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To Siri With Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of a Machine
2.92
did not like it
I'm only reading one sentence of this book. It is this one:

“I am still deeply worried about the idea that he could get someone pregnant and yet could
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not set
Dec 01, 2017
 
The End of Eternity
4.21
liked it
5 stars for the start, 2 stars for the middle, 5 stars for the ending.

This book has among the best beginnings I've ever read. I must have picked this
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Aug 22, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
 
Writing Irresistible KidLit: The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Fiction for Young Adult and Middle Grade Readers
4.53
it was ok
The title promises a lot, and the author is certainly qualified, with a background in writing, publishing and acting.

The first and last chapters are a
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Dec 18, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
 
God Is Back: How the Global Revival of Faith Is Changing the World
3.83
really liked it
I read this book because I heard an interview with one of its authors on Radio New Zealand (with Kim Hill). It was a really interesting interview.

So a
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Nov 11, 2010
Oct 30, 2010
 
Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl, #1)
4.04
liked it
I would possibly rate this more highly had I not just read an absolutely amazing graphic novel which had a dual audience. While my six year old quite ...more
Jun 29, 2014
Jun 28, 2014
 
Enigma
3.84
did not like it
This isn't the sort of book I'd normally pick for myself, which is why I joined a book club, I suppose.

This was the first spy book I've read, and pos
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not set
May 09, 2012
 
Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill
4.11
liked it
My favourite line in the whole book concerns ‘Sunshine and Flax Oil’ and goes like this: ‘The oil is so smooth that you may inadvertently ‘oil your un ...more
Aug 28, 2012
Aug 18, 2012
 
Atheist Manifesto: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
3.77
liked it
If you've already read Dawkins' The God Delusion, the style of this book may be a little unexpected. Perhaps it's the French translation - I was sligh ...more
Jun 19, 2011
Jun 16, 2011
 
Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough
3.72
it was ok
Last year I read a book by the same title by British author Oliver James, which I thoroughly enjoyed, so I was interested to read more about affluenza ...more
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
 
Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fats
4.02
really liked it
Dr. Mary Enig was ignored by the decision makers when she said -- long before trans fats required labeling in America -- that man-made transfats are b ...more
Jan 04, 2013
Jan 04, 2013
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