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Columbine
4.24
Headbutler.com posted a great review which echoes my thoughts:

"Read “Columbine” for the stunning reportage. Admire the heroism of students and teacher...more
not set
Apr 01, 2009
 
Call Me Ted
3.82
I've always been a fan of Ted Turner and now love him even more after reading CALL ME TED. It's a fascinating read and completely delivers.
not set
Nov 04, 2008
 
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
4.04
Who knew reading about a climb up Mount Everest would be such a nail-biter? Still recall this as a great read 10+ years later later.
not set
Aug 23, 2008
 
The Island
3.86
Is it possible to have a "crush" on a book? If yes, then I am infatuated with Elin's new book (coming in July 2010), THE ISLAND, set on Tuckernuck isl...more
May 30, 2010
May 19, 2010
 
Mrs. Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach
3.48
If you love narrative nonfiction, books about NY society, and family drama, this is for you. I can't stop thinking about this book. Author Meryl Gordo...more
Jan 2009
Jan 23, 2009
 
The Bone Garden
3.98
In October, I like to read books that have a "things that go bump in the night" theme.

To that end, I'll be adding a raft of classic Stephen King revi...more
Oct 10, 2008
Oct 13, 2008
 
Beyond the Homestretch: What I've Learned from Saving Racehorses
4.18
Lynn is a dear friend so it's hard to be unbiased when talking about her new book. I've had the privilege of visiting her ranch outside Austin, TX and...more
not set
Nov 16, 2009
 
Life After Life
3.72
Rich, mesmerizing, thought-provoking. A book that when you finish it, you think about the characters and scenes long after and want to discuss the sto...more
not set
Dec 04, 2012
 
Beautiful Day
3.71
Another perfectly wonderful read from incredibly talented storyteller, Elin Hilderbrand. Packed it for 4th of July holiday weekend and ripped through...more
not set
Jul 06, 2013
 
The Horse Boy: A Father's Quest to Heal His Son
3.98
A beautiful book. Bermudaonion's review: "...inspirational - it gave me a greater understanding of the struggles that families of autistic children fa...more
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Apr 01, 2009
 
The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War
3.52
An intriguing read on American History that is not commonly known. New insight on Teddy Roosevelt. Companion book to Bradley's FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS an...more
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Nov 11, 2009
 
The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life
3.78
Following the miraculous Hudson River emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549, Ben Sherwood's new book is incredibly timely. Inspiring and useful...more
Nov 2008
Jan 16, 2009
 
Audrey's Door
3.40
Grocery store checkout impulse purchase. Creepy but not scary. Author wanted story to be an homage to Ira Levin and Stephen King but tale was too camp...more
Nov 2009
Nov 11, 2009
 
Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor
3.11
A book you don't want to end. I started to read it more slowly 2/3s of the way in just so I could prolong the pleasure of enjoying CHEERFUL MONEY. It'...more
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Jul 08, 2009
 
Deliverance
3.84
If you've seen the movie adaptation and avoided reading the book as I had, read the book. The writing is beautiful, lyrical, and yet accessible.
not set
Oct 17, 2012
 
My Salinger Year
3.68
Highly recommended. If you work or have worked in publishing, Rakoff's memoir will really resonate.
Jun 19, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
 
The Accountant's Story: Inside the Violent World of the Medellín Cartel
3.55
Drug dealing is a dirty business. Rubber bands are not to be taken for granted.
not set
Mar 12, 2009
 
The Ultimate Dog Book
4.04
A great visual book, really helps the reader learn about and identify various breeds.
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Apr 03, 2009
 
Joyland
3.91
A perfect summer read. Devoured it in 2 days.
not set
Jul 06, 2013
 
Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11
3.74
A Four-Star General Plus 1: FIREFIGHT has earned its 4 Stars + 1. If you've read or are familiar with 102 MINUTES: The Untold Story of the Fight to Su...more
May 2008
Jun 09, 2008
 
The Reversal (Harry Bosch, #16; Mickey Haller, #3)
4.09
Excellent, entertaining read. Felt like I was back in L.A. zipping up and down canyon drives, flying on and off freeways, ordering a Double-Double at...more
not set
Aug 04, 2010
 
Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
3.98
Heartbreaking, painful to read about such a level of human suffering and inhumanity but absolutely worthwhile to finish in order to have a transparent...more
Jul 06, 2013
May 24, 2013
 
The God of Animals
3.74
Gorgeous die-cut cover for paperback reprint drew me in. Disturbing story of a dysfunctional family in fictional Grand Rapids, CO setting. Don't read...more
May 2008
Jun 10, 2008
 
Charlie Wilson's War
3.95
A well-done movie adaptation although reading the book gives you more of the story (of course). Surprisingly the movie left out a major scene that sho...more
Nov 2007
Jun 30, 2008
 
Eat, Pray, Love
3.43
Read before the author was on "Oprah" and became the It Girl of must-read books. Loved it but am almost embarrassed to have on my shelf since it's so...more
Aug 2007
Jun 05, 2008
 
Rocket Boys (Coalwood #1)
4.13
Not sure which I liked better, the book or the movie adaptation. Hmm. I think it was the movie adaptation and that would be all because of Jake Gyllen...more
not set
Aug 23, 2008
 
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
4.31
This is an amazing book, one that has stuck with me a year after reading. Not to be missed. Share it with your friends and family, appropriate for age...more
Jun 2007
Jun 05, 2008
 
Dancing on My Grave
3.73
A heartbreaker. A New York story, a celebrity story, a snapshot of late 20th century American ballet when it was at it's height of star power. Recomme...more
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Aug 23, 2008
 
In Secret Service
3.18
If you like fact mixed with fiction and conspiracy theories, this page-turning Ian Fleming flight-of-fancy might be for you. I am devouring it like a...more
Aug 22, 2008
Jun 30, 2008
 
Service - Free Preview: A Navy SEAL at War
4.40
Another outstanding book by Navy SEAL (ret) Marcus Luttrell, author of LONE SURVIVOR.
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Sep 05, 2012
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