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Lost Souls
3.88
i haven't reread this since i've become an adult, and i've got the distinct feeling that doing so would just ruin it. so i likely never will.

but i'll
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Jun 19, 2007
 
Franny and Zooey
3.98
this might be repetitive. i already wrote this and lost it.
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three things:

one - the thoughts in this book make it exciting to read. i agree with mo
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Jun 28, 2007
 
Simply in Season
4.39
First off, I can only speak for the vegetarian friendly recipes (which maybe is part of the problem? But veggies should be delicious too)

This is a won
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Dec 04, 2011
 
Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders
3.94
Rating this book was exceedingly difficult. Difficult because I'm not one to rate anything based solely on content or format, but a combination of the ...more
Aug 18, 2008
Jun 03, 2008
 
Darfur Diaries: Stories of Survival
3.80
i met jen, the primary author of this book, at a book signing just over a year ago. she's quirky and funny and it translates relatively well to this b ...more
Mar 2008
Nov 06, 2007
 
The Uses of Enchantment
3.05
in the end i think this book was more of an excuse for heidi to show off how quirky of a conversationalist she could be than anything else. all of the ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 07, 2008
 
Get Opinionated: A Progressive's Guide to Finding Your Voice (and Taking a Little Action)
3.73
informative? not in the least. more like inflammatory. her language appears to be an attempt to be approachable and seem "fired up," but really she co ...more
Aug 10, 2010
Aug 01, 2010
 
Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-And What You Can Do About It
4.18
interesting, but a bit repetitive and completely lacking in anything solutions-based besides 'write your congressman.' not that there is anything wron ...more
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Aug 12, 2009
 
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
4.03
Meg is volatile. and somehow she ends up being rewarded for it and her unreasonable anger is treated as valid. if you've ever spoken to me for more th ...more
Sep 07, 2008
Jun 28, 2007
 
Ahead of All Parting: The Selected Poetry and Prose
4.67
one day i'll have this entire thing memorized.
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Nov 04, 2009
 
The Secret Hour (Midnighters, #1)
3.82
more teen lit.

one of the main characters is obsessed with math.

she points out that seven-elevens could also be seen as 7/11.. or 0.636363...and makes
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Jul 09, 2007
 
Complete Short Stories
4.12
too much early twentieth century british anti-big-brother commentary. and i'm not one to fall asleep while reading but the sheer density of his style ...more
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Oct 12, 2007
 
Finding Amelia: The True Story of the Earhart Disappearance [With DVD]
3.86
i'm on page ten, perhaps?
and i keep dozing. not a little, a whole bunch.
it's dry. there are far too many superfluous details. the language is too tech
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Jun 26, 2007
 
No Sweetness Here and Other Stories
3.70
a little too high-brow for me, but at least i can admit it. also, a little too...full-of-dialogue-and-almost-nothing-else for me, but i'm assuming thi ...more
Sep 10, 2008
Jan 19, 2008
 
Touching Darkness (Midnighters, #2)
3.89
my attention span at the moment is laughable, but i managed to finish something last night. entertaining, but i'd probably never recommend it to anyon ...more
Sep 2007
Jul 24, 2007
 
Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival
3.92
this man and i share a common soul.
except he was born a vanderbilt and i was not, so i can't just run away to africa whenever i damn well please.

but i
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Jul 31, 2007
 
The Starving Artist's Way: Easy Projects for Low-Budget Living
3.27
excessively cheap and witty guides to making just about anything.

make pierogi out of wonder bread.. or faux lace place mats out of hot glue...skin cle
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Jul 26, 2007
 
The Kite Runner
4.21
i wanted to like this book because of the subject, but aside from a relatively powerful ending: it's just a dull mass market paperback. there is certa ...more
Mar 16, 2010
Feb 15, 2009
 
Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
3.71
belle's weakness and dreadful, idiotic, blind devotion to edward is starting to wear me thin.

given that this book is written mostly for teenage girls
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Jul 30, 2007
 
McSweeney's #23
3.84
not as good as the last mcsweeney's i read. too many stories that were oh-so-experimental that they resulted in being just a small step above nonsense ...more
May 20, 2008
Feb 19, 2008
 
Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania
3.62
first-rate and a fast read. the last thirty pages, in particular, about recovering from mania and accepting what that really means and being somehow c ...more
Nov 2007
Jun 19, 2007
 
Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy
3.83
it's dense.
it's slow.
the story portions are mostly just annoying and poorly written.
but i like the content.

i'm ditching it for a real overview of phil
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Jun 29, 2007
 
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death
4.00
there's nothing i can say about this book that people haven't already repeated too many times to count.
just read it, it'll take you all of four hours
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Jan 2008
Jan 28, 2008
 
Sex Wars: A Novel of Gilded Age New York
3.69
i haven't read anything of the historical fiction genre in years, but not i'm absolutely hooked.

i've got to find that book about the world fair the hi
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Mar 2008
Jan 14, 2008
 
Breakfast at Tiffany's
3.90
beautiful and sad. i wish i could have finished it on a day when i wasn't already glum, but it's the kind of sadness you want to sink into rather than ...more
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Dec 22, 2008
 
Magical Thinking: True Stories
3.94
hysterical. i'm so very in love with augusten, and i know everyone else is, but i'm honestly okay with that. he deserves to be loved by the masses.
Nov 2007
Jul 26, 2007
 
Written on the Body
4.09
i will always remember this book. and i will always remember everything that happened while i've been reading it. beautiful.
Dec 2007
Jun 20, 2007
 
A Dozen Black Roses (Sonja Blue, #4)
3.88
i remember reading this as a teenager and loving it, but i can very easily imagine rereading it now and hating it.
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Sep 07, 2008
 
Odd Girl Out
3.53
bryan gave me two of these for my birthday.
books. erotica. vintage. girls. what more can i ask for? perhaps a detective plot?
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Oct 12, 2007
 
Julie of the Wolves (Julie of the Wolves, #1)
3.75
i read this dozens of times when i was eleven. and i loved it so very much, even if i can't even remember why.
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Aug 14, 2007
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