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Hard Love
3.75
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Holden Caulfield-esque loner John finds friendship in a lesbian girl, Marisol, whose zine he admires. I found myself interested for ...more
Dec 2007
Feb 14, 2008
 
First Love: A Gothic Tale
3.19
liked it
The subtitle: "A Gothic Tale," prepares the reader for the stylized prose, and mysterious, dark, pastoral setting: many of the literary tropes of goth ...more
Jul 2006
Jul 04, 2007
 
The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems
4.27
really liked it
I seem to be a sucker for poets who like allusions. Kirby writes poems that jump from Elton John being fed "demitasse spoonfuls of warm banana / puddi ...more
Feb 2008
Feb 22, 2008
 
Story of a Girl
3.67
it was ok
Another YA read. In some ways an insightful book, but honestly, I'm sort of surprised this was a National Book Award Finalist. Story of a Girl does de ...more
Feb 16, 2008
Feb 22, 2008
 
Healthy South Indian Cooking
3.71
liked it
Terrible photos, but generally delicious recipes. Most of them utilizing fairly easy-to-find ingredients (i.e. frozen lima beans) and simple technique ...more
not set
Aug 26, 2009
 
Vampire Stories
3.54
it was ok
An odd and rather mediocre anthology of vampire short stories from Turgenev and D.H. Lawrence to Anne Rice and quite a few middling author's from the ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
About the House
3.79
"...to stink of Poetry / is unbecoming, and never / to be dull shows a lack of taste."
Jan 04, 2010
Jan 05, 2010
 
The Voluptuous Vegan: More Than 200 Sinfully Delicious Recipes for Meatless, Eggless, and Dairy-Free Meals
3.73
it was amazing
Favorites: ravioli, borscht, coconut oil piecrust, & desserts.
not set
May 20, 2009
 
Ghost World
3.87
it was amazing
Daniel Clowes knows my soul.
Oct 2009
Oct 28, 2009
 
Unnatural: Techno-Theory for a Contaminated Culture
4.00
Almost a zine, really. Full of disembodied bits of fiction, interspersed with manifestos, essays, and 90s graphic art. Quite a bit of rhetoric, althou ...more
Jul 2009
Jul 16, 2009
 
The House of the Scorpion (Matteo Alacran, #1)
4.10
really liked it
Favorite book read with students in 2013-14.
not set
Jun 12, 2014
 
Everything, Everything
4.11
None
Jun 06, 2017
Jun 20, 2017
 
Asleep
3.73
None
not set
Nov 23, 2014
 
Literature And Existentialism
3.78
None
not set
Apr 04, 2008
 
I Am a Cat
3.70
None
not set
Nov 23, 2014
 
The Reading Zone: How to Help Kids Become Skilled, Passionate, Habitual, Critical Readers
4.31
None
not set
Jan 02, 2017
 
Naming the World: A Year of Poems and Lessons [With "A Poem a Day" Book]
4.39
None
not set
Jan 02, 2017
 
Experience and Education
3.90
None
Nov 2009
Jan 06, 2010
 
Of Love and Hunger
4.11
liked it
None
Sep 18, 2008
Sep 27, 2008
 
Transformations
4.21
it was amazing
None
Feb 2002
Jul 04, 2007
 
Hole in My Life
3.74
None
not set
Apr 17, 2017
 
Crush
4.34
None
Feb 2009
Feb 08, 2009
 
Autobiography of a Face
3.96
None
not set
Jul 22, 2017
 
Varieties of Disturbance
3.80
None
not set
Sep 14, 2008
 
A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1)
3.99
None
Oct 31, 2016
Nov 06, 2016
 
American Born Chinese
3.88
None
Feb 24, 2017
Dec 31, 2016
 
Donkey Gospel
4.12
liked it
None
not set
Jan 06, 2008
 
Meditations in an Emergency
4.22
really liked it
None
Aug 27, 2008
Aug 31, 2008
 
Embryoyo: New Poems
4.10
really liked it
None
not set
Jul 04, 2007
 
Elegy On Toy Piano
4.07
it was amazing
None
not set
Jul 04, 2007
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