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Miss Minimalist: Inspiration to Downsize, Declutter, and Simplify
3.64
Within about 45 minutes of starting this book I was knee-deep in the contents of my closet, decluttering. Because that's how I roll. Strike while the...more
Sep 22, 2011
Sep 21, 2011
 
Well Enough Alone
3.35
I found out about this book from one of those BUY!MORE!STUFF! emails I get from Amazon almost daily. When I saw the title I thought Amazon was making...more
Jun 27, 2010
Jun 19, 2010
 
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
3.80
I had this on pre-order for my kindle, so as the clock struck 12:00 a.m. I was having a bit of a dilemma. Not only do I have a massive amount of readi...more
Nov 2011
May 25, 2011
 
Notes from a Small Island
3.90
Aside from his memoir, which I seem to remember really enjoying, I find Bill Bryson humorous in the same way that I do Dave Barry--very small infreque...more
Dec 31, 2010
Jun 15, 2010
 
Know the Past, Find the Future: The New York Public Library at 100
3.59
Five stars for the New York Public Library, two stars for this book, which has some gems, but overall is a little on the dull side. Not everyone asked...more
May 22, 2011
May 19, 2011
 
Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant : Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone
3.72
Some of these essays are charming. Some are boring and I skimmed. One was so pretentious that I didn't finish it.

I think that about sums it up. I rea...more
Oct 06, 2011
Oct 05, 2011
 
The New Kings of Nonfiction
4.01
Somehow I feel like I have failed Ira Glass, but I just couldn't get into very many of these essays. Some, like the play-by-play account of the poker...more
Dec 16, 2009
Nov 17, 2009
 
What I'd Say to the Martians and Other Veiled Threats
4.08
There was enough in here to keep me reading (it helped that it was just under 200 pages), but I think Jack Handey is much funnier in tiny bites.
Jun 17, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
 
God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian
3.83
I've read a handful of Vonnegut now and while I don't love his work, I really do appreciate it. This books takes maybe 30 minutes to read, but the len...more
Jul 04, 2010
Nov 17, 2009
 
Howards End Is on the Landing: A Year of Reading from Home
3.66
Apparently Susan Hill is best friends with everyone who writes her favorite books. The name dropping is a little wearing, but the book is still enjoya...more
Apr 10, 2012
Mar 20, 2011
 
SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
3.89
My favorite part was how quickly monkeys turned to prostitution when taught to use money.
Jan 2013
Dec 31, 2012
 
Thurber's Dogs: A Collection of the Master's Dogs, Written and Drawn, Real and Imaginary, Legends All
4.13
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Jan 04, 2010
Nov 15, 2009
 
Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith
3.96
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Nov 15, 2009
 
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
3.83
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Nov 15, 2009
 
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
4.01
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Nov 15, 2009
 
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
4.29
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Nov 15, 2009
 
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
4.05
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Nov 15, 2009
 
Holidays on Ice
3.96
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Nov 15, 2009
 
Barrel Fever
3.77
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Nov 15, 2009
 
The Partly Cloudy Patriot
3.92
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Nov 15, 2009
 
Take the Cannoli
3.86
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Nov 15, 2009
 
Radio On: A Listener's Diary
3.38
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Nov 15, 2009
 
State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America
3.73
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Nov 15, 2009
 
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
3.83
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Nov 15, 2009
 
The Cloister Walk
4.06
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Nov 15, 2009
 
Now Where Were We
3.44
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Nov 17, 2009
 
I Was Told There'd Be Cake
3.43
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Nov 17, 2009
 
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1)
3.87
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Nov 15, 2009
 
Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, The Torments of Low Thread Count, The Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems
3.67
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Nov 17, 2009
 
Fraud: Essays
3.81
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Nov 17, 2009
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