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Whisky, Kilts, and the Loch Ness Monster: Traveling Through Scotland with Boswell and Johnson
3.44
really liked it
Despite a kind of misleading (though I understand more appealing marketing-wise) title, Starr's book focuses on a recreation of Johnson and Boswell's ...more
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 13, 2012
 
The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food
3.30
did not like it
I stopped reading this book. It was a hard decision because I really enjoy Gopnik's writing and I kept thinking that this would get better and more in ...more
Apr 13, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
 
Unfamiliar Fishes
3.60
really liked it
A fun overview of Hawaiian history - you don't get to know any of the people too deeply but Vowell successfully tells a story that you never hear abou ...more
not set
Apr 13, 2012
 
The Marriage Plot
3.42
it was ok
Overly long and rambly, though I did have flashbacks to my own grad school experience in some of the descriptions of the semiotics class.
Jan 2012
Mar 27, 2012
 
Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings and America's First Imperial Adventure
3.56
it was amazing
I'm strangely fascinated with Hawaiian history and this was a really interesting look at (primarily) Queen Liliuokalani, the last queen of Hawaii, and ...more
Apr 13, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
 
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
4.03
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not set
Apr 13, 2012
 
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
3.85
really liked it
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Mar 27, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
 
Goat Song: A Seasonal Life, A Short History of Herding, and the Art of Making Cheese
4.10
liked it
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not set
Apr 13, 2012
 
Gone with the Wind
4.28
really liked it
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not set
Apr 13, 2012
 
The Age of Innocence
3.93
it was amazing
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not set
Apr 13, 2012
 
Unquiet Days
4.47
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not set
Apr 13, 2012
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