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The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For
4.36
it was amazing
Have you ever read something for so long you felt like you were friends with the characters? I used to read all of the DTWOF books and would be so ple ...more
Jul 02, 2010
Jun 30, 2010
 
Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)
3.90
it was amazing
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
 
Bicycle Days
3.19
liked it
I really wanted to like this all the way thru. I've been there and done that in many ways.. the beginning of this novel was excellent. It was clear an ...more
not set
Dec 11, 2009
 
The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777 (Dear America)
3.86
it was amazing
My 3rd Dear America book.

I will say I liked this better than the SC Civil War story. Perhaps it was b'c it is set in Valley Forge, which is very clos
...more
Nov 05, 2010
Nov 05, 2010
 
America's Dream
3.92
really liked it
debut fiction novel from one of my favorite non-fiction authors.

This book has plenty of heartbreak. America's mother is an alcoholic, her daughter is
...more
Jul 07, 2010
Mar 30, 2009
 
Bettyville
3.73
it was amazing
Partly about growing up (and returning to) a small town in Missouri, partly about taking care of an aging mother who needs care but stubbornly asserts ...more
Jun 22, 2015
Mar 12, 2015
 
Difficult Women
3.99
really liked it
Short stories. Often difficult stories of women's lives. Hard stories to read, and hard stories to think about. If this does not sound like "fun" read ...more
Jun 15, 2017
Jan 31, 2017
 
The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France
3.63
it was amazing
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
 
The Revolution of Every Day
3.94
it was amazing
This is one of those books I could not put down. The characters were very real to me and I was sad when the book ended. I wish every book I picked up ...more
Sep 16, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
 
Between the World and Me
4.40
it was amazing
I think this should be on every reading list this yr. I know why it is winning so many awards. It might be one I have to buy (instead of borrowing fro ...more
Nov 24, 2015
Jun 02, 2015
 
The Battle For WondLa (The Search for WondLa, #3)
4.31
it was amazing
YAY! A delightful series. I strong female heroine. A great cast of characters. Perhaps a touch too happy of an ending, but it is a children's book and ...more
Sep 07, 2014
Aug 18, 2014
 
The God of Small Things
3.91
it was amazing
one of my most favorite books of all time. "the lemon drinks were lemony, the orange drinks were orangey, and the chocolate was all melty." best line ...more
Jan 1998
Mar 31, 2009
 
The Book Thief
4.36
it was amazing
Just finished reading the Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I cannot recommend this book more highly to everyone I know. I will warn you. It is about the ri ...more
Sep 2008
Mar 11, 2009
 
Where I Belong
4.25
it was amazing
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
 
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
4.07
really liked it
re-read this book as an audiobook in October 2013
With listening to this as an audiobook I was impressed by the voice of Tris. She was able to convey b
...more
Oct 21, 2013
Jul 06, 2012
 
The City of Ember (The Ember Series, #1)
3.85
it was amazing
A very good YA book. I listened to it as an audiobook, but I like it so much I want to read it again immediately.

The City of Ember was created by the
...more
Aug 03, 2010
Apr 25, 2010
 
Disgruntled
3.60
really liked it
I heard about this from NPR, but then my wife met the author when she came to read the book at Lea (one of the schools Kenya attends in the book in We ...more
Jun 21, 2015
Mar 18, 2015
 
Disco For The Departed (Dr. Siri Paiboun, #3)
4.03
it was amazing
This is the 3rd Laos mystery with Dr. Siri et al. Maybe I am a sucker for a good mystery. Maybe I am a sucker for a good turn of phrase. Maybe I am a ...more
Jul 09, 2009
Apr 20, 2009
 
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
3.63
really liked it
I liked this I liked this and then POW I didn't like it. I can even tell you (if you ask) which page turned it for me. Where it went from being a stor ...more
Nov 12, 2013
Jul 09, 2012
 
Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid
3.67
really liked it
Love him or hate him, Denis Leary is entertaining.

There is plenty to love and hate in this book. He says it at the beginning. He plans on offending ev
...more
Oct 12, 2010
Oct 12, 2010
 
Brain Droppings
4.11
really liked it
Listened to this on audiobook. Some of it I had heard from his routines before, altho they are expanded. Others had me laughing so hard as I drove.
Jul 26, 2014
Aug 04, 2014
 
The Bees
3.67
it was amazing
A book about the hive, as told from a worker bee's perspective. Flora 717 is a smart and industrious bee. She manages to see and experience all parts ...more
Jun 14, 2014
May 14, 2014
 
Across The Wide And Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Trail Diary Of Hattie Campbell
3.97
it was amazing
A very interesting book about life travelling from Missouri to Oregon on the Oregon Trail. It took 6 months back then to travel that distance. Full of ...more
Oct 22, 2010
Oct 20, 2010
 
The Strangeness of Beauty
3.76
really liked it
The Strangeness of Beauty by Linda Minatoya was the 2nd book I read. This one took me a few days to finish, but I also enjoyed it. It set up like a Ja ...more
Apr 2007
Mar 11, 2009
 
When I Was Puerto Rican
3.99
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** So last nite was the last nite of book club. We read When I was Puerto Rican and it was delish. I really loved it. But frankly, I lo ...more
Dec 2008
Mar 11, 2009
 
Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally
3.73
it was amazing
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
 
Monsoon Diary: A Memoir with Recipes
3.68
really liked it
Monsoon Diary by Shoba Narayan is a book about a woman growing up in Southern India and her subsequent immigration to America. She relates the entire ...more
Jan 2007
Mar 11, 2009
 
Sweetness and Light: The Mysterious History of the Honeybee
3.66
really liked it
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
 
Feed
3.54
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Feed, by M.T. Anderson, is a young adult novel that Village Knittiot let me borrow. Set in a future time that is strangely very clos ...more
Mar 2007
Mar 11, 2009
 
Untangling My Chopsticks: A Culinary Sojourn in Kyoto
3.60
it was amazing
Untangling my Chopsticks, by Victoria Abbott Ricardi is a delightful book. It made me hungry just reading it. I wanted to change the way I read books ...more
Feb 2007
Mar 11, 2009
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