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The Crimson Petal and the White
I've been of the mind recently that there is something slightly worse than bad. And that is: almost. Bad, one can deal with. It's easily classifiable, ...more
Feb 2006
Aug 12, 2007
Life of Pi
On the surface, it's the story of a 16 year old Indian boy named "Pi" who, when he and his zookeeping family decide to transplant themselves and some ...more
Oct 2005
Aug 11, 2007
The Ethical Slut: A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities
This book should've been called "How To Be a Human Being." :) Everything it talks about has to do with how to have effective and enriching relationshi ...more
Dec 2006
Aug 12, 2007
"I really do admire you a bit. You're an intelligent person of great moral character who has taken a very courageous stand. I'm an intelligent person ...more
Aug 2005
Aug 12, 2007
Henry and June: From "A Journal of Love"--The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin (1931-1932)
How does one review published diaries? According to literary merit? Though Anais Nin is a beautiful, insightful writer, I feel strange talking about h ...more
Oct 2006
Aug 12, 2007
The History of Love
I finished reading "The History of Love" by Nicole Krauss a few days ago. Here's a synopsis:

"An unlikely and unforgettable hero, Leo Gursky is a survi
Jun 2005
Aug 11, 2007
To the Lighthouse
Yesterday, on the subway to work, I finally finished Virginia Woolf's "To the Lighthouse." It took me longer to read than such a short book probably s ...more
May 2005
Aug 11, 2007
Bad Twin
Bad Twin is a bad book. By all literary standards, the novel is a travesty: cliche, overwritten and underwritten in the wrong places with a hackneyed ...more
Aug 2006
Aug 12, 2007
Pride of Baghdad
I'm a sucker for three things, it seems: Brian K. Vaughn, political graphic novels, and animals. I recently picked up a beautiful looking graphic nove ...more
Oct 2006
Aug 12, 2007
The Awakening
"He thought it very discouraging that his wife, who was the sole object of his existence, evinced so little interest in things which concerned him, an ...more
Feb 2006
Aug 12, 2007
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
I promised myself that I wouldn't compare Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (EL&IC) with its predecessor, Everything is Illuminated, because the ...more
Apr 2005
Aug 10, 2007
I. Love. Fray. :)

It tells the story of a teenage vampire slayer (sound familiar?), but in my opinion this character is a step up from Buffy. Melaka Fr
Jul 2006
Aug 12, 2007
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
Yeah, yeah, I know. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban kind of cut the line and paused my reading of other things. Get over it. With all the hub ...more
Jul 2005
Aug 10, 2007
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return (Persepolis, #3-4)
I enjoyed this one both as the second half of the Persepolis story, and as a story in its own right. While Satrapi did an amazing job capturing a chil ...more
Feb 2006
Aug 12, 2007
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
It’s the first book in the latest Young Adult trilogy that’s sweeping the nation. There’s already a film in the works, and when the last book in the s ...more
Nov 2010
Nov 10, 2010
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
I have been preaching the gospel of The Hunger Games since I started reading the series recently, recommending it to everyone I know (even one person ...more
Nov 2010
Nov 10, 2010
Song of Solomon
You can check out what I thought of this book over at my blog!
Jan 23, 2010
Feb 04, 2010
The Celestine Prophecy (Celestine Prophecy, #1)
This book has a lot of great ideas....but it should've been a non-fiction book. I would've enjoyed this a lot more had I not had to suffer through a " ...more
Dec 2007
Nov 29, 2007
Breakfast of Champions
After The Sparrow, I wanted to continue on my sci-fi novel kick. My friend, Jean, who isn’t really the biggest sci-fi fan recommended this book to me ...more
Feb 14, 2010
Feb 04, 2010
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
******POSSIBLE SPOILERS!!!! (Just in case I'm not the only loser who has yet to finish the Harry Potter books)*****************************

I finished
Oct 2005
Aug 11, 2007
Great House
There’s something about Nicole Krauss that, while I like her work, bothers me.

I’ve enjoyed Nicole Krauss’ writing ever since I read her first novel, M
Dec 2010
Nov 10, 2010
The Invisible Bridge
Ever since I read her fabulous short story collection, How to Breathe Underwater, years ago, I’ve been looking forward to a full-length novel by Julie ...more
Oct 2010
Jun 04, 2010
My Sister's Keeper
I had this book on my shelf for several years. It was one of those things where when it came out, the book was really popular and everyone was talking ...more
Nov 2010
Nov 10, 2010
Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It
I had an awesome experience on the subway as I read this book when a woman noticed the cover and said “I have a friend in there!” Turns out, her frien ...more
Apr 2010
Apr 05, 2010
Legends of the Fall
Last night, Adam read me the third and final chapter of Legends of the Fall. A beautiful, beautiful story...and again, I will attest to how wonderful ...more
May 2005
Aug 10, 2007
Certain Girls (Cannie Shapiro #2)
I’ve been a Jennifer Weiner fan since her first novel, Good in Bed. Certain Girls is sort of a sequel to that book, in that it goes back to check in o ...more
May 2010
Jun 04, 2010
Stranger in a Strange Land
Heinlein's sci-fi classic delves into some really intriguing ideas about religion and romantic/sexual relationships. However, this vision of the "futu ...more
Sep 2011
Apr 15, 2011
Eating Animals
This book, by one of my favorite authors, certainly gave me a lot of food for thought (no pun intended). While it didn't convince me to become a veget ...more
Aug 2011
Feb 04, 2011
Nerd Do Well
I'm a HUGE fan of Simon Pegg, and I was thrilled when I learned he was putting a book out. And there was a lot to love about this book. He is surprisi ...more
Jun 2011
Jun 26, 2011
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
"A large part of me enjoyed the hell out of this book. It was as if Jane Austen wrote a Tolkien novel. There’s tons of humor, well-rounded characters, ...more
Jan 2014
Sep 15, 2011
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