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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
This is the first time in a long time that I'm really sad the book came to and end. I feel as if I've lost a friend, and a wise one at that. Doris Goo ...more
Mar 21, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
Here's to Not Catching Our Hair on Fire: An Absent-Minded Tale of Life with Giftedness and Attention Deficit - Oh Look! A Chicken!
I really enjoyed this book. It was a freebie from Amazon Kindle so I figured I had nothing to lose by downloading it. I'm really glad I did. If you kn ...more
Apr 16, 2012
Apr 13, 2012
Making Stuff and Doing Things: A Collection of DIY Guides to Just About Everything
While this book had a lot of good information in it, I wasn't impressed with the way it was presented. A majority of the content was previously publis ...more
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Dec 16, 2011
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
4204655 When I first began this book I didn't think I was going to make it through it. The beginning gives you background on the author, the afghan pe ...more
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Mar 31, 2011
The Book of Lost Things
**spoiler alert** SPOILER ALERT:

I could easily have given this book four stars because it is very readable and towards the end I couldn't put it down.
Dec 04, 2011
Dec 05, 2011
You Are Here: Exposing the Vital Link Between What We Do and What That Does to Our Planet
This book makes you really think about how we are all connected on this planet and how everything each of us does, choices we make, affect each other. ...more
Aug 18, 2011
Sep 12, 2011
The Possibility of Everything
If this rating system would allow, I would have given this book 3 1/2 stars. This book was a quick read for me. The writing was smooth and kept my int ...more
May 12, 2011
May 12, 2011
The Road
OK...well first of all I must admit that I'm not a huge fan of dystopian novels. From the beginning of the book we are dropped into the struggle of a ...more
Jan 20, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
The Blessings of the Animals
I LOVED this book! I fell in love with the character's completely. This is one of those stories you hate to see end. I wouldn't mind reading a sequel ...more
Feb 02, 2012
Jan 31, 2012
One Second After
When I first started reading this, I was hoping it would be good but wasn't really sure about it. The first few pages almost felt forced to me. But by ...more
Feb 04, 2012
Feb 03, 2012
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
I absolutely LOVED this book! I kept finding myself either smiling or laughing out loud as I visualized some of the happenings on Novella's "farm." If ...more
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Oct 24, 2010
The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer
Joel Salatin raises animals on his farm with the integrity that used to be the norm in the American rural farm lifestyle. He believes in leaving his l ...more
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 12, 2012
See You in a Hundred Years: Four Seasons in Forgotten America
Well. I finished this book several days ago and have waited to write my review. I'm glad I did. If I had rated it right away, I might have only given ...more
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Feb 26, 2012
One True Thing
I loved this book. It's a rare thing when a book is so engrossing that I can shut out the world around me entirely without any effort. I was lost in t ...more
Nov 03, 2011
Nov 01, 2011
Married to Bhutan
I thought this was a very interesting memoir. I had never even heard of Bhutan before reading this book--now I'd love to go there. The author has a wa ...more
Nov 2011
Oct 26, 2011
To Heaven and Back: The True Story of a Doctor's Extraordinary Walk with God
If you like reading books about NDE's (near death experience), you will love this book! I loved reading about her accident and her out of body experie ...more
Sep 02, 2012
Sep 02, 2012
Enslaved by Ducks
A quick read by a man whose wife brings home various creatures to care for--mostly bird breeds. Parrots, parakeets, dove, canary, starlings, geese, du ...more
Mar 19, 2012
Mar 19, 2012
Choosing to SEE
This book is heartbreaking and yet I couldn't put it down after I got 1/3 through it. This true story grabs you and won't let you go. Mary Beth Chapma ...more
Oct 27, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love
This book gives you an in-depth, up close and personal view of life on a small farm. How it operates, the chores, the exhaustion of doing everything t ...more
Feb 17, 2012
Feb 15, 2012
Peace from Broken Pieces
I saw Iyanla on Oprah's Lifeclass on OWN last week and decided to read this book after she referred to one of the concepts in it. If you believe in a ...more
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Nov 08, 2011
Wow. This book sucked me in from the beginning pages. And it just kept getting better. I don't know how he does it, but Stephen King is a master at ke ...more
Jan 10, 2012
Dec 25, 2011
The Unnamed
This is one bizarre book. The author writes "crazy" quite well. It's weird to read paragraphs of someone in a schizophrenic state, the words you read ...more
Jan 29, 2012
Jan 28, 2012
With Malice Toward None: A Biography of Abraham Lincoln
This is another excellent Biography of President Lincoln. I didn't love it as much as Doris Kearns Goodwin's "A Team of Rivals"; but I think that's be ...more
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Oct 27, 2012
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
This book encourages a new way of thinking when it comes to manufacturing. What if, instead of making things less-bad ecologically--we could come up w ...more
Mar 02, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
If you love someone who is an addict/alcoholic, known someone who is--this book is as necessary to read for you as food is for nourishment. It will br ...more
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Apr 15, 2011
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
This is a very inspirational book about a Brain Scientist's personal account of her own major stroke which affected the left side of her brain. This i ...more
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 01, 2012
To a God Unknown
I'm not very good at books that require "reading between the lines" or interpreting allegories. Therefore, I can't say I enjoyed reading this novel. I ...more
Jan 15, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
Fifty Acres and a Poodle: A Story of Love, Livestock, and Finding Myself on a Farm
I loved it! It started out with repetitious statements and a little slow so I thought I might not like it. I just finished it last night and I can hon ...more
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Nov 14, 2010
Bound for Canaan: The Epic Story of the Underground Railroad, America's First Civil Rights Movement
This book has an vast amount of information about the history of the Underground Railroad. My biggest problem with it was that there were so many stor ...more
Jun 28, 2012
Jun 28, 2012
Full Dark, No Stars
I'm not much of a short story, or novella fan...but Stephen King always manages to hook me within the first few paragraph of almost anything he writes ...more
Apr 03, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
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