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The Alchemist
3.75
I need to start this review by stating 1) I can't stand self-help books and 2) I'm a feminist (no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I...more
Jun 2007
Dec 22, 2007
 
Fahrenheit 451
3.94
In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury has created a world that chillingly seems to reflect our present and near future. In this upside down dystopia, fireme...more
not set
Dec 22, 2007
 
The Taqwacores
3.74
I wanted to like this book, but couldn't. I guess I had higher expectations - these characters were just typical college students who just wanted to p...more
not set
Mar 22, 2009
 
No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
4.14
In this interesting book, Aslan starts each section by presenting 'the idealized' view of a topic, as narrated by early Muslim scholars (what he terms...more
Jun 2007
Dec 22, 2007
 
Western Muslims and the Future of Islam
3.96
This book is divided into two parts:

It is in Part A, entitled "A Universe of Reference" that the book really shines. Ramadan uses Islamic sources, the...more
Jun 06, 2008
Mar 06, 2008
 
Tears of the Giraffe (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #2)
3.94
In TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE the wonderful sequel to THE NO.1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY, Mma Ramotswe, the strong, feisty, proud but compassionate lady dete...more
not set
Dec 22, 2007
 
The Motherhood Manifesto: What America's Moms Want - and What To Do About It
3.71
A good introduction of key points necessary to improve lives of mothers and children and families, both in the workplace and at home. Nothing truly ne...more
Mar 2008
Mar 06, 2008
 
What is the What
4.15
Excellent story about the harrowing struggles of a Sudanese refugee now living in Atlanta. In Sudan, he faces disease, man-eating lions, starvation, a...more
not set
Mar 22, 2009
 
Morality for Beautiful Girls (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #3)
3.95
The adventures of Mma Ramotswe, the strong, feisty, proud but compassionate lady detective (the only in Botswana, maybe Africa) continue in MORALITY F...more
not set
Dec 22, 2007
 
Teta, Mother and Me: Three Generations of Arab Women
3.36
Interesting, honest insight from the author about her life, the life of her mother and the life of her grand-mother.

However, at times it felt over-ana...more
not set
Mar 22, 2009
 
Lazy Lion
3.87
I wanted to get a book about African animals for my two year old neice- a simple story, with morals explained in a fun and engaging way. As soon as I...more
not set
Dec 22, 2007
 
Debating Design: From Darwin to DNA
3.35
An excellent book on the topic, as the book offers 4 different perspectives on intelligent design are discussed: Pro-evolution/anti-ID, self-organizat...more
Mar 22, 2009
Aug 16, 2008
 
The Mosquito Coast
3.79
Ally Fox is an arrogant genius who despises American consumerist culture and takes his family down to the Jungles of Honduras to create a new civiliza...more
Oct 31, 2008
Nov 01, 2008
 
Politics And Process At The United Nations: The Global Dance
2.89
A good scholarly overview about all the political processes (from debate procedures to voting to informal consultations) that the UN uses to make deci...more
not set
Mar 22, 2009
 
The Kite Runner
4.21
I really enjoyed the first lets say third of the book - the main characters childhood, to the point where the main character has both the happiest mom...more
not set
Apr 30, 2009
 
Purification of the Heart: Signs, Symptoms and Cures of the Spiritual Diseases of the Heart
4.51
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Sep 20, 2009
Apr 30, 2009
 
Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
4.13
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Sep 20, 2009
 
The Namesake
3.92
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not set
Sep 20, 2009
 
The Annotated Pride and Prejudice
4.23
None
Sep 20, 2009
Apr 30, 2009
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