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Handle with Care
**spoiler alert** Picoult's books are incredibly formulaic, and their strength really lies in whether or not you care about the topic they address. I ...more
Mar 16, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
The Beauty Myth
Jesus, I FINALLY finished this book... UGH.

I feel like I have been extremely negative about the last few books I've reviewed, so it's a shame that thi
Sep 20, 2008
Sep 09, 2008
Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities
I have a love/hate relationship with everything Alexandra Robbins writes. She is a total sensationalist and I feel a bit guilty every time I pick up o ...more
not set
Oct 30, 2007
Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil
This book was... conceptually interesting, but poorly written.

-- Edited 08.08.08 --

I can't believe this was all I had to say about this book. First, j
not set
Jan 19, 2008
The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them
I was pretty disappointed by this book from the get-go. Diaries and journals are interesting because you are able to experience someone else's life in ...more
Feb 19, 2008
Feb 14, 2008
Second Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, #2)
I wasn't terribly impressed with the first book, but I was interested enough in the characters to want to read more. I am so glad I did!

This book seem
Feb 2008
Jan 19, 2008
Whip It
Full disclosure: I'm a derby girl who saw Whip It twice before it was officially released. I'm also a devout fan of Drew Barrymore, and Ellen Page. Th ...more
Oct 27, 2009
Oct 26, 2009
The Denial of Death
Is there a 'couldn't bring myself to finish' rating? I feel like I'm cheating by putting this one on my "read" shelf...

Here's the thing... I'm fairly
Jul 02, 2009
Jun 29, 2009
The Guy's Guide to Feminism
Obviously I'm not the target audience here, being both a girl and mostly beyond the 'Feminism 101' part of my life. But the book was cheap for the Kin ...more
Mar 2012
Mar 14, 2012
Make Love Not Porn: Technology's Hardcore Impact on Human Behavior
I first saw the TED talk this book came from here. Go watch it first, it's quite short. If you're intrigued, pick up this book.

I'm not a porn viewer m
Sep 21, 2011
Sep 21, 2011
My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student
I have been reading this book for quite literally at least a year. I started reading it after I bought it (back in my basement apartment), it got lost ...more
Jun 17, 2008
Apr 28, 2008
Mr. Lincoln's Army (Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Vol 1)
I am, admittedly, a Civil War nerd. But I also have little patience for the lists of regiments and commanders with confusing battle maps that I can ne ...more
Nov 2009
Nov 16, 2009
Extras (Uglies, #4)
Last book in the Uglies series, and the first that didn't completely focus on Tally Youngblood. In fact, this book took place in Japan, although it is ...more
May 2009
May 09, 2009
Belle de Jour: Diary of an Unlikely Call Girl (Belle De Jour #1)
This was pretty much complete trash. Apparently they made it into a TV show!? WTF... Dear everyone, please stop making blogs into books. The only one ...more
Feb 20, 2009
Feb 15, 2009
Reading Lolita in Tehran
It has been awhile since I read this book, but I remember I was frustrated as I read it. I believe I was irritated because I felt the book was rather ...more
not set
Jun 05, 2008
I slogged through the first half of this book with little interest. There was so much exposition with so little action, and characters were piled on. ...more
Feb 18, 2011
Nov 29, 2007
Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Consumers, and Providers
Finally finished this after literally years of putting it off. As a daughter of a schizophrenic (Torrey's "consumers"), and a former psych major, a lo ...more
Jun 14, 2009
Jun 05, 2009
I'm not a huge Tina Fey fan. Not because I dislike her, but because I stopped watching SNL long before she was there, and I watched a few episodes of ...more
May 2011
Apr 30, 2011
Alright, I only paid $5 for this book, and that was about how much I should have spent on it.

The book was mildly entertaining, but suffered from exact
Jun 03, 2008
Feb 27, 2008
Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future
I didn't feel like this book charted a lot of new territory, though perhaps the original edition did 10 years ago. Despite the authors' claim that the ...more
Jun 15, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
Perfect Match
Nearly all of Picoult's books present a moral dillema without a clear way to work your way out of. This book deals with a young boy who is sexually mo ...more
Aug 19, 2008
Nov 14, 2007
Hiding in Hip Hop: On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry--from Music to Hollywood
I tore through this book, but more to get it off of my shelf than anything else.

I don't really understand why a man who spends an entire book talking
Jan 26, 2011
Jan 27, 2011
The Dead Travel Fast: Stalking Vampires from Nosferatu to Count Chocula
Saw the author give a reading and couldn't pass the book up!!! The book is (very) light gonzo journalism, and the author throws himself into the study ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 16, 2007
Homeward Bound: Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity
Alright, I didn't love this book as much as I loved the 2nd chapter, but I let it keep its 5th star. The chapter on DIY crafting and the Etsy culture ...more
Jul 14, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant : Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone
This was an odd one, but Jill has yet to recommend anything BAD that I can recall. I learned from this book that I am adamantly NOT a foodie, that I r ...more
Jan 30, 2009
Jan 30, 2009
To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism
Picked this up at Busboys and Poets on a whim - because I can't be trusted to 'kill time' at a bookstore, okay?

An essay collection by a diverse mix of
Feb 03, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women
Good sweet Jesus this book is... strange. I have read this at least once before and really enjoyed it. Since then I have read more by Wurtzel - specif ...more
Nov 23, 2008
Nov 13, 2007
Rhett Butler's People
Read this book all in one sitting today, though I can't say that's a vote of confidence for it considering my mood.

First, understand that this is not
Dec 2007
Dec 02, 2007
Glitter Kiss
I am a HUGE fan of Monica Gallagher's work, and I can't WAIT to read her latest. If you're eagerly awaiting this book, definitely check out Gallagher' ...more
Jan 2013
Nov 16, 2012
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
I have been putting this review off for about a week - just haven't felt like sitting down and writing stuff out.

I kept seeing this book on the 3 for
Jul 15, 2008
Jul 02, 2008
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