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Memoirs of a Geisha
4.08
did not like it
**spoiler alert** I've read this book 3 times now and each time I pick it up, I forget how much I disliked reading it the last time. On the surface, t ...more
Aug 19, 2008
Aug 20, 2008
 
Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States
3.89
did not like it
I will admit that I didn't actually finish this book, but by 3/4 of the way through, I was totally bored with it. The first few chapters of this book ...more
Feb 06, 2009
Jan 28, 2009
 
Selling Olga: Stories of Human Trafficking
3.85
really liked it
We read Selling Olga for my course, as an introduction to a more modern feminist and social justice issue - having spent most of the class reading old ...more
Jul 14, 2010
Jul 03, 2010
 
Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life
3.97
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I really like Alison Weir's biographies. She writes in a very accessible tone so that her books are neither too stuffy nor too dumbe ...more
Aug 18, 2009
Jul 27, 2009
 
Four Queens: The Provençal Sisters Who Ruled Europe
3.84
really liked it
I absolutely loved this book! Goldstone's writing was so engaging - much different from most other historical texts that I've read - that I could hard ...more
Jul 19, 2009
Jul 13, 2009
 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3.85
it was amazing
This is truly a lovely and charming book. Christopher, an autistic (though that word is never used in the book) 15 year old living in England discover ...more
Dec 14, 2009
Dec 15, 2009
 
Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England
4.09
really liked it
This book took me forever to finish! Not because it wasn't good or anything, but just because I was so busy with school that I never had time with it. ...more
Mar 24, 2010
Dec 15, 2009
 
The Name of the Rose
4.11
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** First off, I absolutely loved this book. LOVED it. Set in an Italian monastery in the 14th century, the main plot of the book revolv ...more
Apr 27, 2009
Dec 17, 2008
 
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
3.84
it was ok
This book is written in a very disjointed manner and relies heavily on sensationalism and wild conjecture. While the description of the tedious proces ...more
Jul 2008
Jul 08, 2008
 
The Wasp Factory
3.85
liked it
**spoiler alert** I have really conflicted feelings about this book. I honestly cannot say if I enjoyed reading it at all. I suppose that enjoy is rea ...more
Aug 23, 2009
Aug 11, 2008
 
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
3.97
liked it
I read this for my Survey of American Literature Class, but I really enjoyed it. Douglass's use of language is particularly eloquent - remarkable for ...more
Feb 04, 2009
Feb 06, 2009
 
Out of the East: Spices and the Medieval Imagination
3.83
really liked it
Surprisingly engaging and informative for such a narrow subject matter. While I found the large sections on the spice trade to be a tad on the dull si ...more
Jul 15, 2009
Jul 01, 2009
 
Mysteries of the Middle Ages: The Rise of Feminism, Science and Art from the Cults of Catholic Europe
3.82
liked it
Entertaining to read, but obviously a popular rather than scholarly history book. Cahill has some odd digressions that were jarring, but the book was ...more
May 15, 2011
May 03, 2011
 
Labyrinths:  Selected Stories and Other Writings
4.46
liked it
Terribly confusing, yet intriguing.
May 2010
Jul 14, 2010
 
The Sound and the Fury: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Contexts, Criticism
3.86
it was amazing
So complex, but brilliant.
Apr 2010
Jul 14, 2010
 
The Little Prince
4.28
it was amazing
Although The Little Prince was written as a children's book, it reveals many truths about the nature of humanity. It is a truly delightful book, tinge ...more
Jun 2008
Jul 17, 2008
 
Mrs. Dalloway
3.78
it was amazing
A fascinating portrayal of one woman's life, revealed during a single day. Brilliant.
Jul 17, 2008
Jul 08, 2008
 
Le Roman De Silence: A Thirteenth Century Arthurian Verse Romance
4.00
really liked it
The story of a girl who crossdresses and becomes a knight - so wonderful!
Jun 2010
Jul 14, 2010
 
Le Morte d'Arthur: King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table
3.92
really liked it
So much beheading! But still, a great deal of fun.
Jan 25, 2009
Dec 20, 2008
 
Half of a Yellow Sun
4.28
really liked it
So devastating, yet full of humanity.
Jun 2010
Jul 14, 2010
 
Love in the Time of Cholera
3.89
liked it
None
Sep 2008
Jul 17, 2008
 
Tracks
3.94
really liked it
None
Jan 20, 2009
Jan 21, 2009
 
Beowulf
3.42
really liked it
None
Sep 30, 2008
Oct 12, 2008
 
Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature
4.12
None
not set
Jul 17, 2010
 
Sex, Dissidence and Damnation Minority Groups in the Middle Ages
3.41
None
not set
Feb 22, 2010
 
The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809–82
3.85
liked it
None
Oct 2012
Dec 22, 2012
 
The Horrors We Bless: Rethinking the Just-War Legacy
4.06
really liked it
None
Nov 09, 2008
Nov 06, 2008
 
Of Love and Other Demons
3.98
really liked it
None
Jun 28, 2009
Jun 23, 2009
 
Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies -- and What It Means to Be Human
3.82
liked it
None
Jun 08, 2009
Apr 11, 2009
 
The Mabinogion
3.95
None
not set
Dec 14, 2009
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