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The Lonely Polygamist
3.50
did not like it
I need to stop forcing myself to continue reading a book even though I'm certain I don't like it. By the time I stop reading the books - unfinished, o ...more
Sep 07, 2011
Sep 06, 2011
 
The Street of Crocodiles
4.17
it was ok
Bruno Schulz has some of the most beautiful writing I've ever read. For example, he uses the ocean to describe vegetables and music to describe light ...more
Jul 11, 2011
Apr 30, 2011
 
Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, #1)
3.87
liked it
I don't really know how to rate children's books like this one. I didn't particularly like it, but I can see the things that would make children like ...more
Jan 30, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
 
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
4.26
it was amazing
I LOVED this book. In fact, I was surprised by how much I loved this book. I started out feeling kind of haughty, like, I'm this adult reading a YA bo ...more
not set
May 27, 2017
 
The Circle
3.46
it was amazing
Holy crap. What a crazy fucking story.

Recently, I've been concerned about my slow-paced reading and, frequently, inability to finish books. I used to
...more
Feb 17, 2016
Jan 21, 2014
 
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
4.02
it was amazing
Read this book. Read it now. It is phenomenal. I can't remember the last time I felt such an array of emotions at once while reading a book. There is ...more
Jan 04, 2017
Oct 20, 2016
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.25
really liked it
I'm kind of hovering between a three and a four on that one and I honestly feel it's due to all the hype that I didn't like it more ... or maybe that ...more
Sep 2016
Feb 27, 2011
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.24
it was amazing
I freaking love this book. The story is lovely, the characters are interesting, it's just great.

I read the annotated version a few years ago and reall
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Aug 19, 2015
Aug 07, 2015
 
Plan B
3.63
it was amazing
Loved it!

Okay, there were moments when I found the story far-fetched, and I always have difficulty when history is tampered with (though this wasn't s
...more
Aug 12, 2011
Aug 12, 2011
 
Shopping and Fucking
3.46
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I really enjoyed this play, though I kind of have an issue with the fact that I liked it so much. It's pretty perverse and the sexua ...more
Oct 13, 2009
Oct 04, 2009
 
Serious Money
3.05
did not like it
I'm probably killing the soul of every theatre teacher I've ever had by saying this, but I am really not a fan of Caryl Churchill. I have difficulty r ...more
Oct 13, 2009
Oct 04, 2009
 
New American Haggadah
3.88
Jonathan Safran Foer wrote it. I'm such a sucker. Even if the content blows, I'm happy to read anything he put together.
Apr 05, 2012
Apr 05, 2012
 
Hamilton: The Revolution
4.47
it was amazing
I am an avid follower of the Church of Hamilton. This book is full of yes.
Jul 18, 2016
Apr 13, 2016
 
The Night Circus
4.03
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Warning: Spoilers below. All my friends who I've recommended read book, don't read my review yet!

Holy freaking crap this was a good
...more
Jan 30, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
 
Wake Up, Sir!
3.75
it was ok
I appear to be starting a new trend in my life where I get around fifteen pages into a book, decide that I hate it, and put it down forever. A year ag ...more
Apr 05, 2010
Sep 29, 2009
 
The Miniaturist: A Novel
3.58
liked it
My two best friends and I decided to read this book together, in a sort of book club, except that our book club would meet through the powers of the I ...more
May 27, 2016
Jun 25, 2015
 
Everything I Never Told You
3.77
it was amazing
Holy moly, that was such a good book. It has been a long time since I read anything that made me feel such an array of emotions. For every character i ...more
Aug 22, 2015
Jun 03, 2015
 
The Fault in Our Stars
4.27
really liked it
I loved The Fault in Our Stars way more than I didn't love it, but the things I disliked stood out so strongly that I need to point them out.

Teenage
...more
Nov 05, 2014
Oct 14, 2012
 
Mermaid
3.61
liked it
I picked up this book with fond memories of retold fairytales I'd read in the past and loved. I really hoped this book would fit into that category. I ...more
Oct 13, 2011
Oct 13, 2011
 
Composition No. 1
3.71
really liked it
I feel somewhat conflicted about Composition No. 1. On the one hand, I really enjoyed it. When it comes to books, I'm a big rule follower, so it was e ...more
Nov 04, 2014
Jan 07, 2012
 
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
3.90
it was amazing
This book is AMAZING! It's been a long time since I had so much difficulty putting a book down (today I left for work an hour later than I'd intended, ...more
Oct 15, 2014
Oct 11, 2014
 
The Berlin Stories: The Last of Mr Norris/Goodbye to Berlin
4.03
really liked it
"'Heart failure!' The Austrian shifted uneasily in his chair: 'You don't say!''
'There's a lot of heart failure,' said the fat man, 'in Germany these d
...more
Aug 06, 2015
May 19, 2015
 
Betsy-Tacy (Betsy-Tacy, #1)
4.07
it was amazing
This book is so darling. I read it when I was probably eight years old and didn't remember anything when I picked it up today. The pictures felt very ...more
not set
Dec 11, 2014
 
Everything is Illuminated & Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
4.21
it was amazing
I haven't actually read this edition ... I've read both of these books (the first three times, the second only once) and they are stunning. Jonathan S ...more
not set
Mar 24, 2011
 
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
4.12
really liked it
I had never read a book-length comic before this one and I am so glad I read Fun Home! The story is interesting and the pictures are stunning. I loved ...more
Jun 11, 2016
Jun 09, 2016
 
Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!
4.47
it was amazing
Loved it. Loved reading about women who aren't the ones you usually read about.
not set
Apr 22, 2015
 
One Day
3.76
liked it
I liked this book a lot at the beginning. I was invested in the characters, I cared for them, and I was really plowing through the book. But as Dexter ...more
Jul 17, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
 
Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes
3.66
liked it
Lunch in Paris is really excellent. I haven't had it since summer of 2009, but I remember loving it. Lunch in Paris, the book, is comme ci, comme ça. ...more
Mar 22, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
The French Revolution
3.37
it was ok
I just ... I can't. I hate that I keep not finishing books. But this book was too weird. I didn't like it, but I also didn't not like it. I honestly d ...more
Mar 13, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
 
Sundays at Tiffany's
3.74
did not like it
I picked up this book because it was on display in a store, my roommate informed me that her parents, who are nice, smart people, enjoy James Patterso ...more
Feb 2009
Oct 25, 2009
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