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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
4.17
it was ok
'This Changes Everything' doesn't change much of anything.

For having such a bold title and cover, I was really disappointed at how bland the inside wa
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Apr 30, 2015
Mar 01, 2015
 
Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste
3.83
really liked it
It was fine. I wasn't expecting it to talk about the institutional problems of waste, where government farm subsidies go, poverty... this is very clea ...more
not set
Feb 15, 2014
 
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
3.79
it was amazing
Great book. I've been approaching this way of living for a few years now, but this has really taken me to the next level, especially as I'm currently ...more
not set
Jun 05, 2015
 
The Scole Experiment: Scientific Evidence For Life After Death
3.85
liked it
It was... interesting I guess? I don't know-- a lot of these "scientific" explorations of supernatural and ghostly phenomena just leave a lot to be de ...more
May 19, 2013
Feb 17, 2013
 
A Witches' Bible: The Complete Witches' Handbook
3.89
liked it
I was first exposed to this book almost 15 years ago, having only recently considered myself knowledgeable enough on the subject to form an opinion on ...more
not set
Apr 01, 2012
 
No Impact Man
3.75
it was amazing
Colin is a pretentious jerk at the beginning of the book-- and somewhere about halfway through I realized that was the point.

For the folks out there c
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not set
Jun 27, 2014
 
David Suzuki's Green Guide
3.98
it was ok
Suuuper basic 101 stuff here. I was hoping for a little bit more, but I'm sure it's perfect for someone that has absolutely no prior knowledge about w ...more
Apr 30, 2015
May 29, 2014
 
Traveling Between the Worlds: Conversations with Contemporary Shamans
3.95
it was ok
Eh. Only two of the interviewees really seemed genuine to me. The rest seemed bland at best and fraudulent at worst. Cultural appropriation up the waz ...more
Oct 09, 2012
Oct 08, 2012
 
The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World
3.84
really liked it
It was OK - a great motivational read, with some exercises that I didn't bother doing because I already don't own a smartphone and am long since past ...more
Apr 14, 2018
Apr 14, 2018
 
Green Washed: Why We Can't Buy Our Way to a Green Planet
3.35
liked it
I likes this book as it gave me some meat to chew on concerning the basic concept of complexity. Nothing is simple, nothing is easy, especially where ...more
not set
May 05, 2014
 
Krampus: The Yule Lord
4.09
liked it
Really wanted to like it, but the plot left me wanting in spite of being convoluted, and the writing style was wordy and precious.

The good:

It was a in
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May 07, 2017
May 07, 2017
 
War Porn
3.59
it was amazing
So many people complaining about the characters, the ending, the whatever. My understanding is that there is only one character in this book, and all ...more
Aug 16, 2017
Aug 15, 2017
 
Mexican and Central American Mythology
2.75
it was ok
This book was very Nahua/Aztec-centric, which detracts for me as I was looking for some more culturally well-rounded information. I learned a few new ...more
Dec 16, 2012
Dec 17, 2012
 
After Progress: Reason and Religion at the End of the Industrial Age
4.33
really liked it
Great book. The writing is a little pendulous, as another reviewer put it, but it's just how JMG writes, and if you've read his blog, you'll know what ...more
not set
Feb 26, 2016
 
Intercession of Spirits: Working with Animals, Angels & Ancestors: Working with the Animals, Angels and Ancestors
3.90
it was ok
Book is OK. While, in theory, hearing about how Ted's life and experiences shaped his practice sounds great, the book is extremely poorly organized an ...more
Oct 09, 2012
Oct 08, 2012
 
Magical Passes: The Practical Wisdom of the Shamans of Ancient Mexico
3.70
did not like it
My first Castaneda book (I think it's the only book of his that my library has), and I'm glad I didn't pay a dime for anything else by him. The "passe ...more
Oct 09, 2012
Oct 08, 2012
 
Roarr: Calder's Circus
4.00
it was amazing
F--k the haters. I was actually the target demographic when I tore through this book again and again as an early adolescent, and it was amazing.

Leave
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Sep 05, 2015
 
The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude
3.90
really liked it
Solid and compelling read that introduced me to a way of looking at energy use. It strays very far from the central theme at times, especially when ex ...more
Jul 22, 2016
Feb 26, 2016
 
Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good
3.50
liked it
Was OK. I was hoping for more memoir and history, and less... chapter after chapter listing off the mission statements of NGOs and activist organizati ...more
May 18, 2017
Jan 30, 2017
 
Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals
3.94
really liked it
Gray outright says what many other scholars and historians of modernity and science spend their whole careers dancing around. And he says it wonderful ...more
Oct 08, 2015
Aug 02, 2015
 
The World of the Maya
3.65
liked it
Interesting look into the anthropological understanding of the Maya peoples way back when scholarship was still pretty primitive. Take everything in h ...more
Oct 08, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
 
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
4.16
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May 19, 2012
 
Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills
4.15
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Apr 01, 2012
 
The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art
4.46
really liked it
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Apr 08, 2014
Mar 31, 2012
 
Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash
3.76
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Mar 10, 2014
 
Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World
4.09
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Dec 29, 2014
 
The Goetia the Lesser Key of Solomon the King: Lemegeton, Book 1 Clavicula Salomonis Regis
4.00
liked it
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Apr 01, 2012
 
The Working Poor: Invisible in America
4.02
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May 19, 2012
 
The Necessity of Art
3.78
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Jan 25, 2011
 
Skulls to the Living, Bread to the Dead: The Day of the Dead in Mexico and Beyond
3.88
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Dec 10, 2012
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