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What's the Economy For, Anyway?: Why It's Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness
4.08
Holy crap. This book isn't just a throw down about how crummy our live's are in America when considering economics, it also a verifiable lesson in pol ...more
Mar 25, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
 
Infidel
4.18
Wow. The book was fascinating. I can understand why lots of people, western Muslims especially, would be unable to read tis book. However, her book is ...more
May 31, 2012
Jun 01, 2012
 
Real Food: What to Eat and Why
4.03
Fascinating. Although I feel like I've learned more than I've ever wanted about saturated, unsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats and cholesterol, I ha ...more
Sep 02, 2012
Sep 02, 2012
 
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
3.91
Overall, a fascinating book about how Dr. Snow and the curate WHitehead solved the transmission lines of cholera in London in the mid-nineteenth centu ...more
Jun 07, 2012
Jun 07, 2012
 
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
3.95
ok, this book took he whole summer to read between trips to the UP and home, and then dragging home to finish the last 50 pages. BUT, this piecemeal a ...more
Sep 23, 2012
Sep 02, 2012
 
The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke
3.84
The overall tone of this book was a bit heavy handed against the ideas of Americans spending more money than they make (subject of Juliet Schor's book ...more
Apr 28, 2012
May 03, 2012
 
No Impact Man
3.71
Irony: I loaned from the library and liked it so much I bought a copy! Egads - consumption! Anyway, although I think his experiment would have been a ...more
Jan 2011
Sep 14, 2011
 
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
4.01
This book is chewy, not because the writing is too scholarly, but because the material is so fascinating and novel compared to what I was taught in sc ...more
Apr 04, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
 
The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education
4.07
Took a little bit to get into (as in DRY), but once I hit the chapter on No Child Left Behind, I was hooked. The book is FASCINATING. More parents, le ...more
Mar 08, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
 
Indignation
3.64
He apparently is a big wig in American Lit...I wasn't wowed, but a decent fast story. It is a lesson however in that sometimes you need to bend even i ...more
Dec 30, 2008
Jan 04, 2009
 
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
3.69
Sister sent this book north, so read on a business trip. Although it was a fast read, and I thought the author did a fine job twisting history and kee ...more
Aug 12, 2011
Mar 13, 2012
 
Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
4.14
A bit dry reading and some parts of the book repetitive in how they structured it, but the message is wonderful. Took the culling advice to heart and ...more
Nov 2010
Sep 14, 2011
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
Very satisfied with the closure of this book. The human spirit can be so damaged, but carry on in the end. Society can be so cruel, but there is love. ...more
Aug 2010
Sep 14, 2011
 
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
4.00
Wow. I don't often come across a book that makes me wish I was keeping notes. Very cerebral in keeping track of what's going on. I actually found myse ...more
Mar 29, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.31
Wow. So many layers to this book. I want to take a college lit course just to write papers on this trilogy. And have late night discussions on politic ...more
Jul 2010
Sep 14, 2011
 
Hundred Dollar Holiday: The Case For A More Joyful Christmas
3.66
Someday I'll get around to explaining to people why I handmade their gift - when I have the time to do it anyway! Regardless of when, I do like the th ...more
Sep 2009
Sep 14, 2011
 
Not a Box
4.29
OK...great graphic design: paper selection, use of color, etc. But the story itself is kinda "m'eh". There is no story really, and yes I get it that b ...more
Jan 02, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
 
The Danger Box
3.53
Loved that is occurs in a SW Michigan town. Also like that this isn't a perfect character. He's not handsome, athletic, or popular. I like the mystery ...more
Dec 2010
Sep 14, 2011
 
Arnie the Doughnut
4.19
Absolute hoot. She's a Michigan author with crazy sense of humor. Arnie wears safety goggles to get his sprinkles. There are some very funny things in ...more
Dec 25, 2008
Jan 04, 2009
 
The Way Back Home (The Boy, #3)
4.14
Illustrations are great, I like the silliness of the plane being in the closet, rope to the moon, etc. - often exactly how a child thinks. And a great ...more
Dec 20, 2008
Jan 04, 2009
 
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Calpurnia Tate, #1)
3.94
Garrett told me to read a book, and so I did. And I read it in one evening. Very engaging story about the turn of the century, expectations for women, ...more
Apr 2011
Sep 14, 2011
 
365 Penguins
4.04
Good introduction to math, a little environmental message, great illustrations, and a little "where's Chilly". Simple story, but lots to look at and t ...more
Dec 24, 2008
Jan 04, 2009
 
NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
4.03
I'm not a huge parent manual reader - but this is great social science. Love the debunking of some parenting paradigms. Honesty is taught, kids are NO ...more
Jul 2010
Sep 14, 2011
 
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
3.95
fascinating read. well written - easy to read. not to full of science, but the studies and research is captivating. I do appreciate that as you read t ...more
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
 
Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)
3.57
How vapid a life!!!! As tempted as I am by bookstores, craft stores, fabric stores, grocery/kitchen stores, I feel as though I at least have a life be ...more
Jan 04, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.40
Wow. So many layers to this book. I want to take a college lit course just to write papers on this trilogy. And have late night discussions on politic ...more
May 2010
Sep 14, 2011
 
The Dot
4.33
Children can draw. Adults can draw. Get the pen out and do it. Bring creativity back into your life for goodness sakes and don't be afraid. Look what ...more
Dec 30, 2008
Jan 04, 2009
 
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
3.63
By the time I finished this book, it made me even more angry at the American approach to Iraq and Afghanistan. We are idiots. We are liars. We are are ...more
Dec 23, 2008
Oct 10, 2008
 
Just Do It: How One Couple Turned Off the TV and Turned On Their Sex Lives for 101 Days (No Excuses!)
3.36
Wow. Many many funny things here since fodder for our own intimate lives. But also the lesson that couples really do need to make an effort to spend q ...more
Jan 04, 2009
Dec 03, 2008
 
Sushi for Beginners
3.66
Better than Shopaholic...real character I can relate to better than Becky. Just as easy and fluffy, but more tongue in cheek and funny.
Jan 04, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
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