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Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
The controversy surrounding the findings are not nearly as large in the context of the actual biography. The theories surrounding the "life" of Malcol ...more
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Jun 13, 2011
Paris Was Ours
I enjoy any book that's going to give you the highs and lows of a city. Paris is beautiful and one of those cities we romanticize. The first time I he ...more
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Apr 25, 2012
Something Blue (Darcy & Rachel, #2)
I'm a sucker for chick lit and seeing what actually people make into movies. This was slippery slick from beginning to end. Never once did I feel empa ...more
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Aug 02, 2010
Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern
I enjoyed the larger analysis of the era that included race and class. I like how he interwov America's Flapper couple, The Fitzgeralds, into the actu ...more
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Apr 16, 2012
The Time Traveler's Wife
I really loved the writing of this book. The premise, as everyone has said, is pretty awesome and surprisingly easy to follow for a somewhat nonlinear ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 11, 2007
Oprah: A Biography
Not because I like gossip, but I liked this because it actually revealed some possibly truthful character traits that chip away at the Oprah Saint on ...more
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Aug 02, 2010
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
I really enjoyed this book and it's links to so many different areas of life that include but aren't limited to what immortality means, healthcare, ra ...more
Apr 24, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
Bright Shiny Morning; Wives, Wheels, Weapons.
This is a definitive real book about the real Los Angeles and not that Hollywood plastic. I love how he moves between classes, races and genders. It's ...more
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Aug 02, 2010
I've seen it done best at Sarah Lawrence (directed by Kevin Confoy) and it's absolutely breathtaking if done right. Unfortunately it gets overshadowed ...more
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Jan 04, 2008
The Mystery of the Blue Train (Hercule Poirot, #6)
Not my favorite but I turn to Poirot in between other books as he's my coffee beans if you will. This got a bit clunky in the solving part but still a ...more
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Sep 09, 2011
Men Without Women
I'm a Fitzgerald girl but I do love to read Hemingway's bio stories as they reveal a self consciousness I don't think his characters have.
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Aug 02, 2010
The Autumn Garden
Hellman's lines and Hammett's lines are so obviously separate but that's not terrible. Wish I could've seen this on its feet.
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Aug 01, 2013
The Chaperone
It's not really about Louise but about her chaperone Cora and that's fine. It spans decades and is really interesting how incorporates history into fi ...more
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Apr 21, 2013
Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America
Super short. Completely devoid of anything substantial after Sarah turns 18.
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Jul 06, 2014
Prince Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #11)
I loved all of the others but this felt so forced...
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Jan 04, 2015
Ask the Dust (The Saga of Arthur Bandini, #3)
I did really like it though for some reason it made me squishy inside sometimes and I can't really figure out how he managed to get the Southern Cali ...more
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Dec 30, 2007
The Other Typist Free Preview
Such a great story.
May 02, 2014
Apr 17, 2014
The Robber Bride
It's not my kind of thing. It's sooo slow for me that I just can't get into it.
Feb 11, 2009
Jan 12, 2009
The Boatloads (New Poets of America Series)
While I loved the beautiful dimensions of the religion inspired poems (they were like modern Khalil Gibran questions surrounding circumnstance but nev ...more
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Sep 04, 2008
The pace is great. Some of this is a bit fantastical but that's not a bad thing. Not sure I loved Cantone's development. And some of the events did fe ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 29, 2007
The Virgin Suicides
I love the narration being totally unafraid of the idea of stalking. Suicide yes but the subtle stalking of these women done with such wonder and addi ...more
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Sep 04, 2008
Suddenly Last Summer
JUICY! How this man wrote about this stuff given the time period is so awespiring to me but he did it and he did it just like a charasmatic southerner ...more
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Aug 27, 2007
Silent Power [With CD]
I read this in college and was having a tough time in my life so this kind of helped me through though I can't really say I fully believe in it now. I ...more
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Aug 27, 2007
Leaves of Grass
Absolutely one of the best poets of all time. His celebration of the human being is awespiring. Even when I don't feel like he does, I find inspiratio ...more
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Aug 27, 2007
The Year of Magical Thinking
Since I lost my dad, I am in this weird place of the mourning. Joan has become my guide and my hero in that mourning journey. This book is hard but he ...more
Sep 27, 2007
Sep 04, 2007
A Widow for One Year
Excellent discourse on autobiographical fiction vs. "straight" fiction. Also, if you've not been able to "see" yourself as a writer, this may help.
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Jul 26, 2007
Not a great as the other two but man could he have a page turn! Such a great series. I hope somebody makes this a well done film at some point.
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Sep 13, 2010
Sally Hemings
I LOVE how this woman takes history and weaves them into the most interesting stories. It's almost as if she was there.
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Aug 27, 2007
Spike, Mike, Slackers, & Dykes: A Guided Tour Across a Decade of American Independent Cinema
Awesome recount of the birthing of indie cinema though scary because it is also the birth of indie cinema as we know it today!
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Aug 27, 2007
The Book Thief
It's long but there are some sentences in here that SLAYED me.
Oct 26, 2013
Sep 06, 2010
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