Swamplandia!
3.19
While I enjoyed the whimsical nature of the book, I was bored in parts and skipped whole pages which I rarely do. I also felt jilted at the end becaus...more
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Jun 01, 2012
 
Spectacle
3.47
I really enjoyed this book and the characters stay with you after you are done. I also enjoyed a look back at those teenage years which are so awkward...more
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Jun 01, 2012
 
State of Wonder
3.83
Did not love this as much as other books by Ann but the story stayed with me long after I finished it and I think the book appealed to my sense of tra...more
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Jun 01, 2012
 
The Marriage Plot
3.40
I am giving this 3 stars because I had such high expectations because I love Virgin Suicides and Middlesex - I think if this was the first book I read...more
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Jun 01, 2012
 
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
3.59
Really enjoyed reading about my neighborhood in Portland. Would definitely recommend to others. But, it is a hard subject matter to really wrap your h...more
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Jun 01, 2012
 
Maine
3.31
Maybe it is because I love Maine or that I was going to visit Maine right after I read this but I really enjoyed this book.
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Jun 01, 2012
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.03
This book was incredible.
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Jun 01, 2012
 
Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age
4.01
For anyone who likes historical novels this is an excellent novel. As an attorney this book was of particular interest to me as it details a murder tr...more
Jan 11, 2008
Dec 15, 2007
 
Adventure Divas: Searching the Globe for Women Who Are Changing the World
3.45
This book is a little bit like Eat Pray Love but more of an outward journey instead of self introspection. This was one of my favorite books in 2006....more
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Dec 14, 2007
 
Love Monkey
3.18
A guy's answer to chick lit. It was a good quick read that offered some insights into one male's psych...it reminded me a bit of High Fidelity and Nic...more
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Dec 15, 2007
 
Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts
4.05
I enjoyed this book because it was funny and it also offers a glimpse into the socioeconomic conditions in post-community eastern bloc countries, some...more
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Dec 19, 2007
 
March
3.70
I think I liked this book so much because Little Women is one of my favorites and it was a nice twist to look at the characters and the war from this...more
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Dec 14, 2007
 
Atlas Shrugged
3.66
While I am not a fan of Objectivism of the underlying message here, I think it is a good exercise in seeing how the other half thinks...same for Fount...more
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Dec 14, 2007
 
What is the What
4.15
This was an excellent book, long but offers a fascinating look at Sudan and illuminates the problems that have plagued the country long before Darfur.
Jul 2007
Dec 10, 2007
 
A Prayer for the City
4.11
Fascinating look at the inner workings of a powerful man in a powerful place. If you don't love politics, etc maybe not the best book for you though.
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Dec 14, 2007
 
On Green Dolphin Street
3.46
I would give this book 2 stars (for some reason the computer is not letting me enter stars...). It is not as good as Birdsong or Charlotte Grey
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Dec 23, 2007
 
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
4.05
The chapter about Christmas and Santa brings tears to my eyes every time I read it bc I am laughing so hard. Thanks Baker!
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Dec 15, 2007
 
Truth and Beauty
3.92
For some reason this book really moved me - great story of friendship and really well written. Her best.
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Dec 14, 2007
 
Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany
3.86
You will want to go to Babbo after you read this. You will also want to eat Italian food all the time.
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Dec 14, 2007
 
Washington Goes to War: The Extraordinary Story of the Transformation of a City and a Nation
4.09
If you like politics (you will see from my book list that I do) it is very interesting.
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Dec 14, 2007
 
The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court
4.05
On older look at the US SCT but I really enjoyed it, anxious to read The Nine to compare.
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Dec 15, 2007
 
Memoirs of a Geisha
4.03
Interesting and the movie was good as well (it sort of got overlooked I felt).
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Dec 14, 2007
 
Special Topics in Calamity Physics
3.70
I really enjoyed this book, my only gripe is that it was a little on the long side.
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Dec 14, 2007
 
3.59
I didn't read it in large print (ha) but this is probably my fave Shreve book.
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Dec 14, 2007
 
The Emperor's Children
2.89
A good read but I was disappointed, maybe b/c I had such high expectations?
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Dec 14, 2007
 
My Losing Season: A Memoir
3.81
I think I liked this so much bc I am a sucker for college b-ball.
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Dec 14, 2007
 
The Other Boleyn Girl (The Tudor Court, #2)
4.02
Another good beach read - you just want to rip through it (te he).
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Dec 14, 2007
 
The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe)
4.20
Childhood classic. I think I have read this book at least 5 times.
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Dec 15, 2007
 
I am Charlotte Simmons
3.36
Sort of disturbing book. There is some truth to the characterizations.
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Dec 14, 2007
 
All's Fair: "Love, War and Running for President"
3.91
How are they married to each other? This gives you a bit of an idea.
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Dec 14, 2007
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