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A Ride In The Neon Sun: A Gaijin In Japan
One of the more inspiring books I've read in recent years. Josie Dew has a great sense of the written word. She's funny, poignant, and weaves history...more
Jan 2007
Jul 09, 2009
Odysseus' Last Stand: The Chronicles of a Bicycle Nomad
Yet another wonderful and inspiring bicycle touring memoir. Dave's writing style conveys his emotions perfectly. When he is riding fast and is feeling...more
Jun 2009
Jul 09, 2009
Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea
This book was fantastic! Floating back and forth between the story of the people and the ship (SS Central America) and the story of the engineer and c...more
Aug 23, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
This book was alright. I found Ralston to be quite annoying, arrogant, and generally did not like him. The story is interesting, and outcome fascinati...more
Jan 2009
Jan 11, 2010
Ocean Warrior: My Battle to End the Illegal Slaughter on the High Seas
I liked this book a lot better than the Seal Wars book. Again, sometimes Paul's attitude gets tiresome to read (and I mean him being his own biggest f...more
Oct 2010
Dec 01, 2010
Miles from Nowhere
The first bicycle touring book I ever read, and it is by far one of my top favorite books. Completely inspiring, witty, funny, and fascinating. It wil...more
Sep 2007
Jul 09, 2009
Sock Innovation
Gorgeous layout and great pictures. Cookie's patterns are lovely in this collection and I can't wait to start knitting some of them. The into section...more
Aug 08, 2009
Aug 09, 2009
Growing Up Amish
Found this book fascinating and impossible to put down. It was a quick read and thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end. Recommend this for anyone...more
Jan 2014
Mar 23, 2014
The Way the Crow Flies
I picked this book up in the local thrift store, based purely on the cover. Wow. This is such a captivating, and sometimes uncomfortable and disturbin...more
Jan 2008
Jul 09, 2009
Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder
This was a book that someone left in the hallway of an apartment bldg I lived in, when I first moved to Philadelphia. It is so addicting and very fasc...more
Jan 2006
Jul 09, 2009
Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future
This book inspired my Master's Thesis on abandoned mine remediation in Pennsylvania. It is wonderfully written and conveys the reality of coal and its...more
Jan 2008
Jul 09, 2009
Seal Wars: Twenty-Five Years on the Front Lines with the Harp Seals
This was a great read. Sometimes it got a little boring hearing about all the ladies Paul gets busy with, but that's ok. Totally recommend this to any...more
Nov 30, 2010
Dec 01, 2010
Travels in a Strange State
Another great book by Josie Dew. I love her writing style and sense of humor. It's a lot of fun to read about Josie's travels in the U.S. and her perc...more
Jul 2008
Jul 09, 2009
Jane Eyre
The first time I read this book, I really loved it. Then, I had to read it in 4 different classes as an undergrad English major. It made me love it a...more
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Jul 09, 2009
Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed
This was a wonderfully written account of the disgusting history of uranium mining in the Navajo nation. A piece of American history we should all lea...more
Nov 25, 2011
Nov 19, 2011
Dishwasher: One Man's Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States
I loved this book, from beginning to end. Such an interesting journey and wonderfully funny and insightful.
Jan 26, 2010
Jan 28, 2010
My Old Man and the Sea: A Father and Son Sail Around Cape Horn
Read this a few years ago and absolutely loved it. Couldn't put it down and read it in one afternoon!
Jul 2007
May 31, 2011
Blinky Bill
One of my all time favorites as a kid. Every child should read this/have this read to them!
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Jul 09, 2009
Cruising in Seraffyn
This is easily one of my favorite travel memoirs. Lin has a great sense of words and expresses both the excitement and hardship of cruising. I know I...more
Jul 07, 2010
Jun 22, 2010
Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha
my therapist keeps telling me to read this book
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Jul 09, 2009
Desolation Angels
This is my most favorite Kerouac book
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Jul 14, 2009
Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
I really liked this book and learned some fascinating tidbits of information. It's been reviewed a bazillion times, since I am one of the last people...more
May 2011
May 10, 2011
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
a knitting friend gifted me this book and i'm so glad she did. this is a fantastic book. the writing is engaging and the different families that you f...more
Jan 2011
Jul 09, 2009
Cold Beer and Crocodiles: A Bicycle Journey into Australia
Not done with it yet, but this book is so good. Funny and interesting - it really gives a feel for the adventure that Roff is taking.

A great book for...more
Sep 2009
Oct 02, 2009
Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
I could not get through the actual book back when I was reading the series, so I stopped. Listening to it is much better. Maybe it's cause I can do ot...more
Jul 2009
Jul 14, 2009
The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness
I started reading this and it was very hard. An emotional read for someone struggling with the issues he is discussing. I put it aside as I finished g...more
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Jul 09, 2009
The Complete Maus (Maus, #1-2)
I've been meaning to read this book for many, many years. Since Kasy borrowed it from a friend, it was easy to pick it up when he was done.

Simply exc...more
Feb 2010
Jul 09, 2009
The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope
as always, amy goodman does not disappoint. the essays are short and it's easy to read one right after the other, as well and read it in stolen moment...more
Oct 2012
Sep 20, 2012
The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst (Sailor's Classics)
A sad and haunting story. Even though I knew the fate of Crowhurst I found myself reading slower as the book got close to the end.
Mar 16, 2011
Feb 01, 2011
Seraffyn's European Adventure
i love everything that lin and larry write. they are a constant inspiration and a wealth of information about living on a boat and cruising around the...more
Jul 2010
Jul 07, 2010
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