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The Language Police:  How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn
3.74
Awesome, frightening book about censorship in education, coincidentally one of the few things that both sides in the 'culture war' manage to agree on-...more
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Aug 27, 2010
 
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
3.82
Bill is at his most cynical and vicious here, (which is probably why it's one of my favorites among his books) as he heads out on the road from Iowa l...more
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Aug 27, 2010
 
A House Divided
3.56
(From 2003. The Waukesha Public Library had a large collection of audiobooks on CD, and I had a 40 minute commute to work each way, so I ended up with...more
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Sep 26, 2010
 
A Year in Provence
3.91
I started out reading this on audiobook, read by the stiffest, most pompous unknown British actor I've ever heard, which was a bit distracting. And th...more
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Jun 10, 2011
 
Brideshead Revisited
3.98
This one started slowly but really picked up speed. It's the story of Charles Ryder and his encounters with the Flyte family. Aristocracy, alcoholism...more
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Sep 26, 2010
 
The House with a Clock in its Walls (Lewis Barnavelt, #1)
4.03
**spoiler alert** One of the ones I liked as a child--re-read on CD in the car. This is another good one for young Harry Potter fans; it's all about k...more
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Sep 26, 2010
 
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
4.05
Bill in cranky, hilarious, un-PC mode (which is how I like him best). This time he's hiking the 2,169 mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.

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Aug 27, 2010
 
Bearing An Hourglass (Incarnations of Immortality, #2)
3.92
Probably the hardest of the series to understand, this one deals with the Incarnation of Time, and ends up trying to explain quantum physics. Norton,...more
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Jun 06, 2011
 
Privileged Information (Alan Gregory, #1)
3.90
The first Alan Gregory book, about the Boulder psychologist, with Colorado references that make me sigh. (Tattered Cover, Juanitas, the Front Range......more
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Jan 27, 2011
 
The Murder Book (Alex Delaware, #16)
3.89
The latest Alex Delaware/Milo Sturgis mystery finds the titular Murder Book sent to Alex, reopening a 20 year old murder case of a teenage girl that M...more
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Feb 02, 2011
 
Sense and Sensibility
4.04
Read in the car by CD and in print at the same time. Fascinating 19th Century mores. How shocking would the seduced and abandoned Beth have been at th...more
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Feb 02, 2011
 
The Little Country
4.05
My favorite DeLint. It's about Janey Little, a musician who finds a secret book hidden in her grandfathers house; a book that is different for everyon...more
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Jan 27, 2011
 
A Cold Heart (Alex Delaware #17)
3.78
Robin and Alex have split up and gone their separate ways (say it ain't so, Jonathan!) and the latest case concerns artists and musicians murdered as...more
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Feb 02, 2011
 
The Social Lives of Dogs
4.09
Fascinating book about an anthropologist and her family of dogs, cats and parrots. Very detailed study of animal behavior and how they relate to us. I...more
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Jun 10, 2011
 
Manner of Death (Alan Gregory, #7)
3.87
Another Alan Gregory book--this time a killer is stalking the entire clinical staff where Alan was a psych intern years ago. He and his former lover a...more
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Jan 27, 2011
 
Quentins
3.85
The story of Ella Brady, who decides to make a documentary about Quentin's, the Dublin restaurant that has figured in several other books. I must conf...more
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Jun 10, 2011
 
The American Way of Birth
3.91
After reading so much about the Mitford girls, I finally got around to reading one of Decca's books, and it was pretty much what I'd expect from an ar...more
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Jun 10, 2011
 
The Parrot Who Owns Me: The Story of a Relationship
3.90
A sweet story about the author, a famed ornithologist at Rutgers University, and Tico, the parrot who adopted her after his original owners passed awa...more
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Feb 02, 2011
 
Consuming Passions: A Food-Obsessed Life
3.89
A great memoir centered around Southern food, with some simply awesome recipes included. (I've ended up trying quite a few of them.)
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Jun 10, 2011
 
Utopia
3.82
A way-cool fun read about an immense theme park in the Nevada desert that has been taken over by terrorists, by one of the guys who wrote "The Relic"....more
Dec 11, 2010
Dec 05, 2010
 
Bark If You Love Me
3.55
Cute memoir about the author and Libro, the Boxer she adopted off the street after professing to be a non-dog person.
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Dec 28, 2010
 
Ambulance Girl: How I Saved Myself By Becoming an EMT
3.61
I know of Ms. Stern from the Roadfood website. This is her story of how she overcame phobias and depression and became an EMT, despite being "too old,...more
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Jun 10, 2011
 
Chopping Spree
3.78
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Jan 08, 2012
 
On a Pale Horse (Incarnations of Immortality, #1)
4.12
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Jun 06, 2011
 
With a Tangled Skein (Incarnations of Immortality, #3)
3.95
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Jun 06, 2011
 
The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke
3.82
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Jun 04, 2011
 
Under the Tuscan Sun
3.65
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Jun 11, 2011
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.24
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Oct 10, 2011
 
The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #9)
3.91
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Oct 10, 2011
 
Prey
3.65
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Dec 16, 2011
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