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5
The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst
3.88
really liked it
This is a long book! I had a hard time rating this book because I went through so many ups and downs with it. I loved the first 200 pages, was semi-bo ...more
Jul 07, 2009
Jun 15, 2009
 
26
A Land of Two Halves
3.29
did not like it
I really did not like this book. I bought it to read on my return flight from NZ in Jan and I just finished it - 4 months later. I love travel biograp ...more
Apr 13, 2009
Apr 13, 2009
 
268
Stumbling on Happiness
3.82
really liked it
I randomly selected this audio book off the shelf at the library because the title was intriguing to me. It wasn't quite what I expected because I was ...more
Aug 20, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
 
133
The Surrendered Wife: A Practical Guide To Finding Intimacy, Passion and Peace
3.77
it was amazing
I love this book and highly recommend it to any woman looking to strengthen and reinforce her marriage (or save it). The principles are very basic and ...more
Aug 2008
not set
not set
Sep 09, 2009
 
238
Get Out of My Life, But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall?: A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager
3.94
liked it
Our family counselor loaned this book to my husband & I. I have mixed thoughts on it overall. I liked it because the anectdotes were humourous and ...more
Aug 09, 2010
Aug 09, 2010
 
211
Rich Dad's Retire Young, Retire Rich: How to Get Rich Quickly and Stay Rich Forever!
4.03
really liked it
What an inspiring book! I listened to this book on audio, like I did the original Rich Dad, Poor Dad, and I am on my second listen through. There is s ...more
Jan 21, 2010
Jan 21, 2010
 
319
Marriable: Taking the Desperate Out of Dating
3.49
liked it
I picked this book up at the library today b/c when I skimmed it, it made me laugh. It's a quirky book about dating with a Christian approach, but it ...more
Aug 03, 2011
Aug 03, 2011
 
30
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
3.86
it was amazing
This book has opened my eyes to the complications of adolesence that my daughter is just on the cusp of. Although the book is 10 years old, and I am s ...more
Apr 28, 2009
Apr 28, 2009
 
222
Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential
4.00
liked it
I've enjoyed listening to this book to/from work every day. It gives me that little extra oomph to start and end my days. Read by the author, it has t ...more
Apr 2010
Mar 22, 2010
 
215
Relationship Rescue: A Seven-Step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner
3.60
liked it
Unfortunately I didn't finish this book b/c I checked it out from the library and despite several renewals I still couldn't finish. There is a lot of ...more
Apr 23, 2010
Feb 14, 2010
 
214
How to Avoid the Divorce from Hell: And Dance Together at Your Daughters Wedding
4.00
really liked it
What a good resource for someone who is contemplating a divorce, and definitely for someone going through one. I looked into this book when my husband ...more
Feb 03, 2010
Feb 04, 2010
 
332
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
4.34
it was amazing
This is one of the very best books I've read in quite a while, and I can not recommend it highly enough. I don't typically read military stories, but ...more
Mar 06, 2013
Mar 07, 2013
 
326
god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
3.96
liked it
I am a Christian who is currently not in active practice of my faith. I have always had questions about my chosen belief, and have even gone so far as ...more
Feb 27, 2012
Mar 05, 2012
 
331
A Severe Mercy
4.31
liked it
I will start by saying that I think I read this book at the wrong time in my life to truly get the most out of it, hence the 3 stars. If I had read th ...more
Feb 24, 2013
Feb 24, 2013
 
81
Love, Lucy
4.18
liked it
This was a really fast read and it was so interesting. I have not read any other Lucille Ball biographies and have only seen a handful of her shows. B ...more
Aug 06, 2009
Jul 01, 2009
 
309
Tired of Being Tired
3.59
really liked it
I picked this book up at my library for $1 because the title pretty much screamed at me. I'm "Tired of Being Tired" has been my mantra almost every da ...more
Jan 12, 2011
Jan 07, 2011
 
89
If I Only Knew Then...: Learning from Our Mistakes
3.09
really liked it
I listened to this book on CD in my car and it was great. It's a compilation of short stories from various famous people regarding what they consider ...more
Jul 06, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
 
28
The American Way of Death Revisited
3.96
liked it
This book is a little old and it's not the lightest topic which is why I didn't rate it that highly. I also found it a bit long and repetitive in plac ...more
May 09, 2009
Apr 28, 2009
 
35
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
3.86
really liked it
I really liked this book and recommend it to anyone who is remotely interested in proper punctuation and it's effect on your writing. There were actua ...more
May 20, 2009
May 12, 2009
 
226
Confessions of a Slacker Mom
3.28
liked it
A fun and validating book. Mead-Ferro has a very similar philosophy to my own and it was refreshing to hear her part from “common theory” and be hones ...more
Apr 03, 2010
Apr 04, 2010
 
221
The Green Millionaire
2.20
liked it
This book is chock full of great ideas to save money and the environment. The slight downside is that he does not give you any actual company names or ...more
Mar 07, 2010
Mar 10, 2010
 
109
Lies & the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair & Balanced Look at the Right
3.81
it was ok
It's no secret that Al Franken is a liberal. I, on the other hand, usually classify myself as a conservative. Despite this, I found that I enjoyed thi ...more
Aug 31, 2009
Aug 13, 2009
 
53
Gift from the Sea
4.17
liked it
I think I read this book at the wrong time because as I was reading it, I would read a sentence or a paragraph that really struck me and I would think ...more
Jul 09, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
308
The Reagan Diaries
4.12
liked it
I am not much of a history buff, but there are certain people in history that I find myself drawn to learn more about, they have a bit of mysticism to ...more
Dec 17, 2010
Nov 23, 2010
 
329
Feelings Buried Alive Never Die
4.14
really liked it
Yesterday I would have given this book 5 stars, now I'm pulling that back just a bit. I heard about this book a year ago, and was intrigued, but not e ...more
Aug 20, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
 
304
The Secret Power of Speaking God's Word
4.61
really liked it
This is a great little prayer book. I refer to it often because no matter what I want to pray about, there are scripture references in here for it and ...more
not set
Oct 16, 2010
 
32
Who Moved My Cheese?
3.75
it was ok
My mom recommended this book to me when I was going through a big change in my life about 10 years ago. I liked it then because, although I totally ag ...more
not set
Jun 17, 2009
 
27
In a Sunburned Country
4.05
really liked it
Bill Bryson is a wonderful writer. I found myself laughing out loud at some of his stories and perspectives. I appreciate his natural curiosity and th ...more
Oct 2008
Apr 13, 2009
 
325
The Talent Code: Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Anything
4.07
really liked it
The Talent Code is an interesting look at what talent really is, and how it's developed. It touches on three main ideas: deep practice, motivation, an ...more
Feb 03, 2012
Jan 12, 2012
 
206
The Story of My Life
4.07
liked it
I originally began reading this with my 10 year old daughter thinking it was an "easy reader" type autobiography. That is not the case at all and we q ...more
Oct 05, 2009
Aug 28, 2009
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