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A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains (The Western Frontier Library, 14)
3.96
it was amazing
She reminds me of an adventure version of Annie Dillard. Sitting in the Rocky Mountains while reading this book brought me such fulfillment. I would r ...more
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Jan 18, 2010
 
Spook Country (Blue Ant, #2)
3.67
it was amazing
I think there belongs within the literary world, a especially within the world of "science-fiction" a desire for the author to perform the same tasks ...more
Jun 25, 2008
Jun 18, 2008
 
Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA
3.34
it was amazing
My daughter loves this book. I love this book. We make it a bit more, really playing off the animal sounds, and she loves calling out Dada. The only t ...more
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Nov 11, 2015
 
Timequake
3.71
really liked it
The storytelling in this book is quite remarkable. I found myself listening to Vonnegut as the man and the author. Like an old friend telling you the ...more
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Jan 13, 2010
 
Island of the Blue Dolphins (Island of the Blue Dolphins, #1)
3.80
really liked it
The solitude really struck me as I reread this book. I think as an adult I related more to the passing time/opportunity for family/connection. The com ...more
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Jul 29, 2014
 
Nature Girl
3.61
liked it
I felt like I met these characters on a road trip, had a good time, then drove off with some vague memories and a hangover. Fleeting and not as well d ...more
May 12, 2010
May 11, 2010
 
Moral Disorder and Other Stories
3.63
liked it
I absolutely loved 3/4 of this book. The last two chapter/stories seemed disjointed. There was such a beautiful arch building up to then, and I was le ...more
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Aug 12, 2010
 
Fledgling
3.90
it was ok
I was so incredibly disappointed by this book. After seeing so many good reviews I had high hopes. I found the characters underdeveloped and bland. Th ...more
Aug 17, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
 
A Gate at the Stairs
3.14
liked it
What to say that hasn't been said in prior reviews? Lorrie Moore attempted to metaphorically layer simplicity with the complexities of the college age ...more
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Dec 13, 2009
 
White Teeth
3.75
it was amazing
White Teeth was tidal. Rushing in and pulling out with similar intensity with calm moments quickly forgotten and an occasional awareness of where you ...more
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Aug 01, 2008
 
The Housekeeper and the Professor
3.94
it was amazing
Really and truly loved this book.
not set
Nov 08, 2010
 
They Went Whistling: Women Wayfarers, Warriors, Runaways, and Renegades
3.62
it was ok
A few bright points, but overall a disappointment.
not set
Apr 01, 2011
 
The Encyclopedia of Country Living: An Old Fashioned Recipe Book
4.41
it was amazing
If and when we get chickens and goats. I am ready to turn to this fascinating and insightful "encyclopedia" of hints and how-to's. The stories found t ...more
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Jun 11, 2010
 
Homeward Bound: Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity
3.47
it was ok
This book could have been better received in a condensed version in a magazine. As I slogged through it there was so much repetition of theme that I f ...more
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May 19, 2014
 
Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall
3.41
really liked it
Lovely read.
Nov 24, 2010
Nov 16, 2010
 
Nobody's Fool
4.11
it was amazing
I read this book in through a series of scenarios that brought to life the story. I would recommend reading this book during the coldest week of the y ...more
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Aug 12, 2010
 
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
4.10
it was amazing
I have decided to re-read this book and am enjoying every minute of it. Once of the few books that I turn back to constantly. I first was exposed to o ...more
Mar 24, 2011
Apr 12, 2008
 
Wintergirls
3.98
it was ok
My biggest complaint about this book was the lack of true character development. The story was interesting however I finished the book not feeling any ...more
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Dec 20, 2009
 
Gone Girl
4.04
it was ok
This book was well written. The plot however was contrived and difficult. Not difficult to follow but difficult to want to keep reading. I did not enj ...more
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Aug 07, 2012
 
Cannery Row
4.02
it was amazing
The book brought me out of the time and scenery I inhabit. Sometimes I want my breath taken away, not by the beauty, but by the bleak. The bleak in th ...more
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Aug 01, 2008
 
Franny and Zooey
3.98
it was amazing
Amazing book. Constant inspiration from start to finish. The resolution made me smile for many a minute.
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Dec 02, 2008
 
Hannah Coulter
4.27
it was amazing
This was the first work novel I have read by Wendell Berry and I found it so entirely lovely.
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Jan 21, 2011
 
The Painted Girls
3.61
it was ok
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Sep 06, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
 
A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
4.29
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Feb 13, 2013
 
Peace
4.04
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Jun 11, 2011
 
Rebecca
4.21
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Jun 11, 2011
 
Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1)
4.14
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Jun 07, 2014
 
Storey's Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance
4.21
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Feb 13, 2013
 
Invisible Cities
4.19
it was amazing
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Apr 12, 2008
 
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
3.68
really liked it
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Jul 28, 2008
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