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You Shall Know Our Velocity!
3.62
really liked it
Two close friends decide to travel around the world in a week and give away $32,000 to random people. This includes creating a treasure map for childr ...more
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Jan 06, 2009
 
Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend
4.05
really liked it
The first comprehensive authorized biography of Willie Mays, the greatest centerfielder of all time, was worth the wait. Hirsch examines all of Mays' ...more
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Feb 22, 2010
 
The Odds: One Season, Three Gamblers And The Death Of Their Las Vegas
3.74
liked it
This book actually does not dissaude me from professional gambling. It, however, does not make me want to move to Las Vegas and become a lonely gamble ...more
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Apr 23, 2010
 
I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence
3.87
really liked it
I would suggest listening to this book rather than reading it. It's only three cds, which is relatively short for audiobooks. Amy Sedaris delivers adv ...more
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Jul 16, 2009
 
The High Window (Philip Marlowe, #3)
4.08
really liked it
Another brilliant mystery novel from Mr. Chandler. His books employ the same masterful formula - a sarcastic detective happens upon a few murders, has ...more
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Jan 06, 2009
 
Our Dumb World: The Onion's Atlas of the Planet Earth
4.19
really liked it
I haven't finished reading this yet, but I can't stop laughing. Every country is in here, and misrepresented sensationally from an American point of v ...more
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Jan 30, 2009
 
Feed
3.54
it was amazing
The thing that amazed me the most about this book is: it's written in the voice of an inarticulate teenager and yet it paints such a vivid world where ...more
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Feb 08, 2009
 
Standard Hero Behavior
3.68
really liked it
In his first novel (YA), Anderson creates an entertaining parody of the fantasy genre, where heroes are profiteers, faithful steeds are hard to come b ...more
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May 02, 2008
 
When March Went Mad: The Game That Transformed Basketball
3.96
liked it
The 1979 NCAA Basketball Championship was arguably the most important event in college basketball history. Its success spurred the growth of ESPN and ...more
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Jul 11, 2009
 
Tris Speaker: The Rough-and-Tumble Life of a Baseball Legend
3.75
liked it
Tris Speaker was probably the best outfielder in the deadball era, but also one of the best players of all time. He used to play centerfield so shallo ...more
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May 12, 2009
 
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
3.92
liked it
Bad planning on my part (overdue at the library) prevented me from finishing this book, but it's an interesting read. Not really as mind-blowing as ev ...more
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Aug 29, 2009
 
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Vol. 1 (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, #1)
4.45
really liked it
I figured this series would be a good read since I loved Miyazaki's movie "Spirited Away," and I was right. In the beginning book, the author takes us ...more
Jan 06, 2009
Jan 03, 2009
 
Watching Baseball Smarter: A Professional Fan's Guide for Beginners, Semi-experts, and Deeply Serious Geeks
3.75
really liked it
A wealth of information on America's national pastime, but I'd only suggest it for die-hard baseball fans. What I liked about it was its discussion of ...more
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Apr 24, 2009
 
A Pocketful of History: Four Hundred Years of America--One State Quarter at a Time
3.32
liked it
Each of the 50 chapters talks about the design of the quarter and how it relates to state history. The Washington state quarter, for example, launches ...more
not set
Jul 16, 2009
 
More Information Than You Require
3.83
liked it
The PC guy from the Apple ads is not just a minor television personality - he's a comedic writer! This book is a really enjoyable, although it's more ...more
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Apr 19, 2009
 
The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898
3.82
really liked it
How do you go about justifying war? With a lot of talk about national pride, some misinformation, and the need to democratize primitive societies. Thi ...more
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Jun 02, 2010
 
Into the Wild
3.95
really liked it
There seem to be a lot of different reactions to this book. Chris McCandless was either irresponsible and arrogant or he was heroic and followed his d ...more
not set
Oct 22, 2009
 
The Spirit, Vol. 1
3.95
really liked it
Like The Batman, The Spirit has no superpowers, a young sidekick and a close relationship with a police chief. But he differs from the Dark Knight in ...more
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May 12, 2009
 
Batman: Year One
4.23
it was amazing
One of Frank Miller's best, with great artwork by David Mazzucchelli. Pairs Bruce Wayne's ascent as the caped crusader with Lieutenant Gordon's beginn ...more
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Jan 10, 2009
 
Inherent Vice
3.71
it was amazing
In the vernacular of this book, "I really dug it, man. It was a trip." The story follows a private eye/dopehead named Doc Sportello, who is concerned ...more
not set
Aug 09, 2009
 
The Battle for God: A History of Fundamentalism
3.93
liked it
An interesting overview of fundamentalism in the big three religions (1492-2000), but I just couldn't power through it. Maybe I'll give her new book a ...more
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Nov 10, 2008
 
Hawkman: Wings of Fury
3.64
liked it
Hawkman is a bit like the Highlander except that he dies and is reborn over and over again, retaining his memories and powers received from an alien m ...more
not set
Apr 04, 2009
 
Crazy English
3.84
it was ok
Reads like a list of unusual things about the English language. Doesn't really delve into the origins or history of language, or how terms and phrases ...more
not set
Dec 12, 2008
 
DC: The New Frontier, Volume 1
4.17
liked it
Surprising close to the premise and storyline of "The Watchmen," except with DC characters we already know, like Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Flas ...more
not set
Jan 06, 2010
 
How I Live Now
3.58
really liked it
Halfway through the book, the story changes from a quiet, pastoral English family-filled narrative to a shocking and disturbing diary of war and hards ...more
not set
Feb 08, 2009
 
The Skin I'm In
4.14
it was amazing
I loved this book purely for its realism. It doesn't seem like it's written by an adult and it has a great message about loving who you are and refusi ...more
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Jun 29, 2009
 
The Troll Bridge (A Rock'n' Roll Fairy Tale, #2)
3.45
liked it
In this modern fairy tale, eleven state fair princesses are kidnapped by a large ugly troll, when a old convenant is broken between a Minnesotan town ...more
not set
Jun 29, 2009
 
The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare
3.85
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Still trying to wrap my mind around the ending (which is quite abstract), but this book was entertaining from start to end. A satiri ...more
not set
Jan 13, 2009
 
The Annotated Baseball Stories of Ring W. Lardner, 1914-1919
4.25
liked it
I couldn't read this whole thing - it's just too massive. It's a collection of letters from fictional White Sox pitcher Jack Keefe, detailing aspects ...more
not set
Jul 28, 2009
 
The Name of the Rose
4.11
really liked it
Part murder mystery, part historical fiction, this story is set in an Italian abbey during the fourteenth century. While a visiting English priest is ...more
not set
May 06, 2010
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