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Big Breasts & Wide Hips

If I was rating this book in a professional capacity I would probably give it 3 or 4 stars. Well-written and important themes and allegories parallel
Oct 27, 2012
Oct 14, 2012
Sacred Hunger
I'm not sure why I didn't enjoy this more than I did. The writing was uniformly excellent and the story made great insights into human relationships a ...more
Mar 05, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
Where was I when I read this in college? I remember thinking the language was beautiful, and being shocked to realize I had to have the sex scene poin ...more
Nov 29, 2012
Nov 13, 2012
Love and Treasure
The writing is insipid and lame, almost insulting to the story it tells and the history it attempts to bring to life. Very sad. Realized at the end th ...more
Jul 2014
Jun 25, 2014
Going Postal (Discworld, #33)
Not as good as the other ones I've read, but maybe I'm ODing just a bit. Still awesome though. Very funny, and very well done. I like him a lot better ...more
Mar 2007
Mar 10, 2007
The Orphan Master's Son
I was all set to give this four stars if I didn't like the ending. I thought it was going to be an ambiguous ending where you don't know what the true ...more
May 24, 2013
May 16, 2013
De Niro: A Biography
Well, I only kept at this one for as long as I did because it was Robert De Niro. But it was not well-written at all. I think that I'm going to have t ...more
not set
Mar 21, 2007
The Luminaries
Man I wanted to love this book so much! Aaaand it just didn't happen. I thought it was like a very capably written Dickens novel, even tighter. I just ...more
Dec 21, 2013
Nov 15, 2013
Tenth of December: Stories
It's really rare that I find something that is written so well and thought-provoking, while being so much fucking fun. I am impressed, especially when ...more
Dec 06, 2013
Dec 04, 2013
The Stone Angel
If novels were colors Laurence's would be a spectrum of browns, earthy greens and maybe a few touches of lavender.
Jun 05, 2015
May 25, 2015
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Oh how good this book was! I've come to realize that the "breezy wit" (lifted from the back cover) is truly difficult to come by well done. The mother ...more
Aug 11, 2014
Aug 07, 2014
The Wholeness of a Broken Heart: A Novel
Present tense got kind of annoying. I couldn't really sympathize with the characters.
Jan 2007
Jul 27, 2007
Night Film
That's it. I can now definitively say that I just don't enjoy reading mysteries. They are not the genre for me.

This one was ok for what it was though
Oct 22, 2013
May 21, 2013
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
I owe Massie a huge debt as reading Nicholas and Alexandra was what caused me to fall in love with history. Here he has repeated the excellent and wel ...more
Nov 03, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
The Sound of Paper
This is a book containing several small essays about the grounded, successful creative life. Most of them begin with a description of her surroundings ...more
Apr 24, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
The Interestings
2.75 stars, but not enough to make it to 3. I really admire the scope and ambition of this novel. Following a set of friends who miraculously stay tog ...more
Jul 09, 2014
Jun 21, 2014
Frog Music
I have it! I have it! It's in my hands!! Nearly hugged the postman when he handed it to me even though it was wet and snowy.

Review: This is a histori
Jan 02, 2014
Nov 20, 2013
The Love-Artist: A Novel
**spoiler alert** Probably a 2.5 star rating, really.

I gotta say, I started Metamorphoses by Ovid over the summer and put it down, but if I ever mana
Oct 18, 2013
Oct 16, 2013
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
May 12, 2015
Mar 01, 2015
All the Birds, Singing
Good. Solid. Decent. I couldn't help but feel like it didn't really change anything to have the events be out of order. The only one I haven't read on ...more
Jul 31, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
Ten Years in the Tub
Welp, there's a reason Nick Hornby is the most read author on my shelves according to Goodreads. Sadly, I have pretty much given up on his fiction but ...more
Dec 08, 2014
Nov 13, 2014
Swimming Home
I went through this novel so fast I didn't even have a chance to mark my page progress. It's also very short, but the fact that I read it between two ...more
Oct 05, 2013
Oct 03, 2013
On the Road
I enjoyed this more this time around. Of course I didn't remember a thing about it from the last time I read it, except for the image of Sal sleeping ...more
Dec 04, 2012
Nov 29, 2012
A Tale for the Time Being
2.5 stars really.

I thought this was ok. The problem was..the writing I think. The story should have been interesting but was told in a very unsophist
May 14, 2014
May 10, 2014
Dawn (Xenogenesis, #1)
I've had this book on my shelf for forever now, and I really don't know why I haven't read it before now. But I'm wicked glad I did, cause it was real ...more
Mar 2007
Mar 27, 2007
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Funny and hip. The ending was a little cheesy and it did what I hate when it sets something up that seems so great and then, oh hey it didn't work out ...more
Jun 30, 2013
Jun 22, 2013
The Martian: A Novel
There was a lot of science in this book (parts where I was like, skim? and parts where I went whoaaahhh!!) and a bunch of semi-funny jokes, but it all ...more
Nov 2014
Oct 25, 2014
The Ghost Bride
I was all set to throw in the towel during the first fourth of this book, and then it took a turn that I really liked. The writing wasn't so good, it ...more
Nov 03, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
The Fault in Our Stars
Oh man. I cried on the subway. And then for an hour as I finished it once I got home. When I was a kid I would read books that made me cry. I would re ...more
Jul 23, 2013
Jul 22, 2013
All Clear
These two books should really have been one much much shorter book. There was way too much repetition in this story, and frantic worry and energy that ...more
Feb 18, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
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