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The Female Brain
3.81
liked it
An intriguing idea, the notion of exploring the female brain! Laudable is the effort, which Brizendine documents, of researchers who labor to understa ...more
Apr 20, 2009
May 02, 2009
 
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
3.83
it was ok
I had read and enjoyed "Stiff" by the same author. While there were some interesting stories and reports of scientific work done on sex, the book can' ...more
May 02, 2009
May 02, 2009
 
Cities
3.60
it was ok
Scarcely have I read a more fact-filled book. Fact fact fact fact. Fact.

That said, I did persevere the many weeks it took of bedside reading to get th
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Feb 19, 2008
Jan 08, 2008
 
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
4.17
really liked it
I read this book in about a day and a half on vacation, on the beach...a perfect counterpoint to the coming in-and-out of the glare of reality that Mu ...more
Feb 2009
Mar 03, 2009
 
The Pleasure of My Company
3.78
really liked it
Steve Martin possesses a strong narrative voice; I enjoyed watching the development of this character from the inside-out.
Feb 2009
Mar 03, 2009
 
Tortilla Flat
3.83
it was ok
Not my favorite - but there are a few hilariously funny passages.
Feb 2009
Mar 03, 2009
 
Only Child: Writers on the Singular Joys and Solitary Sorrows of Growing Up Solo
3.50
liked it
As an only, I looked forward to this book hoping for some sort of camaraderie with the authors, I suppose. All in all it was a quick and pleasant read ...more
Feb 20, 2008
Jan 14, 2008
 
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
3.92
liked it
Fascinating, detailed, should be good-for-you like vitamins, yet somehow does not reward the work.
Jan 2008
Jan 08, 2008
 
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
4.05
liked it
Not for the squeamish, but an interesting look at "what happens next" nonetheless.
Jan 2008
Jan 14, 2008
 
Great Expectations
3.75
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Jan 14, 2008
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