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The Man Who Spoke Snakish
4.17
it was ok
The Man Who Spoke Snakish is the story of Leemet, a boy in medieval Estonia who is confronted with colonization and a changing world. Leemet grows up ...more
Jan 05, 2016
Dec 26, 2015
 
The Only Road North: 9,000 Miles of Dirt and Dreams
4.03
did not like it
I had issues with this book from the start. It's difficult to write this review because I don't want to be overly critical. The author obviously had a ...more
Feb 17, 2009
Feb 12, 2009
 
The Memory of Old Jack
4.26
it was amazing
Wow, this one is kind of hard for me to review. I have tried to read so many things by Wendell Berry, probably for about the past ten years, and I've ...more
May 08, 2016
Apr 08, 2016
 
A Reverence for Wood
4.42
liked it
In this book, Eric Sloane extols all the wondrous virtues of wood. From deconstructed barn planks, to the handles of tools, charcoal, and the living c ...more
Feb 09, 2016
Jan 28, 2016
 
The Story of Mankind
3.32
it was ok
The Story of Mankind is the 1922 Newbery winner, and the first book to receive the award. It chronicles the history of "mankind" from its single cell ...more
Oct 27, 2015
Dec 23, 2014
 
Rabbit Hill
3.78
it was ok
This book is incredibly dull. It is told from the perspective of rabbits and all the other animals as the new folks move into the old farmhouse and st ...more
Aug 07, 2017
Dec 23, 2014
 
A Time to Plant: Life Lessons in Work, Prayer, and Dirt
3.81
it was amazing
In A Time to Plant, Kyle Kramer tells of his journey as a rural homesteader in southern Indiana. The pages are filled with honesty and wisdom as Krame ...more
Feb 25, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
 
10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works
3.93
really liked it
Dan Harris is a national television news broadcaster who discovered meditation as a way to quiet his mind, ease anxiety, and find a little more happin ...more
Jun 10, 2016
Jun 05, 2016
 
Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
4.25
really liked it
I just heard the author of this book on the radio today and figured it was about time I got around to writing a review. I finished the book a few week ...more
May 05, 2011
May 10, 2011
 
The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human
4.09
really liked it
Each chapter in this book focuses on a certain bird behavior, most often that of a particular species, and explores that behavior in depth while relat ...more
Aug 28, 2016
Aug 13, 2016
 
Eating Animals
4.18
really liked it
This book challenged me to think a little more about the food I choose to eat. Foer gives a good description of factory farming and presents a number ...more
Dec 22, 2009
Dec 07, 2009
 
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
3.96
it was ok
In this book, Bill Bryson gives a history of the household, room by room. It sounded like an interesting premise, and I have enjoyed other things I ha ...more
Apr 27, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
 
The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra
3.85
really liked it
The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra is the story of an Argentinian artist, his painting, and his impact on his son.

The story is narrated by the son
...more
Aug 03, 2015
Jul 31, 2015
 
The Forgetting: Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic
4.10
really liked it
I am taking a training class for my job about Alzheimer's and I decided to read this book because I wanted more information about the disease. This bo ...more
Feb 28, 2009
Feb 27, 2009
 
The Trumpeter of Krakow
3.75
really liked it
The Trumpeter of Krakow is the 1929 Newbery winner and tells the story of Joseph, a boy who moves from Ukraine to Krakow with his mother and father in ...more
Mar 07, 2016
Dec 23, 2014
 
Griffin and Sabine (Griffin & Sabine #1)
4.00
really liked it
A lonely artist in London begins receiving postcards from a woman he has never met from a Pacific island. With engaging illustrations and text, this b ...more
Mar 03, 2017
Mar 03, 2017
 
The Book Thief
4.36
it was amazing
This book is among my favorite young adult books. There were so many lovable characters in this book, and so many beautiful moments. I finished this b ...more
Mar 10, 2009
Feb 12, 2009
 
Wayside School Is Falling Down (Wayside School #2)
4.17
it was amazing
Totally worth a reread. I don't generally laugh out loud when I read books, but this one had me laughing on several occasions. It is so clever and fun ...more
Oct 22, 2017
not set
Dec 13, 2007
 
How to Read a French Fry: And Other Stories of Intriguing Kitchen Science
3.71
really liked it
I loved the information in this book so much that I started taking notes. In the book the author explains what is actually happening when you cook foo ...more
Aug 20, 2009
Aug 10, 2009
 
Lost Memory of Skin
3.59
did not like it
I don't ever remember finishing a book, putting it down, and saying aloud, "Well, that was a stupid book." Until now. The book had potential. It is ab ...more
Oct 22, 2011
Oct 22, 2011
 
A Christmas Carol
4.02
it was amazing
2016 Review: I reread this to celebrate the Christmas season and because it was written over 100 years before I was born. I echo everything I wrote in ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 16, 2007
 
Les Misérables
4.14
really liked it
First of all, I wish that I had read the abridged version of this book. (Sorry, Rachel) But I think I may have given it five stars if I had read the a ...more
Mar 04, 2009
Dec 13, 2007
 
Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics
3.82
it was ok
This book was average. I was really bored by the descriptions of the races Owens ran. While I think the story of Jesse Owens could be interesting, the ...more
Nov 20, 2016
Nov 07, 2016
 
Food, Inc.: Mendel to Monsanto--The Promises and Perils of the Biotech Harvest
4.10
really liked it
In Food, Inc. Peter Pringle explains the scientific, political, and legal history of genetically modified foods. The book was written in 2003, so it i ...more
Dec 20, 2015
Dec 20, 2015
 
Ways of Going Home
3.82
really liked it
Ways of Going Home is told from the point of view of a Chilean novelist who grew up during Pinochet's dictatorship. It alternates between excerpts fro ...more
May 30, 2016
May 30, 2016
 
March: Book Three (March, #3)
4.71
really liked it
This trilogy of graphic novels covers Congressman John Lewis and his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. The book begins during Lewis' childhood ...more
Dec 31, 2016
Dec 31, 2016
 
When Breath Becomes Air
4.32
it was amazing
When Breath Becomes Air is a memoir by Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon who is diagnosed with terminal cancer at the age of thirty-six. He wrote the boo ...more
Jan 28, 2016
Jan 20, 2016
 
The Fire Next Time
4.46
really liked it
The Fire Next Time is a 1963 book by James Baldwin that contains two essays: the first being a shorter letter Baldwin writes to his nephew on the one ...more
Jan 10, 2016
Jan 08, 2016
 
Did You Ever Have a Family
3.81
really liked it
I couldn't put this book down. I can't decide if it was because the book was actually really good, or if it was just the perfect gray, rainy afternoon ...more
Dec 02, 2015
Dec 01, 2015
 
Humans of New York: Stories
4.50
it was amazing
This is a book of photographs of New Yorkers with brief quotes from the subject of the photograph. Some of the pictures and quotes are funny, others a ...more
Dec 26, 2015
Dec 14, 2015
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