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True Love (Nantucket Brides Trilogy, #1)
3.89
I read the NetGalley ARC of the novel.
Jude Deveraux’s most popular novels are the ones about the Montgomery and Taggert families. Sadly, the last one
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Mar 22, 2013
Mar 27, 2013
 
A Little History of Science
3.57
I love books that look at the history of ideas and was quite disappointed by the old-fashioned, timeline minus analysis approach of this book. The lac ...more
Dec 23, 2012
Dec 23, 2012
 
The Book of Why
3.32
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I loved this book! I will definitely be reading Montemarano’s other books.

Before the story begins:
Eric Newborn, was once a best-sel
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May 21, 2013
May 26, 2013
 
Jo Joe
4.33
The novel is powerful, intentionally small in scope – it’s about the circumstances that have made Judith (Jo) who she is. This book would be a good ch ...more
May 04, 2013
May 05, 2013
 
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
3.95
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us is a very important book. It tells the story of how the food industry makes and markets food that people ...more
May 04, 2013
May 09, 2013
 
Jack Strong
3.88
Read ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for a review.

Jack Strong is Walter Mosley’s latest science fiction/fantasy offering. It is a shorter piece,
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May 31, 2014
Jun 04, 2014
 
Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
4.07
I read the NetGalley ARC of this book. Being a New Jersey native who has been away for many years, I felt compelled to find out what happened in Toms ...more
Mar 17, 2013
Mar 27, 2013
 
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
4.01
This is a well-written and well-researched popular nonfiction book that I found hard to put down. A minor qiuibble -- Cain says that people are comple ...more
Dec 20, 2012
Dec 21, 2012
 
The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home
4.18
Review based on NetGalley ARC.

Like many great meals, the Artisan Jewish Deli at Home by Nick Zukin and Michael Zusman was obviously made with love. In
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May 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
 
Anthology I: The Other Side
3.36
Disclosure: The author of this anthology invited me to review this collection of short fiction. Instead of describing the book as falling into the sci ...more
Aug 23, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
 
Rose Harbor in Bloom (Rose Harbor, #2)
4.00
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This is the second book in the Rose Harbor series, set in Cedar Grove, the fictional town that is the setting of many of Macom
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May 12, 2013
May 26, 2013
 
A Short History of Memory
2.25
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A Short History of Memory is a strange, confused, meandering book. There is a mix of philosophical themes and ideas from science th
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Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
 
Wal-Mart Wars: Moral Populism in the Twenty-First Century
3.88
This book was a bit confounding. The author did her homework—she amassed tons of information about what the friends and foes of Wal-Mart are saying ab ...more
Jan 13, 2013
Jan 13, 2013
 
The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti
3.92
The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti is a wonderful survey of more than 100 active street artists from 25 countries. The book describes the deve ...more
Jul 19, 2013
Jul 19, 2013
 
Theories of Truth: A Critical Introduction
4.16
This is the book I should have written! :)
Jan 1999
Jan 08, 2008
 
Philosophy in the Twentieth Century
3.92
My favorite logical positivist!
Jan 1998
Mar 21, 2008
 
Choice and Chance: An Introduction to Inductive Logic
3.40
Good introductory text
Oct 1997
Dec 30, 2007
 
The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster
3.68
There are several biographical sketches in this book, but central sketch is of Phiona Mutesi from Katwe, a slum in Kampala, Uganda. We learn of her li ...more
Jan 2013
Jan 01, 2013
 
Mimi
3.14
Sadly, I think I was not the right reader for this book. Frankly, I found the pacing slow, the level of snarkiness distracting from what was happening ...more
May 03, 2013
May 03, 2013
 
Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived
4.03
Last Ape Standing is a delightful, fascinating read – it’s written for those of us who love science but are not scientists. It’s the story of what is ...more
Dec 30, 2012
Dec 30, 2012
 
The Speed of Winter (Four Seasons Quintet, #1)
3.35
In the spirit of full disclosure, the author asked me to read this novela (74 pages). The Speed of Winter is the first of a quintet about what befalls ...more
Jul 22, 2012
Jul 24, 2012
 
Alligator Lake
4.11
There is much to like about this novel. There is the theme mother/daughter relationships. Then there is the very entrenched racial hatred of whites of ...more
Jun 30, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
 
Norse Greenland: A Controlled Experiment in Collapse--A Selection from Collapse (Penguin Tracks)
3.79
I am a huge fan of Diamond’s work. His books look at humans as animals that act and react in a physical world. Norse Greenland is one of the societies ...more
Mar 02, 2013
Mar 02, 2013
 
The Goldfinch
3.89
A sad and perfect novel ...

"And I add my own love to the history of people who have loved beautiful things, and looked out for them, and pulled them f
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Jan 06, 2014
Jan 06, 2014
 
Stacie Bakes: classic cakes and bakes for the thoroughly modern cook
4.00
This review is based on a Netgalley ARC.

This is a very accessible cookbook. The directions are clear, the cooking tips are helpful for the novice bake
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Aug 06, 2013
Sep 06, 2013
 
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
3.81
The book succeeded as a memoir of the author’s entry into and successes in the world of memory competitions. I found the historical, psychological, an ...more
Mar 15, 2013
Mar 15, 2013
 
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano
3.62
I was happy to see a Young Adult novel about East Harlem (El Barrio) during the time of the Young Lords efforts there. I was disappointed by the poor ...more
Oct 22, 2014
Oct 22, 2014
 
Washington Post Cookbook
4.19
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This is a very nice cookbook. It's beautifully photographed, there are lots of interesting recipes (including some regional special
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May 21, 2013
May 26, 2013
 
Turing: Pioneer of the Information Age
3.82
This is not a comprehensive intellectual biography of Alan Turing. Its focus narrower – it looks at the intersection of Turing’s ideas about computing ...more
Feb 12, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
 
Spin the Plate Short Story
2.79
This short story is a bit strange in that the romance piece seems grafted onto Jo's story. Other reviewers have described it well so I won't repeat an ...more
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
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