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Chicago
3.44
This book is amazing on its own merits, but the circumstances surrounding my reading of the book are very fortuitous and worth mentioning. I spent the...more
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Feb 12, 2011
 
The Story Sisters
3.78
In my humble opinion, Alice Hoffman has either degenerated or I have outgrown her. This book read like a Danielle Steels novel---all incredible extrem...more
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Jul 02, 2010
 
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
3.68
I like a spicy piece of pornography now and again just as much as the next gal. What I don't like is pornography masquerading as tasteful erotica and...more
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Apr 20, 2012
 
The Bling Ring: How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World
3.16
A more appropriate title for this book might be: "How the author tried to make a buck by reporting some crimes by juvenile delinquents who were trying...more
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Jul 21, 2013
 
That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
3.28
OMG! Was the editor drugged or just sleeping on the job. This has got to be the most boring biography I have ever read. It reminds me of getting stuck...more
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Aug 15, 2012
 
Labor Day
3.53
Joyce Maynard caught my interest years ago with the publication of her memoir about her life with J.D. Salinger. At the time she was widely vilified f...more
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Nov 02, 2010
 
I Curse the River of Time
3.35
What a great title. It rivals his other book: "Out Stealing Horses". Unfortunately, I felt like cursing the river of Petterson's whiny digressive mean...more
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Sep 05, 2012
 
Tapestry of Fortunes
3.41
You tell me what's wrong with this picture: a college graduate with no direction helps take care of a dying woman. After the woman dies, her husband h...more
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Jul 13, 2013
 
Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment
3.79
Not since Mirabel Morgan published "Total Woman" in the 70's has there been such a load of fresh tripe. I know----the title should have clued me in, b...more
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Aug 30, 2009
 
Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
3.84
Okay, I am officially crazy. I can't get enough of stories about hoarders. Am I becoming a hoarder myself? Hoarding stories about hoarders? I watch th...more
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May 30, 2010
 
Heading Out to Wonderful
3.53
**spoiler alert** This is one of the silliest books I have ever read. There is just so much wrong with it that it's hard to know where to start: is it...more
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Aug 22, 2012
 
So Much for That
3.66
What a compelling story this is! I picked it up late last night and couldn't put it down till I fell asleep at 3 a.m. Then got up and couldn't do anyt...more
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Apr 05, 2011
 
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
4.16
This is one of those, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" books. i didn't pick up this book to make fun of it. i read it because i would like to h...more
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Mar 31, 2009
 
Emily, Alone
3.66
I have finally found my genre and I predict a new category of literature for aging female baby-boomers. When we find a book that appeals to us, but th...more
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Jul 14, 2011
 
The Poison Tree
3.63
At the very beginning of this book, the reader learns that Karen is picking up her husband, Rex, who just served a 10-year term for murder. In the car...more
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Jun 11, 2012
 
When We Were Orphans
3.42
I listened to audio version of this book and kept thinking I was missing chapters or I had somehow obtained the abridged version because the plot wasn...more
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Aug 25, 2011
 
Nana (Les Rougon-Macquart, #9)
3.84
I don't know if I gave this book a fair shake because it was so annoying I had to stop reading it after 50 pages or so. All the women were described a...more
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Nov 18, 2009
 
Beautiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks, and Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times
3.71
This is a beautiful thought-provoking book which describes the stories of four unrelated people of different nationalities, in different situations wh...more
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Jul 21, 2012
 
Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man: A Memoir
3.60
I admit that I am a sucker for stories about addiction. You could even say I am addicted to them. (groan!) But now I know what I want for my last "mea...more
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Dec 23, 2010
 
An Available Man
3.50
What a delightful book for light summer reading. Here's the beauty of this book: we are used to books exploring the theme of a middle-aged single woma...more
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Jul 13, 2012
 
Truth and Beauty
3.92
Having recently read "State of Wonder" and "Bel Canto", I became an overnight devoted fan of Ann Patchett. And how was I to know that the memoir of he...more
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Feb 04, 2013
 
This Is Why You're Fat (And How to Get Thin Forever): Eat More, Cheat More, Lose More--and Keep the Weight Off
3.82
She did have one concept that I happen to agree with, though it is not original: when you first start a diet, focus on the food you want to add to you...more
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Apr 30, 2011
 
The Hundred-Foot Journey
3.61
Absolutely delightful. The book is divided into 4 parts: Mumbai; London; Lumiere (which is in the Loire Valley); and Paris. Each part is an adventure...more
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Dec 06, 2010
 
Americanah
4.22
One of NYT top 5 notable fiction books for 2013. Never mind that you cannot pronounce the title or the author's name or the name of any of the charact...more
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Jan 04, 2014
 
The Goldfinch
3.93
Almost a decade ago, Donna Tart published " A Secret History" which I found absolutely captivating. And here I go again, trusting an author to repeat...more
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Dec 07, 2013
 
Gorgeous
3.54

This is a world famous designer speaking to a young girl:
" 'I met your mother when she was sixteen,' said Tom. I was waiting for my car in Times Squ...more
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Dec 10, 2013
 
Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety
3.24
The difference between David Sedaris and Daniel Smith is that Sedaris bares his soul for his readers ultimate entertainment and his woe-is-me stories...more
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May 08, 2013
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.91
Loved this book about a young woman who decides to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert in California through Oregon. Some books like t...more
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Aug 15, 2012
 
The Little Book
3.70
**spoiler alert** A man travels back in time to have sex with his grandmother----ewww! Okay, I could get past that if I had to. What I couldn't bear w...more
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Oct 03, 2009
 
A Round-Heeled Woman: My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance
3.29
i had heard about this book some time ago and then i kept seeing references to it in other things i read, so i decided to read it. what a delightful b...more
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May 11, 2009
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