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Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
In this non-fiction title by Nathaniel Philbrick, which won the National Book Award in 2oo6, we return to those American icons, the Pilgrims. Philbric ...more
Nov 2007
Jan 02, 2008
Naughts & Crosses (Noughts & Crosses, #1)
This is an interesting addition to young adult novels that deal with race as a primary issue. I think that Blackman has created an alternative world s ...more
Jun 02, 2009
Feb 25, 2009
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
I had expected this book would explain more about why people have an affinity for music and why (through psycho- or sociobiology) it's important to us ...more
Aug 20, 2009
Jul 02, 2008
Foxfire 2 (Hardcover) (Foxfire)
Really interesting. I like that they included diagrams and measurements when they were available. I also liked the mix of instructive or just interest ...more
Jan 13, 2013
Jan 13, 2013
Cautionary Verses
A predecessor to Shel Silverstein. The Cautionary Tales are the best part of the collection in my opinion. :) There are some illustrations that are of ...more
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 20, 2012
Voodoo Dreams: A Novel of Marie Laveau
This novel by Jewell Parker Rhodes is another excellent snapshot of life in New Orleans. This book takes place before the Civil War and paints a vivid ...more
May 2006
Jan 14, 2008
The God Delusion
I'm listening to this as an audiobook and so far I'm not real impressed. I guess I just don't think that atheists are that persecuted - at least not i ...more
Mar 18, 2009
Mar 06, 2008
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
I enjoy vampire romances - and other specimens of books with vampire characters. I like YA fiction. Just not this one - on either account. Blech. Bell ...more
Feb 17, 2009
May 28, 2008
The Annotated Brothers Grimm (Annotated Books)
The edition I read was The Annotated Brothers Grimm edited by Maria Tatar. I recall having an edition of Grimms' Fairy Tales as a kid, but I don't thi ...more
Oct 2005
Jan 04, 2008
Gone Girl
**spoiler alert** I'll admit I like how well thought out her plans were. Took her time and paid attention to the details. I think it's likely somethin ...more
Feb 09, 2015
Jan 24, 2015
Read This Next: 500 of the Best Books You'll Ever Read
Taking a look at this partially because I like books like this one. Also need some ideas for the Book Group for next year. I like the sometimes seriou ...more
Nov 18, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
A Room of One's Own / Three Guineas
I have wanted to read this non-fiction work by Virginia Woolf for about 10-15 years now, but finally just did it! I wish I'd read it earlier, as I thi ...more
Feb 2006
Jan 14, 2008
Vegetable Literacy: Cooking and Gardening with Twelve Families from the Edible Plant Kingdom
Excellent, excellent resource! I don't know that I'd make all the recipes, but some sound like I'll try them. The information on the different vegetab ...more
May 30, 2014
May 10, 2014
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
I don't know what I expected, but this is a great compliment to the book my husband's reading right now, "The End of Overeating." This one is about ho ...more
Aug 06, 2009
Jan 03, 2008
Un Lun Dun
Un Lun Dun is a place where all the broken bits of our London end up. Beware of its carnivorous giraffes and stay away from the dark, poisonous cloud ...more
Apr 20, 2008
Apr 11, 2008
Sense and Sensibility
The beginning was a little shaky, but now that the book is going, it's pretty good & up to par with her other writing. The further I go with it, t ...more
May 29, 2009
Jul 25, 2008
Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities
This book chronicles the treatment of a woman with multiple personality disorder & is the classic book that the movie was based on. Recommended fo ...more
Aug 2006
Jan 14, 2008
Boom! Voices of the Sixties Personal Reflections on the '60s and Today
It's really an interesting overview of what happened during the late 1960s & early 70s from the people who were the movers and shakers - or who ha ...more
Feb 25, 2008
Dec 28, 2007
Poison Study (Study, #1)
About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace--and risk assassinat ...more
Jun 19, 2008
Dec 28, 2007
The Betrayal of the Blood Lily (Pink Carnation, #6)
If you were discouraged by the sense that the series was petering out or becoming rote after the last couple of installments, this one picks up again. ...more
Feb 27, 2010
Jul 01, 2009
How do the lives of a murderer and inventor intersect? Partly the story of Guglielmo Marconi's invention of the wireless (radio) and partly the true c ...more
Jul 2007
Jan 02, 2008
Drawing Blood
Not a great work of literature by any means, just one of those books I really like. I've only read it all the way through once, but have picked it up ...more
Jan 1997
Jan 03, 2008
Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd
Mostly awesome, with only a couple that I thought were duds. Glad I wasn't *quite* such an outcast when I was in high school, though it's only in retr ...more
Mar 31, 2010
Nov 20, 2009
Memoirs of a Geisha
I'm "reading" this as an audiobook to try to keep up with the book club, but I like it so well so far and I think the *language* is important enough t ...more
Apr 25, 2009
Jan 28, 2009
Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
Excellent! Anyone who enjoyed the story "300" (either the movie or the graphic novel - or anyone who's interested from a historical perspective - shou ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 28, 2007
Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression
Very interesting look at the Depression and what it meant to those who lived through it, as well as the events & people who participated in bringi ...more
Feb 20, 2008
Dec 26, 2007
Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow's Big Changes
It was better before he got to topics that I know more about. Once he got to a few of those and I disagreed with his predictions, it made me doubt mos ...more
Aug 30, 2009
Apr 20, 2009
The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had
This would be especially useful to the homeschooling high school student or someone much more disciplined than I am about their post-conventional scho ...more
Mar 2007
Dec 28, 2007
You Can Never Find a Rickshaw When It Monsoons: The World on One Cartoon a Day
Highly entertaining - both the cartoons and Willems' current commentary on his trip in the early 1990s. A great quick read and tour of much of the wor ...more
Aug 26, 2009
May 29, 2009
The Logic of Scientific Discovery
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Jul 12, 2013
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