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The Old Man and the Sea
3.72
it was ok
Torturous. I'm now going to have to switch from being a pescetarian back to true vegetarianism.
Aug 11, 2013
Aug 12, 2013
 
They Call Me Baba Booey
3.60
really liked it
So I've lived in the city for almost five years now and have read probably hundreds of books on the subway, and how many times have people asked me wh ...more
Mar 09, 2011
Mar 06, 2011
 
The Tiger's Wife
3.37
it was amazing
Set against a backdrop of the Balkan wars, it is the story of Natalia Stefanovic, a young doctor from an unnamed Balkan town, and her relationship wit ...more
Aug 19, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
 
1Q84 #1-2 (1Q84, #1-2)
4.06
it was ok
I'm not sure where to begin with this review. HUGE disappointment. And that's an understatement. The biggest mystery is how/why I actually read all 92 ...more
Aug 20, 2013
Jul 28, 2013
 
Alphabetter Juice: or, The Joy of Text
3.45
really liked it
Who knew reading the dictionary could be so much fun? Blount makes up his own dictionary of his favorite (and not-so-favorite) words and phrases. He b ...more
Nov 06, 2011
Oct 06, 2011
 
Strange Fascination: David Bowie: The Definitive Story
3.97
it was amazing
I grew up listening to Bowie, "discovering" him at age 10 by stealing a listen of my older brother's and sister's Ziggy Stardust albums, then Aladdin ...more
Mar 18, 2016
Mar 20, 2016
 
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
3.77
really liked it
Anybody who knows me knows this is a lifelong struggle for me!
I remember how great it felt, when we moved to Brooklyn, to just get rid of a lot of th
...more
Apr 10, 2016
Apr 10, 2016
 
Losing My Faculties: A Teacher's Story
3.87
it was amazing
(I love everything this guy writes!)

This is a hilariously irreverent memoir about Halpin's experiences as a high school teacher in the Boston area. I
...more
Oct 24, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
 
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
4.22
it was amazing
You can't spell TRUTH without RUTH!

I loved this book -- no surprise, since I've idolized RBG for many years. This book packs in a great deal of inform
...more
Mar 06, 2016
Mar 06, 2016
 
Final Vision: The Last Word on Jeffrey MacDonald
3.62
really liked it
After finishing Errol Morris’ A Wilderness of Error, a look at the Jeffrey MacDonald case from a different angle, it left me feeling like I needed to ...more
Sep 07, 2013
Sep 10, 2013
 
If I Am Missing or Dead: A Sister's Story of Love, Murder, and Liberation
3.43
it was ok
I read this book for CE credits and I cannot for the life of me figure out why this was on the reading list.

I'm in the WTF category of readers of this
...more
Mar 13, 2016
Mar 13, 2016
 
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters
3.94
really liked it
It took me awhile to get into this one, but I slowly came to love all the characters involved in this big old-time road trip.
Young Jaimie gets roped
...more
May 2016
May 01, 2016
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.96
really liked it
What can I say about this book that everybody hasn't already said? I don't understand the negativity towards the book or the author. This young woman ...more
Jan 14, 2017
Jan 14, 2017
 
Us: Americans Talk About Love
3.40
it was amazing
Loved this book. It's a series of interviews with people living in the U.S., from all walks of life, talking about L-O-V-E. Some of them are sweet, so ...more
May 22, 2011
May 15, 2011
 
Love and Fatigue in America
4.19
it was amazing
A beautifully written book about a little-understood disease, myalgic encephalomyelitis, a/k/a chronic fatigue syndrome.

The author is a Brit who in 1
...more
Jun 20, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
 
The Journalist and the Murderer
3.77
really liked it
I had to reread this after Errol Morris quoted from it so heavily in his book A Wilderness of Error, and since he criticized Malcolm for her not wanti ...more
Sep 09, 2013
Sep 05, 2012
 
Me: Stories of My Life
3.87
liked it
Katharine Hepburn: Glamorous? Beautiful? Sophisticated? Great actress? Yes, yes, yes, and yes. Writer? NO.

I know one reviewer inserted a bunch of sill
...more
Sep 19, 2010
Sep 14, 2010
 
New York's Legal Landmarks: A Guide to Legal Edifices, Institutions, Lore, History, and Curiosities on the City's Streets
4.67
it was amazing
The author came to our office to give a presentation to our group of court reporters. Very interesting and entertaining history. A great book to keep ...more
Jun 05, 2016
Jun 05, 2016
 
Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong
4.10
it was amazing
Another sad story of an innocent man stuck on death row for decades. There are far too many of these cases, but this one is particularly infuriating b ...more
Dec 04, 2016
Dec 04, 2016
 
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
3.90
really liked it
A great, fun read to get the summertime reading started! I devoured this book, which hasn't happened in a while.

(Meanwhile, I'm still only 35% of the
...more
Jul 10, 2016
Jul 10, 2016
 
A Dog's Purpose (A Dog's Purpose, #1)
4.35
Maybe I'm getting too sensitive in my old age, or maybe it's because I still haven't gotten over the loss of our "demon dog" Brookie, our cocker spani ...more
Feb 22, 2017
Feb 24, 2017
 
Wild by Nature: One Woman, One Trek, One Thousand Nights
3.25
really liked it
I'm not doing as much reading these days because I'm doing a lot of walking. So when a friend suggested this book about the most extreme walk a woman ...more
Oct 09, 2016
Oct 09, 2016
 
Look Homeward, Angel
3.94
We were heading to Asheville for a week in March, so I thought, what better time to read one of the classics that I'd never gotten around to? I even v ...more
Jun 02, 2016
Jun 05, 2016
 
All Things Wise and Wonderful
4.39
it was amazing
All Creatures Great and Small had always been on my list of books I wanted to read someday....which is why I started with All Things Wise and Wonderfu ...more
Apr 17, 2016
Apr 17, 2016
 
Artworks
4.36
it was amazing
Most of us know Woody Guthrie through his words and music, his biting commentary on the sociopolitical world still relevant today. But before he becam ...more
May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017
 
The Keepers of the House
3.88
really liked it
**spoiler alert** The Pulitzer Prize winner for 1965. Read it for last week's book club even though I didn't make it because of the J-O-B (grrr).

This
...more
Nov 19, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
 
Through the Glass
3.67
liked it
A compelling memoir. Shannon Moroney is a newlywed, happily writing out thank you cards for wedding gifts, when the police show up at her door. Her hu ...more
Mar 21, 2015
Mar 22, 2015
 
A Little Life
4.27
it was amazing
This is one of the most beautiful but also one of the most harrowing books I've ever read. So many times I had to walk away from it because of the ine ...more
Nov 21, 2015
Nov 22, 2015
 
Escaping Iran: A True Account of the Best Bad Idea
4.25
really liked it
The "Argo" story as told by one of the few embassy employees who managed to escape before hostages were taken but who then found themselves trapped in ...more
Dec 20, 2015
Dec 20, 2015
 
Rip it Up and Start Again
4.05
it was amazing
It took me FOREVER to finish this book, only because I was having such a great time going back & forth between it and YouTube to listen to some of ...more
Jun 08, 2012
Dec 07, 2011
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