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I Dreamed of Africa
3.89
really liked it
More emotionally intense than I had expected. 4 stars, 5 stars, I'm not sure, while captivating at times, periodically I had to force myself to not sk ...more
Mar 06, 2010
Jan 15, 2010
 
The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
3.89
liked it

A little disappointing. I expected more mathematical examples, but non the less an interesting read. If you've had any experience with statistics, som
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Jan 02, 2011
Dec 07, 2010
 
The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success
3.94
really liked it
I was willing to read this book because Stark is not a theologian, nor is he Christian; he's a sociologist and therefore his perpsective is a little d ...more
May 16, 2009
Dec 17, 2008
 
Sisterhood of Spies
3.73
really liked it
Written more akin to what I imagine an intelligence report to be like or a new article, but the author was a journalist and worked for the OSS. Intere ...more
Jun 21, 2012
Jun 21, 2012
 
Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash
3.74
really liked it
Interesing account of the authors discovery of the journey of her household trash and its environmental, social and economic roles. Finally some in pr ...more
Jun 11, 2009
Jun 13, 2009
 
The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
3.83
really liked it
Take out everything in the title post semi-colon and let it be.

I took issue with some of the format and seemingly type cast characters Brook's has cre
...more
Jan 09, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
 
The Children's Blizzard
3.92
really liked it
While the first 100 pages or so seemed to drag on and at times the erratic shifts between family accounts, locations and politics disrupted the flow, ...more
Feb 23, 2010
Feb 20, 2010
 
The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder
3.45
liked it
A beautiful "cigar girl" that had captured the adoration of many a man in NYC, is found floating in the Hudson, brutally murdered .. .
at the same tim
...more
Mar 12, 2010
Feb 20, 2010
 
The Zookeeper's Wife
3.44
really liked it
A zoo during WWII that transforms itself into a key player for underground activities and a refuge for Polish Jews fleeing the madness of the Nazi's. ...more
Oct 25, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
 
Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake-Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia
3.94
liked it
Stuck in an ice storm for 3 days without electric has given me a different perspective on the Appalachian's. Only 2.5 miles from the seemingly unaffec ...more
Feb 08, 2010
Jul 17, 2009
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