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Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
A really good book. I thought the parts he wrote about women were very interesting too. As a woman I can say that I thought his ideas were very valuab ...more
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May 15, 2007
Out of the Saltshaker
This is by far the best book I have read about being a Christian, being comfortable with your humanity, and in turn sharing the message of Jesus with ...more
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May 15, 2007
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
This was a really good book. The plot was so fun and moved really fast. I had to take one star away because near the end Pullman starts to get into mo ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 12, 2007
The Happiest Toddler on the Block: How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise a Patient, Respectful, and Cooperative One- to Four-Year-Old
I really liked this book. I think he does a good job at giving parents ideas and tools and a healthy mindset they can use to help guide their children ...more
Aug 2010
Aug 21, 2010
Free Food for Millionaires
I found this book very enjoyable to read; it was hard for me to put down. This is the first novel I've read about Asian American characters that I fel ...more
Feb 2008
Aug 06, 2007
The Abstinence Teacher
I had to return this book to the library before I was done because I didn't realize is was one of those "7 day" checkouts. Anyway, I thought the book ...more
Dec 30, 2008
Sep 16, 2008
The Five Love Languages Gift Edition: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
I must admit that I was very reluctant to read this at first because I was too proud to read something that seemed so cheesy, mainstream Christian. I ...more
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May 17, 2007
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
If this book was fiction, I'd think it was pretty funny. She is definitely a character. The fact that it's a true story makes it kind of sad.
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Nov 26, 2011
Listening Hearts: Discerning Call in Community
Had some interesting/good thoughts, but it was way too abstract for me. It was like reading someone's semi-organized train of thought.
Feb 2009
Feb 24, 2009
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food
Who knew Chinese food was so interesting and influential? This book is probably more like 4.5 stars. For me the book started off a little slow, but on ...more
Aug 05, 2008
Apr 03, 2008
Mrs. Kimble
I really enjoyed this book. I really loved the concept of the book - that you learn about this character, Ken Kimble, through the experiences of the t ...more
Sep 14, 2008
Sep 08, 2008
In the Walled Gardens
It was okay I guess. It's set in Iran about a society that eventually got wiped away with the revolution. I guess it was interesting in the sense of l ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 25, 2007
Belong to Me
Really enjoyed this book. Reading it felt like talking to a good friend.
May 23, 2010
May 22, 2010
The Last Letter from Your Lover
first half was 2 stars, second half was 4, averages to a 3.
May 12, 2015
May 12, 2015
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency  (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1)
Loved this book! Smart and fun. I'm going to read the whole series!
Feb 2011
Mar 27, 2011
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
this one dragged on a little bit, but i still love this series!!!
Dec 30, 2010
Dec 30, 2010
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
i love this series!!!
Dec 26, 2010
Dec 30, 2010
The Cookbook Collector
3.5 stars. This book caught my eye because one of the sisters lives in Berkeley and the other lives in Mountain View so I thought it would be fun to r ...more
Nov 24, 2010
Nov 25, 2010
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
Not as good as the first book, but it's the continuation of the story. Unlike the first book, it didn't really have a compelling mini-plot to make the ...more
Dec 28, 2007
Nov 28, 2007
I've only read the first couple chapters or so...but I'm finding it pretty disappointing. I bought it in the airport and thought it would be witty and ...more
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May 15, 2007
For some reason I enjoyed getting through the book, but it was utterly unsatisfying at the end simply because the main character is so unlikeable. I c ...more
Aug 2008
Jan 27, 2008
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
Kinda cheesy, but also kind of uplifting.
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Jul 12, 2011
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
This book started off more promising than the second book and definitely kept my attention through the middle, but the last 100-150 pages seriously su ...more
Feb 2008
Nov 28, 2007
Beyond Racial Gridlock: Embracing Mutual Responsibility
Not entirely done with the book yet, but definitely a necessary read for any Christian concerned with race issues (which should be everyone!). The wri ...more
Nov 20, 2007
May 15, 2007
The Enzyme Factor
Very interesting and informative about health and diet. I am intimidated, yet intrigued. I don't think I could do this on my own, maybe if some friend ...more
Sep 04, 2010
Aug 25, 2010
Not a Genuine Black Man: Or, How I Claimed My Piece of Ground in the Lily-White Suburbs
Funny, heartbreaking, and honest. A very well written racial autobiography with an interesting racial history of the East Bay. I found this book a qui ...more
Mar 2009
Feb 24, 2009
Mao's Last Dancer
I didn't give it 5 stars because, honestly, I thought the writer was too bright-eyed and not cynical enough about his situation. It made his life soun ...more
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May 15, 2007
The Jesus I Never Knew
I really appreciated this new perspective on Jesus' perspective, especially the parts about how his Jewish culture affected him. As a person of color, ...more
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May 15, 2007
Being White: Finding Our Place in a Multiethnic World
I liked this book a lot, even though I'm not white. I think it had some very relatable examples of how the dominant white culture of the U.S. affects ...more
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May 15, 2007
The Secret Life of Bees
This was one of the best books I've read in a long time from many different angles. Great writing, interesting plot, emotionally engaging, and plenty ...more
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May 15, 2007
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