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The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
3.75
This is a riot so far - it's great to read something about the bible that is written by someone as secular as myself. I often find that my curiousity...more
not set
Oct 17, 2007
 
Woman: An Intimate Geography
4.17
AMAZING. Natalie Angier combines lyricism, wit, humor, feminism and science to create a very readable and insightful compendium on all things wicked a...more
Jan 2000
May 25, 2007
 
The Art of Cuisine: The Inventive Cooking of Toulouse-Lautrec
4.25
Gorgeous, perfect, totally impractical cookbook. In the culinary notes:
"This book was written in an age when recipe books were exciting but rather imp...more
not set
Aug 27, 2007
 
Journalistas: 100 Years of the Best Writing and Reporting by Women Journalists
3.84
An excerpt from an Emma Goldman piece included in this inspiring collection of trail blazing female journalists:

"At this most critical moment it becom...more
Jan 2006
May 25, 2007
 
Caramba!: A Tale Told in Turns of the Card
3.85
I picked this book for the cover! When I saw it sitting on the 'recommended reads' shelf at my public library a few years ago, it was like love at fir...more
Jan 2004
May 25, 2007
 
Moongirl: The Collector's Edition Book and DVD Gift Set
4.49
Illustrations are absolutely gorgeous: dark and dreamy with lots of dramatic illumination and cute big-eyed characters. It's like Caravaggio meets Tim...more
not set
Dec 26, 2007
 
Joseph Cornell: Master of Dreams
4.16
Joseph Cornell (from what little I know of him) was an eccentric loner in Queens who created meticulous gorgeous assemblage pieces that evoked magic,...more
Jan 2003
May 26, 2007
 
What is the What
4.14
At first I was hesitant to read What is the What, but once I began it was exceedingly difficult to stop.
Genocide is not necessarily something that I...more
Apr 2007
May 25, 2007
 
The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science
3.66
Another witty, brilliant, and wry take on the magical mysteries of science. I'm only 1/4 of the way through, and have a shiny new respect and comprehe...more
May 2007
May 25, 2007
 
Invisible Man
3.80
Gorgeous beautiful sobering novel that tracks the gradual, heartbreaking, inevitable destruction of an identity due to the fucked up American Way. Thi...more
Jan 1999
May 29, 2007
 
Dirty Plotte # 1 (Second Printing)
4.40
Rather than list all dozen or whatever Dirty Plottes, I will list the first in this BRILLIANT series. Drawn in wonderful dirty vibrant detail by Julie...more
not set
May 29, 2007
 
Misconceptions
3.75
I read this shortly after my first child was born, and aside from the resulting c-section that Wolfe describes, it could have been me. And I know I'm...more
Jan 2003
May 25, 2007
 
Outside Over There
3.97
This is a strange and sweetly creepy little tale of a girl who flies Outside and Over There to rescue her baby sister from the goblins who stole her....more
Jan 2007
May 28, 2007
 
The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot
3.95
Although I was completely aware of all the issues Wolf addresses in this book, I had failed to connect the historical/political dots. Wolf does not, a...more
not set
Nov 09, 2007
 
Of Love and Other Demons
3.98
This is my favorite Marquez: An enchanted redhead, a fallen priest, and the universal torture of love. Ooh la la. This book is like eating those fancy...more
not set
May 29, 2007
 
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
4.29
As a bus person, raising bus kids (we're a car-free family) this book resonates strongly with our adoration of mass transit. Especially the violent ta...more
not set
May 18, 2008
 
Geek Love
3.99
Rereading this book after I had children left me with an even more bitterweet and heartbreaking (but nonetheless beautiful) impression than the first...more
Jan 2002
May 26, 2007
 
Low Life: Drinking, Drugging, Whoring, Murder, Corruption, Vice and Miscellaneous Mayhem in Old New York
4.11
Ooh, what's better than a darkly delicious literary pictoral of NYC's turn of the century (20th) seedy underbelly? Gangs of New York didn't even come...more
Jan 2001
May 25, 2007
 
Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children: What If This Were Heaven, Wouldn't That Be Hell?
4.77
Gorgeous eerie stories with even better illustrations. Perfect unusual gift for the Clive Barker fan, Edward Gorey enthusiast, or teenager in your lif...more
not set
Nov 20, 2007
 
Middlesex
3.93
I loved the way Eugenides wove a little history, biology, gender, society and generational storytelling into one big gorgeous novel.
Jan 2007
May 25, 2007
 
The River Cottage Meat Book
4.35
Not for the vegetarian inclined, nor the culinary faint of heart. A wonderful, brutal guide/tribute to rustic meat-centric cooking.
not set
Nov 14, 2007
 
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
4.04
My appreciation for the magnificient design of plantlife has increased tenfold.
Jan 2003
May 26, 2007
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.01
So far, a cheery holiday read! Why isn't this one on Oprah's list??
Jan 25, 2008
Aug 12, 2007
 
Universe in a Nutshell/Illustrated Brief History of Time (Boxed Set)
4.26
Quantum theory is soooo much nicer with pictures.
Jan 2005
Nov 09, 2007
 
Culinaria France
4.31
French gastronomy porn.
not set
Nov 14, 2007
 
Maus : A Survivor's Tale. I. My Father Bleeds History. II. And Here My Troubles Began
4.49
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not set
May 29, 2007
 
This Is NOT a Pumpkin
3.73
None
Oct 2007
Oct 17, 2007
 
The Alienist
4.02
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not set
Aug 26, 2007
 
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
4.08
None
Jan 2000
May 27, 2007
 
Astonishing Animals: Extraordinary Creatures and the Fantastic Worlds They Inhabit
4.40
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not set
Aug 21, 2007
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