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Back on the Market
4.25
it was amazing
You will fall in love with Vicky. She's your best friend. You know your best friend who can never get to her cell phone in time because it's at the bo ...more
Mar 29, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
 
Odd Men Out
3.66
it was amazing
Odd Men Out includes a little bit of everything effectively blended together, resulting in an action-packed story of a diverse team of do-gooders and ...more
Oct 15, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
 
Radical Self-Acceptance: A Buddhist Guide to Freeing Yourself from Shame
4.14
it was amazing
This recording is a beautiful, comforting walk that leads you to take a hard look at your emotional reactions to yourself and to others. Tara Brach co ...more
Aug 30, 2015
Aug 23, 2015
 
Leave It to Me
2.71
did not like it
I enjoyed Holder of the World by Mukherjee, but was disappointed with this one. The characters are shallow in thought and description. The author does ...more
Oct 2007
Nov 12, 2007
 
Silent Spring
3.97
liked it
Admittedly, it took me almost exactly a year to read Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. Having almost zero chemistry background, I found it hard to concen ...more
Jul 13, 2013
Jul 15, 2012
 
The Art of Mindful Living: How to Bring Love, Compassion, and Inner Peace into Your Daily Life
4.15
it was amazing
I've read a couple books by Thich Nhat Hanh now, and I consider him to be brilliant and inspiring teacher. This CD (which I thought was an audiobook) ...more
May 05, 2015
May 02, 2015
 
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
4.18
it was amazing
It's not often that a book can immediately change the way you live your day-to-day life. But The Omnivore's Dilemma changed mine, immediately.

For me,
...more
Sep 28, 2014
Feb 19, 2013
 
Don't Call Them Ghosts: The Spirit Children of Fontaine Manse
3.74
liked it
This book provides a first-hand account of living in a house haunted by the spirits of three children. After reading the whole thing, I still don’t ha ...more
Jun 17, 2014
Jun 05, 2014
 
The PrEP Diaries: A Safe(r) Sex Memoir
4.23
it was amazing
In this deeply honest book, Evan J. Peterson introduces and defends PrEP while laying bare his sexual anxieties and exploring how PrEP has helped them ...more
Jun 18, 2017
May 08, 2017
 
Washashore
4.38
it was amazing
In this delightful young adult novel, a 14-year-old girl who has just moved to Martha’s Vineyard gets involved in the environmental movement of the 19 ...more
Aug 06, 2014
Sep 26, 2013
 
The Complete Maus (Maus, #1-2)
4.56
it was amazing
It seems a bit silly to write a review of Maus, because its greatness isn’t really a matter of opinion. It just is. So if this reads a little more lik ...more
Feb 20, 2014
Jan 27, 2014
 
Red Rain
2.89
it was ok
RL Stine has published hundreds of fantastic books for children and young adults. His first novel for adults, Red Rain, might suffer for that reason. ...more
Jan 13, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
 
Dodgers
3.87
really liked it
Dodgers follows East, a young African-American kid who runs a crew standing yard by a drug house in Los Angeles. Take that, Henry James. East is consc ...more
Jul 06, 2018
Jul 08, 2018
 
The Old Man and the Sea
3.77
it was amazing
Like Moby Dick, The Old Man and The Sea clearly isn't for everyone. But I loved it. You don't pick this one up for the plot, you pick it up for what i ...more
Feb 2014
Feb 14, 2014
 
My Friend Dahmer
3.93
really liked it
I picked up this book based on the great reviews it already had, and I was not disappointed. Backderf's memories of his high school relationship with ...more
Jul 06, 2013
Jul 07, 2013
 
Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety
3.25
really liked it
As someone who doesn't suffer from anxiety, but who loves people who do, I found this book to be very enlightening. Sometimes, it's hard for me to und ...more
Feb 16, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
 
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel
3.90
liked it
Since I’ve previously reviewed A Wrinkle in Time (the original novel), this review will focus on the graphic novel version. That is, I’m not going to ...more
Aug 2013
Aug 06, 2013
 
Chakra Breathing Meditations
3.47
really liked it
This audiobook wouldn't work as a print book; it's specifically audio. The author does a great job at explaining the meditations and then walking you ...more
Jun 30, 2015
Jun 17, 2015
 
A Christmas Carol
4.05
really liked it
A Christmas Carol defines the best parts of Christmas. I’m a huge fan of Christmas, but not so much about the mall shopping or online sales or that ki ...more
Jan 27, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
 
Do Cool Sh*t: Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business, and Live Happily Ever After
3.38
it was ok
I didn’t finish this book. I picked it up looking for advice on entrepreneurial pursuits, which makes up the about 75% of the book. But then I skimmed ...more
Nov 30, 2013
Nov 15, 2013
 
Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland
3.80
liked it
Best. State. Ever. is a very funny book that taught me a couple important things.
1. Despite growing up in Florida and feeling like I have a good hand
...more
Mar 27, 2017
Mar 26, 2017
 
Mr. Majestyk
3.82
it was ok
I didn’t know much about Elmore Leonard going into this book aside from a general image and the specifics that were brought up in his obituaries. Thos ...more
Sep 30, 2013
Sep 15, 2013
 
RASL
3.73
it was ok
Jeff Smith consistently has some of the cleanest, clearest, most consistent art I've seen in graphic novels. The characters are easily recognizable th ...more
Aug 08, 2015
Jul 30, 2015
 
The War of the Worlds
3.82
really liked it
Reading this book gave me the same impression that watching Casablanca did for the first time. Everything felt clichéd, until I realized that this is ...more
Jan 16, 2014
Jan 02, 2014
 
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1)
4.00
really liked it
I don't know why I waited until my 30s to read this, but I'm glad I finally did. Not only is it a good read, but it's a good study example of the craf ...more
May 24, 2013
May 01, 2013
 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
4.22
really liked it
You probably already know if you love this book or hate it. If you’ve ever gotten a belly laugh out of Doctor Who (as I have), then you’ll probably ge ...more
Aug 29, 2013
Aug 13, 2013
 
The Meaning of Night (The Meaning of Night, #1)
3.71
liked it
It took me a while to get into this book, but once I did, I found myself completely intrigued with it.
Because it's supposed to be a confession by a m
...more
Dec 2008
Dec 01, 2008
 
Assassination Vacation
3.97
liked it
Sarah Vowell's Assassination Vacation skims across the surface of history by taking the reader on third-party tours of historic sites. The book focuse ...more
Nov 29, 2014
Nov 16, 2014
 
Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit (Ishmael, #1)
4.00
really liked it
I can't say this book changed my life (as it was recommended to me), but the ideas brought together some interesting points. I thought that it faltere ...more
Dec 22, 2012
Dec 16, 2012
 
Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape
3.76
liked it
Not long after I finished Beyond Belief, I happened across a new Scientology building that was hosting an open house. A friend and I went in. This exp ...more
Mar 16, 2016
Nov 04, 2013
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