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Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
4.05
it was amazing
I've been reading this book, Antifragile, for almost four weeks. I call it reading. I've turned all the pages. I've read all the words. That's reading ...more
Mar 29, 2013
Mar 29, 2013
 
Lab Girl
4.04
it was amazing
Clue 1. Happy, exuberant state.
Clue 2. Read 290 pages in one sitting.
Clue 3. Desire to tell everyone about book.
Clue 4. No interest in picking up anot
...more
Apr 30, 2016
Apr 30, 2016
 
When I Was a Child I Read Books
3.88
really liked it
I’ll go ahead and say it: Marilynne Robinson is too smart for me. I can be a lazy reader, seeking the quick answer, the easy answer.

This is not a boo
...more
Apr 22, 2012
Apr 22, 2012
 
Dead End in Norvelt
3.72
it was amazing
There are authors you suspect must be dead. Face it, when you haven’t heard anything from an author in years, you think they must have passed on and p ...more
Jan 2012
Feb 05, 2012
 
Everything I Never Told You
3.79
it was amazing
A good book, for me, is both revelatory and redemptive. This book is both.

It’s quite awful, horrifying, really, in the same way that We Need to Talk
...more
Jan 29, 2017
Dec 07, 2014
 
The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir
3.77
liked it
WARNING: Highly Opinionated Review to Follow

In my sixty years, I've learned a little about people. Not a lot, mind you, but a little. I can now separa
...more
Apr 05, 2017
Apr 02, 2017
 
The Kitchen Counter Cooking School: How a Few Simple Lessons Transformed Nine Culinary Novices into Fearless Home Cooks
4.08
really liked it
I grew up in the sixties when there was a strong movement toward moving back to natural foods. I had a mom who was a stay-at-home mother and prepared ...more
Dec 04, 2011
Dec 04, 2011
 
Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White
4.43
it was amazing
I love Melissa Sweet's writing, but it's the illustrations she makes to accompany her text that wows me. Sweet's technique is unique; she uses a colla ...more
May 04, 2016
May 01, 2016
 
My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues
3.74
really liked it
This is my favorite kind of book: a book-about-books.

This is my favorite kind of author: a Reader. (Capital letter intended).

What is not to love?
Apr 08, 2017
Apr 08, 2017
 
Lonesome Dove
4.47
it was amazing
Look at the title. Take a look at that cover. Read the synopsis of the plot. Nothing about Lonesome Dove appeals to me. Yet I've read its 858 pages th ...more
Apr 06, 2016
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