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The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture
3.77
it was amazing
This book sat on my shelf for a while, because I didn't want to think about the environmental devastation happening every second in our world. When I ...more
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Jun 10, 2013
 
Beyond the Pale
4.28
it was amazing
There are only a few long-form works of lesbian fiction I've ever really enjoyed. This is definitely one of them! Thanks Elana Dykewomon for your full ...more
Nov 05, 2012
Oct 10, 2012
 
Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1)
4.05
really liked it
I didn't know that this book has some pretty fiesty animist/pagan undertones, especially starting around page 150 or so, which I personally found deli ...more
Sep 17, 2013
Jul 20, 2013
 
Healing Sex: A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma
4.28
really liked it
The best thing about this book is it has near the beginning a few pages of "here's the minimum of self-care that you should have in place in order to ...more
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Mar 10, 2012
 
Lifting Belly
4.17
it was amazing
This book is pretty much the best stuff ever. If you can't get into it on the page, read it aloud without trying to listen to hard.
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Mar 10, 2012
 
Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
4.47
it was amazing
I loved this book. Very clear and easy to read (the writing style, not always the material), and reading it was like nothing so much as putting a big ...more
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Feb 08, 2014
 
Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life
4.23
it was amazing
I am almost incoherent with how much I liked this book. You should probably just read it. I started this book on a friend's recommendation and got it ...more
Feb 09, 2016
Jan 28, 2016
 
On Strike Against God
4.32
it was amazing
I loved this book so hard! The first few pages were a little rough going, but like reading any Joanna Russ fiction, once I'm into it, her writing is s ...more
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May 26, 2014
 
Betsy-Tacy (Betsy-Tacy, #1)
4.07
it was amazing
Why didn't I read these books when I was the intended age? There's a humor and sweetness and subtlety that I guess I wasn't expecting. Maybe this isn' ...more
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May 13, 2014
 
The Fifth Sacred Thing (Maya Greenwood, #1)
4.25
really liked it
I seriously loved this book, it's one of the books that I've submerged in the whole time I was reading it, and I was sad when it was over. I enjoyed t ...more
Feb 19, 2014
Mar 10, 2012
 
The Urban Homestead (Expanded & Revised Edition): Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City
3.99
it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading about how some people keep goats in the city, among other things. This book is actually a seriously good reference: having re ...more
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Mar 10, 2012
 
Who Cooked the Last Supper?: The Women's History of the World
3.88
Ok, so I didn't finish it. The first bit, the prehistory bit, was like a bedtime story, and then it sort of bogged down for me in the "everything has ...more
Feb 03, 2014
Nov 26, 2013
 
Gay Old Girls
4.05
really liked it
This book was awesome in the same way that a Studs Terkel book is awesome, only this was more awesome because it was about old dykes. I just wanted to ...more
Apr 23, 2014
Apr 03, 2014
 
Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music
3.55
liked it
This book was an interesting exploration in the evolution and history of the 90s white-girl music that I love so much. I appreciate her insights about ...more
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Jul 22, 2013
 
A Sarong In My Backpack
3.45
it was ok
There were moments of this book that I really enjoyed, and other moments that seemed problematic to me. I just read a comic that explains the yucky-to ...more
Feb 08, 2014
Mar 10, 2012
 
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
3.39
liked it
OK, so I enjoyed some of her research and her thinking about marriage, but really? You write this book in what year and there is absolutely zero menti ...more
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Apr 13, 2013
 
Empathy
3.66
really liked it
Having read this book through once, I immediately need to restart reading it again from the beginning. Thanks for blowing my mind, Sarah Schulman! Als ...more
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Oct 05, 2013
 
Like There's No Tomorrow: Meditations for Women Leaving Patriarchy
4.29
it was amazing
Excellent for when you want to feel less crazy, this book has bucked up my feminist spirits many many times. If you leave it in your bathroom, it impr ...more
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Mar 09, 2012
 
A Fistful of Lentils: Syrian-Jewish Recipes from Grandma Fritzie's Kitchen
3.78
it was amazing
Everything that I've ever made from this book came out transcendent. When I cook out of this book, I wish I could serve what I've made to my grandma, ...more
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Mar 10, 2012
 
Keepsake Self Storage
4.40
it was amazing
Staying at the Highlands Inn, I was faced with a room-length shelf of lesbian fiction for the first time in my life. Naiad Press novels as far as the ...more
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Feb 23, 2016
 
Dietland
3.47
it was amazing
This was so much feminist fun. I think I liked this the way male friends of mine like Fight Club or V for Vendetta.
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Feb 23, 2016
 
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
4.42
it was amazing
It is a habit that many people have to tell visibly pregnant women horror stories about birth, whether the story is your own, your mom's, your kid's, ...more
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Mar 09, 2012
 
The Camera My Mother Gave Me
3.29
it was ok
I read this book at the beginning of my knowing anything about vulvodynia, and I'm grateful that it exists, because having a word you didn't have befo ...more
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Mar 10, 2012
 
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
3.96
liked it
I read this book while I had the flu, and it was about right for that. Interesting details, but so Anglophilic that I don't really know how accurate i ...more
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Mar 17, 2013
 
Home Sanctuary: Practical Ways to Create a Spiritually Fulfilling Environment
3.92
did not like it
This book was a unique combination of culturally colonialist (sample phrases include "to add a Native American flavor") and bossy, with a strong dose ...more
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Mar 26, 2013
 
Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting
3.95
really liked it
I read this book because it looked lightweight and came on the borrowable nook from the library, and I was surprised how much I liked it. This isn't a ...more
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Jun 23, 2013
 
Moosewood Restaurant New Classics: 350 Recipes for Homestyle Favorites and Everyday Feasts
4.09
it was amazing
There is so much that's great in this cookbook. Simplifying of techniques, new ways of combining ingredients and tastes, and the only thing I've made ...more
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Mar 10, 2012
 
Sapphistry: The Book of Lesbian Sexuality
3.58
liked it
This book is pretty dated, but in a way that makes reading it like an archaeological discovery of what being a lesbian was like before I was born. The ...more
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Jul 24, 2012
 
The Mensch Chef: Or Why Delicious Jewish Food Isn't an Oxymoron
3.94
it was amazing
This is the most useable book of Ashkenazi American recipes I've found. Whenever I make a dish for passover or something out of here, people are surpr ...more
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Mar 10, 2012
 
No Secrets No Lies: How Black Families Can Heal from Sexual Abuse
4.59
it was amazing
This book is unique in literature for survivors and their families for addressing the complexity of the world we live in. The author does a really gre ...more
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Mar 10, 2012
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