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Dancing Under the Red Star: The Extraordinary Story of Margaret Werner, the Only American Woman to Survive Stalin's Gulag
Wow...what an interesting story and one that is true! After reading this, one can truly appreciate all the things we take for granted. The writing is...more
Jun 2007
Jul 30, 2007
The Last Tsar: The Life and Death of Nicholas II
Excellent! Lots of facts and history to plow through but totally worth it. Uncovers true historical facts of what really happened to the Romanov's. Th...more
May 2007
Jul 30, 2007
Sleep: The Brazelton Way
My pediatrician recommended Brazelton as the god-father of all pediatricians. I do like his viewpoint. Good advice and recommendations for new moms.
Jul 28, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
Equally Shared Parenting: Rewriting the Rules for a New Generation of Parents
I just started this book and I am thankful that there are actually parents/people out there that think like me. I feel like I fall in-between the stay...more
May 27, 2010
May 06, 2010
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
This is one of the most surprising books I have read in a long time. I thought it would be perfect because after each "chapter" (really a discription)...more
Jul 28, 2009
Jul 20, 2009
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
A very interesting book....brought to my attention for a book club. It is a dark, true memoir of what it was like for Fuller growing up in Africa. Now...more
Nov 07, 2009
Oct 26, 2009
Skinny Bitch Bun in the Oven: A Gutsy Guide to Becoming One Hot (and Healthy) Mother!
This book was pretty funny and provided me with a good laugh. This is not a pregnancy book to take too seriously. The authors promote eating vegan and...more
Dec 2008
Jan 30, 2009
Good Night Sleep Tight: The Sleep Ladys Gentle Guide to Helping Your Child Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep, and Wake Up Happy
Every new parent needs to read this book to really understand sleep patterns. I wish I had it when my baby was a newborn. Now she is five months old a...more
Aug 27, 2009
Aug 27, 2009
Into the Beautiful North
A fun read when you need something light.
The characters and subject matter are so full of life. I even liked the silliness of the plot. A great book...more
Jul 25, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
The Second Nine Months: One Woman Tells the Real Truth about Becoming a Mom. Finally.
A must read for any new mother. Actually, I wish I would have read this before I had the baby. Very honest, very well written. Yes, the breast pump do...more
Jun 25, 2009
Jun 25, 2009
Sarah's Key
The story is good. It reminds us to never forget....nie wieder. That said, the author's writing is simple and on the verge of chick-lit. For such a so...more
Feb 26, 2010
Feb 17, 2010
Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression
Excellent. Her feelings are exactly some that I have felt. A must for new mom's who are not quite feeling like a "mom" yet.
May 15, 2009
May 15, 2009
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Setting (Seattle and PNW)
Era (WWII and the 1980s)
Themes (Japanese Internment camps / lost love)

Writing style
leans towards chick-lit

Feb 16, 2011
Feb 03, 2011
Eat, Pray, Love
I wanted to read this book because it seemed a lot of people I knew had read it (or wanted to read it) and they thought it was just so great. So my na...more
Dec 2007
Nov 18, 2007
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
I did not want it to end....a real page turner.
May 06, 2010
May 06, 2010
The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine
This was an interesting book about the wine industry, wine auction houses, and just all the characters involved in such a small world. It starts with...more
Jul 2008
Jul 10, 2008
Leaving America: The New Expatriate Generation
This was a so-so book. I was more interested in the personal stories of how and why people moved abroad and less interested in the stats or the slants...more
Jan 2008
Jan 08, 2008
Knit Two (Friday Night Knitting Club, #2)
This was a good update to the original book, Friday Night Knitting Club. It is a very easy read and perfect for light reading. If you like knitting, N...more
Mar 2009
Feb 26, 2009
The Waldorf-Astoria Cookbook
Reading a cookbook? Yes, but this was more of a coffee table book. Not only were the recipes interesting but also the history of the hotel and the his...more
Jan 2008
Jan 08, 2008
Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project
I had been waiting for this book to be published because I not only love listening to StoryCorps on NPR, but also participated in the project a few ye...more
Jan 2008
Jan 13, 2008
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
I read all of Reichl's autobiographical books and this was the last in the series, Tender is the Bone, Comfort me with Apples, and then Garlic and Sap...more
Jan 2006
Nov 18, 2007
Blue Highways
I was somewhat forced to read this book through some friends of friends. It was hard for me to get into, but I did finish it. It is an interesting tak...more
Dec 2007
Dec 18, 2007
Uncommon Arrangements: Seven Portraits of Married Life in London Literary Circles 1910-1939
The author does a great job of weaving the individual chapters of various literary couples together. These are uncommon arrangements, but when you thi...more
Nov 2007
Nov 08, 2007
The Help
One of the best fiction books I have read in years!
Oct 26, 2009
Oct 22, 2009
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
I liked this book, a lot more than I thought I would. People with a drive like Mortenson are very rare. The co-author, Relin is a good writer and keep...more
Nov 2007
Oct 30, 2007
The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones
Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential was much more in-your-face and interesting. This book had some interesting parts but as the title states it was just *...more
Oct 2007
Sep 30, 2007
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
Who has not read this book? It seems like it was a popular talking point amongst my friends when it first came out. It is an interesting take on the m...more
Nov 2002
Jul 30, 2007
Lust in Translation: The Rules of Infidelity from Tokyo to Tennessee
I thought this would be an interesting book on kind of a taboo subject in our culture but I thought the author just could not follow through. Some par...more
Jun 2007
Jul 30, 2007
Nicholas and Alexandra
I read this book for the first in high school and was captivated by it. Massie is a good writer who is easy to follow when it comes to this grim era o...more
Mar 1989
Jul 30, 2007
Unaccustomed Earth
Another wonderful short story collection by the author. Some of the stories are melancholy but I must say I liked each of them. Lahiri is a masterful...more
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May 22, 2008
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