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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
liked it
Having lived and worked in Pakistan for many years, and travelled to many of the places described, I enjoyed this book as a 'fun read.' I think it is ...more
Dec 2007
Oct 20, 2007
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
it was ok
I alternated between hating the book for its condescending and presumptuous attitude, and respecting it when finding some remarkable gems of wisdom. O ...more
Jul 20, 2016
Jul 20, 2016
Where You'll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova
really liked it
It doesn't matter that you know the tragic outcome of this book: Ty Gagne pieces the events together in a thorough, thoughtful and disciplined way. It ...more
Jan 13, 2018
Jan 13, 2018
Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer
really liked it
I knew Lynne Cox when we were young swimmers in Manchester, NH. She moved after 5th grade and went on to achieve great things. We learned of her break ...more
Sep 02, 2015
Sep 03, 2015
The Girl on the Train
it was ok
This is an easy summer read, but the characters were barely distinguishable. The males merged into one as did the three females.
Aug 2016
Aug 02, 2016
Train to Pakistan
it was amazing
Amazing and painful book about the partition. I had meant to read this years ago, but just got to it. For all the reading I've done about this horrifi ...more
Dec 15, 2016
Dec 20, 2016
The Goldfinch
liked it
I wanted to like this book more than I do. It's beautifully written in parts, but far too long; the main character is simultaneously endearing and not ...more
Jul 14, 2015
Jul 14, 2015
A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight
really liked it
A remarkable story about a girl growing up in the Tribal Areas of Pakistan with seemingly simple goals: to be free and to play sports. Perhaps because ...more
Sep 10, 2016
Sep 11, 2016
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
liked it
This is a quick and simple read, but I don't find the story or main character very credible. He seems too naive for a nine year old and this naivety i ...more
Nov 22, 2016
Nov 23, 2016
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
it was amazing
Funny, smart, humble and honest. It's interesting to learn about the inner workings of the Senate, but equally interesting to learn about what drives ...more
Sep 24, 2017
Sep 25, 2017
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