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Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks
3.84
liked it
As someone who has participated in car rallies, did the semi-obligatory post-college backpacking trip around Europe, and finally relented to using a s ...more
Feb 12, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
 
The Girl in the Box
3.62
liked it
I read this when I was in high school, and I remember being just so plain shocked by the ending. It's one of those books that disturbs you and stays w ...more
not set
Oct 19, 2008
 
Brazzaville Beach
3.92
really liked it
A thought-provoking and well-paced read that ponders what separates humans from animals -- our capacity for compassion and for cruelty -- and question ...more
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
 
The Great Fire
3.43
liked it
While I want to give it a higher rating, I found this book challenging to read. The author's voice was very difficult for me to interpret at times, wh ...more
Aug 15, 2009
Jun 03, 2009
 
Parenting From the Inside Out
4.12
liked it
I consider myself very lucky to have been raised in a way that made me feel heard, supported, and valued -- an upbringing that I believe led me to be ...more
Sep 04, 2012
Sep 04, 2012
 
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
3.70
really liked it
After reading an article celebrating Barack Obama as 'a writer's president', I figured that as a writer myself (and an American citizen) I owed it to ...more
Mar 31, 2009
Mar 12, 2009
 
Eligible (The Austen Project, #4)
3.62
really liked it
Just a pleasure to read. It would stand on its own as a frothy and sometimes wise satire, but it offers an added layer of delights when the reader is ...more
Feb 26, 2017
Feb 27, 2017
 
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
4.08
really liked it
A moving and empowering story about a boy from Malawi who had curiosity, drive, and almost no material resources or gifts, but who did so much with wh ...more
Nov 16, 2009
Nov 10, 2009
 
When Autumn Leaves
3.45
liked it
A quick fun plane read. While the author started a lot of interesting plot threads and populated her town with intriguing characters, I think she had ...more
Nov 21, 2009
Nov 22, 2009
 
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
4.29
it was amazing
It took me a little while to get into this, but once I did, I was hooked. A dense and fascinating read, filled with facts and tidbits about Lincoln's ...more
Mar 27, 2009
Oct 16, 2008
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