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The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes From a Small Island
3.70
did not like it
Basically?

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But swap in the UK for "cloud".

I've read all of Bryson's other stuff, far as I recall. I have greatly enjoyed it. I laughed so hard
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Nov 26, 2015
Oct 17, 2015
 
Sub Rosa
3.88
liked it
Uhh... something about the importance of memory and having a past. And magical hookers.
not set
Dec 12, 2010
 
Singled Out: How Two Million Women Survived Without Men After the First World War
3.76
liked it
An interesting look at the consequences of history-shaping events. In this case, due to the carnage of WWI, after there were ~2 million "Surplus Women ...more
Jan 30, 2011
Jan 10, 2011
 
Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars
3.10
it was ok
Can't entirely pin down whether it was the tone/style, all the people name-dropped, or the salaciousness of it all, but the book leaves you inclined n ...more
Apr 11, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
 
Sweetland
3.91
it was amazing
This, along with Essex County (another recent read), should be added to the Canadian high school English curriculum. So quintessentially Canadian, so ...more
Jan 2016
Jan 29, 2014
 
Road Trip Rwanda: A Journey Into the New Heart of Africa
4.22
it was amazing
Absolutely fantastic. An excellent example of kintsugi (hopefully using that right). While books like Shake Hands with the Devil will rip you apart (t ...more
Oct 06, 2015
Aug 19, 2015
 
Irma Voth
3.52
did not like it
Didn't finish. I've accepted that I just can't read her stuff. Her style and her characters annoy the crap outta me. ...more
May 08, 2011
May 07, 2011
 
Uprooted
4.04
it was amazing
Love, love, love. Fairy tale! Magic! Beasties! Villains! Metaphors! Women with agency and swords!
Jul 2015
May 31, 2015
 
The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram Your Genes for Effortless Weight Loss, Vibrant Health, and Boundless Energy
4.06
really liked it
Take every altered eating recommendation with a grain of salt, but Sisson lays out in a lot of detail why Primal recommends nuking grains, sugar, and ...more
Mar 07, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
 
Beyond Belfast: A 560 Mile Journey Across Northern Ireland On Sore Feet
3.73
it was ok
Normally I quite enjoy Ferguson's work, and his other travel books provided at least a few LOLs. But this I just found... boring. Ireland is stunning, ...more
Jan 02, 2013
Dec 11, 2011
 
With the End in Mind: Dying, Death, and Wisdom in an Age of Denial
4.58
it was amazing
Required reading, along with Being Mortal. Not an easy read, by any means, and you will cry. There is a good chance you will read heartbreaking sectio ...more
Dec 02, 2020
Mar 17, 2020
 
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
3.66
Assigning zero stars is intentional. I read a third and couldn't take any more.

I imagine E.L. James is laughing all the way to the bank, and good on '
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Aug 14, 2012
Apr 05, 2012
 
Eating Animals
4.20
really liked it
Doesn't really cover any ground you wouldn't know about if you've read Omnivore's Dilemma, seen Food Inc., etc., however, I can see it being a very un ...more
Aug 29, 2012
Aug 11, 2012
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.07
it was amazing
This story is nuts. I knew the tiniest sliver of it, but the reality boggles the mind.

A black woman is diagnosed with a particularly virulent cervica
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Jul 14, 2010
Jul 12, 2010
 
The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty
3.78
it was amazing
This book is admittedly snack-sized, especially considering the depth and complexity of the topic, but I appreciate how approachable Baron-Cohen makes ...more
Sep 03, 2011
Jul 31, 2011
 
The Mexican Home Kitchen: Traditional Home-Style Recipes That Capture the Flavors and Memories of Mexico
4.49
it was amazing
Thanks to NetGalley for this ARC. First impression of this cookbook is that it's just so pretty. Half of me wants to dive in and cook everything, and ...more
not set
Sep 23, 2020
 
Children of Earth and Sky
4.13
liked it
Enjoyable enough, but his stuff is starting to feel a bit dated. Like a series you read as a teenager that wasn't quite... it when you went back years ...more
Jun 28, 2016
Jan 15, 2016
 
Ready Player Two (Ready Player One, #2)
3.46
really liked it
I was a bit worried about this one. The original was SUCH fun, and blew up so much, and sequels rarely tend to be as good, unfortunately.

When I got st
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Jan 24, 2021
Sep 01, 2020
 
How To Be A Bush Pilot: A Field Guide To Getting Luckier
3.67
really liked it
As anyone can tell you, there aren't enough Os in "smooth" to describe me. Plus, y'know, I don't really spend much time seducing women...

However! This
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Mar 28, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
 
Feverborn (Fever, #8)
4.22
did not like it
It was a good indication of how bad the last one was that coming into this one, I hardly remembered a damned thing.

Though that didn't really matter si
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Jan 30, 2016
Dec 28, 2015
 
Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines his Former Life on Drugs
4.03
really liked it
I have a feeling this would be a rather different read, depending on your own experiences and outlook. I have known a number of dealers and addicts an ...more
Jun 23, 2012
May 29, 2012
 
Fifteen Dogs (Quincunx, #2)
3.79
really liked it
I read two reviews of this before reading it, and both contained "ugly cry" warnings, so I'm the last person who should usually read such things. And ...more
May 29, 2015
May 11, 2015
 
The Duke Heist (The Wild Wynchesters #1)
3.97
liked it
Thank to NetGalley for this ARC. As someone who loves a good heist, I was really looking forward to reading this one. Would a duke be stealing? Would ...more
not set
Jun 07, 2021
 
The Wedding Date Disaster
3.75
it was ok
Thanks to NetGalley for this ARC. This story felt like the author had a checklist and a rapidly approaching deadline. It seesaws from high to low to h ...more
Aug 11, 2020
Aug 11, 2020
 
Courting Trouble (Goode Girls, #2)
4.12
really liked it
Thanks to NetGalley for this ARC. (A little slow on the reading/reviewing, admittedly.) Courting Trouble is the second in the Goode Girls series, and ...more
May 08, 2021
May 08, 2021
 
Tempting Fate (Goode Girls, #4)
4.32
liked it
Thanks to NetGalley for this ARC. The fourth in the Goode Girls series, and these characters have the highest stakes in terms of their own issues gett ...more
not set
May 23, 2021
 
Uncharted (Survival Instincts, #2)
3.91
really liked it
Thanks to NetGalley for this ARC. I've been looking forward to this one since I read Whiteout, the first in the series, which is fantastic. In this se ...more
Jun 11, 2021
Jun 12, 2021
 
Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
3.89
really liked it
Hoarding has become, weirdly, kinda fashionable, largely thanks to those TV shows. This book sheds a lot of light on the psychology of hoarders and so ...more
not set
Jun 17, 2011
 
Tempting Fate (Goode Girls, #4)
4.32
liked it
Thanks to NetGalley for this ARC. The fourth in the Goode Girls series, and these characters have the highest stakes in terms of their own issues gett ...more
May 15, 2021
May 14, 2021
 
If the Boot Fits (Cowboys of California #2)
4.05
liked it
Thanks to NetGalley for this ARC. I particularly liked the protagonist in this one. Her strengths and confidence were well balanced with her fears and ...more
Nov 07, 2020
Nov 07, 2020
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