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The War Between the Pitiful Teachers and the Splendid Kids
4.23
really liked it
I've been trying to remember and find this book for years (on my own). I finally broke down and posted my vague and possibly wrongly muddled-by-time d ...more
Jul 30, 2009
Jul 29, 2009
 
Chopsticks
3.72
it was ok
Unfortunately, this book is 95% gimmick - it's told through scrapbook style visuals: newspaper articles, photographs, artifacts of life, and some text ...more
Mar 09, 2012
Mar 10, 2012
 
Grace After Midnight: A Memoir
3.57
really liked it
So... I love The Wire. When I read in a VOYA article that Felicia "Snoop" Pearson had a memoir, I was super-pumped. Her character on The Wire, "Snoop" ...more
Feb 06, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
 
You're Wearing That?: Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation
3.53
it was ok
I made it to page 119 of this book. I went in wanting to learn some techniques to break through the rut of typical mother-daughter quarreling patterns ...more
Mar 26, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
 
Iron Council (New Crobuzon, #3)
3.69
it was ok
I absolutely raced through Mieville's previous efforts, but this one was a slog. There were too many battles for my taste, and the characters had no d ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 06, 2007
 
Chosen (The Lost Books, #1)
3.94
it was ok
The writing is clumsy (such as "The question is whether or not you've lost the few peanuts contained in that container above your shoulders" p. 109, a ...more
Jan 12, 2009
Jan 07, 2009
 
The Foundation Pit
3.78
it was amazing
I admire Andrey Platonov's ability to bring out absurd hilarity of terrible things. In this way I was reminded a little of Salinger and Melville, but ...more
Apr 05, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
 
The Bling Ring: How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World
3.16
liked it
The text goes into the brain like a buttermint, but I'm not sure there was a reason to make it book-length. It was obviously rushed to publication - I ...more
Jun 03, 2013
Jun 03, 2013
 
Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity
4.27
really liked it
also file under "enraging"

I went to see Blackfish last week, then this book caught my eye on a cart, and I had to take it home. I spent all day yester
...more
Sep 21, 2013
Sep 18, 2013
 
Awkward
4.06
really liked it
Chmakova is giving Raina Telgemeier a run for her money with this fast-paced but chock full of social-lessons story. But I'm not one to pit women comi ...more
Sep 02, 2015
Sep 02, 2015
 
We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl®, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement
4.12
it was ok
This was so hard for me to make myself read and also just to read. It's a collection of mini-essays on different sections of pop culture and how Zeisl ...more
Jun 22, 2016
Jun 06, 2016
 
Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn, #3)
3.71
liked it
I picked this up before bed last night and had to HAD TO read it all in one sitting. I liked that Han and Vivian decided to to go with a huge violent ...more
Oct 06, 2014
Oct 07, 2014
 
The Glimpses of the Moon
3.83
really liked it
I'd never read Wharton before and picked this up on a whim because it seemed the most intelligent and charming of the new books section in the main li ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 30, 2007
 
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?
4.09
it was amazing
Maybe the real sign of me being old is that I now love Roz Chast, when I used to find her cartoons merely kind of funny. But really I think it's that ...more
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
 
We Were Liars
3.85
liked it
I guessed the big twist on page 50. It may have affected my reading of the book. for example, instead of feeling tense, I felt like a detective gather ...more
May 07, 2014
Dec 03, 2013
 
The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil
4.06
really liked it
I read this to my cats to try to get them to get along. They liked it and so did I. It has a real Roald Dahl feel.
Jan 14, 2015
Jan 14, 2015
 
Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty
4.04
it was ok
I realized this was due yesterday and so read it quickly over lunch. Keep this in mind.

In general, I'm all for less poems in poetry books. I think mod
...more
Mar 08, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
 
At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well
4.17
really liked it
I keep getting this from the library and having to relinquish it because of holds. but it's worth it! I finally made things from it the 3rd go round. ...more
Jan 14, 2015
Jan 14, 2015
 
The Imperfectionists
3.53
really liked it
Not only is the handmade font on the front indescribably compelling, the writing itself is also good! Just kidding. I mean, the font is very compellin ...more
Sep 13, 2010
Sep 14, 2010
 
X-Statix, Volume 1: Good Omens
3.94
really liked it
I'm sad to say that I began reading this because it got weeded from my library's GN collection and I was looking through it for collage-worthy illustr ...more
Sep 06, 2011
Sep 06, 2011
 
These Dreams of You
3.89
Steve Erickson is the reason I wanted to go to Kansas. He's the only reason I'd like to visit L.A. He's part of the reason I want to visit Berlin, and ...more
Mar 20, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
 
The Devil's Breath (Danger Zone, #1)
3.54
did not like it
**spoiler alert** Ok, I haven't finished this yet. I probably will tonight. Right now I'm fascinated by how bad it is. I can read a series about a spo ...more
Jun 03, 2009
Jun 03, 2009
 
Over and Under the Snow
4.06
really liked it
I love the art - it has elements of collage, screen print, and papercut, as well as pencilled parts adding accents. Each page has an animal living und ...more
Mar 13, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
 
The Heart Goes Last
3.37
liked it
I haven't read any Atwood since Oryx and Crake, so I'm not sure if I'm out of touch with her narrative voice, but this read much more George Saunders- ...more
Nov 24, 2015
Nov 25, 2015
 
Fata Morgana
3.68
really liked it
My library is now buying Koyama Press stuff!!!

I just looked it up and Fata Morgana means a mirage. This is a wordless, mostly plotless book of not-qu
...more
Dec 12, 2013
Dec 12, 2013
 
Living with the Enemy
4.66
it was amazing
An estranged husband comes to his former wife's new apartment and gets her to let him in to eat a sandwich. He takes a knife from the kitchen, shows i ...more
Jun 16, 2016
Jun 16, 2016
 
Between the World and Me
4.40
it was amazing
Ta-Nehisi Coates gives his readers a gift of teaching them his world, through writing to his son. He is angry because he must be and he is kind even t ...more
Nov 03, 2015
Nov 04, 2015
 
The Things They Carried
4.12
it was amazing
"Still, there was so much to say.
How the rain never stopped. How the cold worked into your bones. Sometimes the bravest thing on earth was to sit thro
...more
Jan 20, 2016
Jan 19, 2016
 
Letting It Go
3.50
really liked it
Miriam Katin puts the question of how rad colored pencils can be to rest, definitively. They can be extremely rad.
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
 
A + E 4ever
3.61
liked it
I liked this both for its authenticity and art.

The art was sketchy but on the refined side of sketchy, with moments of pure drawing, befitting the sub
...more
Jan 04, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
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