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Mad About the Boy (Bridget Jones, #3)
3.28
Time spent looking forward to new Bridget Jones book: Months!
Time spent reading new Bridget Jones book: 2 days
Time spent being disappointed in new Bri
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Oct 16, 2013
Oct 16, 2013
 
A Renegade History of the United States
3.65
Thaddeus Russell is not so much a historian as he is a contrarian. Whatever you think you know, he disagrees. That does not mean that he doesn't make ...more
Jan 10, 2011
Dec 28, 2010
 
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
3.80
**spoiler alert** To paraphrase Dickens, this book is the best of JK Rowling and the worst of JK Rowling, wrestling for dominance over the course of 4 ...more
Aug 2013
Aug 12, 2013
 
The Gilly Salt Sisters
3.39
**spoiler alert** The first seventy pages of this book are quite good. The story is engrossing, and it moves quickly along. Unfortunately, the book is ...more
Aug 2012
Aug 29, 2012
 
The Night Bookmobile
3.48
**spoiler alert** According to Neil Gaiman's blurb on the back, Niffenegger's "The Night Bookmobile" is "a love letter...to the things we have read, a ...more
Jan 08, 2011
Jan 10, 2011
 
Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean About Her Mother's Compulsive Hoarding
3.70
After reading this book, I do not feel like I have any greater understanding of hoarding behavior than I did going in. I do, however, feel like I have ...more
Feb 21, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
 
Freedom
3.70
It is my firm opinion that anyone who calls Freedom a masterpiece has either not read the book, or has insanely low standards of literary merit.

Being
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Dec 27, 2010
Dec 22, 2010
 
Boy Meets Boy
3.85
This is a story so whimsical that you half-expect the book to turn into cotton candy and start dissolving in your mouth. It's quite pleasant to spend ...more
Jan 24, 2011
Jan 25, 2011
 
Someday, Someday, Maybe
3.46
I imagine that most of the early readers of this book will have picked it up because they are already a fan of Lauren Graham. And if you are a fan of ...more
May 2013
May 27, 2013
 
That's Not My Monkey...
4.16
**spoiler alert** This book is a suspenseful page turner. It had me hooked from the opening title page, featuring the adorable monkey with too-soft ea ...more
Dec 05, 2010
Dec 08, 2010
 
Angel Face: The Real Story of Student Killer Amanda Knox
3.02
While all true crime books certainly tend towards sensational coverage, this book is very clearly the work of Tina Brown's Beast Books imprint. The ch ...more
Aug 02, 2010
Aug 02, 2010
 
Warrior Princess: A U.S. Navy Seal's Journey to Coming Out Transgender
3.49
The story that this book wants to tell is fantastic, but unfortunately the writing gets in the way at every single turn. It is a shame, that after all ...more
Oct 23, 2013
Oct 23, 2013
 
The Sealed Letter
3.30
**spoiler alert** The only reason that I'm not giving this book one star is that it wasn't actually PAINFUL to read. But how on earth did it win a Lam ...more
Oct 07, 2010
Oct 07, 2010
 
The Last Magazine
3.33
It is a terrible loss to American journalism that Michael Hastings died so young. And I really wanted his posthumously published novel to be as wonder ...more
Jul 2014
Jul 11, 2014
 
The Good Body
3.68
**spoiler alert** I did not care for this book at all. I wonder if I saw it presented on stage, if that would change my opinion, but I disliked it so ...more
Feb 28, 2010
Feb 28, 2010
 
My Princess Boy
3.76
This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children.

The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy
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Jan 15, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
 
An Autobiography
4.24
In the world of modern autobiography, it often seems that many memoirs are written by good writers who have had nothing much happen to them, or by peo ...more
Dec 13, 2011
Dec 14, 2011
 
Familiar
3.29
I picked up this book because the concept seemed intriguing - a woman driving down the road suddenly finds herself in the middle of a life that is lik ...more
Jan 2013
Jan 23, 2013
 
The Gun Seller
3.69
This was a clever send up of the spy genre, but if Hugh Laurie were not working so hard to be clever in every single line, I think it would be a smoot ...more
Jul 12, 2010
Jul 12, 2010
 
365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life
3.84
You can tell that author John Kralik honed his writing skills by completing his 365 thank yous project. His writing is as delightful, as sincere, and ...more
Jan 30, 2011
Jan 31, 2011
 
Grand Forks: A History of American Dining in 128 Reviews
3.50
Marilyn Hagerty is not a remarkable food critic, and Grand Forks, North Dakota is not really a hub of restaurant culture. But what makes this book so ...more
Dec 2013
Dec 01, 2013
 
Strip Jack (Inspector Rebus, #4)
3.81
This book was my first forray into the Inspector Rebus series, and it was quite an enjoyable one. It had all the elements of a good mystery -multiple ...more
Jun 27, 2010
Jun 27, 2010
 
The Bling Ring: How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World
3.16
This is one of those very rare times in my life when I have preferred the movie version of a story. And a true story, at that. Although the story of t ...more
Aug 2013
Sep 05, 2013
 
The Night Gwen Stacy Died
3.16
This is a well written and entertaining book that plays around with the Gwen Stacy/Peter Parker romance, and blurs the line between the real world and ...more
Aug 2013
Sep 05, 2013
 
Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father
3.96
This is a great read, and a very unique memoir. It manages to be a story about what it was like to be a young girl raised by a single gay father at a ...more
Aug 2013
Aug 12, 2013
 
Are You My Mother?
3.64
There is a scene from "Are You My Mother" where Alison Bechdel and her mother debate a poem by Maxine Kumin. Her mother says it is too specific, which ...more
May 07, 2012
May 07, 2012
 
The Monogram Murders
3.17
When I first heard about this book, I felt that it ought to be called, "The Mystery of How Agatha Christie's Grandson Could be So Broke as to Make a N ...more
Sep 2014
Dec 12, 2014
 
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
3.90
I had tried to read a few Winterson novels before with no success, but this memoir of coming out, of adoption and adulthood, of living life and learni ...more
Oct 14, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
 
Longbourn
3.62
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the market is flooded with Austen knock offs, but Longbourn manages to be its own animal - refreshingly un ...more
Nov 18, 2013
Nov 18, 2013
 
Gone Cold
4.15
This is a terrific mystery - atmospheric, engaging, and suspenseful. The narrative is first rate, and expert pacing allows the reader's interest to bu ...more
Mar 25, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
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