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Notes from a Small Island
really liked it
Brilliant! Insightful and very funny, Bryson nails the oddities of British culture. At times, he seems a little too impressed by his own cleverness, b ...more
Jul 2007
Jun 18, 2007
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
really liked it
This should be required reading for every writer. It's a gem of a book that will put your writing, and your life, in perspective.
Jan 1999
Jun 13, 2007
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
it was ok
I'll be honest, my feelings towards this book ran extremely hot and extremely cold, and I was more than a little relieved to reach the end. Of course ...more
Jun 2008
Nov 23, 2007
The Omnivore's Dilemma
liked it
Final Verdict:
Somewhat pretentious at times. It really made me hungry for mushrooms, though...

Second Thoughts:
I can't honestly say that I'm enjoying t
not set
Nov 11, 2010
Isle of Avalon
did not like it
A bunch of geomantic nonsense. Mann charts the mythology and spiritual nature of Glastonbury, traditionally the site of Avalon in Arthurian legend. Hi ...more
Jul 2007
Jun 08, 2007
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
really liked it
Wickedly funny!!

Gruesome, witty, and grimly fascinating! I don't recommend picking this book up before eating dinner - particularly the chapter on the
Jan 2012
Jan 09, 2012
Sex and the City
it was ok
Saucy, breezy and, sadly, very disappointing. The book was too scattered for my liking. Somewhere in the last 1/3 of the book the collection of random ...more
Mar 13, 2008
Mar 04, 2008
Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born
liked it
Fascinating - but definitely not for the squeamish! If you've got a low tolerance for ghastly medieval birthing implements, this is maybe not the book ...more
Apr 2008
Mar 21, 2008
Not Without My Daughter
really liked it
Something recently jogged my memory of this book, a very chilling, true story of an American woman's escape from her duplicitous husband who kept her ...more
Jan 1992
Feb 28, 2008
The Three Faces Of Eve
liked it
I was obsessed with this book in high school, and had my sights set on a career in psychology because of it. I've since taken a completely different d ...more
Jan 1993
Jun 12, 2007
Labyrinths: Walking Toward the Center
it was ok
Not quite what I was expecting. I was looking for a history of labyrinths; though it contains some history, this book is more of a collection of sketc ...more
May 2007
Jun 11, 2007
You'll Never Nanny in This Town Again: The True Adventures of a Hollywood Nanny
liked it
The writing style is definitely not top quality, but the substance of the stories is entertaining. Light and fluffy, perfect for beach or camping read ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 01, 2007
Sex and the City: Kiss and Tell
liked it
If you're a fan of the series (I am!), this is a great lil' souvenir full of photos, anecdotes and trivia.
not set
Mar 04, 2008
Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities
it was ok
Just plain bizarre, and its authenticiy within the psychiatric literature is questionable.
Jan 1994
Jun 12, 2007
The Tao of Pooh
really liked it
Absolutely brilliant.
not set
Jun 27, 2007
A Sideways Look at Time
not set
Jul 08, 2010