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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
Read this in one sitting on the train home. Became That Weird Girl Who Was Laughing Randomly For No Apparent Reason. (It's the dogs. Always the comics ...more
Nov 07, 2013
Nov 07, 2013
Vixen (Flappers, #1)
Here comes another YA series that could have strong crossover appeal, especially to fans of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars. Vixen is light and fl ...more
Jan 29, 2011
Jan 11, 2011
Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It
Five stars is not enough - how I want to give this book more! I loved the essays in this book - as a newbie Doctor Who fan, I learned more than I expe ...more
Mar 03, 2011
Feb 11, 2011
Fiber Gathering: Knit, Crochet, Spin, and Dye More than 20 Projects Inspired by America's Festivals
Wasn't impressed with the patterns; tried to include a bit of everything in their selection and the idea just didn't work out. As a compendium/coffee ...more
Jul 16, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
The Steampunk Bible
Although you can really learn what steampunk is by experiencing it (going to cons, reading steampunk literature) this book gives a great overview of i ...more
May 29, 2011
May 30, 2011
Luxe Knits: The Accessories: Couture Adornments to Knit & Crochet
Really glad I checked this out of the library, I wasn't really impressed with the patterns, probably because I'm not a luxury yarn person. The only pa ...more
Mar 26, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
Around the World in Knitted Socks: 26 Inspired Designs
Way too much colorwork for my taste. I like my socks to be portable (purse knitting), and colorwork doesn't allow you to do that easily. That being sa ...more
Jul 16, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
The Solitude of Prime Numbers
A quick (chapters aren't more than two or three pages until you get to the end) love story about two misguided souls. The metaphor of these two people ...more
Feb 07, 2011
Jan 21, 2011
The Reluctant Entertainer: Every Woman's Guide to Simple and Gracious Hospitality
Well written, focusing on cultivating a hospitable and gracious spirit as the key to entertaining, not the latest gadgets. The ideas and recipes sugge ...more
Sep 11, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
Knit. Sock. Love.
Great patterns, and very nice to see four people I know (including my cousin-in-law!) as test knitters. The only thing holding me back from the five s ...more
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
Stitch 'n Bitch Superstar Knitting: Go Beyond the Basics
Cute patterns (never thought I would be inspired to knit with beads, but after this book, I am) that reinforce the techniques taught in the book...but ...more
Apr 09, 2011
Apr 03, 2011
Vogue® Knitting Shawls & Wraps
Not a fan of the section of colorwork shawls, but I ended up copying five patterns from the book before returning it to the library.
Dec 08, 2012
Dec 22, 2012
A Knitter's Home Companion: A Heartwarming Collection of Stories, Patterns, and Recipes
Really wasn't impressed with this book. The projects weren't all that creative, and all used Lion Brand yarn. I love Lion Brand, but I also love varie ...more
Sep 04, 2011
Aug 06, 2011
Knit Your Own Royal Wedding
Such an adorable royal wedding souvenir - and a great stash buster for all that leftover yarn! I might just make Queen Elizabeth and her corgis for th ...more
Apr 09, 2011
Apr 03, 2011
The Atlas of New Librarianship
I don't think I will ever be fully "done" with this book - I am, however, done with the portions I had to read for the New Librarianship Master Class ...more
Aug 04, 2013
Jul 21, 2013
Felt a bit rushed at the end, like every little thing suddenly coming together. Still a good story, dealing with many relevant topics (homosexuality, ...more
Oct 04, 2013
Sep 22, 2013
The Sunday Philosophy Club (Sunday Philosophy Club, #1)
Well done. The various morality questions that come up throughout provide context to the story and introspection into one's own life. Rarely do I mark ...more
Feb 05, 2011
Oct 13, 2010
Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World
Read this book when you're having a bad self-esteem day. Leslie Simon will make you feel better by reminding you how awesome you are.
Oct 27, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
Full Frontal Feminism
The best thing about this book is the conversational tone - it makes feminism accessible while presenting concrete facts and statistics at the same ti ...more
Dec 08, 2013
Sep 22, 2013
"There Are Things I Want You to Know" about Stieg Larsson and Me
This book is short, but it's quality over quantity. It's written as if you're sitting in a cafe drinking coffee (COFFEE!) with Eva and spending a long ...more
Jan 05, 2012
Aug 11, 2011
Knitted Socks East and West: 30 Designs Inspired by Japanese Stitch Patterns
Gorgeous patterns. Good for people who are not fans of knitting from the toe up; all but two or three of the patterns are toe up socks. Definitely wan ...more
Apr 24, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #2)
I had high expectations for this book, as I loved the first one. But as I got through it, I realized that it was a really weak sequel to a wonderful s ...more
May 20, 2014
Mar 10, 2014
Large Print (Unshelved, #8)
Life in a public library is quite amusing. My favorite strips are the "conference tips." Funny because they're true.
Feb 05, 2011
Jan 11, 2011
The Little Prince
An absolutely beautiful story of a child and the lessons we can learn from them. Takeaway: look with your heart, not with your eyes.
Mar 23, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
American Gods
Wonderfully written, not something light you can read on the beach - more like a fine wine or cheese, it must be savored, digested and appreciated. I ...more
Jun 13, 2011
Oct 13, 2010
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
Much better than the second book - the pace was faster, though it did jump around to different POVs at times and included too much unnecessary detail. ...more
Jan 28, 2011
Aug 05, 2010
Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages
A must-read for every LIS student and librarian; Wright provides a concise but still thorough overview of information and its organization, pointing t ...more
Feb 15, 2011
Nov 07, 2010
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1)
I could not put this down. Seriously. You adults should not be reading Twilight, you should be reading this for your vampire fix. (Word of caution: Th ...more
Apr 10, 2011
Jun 29, 2010
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
Not bad. Slow at points but you won't want to put it down once you hit the last quarter of the story. A decent primer for those interested in steampun ...more
Jan 03, 2011
Aug 28, 2010
On the Beach
Thoroughly moving and better than either film adaptation.
Jul 15, 2010
Jun 16, 2010
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