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A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror
4.16
A fantastic way to get "true" American history. For such a thick volume, it reads incredibly well, even humorous in some parts. Refreshing after years...more
Jan 2008
Jul 09, 2008
 
Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise
3.48
Since I don't agree with most liberal policies, this book didn't stand a good chance of being "liked" - but I was pleasantly surprised to see some of...more
not set
Dec 19, 2008
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.56
Enjoyable enough to keep turning the pages for two days straight. Interesting plot development, but somehat flat characters and a few holes - still no...more
Mar 2008
Jul 09, 2008
 
The Glass Castle
4.20
**spoiler alert** I'm conflicted on what to rate this book - it made me feel all kinds of things: anger, sadness, indignation, inspiration, hope, disg...more
Mar 2009
Apr 02, 2009
 
Persuasion
4.12
I am reading this again and am reminded how timeless Austen novels are. Her perception of delicate and subtle human interactions and emotions astound...more
Dec 19, 2008
Sep 08, 2008
 
Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
4.38
I've never read a fantasy book before - and I think for good reason. So, I waited until I had very specific reviews and recommendations on this one fr...more
Feb 2009
Apr 02, 2009
 
The Hiding Place
4.40
I have always heard good things about this book, but always expected it to be another generally sad, but uplifting, story of WWII. But more than the b...more
Mar 2009
Apr 02, 2009
 
Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader
4.07
I've always wanted to know more about Reagan and this was a great book to get to know him better. He truly was what a leader ought to be. Of course he...more
Jan 2007
Jan 18, 2009
 
The Holy Secret
4.27
I liked the principles taught in this book - how to get more out of reading scriptures, going to church, and attending the temple. I'm uncertain about...more
Sep 2008
Jan 18, 2009
 
The Book Thief
4.36
This book was darkly, colorfully, beautiful. The prose, the form, the diction - it was all wonderful to experience. The characters get inside of you a...more
Jan 2009
Sep 15, 2009
 
The Last Lecture
4.22
I liked both the ideas and thoughts of this book, as well as the presentation of them in short little chapters - little bits of wisdom, not always nec...more
Aug 2008
Jan 18, 2009
 
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency  (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1)
3.70
This book stared out interesting enough - neat characters, interesting setting, nice set-up, and then the plot totally fell flat and fell apart. There...more
Nov 2008
Jan 18, 2009
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.10
I really liked the approach of this book to a German occupation experience of WWII. It was very normal - human - and made me grateful for things like...more
Nov 2009
Dec 09, 2009
 
Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire
4.17
I loved this view of Soviet and post-Soviet life - each chapter is a different story of a different person and how their experiences tie in with the h...more
Jan 2001
Jan 18, 2009
 
The Alliance
4.21
The plot of this book moves along well and the characters are believable, but the best part of this book is the principles of freedom it represents so...more
Jan 2008
Jan 18, 2009
 
The Great Divorce
4.27
A wonderful parable to explain that the afterlife is indeed divided, our very natures and acts demand such separate dwelling places. Lewis truly under...more
Jan 2005
Jan 18, 2009
 
The Screwtape Letters
4.18
An amazing and clever look into the ways the adversary works against us - his thoughts and strategies exposed, giving us the power to tell him to bug...more
Jan 2004
Jan 18, 2009
 
The Secret Life of Bees
3.96
This book was one big beautiful metaphor for women's communal lives. I really enjoyed the story and the characters.
Nov 2009
Dec 09, 2009
 
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (The Herdmans #1)
4.18
A cute, funny little book - I went to see it in a community play after reading it - a fun time.
Dec 2008
Jan 18, 2009
 
Mere Christianity
4.28
An incredible case for Christianity - the man is a genius, with a pure heart seeking the truth.
Jan 2001
Jan 18, 2009
 
Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling
4.22
I liked his approach to his subject - as a learned academic, but as an admitted believer. He struck a nice balance, the kind I would deliberate over f...more
Mar 2008
Jul 09, 2008
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23
I haven't read this since high school and I was glad to have forgotten the plot. I thoroughly enjoyed it all over again. Such a balanced and compassio...more
Jul 2008
Jul 09, 2008
 
The Jane Austen Book Club
3.00
Karen Joy Fowler was my creative writing teacher at UCD, so I felt an inclination to read her book - she was a great teacher. I have to admit, I saw t...more
Feb 2008
Jul 09, 2008
 
Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box
4.12
Ultimately, this book seemed to be saying that the more we can see others as God sees them and have Christlike love for them, the better leaders we'll...more
Oct 2009
Sep 25, 2009
 
Cat's Cradle
4.18
An interesting vehicle for postmodern thought - some interesting plot turns and fittings together. But seeing as I believe postmodern thought to be co...more
Jun 2008
Jul 09, 2008
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.57
By the time I got around to reading the first 4 books, I was finally hooked and read the last 3 in 2 weeks. I thoroughly enjoyed how intricate the plo...more
Jan 2007
Jul 09, 2008
 
The New Best Recipe
4.21
My favorite new discovery in cooking. It has elaborate descriptions of how they came to the very best way to make all the favorites. This is definitel...more
not set
Jul 09, 2008
 
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
3.71
Interesting story to unfold, and well unfolded by the author. But the reader almost needs to do their own research to sort through what is fact and wh...more
Jan 2004
Jul 09, 2008
 
1776
4.06
I love this book so far - especially for the details it gives into the human experiences of those involved in the Revolution and what they had to over...more
Sep 2008
Jul 09, 2008
 
Atlas Shrugged
3.66
One of the most important philosophy books ever written. Everyone considering going on welfare should read this book. And everyone who wants to run a...more
Jan 2002
Jul 09, 2008
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