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Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
3.68
This is a little gem of a book that I'd recommend to writers and artists of all stripes. A few sections, such as the one on the academic world, may no ...more
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Jan 22, 2012
 
Measured Extravagance
4.29
I've been thinking a lot about the title of Peg Duthie's poetry collection, Measured Extravagance. At first, it struck me as ironic, since the selecti ...more
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Apr 05, 2012
 
Jarrettsville
3.76
Historical fiction isn't always something I'm drawn to, but this true-story-inspired novel did an excellent job of vividly capturing a specific place ...more
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Sep 15, 2009
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.92
Oh, you guys. I really loved this book. Yes, granted, I'm a sucker for all things time travel. However, it takes some skill to gracefully (and compreh ...more
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Jan 18, 2012
 
Beautiful and Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry
3.39
I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway, and enjoyed reading it. Orr's prose is approachable without talking down, and often funny. I found the b ...more
Apr 15, 2011
Mar 31, 2011
 
Life After Life
3.71
This book made many of the "best of" lists this year, and the hype is well-deserved. As a reader, I easily got lost in the story, and as a writer, I'm ...more
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Dec 27, 2013
 
Twelve for the Record
4.27
Every poem in this tight collection is a winner. Particular favorites include "Pyromania" and "The Best Words." I highly recommend this collection and ...more
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Apr 05, 2012
 
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
4.11
Not only well drawn, but beautifully written with a sophisticated structure. Anyone who thinks graphic novels/memoirs are just "comic books" should re ...more
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Jul 12, 2010
 
140 And Counting
4.45
(Full disclosure: I have a piece in this collection.) I very much enjoyed these tasty little nuggets of literature. No matter the length, a good story ...more
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Dec 13, 2011
 
The River Gods
4.10
Granted, it's hard for me to be completely unbiased as this book is about the town I love so much, but I thought this was a wonderful read. Though lab ...more
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Apr 16, 2011
 
Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty
3.99
Many poems I liked in this collection, and a few I loved. It's worth the price of admission just for "I Have News for You" and "In Praise of Their Div ...more
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Dec 12, 2011
 
Cloud Atlas
4.01


It took me a few sections to get into the rhythm of the narrative jumps, but the effort was well worth it. This matryoshka doll of a book is a stunni
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Oct 27, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
 
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
4.26
Yes, yes, yes.
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Sep 13, 2013
 
The Buddha in the Attic
3.56
This book was just nominated for the National Book Award, and it's well deserved. A beautiful and moving read -- highly recommended.
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Sep 22, 2011
 
You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know
3.51
A very enjoyable read. I especially admired it from a writer's point of view given the high degree of difficulty: Sellers not only writes about mental ...more
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Mar 31, 2011
 
Shine Shine Shine
3.48


Refreshingly original and stunningly beautiful. Highly recommended!
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Jul 04, 2012
 
Lighthead
4.15
Rich language and some interesting, playful use of form. Enjoyed this one a lot.
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Mar 31, 2011
 
Einstein's Dreams
4.08
I absolutely loved this book!
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Jul 03, 2008
 
The Glaze from Breaking
4.50
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Dec 14, 2011
 
The Solitaire Mystery
4.13
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Jul 03, 2008
 
Circling the Drain
3.96
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Jul 03, 2008
 
Wonder When You'll Miss Me
3.84
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Jul 03, 2008
 
Spartina
3.83
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Jul 03, 2008
 
The Pocket Muse: Ideas and Inspirations for Writing
3.97
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Jul 03, 2008
 
Fox
3.62
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Jul 03, 2008
 
Ideas of Heaven
3.81
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Jul 03, 2008
 
The Intellectual Devotional: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class
3.96
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Jan 17, 2009
 
Like Life
4.12
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Jul 03, 2008
 
Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women
3.96
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Jul 03, 2008
 
The Secret History
4.05
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Mar 09, 2014
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