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Rubyfruit Jungle
Definitely an interesting historical look at some concepts (lesbianism, feminine gender roles in society). I did think it was a little heavy-handed an ...more
Jan 30, 2008
Feb 01, 2008
Once Upon a Quinceanera: Coming of Age in the USA
Very thought-provoking and well-written. I was interested in the documentation of the quinceanera: the rituals, the meaning, etc., since I am Jewish a ...more
Feb 21, 2008
Aug 08, 2007
The Host (The Host, #1)
So far, kind of boring and definitely not as good as the Twilight series (though I found that kind of boring too). Basically, the situation is compell ...more
Oct 27, 2009
Oct 22, 2008
Quite disappointed with this. I really enjoyed Tipping the Velvet, but found this to be slow, overwritten, and not nearly as interesting.
May 06, 2015
May 06, 2015
The Soul Thief
I didn't really like this book. The ending was supposed to be revelatory and creepy, but either it was really obvious to me or I just didn't get it. I ...more
Oct 2009
Jan 04, 2008
Flying Changes (Riding Lessons, #2)
This book was pretty good. I was a little worried that it would be too horse-oriented, but I was able to keep up despite not knowing some of the detai ...more
Jan 06, 2009
Jan 06, 2009
Baby Signs: How to Talk with Your Baby Before Your Baby Can Talk, New Edition
Interesting to learn about what babies want to talk about.: Not just what they want to eat or whether their diaper is dirty, but also the things that ...more
Apr 24, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
Her First American
I feel like I didn't get this book. I know it was about race relations, and I even got the double entendre about Ilka's last name, but I still don't t ...more
Nov 21, 2009
Nov 16, 2009
About a Boy
I just reread this, and I was re-impressed by how frank and funny Nick Hornby's writing is. He's very clever and very insightful -- with a real unders ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 08, 2007
Shadows and Strongholds
So far, it reads like a fantasy book except without the magic! :)

Now that I've finished it, I think it's an enjoyable and quick read that actually tau
May 05, 2009
May 02, 2009
The Autobiography of My Mother
I really disliked this book. I felt that the writing was annoying and I couldn't sympathize with the main character at all. I felt that the beginning ...more
Feb 12, 2010
Feb 14, 2010
Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
These books are kind of terrible, and I'm frustrated with Bella for being such a drip, but I can't keep myself from devouring them anyway!
Oct 12, 2008
Oct 12, 2008
The Well-Dressed Ape: A Natural History of Myself
A really fun read. I enjoyed the clinical take on humans, and although I've read several books on evolutionary biology, this one focused mainly on hum ...more
Feb 27, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
Poison Study (Study, #1)
Engaging, escapist, well written, and a quick read. Not great literature, but exactly what I was looking for.
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Mar 22, 2008
Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17)
I really enjoyed this. I was getting a little worried when no one had been killed at 200 pages. But I thought it had a very satisfying conclusion and ...more
Nov 30, 2008
Dec 01, 2008
Lisa Scottoline: The First Two Novels: Everywhere That Mary Went and Final Appeal
I enjoyed this. Quick, light reading. Good for those brain-dead times.
Dec 18, 2008
Dec 16, 2008
Everywhere That Mary Went (Rosato & Associates, #1)
**spoiler alert** I actually read this as part of a collection of "The First Two Novels," but now I'm going to take a break, so I figured I'd note dow ...more
Dec 05, 2008
Dec 05, 2008
Loving Frank
I like the writing so far. At first I was hesitant to read a book about such a passionate affair since I am getting married and a little nervous about ...more
Apr 16, 2009
Apr 10, 2009
The Art of Racing in the Rain
I won't say I was disappointed, because I didn't expect much. But I found that it was very formulaic and didn't have much to say that was original. It ...more
Mar 16, 2011
Mar 10, 2011
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Now that I've finished: this book is positively inspiring. Now that I've read this and Michael Pollan's excellent book, _The_Omnivore's_Dilemma_, I'm ...more
Aug 2007
Jun 05, 2007
Girl Cook
I felt like there was no "there" there. This was a light fresh read, and I enjoyed the details about working in a restaurant kitchen in Manhattan (I j ...more
Aug 08, 2010
Aug 05, 2010
36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction
Ugh. Started the first few pages of this book and realized that I had no idea what the author was talking about, or worse, why I should care. It may w ...more
Apr 03, 2012
Apr 03, 2012
The Crimson Petal and the White
Started out titillating, and I liked the writing. But I felt like he got bogged down in details (a lot of what he described was boredom, in great deta ...more
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 06, 2011
Journal: The Short Life and Mysterious Death of Amy Zoe Mason
Cute, and an interesting concept. At first I was relieved that it wasn't super difficult to read (in the sense that I didn't feel like there were nuan ...more
Jun 30, 2010
Jul 01, 2010
American Wife
I truly enjoyed this book, but I liked the parts where Alice was younger better than the parts that described her life as First Lady. I wonder how muc ...more
Jul 13, 2009
Jul 05, 2009
The Queen of Subtleties: A Novel of Anne Boleyn
I found this book a bit confusing. I didn't like that the two characters' stories jumped around in time (they weren't told from the same year) and did ...more
Jan 24, 2010
Jan 24, 2010
So far, fascinating. I just never imagined most of the thoughts that the characters have had -- someone who truly believes that black people have more ...more
Jan 08, 2010
Nov 23, 2009
The Infidelity Pact
Chic lit about women who make a pact to cheat on their husbands (no, this is not a spoiler!), but everything works out OK in the end. Very few redeemi ...more
Jul 03, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
Dirty Love
Melancholy short stories (more like vignettes, since they didn't go anywhere) that depressed me. The last story was definitely too long. I didn't real ...more
Feb 15, 2014
Jan 31, 2014
Super Baby Food: Absolutely Everything You Should Know about Feeding Your Baby and Toddler from Starting Solid Foods to Age Three Years
Some great facts! But I also think the woman who wrote it is a bit of a zealot. The other thing I am learning is that everyone has an opinion, and the ...more
Jul 25, 2012
Aug 04, 2012
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