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Marked (Servants of Fate, #1)
3.78
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book! The world was intriguing and the characters were compelling. I've never seen a novel about paramedics before, and these on ...more
Jan 18, 2016
Jan 18, 2016
 
The Lazy Environmentalist on a Budget: Save Time. Save Money. Save the Planet.
3.06
did not like it
Shop, shop, shop, shop. I expect this from a consumer magazine but not from a book.
Aug 29, 2010
Aug 11, 2010
 
How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success
4.17
really liked it
As a laid-back parent who tries to be free range living in Silicon Valley I really enjoyed this book. There was a lot of food for thought about teachi ...more
Jan 10, 2016
Jan 10, 2016
 
Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)
4.31
really liked it
I loved this book and it's predecessor Outlander. This book, as with many sequels, takes the characters out into the larger world. I loved the small-s ...more
Jan 27, 2008
Jan 19, 2008
 
Ms. Marvel Vol. 1
3.98
it was amazing
I've never read Marvel comics before although I enjoy the Marvel movies and tv shows. I'd heard a lot of great press about this title so I thought I'd ...more
Feb 03, 2016
Feb 03, 2016
 
Organic Housekeeping: In Which the Nontoxic Avenger Shows You How to Improve Your Health and That of Your Family, While You Save Time, Money, And, Perhaps, Your Sanity
3.95
did not like it
**spoiler alert** I haven’t finished this book yet but I’m not sure I ever will. I borrowed it from a friend thinking that it would be a book full of ...more
Jul 13, 2010
Jul 13, 2010
 
The Knitting Sutra: Craft as a Spiritual Practice
3.62
it was amazing
I've been reading and rereading this book since I stumbled across it in the late 1990s. It always has something to say to me. If you are a contemplati ...more
not set
Feb 06, 2016
 
Harriet the Invincible (Hamster Princess, #1)
4.07
it was amazing
I loved this book! I started to read it to my kids at lunch today and didn't stop until we were done. The kids kept begging for one more chapter. Ursu ...more
Jun 14, 2016
Jun 14, 2016
 
Magpie Murders
4.01
really liked it
What a relief to discover that the fictional author's anachronism near the beginning of the book was the only one that bothered me. What remained was ...more
Jul 2017
Jun 18, 2017
 
Alien Proliferation (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #4)
4.16
really liked it
As the mother of small children there were several chapters here where I wanted to throw the book across the room for extreme implausibility. Kitty ga ...more
not set
Jun 23, 2012
 
Libriomancer (Magic Ex Libris, #1)
3.81
it was amazing
Ah, this is one of those lovely books that you both want to devour in a single sitting and make it last a good long time. Not only is it a lot of fun, ...more
not set
Aug 25, 2013
 
Midnight Riot (Peter Grant, #1)
3.92
really liked it
A nice solid urban fantasy mystery, with intelligent characters and a rich background. The author really did his homework, which allows for great deta ...more
not set
Mar 16, 2011
 
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
3.93
it was amazing
When I'm on vacation I love to read light, humorous nonfiction. Packing For Mars was absolutely perfect for this. Several family members read it after ...more
not set
Jun 17, 2012
 
The Thank You Book (Elephant & Piggie, #25)
4.44
it was amazing
Another fabulous Elephant and Piggie book. It's full of great examples of gratitude.

This one reads like the final episode of a favorite show, with gu
...more
Aug 21, 2016
Aug 21, 2016
 
Wizard's Bane (Wiz, #1)
3.83
liked it
A really fun little book written in the common "what if a modern American were transported to a fantasy setting?" motif. If you have any experience wi ...more
not set
Aug 29, 2010
 
Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1)
3.86
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Oh my. She doesn't pull any punches! Halfway through the book I was surprised. Three quarters through it and I wondered how the stor ...more
Feb 04, 2015
Feb 04, 2015
 
People of the Book
4.00
really liked it
A really fascinating read, I had to pry it away from my father-in-law when I was 1/3 of the way through. "Are you sure you wouldn't rather read The Da ...more
Dec 2007
Jan 07, 2008
 
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
4.17
it was amazing
This book changed my life. I know that's a terrible cliche, but it completely changed the way I view food and agriculture. I was raised to always buy ...more
Feb 2007
Jan 08, 2008
 
Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #3)
4.16
it was ok
Total brain candy, not a book I would re-read, but fun all the same. This was as close as I could get to the beginning of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hun ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 07, 2008
 
American Gods (American Gods #1)
4.11
really liked it
I try to re-read American Gods every winter, just when the gloom of February is too much. This is the landscape in which American Gods is set; it's mu ...more
Jan 2004
Jan 07, 2008
 
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
4.25
it was amazing
This is one of the few books I go back to again and again. It's uproariously funny, has a nice sense of irony, good puzzles, and characters you care a ...more
Jan 1998
Jan 07, 2008
 
Fangs for the Memories (Young Brothers, #1)
3.77
really liked it
Delicious brain-candy I couldn't put this fluffy novel down. It's very very sexy, but amusing enough that I'll probably read the rest of the series. W ...more
not set
Oct 30, 2008
 
Vampire Cabbie
3.34
liked it
I picked this book up because it was by a local author. It turned out to be pretty good! The author used to (still does?) drive a cab, and this book h ...more
Dec 2007
Jan 07, 2008
 
Cat of the Century (Mrs. Murphy, #18)
3.60
it was ok
I usually enjoy Rita Mae Brown's cozy mysteries, but not this one. The mystery plot is fine, but the author keeps going off on Tea Party-esque rants. ...more
Jun 23, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
 
House Thinking: A Room-by-Room Look at How We Live (P.S.)
3.46
liked it
Recommended to me by a librarian friend, this is a fascinating book. Read it before your next redecorating or renovation project. The author works her ...more
Jun 10, 2008
Apr 03, 2008
 
Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary
4.61
really liked it
Not so small that you need a magnifying glass, this little Torah commentary is a good size for travel. I use it in preparing to read Torah in public, ...more
Oct 2004
Jan 08, 2008
 
Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men
3.69
liked it
An interesting sociological/anthropological study of young men 15-25. But it's very easy to say "I don't know anyone like that". I'm not sure if the a ...more
Nov 11, 2008
Nov 11, 2008
 
Island in the Sea of Time (Nantucket, #1)
4.01
it was amazing
I re-read this book on a regular basis. It was my go-to in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, as an example of modern society surviving in the absenc ...more
not set
Apr 03, 2008
 
Touched by an Alien (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #1)
3.70
it was amazing
It's hard to put this book down! Everything happens quickly and the chapters are short. Before you know it you are halfway through and need to know wh ...more
not set
Mar 29, 2011
 
Easy Homemade: Homemade Pantry Staples for the Busy Modern Family
3.88
liked it
My all time favorite chocolate syrup recipe is from this book. It is so good, so easy, and meets my criteria of only containing ingredients I understa ...more
not set
Feb 19, 2013
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