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Japanese Soul Cooking: Ramen, Tonkatsu, Tempura, and More from the Streets and Kitchens of Tokyo and Beyond
4.25
really liked it
I found this by accident in the new cookbook section at the library. I love Japanese food, so I’m always on the lookout for new cookbooks. I had heard ...more
Dec 16, 2013
Dec 16, 2013
 
Black Dahlia, Red Rose: The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-Up of America's Greatest Unsolved Murder
4.19
it was amazing
The Black Dahlia murder case remains a brutal unsolved mystery murder case. Committed by someone familiar with surgical techniques, the murder of twen ...more
Sep 08, 2017
Aug 07, 2017
 
City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in Tehran
3.86
it was amazing
I’ve been fascinated with Iran/Persia for awhile now, so when I saw this book in the new Nonfiction section, it definitely caught my attention. The au ...more
Oct 26, 2014
Oct 21, 2014
 
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
4.02
it was amazing
The book tells the story of Claudette Colvin, who in March 1955, was the first African-American to refuse to give up her seat to a white person on a b ...more
Jun 2014
Dec 22, 2013
 
Journeys on the Silk Road: A Desert Explorer, Buddha's Secret Library, and the Unearthing of the World's Oldest Printed Book
3.89
it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book that I randomly picked up in the new nonfiction section at the library! It was a narrative nonfiction about Hungarian/Bri ...more
Apr 24, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
 
When I Was a Boy Neruda Called Me Policarpo
3.56
liked it
Bizarre book. I originally picked it up b/c I am a huge Neruda fan and am fascinated with the kid's books about him that I've found, i.e. Deborah Koga ...more
Jul 04, 2009
Jun 11, 2009
 
Seductress: Women Who Ravished the World and Their Lost Art of Love
3.71
So far this book is not at all what I expected, but not in a bad way. The preface and the first chapter are explaining the book as the history of sedu ...more
not set
Jan 27, 2009
 
African Queen: The Real Life of the Hottentot Venus
3.47
really liked it
A well-done and well-researched biography/history of Saartijie Baartman, the so called Hottentot Venus from South Africa, it tells her whole tragic st ...more
May 25, 2011
May 22, 2011
 
Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust
4.12
liked it
This was an interesting graphic novel in that it is one that can introduce the subject of the Holocaust to much younger children than it is usually in ...more
Apr 29, 2015
Apr 01, 2014
 
The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909
3.89
really liked it
I had never heard this story before, so I was curious to see how they made it into a children's picture book. This book won the 1984 Caldecott Award, ...more
Aug 18, 2013
Aug 20, 2013
 
Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei
3.94
it was amazing
Fantastic book, love all the little details about the book. It is put together really interestingly, as you have the main text on the left and then a ...more
Apr 09, 2009
Feb 03, 2009
 
Snowflake Bentley
4.16
it was amazing
This book won the 1999 Caldecott Award, and I must agree with some others that have said that it was nice that a non-fiction book won. I will say thou ...more
Jul 29, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
 
Edward the Rake: An Unwholesome Biography of Edward VII
3.50
really liked it
I've been wanting to read this ever since I watched the BBC miniseries "The Duchess of Duke Street" about a famous female chef who was a mistress of E ...more
Aug 03, 2010
Aug 02, 2010
 
Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci
4.02
really liked it
This book is all about how Leonardo da Vinci came up for the idea for many modern inventions back in the 15th and 16th centuries, 400 years before the ...more
Oct 24, 2014
Oct 24, 2014
 
America's Ethan Allen
2.94
liked it
I will admit, that I was a little hesitant to read this as the last book illustrated by Lynd Ward ("The Biggest Bear", which won the 1953 Caldecott Aw ...more
Mar 28, 2014
Mar 24, 2014
 
Locomotive
4.13
it was amazing
There was a bit of a wait on this book and I can understand why. This was a truly fascinating book and I know this, and the fabulously detailed illust ...more
Feb 27, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
 
In My Father's Country: An Afghan Woman Defies Her Fate
3.66
it was amazing
I picked this up in the new book section because it sounded intriguing. It reminded me a lot of my best friend, although not an Afghani, she is caught ...more
Mar 04, 2013
Feb 28, 2013
 
Home is a Roof Over a Pig: An American Family's Journey in China
3.94
it was amazing
I picked up this up from the travel/foreign history section on a whim, after loving my last choice from there ("In My Father's Country" by Saima Wahab ...more
Mar 13, 2013
Mar 07, 2013
 
Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
3.84
it was amazing
I am reading the paperback version of this book with 192 pages. I have tried reading this book several times before, but the denseness of the text (es ...more
Feb 17, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
 
Izakaya: The Japanese Pub Cookbook
3.96
it was amazing
I picked this book up by chance when I was looking for Thanksgiving cookbooks (a bit off I know, but I love to browse the cookbook section at the libr ...more
Nov 14, 2009
Nov 11, 2009
 
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
3.81
it was amazing
Normally I can't get through nonfiction/biographies in audiobook format because I get bored, but this book was definitely the exception. I had seen a ...more
May 13, 2012
May 03, 2012
 
The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder that Shook the Nation
3.39
really liked it
I have been feeling like some narrative nonfiction and so when I saw this, I snapped it up. I always enjoy a good true crime story as they examine how ...more
Sep 10, 2014
Sep 03, 2014
 
Did She Kill Him?: A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery, and Arsenic
3.54
really liked it
Geez, I can't believe it took me three weeks to read this book! Part of the reason was because the book rather dragged in the beginning as it was sett ...more
Jan 27, 2015
Jan 14, 2015
 
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
3.70
really liked it
I have been wanting to read this for awhile (esp after seeing the movie trailer about the creator, "Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman") as I thou ...more
Sep 28, 2017
Sep 19, 2017
 
Belle: The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice
3.39
really liked it
I had seen the trailer for the movie and thought it would be an interesting. So when the book came out, I was intrigued. There was next to no material ...more
Oct 08, 2014
Oct 07, 2014
 
I am Albert Einstein
4.39
it was amazing
I also found this book while browsing children's review websites. I fell in love with the illustrations before I even read it, but they were even more ...more
Jun 11, 2015
Jun 10, 2015
 
The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln
3.60
liked it
This was an odd, but intriguing look into Abraham Lincoln's early adult life from 1837-1842. This was after he got off his father's farm, and had trav ...more
Jan 2013
Dec 16, 2012
 
Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Soldier in Hitler's Army
4.08
really liked it
Austrian George Rauch was a fascinating man. He was drafted into Hitler's army in 1944 at age seventeen, despite being one-quarter Jewish (his materna ...more
Feb 20, 2015
Feb 05, 2015
 
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
4.12
it was amazing
I've been wanting to read this book for awhile, so when I saw it was on the Newbery Honor list for 2013 (which is my new Challenge for 2014), I had to ...more
Dec 12, 2013
Nov 26, 2013
 
They Were Strong and Good
3.53
really liked it
Ok, I know this book is outdated (contains racial stereotypes of African-Americans and Native Americans) but I rather enjoyed it. It was the mostly tr ...more
Oct 18, 2012
Oct 19, 2012
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