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Endless Love
Holy crap! I could not believe how quickly I tore through this book. It's about 432 pages and I read most of it in a day and a half.

I wasn't sure wher
Apr 05, 2009
Apr 04, 2009
Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis
In 2008, I read over 30 books about bees for a project I was doing. My father told me about this newly released bee book, and I simply had to get my h ...more
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Feb 20, 2009
The Believers
A screwball, domestic family novel. Good writing, good characters but everyone was sort of screwed up. I actually would have liked this one more if it ...more
May 28, 2009
May 23, 2009
Hannah, I hope you're reading this. I read about your book in Quill and Quire, and got myself a copy for review. I really liked your collection. I tho ...more
Jan 27, 2009
Jan 27, 2009
I haven't read a book that has had such a physical effect on me in years. My entire body tensed up while reading the first few sections and I literall ...more
Jul 16, 2009
Jul 15, 2009
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Four and a half stars as I would have liked a little more of the resolution after the ending.

That said, I LOVED this book. It was very French and very
Jul 23, 2009
Jul 22, 2009
The Horse Boy: A Father's Quest to Heal His Son
I thought this book was simply fascinating. I heard about the movie before I knew there was a book. This book tells the story of a man and his autisti ...more
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May 05, 2009
Nineteen Minutes
I have really mixed feelings about this book. I read most of it in one day. I've fascinated by school shootings for numerous reasons- because of the t ...more
Mar 16, 2009
Mar 14, 2009
One Native Life
This was a collection of spiritual essays about some of the people, places and things that gave Richard Wagamese hope over the years. Wagamese was a p ...more
Jan 08, 2009
Jan 06, 2009
Floor Sample
I decided to read this book because Julia Cameron was involved with Scorsese (spelling) and I'm somewhat fascinated by him and his five marriages. He ...more
Feb 05, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
Half of a Yellow Sun
This book was both amazing and disturbing. It takes the reader into the 1960s Nigerian conflict by making the reader care deeply about several charact ...more
Jul 2009
Jun 27, 2009
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie
This is a book that I wish I could give a 4.5 star rating. I mentor a group of teen writers at the library and one of my teens had just finished this ...more
Mar 02, 2009
Mar 02, 2009
Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals
I don't think I liked this as much as Animals in Translation, but it was still a fascinating read. The chapter on cattle and the chapter on zoos prove ...more
Feb 13, 2009
Feb 10, 2009
The East, the West, and Sex: A History of Erotic Encounters
Richard Bernstein decides to investigate the West's interest and eroticization of the East. I liked some of the historical research that he did, and c ...more
Oct 26, 2009
Oct 21, 2009
How Sassy Changed My Life: A Love Letter to the Greatest Teen Magazine of All Time
Wow, did I love this book. I sat down and read it in one sitting. Until I picked this up, I never thought about how my favourite teen mag influenced m ...more
Jun 15, 2009
Jun 15, 2009
Four and a half starts.

I absolutely loved this book, but I think it was because I could really relate to the main character. Nine year old Phineas Wal
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Oct 11, 2009
Full disclosure- This book won a novel contest that I entered. This book completely kicked my novel's ass, but then my novel kinda sucks. It was my fi ...more
Jan 29, 2009
Jan 27, 2009
Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes
Mark Bittman is the author of the fabulous cookbooks "How to cook everything" and "How to Cook everything vegetarian". I am the owner of the vegetaria ...more
Feb 23, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
Sister Wife
One of the 2 books about polygamous societies that I've read this year. Celeste is a 15-year-old girl who falls in love with one of the guys in her po ...more
Oct 31, 2009
Oct 30, 2009
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
I listened to the audio classic version of this and would highly recommend it. Obama is a great reader and speaker and I felt I learned a lot from hea ...more
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Feb 20, 2009
Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Life
You know, I'm not sure if this is gauche or not, but I love Erica Jong. I love her fearlessness, her ability to talk about desire and her ability to t ...more
Jun 09, 2009
Jun 08, 2009
A Thousand Shades of Blue
This book had an interesting location that added a great dimension to the plot. Sixteen-year-old Rachel is conflicted when her family decides to sail ...more
Nov 04, 2009
Nov 03, 2009
What's Not to Love?: The Adventures of a Mildly Perverted Young Writer
I was at a party when a friend of a friend started talking about Jonathan Ames. I was intrigued, so I ordered this book from the library. And I found ...more
Jul 09, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-And What You Can Do About It
This book is a great companion or stand alone to Food Inc. It's a collection of essays about food issues and can be used to add to the info given in t ...more
Oct 15, 2009
Oct 13, 2009
The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
If I had my way, everyone in the world would have to go see "Food Inc" and then they would be handed a copy of David Kessler's "End of Overeating" as ...more
Jul 29, 2009
Jul 28, 2009
Lost on Planet China: The Strange and True Story of One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation, or How He Became Comfortable Eating Live Squid
Yes, we know. China is weird. It's hard to travel there. It's polluted, blah, blah, blah.

I wouldn't want to travel with J. Maarten Troost as I feel t
Jul 20, 2009
Jul 17, 2009
The Bishop's Man (The Cape Breton Trilogy #2)
This book was wonderfully different from what I was expecting. I was expecting a straight narrative about sexual abuse in one church or community. Ins ...more
Dec 14, 2009
Dec 12, 2009
Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China
Absolutely loved this book, which told the real-life story of several female migrant workers in China. Leslie Chang is able to use her skills as a jou ...more
Apr 2009
Mar 30, 2009
This book was included as one of the Naked and Read books from Bookslut. I seem to love this series and have been reading a lot of sexy books since th ...more
Jul 08, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
The Night of the Gun
I'm not sure why I am find addiction memoirs so enthralling. This one was no exception. David Carr was a cocaine addict who eventually became clean so ...more
Feb 28, 2009
Feb 27, 2009
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