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Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation
3.78
The authors use a lively, irreverent tone to take readers through the history and American cultural experience involving menstruation, that very taboo...more
May 28, 2010
May 27, 2010
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.06
The most popular book I've ever hated. Well, "hate" is too strong. But, with about an hour left to go in this audiobook, I realize I've had just about...more
May 2010
Jun 03, 2010
 
Tongues of Serpents (Temeraire, #6)
3.60
I've read quite a few science fiction/fantasy series, and it often seems that there's a point where the imagination shown in the first few installment...more
Nov 28, 2010
Nov 27, 2010
 
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
4.29
So...what to say about this book. I should preface everything by saying that I'm not a runner, not even a former runner laid up by injury, so some of...more
May 12, 2010
May 06, 2010
 
The Elements of Cooking: Translating the Chef's Craft for Every Kitchen
3.82
This cheerless book emulates The Elements of Style by offering definitions of some foundational techniques and ingredients that all cooks should know,...more
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Jul 22, 2010
 
Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin
4.21
I think most people my age and younger find it hard to think of Martin Luther King as a real man--he was an icon, a force, cut down in his prime and b...more
Dec 19, 2010
Dec 02, 2010
 
Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America
4.17
This book touched me in two ways: as a journalist, I am always impressed when a writer can take a topic that might not have universal appeal or that c...more
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
 
The Way Home
3.60
I started another book, had to return it to the library, and knocked out The Way Home while waiting for the original book I started to become availabl...more
Dec 18, 2010
Dec 19, 2010
 
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
4.14
Is it not enough for Atul Gawande to be a surgeon and a MacArthur Fellow? Must he be a good writer as well? These are a set of finely observed and wel...more
Jul 03, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
 
Crocodile Tears (Alex Rider, #8)
4.18
So Alex Rider, British teen spy, has had eight books' worth of adventures and at the end of this one, he turns 15. I wonder if the author will be able...more
May 21, 2010
May 22, 2010
 
Open
4.11
Andre and his writing collaborator put together a warm autobiography that is about as honest as autobiographies get these days -- which is to say, som...more
May 07, 2010
Apr 16, 2010
 
Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #1)
4.00
This book had serious pacing problems, and it turns out that I'm not all that interested in vampires.
Sep 2010
Sep 14, 2010
 
The Last Kestrel
3.77
This book is the tale of a Afghan woman trying to hold her family together against incredibly powerful forces, and her brief connection with a newspap...more
Oct 22, 2010
Apr 19, 2010
 
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
4.06
Gossipy, yet, not much I didn't know before. And the lack of sourcing makes me wary.
Apr 25, 2010
Apr 16, 2010
 
Await Your Reply
3.55
I have an intellectual appreciation for the author's intricate weaving of several plots and identities. I was also pleased when I figured out that sev...more
Mar 2010
Apr 30, 2010
 
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
3.81
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Aug 2010
Dec 22, 2010
 
The Help
4.44
None
Apr 2010
Apr 25, 2010
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.04
None
May 28, 2010
May 28, 2010
 
Coal to Cream: A Black Man's Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race
3.47
None
Apr 2010
Dec 22, 2010
 
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
4.18
None
Mar 2010
Dec 22, 2010
 
Hiroshima
3.87
None
Feb 2010
Dec 22, 2010
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