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Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain
4.09
really liked it
I saw Nirvana in concert 4 months before Cobain took his life. After hundreds of live shows it still stands as one of my all time favorites. In fact i ...more
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May 18, 2013
 
Daimones (Daimones Trilogy, #1)
3.52
it was amazing
Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this ebook.

I found that I really enjoyed this story. It was a lot of fun to read and I kept looking forwar
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Dec 16, 2012
 
The Last American Man
3.79
it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's got it all; history, spirituality, primitive living skills, botany, you name it! I came across this book some whe ...more
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Jun 25, 2008
 
Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance
4.08
it was amazing
Herrero knows his stuff. After moving to Kalispell,MT (just outside Glacier National Park) I decided that I'd better learn more about grizzlies as I k ...more
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Feb 24, 2009
 
Night of the Grizzlies
4.07
really liked it
I run in to grizzly bears from time to time while hiking in Glacier National Park, 30 minutes from my home. Though they normally just turn tail and ru ...more
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Jan 21, 2013
 
The Becoming (The Becoming, #1)
3.66
liked it
I don't include book summaries in my reviews since Goodreads already provides the consumer with a full overview.

LIKED: I always enjoy a good dystopic
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Jan 16, 2012
 
Mein Kampf
3.13
did not like it
My grandfather was once physically kicked in the backside by Adolf himself while living in Germany and running in to him at a local train station. Sin ...more
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Jun 13, 2012
 
Lord of Light
4.10
it was amazing
An absolute masterpiece! I had to read this book twice to fully grasp the gems and intricacies throughout. Where else can you find a book that combine ...more
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Oct 10, 2013
 
When the Wind Blows
4.23
really liked it
I enjoyed the black humor approach in this short read in how Briggs facetiously illustrated how a total and naive reliance on the government to protec ...more
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Aug 02, 2009
 
The Biography of a Grizzly
4.14
really liked it
I run in to grizzly bears on the trail sometimes while hiking in Glacier National Park. They always bound off in to the forest as they tend to be soli ...more
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Jun 19, 2013
 
Tales and Traditions of Scottish Castles
3.87
really liked it
This was particularly exciting for me to read as it had some great background on my ancestor's castle (The Cawdor Castle). Nigel also includes picture ...more
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Jun 08, 2008
 
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
4.43
really liked it
What a fascinating read! I'd recently watched a documentary on Netflix about the plight of North Koreans and the "underground railroad" that exists to ...more
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Jan 22, 2012
 
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
4.17
liked it
Pollan presents some great research and intriguing points in this book. I've found myself looking at corn products quite differently since reading par ...more
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Jan 25, 2015
 
Winter Count
4.11
really liked it
My good friend Paul recommended this book to me. Because he described Barry Lopez as a naturalist writer I initially expected this book to be complete ...more
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Jan 25, 2012
 
Mud, Sweat and Tears
4.15
it was amazing
All I can say is wow! Though I love survival shows I've found myself occasionally mocking Grylls over the years for taking more dangerous routes down ...more
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Oct 10, 2015
 
Columbus: The Four Voyages
3.73
it was ok
I had no idea that Columbus had four voyages after discovering America so I knew I had to read this book when I came across it. It sounded too interes ...more
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Dec 17, 2014
 
500 Essential Graphic Novels
3.82
it was amazing
This collection rocks! For anyone who has even a slight interest in graphic novels, I highly recommend this compendium. Kannenberg does an excellent j ...more
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Jul 28, 2009
 
The Best of Ray Bradbury
4.08
it was amazing
I absolutely loved these short stories! Some of them were familiar and others were new to me. I was enthralled by the beautiful coloring and artwork a ...more
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Jul 27, 2009
 
The Wolves in the Walls
4.07
really liked it
Though a bit darker than most childrens' books, this was lighter than most of Neil Gaiman's other work. It was a nice happy medium. I enjoyed the crea ...more
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Jul 28, 2009
 
Deathstalker (Deathstalker, #1)
3.92
it was ok
I only got 50-60 pages in to this before I had to put it down. The writing jumped all over the place, leaving me pretty confused! It wasn't well writt ...more
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Jan 07, 2011
 
Station Eleven
4.02
it was amazing
The most inventive dystopic novel I've ever read!

The overall storyline was very intriguing. I love the fact that Mandel starts the story before the ap
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Jan 05, 2015
 
Buddhism: The Religion of No-Religion
4.21
really liked it
Watts does a fantastic job of explaining the history of Buddhism as well as many of the nuances that you won't find in other primers like this. At tim ...more
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Jun 29, 2017
 
The Walking Dead, Vol. 01: Days Gone Bye
4.29
it was amazing
I absolutely loved this series! Once I started reading, I couldn't stop! Kirkman does an amazing job in setting up a realistic portrayal of what one m ...more
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Mar 19, 2009
 
The Ezekiel Option (The Last Jihad, #3)
4.37
really liked it
As a political and spiritual apocalyptic thriller I found this story to be pretty engaging. I don't follow politics and world events as much as I prob ...more
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Mar 14, 2011
 
The Windup Girl
3.74
liked it
PS NEARLY ONE YEAR LATER: I've thought a lot about this book since I read it. For some reason it has stayed with me. I feel the need to raise my ratin ...more
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Jul 10, 2010
 
My Story
3.78
really liked it
While coaching a marathon prep team I often used to jog by the Smart home, wondering about their story and how they dealt with such a tragic ordeal. I ...more
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Jan 05, 2014
 
Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the Ever-Ending Earth
4.03
really liked it
I've been a huge fan of Childs ever since I read the Secret Knowledge of Water. He has a way of telling stories that are so captivating that you can't ...more
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Aug 02, 2013
 
The Lathe of Heaven
4.09
really liked it
As a mental health therapist I found a lot of the themes in this story enlightening, and just as many to be disturbing! Due to the "insider's scoop" s ...more
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Dec 26, 2012
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.79
did not like it
Overrated trash. I didn't find anything interesting in this story and wouldn't consider it to be fine literature whatsoever. The story of a boy killin ...more
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Jul 31, 2012
 
Elfquest Archives, Vol. 1
4.37
it was amazing
I really REALLY loved this collection! Being somewhat new to the comic book/graphic novel scene I'd have to say that this is one of my favorites so fa ...more
Oct 15, 2009
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