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The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For
it was amazing
Have you ever read something for so long you felt like you were friends with the characters? I used to read all of the DTWOF books and would be so ple ...more
Jul 02, 2010
Jun 30, 2010
Bicycle Days
liked it
I really wanted to like this all the way thru. I've been there and done that in many ways.. the beginning of this novel was excellent. It was clear an ...more
not set
Dec 11, 2009
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
it was amazing
So I know about the Bloggess, but I don't read her regularly. Just enough to know a few key things about her and to know she writes very funny things. ...more
Sep 15, 2014
Sep 08, 2014
The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777 (Dear America)
it was amazing
My 3rd Dear America book.

I will say I liked this better than the SC Civil War story. Perhaps it was b'c it is set in Valley Forge, which is very clos
Nov 05, 2010
Nov 05, 2010
America's Dream
really liked it
debut fiction novel from one of my favorite non-fiction authors.

This book has plenty of heartbreak. America's mother is an alcoholic, her daughter is
Jul 07, 2010
Mar 30, 2009
it was amazing
Partly about growing up (and returning to) a small town in Missouri, partly about taking care of an aging mother who needs care but stubbornly asserts ...more
Jun 22, 2015
Mar 12, 2015
Difficult Women
really liked it
Short stories. Often difficult stories of women's lives. Hard stories to read, and hard stories to think about. If this does not sound like "fun" read ...more
Jun 15, 2017
Jan 31, 2017
The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France
it was amazing
As a lover of both food books and travel books this was right up my alley. I appreciated the thoroughness in which he studied the cuisines from the pa ...more
Oct 17, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
The Revolution of Every Day
it was amazing
This is one of those books I could not put down. The characters were very real to me and I was sad when the book ended. I wish every book I picked up ...more
Sep 16, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
Between the World and Me
it was amazing
I think this should be on every reading list this yr. I know why it is winning so many awards. It might be one I have to buy (instead of borrowing fro ...more
Nov 24, 2015
Jun 02, 2015
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