more
Oct 2007
Mar 11, 2009
 
My Life in France
4.14
I was completely in love with Julia before reading this memoir. Now I want to go back in time and meet her for real. Losing her was a really hard day ...more
Jan 2007
Mar 11, 2009
 
Sweetness and Light: The Mysterious History of the Honeybee
3.70
Just finished this last nite. It is a very good book about the history of bees from cave painting thru about 2000. I really liked this book and would ...more
Aug 2008
Mar 11, 2009
 
No Horizon Is So Far: Two Women and Their Historic Journey Across Antarctica
3.93
It took me very little time to read this book. It went very quickly. Woven from both explorers memories/diaries as well as a person who meshed those s ...more
Jan 11, 2010
Jan 11, 2010
 
The Mysterious Private Thompson
3.41
**spoiler alert** This book is about the life of a Canadian woman who left her family at a young age and started on an adventure. She realized she cou ...more
Sep 2010
Aug 31, 2010
 
Miss Manners on Painfully Proper Weddings
3.93
Last nite I went home and read more books. I am reading Miss Manner's Painfully Proper Weddings. I picked it up b'c when I saw the title I thought of ...more
Oct 2007
Mar 11, 2009
 
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
3.93
I am trying to find the right word for this. IIt is somewhere between "sweet" and "nostalgic". I liked the essays, I felt there was a lot of heart in ...more
Jan 2010
Jul 26, 2009
 
Hillbilly Gothic: A Memoir of Madness and Motherhood
3.45
Talking about reading, I finished Hillbilly Gothic 2 weeks ago. I tore thru that book as if it were on fire. I really enjoyed it and I am glad to have ...more
Jan 2009
Mar 11, 2009
 
Stealing Buddha's Dinner
3.39
I really loved this book. but then I admit my immigrant story bent. This was about a girl growing up in MI after fleeing Vietnam as a baby with her fa ...more
Jul 15, 2009
Jul 14, 2009
 
Escape
3.94
I am also in the middle of Escape. It is a story about a woman who left the FLDS and sued successfully to keep her children. (she is the first known p ...more
Jun 2008
Mar 31, 2009
 
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
3.91
When I am sick all I want to be is somewhere else. So when I got sick this past week I stopped by my favorite bookseller with a gift certificate from ...more
Apr 2007
Mar 11, 2009
 
Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin
3.79
I listened to this on audiotape. I have always enjoyed Kathy Griffin and her sense of humor. I appreciated her life story and was glad I heard it.. It ...more
Jan 29, 2010
Jan 28, 2010
 
All Things Wise and Wonderful
4.38
Another fantastic novel by Mr. Herriot. I find it interesting how he says very clearly how he won't be dicussing the war.. and yet this whole book is ...more
Jun 19, 2011
Jun 08, 2011
 
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
4.02
I have finally, after trying 3 times, finished this book.

I liked this book for the premise. I liked the book for the ideas. I liked this book for the
...more
Jan 06, 2011
Mar 11, 2009
 
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
4.12
A story about both sides of a little girl's illness. Lia Lee started having epileptic attacks at 3mos old. Anne Fadiman examines both the Western Medi ...more
Jul 29, 2010
Apr 07, 2009
 
Making Toast
3.60
This is one of those books you shouldn't judge by its cover.

I am starting to pick audiobooks thru my library. But I am finding it dificult. None of t
...more
Jun 02, 2010
May 27, 2010
 
Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting
3.91
While it has an overreaching arc of about a year, this book works for me mentally as a string of essays. I am a big fan of the essay.. and since he hi ...more
Jan 10, 2012
May 31, 2009
 
Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home: A Memoir
3.53
For anyone who has an ongoing, difficult relationship with their parents.

Lise loves her dad. She loves learning all about him. She loves his love of l
...more
Oct 14, 2010
Mar 01, 2010
 
A Year by the Sea
3.91
I liked this. I do see other people hated her constant use of metaphors. I think that for a 50 yr old woman, who never took a good look at herself, me ...more
May 31, 2011
Jul 20, 2010
 
Lost on Planet China: The Strange and True Story of One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation, or How He Became Comfortable Eating Live Squid
3.78
Funny how I am reading several books on China in a row.

As a person who has had a facination with China (and travelled there myself) it is good to read
...more
Jul 27, 2010
May 31, 2009
 
The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom
3.76
The story of Joseph Needham, perhaps the greatest one person encyclopedist. A British scholar and scientist he helped to write over 17 volumes of Scie ...more
Jul 23, 2010
May 31, 2009
 
Cork Boat
3.63
I finished my book before bed. Cork Boat by Pollack. It was fabulous!!! I would highly recommend it. The story is about a guy who grew up wanting to b ...more
Jun 2008
Mar 11, 2009
 
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food
3.60
This book's author is a writer for the NYTimes. This means she writes like a journalist, and like a columnist, not like an author of novels or non-fic ...more
Aug 17, 2010
Apr 09, 2009
 
Half Broke Horses
4.02
This is Walls "true-life" story about her grandmother. She admits that this book is a collection of stories that she embellished, but also that she ve ...more
Sep 13, 2010
Oct 19, 2009
 
Big Russ and Me: Father and Son: Lessons of Life
4.09
I finished Tim Russert's book: Big Russ and Me. I highly recommend it. It was a memoire/autobiography that was partly about his dad, and partly about ...more
Jul 2008
Mar 11, 2009
 
Crazy for the Storm
3.53
**spoiler alert** I would rather give a 3.5, but I always average higher when I do that.

Read by the author. It chronicles the time during the flight a
...more
May 26, 2010
May 26, 2010
 
Instant Mom
3.96
Even tho I am not a person who wants to have children, I am a person who has kids in her life. My family is large, my friends have kids, and I often r ...more
Jan 02, 2015
Dec 28, 2014
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