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Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World
3.85
I saw this book on an endtable at the home of two women...one of them had traveled fairly extensively - or so the masks on her walls implied. They wer...more
Jan 2003
Jan 05, 2008
 
Why Do We Say It?
3.19
Out of date phrases and terms were the first disappointment with this book. The next was the, often, weak reason (answering "why"). Additionally, some...more
Jan 2014
Jul 25, 2014
 
Until We're Strangers Again (a Memoir)
4.67
Surprisingly interesting - memoir of a young man's relationship/s with and because of "big time wrestling."

Whether you've ever heard of Hulk Hogan or...more
Jul 16, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
 
A Good Talk: The Story and Skill of Conversation
2.39
eh.
Liked the idea.
Liked SOME of the writing.

No doubt this man is smart and would be an interesting dinner party companion...but as a writer - well, I...more
Jan 17, 2010
Jan 17, 2010
 
The Day After He Left for Iraq: A Story of Love, Family, and Reunion
3.68
If you are related to a service "man" ESPECIALLY if you are close to the spouse of someone serving, this may help you...understand, if not exactly hel...more
Jul 27, 2009
Jul 30, 2009
 
While They're at War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront
4.00
A wonderful writer. Interesting (structurally) how the stories are followed and intertwined, including the pre-stories with the main thread, while sti...more
Mar 26, 2008
Mar 27, 2008
 
Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan
4.13
The first 2/3 kept me interested, wanting more. Freaked me out a bit about my own upcoming teaching stint in Bhutan. After she goes to the university,...more
Jul 16, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
 
A Remarkable Mother
3.76
eh. it was a gift.

he is a cklean but not remarkable writer.

not sure much insight was offered.

eh.
Feb 26, 2009
Feb 26, 2009
 
High on Arrival
3.61
Fast read.
Good voice.

Can't help wondering if it was written to stay out of jail...just like dad.
Jan 12, 2010
Jan 12, 2010
 
IET Soldier's Handbook
3.29
Whew! so much STUFF. Guns and history and acronyms, oh my!
Jul 29, 2009
Jul 30, 2009
 
The Portable James Joyce
4.15
I use this for performances: The Dedham James Joyce Ramble.

AND - Runners World interviewed me for an article coming out in the August issue (or, comin...more
not set
May 31, 2008
 
My Feudal Lord
3.61
In light of the recent murder in Pakistan, I am glad to have read this. I picked it up at a book swap because IT WAS IN ENGLISH! Anyway...lots of name...more
Oct 2006
Dec 29, 2007
 
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
3.78
This is a genuine slice of american life - often given to / read by people too young/immature/uncultured to understand the politics and the brilliance...more
Jan 1973
Dec 29, 2007
 
Lord of the Flies
3.60
I guess this is on my list of forced political books for highschoolers....

troubling.....

better than 1984/animal farm to start political reading for ki...more
Jan 1983
Jan 22, 2008
 
Animal Farm
3.79
This book should be TAUGHT not just read....it is an adult political novel - but again - shoved down kid's throats...I know a 10 year old who was give...more
Jan 1973
Jan 22, 2008
 
Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Wordsworth Royals)
4.50
Is this the version I read? who knows!!

Shakespeare is hard reading/hard going - if you haven't and if you don't have a leader/discusser.

the Sonnets......more
not set
Jan 05, 2008
 
Freeing the Natural Voice
4.00
she has a good idea - but it is culled in a sophomoric way from many many other sources. It seems a bit insulting...but maybe I am looking for scholar...more
Oct 1995
Dec 29, 2007
 
The Giving Tree
4.38
read it as parental abuse- you see it in a different light, don't you.




ideas that he is/was a pedophile have always bothered me and shadowed his work
not set
Dec 29, 2007
 
Four Mothers: A Novel
3.72
Not BRILLIANT writing...but ok. About four generations of women in Jerusalem - novel, not bio/auto/memoir...it is ok.
Interesting.
Dec 2007
Dec 22, 2007
 
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
4.22
Reality check for when you think your privileged american life is bad....HIS MARBLE GOES DOWN THE DRAIN, for heaven sake!
Oct 1973
Dec 29, 2007
 
Paris to the Moon
3.73
will get back to it - didn't feel it....

heard I will love it - but.... two or three chapters in and...

Jan 2008
Jan 22, 2008
 
The Plantation Mistress: Woman's World In The Old South
3.77
Not fun. Too scholarly - this was clearly a dissertation that was published.

Too bad they didn't encourage her to re-write.
May 08, 2008
May 08, 2008
 
Bless the Beasts and Children
3.46
Sad moving junior high level.

if you haven't -take the hour or two and read it


I taught it to troubled teens.
Jan 1983
Jan 22, 2008
 
We Lived in a Little Cabin in the Yard
3.86
WPA collected slave narratives. Interesting double-sided coin is flipped. Wonder about the editing, though. Slim volume.
May 08, 2008
May 08, 2008
 
Four Mothers
3.72
eh. It's ok. Bought in Irael because it is a novel about 4 generations of Israeli women...eh. it's ok.
Dec 2007
Dec 29, 2007
 
Feed Me I'm Yours - Revised
3.76
The best baby food book - well - it WAS the best baby feeding book - I still like to give it as a gift!
Jan 1982
Feb 18, 2008
 
1984
4.09
Scary and forced on kids - not a bad thing necessarily -but - sigh....doom doom doom
Jan 1974
Jan 22, 2008
 
Middlesex
3.93
Spans time from 1920s Turkey to today....can't put it down.
Hermaphradite (sp) story.
May 2007
Dec 04, 2007
 
Birds Without Wings
4.14
BEautiful prose, interesting history (Turkey before the revolution - early 1900s).
Nov 2007
Dec 04, 2007
 
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
3.83
Repetitive with examples. Some good insight into why we make snap decisions.
Nov 2007
Dec 04, 2007
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