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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
3.77
really liked it
I found this to be a highly readable and eye-opening account of the unsung role of four women "spies" in the Civil War. The narrative alternates betwe ...more
Feb 13, 2016
Jan 30, 2016
 
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
4.08
really liked it
I did this one on audio, and I ended up with a spotless house because I cleaned while I listened, and didn't want to stop. The author reads it, and do ...more
Jun 18, 2017
May 17, 2017
 
The Forgotten Soldier
4.36
really liked it
The Forgotten Soldier was first published in 1965, and concerns events that happened over 20 years previously, when the author was a teenager living i ...more
Mar 02, 2014
Sep 16, 2013
 
Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
3.70
really liked it
If you ever stop in the town of Jerome, AZ, you will likely wander into the wonderful and curious kaleidoscope shop called "The Nellie Bly." Supposedl ...more
Nov 04, 2014
Oct 15, 2014
 
The Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching, and the Birth of Modern Surgery
4.02
it was amazing
If you are at all interested in biology, surgery, the Enlightenment, and aren't particularly squeamish, do yourself a favor and read this one. John Hu ...more
Mar 23, 2015
Feb 22, 2015
 
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle : A Year of Food Life
4.04
really liked it
Considering that this book inspired me to order a batch of rennet so I can make my own mozzarella, to *finally* reassemble my aerogarden with lettuce ...more
Aug 04, 2013
Sep 03, 2011
 
Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
4.21
really liked it
*note* I received this book through the Goodreads First Reads program.

Reading this book is an Everest climb in itself. It is long. It is dense. It is
...more
Mar 13, 2013
Jan 15, 2013
 
The Complete Persepolis
4.37
really liked it
Last year I read Reading Lolita in Tehran and didn't much care for it. Persepolis covers very similar ground and yet...it delivered the gut punch I ha ...more
Jan 22, 2014
Jun 28, 2009
 
Displacement: A Travelogue
3.93
really liked it
I find myself contemplating age and morality more than other people my age (early 30s)...or maybe we just don't talk about it. According to eastern tr ...more
Jul 21, 2015
Jul 21, 2015
 
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
3.58
did not like it
This book left me with a similar taste in my mouth to the one left by The Elegance of the Hedgehog. Both books left an impression of a self-satisfied ...more
Sep 29, 2013
Jun 28, 2009
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