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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
I thought that this book was going to be like Super-size Me only in book form. Not that the author would eat McDonalds everyday but that he would talk ...more
Jan 2005
Aug 13, 2007
Where the Wild Things Are
This book is crap, and let me tell you why. The kid is a jerk and is sent to his room without supper. He proceeds to go to some magical place where th ...more
not set
Aug 16, 2007
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)
Okay, I know this is a popular series and all, but frankly, I just don't see the charm. I do like that there's lots of vocabulary lessons in the book, ...more
Jan 2005
Aug 13, 2007
Isprinsessan (Patrik Hedström, #1)
**spoiler alert** I’m shocked. The cover of this book boasts that this is an international bestseller. The back of the book says, “Ice-cold suspense f ...more
Aug 19, 2009
Aug 21, 2009
While They Slept: An Inquiry Into the Murder of a Family
This was (or so I thought) about the 1984 slaying of the Gilley family by their son, Billy Gilley. Billy Gilley killed his mom, dad, and little sister ...more
Jul 13, 2008
Jun 26, 2008
Girls in Trucks
The back cover lies about how funny it is. But humor isn't everything, and I could've over looked it's unhumorousness if I could've at LEAST liked the ...more
Jun 13, 2008
Jun 13, 2008
California Demon (Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom, #2)
This book was just as good as the first one, however, I must pick on one thing because it's one of those things that COULD SO EASILY BE CORRECTED BEFO ...more
Jan 2006
Aug 13, 2007
Shadow Game (GhostWalkers #1)
This was total pulp. I just needed something easy to read at the moment. I would not ever recommend this book to anyone who can read. The plot was abo ...more
Jan 2005
Aug 13, 2007
Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
My husband decided to go wheat/gluten-free over a year ago. I didn’t get it. He was never diagnosed with Celiac Disease nor an allergy to wheat. I was ...more
Jul 10, 2011
Jul 07, 2011
Record Collecting for Girls: Unleashing Your Inner Music Nerd, One Album at a Time
The title makes it sound like this book is a music guide for girls. It is not. It reads more like a memoir about her history with music as well as som ...more
Jul 10, 2011
Jul 07, 2011
Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story
This book was fun to read and I’ll tell you why. I’ll give you two big reasons:

1. It’s one of the few Kennedy bios that isn’t the size of a door stop.
Sep 08, 2009
Sep 13, 2009
The Devil's Star (Harry Hole, #5)
**spoiler alert** It’s part of the Harry Hole series, but I’m not sure which number it is because in America they don’t come out in the order first pu ...more
Apr 04, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
Love Child: A Memoir of Family Lost and Found
I so wanted to love this book. I wanted to love it because:

1. It was written by one of the daughters of film director John Huston.

2. She’s Anjelica Hu
Jul 03, 2009
Jul 03, 2009
Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century
This true crime book is excellent. First of all, the story is compelling.
Secondly, this book is the perfect length, and the chapters are short enough
Jun 25, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
Most Evil: Avenger, Zodiac, and the Further Serial Murders of Dr. George Hill Hodel
It helps if you've read Mr. Hodel's first true crime book where he blames his dad for the Black Dahlia murder (and several others), The Black Dahlia A ...more
Oct 05, 2009
Oct 08, 2009
Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film
I figured this book would be jam-packed with geeky jokes, but it is more of a self-deprecating memoir of a time in Patton Oswalt's life when he was ad ...more
Dec 30, 2014
Dec 30, 2014
The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks
I have no idea who this book is for. I was hoping it was geared for teens, but since it mentions sex quite a bit I don't think I'd give it to younger ...more
May 16, 2015
May 18, 2015
Life Among the Savages
This is one of Ms. Jackson's nonfiction books she wrote about raising her kids in the 1950s. It is such a funny book. Her kids are riots, and she tell ...more
Jan 2005
Aug 13, 2007
Iron & Velvet (Kate Kane, Paranormal Investigator, #1)
This was an ARC from Netgalley. And I believe they described it something like "lesbian noir erotica with vampires and werewolves." And I was all, "Si ...more
Nov 2013
Nov 01, 2013
Daily Painting: Paint Small and Often To Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Artist
This book has some great advice/ideas if you’re currently having artist’s block. And if you’re fine right now, but you’ve had a block in the past so y ...more
Jul 10, 2014
Jun 19, 2014
The Uninnocent: Stories
Bradford Morrow is such a great writer. Not only are his novels great, but now I find his short stories are as well. The Uninnocent is a collection of ...more
Dec 05, 2011
Nov 28, 2011
John Constantine, Hellblazer: Death and Cigarettes
**spoiler alert** This is the final volume of the Hellblazer comic from Vertigo. This makes me sad because every December my Christmas present to myse ...more
Aug 2013
Aug 05, 2013
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
A great book. It’s about a black guy named Silas and a white guy named Larry. They grew up in a small Mississippi town in the late seventies/early eig ...more
Feb 03, 2011
Feb 03, 2011
Women of the Mean Streets
When I saw the cover of this book I was all, "Cool!"
And when I read the synopsis I was all, "THIS is going to be AWESOME."

Here's the synopsis:

Aug 24, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
A Journey to the Dark Heart of Nameless Unspeakable Evil: Charities, Hollywood, Joseph Kony, and Other Abominations
Get this book and put it in your face.

Jane Bussmann is a British comedy writer/celebrity journalist who, after having a bit of crisis in her life, dec
Jun 2014
May 22, 2014
The Forgers
What an excellent book. I have yet to be disappointed in a Bradford Morrow book.

This relatively short thriller is set in the world of book collectors
Nov 26, 2014
Oct 24, 2014
Andy Warhol
I enjoyed this book. I’m not a huge fan of Warhol, but I do respect his work. And it was nice just to sit and read a well-written book on art. It was ...more
Nov 03, 2009
Nov 07, 2009
When the Spirit Speaks: Self-Taught Art of the South
I wanted to read this book because my father, a clever man, is a self-taught artist and we live in the south. My father makes assemblages, and lately ...more
Mar 2015
Mar 07, 2015
Candy Darling: Memoirs of an Andy Warhol Superstar
I enjoyed this book a lot, the forward and intro covered the very basics of Candy Darling's life, and the rest of the book was made up of her journal ...more
Feb 05, 2015
Jan 24, 2015
The Girl with All the Gifts

"Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class.

When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of
Jul 21, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
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