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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
What a marvelous book! I bought this book because I was very interested in reading about serial killers, and I have family in Chicago, whom I've visit ...more
Sep 10, 2011
Sep 06, 2011
Fukushima Mon Amour
Fukushima Mon Amour puts into words the global feelings towards the Fukushima nuclear disaster, written in the same year as the Tōhoku Earthquake and ...more
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success
This book redefined the way I think about talent. It breaks it down and shows how talent is derivative of countless hours of practice. In fact, with o ...more
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Nov 22, 2010
Wishful Drinking
Holy God in all Hell is this audio CD HILARIOUS!!! I've always had a liking towards Carrie Fisher after seeing all the Star Wars movies as a kid, but ...more
Apr 05, 2012
Apr 12, 2012
Origins and Development of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
I'm embarrassed to admit that I knew next to nothing about the Arab-Israeli conflict before reading this book. All we learned in school was they both ...more
Oct 30, 2012
Oct 21, 2012
Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood
This was my first Goodreads First Reads book I won, so I was really excited when it came in the mail. My partner's mother was actually staying over, a ...more
May 19, 2013
May 06, 2013
The Next Fifty Years: Science in the First Half of the Twenty-first Century
This book has a lot of interesting foresight of the next fifty years of our future, although this book was written roughly ten years ago, so foresight ...more
Aug 27, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays
I found Zadie Smith a delight to read. About one-half of the way through I fell in love with her voice. Prior to that point I thought she sounded supe ...more
Feb 12, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
This book reads like a soap opera. I was immediately drawn in by the story and tongue-and-cheek writing style. I did not know a great deal of what hap ...more
Jun 17, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
This book was hilarious, although it was mostly hilarious because of how neurotic the author tended to be, but it also made me want to shake her and s ...more
Feb 05, 2011
Feb 07, 2011
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
I liked it. It was informational, and the narrative was intriguing. The bits and pieces about how to survive in the Amazon was the most enlightening, ...more
Feb 07, 2011
Feb 07, 2011
The Velvet Rage
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Apr 16, 2013
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