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102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
4.22
it was amazing
Oh

My

Goodness

I would put a spoiler alert on this, except that everyone already knows how this story ends.

I almost didn't make it through the book. I
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Sep 22, 2008
Sep 22, 2008
 
The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries, #1)
3.76
liked it
I read the first 3 books in the series yesterday and I can't decide if I think they are clever and funny or obnoxious and pretentious. Maybe you will ...more
Apr 13, 2008
Apr 14, 2008
 
A Painted House
3.66
it was ok
This book came to me very highly recommended. I had two friends who really really liked it and just knew I would love the story too. I suppose if it h ...more
Jan 2006
Aug 28, 2008
 
Le Morte d'Arthur: King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table
3.92
really liked it
I decided to review Le Morte d'Arthur, even though it has been SO long since I read it. I don't remember everything, but I remember how how fascinatin ...more
Jan 1996
Aug 02, 2008
 
March
3.73
it was ok
I was so excited to read this, since I love Little Women so much! I was thrilled to think of the possibilities that are gained from seeing the stories ...more
Mar 2007
Nov 13, 2007
 
A Headache in the Pelvis: A New Understanding and Treatment for Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes
3.88
it was amazing
Of course, a non-fiction book dealing with a specific health problem is not going to be interesting for everyone. But what if it is YOUR health proble ...more
Nov 2008
Dec 05, 2008
 
The Definitive Book of Body Language
3.96
liked it
I rarely read every word of non-fiction books, but this is one of the rare exceptions. It's not even particularly fascinating. But it is interesting e ...more
Feb 16, 2011
Feb 07, 2011
 
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
3.77
liked it
My Summary Question: If you anthropomorphize an object and then throw it in the trash, did you just commit murder?!

This will be a mixed review, based
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Jul 25, 2015
Jul 23, 2015
 
Stuffed And Starved: Markets, Power And The Hidden Battle For The World Food System
3.94
it was ok
I really wanted to like this book! I really wanted to read it to the last page without skimming. The subject matter is fascinating to me--the food pol ...more
Feb 08, 2009
Jan 31, 2009
 
The Kite Runner
4.25
did not like it
**spoiler alert** I really didn't like the way this book was written. I don't do well with graphic violence, and I felt that the exact same subject co ...more
Jan 2006
Oct 24, 2007
 
Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding (Revised)
3.88
liked it
This book is pretty decent. It's written for chronically disorganized people, as opposed to a regular messy home or the mental illness of true intensi ...more
Aug 14, 2015
Aug 14, 2015
 
The Art of Fermentation: An in-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World
4.40
liked it
Wow, what a huge book! Before reading this (okay, okay, skimming), I knew little to nothing about fermentation. I knew it had something to do with alc ...more
Nov 30, 2012
Nov 30, 2012
 
Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)
3.98
really liked it
I didn't have very high expectations for this book; formulaic fantasy isn't my favorite, and with princesses and dragons it wasn't really standing out ...more
Feb 26, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
 
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
3.90
liked it
I've seen book reviews use the word "rollicking", but I have rarely felt truly rollicked. This book rollicked me, though.
I told my husband as he walk
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Sep 08, 2014
Sep 08, 2014
 
Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion
3.77
liked it
A fairly good overview for the layman of what cheap fast fashion is, and why it's not ideal for us or our economy. I read it from a not-so-unique-anym ...more
May 23, 2016
May 24, 2016
 
The Lost Hours
3.85
liked it
I don't read a lot in this genre (emotional self-discovery drama), so I can't compare how good it is to its own sisters and brothers. So please bear w ...more
Feb 24, 2015
Feb 24, 2015
 
Thorn
4.02
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Wow. I hunted this down on inter-library loan because I love the "other" goose girl book so much and wanted to see another perspecti ...more
May 27, 2014
May 27, 2014
 
The Moonstone
3.90
really liked it
Considering how interested I was in the plot, it was surprising difficult to slog through and easy to put down for a while. It's wordy.

BUT I really e
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Feb 17, 2015
Feb 18, 2015
 
Undefended Love
4.28
liked it
Why does it seem like I'm reading a bunch of marriage books? Coincidence? Probably.

I can't decide whether to give it 4 stars for awesome concept or 3
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Jan 26, 2009
Jan 26, 2009
 
Man's Search for Meaning
4.33
really liked it
"He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.

"We must never forget that we may also find meaning in life even when confronted with a hopeless
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Sep 13, 2009
Sep 14, 2009
 
The Book Thief
4.36
really liked it
**spoiler alert** 4.5--the only thing keeping it from a 5 is the language, which is more than I like. The first half of the book is harder to get thro ...more
Apr 15, 2010
Sep 15, 2008
 
Matched (Matched, #1)
3.68
liked it
I've read a lot of dystopias (I particularly enjoy them). People are saying this is just like the Giver or Hunger Games. I'm not sure about that. It i ...more
Dec 2011
Jan 21, 2011
 
Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters
3.85
liked it
This is about the environment of abuse and unbalanced stress involved in national sports where children reign over adults. Honestly, I learned a lot a ...more
Mar 18, 2008
Feb 07, 2008
 
Sarah's Quilt (Sarah Agnes Prine, #2)
3.98
really liked it
This is a sequel to These Is My Words, but it is written differently. Instead of several different happenings over a span of several years, this diary ...more
Mar 17, 2008
Mar 20, 2008
 
Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
3.77
liked it
I'm gonna hit the average of 3 stars for this one, for a few reasons. First, I love most of the category format she uses. I can't tell you how many ti ...more
Aug 24, 2010
Aug 24, 2010
 
America's Real War
4.00
it was amazing
I found the rabbi's point of view fascinating, and his call to his own people to support Christianity as encouraging. I had kind of always thought it ...more
not set
Feb 07, 2008
 
The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution
4.11
it was ok
I'm sure it's a great book and all, but I lost interest immediately after the first few pages because of the misnomer. At first it talks about local a ...more
Jan 26, 2010
Jan 26, 2010
 
Room
4.03
really liked it
I rated the book for impact, not reading pleasure. I did read it all in two sittings, but only because the first sitting was long and I got to the qui ...more
Feb 2015
Feb 18, 2015
 
Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection
4.00
liked it
I want to give this four stars, but a few things stopped me:

1) I still don't completely understand the process, though I do understand the concept.
2)
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Aug 18, 2013
Apr 14, 2014
 
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
4.17
liked it
This is a case of averaging a 6 star and a 0 star rating together. The 6 star rating is because Brosh is truly hilarous (especially her blog, which I' ...more
Dec 18, 2014
Dec 18, 2014
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