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Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family: Includes So Many Innovative Strategies You Won't Have to Cut Coupons
it was ok
Either lots of their advice is common-sense, or I am a grocery genius, because I am already doing most of the things they recommend that it makes sens ...more
Mar 11, 2013
Feb 23, 2013
Rapture Ready!: Adventures in the Parallel Universe of Christian Pop Culture
liked it
In Rapture Ready, Daniel Radosh (who is Jewish, by the way) explores the world of Christian pop culture, which basically parallels secular pop culture ...more
Sep 13, 2009
Aug 04, 2009
The Duggars: 20 and Counting!: Raising One of America's Largest Families—How They Do It
liked it
I picked the Duggars’ book up from the library on my way home from work on Friday, and finished reading it on Sunday morning (and keep in mind that I ...more
Jun 21, 2009
Mar 13, 2009
Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement
liked it
Granted, I've read more about this lifestyle than most people, but I didn't feel like I learned anything new from this book, just confirmed what I was ...more
Oct 09, 2013
Jan 07, 2013
Hack the Mobile Lifestyle: 6 Steps to Work Well and Play More!
really liked it
I've been following Marcey for a little while now. Some of the info in this book I'd heard from her before, but some of the ideas were new and there's ...more
Jul 26, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World's Most Coveted Handbag
liked it
You know when someone tells their friend, "Hey, you've lived such an interesting life, you should write a book!" they don't really mean it? Michael To ...more
Apr 29, 2010
Apr 20, 2010
Super Sad True Love Story
it was amazing
“Super Sad… Thing is a dystopian novel about the near future, and the scary thing is it’s already happening.” – Edmund White

This quote, from the SSTLS trailer,
Sep 15, 2010
Aug 02, 2010
The Sun, the Moon and Maybe the Trains
liked it
After a slow start, I got into this book as the story picked up. It's a unique twist on time travel, but never really got into the "rules" of how time ...more
Nov 28, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
A Love That Multiplies: An Up-Close View of How They Make it Work
liked it
A Love That Multiplies: An Up-Close View of How They Make it Work, is the second book written by Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. This one has more words and l ...more
Sep 11, 2011
Aug 26, 2011
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food
really liked it
This book jumps all over and covers a wide variety of Chinese food-related topics, but keeps coming back to the fortune cookie. They aren't originally ...more
Apr 14, 2009
Apr 14, 2009
A Mercy
really liked it
Switching between the different narrators annoyed me at first, but I came to appreciate how it allows you to see things from each point of view and he ...more
Dec 03, 2009
Jan 19, 2009
The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears at the World's Most Famous Cooking School
liked it
I can't figure out what this book was supposed to be. Some sort of journal about the author's time at Le Cordon Bleu, listing daily activities in and ...more
Jun 15, 2009
May 21, 2009
Zombie Spaceship Wasteland
really liked it
Not what I thought it was going to be, but still good. The autobiographical chapters (some very dark) are broken up with invented stories about wine, ...more
Jan 21, 2012
Jan 14, 2012
Saving Fish from Drowning
really liked it
Started out a little slow, with a lot of characters to keep track of, but once I got into the story and invested in the characters' fates, I couldn't ...more
Dec 25, 2008
Jan 15, 2009
The United States of Arugula: How We Became a Gourmet Nation
liked it
This book wasn't what I expected. I was thinking it would be a cultural history of how we came to eat the things we do in America, but it's more of a ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 07, 2009
The Help
really liked it
I loved it... up until the end. I know things in life don't wrap up neatly, but I wish there were more of a conclusion than the open ending we got.
Nov 26, 2011
Nov 19, 2011
Coming Clean
it was amazing
This was a fascinating and heartbreaking book, and I literally couldn't put it down - I finished it in a day. If you've ever watched the TV shows abou ...more
Oct 20, 2013
Aug 19, 2013
really liked it
Tell me the movie "Zoolander" isn't based on this book!
Jun 2001
Jan 15, 2009
really liked it
Oh Mary, you dumb little girl...
Jun 02, 2013
May 27, 2013
Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China
really liked it
This was an interesting book. Chinese society has been through so many major changes in recent history, and this latest one is turning the traditional ...more
Oct 22, 2009
May 03, 2009
Gone Girl
liked it
Took me a while to get into the story (apparently I am not alone in this), then once the twist was revealed, I couldn't put it down. Even though I had ...more
Apr 14, 2013
Nov 27, 2012
Lives of the Monster Dogs
liked it
Kind of bizarre story that supposedly deals with what it means to be human, but I must have missed that point. Still an interesting read, though, if o ...more
Oct 2008
Jan 22, 2009
Kosher Chinese: Living, Teaching, and Eating with China's Other Billion
really liked it
Fun and somewhat thought-provoking look at a two-year Peace Corps stint teaching English in China, land of contradictions. Minus points for overuse of ...more
Jul 07, 2013
Sep 30, 2011
Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion
really liked it
Really makes you think twice about what you buy and what's in your closet. I know I am definitely going to consider quality more the next time I purch ...more
Aug 22, 2013
Jan 07, 2013
Those Who Save Us
The ending was kind of.. abrupt. Also, proofreading seems to have gone out the window about 2/3 through.
Dec 26, 2014
Oct 02, 2014
Edible: An Adventure into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet
not set
Sep 13, 2019
Memoirs of a Geisha
not set
Jan 15, 2009
Romance, Riches, and Restrooms: A Cautionary Tale of Ambitious Dreams and Irritable Bowels
Mar 11, 2012
Mar 03, 2012
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
not set
Mar 19, 2010
Cloud Atlas
not set
Jan 07, 2013
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