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The Enemy Within: Terror, lies and the whitewashing of Omar Khadr
3.73
it was ok
I didn't realise when I downloaded this book (fortunately from the library so I didn't pay for it) it was written by Ezra Levant, if I had I likely wo ...more
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Dec 28, 2011
 
Am I Black Enough For You?
3.80
liked it
I liked this book and found it interesting although I would have liked to have heard more of her opinions. I know that is a strange statement to make ...more
May 28, 2012
Apr 12, 2012
 
That'd Be Right
3.76
really liked it
I'm too young to recall much of this book but he ties it so nicely together it is almost a strange sort of poetry in parts. I obviously enjoyed the er ...more
Jun 2012
Jun 01, 2012
 
A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France
3.81
liked it
I liked this book (as much as you can say that) and it was refreshing (as much as you can say that) to read a story of WW2 from a different perspectiv ...more
Jan 23, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
 
After Tehran: A Life Reclaimed
3.68
liked it
I did not like this book as much as Prisoner of Tehran. It was however really interesting to see the progress she had made in writing her first book, ...more
not set
Jul 20, 2011
 
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
3.97
liked it
I really liked this book, the only criticism would be that sometimes if I'd put it down in the morning and picked it up again later that day I'd need ...more
not set
Nov 22, 2011
 
The Slap
3.16
it was ok
I can't really say anything that hasn't already been said but I still feel compelled to say my bit too...
The characters were very unpleasant and not i
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Oct 12, 2011
 
All She Ever Wanted
4.04
it was ok
I was a little scared to read this book when the author bio listed going to church as an interest of the author (I had never heard of her or Christian ...more
Jan 29, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
 
Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story
4.29
really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this biography of Judy Taylor and her medical experience (and experimentation). I found her fighting spirit amazing but also the ...more
not set
Jul 20, 2011
 
Pigeon English
3.52
it was ok
This was one of those books that you could tell it was well written and should be engaging but somehow couldn't become engaged by it. I think I'll eve ...more
Jan 24, 2012
Jan 24, 2012
 
Consumer Republic: Using Brands to Get What You Want, Make Corporations Behave, and Maybe Even Save the World
3.15
liked it
I was given this as a gift and while I may not have initially picked it up myself I'm glad I read it. It did make me reconsider my opinion on how I tr ...more
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Jul 20, 2011
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.25
it was amazing
I may have given this book too many stars but alas it is a classic and an old favourite. This was my fall back book after reading too many depressing ...more
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Jul 20, 2011
 
Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
4.25
it was ok
I generally love this kind of memoir and eagerly eat up the story of places I haven't been and travellers braver than myself. I found "Little Princes" ...more
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Jul 20, 2011
 
A Bed of Red Flowers: In Search of My Afghanistan
3.80
liked it
This book was really captivating, I also enjoyed learning about pre-Taliban Afghanistan as most of the books or memoirs I have read are from Taliban t ...more
Jul 2012
Jun 30, 2012
 
Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw: Travels in Search of Canada
3.74
it was ok
Ever since I visited Canada for the first time in 2006 I meant to read Will Ferguson. When I moved to Canada in 2008 I would see his work every time I ...more
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Dec 02, 2011
 
The Glass Palace
3.94
really liked it
I must admit I know very little of this region prior to Burma and India gaining independence. I also knew very little from the local perspective as mo ...more
Jan 16, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
 
Middlesex
3.98
really liked it
It took me a little while to get into this book but as it was recommended by a person who usually has good tips I persevered. Once I "got into" the bo ...more
Nov 05, 2011
Nov 04, 2011
 
When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge
4.12
really liked it
I read this a few years ago when I was in Cambodia. In Cambodia and Viet Nam you can get plenty of books about the local culture, stories and memoirs ...more
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Dec 06, 2011
 
god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
3.96
it was amazing
I love this book, I found it a fast and easy read packed with interesting infomation and doesn't single out one religion over another for criticism.
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Jul 20, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
 
Animal Farm
3.88
it was amazing
The first time I read Animal Farm it was at an airport in Thailand. It lived up to my expectations (and more) and I couldn't believe I hadn't read it ...more
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Jul 20, 2011
 
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
3.82
liked it
It was an interesting read but I much preferred "Audacity of Hope". I think reading it when you know the author goes on to become the US President add ...more
Sep 23, 2012
Sep 23, 2012
 
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
4.22
liked it
It was a very easy read and a very fast read but I didn't like it as much as the first one. I did get sucked in and was unable to put it down but I de ...more
not set
Oct 20, 2011
 
Surfacing
3.45
it was ok
I often struggle with reading Atwood but as my sister is a big fan I made another attempt. The plot sounded interesting and initially I enjoyed the bo ...more
not set
Jul 20, 2011
 
The Forgotten Garden
4.12
really liked it
I would have been unlikely to pick this up myself but it sucked me in. It was a little predictable but none the less I enjoyed it and spent the best p ...more
not set
Jul 20, 2011
 
The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul
3.58
liked it
I really liked this book to start with although obviously more fluffy than you'd expect from a story in Kabul. I did still enjoy it but the end seemed ...more
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Jun 12, 2012
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.57
it was ok
I wouldn't say I disliked this book but I found it pretty silly and frustrating. I can see why teenagers like it but have no understanding of how grow ...more
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Jul 20, 2011
 
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
4.23
liked it
I thought this book was too short and believed there would have been a lot of compelling story to tell that was missed. It was 72 pages that spanned o ...more
Feb 22, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
 
The Secret Keeper
4.13
it was amazing
I feel like Kate Morton books are a guilty pleasure, like the others I couldn't put this down yet am sad when it is over. I think this might have been ...more
Nov 23, 2012
Nov 23, 2012
 
The Taliban Cricket Club
3.82
really liked it
When I realised I was going to stay up to finish this book I went and got myself a packet of tissues as I imagined I'd be an emotional mess by the end ...more
Aug 17, 2012
Aug 19, 2012
 
Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies, and Aid
4.30
it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book and some of the compelling stories she recounts from her personal experience. A number of the issues she mentioned in this ...more
not set
Nov 25, 2011
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