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Surviving the Dragon: A Recent History of Tibet Through the Looking Glass of a Tibetan Lama
3.96
I live in Bloomington, IN, where Arjia Rinpoche now runs the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center. I am forever grateful to the friend that nudg...more
Oct 2011
Oct 06, 2011
 
Lost Illusions (La Comédie Humaine)
4.15
I wish I could give this ten stars. Make sure to look for a good translation....I compared a couple of copies in the bookstore and the feel was quite...more
Mar 19, 2008
Feb 10, 2008
 
The One-Straw Revolution
4.35
I LOVE this book beyond words. A must-read for anyone that enjoys gardening, farming, philosophy, permaculture, free time, free thought....Revolutiona...more
Sep 2011
Sep 21, 2011
 
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
4.10
I will see her speak on Sunday....so I am reading as much as I can between now and then. So far, great, beautiful writing.
Mar 06, 2009
Feb 26, 2009
 
People of the River (North America's Forgotten Past, #4)
4.07
see my review of 'People of the Weeping Eye'
Aug 2011
Sep 21, 2011
 
The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle, #4)
4.02
This might go into my top ten list of sci-fi/fantasy novels.
Oct 2009
Oct 26, 2009
 
Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets
3.97
Institutional racism is widespread in this country. If you didn't already know that, you really need to read this book. If you thought you knew that,...more
Mar 28, 2008
Feb 10, 2008
 
Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability
4.06
Very thorough and readable. Permaculture seems like a cohesive, functional philosophy on how to live in the world, especially post-fossil-fuel. Lots o...more
May 2008
Apr 28, 2008
 
Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden: Agriculture of the Hidatsa Indians
4.02
Anthropologist Gilbert L. Wilson transcribed conversations with Buffalo Bird Woman, a Hidatsa American Indian woman from North Dakota. She was born ar...more
May 2008
May 24, 2008
 
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
4.16
This book went beyond my expectations. I snobbily put off reading this, thinking it would just re-hash what is already in other great books about fact...more
Jun 2008
May 24, 2008
 
Into the Forest
3.85
So, I give the story 5 stars, while the writing itself only warrants three stars. It is worth it to get past the sometimes poor characterizations, esp...more
Jul 2008
Jul 04, 2008
 
Half of a Yellow Sun
4.21
A really heart-wrenching story set in war-torn Biafra/Nigeria in the 60's. The characters are lovely, the story is compelling, and there is great hist...more
Jan 2007
Jan 25, 2008
 
The Earth Path: Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature
4.10
Wow, I loved this book. It was a nice surprise. Read it!
Jul 2009
Jun 25, 2009
 
The Televisionary Oracle
3.80
I probably should have read this one in my late teens, early 20's....when I was a Tom Robbins fanatic. The jury's still out, but I can't seem to force...more
Jul 04, 2011
Apr 21, 2011
 
Brave New World
3.92
I went ahead and gave this 5 stars because I was obsessed with this book in high school. It was my first time into this type of imagined, hellish, con...more
Jan 1989
Mar 01, 2008
 
Endgame, Vol. 1: The Problem of Civilization
4.12
pseudo-intellectual logic games. inefficient use of language (and logic, for that matter). digressions galore. ugh. i really had high hopes for this b...more
Jun 2009
Sep 13, 2008
 
What Is the What
4.15
One of my top 10 (maybe 5?) books of all time.
Mar 2010
Mar 14, 2010
 
PopCo
3.74
A wonderful and interesting story that gives great insight into the ways we are bombarded with marketing. Inspires subversiveness.
Jan 2005
Jan 24, 2008
 
Great Expectations
3.70
so far i am loving it. witty, and not as dreary as i'd expected.
Feb 10, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
Plant Spirit Medicine: The Healing Power of Plants
4.22
I love this book. I love that people are thinking like this.
Oct 2007
Feb 14, 2008
 
The Meat You Eat: How Corporate Farming Has Endangered America's Food Supply
3.75
A very up-to date look at factory farms...and the meat you eat.
Jan 2006
Feb 14, 2008
 
The Monkey Wrench Gang
4.08
I'll say it again, "I love you, Edward Abbey."
Jun 2009
Apr 25, 2009
 
Fieldwork
3.58
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Jan 2009
Feb 10, 2009
 
The Green Pharmacy
4.12
None
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Oct 25, 2008
 
Things Fall Apart and Related Readings (Literature Connections)
3.55
None
Feb 2009
Feb 02, 2009
 
From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey
4.04
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Feb 02, 2009
 
Opening Our Wild Hearts to the Healing Herbs
4.28
None
not set
Oct 25, 2008
 
The Help
4.44
None
Jun 2011
Feb 22, 2009
 
A City Herbal
3.83
None
not set
Oct 25, 2008
 
Buffalo Woman Comes Singing
4.09
None
May 2009
Apr 19, 2009
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