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Wisconsin Death Trip
really liked it
Got this one through inter-library loan and was very, very sorry to have to let it go today.

I (morbidly) loved everything about it except for Lesy's
Jul 2010
Jun 30, 2010
The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less
liked it
The informational parts of the book -- what happens to trash, what can and can’t be recycled, cleaning product recipes, the A-Z recycling guide – are ...more
Mar 2013
Mar 08, 2013
Black Belt Librarians: Every Librarian's Real World Guide to a Safer Workplace
really liked it
Handily, I had a chance to put what I learned from this book to the test today.

I definitely found myself pulling from some of the recommended scripts
Aug 2011
Aug 22, 2011
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
liked it
I was a committed riot grrrl devotee in high school and college. A frequently lonely feminist. An obnoxious proselytizer. I LOVED the first four Sleat ...more
Jan 2017
Jan 06, 2017
Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting
it was ok
I was so wigged out by the author's threesome article for Marie Claire (which I admittedly sought out after seeing mention of it in another negative r ...more
not set
Aug 09, 2012
Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
it was amazing
"But here is a sad truth: Our world is full of men and women who do not like powerful women. We have been so conditioned to think of power as male tha ...more
Feb 28, 2018
Feb 06, 2018
The DIY Wedding: Celebrate Your Day Your Way
really liked it
What a beautiful little book. This is the only wedding book I've purchased -- the rest I've borrowed from my local library -- and I have no regrets ab ...more
Oct 2011
Sep 12, 2011
Extreme Couponing: Learn How to Be a Savvy Shopper and Save Money... One Coupon At a Time
did not like it
Bafflingly religious beginner's guide to couponing. Potentially useful for someone who's never so much as clipped a coupon, but only so long as that p ...more
Jan 2017
Jan 06, 2017
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
really liked it
Yes, Marie Kondo is crazy, but this book really is changing my life and lifting my spirits and generally living up to the hype.

2015 Popsugar Reading
Sep 2015
Aug 29, 2015
Miss Manners' Guide to a Surprisingly Dignified Wedding
really liked it
Miss Manners is as fabulous as ever. I still don't know what I'm doing, but at least now I know how to do it GRACIOUSLY.

Jul 2011
Jul 05, 2011
Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?
liked it
Feb 2014
Dec 26, 2013
Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work
really liked it
I wish I could take Tim Gunn to work with me every day.
Apr 06, 2013
Mar 31, 2013
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
it was ok
Jon Krakauer really likes Jon Krakauer.
Mar 2014
Mar 11, 2014
Eating Animals
really liked it
I've been a pescatarian for twelve years, and was a straight vegetaraian for seven years before that. This was a devastating read for me. I can't imag ...more
Feb 28, 2017
Jan 03, 2017
liked it
I first read this the summer before my freshman year of high school (high school!); I was living in Japan at the time and it was required reading for ...more
Apr 2011
Mar 09, 2011
How to Be the World's Smartest Traveler (and Save Time, Money, and Hassle)
really liked it
A good starting point for domestic and international travelers, although slightly disappointing as I had somehow read the title as "The Smartest World ...more
Apr 2014
Apr 08, 2014
Skinny Bitch
it was ok
Mixed feelings on this one. I read it because I'd heard that it made a compelling argument for veganism -- and it does. I'm SURE that if I hadn't gone ...more
Jun 2009
May 25, 2009
Intimate Weddings: Planning a Small Wedding That Fits Your Budget and Style
it was ok
An extended title would be Intimate Weddings That Still Cost $20,000. Okay, to be fair, at least a couple of the weddings included came in under five ...more
Oct 2011
Jul 30, 2011
How to Be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking Than Your Parents
it was ok
Some good information and advice, but the delivery is pretty awful. Bissonnette is sarcastic shooting for witty, but most of the time I found him grat ...more
Jul 2014
Jun 22, 2014
Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste & Style
really liked it
I can't say that every part of this book was useful to me, but I did reduce the contents of my closet by 1/3 on Wednesday night, which felt pretty ama ...more
Sep 2012
Sep 14, 2012
Soup Night: Recipes for Creating Community Around a Pot of Soup
liked it
I'm sure I wouldn't have checked this out if I'd realized it was a cookbook about COMMUNITY. The premise of this book is rubbing my misanthropy entire ...more
Dec 2016
Dec 21, 2016
Green House: Eco-Friendly Disposal and Recycling at Home
it was ok
I was trucking along happily until I hit the Bs; contains some questionable advice regarding book burning that made it hard for me to get on board wit ...more
Nov 2013
Nov 16, 2013
The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
liked it
2015 Popsugar Reading Challenge Item 22: A book that scares you.
May 2015
May 09, 2015
Cooking Solo: The Fun of Cooking for Yourself
liked it
Short ingredient lists make me happy.
Dec 2016
Dec 31, 2016
Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook
liked it
I am really enjoying the veganized kimchi recipe from this book, although no one seems to enjoy me when I've been eating it. :(
Jan 18, 2016
Jan 18, 2016
A Short Guide to a Happy Life
it was ok
Nov 2012
Nov 19, 2012
Call the Midwife (The Midwife Trilogy, #1)
it was ok
Hugely problematic. Did not diminish my love for the show, but I doubt I'll read on. Great narrator on the audiobook.
Feb 16, 2018
Jan 30, 2018
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
liked it
2015 Popsugar Reading Challenge Item 31: A book with bad reviews
Feb 2015
Feb 08, 2015
Men Explain Things to Me
really liked it
Very impactful short read. "The Longest War" is a perfect essay.

2015 Popsugar Reading Challenge Item 9: A book by a female author
Jun 2015
Jun 08, 2015
The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
liked it
A lot of good takeaways here.
Jan 20, 2018
Jan 03, 2018
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