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Dictionary of the Khazars (Male Edition)
4.16
I am doing a project in which I read all 1001 of the "1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die" as stated by a book in this stupid and arbitrary series ...more
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Mar 22, 2010
 
Meditations
4.15
I give a four to Marcus Aurelius (since he seemed like a pretty fascinating dude but I don't totally agree with him on everything) and a five to trans ...more
Sep 09, 2008
Jul 17, 2008
 
Tڴete ڲa Tڴete: The Lives And Loves Of Simone De Beauvoir And Jean Paul Sartre
4.04
I was going through a really weird period in my life when I walked into some Barnes and Noble, grabbed this off the shelf, and sat in a corner creepil ...more
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Sep 17, 2008
 
Come Back, Dr. Caligari
4.03
If you are wondering about absurdism and postmodernism and are tired of looking dumb at dinner parties, I recommend reading this book. You are going t ...more
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Mar 22, 2010
 
Blue Angel: A Novel
3.31
professor likes student's novel. student likes praise from professor. professor and student make out. UH OHHHHHH SPAGHETTI-O
Feb 05, 2009
Feb 02, 2009
 
Collections of Nothing
2.93
Oh god, you don't know how it pains me to give this book two stars. The cover is beautiful and the subject matter fascinating. I know that William Dav ...more
Sep 30, 2008
Sep 29, 2008
 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3.82
I think this is a good time to discuss something that I feel embarrassed about. No, it is not the time I had shingles, because I've already discussed ...more
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Mar 06, 2009
 
Aeneid: Books I-VI
3.78
This was actually the copy I think I had in high school. One of the best classes I have ever taken, thanks to my Latin teacher, who was practically im ...more
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Jul 18, 2008
 
Putty
3.50
I gave up on that horrible "1001 Books" thing and now I am doing a new project. In this project, I go through my mom's book collection in alphabetical ...more
Aug 23, 2010
Aug 23, 2010
 
Zeitoun
4.09
The premise of this book--American Muslim family experiences prejudice while dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina---did not make me want to ...more
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Mar 03, 2012
 
The Lesson of the Master
3.78
It's hard to be an artist. That's what I learned from this book. For the longest time no one pays attention to you, then you do one decent thing and g ...more
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Dec 20, 2008
 
Shopgirl
3.41
Steve Martin is a renaissance man. He's an actor, standup comedian, writer of essays and of novels. He also happens to play the banjo and tap dance (t ...more
Feb 05, 2009
Feb 05, 2009
 
My Life
3.93
I have previously hated Chekhov ever since, in high school, I was forced to perform one of his plays in drama class. It was called "The Bear" and was ...more
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Nov 27, 2008
 
How the Two Ivans Quarrelled
3.90
So apparently Seth Rogen did not invent comedy, as I had previously thought.

Gogol is funny as shit. I know you don't believe it, because he is from th
...more
Nov 26, 2008
Nov 26, 2008
 
Bossypants
3.92
I was unable to afford to go on an expensive vacation that all my friends went on, so I read this book in one sitting. And thought about entering a ho ...more
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Jul 04, 2011
 
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
4.49
expecto patronum my patronus is a ferret eating a tempura shrimp
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Dec 30, 2011
 
A Box of Matches
3.67
This book claims to be fiction. The speaker is in his 40s, and lives in Maine with his wife and two children. The picture of Nicholson Baker in the ba ...more
Feb 08, 2009
Jan 27, 2009
 
Journals
3.94
smells like ambition
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Aug 21, 2008
 
Dibs in Search of Self
4.11
ya'll, if you are going to come up with a fake name to protect this kid's identity, can you come up with something better than "Dibs"? like, what are ...more
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Jun 24, 2011
 
An Object of Beauty
3.50
Dear Mr. Steve Martin,

Since early childhood I have admired your Renaissance-Mannishness and aspire someday to be a Renaissance Lady. I very much enjoy
...more
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Feb 12, 2011
 
The Captain Lands in Paradise
4.03
Great poetry. Even if you don't like poetry, you should try it. "Beautiful Things" is now one of my all-time favorite poems. Check it out:

BEAUTIFUL TH
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Jul 18, 2008
 
Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste
4.21
ATTENTION EVERYONE THIS IS NOT A JOKE: Please read this book. It is completely excellent in every way, and is possibly the best thing I have read sinc ...more
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Dec 09, 2010
 
Kidnapped
3.76
I did the absolute coolest book report on this book in the fourth grade. It was a white paper bag (ok stick with me here, it's going to get better) on ...more
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Jul 31, 2008
 
The Corrections
3.75
Before reading this book, my general opinion was that Jonathan Franzen was a fart-head because he was too cool for school and had been mean to Oprah. ...more
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Jan 19, 2011
 
What Would Wonder Woman Do?: An Amazon's Guide to the Working World
3.54
This book is kind of sexist and embarrassing (like the way it suggests you should wear glasses to look smart, and leave work to buy shoes only if they ...more
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Jan 29, 2009
 
The Serpent's Shadow (Kane Chronicles, #3)
4.28
This is me reading young adult fiction: "OK ho humm here is some plot, ok here is this giant battle where someone like vomits fire ok skipping that pa ...more
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Nov 16, 2012
 
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)
4.04
So, I tutor a fifth grader, and these Rick Riordan books are THE ONLY BOOKS SHE LIKES so I decided to give them the old college try and now I spend al ...more
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Nov 16, 2012
 
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
3.92
When I was in the 5th grade, I experienced the blossoming of young romance--that is, I had a hopeless crush on this guy who may have actually been ner ...more
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Oct 23, 2008
 
Macbeth Reading Guide
3.50
the scene where Macbeth freaks out all of his dinner guests by talking to an empty chair was totally worth the price of admission. his wife is like "u ...more
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Oct 28, 2014
 
The Things They Carried
4.11
Reading this makes me feel ashamed that I don't know anything about war and have, in comparison, spent my entire life riding a Shetland pony and eatin ...more
Feb 19, 2009
Feb 16, 2009
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