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The Lazy Environmentalist on a Budget: Save Time. Save Money. Save the Planet.
3.14
Shop, shop, shop, shop. I expect this from a consumer magazine but not from a book.
Aug 29, 2010
Aug 11, 2010
 
Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)
4.31
I loved this book and it's predecessor Outlander. This book, as with many sequels, takes the characters out into the larger world. I loved the small-s ...more
Jan 27, 2008
Jan 19, 2008
 
Organic Housekeeping: In Which the Nontoxic Avenger Shows You How to Improve Your Health and That of Your Family, While You Save Time, Money, And, Perhaps, Your Sanity
3.90
**spoiler alert** I haven’t finished this book yet but I’m not sure I ever will. I borrowed it from a friend thinking that it would be a book full of ...more
Jul 13, 2010
Jul 13, 2010
 
Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods
4.37
A great resource for food preservation and self-sufficiency. I like the tips for yogurt and the ginger beer recipe.
Aug 05, 2010
Aug 11, 2010
 
Alien Proliferation (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #4)
4.16
As the mother of small children there were several chapters here where I wanted to throw the book across the room for extreme implausibility. Kitty ga ...more
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Jun 23, 2012
 
Libriomancer (Magic Ex Libris, #1)
3.83
Ah, this is one of those lovely books that you both want to devour in a single sitting and make it last a good long time. Not only is it a lot of fun, ...more
not set
Aug 25, 2013
 
Midnight Riot (Peter Grant, #1)
3.91
A nice solid urban fantasy mystery, with intelligent characters and a rich background. The author really did his homework, which allows for great deta ...more
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Mar 16, 2011
 
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
3.91
When I'm on vacation I love to read light, humorous nonfiction. Packing For Mars was absolutely perfect for this. Several family members read it after ...more
not set
Jun 17, 2012
 
Wizard's Bane (Wiz, #1)
3.82
A really fun little book written in the common "what if a modern American were transported to a fantasy setting?" motif. If you have any experience wi ...more
not set
Aug 29, 2010
 
People of the Book
3.97
A really fascinating read, I had to pry it away from my father-in-law when I was 1/3 of the way through. "Are you sure you wouldn't rather read The Da ...more
Dec 2007
Jan 07, 2008
 
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
4.16
This book changed my life. I know that's a terrible cliche, but it completely changed the way I view food and agriculture. I was raised to always buy ...more
Feb 2007
Jan 08, 2008
 
Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #3)
4.15
Total brain candy, not a book I would re-read, but fun all the same. This was as close as I could get to the beginning of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hun ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 07, 2008
 
American Gods
4.10
I try to re-read American Gods every winter, just when the gloom of February is too much. This is the landscape in which American Gods is set; it's mu ...more
Jan 2004
Jan 07, 2008
 
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
4.26
This is one of the few books I go back to again and again. It's uproariously funny, has a nice sense of irony, good puzzles, and characters you care a ...more
Jan 1998
Jan 07, 2008
 
Fangs for the Memories (Young Brothers, #1)
3.78
Delicious brain-candy I couldn't put this fluffy novel down. It's very very sexy, but amusing enough that I'll probably read the rest of the series. W ...more
not set
Oct 30, 2008
 
Vampire Cabbie
3.22
I picked this book up because it was by a local author. It turned out to be pretty good! The author used to (still does?) drive a cab, and this book h ...more
Dec 2007
Jan 07, 2008
 
Cat of the Century (Mrs. Murphy, #18)
3.51
I usually enjoy Rita Mae Brown's cozy mysteries, but not this one. The mystery plot is fine, but the author keeps going off on Tea Party-esque rants. ...more
Jun 23, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
 
House Thinking: A Room-by-Room Look at How We Live
3.50
Recommended to me by a librarian friend, this is a fascinating book. Read it before your next redecorating or renovation project. The author works her ...more
Jun 10, 2008
Apr 03, 2008
 
Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men
3.65
An interesting sociological/anthropological study of young men 15-25. But it's very easy to say "I don't know anyone like that". I'm not sure if the a ...more
Nov 11, 2008
Nov 11, 2008
 
Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary
4.47
Not so small that you need a magnifying glass, this little Torah commentary is a good size for travel. I use it in preparing to read Torah in public, ...more
Oct 2004
Jan 08, 2008
 
Island in the Sea of Time (Nantucket, #1)
4.00
I re-read this book on a regular basis. It was my go-to in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, as an example of modern society surviving in the absenc ...more
not set
Apr 03, 2008
 
Touched by an Alien (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #1)
3.74
It's hard to put this book down! Everything happens quickly and the chapters are short. Before you know it you are halfway through and need to know wh ...more
not set
Mar 29, 2011
 
The Art of Torah Cantillation: A Step-By-Step Guide to Chanting Torah [With CD]
4.31
I couldn't chant Torah without this text. Four years after taking the class I still refer back to it and the accompanying CD for unfamiliar trope.
Jul 2004
Jan 08, 2008
 
Easy Homemade: Homemade Pantry Staples for the Busy Modern Family
3.87
My all time favorite chocolate syrup recipe is from this book. It is so good, so easy, and meets my criteria of only containing ingredients I understa ...more
not set
Feb 19, 2013
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.92
A gripping book. At times I wanted to put it down because I didn't like how a character was behaving, at other times I was in tears. Go read it!
Jan 2006
Jan 07, 2008
 
Joy of Cooking
4.14
I don't cook from Joy very often, but I always reach for it for basic advice like "How hot an oven do I need for roasting a chicken?".
Jan 1999
Jan 07, 2008
 
Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss--And the Myths and Realities of Dieting
3.78
This wasn't quite what I expected. It's a report of a university trial of the Atkins Diet versus a standardized diet.
Jun 10, 2008
Apr 03, 2008
 
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
4.15
A truly engrossing read. Very worth it! No sooner had I finished than I went to the library for the next two in the series.
Jan 2008
Jan 19, 2008
 
Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control and Pregnancy Achievement
4.47
What Our Bodies, Ourselves was to our mothers; a thinking woman's guide to her reproductive system.
Jan 2003
Jan 07, 2008
 
The Quilter's Apprentice (Elm Creek Quilts, #1)
3.90
A lovely 2-hour book. I finished this one with tears in my eyes and wanting to read the next one!
not set
Nov 13, 2008
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