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I started Bluets on the train the other week, or at least that's how I remember it. Where was I going that taking the train was the best option? I don...more
Oct 14, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
Opting In: Having a Child Without Losing Yourself
Really enjoyed this, though I would say that it's more about feminism than about motherhood/parenting. I particularly appreciated the discussions of o...more
Jan 27, 2014
Apr 27, 2010
Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America
The back jacket describes Candyfreak as 'hilarious' - I think that's a bit of a stretch. Like Not That You Asked, I found Candyfreak a quick and enjoy...more
Aug 25, 2010
Aug 12, 2010
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
As a runner, it may seem strange that this is the first book I've read about running - or perhaps not, as running is a thing you can do, and do well,...more
Jan 31, 2013
Oct 12, 2010
A Game of Thrones
May 15, 2014
May 06, 2014
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
It took me a little while to really get what this book was about. Once I realized it was about how we make things rather than how we can responsibly c...more
Jul 20, 2008
Jul 15, 2008
Expecting Better: How to Fight the Pregnancy Establishment with Facts
This book should be REQUIRED READING for any expecting parents, but will be of most interest to those who are at least a little skeptical of the advic...more
Aug 07, 2014
Sep 11, 2013
The Partly Cloudy Patriot
I picked this one up from BookMooch after hearing one of the stories on This American Life last fall (or maybe earlier this year?). I can't ever decid...more
Oct 15, 2008
Oct 07, 2008
Generation A
I wouldn't consider this Coupland's best, but I was drawn in immediately and stayed up past my bedtime several nights in a row in order to finish. It'...more
Feb 16, 2010
Feb 11, 2010
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World
A thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking book - one that I'd intended to pick up since hearing it discussed on NPR nearly two years ago.

The premis...more
Sep 20, 2013
Jun 27, 2010
Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-scale Web Sites
I'm on the team responsible for a major website redesign at our library, and my particular area of responsibility is the content and organization of t...more
Nov 21, 2007
Oct 13, 2007
Jamie at Home: Cook Your Way to the Good Life
I absolutely love Jamie at Home, so was really excited when I saw that a cookbook was coming out. The show is focused on single, seasonal ingredients...more
Jan 2008
Dec 18, 2008
Moonlight Chronicles
I'm not sure how to classify this. It's kind of travel writing, mostly memoir with illustrations and photos. Kind of like Carnet de Voyage but more fo...more
Apr 25, 2010
Apr 26, 2010
For the Love of Books
From my blog:

I'm really enjoying the informality - the way each contributor has his or her own voice - how we find out not only the works that are sup...more
Feb 2004
Oct 21, 2010
Picasso's War
From my blog:

I'm reading Picasso's War. It is so good - just the sort of thing I need to keep the old grey matter going. I can't - I just can't believ...more
Jun 06, 2003
Oct 21, 2010
The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market Cookbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Impeccable Produce Plus 130 Seasonal Recipes
The Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market was probably the highlight of my trip to San Francisco this past fall. I'm a market devotee - but the range and qualit...more
Mar 20, 2009
Mar 18, 2009
Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon
Review from my blog:

I started and finished Fugitives & Refugees, thus ending my resolve to not read any more Chuck books this week. Yes, we're on...more
Sep 05, 2003
Oct 14, 2010
French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters
Nicolas downloaded a whole bundle of parenting books for the Kindle, and I've been burning through one a week on the stationery bike at the gym. Not s...more
Jul 29, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
Jennifer Love Hewitt Times Infinity
I've been a fan of Kevin Fanning's writing since the early 2000s, when I stumbled across his website through a chain of links that is too hard to recr...more
Mar 14, 2010
Feb 24, 2010
Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture
Wow, this book made me feel bad about the fact that I was reading it while reclining in my IKEA bed. Though others have pointed to problems in copyedi...more
Oct 08, 2009
Oct 07, 2009
Systems Analysis and Design Methods
Borrowed from the Kresge professional development collection and skimmed for useful content for LIS490TEL's week on systems analysis and design. My im...more
Feb 25, 2011
Feb 25, 2011
Consuming Passions: A Food-Obsessed Life
This book is one of my all-time favorites. I love travel writing, and I love food writing, and this book combines some of the best of both. There are...more
Jun 21, 2002
Jul 16, 2007
Jitterbug Perfume
I read Jitterbug Perfume in the wee hours of the morning, July 1997, while on a youth group trip to DC. I have a hard time picking a favorite Tom Robb...more
Jul 1997
Mar 30, 2009
The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower #7)
The final volume of The Dark Tower sequence was everything a dedicated reader would expect. Compelling. Exciting. Exhausting. Frustrating. Unsatisfyin...more
Nov 24, 2004
Nov 18, 2010
The White Queen (The Cousins' War #1)
I know that one should not apologize for one's reading habits - but I always feel slightly guilty when I get lost in this type of book - historical fi...more
Oct 25, 2010
Oct 19, 2010
Honestly, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book - Emily's pick for our book club for June 2011.

I'm not normally drawn to this genre, but fou...more
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier
I read Alexandra Fuller's first memoir, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood several years ago and found it to be an interesting w...more
Jun 17, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
One Nation Under Sex: How the Private Lives of Presidents, First Ladies and Their Lovers Changed the Course of American History
Thoroughly enjoyed this thoughtful and only occasionally salacious history of political sex scandals dating all the way back to Ben Franklin, Thomas J...more
Jun 12, 2011
Jun 02, 2011
What to Eat
I have a tremendous amount of respect for Marion Nestle, and I think I'd like to own this book primarily because while it's jam-packed full of interes...more
Jan 2007
Oct 24, 2008
The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony
This book came out about the time that I got getting married for the first time, and I remember hearing about it on NPR and thinking smugly - that's n...more
Jun 22, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
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