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A Charmed Life: Growing Up in Macbeth's Castle
did not like it
**spoiler alert** I pretty much hated this book. I feel guilty for saying this, especially as it's nonfiction, and I have enough Catholic guilt to wor ...more
not set
Feb 24, 2010
To the End of the Land
really liked it
**spoiler alert** This isn't a book that I loved while reading. In fact, I found some parts pretty darn tedious. The more I think about it, though, th ...more
not set
Dec 15, 2010
really liked it
This book really improved my understanding of the life of the soldier. Before, I just couldn't understand how the average young man in some horrible o ...more
not set
Sep 28, 2010
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
it was amazing
I will admit that I absolutely hate running. I wish this were not the case, but there's no denying it. I read this for book club, and was truly not an ...more
Jan 17, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market
liked it
The section on marijuana was enthralling. What a mess. It's not exactly a surprising idea that senators' coke-dealing sons get off while minorities an ...more
May 2011
May 12, 2011
The Sparrow (The Sparrow, #1)
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I was very hesitant to read this because I usually really don't care for science fiction and also almost always really really hate m ...more
not set
Oct 29, 2010
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
it was amazing
I was so thrilled when I talked my book club into reading this one! I'd wanted to read it for a long time. I kept going to the book store, picking it ...more
not set
Mar 12, 2010
Winter's Bone
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I really really wish I hadn't seen the movie first, because I think this was one of the rare cases that the movie was just as good. ...more
not set
Oct 04, 2010
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
really liked it
I only read non-fiction grudgingly, but sometimes I am quite pleasantly surprised. I enjoy reading books on topics I know nothing about. I had never h ...more
Oct 20, 2011
Oct 20, 2011
The Cat's Table
really liked it
This was one of those books that I liked more once we discussed it in book club. I liked it about the same as The English patient, but not as much as ...more
Mar 2012
Apr 18, 2012
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