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Lab Girl
4.04
it was amazing
None
Oct 05, 2017
Oct 02, 2017
 
Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour
3.90
really liked it
None
May 02, 2017
Apr 05, 2017
 
The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI
4.00
it was amazing
None
Sep 23, 2015
Sep 09, 2015
 
A History Of Scotland
3.97
it was amazing
None
Apr 20, 2015
Apr 14, 2015
 
Happiness by Design: Change What You Do, Not How You Think
3.57
it was amazing
None
Sep 28, 2014
Sep 17, 2014
 
The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
3.98
really liked it
A friend checked this book out of the library for me to read because they thought it would be a perfect fit for me. Military history, Alexandre Dumas, ...more
Nov 26, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
 
In the Wake of Madness: The Murderous Voyage of the Whaleship Sharon
3.63
liked it
This was a return at the library that caught my eye. I've always been interested in history, and more recently, maritime history about New England. In ...more
Sep 27, 2013
Sep 26, 2013
 
Barbarians and Brothers: Anglo-American Warfare, 1500-1865
4.53
it was amazing
Ok, so after waiting forever for Newton to send their library copy of this book to me, I was happy to sit down and read this actually very approachabl ...more
May 10, 2012
May 02, 2012
 
The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World
4.26
liked it
This is really not what I was expected when I ILLed this book. I had anticipated a book that discussed humanity's use of language to describe non-huma ...more
Apr 04, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
 
A Tolerable Anarchy: Rebels, Reactionaries, and the Making of American Freedom
3.63
liked it
I picked this plain, little book up because it had come up as an item to weed during the recent collection development overview being done at the Medf ...more
Aug 30, 2012
Aug 24, 2012
 
If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home
3.78
really liked it
Not having read Bill Bryson's At Home, I am nevertheless aware of his history of the home as one of the leading histories on that subject. I was inter ...more
Jul 03, 2012
Jun 28, 2012
 
Resurrecting the Shark: A Scientific Obsession and the Mavericks Who Solved the Mystery of a 270-Million-Year-Old Fossil
4.12
really liked it
As part of Science Channel or Animal Planet's Monster Week last year, River Monsters ran a special on prehistoric river monsters and covered "The Buzz ...more
Jun 28, 2017
Jun 24, 2017
 
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
4.02
really liked it
How do you stop spending all of your time thinking about stupid shit like "why does it seem like everyone younger than me is so much more successful a ...more
Jun 13, 2017
Jun 09, 2017
 
Survival of the Beautiful: Art, Science, and Evolution
3.19
liked it
I picked this book up because it seemed like it would be an interesting read. While I think the author makes several good points about sexual selectio ...more
Mar 26, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
 
This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike.
3.66
it was amazing
I've heard of Burroughs, specifically I had seen the cover to A Wolf at the Table, and was repelled by the cover. It was, to me, a scary book and one ...more
Sep 30, 2016
Sep 27, 2016
 
The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe
3.42
liked it
The theories and insights of the author were interesting and he has a good way of explaining complex mathematical principles, but I found the book to ...more
Nov 17, 2016
Nov 14, 2016
 
Angelic Music: The Story of Benjamin Franklin’s Glass Armonica
3.71
really liked it
This was an easy read on a interesting subject. I knew of the glass armonica, and I believe the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has a musical glasses se ...more
Dec 30, 2016
Dec 28, 2016
 
Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
4.09
liked it
Recommended for a book club, Over the Edge of the World, is a historical travelogue of Magellan's attempt to be the first to circumnavigate the globe. ...more
Feb 26, 2017
Feb 28, 2017
 
Dawn of the Deed: The Prehistoric Origins of Sex
3.46
really liked it
I get a kick out of ordering books for the library. Sometimes its the cover image, and sometimes its the title, but usually every magazine I use to or ...more
Jan 14, 2013
Jan 10, 2013
 
The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince
3.92
it was amazing
To be honest, I was taken by the mildly absurb photograph on the cover of this biography. I have never been a big biography readers, but I was pleasan ...more
May 19, 2014
May 12, 2014
 
Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free
3.69
really liked it
I chose this book in its audiobook format because I thought that the content would be funny and should be delivered by someone who is good at both the ...more
Nov 10, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
 
The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind
3.74
liked it
When I saw this book reviewed in Publishers Weekly I immediately ordered it for the library. I was really excited about a book that might possibly tal ...more
Oct 19, 2012
Oct 12, 2012
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