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The Pox Party (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation #1)
3.49
liked it
Octavian is being raised by a group of philosophers as part of an experiment to determine the intellectual capabilities of African Americans. Within t ...more
Mar 20, 2012
Feb 04, 2012
 
Mutant Message Down Under
3.79
liked it
I couldn't decide whether to mark this book as fiction or nonfiction. The author said she based the book on her experiences, but is writing it as fict ...more
Jun 15, 2008
Jun 15, 2008
 
Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights
4.22
really liked it
Our economy over time is like a Monopoly game where everyone starts out with nothing and with a little luck and some money, players pick up some small ...more
Jun 19, 2011
Apr 15, 2011
 
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook
4.48
it was amazing
Child psychiatrist Bruce D. Perry wrote this book as a series of case histories with some overlap between cases. The cases and their treatments are wr ...more
May 25, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
 
Among the Hidden (Shadow Children, #1)
3.97
really liked it
Luke is one of the shadow children in a dystopian society that allows for only two children per family. Because Luke is a third child, he is unable to ...more
Oct 29, 2012
Jul 10, 2012
 
The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality
3.52
really liked it
While this book does contain some information about Obama that is inconsequential, such as his father's alcohol problem and Obama's secret smoking, it ...more
Oct 12, 2008
Oct 12, 2008
 
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
3.80
it was ok
"Flavia de Luce is not your typical 11 year old..."

OK, I'm fine with that.

"...in 1950s Britain… "

Sounds interesting!

"...the youngest daughter of a dea
...more
May 19, 2011
Feb 02, 2011
 
The Lovely Bones
3.77
liked it
It's interesting that people either loved this book or really hated it. I'm in the middle.
What's good about this book? It is easy to read and interest
...more
Jul 2008
Jul 14, 2008
 
Killing Jesus: A History
3.89
really liked it
Best known for his opinion show on Fox News, Bill O'Reilly has written 3 books about the life and death of famous people. I liked this one the best.

Bi
...more
Mar 26, 2014
Feb 01, 2014
 
Red and Me: My Coach, My Lifelong Friend
4.09
really liked it
I love coaching basketball; even at the low level of church rec ball for teenage girls--it's just fun. I found out my coaching style has some similari ...more
Apr 03, 2012
Feb 04, 2012
 
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
3.94
really liked it
What motivates people?

Daniel Pink takes a real close look at what business and society has always thought about motivation. He throws away the carrot
...more
Apr 14, 2013
Feb 04, 2012
 
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
4.25
liked it
This book shows the recent market crash from the viewpoint of 3 men deeply involved in the financial markets. This book was informative and I would ha ...more
Jul 23, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
 
Learn, Work, Lead- Things Your Mentor Won't Tell You
4.00
it was amazing
Life may not come with an instruction manual, but this book will help you to negotiate the part of life you spend working. This is the handbook that w ...more
Oct 07, 2014
Aug 17, 2014
 
Lab Manual for General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry
3.25
it was ok
A $90 lab book that is meant to be written in? Are you kidding me? I didn't write in it and I will be selling it in near perfect condition.

The labs th
...more
Dec 06, 2013
Aug 25, 2013
 
The Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Math
4.10
really liked it
I would strongly recommend this book for home school kids as a reference. It should take you through the average middle school track and some algebra ...more
Nov 07, 2011
Oct 21, 2011
 
The Overton Window (Overton Window, #1)
3.52
liked it
Noah, rich young guy, meets Molly, a very attractive Tea Party Patriot type. Molly and her friends are hot on the trail of a group seeking a "One Worl ...more
not set
Aug 18, 2010
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.95
I didn't get far with this audiobook. I thought the author had an interesting and believable way of approaching time travel. Too often when I read a b ...more
Jun 10, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
 
The Official SAT Study Guide
3.68
it was amazing
This book contains some common sense advice about how to prepare for this test that I would recommend to all who are planning to take the test soon. T ...more
Jan 25, 2011
Jan 15, 2011
 
Flight Behavior
3.75
really liked it
Dellarobia Turnbow can't seem to find happiness in her young adult life. She is bright and searching for more than her bad decisions have brought her. ...more
Mar 19, 2013
Jan 06, 2013
 
Five Miles Away, A World Apart: One City, Two Schools, and the Story of Educational Opportunity in Modern America
4.04
really liked it
James E. Ryan crunches statistics from studies and compares the educational opportunities at two vastly different schools only 5 miles apart in centra ...more
Mar 06, 2014
Oct 02, 2011
 
The Idle Parent: Why Laid-Back Parents Raise Happier and Healthier Kids
3.70
it was ok
Tom Hodgkinson has written 2 other books, The Freedom Manifesto and How to be Idle. I have read neither of these books, but I have read The Idle Paren ...more
Feb 2013
Sep 15, 2011
 
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
3.89
liked it
3.5
This book gives the history of the periodic table and the elements, but not in a boring textbook historical way.
You may be temporarily transported
...more
Mar 2012
Dec 18, 2011
 
Girl in Translation
3.96
really liked it
Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn, and begin work in a Chinatown sweatshop. Although very bright,Kimberly has difficul ...more
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 09, 2011
 
Christmas with Tucker
4.19
really liked it
I ripped the audiobook to my computer last winter, but didn't have time to listen to it until recently. This book would be excellent to listen to as a ...more
May 05, 2011
Jan 02, 2011
 
Them: Adventures with Extremists
3.94
really liked it
The first 100 pages of this unusual book about unusual people deserves 5 stars. The first chapter really had me laughing which does seem odd because i ...more
Oct 30, 2008
Mar 26, 2008
 
George and Martha
4.15
it was amazing
This book has 5 short stories that have a good message that kids and adults need to be reminded of in a funny way. Each story features George and Mart ...more
Dec 23, 2011
Jan 01, 2011
 
The Racketeer
3.78
really liked it
Malcolm Bannister, an African American small time lawyer, takes on a client that is involved in an illegal money making scheme. Unaware of the client' ...more
Apr 14, 2013
Jan 06, 2013
 
Barron's AP Biology [With CDROM]
3.75
really liked it
I have slain one of my high school dragons.

I hated biology. It was not easy like English or fun like math, and I did not want to put any effort into
...more
Dec 11, 2011
Oct 11, 2011
 
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe
3.69
really liked it
In the 1990's the women of Afghanistan were experiencing the freedom to pursue an education and a career until the Taliban seized control of Kabul. Th ...more
Apr 18, 2013
Jan 23, 2012
 
You Know When the Men Are Gone
3.70
really liked it
I generally don't like short stories because they always seem too short and usually there is only 1 good story out of the strange mishmash of short st ...more
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 19, 2011
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