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I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
3.80
really liked it
I rarely read autobiographies, but I am glad that I picked this one up. This young girl faced a situation that is unthinkable in the Western world. As ...more
Jan 06, 2017
Jan 04, 2017
 
The Secret Loves of Geek Girls
3.95
it was amazing
As many of my friends and followers know, I very rarely give ratings of 5 stars. Also, I'm not a huge fan of autobiographies, which this collection of ...more
Mar 09, 2018
Feb 07, 2018
 
Wild Women: Crusaders, Curmudgeons, and Completely Corsetless Ladies in the Otherwise Virtuous Victorian Era
3.73
it was ok
Okay, I'm done. Not actually done with reading the whole book, but I'm done trying to convince myself to continue reading. I've skipped over many of t ...more
Jan 28, 2017
Jan 12, 2017
 
Bountiful Women: Large Women's Secrets for Living the Life They Desire
3.50
really liked it
I think this positive book written for "bountiful" women can be an asset to anyone's library. Many of the issues discussed in this book can be experie ...more
Sep 20, 2016
Sep 17, 2016
 
The Dark Side of the Light Chasers: Reclaiming Your Power, Creativity, Brilliance and Dreams
4.08
really liked it
This book relies heavily on the Jungian belief of accepting your darker sides. Ford provides several exercises to help you become a more well-rounded ...more
Jul 12, 2010
May 30, 2010
 
Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
3.31
liked it
I enjoyed her writing style and her wit. She's sharp-tongued and not afraid to speak her truth.

The issue I had, was that all these essays are so full
...more
Apr 03, 2017
Apr 03, 2017
 
84, Charing Cross Road
4.19
really liked it
What a lovely little book! I agree with another BookCrosser, the movie really did live up to the book. I saw the movie first, and couldn't wait to rea ...more
Jan 13, 2008
Apr 28, 2014
 
Stupid white men and other sorry excuses for the state of the nation
3.30
liked it
As Moore states in his Acknowledgments ("I hope you had a few good laughs. I hope it has inspired you to go and raise a ruckus.") Moore is looking to ...more
May 29, 2009
May 23, 2009
 
Imagining the Universe
4.33
really liked it
This is a great reference book for those who use visual clues for understanding our universe.
Apr 09, 2016
Apr 08, 2016
 
A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Nonfiction
4.21
it was amazing
This was a great set of essays/speeches by Terry Pratchett. The first part of the book primarily contains essays about the writing process, etc., whic ...more
Jan 05, 2015
Nov 29, 2014
 
Getting Rid Of It: Eliminate the Clutter in Your Life
3.51
really liked it
Wow! I was surprised by how useful and succinct this book was. So many of these types of books might get into the whys and might even give some hints ...more
Jan 06, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
 
Dear Sappho: A Legacy of Lesbian Love Letters
4.31
liked it
Some of the letters in this book were beautiful tributes to love -- lost and gained. Others were just boring.

I think I would have found this more int
...more
Oct 10, 2009
Oct 10, 2009
 
The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing
4.02
really liked it
A good reference book for writers.
Nov 13, 2013
Oct 19, 2013
 
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
4.32
really liked it
I would give this book 5 stars if it had not been some of the sections in the book where King came off a little pretentious.

The first section of the
...more
Sep 07, 2009
Jun 30, 2009
 
The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle
4.03
it was ok
I listened to this in one day. It's only 3 hours long...and even that was too long. I was mostly bored by this. The author spent so much time speaking ...more
Jan 03, 2017
Jan 04, 2017
 
Revelations: Diaries of Women
3.96
really liked it
I like reading diaries and letters that give a more personal insight into the thoughts and feelings of various people. This book brings together snipp ...more
Jul 14, 2010
Jul 08, 2010
 
Creative Journal Writing: The Art and Heart of Reflection
3.81
liked it
3 1/2 stars

This is a great book for beginning journal writers. There are several exercises that may inspire someone new to writing. Many of the exerci
...more
May 05, 2015
Apr 25, 2015
 
Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money – That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
3.99
it was ok
I almost feel like I'm telling fiction by labeling this non-fiction. Sure, there are some concepts in the book worth contemplating, such as the way we ...more
Aug 24, 2010
Aug 27, 2010
 
Stars Come Out Within
4.00
really liked it
Mostly written for a much younger audience than myself, but I believe this is quite readable for adults as well as younger people. It may not be as in ...more
Sep 09, 2014
Jul 27, 2014
 
I Have Cancer. And I've Never Felt Better!
4.25
really liked it
3 1/2 to 3 3/4 stars

This wasn't exactly what I was looking for when I picked this up, yet, it was well-written and a very good reminder why everyone n
...more
Jan 20, 2013
Jan 19, 2013
 
The Prince
3.79
really liked it
It seems absurd to me to actually try and write a review of this monumental work. I'm sure that just about everything that can be said about this piec ...more
Jan 06, 2011
not set
Jan 05, 2011
 
Bees: A Natural History
4.42
it was amazing
This book is an amazing resource of over 20,000 species of bees. (Yes, I said over 20,000 species!) The writing is concise and easy to understand, and ...more
Sep 30, 2015
Aug 26, 2015
 
Awakening: How A 53 Year Old Wife And Mother "Became" A Lesbian
3.40
liked it
Let me first start by saying, I very rarely read autobiographies and biographies, so that will definitely prejudice my review.

This was an interesting
...more
Oct 07, 2010
Oct 03, 2010
 
The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi
4.12
really liked it
I've been reading Vagabond, the manga version of Yoshikawa's historical fiction account of Miyamoto Musashi, and decided that I wanted to read a more ...more
May 14, 2015
Apr 08, 2015
 
We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese
4.24
Didn't have time to read this and had to return to the library. I will pick this back up at some other time...fascinating read.
not set
Apr 09, 2017
 
The Painless Path to Proper Punctuation: An Official Prof Perry U-Solve-It Crime Classic
3.00
liked it
This was a cute way (cartoonish) to either learn or review your knowledge of punctuation.
Jun 05, 2014
Apr 03, 2010
 
Frank Lloyd Wright in Pop-Up
3.40
liked it
A little less satisfying than the Iain Thomson version, but nice all the same.
Dec 09, 2011
not set
Dec 09, 2011
 
Library: An Unquiet History
3.46
liked it
More like 2 1/2 stars. I might have enjoyed this more, if I had read it, instead of listened to it. After reading some of the other reviews here, thou ...more
Apr 22, 2010
Apr 14, 2010
 
Unattended Sorrow: Recovering from Loss and Reviving the Heart
4.04
it was amazing
I've picked up, read and skimmed through a few books on grief over the past few months. The title of this one caught my eye in the library, as my curr ...more
Mar 08, 2016
Jan 23, 2016
 
Shedding
3.74
really liked it
This was the quintessential book of the feminist movement in Europe in the 1970's. The book, partly an emotional retelling of the issues faced, partly ...more
Nov 29, 2011
Nov 25, 2011
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