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Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
4.18
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
3.74
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
not set
Apr 25, 2012
 
Something Blue (Darcy & Rachel, #2)
3.91
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
not set
Aug 02, 2010
 
Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern
3.82
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
3.93
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
3.05
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
4.02
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.
3.77
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
 
Machinal
3.86
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)
3.74
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
3.72
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
3.45
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.
not set
Aug 01, 2013
 
The Chaperone
3.84
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
3.08
Super short. Completely devoid of anything substantial after Sarah turns 18.
not set
Jul 06, 2014
 
Prince Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #11)
3.71
I loved all of the others but this felt so forced...
not set
Jan 04, 2015
 
Ask the Dust (The Saga of Arthur Bandini, #3)
4.15
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
not set
Dec 30, 2007
 
The Other Typist Free Preview
3.61
Such a great story.
May 02, 2014
Apr 17, 2014
 
The Robber Bride
3.80
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)
4.42
While I loved the beautiful dimensions of the religion inspired poems (they were like modern Khalil Gibran questions surrounding circumnstance but nev ...more
not set
Sep 04, 2008
 
A&R
3.38
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
3.81
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
not set
Sep 04, 2008
 
Suddenly Last Summer
3.95
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
not set
Aug 27, 2007
 
Silent Power [With CD]
4.11
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
4.12
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
3.83
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
3.72
Excellent discourse on autobiographical fiction vs. "straight" fiction. Also, if you've not been able to "see" yourself as a writer, this may help.
not set
Jul 26, 2007
 
Solea
4.04
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.
not set
Sep 13, 2010
 
Sally Hemings
3.91
I LOVE how this woman takes history and weaves them into the most interesting stories. It's almost as if she was there.
not set
Aug 27, 2007
 
Spike, Mike, Slackers, & Dykes: A Guided Tour Across a Decade of American Independent Cinema
3.64
Awesome recount of the birthing of indie cinema though scary because it is also the birth of indie cinema as we know it today!
not set
Aug 27, 2007
 
The Book Thief
4.35
It's long but there are some sentences in here that SLAYED me.
Oct 26, 2013
Sep 06, 2010
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