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How to Buy a Love of Reading
3.29
**spoiler alert** Browsing at the library this title caught my eye and the cover made the book interesting. Yet while first reading it I found it wasn...more
Apr 16, 2011
Apr 16, 2011
 
No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels
3.72
I had some interest in the motorcycle riders, as I used to ride a scooter, and was in two clubs. But I was young and we were innocents, comparatively....more
Mar 21, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
 
Tahoe beneath the Surface: The Hidden Stories of America's Largest Mountain Lake
3.63
Great book!! What is missing are notes, references, index, something where all this great information can be looked up and delve deeper. Since Lake Ta...more
Dec 10, 2010
Dec 15, 2010
 
Marrying Mozart
3.48
While the book is based upon some underlying historical facts, undoubtedly most of this book is fiction. What I enjoyed in the book was Mozart’s point...more
Mar 26, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
 
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
3.84
I enjoyed reading this book, a fascinating tale about Percy Fawcett who was called the last of the Victorian explorers. He led several Amazon expediti...more
Apr 02, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
 
The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
3.90
It's tempting to call this book science fiction since its fundamental idea seems so far-fetched. Much can be said about this book, much has been said....more
Mar 13, 2014
Feb 26, 2011
 
The Last Little Blue Envelope (Little Blue Envelope, #2)
3.89
The second book continues where the first left off, and the story did feel left unfinished. I was compelled to buy this one, which is certainly part o...more
Jun 26, 2012
Jun 29, 2012
 
Summer of Fire (Yellowstone, #1)
3.31
The idea behind this book, telling the story of the devestating 1988 Yellowstone fires, is interesting, but the execution wasn't. The book seemed more...more
May 24, 2012
May 16, 2012
 
Cold Mountain
3.76
My notes on the book right after reading:

Quote: “He looked cowled and robed as a pilgrim from days of yore, a dark monk out awander for the good of hi...more
Sep 1998
Apr 20, 2011
 
The Winter of Our Discontent
3.97
An interesting book. A great book. Too bad all books aren’t so well written; then again if they were I’d get even less stuff done. This Steinbeck book...more
Oct 09, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
 
The Lost Painting
3.66
An enjoyable book about the search for one of the missing Caravaggio paintings, The Taking of Christ. Jonathan Harr writes an intriguing tale using fi...more
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 18, 2014
 
Black Shack Alley: La Rue Cases-Negres
3.90
An amazing story, also saw the movie in a French class, and also well done. It's one of those tales that helps you appreciate what you have in life, e...more
Feb 2004
May 14, 2011
 
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1) (Wool, #1-5)
4.27
I finished reading Wool last night and I have to say I am impressed. It’s no wonder this self-published author has been so successful. He knows how to...more
Apr 23, 2014
Apr 11, 2014
 
2045: A Story of Our Future
2.75
The ideas behind this book was mostly well done, but the execution, the writing, was so awful! It was painful to read some of these sentences. I stopp...more
Apr 17, 2014
Apr 18, 2014
 
Blinded by the Light
3.00
I clearly remember picking this book out of my school library. It was the title. It reminded me of a song that had once been on the radio a lot. I had...more
Apr 1980
May 05, 2014
 
Quitter
4.00
I did not find this very good with advice. There were almost no examples outside of the author himself. In the end, felt like self-promotion, period.
Mar 2012
May 04, 2012
 
Heart of the Trail: The Stories of Eight Wagon Train Women
3.43
This short book is an introduction to eight women who traveled overland across the country during the 1800’s, most leaving a written record during her...more
Jan 25, 2013
Sep 18, 2011
 
Nightwoods
3.57
During the entire book there is the feeling of dread at what is coming, you know something bad is coming. The people who contain this book had it hard...more
Jan 27, 2013
Jan 04, 2013
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.91
I didn’t think I’d read this book, well of course at first I thought I would. I borrowed a copy from the library, an eBook so it was on a short loan b...more
Apr 02, 2013
Mar 12, 2012
 
Here Lies the Librarian
3.67
A fun, humorous book written for kids. The title got me to check this out, yes from a library. It's about a young tomboy teen girl, Eleanor "PeeWee" w...more
Nov 2013
Nov 01, 2013
 
Ready Player One
4.30
I really enjoyed this book! It was a lot of fun to read, with so many references to sci-fi/gaming/80's pop-culture which I've never read before, at le...more
Dec 17, 2011
Dec 01, 2011
 
Culture: Leading Scientists Explore Societies, Art, Power, and Technology
3.55
While many of these essays were quite interesting, as a whole they really didn't fit together well. The theme of culture was to be the bind, but with...more
Nov 03, 2011
Oct 21, 2011
 
2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America
3.48
A book with problems...basically unbelievable main plot, the writing lacks descriptions or details, and ultimately the book felt like a first draft. A...more
Mar 24, 2014
May 23, 2011
 
Flash: A Novel
3.78
This book reads like a non-fiction book but disguised as fiction. It might seem like a compliment, but it's not. The more I read the more annoyed I be...more
Feb 25, 2014
Jan 23, 2014
 
In the Time of Butterflies
4.13
This historical novel was an admirable imagining of what the Mirabal sisters lives were like. Three of the four were assassinated on November 25, 1960...more
Jul 08, 2014
Feb 28, 2013
 
Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places
3.67
A different type of travel book – the ecotourism of disasters, human made of course. Blackwell puts a lot of humor in his book and it works well most...more
Feb 12, 2013
Jan 04, 2013
 
Shoshone Mike
3.78
The story takes place in 1911 in Northern Nevada. A fictional account of historical events, but kept close to the history. Most Native Americans have...more
Apr 26, 2011
Dec 23, 2010
 
Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
3.96
Liked this one better than the last Kaku book I recently read, Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fi...more
Mar 25, 2014
Oct 17, 2013
 
Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World
3.47
A book that explores all types of giving. Throughout the book Clinton highlights ways that you, the reader, can help in the particular area being disc...more
Mar 06, 2014
Sep 18, 2011
 
Romanov Bride
3.56
This novel is an exploration into the opposing sides in the Russian Revolution. The story is framed by Pavel reminiscing, confiding to a priest that o...more
Feb 04, 2013
Feb 02, 2013
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