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Liar
3.30
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Excellent, excellent book.

I admit that I've become a bad, distracted reader. I often find it hard to not close a book after a page o
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Jul 18, 2011
Jul 18, 2011
 
Summer Sisters
3.82
it was ok
The book started with so much detail and eventually delved into tell, tell, tell. The brightest moments were between Vix and Caitlin, and once they we ...more
Apr 29, 2012
Mar 17, 2011
 
Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography
3.78
it was ok
I feel like I walked away from this book knowing more about David Michaelis' own neurosis than Schulz's. All texts are filtered through the writer's m ...more
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
 
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
4.28
really liked it
An excellent, informative, and moving read.

I do have my criticisms: I would've liked more on how privilege affected treatments and research. I found
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Mar 15, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
 
Team Human
3.57
liked it
First off, a fun read :D I did enjoy it, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a light, quirky book.

The cons:
- The main conflict (Mel not wanting
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Jul 28, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
 
How to Ditch Your Fairy
3.35
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Fun! :) The ending was a bit too happy (ball-blocking fairy? seriously?) and I wasn't comfortable with the implied message about rap ...more
Sep 10, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
An Acceptable Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #5)
3.86
it was ok
The one scene that stuck with me over a decade later, of Polly swimming across the lake, was... less than a paragraph long. Most of the rest of the bo ...more
Jul 2013
Aug 18, 2013
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
I should have seen it coming, but the series only became increasingly dark and depressing. I'd thought the revolution would be a moment for determinat ...more
Jun 24, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
 
The Obamas
3.60
did not like it
I couldn't finish the book. I was creeped out by the tone implying they knew every last detail when so much of the text was obviously speculation. I d ...more
not set
Apr 15, 2012
 
Running with Scissors
3.70
liked it
Definitely interesting, and very disturbing. I know it's sheltered of me to say this, but it's hard to believe this isn't fiction...!

I'd have liked to
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Apr 25, 2012
Apr 26, 2012
 
Crabtree
3.93
it was amazing
What a fun & funny book! This truly appeals to my organizing side and horrifies my minimalistic sense. The best part was looking through all the i ...more
not set
Jun 26, 2016
 
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
4.05
really liked it
Got weak towards the end-- like she forgot to tighten the narrative grip?-- but a lovely, thoughtful read that made me think about food in a whole new ...more
Jun 2012
Jul 22, 2012
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.35
I tried this once and snobbishly thought it was bad and poorly done (too much telling vs showing).

When I tried it again, had to admit the book was das
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Jun 2012
Jun 27, 2012
 
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
4.31
it was amazing
Amazing, informative, and lyrical book. I teared up regularly as I read. It is both a portrait of individuals migrating in this period as well as of t ...more
Apr 19, 2012
Apr 22, 2012
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.30
The pacing was kind of weird, and the second hunger games at the end of the book took me by surprise. Still, fascinating and gripping as ever.
Jun 2012
Jun 27, 2012
 
Lizz Free Or Die
3.67
liked it
I didn't know it until I read this book, but Lizz helped create some of the media I hold dearest.

Give her free reign, I say!
Dec 19, 2012
Dec 19, 2012
 
The True Meaning of Smekday
4.11
it was amazing
Excellent book! <3 Funny, touching, great drawings (AND CATS), a diverse cast...
Jan 17, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
 
Reamde
3.96
did not like it
I love Neal Stephenson's books. I didn't get past 50 pages of ReamdDe. Too male-centric for me and-- more to the point-- so much telling! Plus, I was ...more
Oct 2011
Oct 06, 2011
 
Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1)
3.86
liked it
None
May 2013
Jun 02, 2013
 
The Oath: The Obama White House and The Supreme Court
3.98
liked it
None
Dec 18, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
 
Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table
4.01
liked it
None
Jul 27, 2012
Jul 28, 2012
 
All the Fishes Come Home to Roost: An American Misfit in India
3.69
really liked it
None
Mar 28, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
 
Homecoming (Tillerman Cycle, #1)
3.91
it was amazing
None
not set
Jan 27, 2013
 
Red Glove (Curse Workers, #2)
3.98
liked it
None
Mar 2013
Mar 30, 2013
 
Black Heart (Curse Workers, #3)
4.09
liked it
None
Mar 2013
Mar 30, 2013
 
Bad Girls (Bad Girls, #1)
3.29
liked it
None
Mar 2013
Mar 30, 2013
 
The Kiss
3.43
liked it
None
Oct 13, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
 
Many Waters (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #4)
4.01
it was ok
None
Jul 2013
Jul 05, 2013
 
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
3.86
really liked it
None
Aug 2013
Aug 18, 2013
 
White Cat (Curse Workers, #1)
3.81
liked it
None
Mar 2013
Apr 14, 2011
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