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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
4.14
really liked it
Anne Fadiman addresses a number of difficult topics in her depiction of a Hmong couple's quest to restore the soul to their child. While I consider my ...more
Aug 2008
Jan 31, 2009
 
Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure
3.51
it was ok
As far as I could tell, this was supposed to be a true story. The problem started when some of Sarah's anecdotes were just too fantastic, and clearly ...more
Mar 29, 2009
Aug 07, 2008
 
The Space Between Us
3.97
it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, for several reasons. The writing is thoughtful but not ponderous. It is, as a few people mention, a "quick read," but ...more
Apr 2008
Feb 20, 2008
 
American Gods (American Gods, #1)
4.11
it was amazing
I just finished it, and I want to read it all over again. Right now.
Aug 26, 2016
Aug 26, 2016
 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
3.99
it was amazing
I remember being an age when magic seemed possible--not the Harry Potter-type, but the sort that could be woven into everyday events in such a way tha ...more
Dec 20, 2013
Aug 22, 2013
 
The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant (Fred, the Vampire Accountant, #1)
3.87
it was amazing
I'm loving this book so far. The narrator/protagonist reminds me so much of several people quite dear to me. And the author clearly understands the in ...more
Oct 05, 2015
Oct 04, 2015
 
Running with Scissors
3.70
it was amazing
When I started reading this book, I assumed that it was largely fictional. But as I really started to enter the author's world, I discovered that I kn ...more
Aug 04, 2009
Aug 05, 2009
 
Gone Girl
4.03
really liked it
I really enjoyed the voices of the two narrators, and the characters only grew increasingly complex as the story progressed, making them more "real", ...more
Mar 13, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
 
A Good Indian Wife
3.57
it was ok
I caught wind of this book before its official release and was somewhat excited about it. I'm something of an Indophile, and while I knew that the sto ...more
Jan 26, 2009
Jan 31, 2009
 
The Mill River Recluse
3.55
liked it
I chose this book soon after I purchased my Kindle, having heard a story about its gaining popularity as a Kindle-only book. I think it's an interesti ...more
Feb 2012
Apr 13, 2012
 
Daddy Was a Punk Rocker
3.70
Unlike most of the reviewers here, I've never had much interest in punk (though it's interesting that I've finished this on the night Facebook is expl ...more
Jul 12, 2014
Jun 14, 2014
 
Sacred Games
3.94
liked it
I've just started this, but I have to say...I love the glossary in the back of the book. I've been studying Hindi, but most courses don't teach you th ...more
not set
Feb 23, 2008
 
Paris Spleen
4.33
really liked it
I started reading this in someone's car, and now I have to find my own copy.
Dec 26, 2009
Apr 25, 2008
 
Children of Jihad: A Young American's Travels Among the Youth of the Middle East
3.55
really liked it
I have a confession to make: I have never been a history scholar. There are certain periods of history that interest me (the Harlem Renaissance, for e ...more
Dec 2007
Feb 20, 2008
 
People With No Camel
3.71
really liked it
I really enjoyed the first 75% of this book (I can be precise, since I read it on my Kindle!). The last 25% is an Iranian folktale, but having no prio ...more
Dec 18, 2011
Dec 19, 2011
 
The Satanic Mechanic  (Tannie Maria Mystery, #2)
4.10
it was amazing
Really enjoyed both this and the first in the series. I wish I had another to read right now! They're reminiscent of the No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency ...more
Dec 04, 2016
Dec 04, 2016
 
If You Find Me
4.06
liked it
I loved the literary references, particularly those to The Lady of Shalott. I also appreciated the nod to Selective Mutism, as my niece has that diagn ...more
Oct 28, 2015
Oct 19, 2015
 
Blue Shoes and Happiness (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #7)
4.06
it was ok
I generally find these books highly enjoyable...this one, however, seemed to have no ending. I don't just mean that it wasn't resolved...I mean that I ...more
Jul 19, 2009
Jul 20, 2009
 
14
3.92
it was amazing
Just started this last night and did not want to put it down to go to sleep. Got a bit further into it this morning before work...now I'm looking forw ...more
Aug 27, 2013
Aug 22, 2013
 
enLIGHTened
3.46
liked it
A "light" read, indeed. As other have said, nothing new or earth-shattering, but instead one woman's story of dealing with life and getting away from ...more
Jan 20, 2013
Jan 11, 2013
 
The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
4.22
it was amazing
This is not the type of book I would typically read. The author is a conservative Christian minister, and the book waxes religious/traditional, at tim ...more
Feb 03, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
 
Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life
3.57
liked it
Reading this for a book club. I don't have any food allergies, so it was an interesting look into the life of someone who has to think before eating-- ...more
Jan 30, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
 
The Reasons of Love
3.63
it was amazing
I'd recently read Frankfurt's On Truth and On Bullshit, and somehow stumbled across this book soon afterwards. Not everyone will agree with Frankfurt' ...more
Jun 05, 2008
May 02, 2008
 
The Indian Slow Cooker: 50 Healthy, Easy, Authentic Recipes
3.95
liked it
As others have mentioned, these recipes create huge batches...I definitely would need to reduce the quantity prepared. Also, many of the recipes seem ...more
not set
Sep 02, 2013
 
Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me)
3.99
it was amazing
This book will make you question your memories, your preferences, and your most deeply held beliefs, because it explains how these things (sometimes) ...more
Jun 2010
Jun 04, 2010
 
Good and Cheap: Eat Well On $4/Day
3.93
it was amazing
Great idea for a cookbook; I'm glad that I backed this Kickstarter. Recipes are easy-to-follow and largely vegetarian, which suits me just fine. Read ...more
not set
Nov 07, 2014
 
Interpreter of Maladies
4.12
really liked it
The author grew up in RI, and almost every story contained some long-forgotten element of Rhody charm...it made me homesick on more than one occasion ...more
Dec 13, 2008
Nov 17, 2008
 
Girlfag: A Life Told in Sex and Musicals
3.70
it was amazing
I stayed up to finish it, and while this isn't my first time posponing sleep to finish a book, it is my first time doing so for a work of nonfiction, ...more
Jun 06, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
 
Their Eyes Were Watching God
3.86
it was amazing
What an amazing book. Hurston was criticized for using BVE, but I don't think the story would be at all the same without it. Hurston herself led a fas ...more
May 02, 2008
Feb 21, 2008
 
Night Life (Michael Cassidy, #1)
3.90
it was ok
I just couldn't get into it. Reading some reviews afterwards, others have done a good job at delineating its strengths and flaws. In the end, it just ...more
Oct 04, 2016
Oct 04, 2016
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