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Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain
3.81
Update to give another star, now that I've finished it.

The book could have used a little better editing, but the writing is intelligent. Writing level
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Jan 07, 2011
Jan 05, 2011
 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.45
I'd give it 10 stars if I could. I liked it that much. While I was on the second half of this book, I started it over again with my husband to listen ...more
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Aug 04, 2011
 
Angry White Pyjamas: A Scrawny Oxford Poet Takes Lessons from the Tokyo Riot Police
3.91
He starts out by pointing out the profusion of power lines in Japan. On he continues with a humorous and interesting perspective of a white guy's expe ...more
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Jul 18, 2009
 
Here If You Need Me: A True Story
3.94
Danica recommended this to me during a couple of our random conversations. I like Park Ranger (or, in this case, game warden) stories, I'm lost in amb ...more
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Aug 14, 2013
 
Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World
3.97
Unexpectedly good.

This is a fairly easy/quick read that doesn't get too bogged down in laborious detail, but fleshes history out nicely. She does a gr
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Feb 09, 2013
 
The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family
3.76
FINALLY I get to review this. I've been itching to write this review since I finished the book!

So, a co-worker passed on a galley copy to read. I real
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Mar 15, 2013
Mar 07, 2013
 
Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard
3.80
This was recommended in NF Webinar by our training team. They rock the recommendations!

This book... I want to own it. I want to give it to my friends
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May 21, 2013
 
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
4.28
Listening to the (unabridged) audiobook from the library.

I aggravated an old injury my first week out running and so I put this on the ipod, got on my
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Aug 23, 2010
May 10, 2010
 
The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances
4.09
"I run very fast because I desperately want to stand very still."

The first time I read the comic, this line summed it all up for me. Well, without th
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Oct 21, 2014
 
All Creatures Great and Small
4.29
My uncle gave my mother this book when she was in the hospital after I was born. She said it was probably not the best idea, as she'd just had a c-sec ...more
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Jul 09, 2009
 
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
3.91
Recommended in NF Webinar (not that I need recommendations for a Mary Roach book!)

I know I'm rating a lot of 5 stars lately, but this is one that does
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Apr 09, 2013
 
Hold the Enlightenment
3.79
I had this listed as read, and realized I hadn't actually finished it, so I finally snagged it off the shelf and started over.

It takes a mental gears
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Jul 09, 2009
 
The Things They Carried
4.11
Recommended by EQ2 friends. And here folks think we're all about wizards and crystal balls...

Thanks guys, for another fantastic recommendation... I f
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Feb 23, 2013
 
Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road
4.07
Neil Peart lost his wife and daughter within a year. His daughter died in a car wreck on the 401 outside Toronto in 1997. His wife lost her will to fi ...more
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Jul 09, 2009
 
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
3.95
What is it about books - especially memoirs - set in Africa that is so evocative to me? I love them. I get pulled right into the environment. It's one ...more
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Jun 19, 2013
 
Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection
3.75

Diet fad? Exercise trend? A.J. takes 2 years out of his life to become the "healthiest man alive" and checks them all out.

His writing style is always
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May 23, 2012
 
12 Years a Slave (commented)
4.12
That was so, so worth the listen. The narrator is great, the story is fantastic - well written, great language. It took a little bit to get used to th ...more
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Jan 12, 2015
 
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible As Literally As Possible
3.75
I needed a picker-upper, and A.J. Jacobs wry, lighthearted humor is a breath of fresh air. This book is a great read (or listen, as it were) - neutral ...more
May 06, 2010
Apr 28, 2010
 
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
3.45
Listened to the audio book.

I enjoyed it. She had some good thoughts/ideas/revelations, and overall, it's an enjoyable piece of travel writing + some s
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Apr 20, 2010
Apr 04, 2010
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