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Cave Full of Ghosts: The Billy Bob Tapes
3.64
I've always admired Billy Bob Thornton as an actor. He's not your typical run-of-the-mill Hollywood star, and I like that about him, too.

This book is
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Oct 20, 2013
Nov 08, 2013
 
Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son's Story
3.54
A close family member suffers from schizophrenia, so I had some personal reasons for reading this. I found it interesting and informative -- for examp ...more
Feb 23, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
 
The Help
4.44
I listened to this on audible.com and it was once of those books that held my attention all the way through. I thought this was going to be some hang- ...more
Jan 2009
Oct 09, 2009
 
True Grit
4.11
I've seen both movies; loved the newest one, not all that crazy about the first one. Why read the book at this late date? Someone on some blog or anot ...more
Feb 15, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
 
A Confederacy of Dunces
3.87
I read this one a long time ago, too, back when it was published. I recall it being fun but I think there was a lot of twists involved, too. Of course ...more
Jan 1979
Oct 09, 2009
 
A Short History of Nearly Everything
4.16
OK, since reading In a Sunburned Country I've loved nearly everything Bryson has written -- well, okay, maybe not his history of language stuff so muc ...more
Jan 2007
Oct 09, 2009
 
Voluntary Madness: My Year Lost and Found in the Loony Bin
3.37
A little wordy in the beginning, but the last third of the book opens up and pulls the beginning two-thirds into focus. If you or someone you know has ...more
Feb 2010
Feb 16, 2010
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23
There are some books and movies that either change your life or put such a burnish on your ethics and views that you're never the same again. This is ...more
Jan 1964
Oct 09, 2009
 
My Sister's Keeper
4.03
I loved this book -- it was the first Jodi Picoult I'd read. Then I read another one of her books and discovered she's got the formula down. Which dis ...more
Jan 2008
Oct 09, 2009
 
How I Became a Famous Novelist
3.68
I loved this book and plan to read it again. It's the story of how Steve set out to write a best seller. He succeeds, not quite halfway through the bo ...more
not set
Feb 24, 2011
 
Drink, Play, F@#k: One Man's Search for Anything Across Ireland, Las Vegas, and Thailand
3.34
I enjoyed this book more than any book I've read in a long time. Funny story of a guy who decides to do what he's always wanted to do. Lots of discove ...more
Jul 2009
Oct 10, 2009
 
Djibouti
2.96
So far I'm intrigued by the premise, but Leonard sees to be trying to be artistic by having the main characters discuss a film recently taken. It just ...more
not set
Nov 09, 2011
 
Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
3.84
Interesting case studies, with latest findings. There are hoarders in my family (mostly father's side), and I think I might understand the reasons a l ...more
Jun 19, 2010
Jun 19, 2010
 
The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe #1)
4.06
I've always loved the Philip Marlow series -- not so much for the hard-boiled aspect but the morality of Marlow set against the loss of morality in hi ...more
not set
Jan 21, 2009
 
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1)
3.88
This is another audible.com book I liked a lot. I was afraid it would be full of dull statistics, but Levitt made the numbers fit real life instances.
Jan 2007
Oct 09, 2009
 
Big Trouble
3.79
I love Dave Barry and can read his columns over and over. But his novels, while interesting and well-written, never draw me back the second time.
Jan 2007
Jan 21, 2009
 
Parrot
4.00
Carter's discussion and discovery of parrot goes far beyond a mere history -- it delves into parrot as a vital part of our mythology.
not set
Jan 21, 2009
 
Nineteen Eighty-Four (The Complete Works of George Orwell, Vol. 9)
4.09
It didn't happen, but back in its day a lot of us were convinced it would. Hmmmmm, it still could . . . or has it already begun?
Jan 1971
Oct 09, 2009
 
Fair and Tender Ladies
4.13
Lee Smith is one of the most original voices in contemporary literature; every novel she writes has been a joy to read.
not set
Jan 21, 2009
 
Guide to a Well-Behaved Parrot
4.14
As a professional parrot behavior consultant, this is one of the classics, and one I always recommend to clients.
not set
Jan 21, 2009
 
Love in the Time of Cholera
3.86
There are some books that are superb, magical, beyond whatever you think fiction is. This is one of them.
not set
Jan 21, 2009
 
Me Talk Pretty One Day
3.94
For some reason I didn't like this at all. I did try one of his later books and enjoyed it, but not this one.
Jan 2008
Oct 09, 2009
 
Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger
3.59
Lee Smith can do wrong when it comes to writing. These are the usual wonderful stories she does so well.
Oct 2011
Nov 09, 2011
 
Orange Crush (Serge Storms, #3)
4.03
OK, but the humor was a bit too slapstick or contrived for my tastes. Carl Hiassen has spoiled me, I guess.
Jul 2011
Nov 09, 2011
 
Miss Minimalist: Inspiration to Downsize, Declutter, and Simplify
3.62
An OK collection; nothing I didn't already know but was good to hear again anyway.
Jan 2011
Nov 09, 2011
 
The Exorcist
4.08
This book scared me to death back in the 70s; the movie left me with nightmares for weeks.
Jan 1973
Nov 07, 2009
 
The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
4.21
Your view of religion and/or psychology isn't complete until you've read this.
not set
Jan 21, 2009
 
The Second Four Books of Poems
4.38
W.S. Merwin is the poet's poet, daring to take the language beyond its limits.
not set
Jan 21, 2009
 
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
4.29
Raymond Carver opened up an entirely new world of fiction and style for me.
Jan 1983
Nov 07, 2009
 
Atlas Shrugged
3.66
Read this a hundred years ago and remember feeling both outraged and confused.
Jan 1977
Oct 09, 2009
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