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Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger, #1)
If loving the Flowers In The Attic series is wrong, then I don't want to be right.
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Jul 06, 2008
My Way of Life
I gave this book 5 stars because 5 stars = "it was amazing". This book is so insane, it's amazing. I could write a whole new book on why this book was...more
Oct 16, 2009
Oct 14, 2009
The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children
Confession: Typically when I read informational, self-help-y non-fiction I tend to skim through because I get bored with the writing style or the info...more
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May 19, 2009
KISS and Make-up
Gene, despite you being kind of an ass, I must give you credit for your impressive career. This was an interesting and fun read, if you like rock star...more
Jun 30, 2009
Jun 28, 2009
Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes
Loved, loved LOVED this book. It is in the same vein as Omnivore's Dilemma or Diet For A Small Planet with a dash of Fast Food Nation. I liked this bo...more
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Jan 14, 2009
The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder
Very disappointing. The author just recycled characters and themes from the "Ya-Ya" series of books.
Sep 15, 2009
Sep 11, 2009
You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas
Dear Augusten Burroughs,
I'm sorry, but it's over between us. We had a good ride, but now I think it's in my best interest to move on. We are clearly g...more
Dec 03, 2009
Oct 25, 2009
Still Alice
This was a supremely sad story of a woman with early-onset Alzheimers. The book gave me an appreciation of what the disease is like for someone who ha...more
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Jan 07, 2010
Cassette From My Ex: Stories and Soundtracks of Lost Loves
I really thought I was going to like this book more considering my love for making mix tapes. It is a compilation of cassette-tape-related memoirs fro...more
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Oct 27, 2009
Video Slut: How I Shoved Madonna Off an Olympic High Dive, Got Prince into a Pair of Tiny Purple Woolen Underpants, Ran Away from Michael Jackson's Dad, and Got a Waterfall to Flow Backward So I Could Bring Rock Videos to the Masses
Half of the chapters in this book were about specific music videos the author produced (fun!) and the other half were about the author's life before s...more
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May 23, 2010
The Way I See It: A Look Back at My Life on Little House
This book was so boring that I almost slipped into a coma while reading it and can't believe I actually finished. Missy, if you're going to write a bo...more
Aug 02, 2010
Jun 18, 2010
Neon Angel
Read like an After School Special.
Jan 26, 2009
Jan 02, 2009
Wishful Drinking
Fisher begins with telling the reader that she's been undergoing electro shock therapy to erase a lot of her memories and then launches into a memoir....more
Feb 11, 2009
Nov 23, 2008
Watch You Bleed: The Saga of Guns N' Roses
I'm unapologetically facinated by band / rock star biographies. This book DELIVERED. Although very long (over 400 pages), it gave a detailed (and dirt...more
Oct 03, 2008
Aug 31, 2008
So depressing but I like the way it was written.
Apr 25, 2009
Apr 01, 2009
Lips Unsealed: A Memoir
Oh, how I love rock star autobiographies but Belinda's dirt wasn't dirty enough for me. I felt like her best stories went untold. I want to be HORRIFI...more
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May 28, 2010
Downtown Owl
I've enjoyed Klosterman's non-fiction work but I think he needs to stay FAR away from fiction. Almost every character in the book either spoke or thou...more
Feb 09, 2009
Sep 18, 2008
The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green
It took a while for me to get into this book, but once I did I couldn't put it down. The book is told from a young teenage boy's perspective who's fat...more
Jun 05, 2010
Jan 25, 2010
The Help
I really enjoyed this book, in part due to my facination with Southern culture.
Mar 18, 2009
Feb 14, 2009
Loving Frank
I only gave this book three stars because I almost stopped reading it several times because I found the characters so unlikable. I thought the book wa...more
Jul 30, 2008
Jul 06, 2008
You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation
A fun read with a lot of behind-the-scenes info about the "Brat Pack" movies of the 80's. For me, as someone who represents the core audience of these...more
Apr 11, 2010
Jan 25, 2010
My Sister's Keeper
I know I'm in the minority, but I can't stand Jody Picoult's books. I never like any of the characters and the endings are horrible. Don't even get me...more
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Jun 03, 2008
I am Charlotte Simmons
Tom Wolfe was commended for his accurate portrayal of contemporary college students, but I felt that he was way off the mark. Plus, the book was painf...more
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Jul 30, 2008
A Wolf at the Table
Very disappointing. I enjoyed all of Burroughs' other books, but I found myself skimming through this one. I found it difficult to have sympathy for t...more
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May 31, 2008
Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story
Perhaps it's my love of pop culture, but I LOVED this book. Klosterman's paragraph about hearing Beyonce's "Crazy In Love" for the first time is AWESO...more
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Jun 03, 2008
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
You'll never look at meat or fast food the same way again. Toying with becoming a vegetarian? This will push you over the edge.
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Jun 28, 2008
Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream
I think if I had a better understanding of football I would have liked this better. Even though, it was a good read!
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Jun 28, 2008
But Enough About Me: A Jersey Girl's Unlikely Adventures Among the Absurdly Famous
I laughed out loud throughout the book. If I ever became famous, I would only grant interveiws with Jancey Dunn.
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Jun 03, 2008
The Mermaid Chair
The most overrated book I've every read. I don't know which was worse, the book or the made-for-tv movie.
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Jun 03, 2008
Something Borrowed (Darcy & Rachel, #1)
This isn't the usual type of book that I enjoy, but I found it almost impossible to put down - a great beach read!
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Jun 17, 2008
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