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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
liked it
Read this because of fascinating NYT magazine excerpt on how Target tracks our buying habits. The rest of the book is not as compelling -- anecdotes s ...more
Apr 02, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
I Am the Messenger
did not like it
Maybe I'm allergic to Markus Zusak's writing? What he intends as quirky, inspiring, and heartwarming, my brain interprets as affected, cliche, and gro ...more
Dec 22, 2008
Nov 24, 2008
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
really liked it
Chbosky makes no secret that his book's riffing off of Catcher in the Rye, but for once this is sweet rather than obnoxious, at least I thought. A hap ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 19, 2007
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
did not like it
This has gotten a lot of buzz lately in the library world. Four librarians including myself had holds on it before it even arrived at the building. Ap ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 09, 2009
Devil's Bride (Cynster, #1)
did not like it
What? This book is apparently a favorite of many romance readers, but I didn't get the appeal. Sentence structure was definitely more sophisticated th ...more
Mar 31, 2008
Mar 27, 2008
The Impostor's Daughter: A True Memoir
it was ok
Sandell, who has the somewhat enviable job of interviewing celebrities for women's magazines, recounts in graphic novel form how she grew up awed by a ...more
Jul 2009
Aug 13, 2009
Soon I Will Be Invincible
really liked it
Picked up this book because Jackson Publick, creator/writer of the Venture Bros. series recommended it on his blog.

A superhero novel that switches na
Oct 2007
Oct 21, 2007
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
it was amazing
I did not expect to like this book very much. Initial scans revealed such dull and slightly embarrassing sentences as "Do you have the courage to brin ...more
Dec 27, 2016
Jan 06, 2016
Persuader (Jack Reacher, #7)
liked it
This is probably near the bottom of my list of favorite Reacher novels. Reacher goes undercover at the isolated Maine estate of a rich dude who is lik ...more
Nov 17, 2015
Nov 18, 2015
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
liked it
Recently listened to the WTFpodcast interview with Judd Apatow in which Apatow states that he knows for a fact that if he only started meditating for ...more
not set
Oct 27, 2010
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