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Jesus Never Existed
4.09
Went to a talk by Humphreys - unfortunately most was given over to a q&a that was consistently off-topic but was still intrigued enough to buy the ...more
not set
Jul 16, 2010
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.45
really liked it
Really enjoyed it - waited till almost the end of season two to read it. The show follows the book pretty faithfully with the exception of the Dothrak ...more
Jun 11, 2012
Jun 13, 2012
 
The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet
3.96
liked it
I have been familiar with paleo/primal and low carb ideas of nutrition but really wanted something accessible but strong in the science to get a more ...more
Apr 16, 2011
Oct 13, 2010
 
Guns, Germs and Steel: A Short History of Everybody for the Last 13,000 Years
4.01
it was amazing
Part 1 - history of the word using the Spanish conquest of South America (and the Maori conquest of Chatham island) to show how the culmination of 'ci ...more
May 09, 2008
Dec 31, 2007
 
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
3.95
really liked it
Given as an xmas present and read in one train journey. Compellingly lays out all the strands leading up to the inevitable murder.
Dec 28, 2010
Dec 29, 2010
 
The Raw Shark Texts
3.87
liked it
clever idea, entertaining but falls short of what its trying to do
May 2009
Jun 28, 2009
 
Come Together (Jack & Amy, #1)
3.59
it was ok
Entertaining if you don't want to think much and are not too bothered by stereotypes
Dec 16, 2010
Dec 13, 2010
 
Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog
4.12
liked it
funny and sweet, but really a book for dog lovers
Jun 2009
Jun 28, 2009
 
Cloud Atlas
4.02
liked it
Recommended by a friend who was doing this for his book group. Took me a while to get into it - I didn't really get there until it got into the future ...more
Jul 2009
Jun 28, 2009
 
Lanark: A Life in Four Books
4.12
liked it
Far more into the autobiographical sections rather than the Lanark ones, though parts of it were good or clever, but as a whole hard to get into. Whic ...more
Mar 25, 2010
Feb 15, 2009
 
Cook Food: A Manualfesto for Easy, Healthy, Local Eating
3.91
really liked it
An excellent guide to the process of cooking rather than a book of recipes (though it has them too). Teaching you the techniques of cooking and the wa ...more
Feb 2011
Jan 24, 2010
 
It's a Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments
3.54
really liked it
Funny lighthearted look at how to approach life in a sexist world. I feel like all tween girls should be given a copy
Dec 30, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
 
One Bloody Thing After Another
3.83
liked it
A mostly fun quick read that starts off well but gets less satisfying as it progresses. Read most of it standing in the queue for Versailles!
Apr 25, 2011
Apr 30, 2010
 
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
3.94
really liked it
using economic theory to explore question on life. Obviously very american focused especially in relation to crime and race.
Jan 2008
Jan 14, 2008
 
Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History
3.57
really liked it
Enjoyable and thorough. Looks at modern conspiracy theories and who they serve.
Jun 22, 2011
Mar 14, 2010
 
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
3.95
None
not set
Nov 18, 2010
 
The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
4.00
liked it
None
Feb 14, 2010
Jan 08, 2010
 
Never Trust A Rabbit: Stories With a Twist
3.83
it was ok
None
Oct 24, 2010
Jul 13, 2010
 
Leviathan: The Unauthorised Biography of Sydney
3.93
None
not set
Jul 28, 2009
 
Batman - R.I.P.
3.79
liked it
None
Aug 19, 2010
Aug 23, 2010
 
Carter Beats the Devil
4.09
really liked it
None
Sep 19, 2010
Aug 23, 2010
 
Haunted
3.59
really liked it
None
Feb 03, 2009
Feb 08, 2009
 
The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better
4.11
really liked it
None
May 23, 2015
Nov 15, 2010
 
The Greatest Show On Earth: The Evidence For Evolution
4.16
it was amazing
None
Nov 30, 2011
Nov 18, 2010
 
On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
4.17
None
not set
Mar 12, 2010
 
The Secret History of Georgian London: How the Wages of Sin Shaped the Capital
3.79
None
not set
Nov 18, 2010
 
Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape
4.17
liked it
None
May 23, 2015
Nov 18, 2010
 
Full Frontal Feminism
3.85
really liked it
None
not set
Nov 18, 2010
 
The Stand
4.34
really liked it
None
Feb 15, 2009
Dec 09, 2008
 
Yes Means Yes: Getting Explicit About Heterosex
3.31
really liked it
None
not set
Nov 18, 2010
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