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Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality
3.54
it was ok
Not only have I got a soft spot for behind-the-scenes looks, I also love traveling which, more often than not, involves staying at a hotel. Needless t ...more
Oct 30, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
 
The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road
3.60
it was amazing
I have a confession to make – the reason why I wanted to read The Tao Of Travel was simply because I love traveling and I love writing. To find these ...more
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Apr 04, 2011
 
Keeping The Dead (Rizzoli & Isles, #7)
4.09
liked it
Tess Gerritsen's seventh novel in the series is once again a fast paced read that's hard to put down, especially with Rizzoli being at her wittiest, s ...more
not set
Nov 20, 2010
 
Shakespeare's Champion (A Lily Bard Mystery, #2)
3.82
really liked it
Digging into my mystery book stacks, basically choosing the books by blindly picking a random one I came across this second part of a series by Charla ...more
not set
Apr 19, 2011
 
Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus
3.66
really liked it
Many a virus has left its fatal mark on us throughout history, but none is as deeply steeped in legend as the most fatal of them all, the rabies virus ...more
Jun 06, 2012
Jun 05, 2012
 
First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson on the Creative Process
3.98
it was amazing
Don't ask me why this book has escaped my attention for so long, seeing how much I love Ralph Waldo Emerson's work. While I already knew him as a wond ...more
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Jun 14, 2011
 
Dispatches from Bitter America: A Gun Toting, Chicken Eating Son of a Baptist’s Culture War Stories
3.92
it was ok
Clinging to your guns and religion? Apparently this makes you a bitter American. In his book Dispatches From Bitter America journalist Todd Starnes co ...more
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
 
Wait: The Art and Science of Delay
3.57
liked it
Just like it's said that revenge is a dish best served cold, apparently waiting before striking, or just plain doing something, is often the better co ...more
Jun 04, 2012
Jun 03, 2012
 
All Hallows' Moon (Seasons of the Moon, #2)
3.99
really liked it
I already had the pleasure of reading the first book of the Seasons of the Moon series by SM Reine, so when I got the chance to review the next book I ...more
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Sep 27, 2011
 
Evil Genius
3.97
liked it
Already the first few lines of Patricia Rice's murder mystery promised a fun and quirky read. Narrated mostly by the main character Ana, sometimes int ...more
not set
Nov 05, 2011
 
Shelter (Blood Haze, #1)
3.41
it was ok
This is the first part of a new YA book series by Tara Shuler. These days it seems almost inevitably that a lot of YA novels feature vampires, which i ...more
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Jul 31, 2011
 
My Business Is to Create: Blake's Infinite Writing
4.15
it was amazing
While I only knew William Blake through his poetry – and I absolutely love “Auguries of Innocence” – and that brief glimpse into his work as a painter ...more
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Jan 13, 2011
 
Death: A Survival Guide - 100 Ways We Die and How to Avoid Them
3.75
it was amazing
Death is no laughing matter. Then again, maybe it is. Death: A Survival Guide by Dr. Sarah Brewer had me chuckling from page one, which might be a bit ...more
not set
Dec 10, 2011
 
Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration
3.87
really liked it
With Mankind Beyond Earth Claude A. Piantadosi presents a different focus among the multitude of books on space exploration. Emphasizing the importanc ...more
Dec 11, 2012
Dec 09, 2012
 
**How much is enough?: The love of money and the case for the good life
3.58
really liked it
How much money do you need to lead a good life? What is the good life anyway? In their book How Much Is Enough? Robert and Edward Skidelsky try to get ...more
Aug 11, 2012
Aug 09, 2012
 
The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch
4.00
it was amazing
The human need for tactile experience is as old as humanity. We all long to lay our hands on things, new and old, to literally grasp them - to touch t ...more
Mar 31, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
 
Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (and Live to Tell about It)
3.84
it was amazing
A lot of people are participating in NaNoWriMo during the month of November, yet writing a book can be achieved any time. In Write-A-Thon Rochelle Mel ...more
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Nov 15, 2011
 
Mr Commitment
3.55
really liked it
I really like reading chick-lit and this time round I went for the male version of it. I'm pretty sure it isn't called bloke-lit, but as far as the co ...more
not set
Apr 19, 2011
 
Evolussion (Book Two of the Infinion Series)
3.69
liked it
I did not know that this was actually a sequel to another book when I started reading it and was soon confronted with open questions concerning some o ...more
not set
Dec 31, 2010
 
A Novena For Murder (Sister Mary Helen, #1)
3.72
liked it
I've never before come across a mystery novel, or any novel come to think of it, written by a nun, but curiosity got the better of me with this one as ...more
not set
Apr 14, 2011
 
Unfair Trade: How Big Business Exploits The World's Poor   And Why It Doesn't Have To
3.96
liked it
If you've ever picked up an ethically labeled product at your local supermarket you probably did so for two reasons - you like the taste of the produc ...more
Mar 24, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
 
A Curious Invitation: The Forty Greatest Parties in Literature
3.35
really liked it
Being instantly drawn to this book, which features such a quirky title in combination with one of the most gorgeous covers I've seen in a long time, t ...more
Jan 18, 2013
Jan 16, 2013
 
Sister Species: Women, Animals and Social Justice
4.00
it was amazing
A feminist view on animal advocacy? I certainly haven't heard about such an approach before. All the more reason for me to pick up Sister Species: Wom ...more
not set
Jun 14, 2011
 
Breathless
3.45
it was ok
This book will give you exactly what one would expect from a Dean Koontz novel. The good, the bad and the ugly (literally) and how their fates are int ...more
not set
Nov 20, 2010
 
Changing Me, Change the World
4.14
liked it
While I might be an unlikely candidate for reading this book (I'm not Christian, but Agnostic) it certainly raised my curiosity. Having read plenty of ...more
not set
Nov 20, 2010
 
Summoning
3.87
really liked it
I realize a lot of people don't like narratives where the author is jumping back and forth in time to tell the story, but I'm actually a big fan of it ...more
not set
Jun 05, 2011
 
Mini Shopaholic
3.70
liked it
The latest installment of Sophie Kinsella's series is once again written in the best Shopaholic tradition. This time round with Becky trying to keep h ...more
not set
Aug 22, 2011
 
The Ultimate Survival Manual (Outdoor Life): Urban Adventure - Wilderness Survival - Disaster Preparedness
4.18
really liked it
If you're reading this review that means you must be alive. Congratulations! You are already following the Number One Rule for survival - Staying Aliv ...more
May 26, 2012
May 25, 2012
 
The Complete Ivory: Gate of Ivory, Two-Bit Heroes, Guilt Edged Ivory
4.19
it was amazing
Being a mixture of fantasy and science fiction, Doris Egan's book is mostly a great piece of story-telling. Her characters, their interaction and adve ...more
not set
Nov 20, 2010
 
The Eyes that See
3.52
liked it
Prequels are a great way of introducing a story and its characters to the reader. And even if you've read the book itself it's nice to get your hands ...more
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Jun 23, 2011
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