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Not Taco Bell Material
it was ok
Oh Adam Carolla, I want to like you, but the more I get to know you, the more distasteful I find you. Some of his anecdotes were funny. I especially e ...more
Aug 27, 2012
Aug 22, 2012
Demon Camp: A Soldier's Exorcism
it was ok
This book was weird, weird, WEIRD! I picked it up because I was interested to learn about the Demon Camp that purports to free Veterans from their PTS ...more
Feb 16, 2015
Jan 30, 2015
Feet on the Street: Rambles Around New Orleans
really liked it
I listened to this as an audio book during my drive to New Orleans. It was a wonderful series of essays on what Blount enjoys and learns from NOLA. He ...more
Jan 2013
Jan 07, 2013
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
it was amazing
Sarah Vowell can do no wrong. I've yet to be disappointed by any of her magnificent works. I have never been interested in American History. I avoided ...more
Dec 15, 2015
Dec 10, 2015
Prince Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #11)
it was ok
I had high hopes for this book. I had all kinds of romantic fuzzy memories of the first time I read Interview with a Vampire, and I was looking forwar ...more
Jan 25, 2015
Jan 11, 2015
Lock In (Lock In, #1)
really liked it
It took me a bit to get into this book, but buy a quarter or so in, I was totally hooked. The story is about a future where a terrible meningeal disea ...more
Dec 2015
Nov 06, 2015
The Elements of User Onboarding
it was amazing
"The Elements of User Onboarding" is a fantastic resource for anyone who writes onboarding UX. Samuel Hulick makes what is potentially a dry subject, ...more
Dec 10, 2015
Dec 03, 2015
it was amazing
This is one of Stephen King's BEST works! Seriously. It's not terrifying, it's not full of monsters, and doesn't rely on the super natural. It is a so ...more
Dec 2012
Nov 08, 2012
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
it was amazing
Michael Lewis’ “Boomerang” is one of the most frightening books I have ever read. Most frightening, I think, because it is all too true and happening ...more
Dec 21, 2011
Dec 14, 2011
Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book
really liked it
This book is a great way to get into making your own ice cream. I purchased this book to find some basic and easy recipes for making ice cream with my ...more
Jan 05, 2015
Jan 05, 2015
really liked it
I picked up "NOS4A2" as a light diversion. I did not expect it to have much effect on me. I am not easily frightened, and honestly, this book is not t ...more
Jul 28, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales
liked it
Judging from this 'title and the media coverage it has recently received, I was expecting this to be Penn Jillette's ATHEIST MANIFESTO. I was way off, ...more
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
it was amazing
If you loved the movie, "The Princess Bride," or if you are interested in the art of acting or film-making, this is a must read for you. For me, I've ...more
Feb 25, 2016
Nov 03, 2014
Lasagna Gardening: A New Layering System for Bountiful Gardens: No Digging, No Tilling, No Weeding, No Kidding!
it was amazing
I found Patricia Lanza’s “Lasagna Gardening” to be highly inspirational. This is a gardening method that anyone can try. It is basically sheet compost ...more
Apr 12, 2013
Apr 07, 2013
A Fighting Chance
really liked it
I really only knew about Elizabeth Warren from her Consumer Protection work and her Senate run. A friend recommended this book to me, and with extreme ...more
Apr 16, 2015
Dec 12, 2014
Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America
it was amazing
This book is a MUST READ. It should be required reading for all of us. Taibbi walks the reader through the laws and loopholes that have allowed the US ...more
Nov 27, 2012
Jun 21, 2012
really liked it
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin reminded me of the Country Girls trilogy by Edna O'Brien. Which is a good thing. It's the story of Eilis finding herself throu ...more
Jul 06, 2016
Jul 01, 2016
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this short story collection. I've always been a fan of Stephen King's short stories, and this collection was not a disappointment ...more
Feb 19, 2016
Nov 05, 2015
Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1)
liked it
I'm becoming a Stephen King fan again. I've been looking for reading escapes lately, and he's always been good for an immersive reading experience. Th ...more
Jan 16, 2017
Jan 03, 2017
Second Nature: A Gardener's Education
really liked it
Michael Pollan's, "Second Nature: A Gardener's Education" is a quiet work on the education of himself as a gardener. Sometimes erudite, sometimes funn ...more
Jul 22, 2016
Jul 01, 2016
A Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden Book 2)
liked it
Though I enjoyed the sweet brain candy this book provided, I felt like the end wrapped up a little too quickly and neatly. It was unsolved mystery all ...more
Jul 10, 2017
Jul 02, 2017
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
it was amazing
"An Astronaut's Guide to Life" really details the sort of stuff necessary to become an astronaut. Commander Hadfield is one of the most focused and ha ...more
Jan 02, 2016
Oct 29, 2013
The Fireman
it was amazing
Joe Hill does it again! Another solid, suspenseful read from the author of NOS4A2, and son of the master, Stephen King.

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Jul 25, 2016
Jun 06, 2016
The Martian
it was amazing
This is the first science fiction book I've read in probably 20 years. I got burned out on the fantasy elements of lots of science fiction. The Martia ...more
Nov 06, 2015
Jul 24, 2015
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing
it was amazing
I loved this book! I don't know much about Russian history, and this book was a lovely tour of Russian communist and socialist history through the nat ...more
Dec 16, 2013
Oct 28, 2013
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
it was amazing
Matt Taibbi's "The Divide" is a timely work that delves into what separates the winners and losers in our society. It is a master work on how wealth e ...more
Sep 30, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons
liked it
This book was a pretty terrifying and depressing read. It really struck me that if your mother made bad choices in life, you were destined to follow i ...more
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
Worms Eat My Garbage
liked it
I checked this book out of the library so that I could prepare for starting my own worm farm. I am expanding my gardens this year, and with Florida's ...more
Feb 28, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
The Goldfinch
really liked it
I decided to read this purely on the basis of its popularity and longevity on the NY Times Bestseller List. Well, the consensus is correct. This is a ...more
Sep 24, 2014
Sep 16, 2014
Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida
really liked it
Florida offers gardeners unique challenges and benefits that are not generally addressed in most gardening publications. I find myself always doing a ...more
Apr 18, 2013
Apr 16, 2013
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