bookshelves

all (1358)

# cover title author rating rating my rating review Down arrow read added
 
70
Hit by a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn
3.83
it was ok
This book was an onslaught of whining.

It was, essentially, an incessant refrain of "I don't like doing this, why am I doing this? I should leave, but
...more
Jan 27, 2010
Apr 01, 2009
 
61
Homestead: Modern Pioneers Pursuing the Edge of Possibility
3.96
it was ok
while it's mostly well-written, it's a little jumpy and hard to follow chronologically. the author puts different events together in ways that probabl ...more
Nov 06, 2008
Oct 22, 2008
 
90
Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Story of an African Childhood
3.86
liked it
I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. That's not to say I disliked it, because it was rather good, and I enjoyed most of it.

Unfortunately, this
...more
Dec 09, 2010
Nov 15, 2009
 
107
How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew
3.54
it was amazing
What a handy, humorous little reference guide to the traditional wisdom of capable women! I love this book, and it has already helped me get out a few ...more
not set
Jul 29, 2010
 
71
Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe
3.88
liked it
This was definitely entertaining, but not something to read if you want an unbiased account of various travels through Europe, or just unprejudiced in ...more
Mar 19, 2009
Feb 02, 2009
 
120
Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey
3.89
liked it
This was pleasant enough... but I wasn't getting anything out of it that I hadn't previously heard/read/known, so I didn't make it far at all before I ...more
not set
Apr 15, 2008
 
72
The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You
3.87
really liked it
First reading: May 2009
Second reading: April-May 2017

Such a helpful book for those of us of the highly sensitive persuasion. With the exception of the
...more
May 07, 2017
May 04, 2009
 
69
Fractured English
4.02
liked it
This was amusing, and fun to read parts of aloud, but this is more of a collection of bloopers than a good read. Lederer didn't really "write" much of ...more
Jan 2009
Mar 23, 2009
 
101
Clean Food: A Seasonal Guide to Eating Close to the Source with More Than 200 Recipes for a Healthy and Sustainable You
3.95
really liked it
So far, this is an outstanding cookbook. It's so informative and matter of fact, with great descriptions/explanations of all the ingredients used as w ...more
Jun 21, 2010
May 25, 2010
 
149
Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
3.94
really liked it
Scott Jurek co-authored this with a writer named Steve Friedman. I think it’s commendable to recognize where your strengths lie and where they do not, ...more
Sep 07, 2012
Aug 09, 2012
 
69
Crazy English
3.84
liked it
Funny, but not great. It doesn't read like a book, really. It's not something you can get absorbed in, but it was fun to read some of the lists of wei ...more
Jan 2009
Apr 01, 2009
 
148
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
4.27
it was amazing
What an adventure in reading this was! Nonfiction books filled with history and scientific studies tend to be a touch on the boring side, their author ...more
Jul 30, 2012
Feb 10, 2011
 
147
This Life Is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family Undone
3.71
it was amazing
As sad as it was, I really enjoyed Melissa Coleman’s memoir, This Life Is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family Undone. It is at times i ...more
Sep 17, 2012
Jul 07, 2012
 
187
Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback
3.92
liked it
[review originally posted on http://elizabetheditorializes.wordpre...]

I try very hard not to be negative when I review books. Writing is hard. Writing
...more
Jun 22, 2015
Jun 18, 2015
 
216
H Is for Hawk
3.74
I have mixed feelings about this book. It contains some of the most gorgeous nature writing I have ever come across, and I loved it for that, but I wa ...more
Feb 15, 2017
Feb 05, 2017
 
147
The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love
4.04
liked it
This was well-written enough to warrant 4 stars, but I just didn't enjoy it that much. The author does not portray herself in a way that garners much ...more
Jun 07, 2012
May 21, 2012
 
1
How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food
4.08
it was amazing
I finally get to take this off my wish list, because I got it as a birthday gift from my fiance today!

This book is so full of wonderful information, t
...more
not set
Sep 29, 2008
 
122
A Walk in the Woods
4.05
really liked it
I went into this expecting it to just be an entertaining read about a difficult but beautiful hike up the eastern part of the U.S.
I did not realize h
...more
Feb 02, 2009
Oct 15, 2008
 
111
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
4.31
liked it
The first part, the memoir bit, was interesting and amusing.

Lots of his suggestions on the actual craft of writing were useful, some were not, some I
...more
Nov 22, 2010
Nov 04, 2010
 
68
A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder
3.82
really liked it
We finally finished it! It took a lot longer than it would have if I had been reading it to myself, and I think that might have made it almost a littl ...more
Nov 21, 2009
Dec 01, 2008
 
208
When Panic Attacks: The New, Drug-Free Anxiety Therapy That Can Change Your Life
4.08
it was amazing
This is really excellent and truly helpful, a standout in self-help psychology. At times Dr. Burns was a bit oversimplistic, and yet occasionally I fo ...more
Jun 09, 2016
May 01, 2016
 
69
Do You Think What You Think You Think?
3.62
really liked it
This was definitely an interesting little book - some things to read, a lot of questionnaires. I'm all for anything that encourages readers to questio ...more
Feb 28, 2009
Nov 15, 2008
 
92
How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It
3.93
liked it
The author was somewhat biased in his beliefs about various political issues of historical Scotland, it seemed, and a little disrespectful at times. I ...more
Jan 2010
Dec 11, 2009
 
48
Knowledge and Inquiry: Readings in Epistemology
4.67
really liked it
Dr. Wray was my philosophy professor for several classes (logic, epistemology, metaphysics, possibly the history of modern philosophy, but i honestly ...more
not set
Oct 14, 2008
 
99
Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook
3.98
really liked it
This had some great recipes, and was one of the few vegan cookbooks I've seen that wasn't very heavily soy-oriented.

The recipe descriptions and instr
...more
not set
Apr 15, 2010
 
139
A Man Without a Country
4.07
liked it
I think I prefer Vonnegut's fiction. This was a little preachy, but still funny.
Aug 28, 2011
Aug 28, 2011
 
69
Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills
4.14
it was amazing
This book is AMAZING. I can't believe how thorough it is, and how much information is packed into one book. It's incredible, and fantastic.
The color i
...more
May 26, 2009
Mar 10, 2009
 
134
Ani's Raw Food Kitchen: Easy, Delectable Living Foods Recipes
3.87
really liked it
Excellent book. I am much more interested in raw/living foods after reading through this, and I need to get my hands on some more books by her and sim ...more
Jun 21, 2011
Jun 02, 2011
 
67
Gospel According to Jesus
4.21
i'm only halfway through this, and it's been a handful of years since i left off. i'm not sure why. this is really informative, and i'd like to finish ...more
not set
Nov 17, 2008
 
71
The ASJA Guide to Freelance Writing: A Professional Guide to the Business, for Nonfiction Writers of All Experience Levels
3.90
I didn't get very far into this book before I returned it to the library. I don't know if I'll get it out again or not yet. What I did read was really ...more
May 14, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
Rss infinite More books shelved as 'nonfiction' »
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8