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Make Every Man Want You: How to Be So Irresistible You'll Barely Keep from Dating Yourself!
3.71
it was ok
I don't want every man to want me, but I have to give her props for a catchy hook. The preface reads like a bad infomercial (are there good infomercia ...more
Jul 18, 2015
Jul 18, 2015
 
He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys
3.66
it was ok
I'm of two minds about this book. On the one hand, it seems rather sexist (even though it was co-written with a woman). On the other hand, it does hav ...more
Apr 24, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
 
The English Orphans
3.73
liked it
It's interesting what the age of digital books has done for literature. Prior to this, I had never heard of Mary Jane Holmes, even though she was a ve ...more
Jan 26, 2014
Sep 24, 2012
 
Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case
4.25
really liked it
Nine years. That's how long Richard and Mildred Loving had to fight just to live together as husband and wife in the state of Virginia, their case tra ...more
Jul 21, 2017
Jul 20, 2017
 
Improper Pursuits: The Scandalous Life of an Earlier Lady Diana Spencer
3.52
liked it
A titled woman of the 1700s learned about art and it was perfectly acceptable for her to do this as a hobby, but not as a career. However, Lady Diana ...more
Apr 07, 2008
Jun 19, 2008
 
Shanghai Grand: Forbidden Love and International Intrigue in a Doomed World
3.81
really liked it
I shelved this book whilst volunteering at the library one day, and then I had to move it on the shelf a few days later, in order to shelve a differen ...more
Jul 31, 2016
Jul 19, 2016
 
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
4.15
really liked it
Claudia Kincaid is feeling very unappreciated at home, so she decides to run away, taking her younger brother, Jamie, with her for company (and cash). ...more
Mar 31, 2017
Apr 01, 2017
 
101 Questions to Ask Before You Get Engaged
3.98
liked it
I am nowhere near engaged at this point in my life. I'm not even dating anyone! However, I was curious to see what sort of questions were included in ...more
Aug 20, 2015
Aug 02, 2015
 
Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success
4.02
liked it
I discovered this book from a television show called The List, which reports on generally pop culture type things. The few quick tips they shared from ...more
Jun 04, 2016
May 31, 2016
 
Bowl of Fruit [1907]
3.67
liked it
This is a strange little book. There's a lot going on, but it's mostly through various conversations between the protagonist and his "ghost," which tu ...more
Dec 26, 2015
Dec 25, 2015
 
Zelda Fitzgerald: Her Voice In Paradise
3.92
liked it
Very detailed and fairly recent autobiography of Zelda Fitzgerald, detailing her life and supposed madness. She was diagnosed as schizophrenic, but I ...more
May 26, 2007
Jan 05, 2008
 
The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story
4.45
really liked it
An inspiring story about one woman's perilous journey to freedom. It will make you angry, but there is also hope. We get some information here about h ...more
May 19, 2016
May 02, 2016
 
Bunnicula (Bunnicula, #1)
3.84
really liked it
Summary: Howard, the loyal family dog, tells us this story of a strange new pet that comes in late one night. Chester, the cat, begins to notice that ...more
Apr 13, 2017
Apr 15, 2017
 
Fatherhood and Its Representations in Middle English Texts
4.50
really liked it
For a slim volume, this book has a lot to say! Through the close reading of Middle English romances, as well as correspondence from real families of t ...more
Jan 2015
Dec 27, 2014
 
Oral Literature in Africa
3.97
really liked it
Very detailed and informative introduction to oral literature in Africa. Finnegan discusses poetry, folktales, even drum poetry. The work is a bit dat ...more
Jul 15, 2013
Nov 17, 2012
 
Persuasion
4.13
really liked it
My favorite Austen so far. Oh, Anne. So patient, and disappearing. Her family is so obnoxious.

But I'm not ashamed to say that when she read the lette
...more
Aug 09, 2015
Nov 09, 2011
 
The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites
3.58
liked it
This book has its pros and cons. Pros include the ability to pick it up and down at leisure, as the information (or bites, if you will) is separated v ...more
Jul 29, 2017
Jul 29, 2017
 
Thirteen Reasons Why
4.00
it was ok
This book . . .

An interesting premise, telling the tale via audio cassettes. The story was very compelling, and it didn't take me very long to finish
...more
May 19, 2017
Apr 11, 2017
 
The Count of Monte Cristo
4.23
it was amazing
Best revenge story ever!
Jul 28, 2015
Nov 09, 2011
 
The End of Manners
3.56
really liked it
I recently started an International Book Club, and this is our first selection. I wanted something from Afghanistan that wasn't by Hosseini; he is a g ...more
Jul 05, 2015
Jun 02, 2015
 
Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat
3.78
really liked it
This was fantastic. To use a gastronomic verb, I SAVORED this book.

There is a podcast on food called Gastropod, which I recently discovered. On their
...more
Apr 20, 2016
Mar 23, 2016
 
Opium Fiend: A 21st Century Slave to a 19th Century Addiction
3.97
really liked it
So, so close to five stars. And halfway through the book, it was.

If you're like me, perhaps you start reviewing a book in your head before you've fin
...more
Sep 23, 2015
Jan 18, 2015
 
Tuck Everlasting
3.86
really liked it
If you could live forever, would you? Winnie Foster, a sheltered child who one day escapes her suffocating house for a walk in the woods, encounters m ...more
Jan 20, 2017
Dec 13, 2012
 
Whistle for Willie
4.24
really liked it
Culture or group portrayed: African-Americans

Summary:
All Peter wants to do is whistle for his dog, Willie. But he just can’t seem to do it! Will acti
...more
Sep 04, 2016
Sep 04, 2016
 
There's a Nightmare in My Closet
4.23
really liked it
A young boy is trying to go to sleep, but there is a monster in his closet. After nights of shutting his closet door in fear and crawling into bed wit ...more
Feb 17, 2017
Feb 17, 2017
 
DISNEY. The Mouse Betrayed. Greed, corruption and children at risk.
3.42
liked it
Even though this book was published in 1998, I'm sure a lot of this still goes on. Disney has a pretty serious paedophile problem, but they do not pro ...more
Jun 12, 2008
Jun 19, 2008
 
High on Arrival
3.72
really liked it
Damn.

I am not really of an age to know The Mamas and the Papas, although of course I have heard the hits; my mother used to always have CBS-FM on, the
...more
Aug 28, 2015
Aug 25, 2015
 
A Strangeness in My Mind
4.07
really liked it
Several years ago, I read "Snow," and while overall was not enamored of Pamuk's writing, deigned to give him another chance. So, when someone suggeste ...more
Oct 26, 2017
Jan 11, 2016
 
The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale
3.85
liked it
1. Culture or group portrayed: Asian (Chinese, set in Beijing).
2. Book information: Compestine, Y. (2011). The Runaway Wok: a Chinese New Year Tale. N
...more
Oct 09, 2016
Oct 09, 2016
 
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone
4.11
really liked it
Culture or group portrayed: African-Americans

This book is about Melba Liston, who was a 20th Century jazz musician. A self-taught trombone player, she
...more
Sep 05, 2016
Sep 05, 2016
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