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80
Saving Darwin: How to Be a Christian and Believe in Evolution
3.54
Despite my recent decision to stop engaging in the increasingly vicious atheism vs. religion blood bath, a recent Salon interview with this author cau ...more
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Jul 03, 2008
 
166
Built by Wendy Dresses: The Sew U Guide to Making a Girl's Best Frock
3.93
I just bought this, and I am super excited to try out these new patterns!

ETA: Okay, I've stalled on all of the self-drafting involved with these ... I
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Feb 02, 2011
 
168
The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids' Favorite Meals
3.63
*Shudder* I don't think I'm quite ready to start putting pureed veggies in my muffins. Among other problems, this goes against everything I stand for ...more
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May 25, 2011
 
113
HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method
3.69
I'm loving all of the hateful reviews of this book and I think I need to read it just so that I can weigh in. That said, my midwife, who is a sensible ...more
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Mar 04, 2009
 
105
A Member of the Family
3.78
I'm a huge fan of Cesar's, but this time I think I'll hold off till this shows up at the library or comes out in paperback. After all, I've already bo ...more
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Nov 25, 2008
 
132
Handmade Home: Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials into New Family Treasures
3.88
I was eyeing this at the bookstore this afternoon - totally gorgeous, and the text looks great too! I couldn't justify the cost this time around, but ...more
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Aug 19, 2009
 
117
The Octopus: A Story of California
3.79
Joan Didion's description of this book in Where I Was From is so fascinating, I may have to read the original at some point!
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Apr 18, 2009
 
134
The Successful Child: What Parents Can Do to Help Kids Turn Out Well
4.10
I keep thinking I am getting tired of Dr. Sears, but then I try to read other books on parenting and quickly change my mind.
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Aug 27, 2009
 
151
The Jewish Baker's Pastry Secrets: The Art of Baking Your Own Babka, Danish, Sticky Buns, Strudels and More
3.17
He wrote a book about pastry!!? Sadly, although it was supposedly published in April 2009, it does not seem to be available on Amazon. What happened t ...more
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Feb 14, 2010
 
114
The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University
3.96
The extremely irreverent excerpt from this book recently published in Salon.com just cracked me up - I'm sold.
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Mar 19, 2009
 
109
Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines: Patterns, Stories, Pictures, True Confessions, Tricky Bits, Whole New Worlds, and Familiar Ones, Too
3.98
Yikes, I looked this over in the bookstore, and the patterns are way more difficult than the first book - might be a bit above my head. Still - very p ...more
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Dec 26, 2008
 
110
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
4.28
For the last time, I was not named after this book!
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Jan 06, 2009
 
123
Post Captain (Aubrey/Maturin, #2)
4.29
Picking up where I left off years ago.
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Jun 18, 2009
 
106
Sock Monkeys: 200 Out of 1,863
4.52
I really need this book. Duh.
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Nov 25, 2008
 
27
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, vol. 1-3: Volumes 1, 2, 3
4.32
Update: My dad came to visit last night, and with his eagle eyes, this is the first thing he saw on my bookshelf. I admit, there is a nice coating of ...more
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Dec 19, 2007
 
181
The Psalms, Hymns, and spiritual songs, of the Rev. Isaac Watts, p. p. To which are added, select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression. By Samuel Worcester
0.00
I found this in searchable form on Google books (it's also in the Gutenberg Project). Normally, I prefer my books in hard copy, but as this is flat-ou ...more
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Oct 08, 2008
 
42
The Balkan Trilogy
4.18
I loved Emma Thomson and Kenneth Branagh in "Fortunes of War," a five hour PBS adaptation of this book and "The Levant Trilogy." So I want to check ou ...more
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Jan 09, 2008
 
15
West with the Night
4.18
Waitstaff: "What can I get you?"

Inder: "Um, I'll have the memoir, please?"

Waitstaff: "And how would you like your memoir?"

Inder: "Honest, beautifully
...more
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Apr 13, 2008
 
143
Weekend Sewing: More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Stitching
3.73
Just what I need - another sewing book with patterns included! I am putting this back on my to-read list as I have not had a chance to try out any of ...more
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Aug 19, 2009
 
149
Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution
4.12
I started this, and it was interesting but not as compelling as the other books I'm reading right now, so it got lost in the shuffle, and I'm moving b ...more
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Dec 06, 2007
 
144
Attachment Parenting: Instinctive Care for Your Baby and Young Child
3.98
I need to stop reading this parenting crap (among other problems, it all seems to say the SAME THING) and get back to some Victorian novels. Back to t ...more
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Aug 17, 2009
 
67
The Brothers Karamazov
4.28
Ugh. I've failed. I can't seem to get into this book at this point in my life. However, I hope that, at a later date, I will be able to buckle down an ...more
Jun 25, 2008
Aug 04, 2007
 
1
The Virgin Suicides
3.81
Based on the movie, I didn't think I was interested in this book, until I read and loved Middlesex and read the rave review by Arukiyomi. Guess I bett ...more
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Jul 28, 2008
 
111
A New Way to Cook
3.88
After trying out only one recipe in this book (which turned out great, btw), it's due back at the library, so I'm putting it back on my "to-read" list ...more
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Nov 25, 2008
 
77
Thinking About Memoir
4.02
After A Three Dog Life, I would probably read a manual on fixing washing machines by Ms. Thomas and relish it. But a book on writing memoir? Even bett ...more
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Jul 02, 2008
 
65
Successful Small-Scale Farming: An Organic Approach
3.53
Kim and Ida gave this to me, but only if I promised to pursue my dream of one day owning a small farm/very large garden. So now I guess it's official ...more
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Jun 08, 2008
 
104
Angle of Repose
4.27
I saw Marilynne Robinson speak recently, and she cited Faulkner and Stegner as two of her favorites. Well, you don't have to tell me twice.
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Nov 10, 2008
 
70
The Divine Comedy
4.05
Allen Mendelbaum is my translator of choice. I've read much of Inferno, but here's my opportunity to read the other two. Some day.
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Jun 25, 2008
 
33
Reading the Bible Again for the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously but Not Literally
4.10
After hearing about this book again from Linda during our Sacred Harp carpool, I'm moving it higher up on my to-read list.
not set
Oct 31, 2007
 
22
Out of the Depths
3.93
This is the memoir of John Newton, the ex-slave ship captain who wrote "Amazing Grace" and many of my other favorite hymns.
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Oct 08, 2007
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