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The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability
3.74
it was ok
Ok, finally done. Such a bizarre experience. I find myself almost/wanting to be in sympathy with this woman, but she just seems "off" - she brings up ...more
not set
Aug 06, 2010
 
Home from Nowhere: Remaking Our Everyday World for the 21st Century
3.81
did not like it
I'm debating whether to call this "read" since I'm about 2/3 of the way through it and simply can't stand his style anymore.

I've loved other books of
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Mar 2008
Jan 13, 2008
 
There's a Good Girl: Gender Stereotyping in the First Three Years of Life, a Diary
4.16
it was amazing
A diary of the first few years of a daughter's life with an eye to what gender messages she gets, and internalizes.

I absolutely loved this book, but I
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not set
Dec 04, 2007
 
The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values
3.91
really liked it
I had higher hopes for this book than were met by it. I suppose because if there were good answers about the religion/science conflict, more of them w ...more
Jan 12, 2011
Jan 15, 2011
 
A Year Without Made in China: One Family's True Life Adventure in the Global Economy
3.06
liked it
Interesting topic, pretty shallowly done.

She didn't seem to know exactly why she was doing it. I could only assume cause giving something up for a yea
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not set
Dec 19, 2007
 
Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free
3.69
liked it
Just got in my first fight with a friend over the title of this book, and I agree (with her) that it's perhaps unecessarily belligerent.

I found it 'l
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not set
May 30, 2010
 
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World
4.21
liked it
I was enjoying this book, but don't know if I'll every finish it. It's written in a likable style and is on an interesting subject matter. Well, that' ...more
not set
May 07, 2010
 
Boy, Snow, Bird
3.34
really liked it
I loved this book, up until the end. I wish I had just not read the last ten pages or so. Maybe it was supposed to be some great unexpected twist, but ...more
not set
Dec 08, 2014
 
Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man
3.43
it was ok
not through it yet, finding it pretty slow going, not terribly well written, but maybe a good basic introduction to the concept of trans men for those ...more
Jan 02, 2012
Dec 31, 2011
 
When Madeline Was Young
3.17
it was ok
I didn't like it. Got about halfway through and still wasn't "hooked" oh well...
not set
Nov 12, 2007
 
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
4.17
I switched to listening to this one, which is going much more smoothly
not set
Mar 04, 2015
 
The Fur Person
4.17
it was amazing
I love cats. It's a catlovers book
not set
Nov 12, 2007
 
Ripper
3.24
really liked it
I see that a lot of Allende fans really didn't like this book. I am a fan, though she is not among my *most* favorite authors, and I liked this book q ...more
not set
May 23, 2014
 
Infidel
4.20
really liked it
I'm listening, not reading. It's read by the author, which in this case is great.

I started off listening to "Nomad" first, and couldn't get into it.
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Jul 09, 2014
Jul 07, 2014
 
The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason
3.93
liked it
I was never quite sure what his point was. Sometimes a general treatise against dogma and belief with no evidence (even in spite of evidence) - which ...more
not set
Dec 01, 2007
 
Enlightened Sexism: The Seductive Message That Feminism's Work Is Done
3.86
it was ok
Note - the last chapter or two are more like I was hoping the whole book would be.

I'm finding this book frustrating because it seems to mostly lack a
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Jun 08, 2011
Apr 03, 2011
 
In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution
3.84
liked it
There were way too many names in this book, of people I don't know anything about. Some I learned about, but many I didn't, and I found myself wonderi ...more
not set
Jan 16, 2013
 
god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
3.96
liked it
I've been reading all the popular anti-religion books lately. I like this one in that it's more in your face (the title, epsecially, "religion poisons ...more
not set
Jan 15, 2008
 
Day After Night
3.65
liked it
listening to this as I putter around my house. Not finding it riveting, but it's a good story, so perfect for my half-attention purposes.

Actually, fu
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not set
Jun 30, 2011
 
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
3.93
really liked it
This is just a generic all-american boy memoir, from what I can tell, which is fine, but not incredibly my thing. I really like Bill Bryson's style th ...more
not set
Nov 24, 2010
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.11
it was ok
oh my god I"m going to puke.

I was so annoyed by this book. I don't think I can even explain it, but it made me inclined to hate men. (ok, that's a lit
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not set
Apr 30, 2012
 
Parrotfish
3.74
liked it
I liked this well enough, though I found parts of it (especially the end) sort of annoying.

I have been reading stuff about ftm folks, trying to click
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not set
Jan 19, 2012
 
The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman
3.57
liked it
I waffled between three stars and four with this. Really interesting subject matter, left me a little frustrated because it's one of those things that ...more
not set
Aug 15, 2010
 
Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War
3.90
it was amazing
I love this book, but I think I need to read it again. Interesting take on war and religion and gender and stuff. That sounds idiotic, but it's like s ...more
not set
Jan 02, 2012
 
The Robber Bride
3.82
really liked it
Someone (can't remember who?) recommended this book to me as something that might help with processing a relationship I'd had with someone who was pro ...more
Oct 11, 2009
Oct 06, 2009
 
Girl, Interrupted
3.90
really liked it
I don't think I'd be friends with Kaysen in real life (why do I think about these things?) but I find her writing style easy, flowing, and frequently ...more
not set
Aug 25, 2011
 
The Hidden Wound
4.18
really liked it
Like much of Berry's writing, I'm not sure what to do with this, but I like it. It was written a long time ago (68-69 - when I was busy getting born, ...more
not set
May 04, 2014
 
11/22/63
4.29
really liked it
I did enjoy this book overall, and got through it pretty quickly (for me) so it must have held my attention. A romance figures pretty prominently into ...more
Jan 16, 2013
Jan 06, 2013
 
Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals
3.74
really liked it
I really liked this book. I've always been frustrated that humans think that we're the only ones with language, and that we think we are somehow uniqu ...more
Sep 11, 2013
Aug 23, 2013
 
Icarus or the Future of Science
3.77
really liked it
Really interesting to see what an intelligent person was thinking about science in 1924. Also feels like somehow they must have been smarter then, it' ...more
not set
Jun 10, 2010
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