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Cabbagetown
3.69
really liked it
Ending felt a bit off... the beginning and middle were what felt like real and raw stories of coming of age in the Depression.
May 28, 2012
May 27, 2012
 
All the Light We Cannot See
4.33
it was amazing
Wonderful emotional and imaginative book. Written with beautiful prose that brings the sense of sound to you in ways many books struggle to bring you ...more
Mar 11, 2017
Mar 11, 2017
 
Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain
3.97
liked it
At points too much jargon but an interesting argument on the ties of emotion, reasoning, self and mind with the physical state of the body. The error ...more
Dec 24, 2016
Dec 24, 2016
 
Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance
3.96
liked it
Hard to read as a lot of the information is foreign to me. Interesting and worrying perspective of a time over a decade ago that yet feels so familiar ...more
Dec 29, 2016
Dec 26, 2016
 
Lives of Girls and Women
3.99
it was amazing
I only read Flats Road but found the book packed full of details which are only picked up on after several close reads.
Nov 2010
Dec 14, 2010
 
Stories about Storytellers: Publishing Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre Trudeau, and Others
3.82
it was amazing
A great book about great Canadian writers and a superb publisher's experience working with them.
Dec 23, 2012
Dec 23, 2012
 
Generals Die in Bed
3.79
really liked it
Graphic, and great Canadian piece of literature!
Sep 25, 2010
Sep 25, 2010
 
The Odyssey
3.75
liked it
I very much enjoyed the tale of Odysseus and his journey home. Good read to review Greek mythology and continue to progress through reading all the gr ...more
May 21, 2011
May 04, 2011
 
How Doctors Think
3.91
really liked it
Not as good as Atul Gawande's books but provided a slightly different point-of-view on medicine
Aug 04, 2012
Jul 09, 2012
 
The English Patient
3.88
it was amazing
Amazing. Great depth, great characters, great story of love
Dec 31, 2011
Dec 06, 2011
 
The Handmaid's Tale
4.10
really liked it
Amazing dystopia! This world is plausible but yet terrible, as was intended by Atwood, forcing me to evaluate our own world in new ways... A must read ...more
Dec 2010
Dec 14, 2010
 
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't
3.98
really liked it
Read twice. Once July 28 2014 finished and second May 22 2016 finished.
May 22, 2016
Jun 21, 2014
 
Tommy Douglas
3.99
None
not set
Apr 19, 2016
 
Race Against Time (CBC Massey Lectures Series) (CBC Massey Lecture)
4.11
really liked it
None
Apr 13, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
 
The Great Gatsby
3.91
really liked it
None
Dec 09, 2012
Nov 05, 2012
 
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
3.65
it was amazing
None
Jul 2010
Aug 11, 2010
 
Where Nests the Water Hen
3.60
liked it
None
Nov 2010
Dec 14, 2010
 
The Shipping News
3.86
it was amazing
None
Jul 05, 2016
Jul 05, 2016
 
Modern Times: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties
4.25
None
not set
Oct 14, 2017
 
A Short History of Progress
4.11
None
not set
Nov 06, 2011
 
The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
4.14
None
Dec 2013
Mar 30, 2013
 
Harvey Cushing: A Life in Surgery
4.32
it was amazing
None
Jun 19, 2014
May 18, 2014
 
1984
4.17
really liked it
None
May 29, 2011
Aug 14, 2010
 
A Brief History of Medicine
3.87
really liked it
None
May 24, 2015
May 24, 2015
 
The Youngest Science
4.11
None
not set
Mar 30, 2013
 
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
4.20
really liked it
None
Aug 29, 2015
Aug 29, 2015
 
The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
3.67
really liked it
None
May 2010
Aug 10, 2010
 
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
3.71
really liked it
None
Dec 21, 2010
Dec 23, 2010
 
There are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America
4.27
it was amazing
None
Apr 21, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
 
Maria Chapdelaine: A Tale of French Canada
3.14
liked it
None
Sep 21, 2010
Sep 25, 2010
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