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The Jane Austen Book Club
3.07
liked it
How can you NOT love a book set in Davis?
not set
Oct 14, 2007
 
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
3.67
liked it
I finished it! Love him or hate him, Tom Friedman is nothing if not VERBOSE. This book has many interesting, if slightly dated, insights into globaliz ...more
not set
Oct 14, 2007
 
Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food
4.00
really liked it
This book should be required reading for anyone who eats fish. I only wish there had been more chapters, or that he would write another book with info ...more
Mar 06, 2012
Jan 31, 2012
 
A Pig in Provence: Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of France
3.56
it was ok
I wanted to like this...
Jan 16, 2012
Dec 26, 2011
 
How Sassy Changed My Life: A Love Letter to the Greatest Teen Magazine of All Time
3.67
liked it
Not the greatest book (like, where are the photos?), but it made me so nostalgic for Sassy!! The book also explains causes behind the magazine's demis ...more
not set
Oct 14, 2007
 
The Ghost Map: A Street, an Epidemic and the Two Men Who Battled to Save Victorian London
3.91
liked it
If you have any interest in infectious diseases, public health, and city ecosystems, this is a fascinating story about a cholera epidemic in London. T ...more
Apr 12, 2009
Oct 17, 2007
 
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
4.05
liked it
Listened to it as an audio book. Entertaining, but doesn't include as much of side-splitting humor as some of his other stuff.
not set
Dec 05, 2008
 
One River
4.42
it was amazing
You will love this book if you have any interest in the Amazon, ethnobotany, taxonomy, natural history, anthropology, linguistics, South American hist ...more
May 2009
Oct 14, 2007
 
The Secret River
3.79
liked it
Another enlightening, well-crafted and ultimately depressing work of historical fiction about Australia, written by an Australian. Read this one back- ...more
Mar 19, 2009
May 03, 2008
 
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
4.10
it was ok
Good ideas. Badly written. It's hard to go from Bill McKibeen's finely-honed prose to this book. Also, not impressed by the Chinese-made "sustainable, ...more
Nov 2007
Oct 14, 2007
 
Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present
4.16
really liked it
Is there a better writer on modern China than Peter Hessler? I love his pieces in National Geographic, and I love this book.
not set
Oct 14, 2007
 
The Road from Coorain: A Woman's Exquisitely Clear-Sighted Memoir of Growing Up Australian
4.04
liked it
I loved the first half, about growing up in the Outback.

The second half seemed slightly self-aggrandizing...
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Oct 09, 2008
 
Outliers: The Story of Success
4.11
really liked it
This is a hard book to classify, a hard book to describe, and hard book to put down. Read it!
Oct 10, 2016
Jan 11, 2009
 
The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World
3.74
liked it
This would be two stars, but the first chapter about the history of oil is fantastic.
Sep 02, 2008
May 25, 2008
 
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
4.01
really liked it
Read this to remind yourself of life's sweetness and brevity.
not set
Nov 25, 2008
 
Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories
3.96
it was amazing
A great book, hard to put down, even story-to-story.
not set
Oct 19, 2008
 
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
3.64
liked it
Amazing story; writing is so-so.
not set
Oct 14, 2007
 
The Places in Between
3.88
really liked it
Fabulous book, amazing story.
Mar 17, 2008
Oct 14, 2007
 
All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood
3.86
really liked it
None
Jul 28, 2014
Feb 13, 2014
 
The Lost Amazon
4.37
it was amazing
None
not set
Apr 27, 2009
 
Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life
4.12
really liked it
None
Feb 18, 2015
Feb 04, 2015
 
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
3.82
really liked it
None
not set
Oct 14, 2007
 
Reservation Blues
3.98
really liked it
None
not set
May 20, 2008
 
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2000
4.01
liked it
None
Jun 24, 2009
Jun 12, 2009
 
There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children
4.26
liked it
None
Apr 07, 2008
Oct 14, 2007
 
Cowboys Are My Weakness
4.03
liked it
None
May 20, 2008
May 19, 2008
 
Ethan Frome
3.36
really liked it
None
not set
May 05, 2011
 
Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Rain Forest
4.20
liked it
None
not set
May 01, 2009
 
Alice Waters and Chez Panisse: The Romantic, Impractical, Often Eccentric, Ultimately Brilliant Making of a Food Revolution
3.86
liked it
None
Mar 31, 2009
Oct 14, 2007
 
No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
4.05
really liked it
None
Jul 22, 2015
May 14, 2015
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