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Cardboard Gods: The Crowley Family Journey of Stength, Hope, and Joy
3.80
it was amazing
I loved this book. It is, refreshingly, utterly without pretense. The author has such an authentic, humble, and honest voice that he simultaneously ma ...more
Apr 05, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
 
Dormia (Dormia, #1)
3.98
really liked it
I came across Dormia because my friend Dan Kujawinski (he went to high school with Joan), is the brother of one of the authors. And i'm so glad I did ...more
May 2009
Jul 26, 2009
 
Making Good
3.95
it was amazing
Many young people coming of age today face a confounding puzzle with pieces that, at first glance, do not seem all that easy to fit together for a pic ...more
Feb 28, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
 
Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary
3.91
really liked it
True to its title, this book was a fun read with a great sense of humor. It had a great balance of giving enough detail on Linux and open source etc. ...more
Nov 10, 2009
Oct 30, 2009
 
What We Know about Climate Change
3.80
it was ok
A decent though overly scientific and academic treatment of the current state of climate science for a popular audience. Emmanuel spends too much time ...more
not set
Jun 16, 2008
 
A Thousand Splendid Suns
4.34
it was amazing
This book is amazing for all the reasons that people say it is, including humanizing and making more accessible 30 years of Afghan history through the ...more
Apr 2011
Jun 16, 2010
 
The Vermont Papers: Recreating Democracy on a Human Scale
4.00
it was amazing
This is the second book (after Believing Cassandra by Alan Atkisson) that transformed the way I thought about the world and thus changed the way I liv ...more
Oct 2001
Nov 01, 2007
 
The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America
3.79
it was amazing
I love Stephen Johnson's writing style, best described by the New York Review of Books as "post-categorical." This book is fascinating reading from a ...more
Sep 29, 2009
Sep 29, 2009
 
Notes from a Small Island
3.91
really liked it
Maybe it is because the first two Bryson books I read were "A Short History of Nearly Everything" and "A Walk in the Woods," which I thought were amaz ...more
Oct 15, 2009
Jan 24, 2009
 
Transcending Fear: Battling the Enemy Within
3.96
liked it
This book has multiple personalities.

On the one hand the actual transcending fear model where the author talks about first relaxing and then finding
...more
Jul 2008
Nov 13, 2007
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