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The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
3.91
Another book that has changed my life! (See also: The Runner's Handbook!) I have started this book many times and not finished my 12-week (or more) co ...more
Jan 1999
Apr 07, 2008
 
Just Listen
4.08
**spoiler alert** This is YA fiction, pretty enjoyable, though I'm not dashing off to finish it by any means.

It's about a girl who is kind of caught u
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Apr 15, 2008
Apr 07, 2008
 
Cloudstreet
3.98
Not to be hyperbolic, but I adore this book and I wish I could score it even more highly! I read it for class and I spent quite a few more hours on it ...more
Dec 2006
Oct 31, 2007
 
Sleeping With the Dictionary
4.01
In Grad School, which has earned its proper noun status, I read quite a number of Books, some of which earned status the same. My school's poetry depa ...more
not set
Apr 07, 2008
 
Sue Barton, Visiting Nurse (Sue Barton, #3)
3.99
This book is really long on descriptions of the everyday lives of nurses in NYC in the 1940s. I mean, down to the brass tacks. The "action" (I use tha ...more
Aug 2007
Oct 30, 2007
 
The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived
3.23
Well, this book is not what it purports to be. Yes, it lists 101 characters that have influenced pop culture and, I will barely grant this, in some ca ...more
Nov 2007
Dec 03, 2007
 
The Runner's Handbook: The Bestselling Classic Fitness Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Runners
3.94
When people ask me (and I am not kidding, they actually do ask me!) how I learned to run, I say, well, I bought this book and I did what it said. It i ...more
Jan 2005
Apr 07, 2008
 
How I Learned to Snap: A Small Town Coming-Out and Coming-of-Age Story
3.74
Oh, man. I read it is one day, which is quite the feat-- for me!

I really wanted to know more of his story, to see what happened next, etc. And I read
...more
Nov 26, 2008
Nov 26, 2008
 
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
3.74
I started running in 2005, out of almost-nowhere. I decided to stop abusing my body, and I had always thought of myself as unathletic, so I thought, w ...more
Dec 2008
Jan 05, 2009
 
The Tempest
3.79
Shakespeare, my dear, you are killing me.

I performed as Miranda in this play when I was in the fifth grade. I wish I had more memories of doing so, be
...more
Dec 2008
Jan 06, 2009
 
A Model Summer
3.32
I love Pauline Porizkova, but that is not why I bought this book. The week it came out.

I bought it because of the hilarious review in the NYTimes Book
...more
May 2007
Jan 07, 2009
 
Watchmen
4.32
Holy Mother of all that is holy!

I really want to talk to someone about this book. I was going to talk to Oscar about it, but our ladyfriends were ther
...more
Jan 31, 2009
Feb 02, 2009
 
The Princess Bride
4.24
When I was in high school, I made this big to-do of not watching movies based on books we were reading in school. It was so bad I left when we started ...more
Dec 2008
Jan 06, 2009
 
Heidi
3.94
Wow. There are a few things going on here:

a) This translation is amusingly terrible. A few gems: "Now the children sat up in bed and said each her eve
...more
Nov 26, 2008
Nov 26, 2008
 
V for Vendetta
4.24
**spoiler alert** Poor Alan Moore. I read Watchmen first, and now I am like, this is pretty good, but it's no Watchmen.

Actually I think this book migh
...more
Feb 02, 2009
Feb 02, 2009
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.06
I was inspired to come back to Goodreads for the express purpose of writing about this book. I'd managed to get only a few plot points spoiled for me, ...more
not set
Jul 19, 2010
 
Another Thing to Fall (Tess Monaghan #10)
3.43
I finished this book on Tuesday, and this morning (two days later) I woke up thinking, Wait a second- did that [plot point] make any sense? Unfortunat ...more
not set
Oct 21, 2010
 
The Imperfectionists
3.53
I purchased this book as a reward to myself for finishing something. (I need to catch up on my rewards to myself; I bought it so long after the fact t ...more
not set
Oct 05, 2010
 
Mary Magdalen: Myth and Metaphor
3.74
The night before my wedding, I had a dream about Mary Magdalene. I was sleeping over at the home of one of my bridesmaids, a devout Catholic and one o ...more
not set
Jul 23, 2010
 
61 Hours (Jack Reacher, #14)
4.05
OH MAN! I don't usually read this genre, which I guess would be suspense thriller (?), but I was persuaded by a NY Times Book Review blurb on it. A ve ...more
not set
Oct 21, 2010
 
Twisted Tree
3.15
I hedged about buying this book but this past week I realized I'd been drawn to the book since it came back in hardcover and unless I intended to read ...more
not set
Oct 05, 2010
 
Ella Enchanted
3.95
**spoiler alert** I'm going to call this spoiler-ful, even though I guess the spoiler is common knowledge. And also not a big deal in any way. I just ...more
not set
Oct 05, 2010
 
Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn
3.88
Well, I finally made it! This book is seriously nearly 600 pages long (actually, it is longer if you include the references and index, which I totally ...more
Jan 06, 2009
Nov 28, 2008
 
Truth: Personas, Needs, and Flaws in the Art of Building Actors and Creating Characters
4.27
So, I started taking acting lessons (they're going great, thanks!) and this was one of the required texts. And I had been going to class and doing exe ...more
Apr 18, 2008
Apr 18, 2008
 
Anatomy of Change: Awakening the Wisdom of the Body
4.26
Ooh, I love this one! I bought it for a class a million years ago, before I was ready to read it. Actually, let me tell you that story, too.

I was only
...more
Sep 2008
Oct 08, 2008
 
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
4.04
Wow. Did I seriously read this book in four days? I totally didn't mean to, but looky-there; I am already done!

This one is not quite as good as Garl
...more
Nov 2007
Nov 26, 2007
 
The Poisonwood Bible
3.98
**spoiler alert** I know I am late on the Poisonwood train (note: do not get on the literal train; it will give you a severe rash), but I love love lo ...more
Dec 2008
Jan 05, 2009
 
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
4.47
So far: I am more than a hundred pages into the book, and we are not yet at Hogwarts! We are at a quiddich match! With a house-elf! I don't like where ...more
not set
Oct 30, 2007
 
Bunny Lake is Missing
3.56
I am trying this new thing of reading more than one book at a time, and it is fun! I am reading three mysteriouish books at once, and they could not b ...more
not set
Nov 01, 2007
 
The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations
3.86
OMG, I cannot get over this book!

I just started an awesome new job which affords me two days a week of reading for pleasure at work! Unbelievable, no?
...more
Sep 2008
Oct 08, 2008
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