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really liked it
What is love? Well, it usually doesn't involve women, that's for sure.
Jan 23, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
The Weight of Blood: A Novel
it was amazing
I understand why this book was marketed towards fans of Gillian Flynn. It takes place in a redneck part of Missouri and bounces between the present an ...more
Oct 21, 2015
Dec 06, 2014
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
it was amazing
Somehow I picked up this book without ever realizing that Jenny Lawson was the "Beyonce the giant metal chicken" writer! While that essay is among the ...more
Aug 12, 2015
Aug 03, 2015
Bad Feminist: Essays
really liked it
Some of the essays in this book made me go, "Yaaaaaassss!" and fist pump, while others were more like, "Yeah, okay." I particularly enjoyed Gay's thou ...more
Jan 21, 2015
Jul 09, 2014
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
really liked it
I am a fan of Caitlin Doughty's funny (and informative!) YouTube series "Ask a Mortician," so at first I was taken aback by the often deeply depressin ...more
Feb 04, 2015
Feb 09, 2015
Mozart auf der Reise nach Prag
it was ok
This novella left me unmoved. I found it criminally boring.
Nov 04, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
Lucinde (Studienausgabe)
really liked it
I just wrote a paper on this book. Ask me about it some other time.
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 06, 2011
Gedanken über die Nachahmung der griechischen Werke in der Malerei und Bildhauerkunst
liked it
Wickelmann thinks the Greeks are hotter than you.
Oct 10, 2010
Oct 24, 2010
The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)
it was amazing
I started this book one night before bed and finished it shortly after the sun came up the next morning, having lost all interest in sleep shortly aft ...more
Feb 22, 2015
Dec 06, 2014
The Lottery and Other Stories
it was amazing
I bought this book for a couple reasons. 1) I had just read an article about underappreciated twentieth-century women writers, and Shirley Jackson's n ...more
Sep 28, 2015
Oct 03, 2015
it was amazing
I had a creative writing professor at college who hated "dorm stories" because, well, if you've read one you've read them all. But the magic of Rainbo ...more
Nov 09, 2015
May 08, 2014
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)
really liked it
I agree with basically everything my friend Lauren said in her [hidden due to spoilers] review of this book. Winter was probably my least favorite in ...more
Feb 02, 2016
Dec 06, 2014
Now You See It ...
really liked it
I was obsessed with Vivan Vande Velde's books when I was a kid, so when I stumbled across an unfamiliar title in my local used bookstore, I had to buy ...more
May 12, 2015
May 13, 2015
Die Schleife an Stalins Bart. Ein Mädchenstreich, acht Jahre Haft und die Zeit danach
really liked it
A ghostwritten autobiography, this book is stylistically unimpressive but certainly fits the definition of what people like to call "an important huma ...more
Jul 09, 2010
Jul 02, 2010
Carry On
it was amazing
This is the first Rainbow Rowell novel I didn't immediately vacuum up like a brain-hoover because the first fifth of the novel drags a little. And Sim ...more
Jan 14, 2016
Oct 06, 2015
Pierced by the Sun
did not like it
So my friends and I got it into our heads that we should start an online book club around free Kindle First books. This was supposed to be our first b ...more
Sep 12, 2016
Sep 07, 2016
really liked it
First of all, I have no idea how to "shelve" this book, since the only fantasy element is the time-traveling phone that drives the plot. Otherwise it' ...more
Sep 03, 2014
Sep 01, 2014
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
liked it
Although by no means one of the more terrible high fantasy novels I have read, this book was way too f***ing long. A more ruthless editor could have c ...more
Jul 29, 2012
Jul 04, 2012
Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing Of The Dog)
it was amazing
I've had a vague interest in Three Men in a Boat ever since I read the time-travel novel inspired by it, Connie Willis's To Say Nothing of the Dog. I ...more
Mar 27, 2014
Feb 25, 2013
My Brilliant Friend
it was amazing
I would have never started reading this book based on the cover alone, so I'm glad I finally heard about Ferrante's Neapolitan novels through other so ...more
Dec 20, 2015
Dec 14, 2015
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage
really liked it
Full disclosure: a friend of mine works with Ann Patchett at her bookstore in Nashville, so I checked this book out of the library in anticipation of ...more
May 17, 2016
May 06, 2016
Wuthering Heights
it was amazing
It's amazing how involved I became in the lives of the characters of this novel considering a) I had read it once before and knew what was going to ha ...more
Nov 12, 2011
Nov 09, 2011
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
really liked it
As someone who is also very skeptical about the institution of marriage, I found this book a satisfying mix of memoir and (sometimes reductive) histor ...more
Aug 08, 2015
Aug 03, 2015
really liked it
I listened to about five minutes of this (very abridged) audiobook before realizing that I had already read the print novel. My Austrian friend Eva le ...more
Feb 27, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
Alias Hook
it was amazing
I wasn't sure what to make of this book when I first started reading it, but by the end I was hooked (pun intended). I loved adventuring all over Neve ...more
Aug 28, 2014
Jul 13, 2014
Yes Please
really liked it
I picked up this book one afternoon meaning to read a chapter and ended up reading the whole damn thing cover to cover. It's not as hilarious as you m ...more
Jan 22, 2015
Jul 09, 2014
The Girl With All the Gifts
it was amazing
There is a complimentary blurb from Joss Whedon on the cover of this book, which makes perfect sense since the story - about a monster with heart - is ...more
Oct 30, 2014
Jun 08, 2014
Novels and Stories
it was amazing
I checked out this edition from the UNC library with the intention of just reading "The Haunting of Hill House," but I think I will probably go ahead ...more
Oct 11, 2015
Oct 03, 2015
really liked it
There is just something so amazing about Nora Ephron's writing that it can seem so casual and chatty and yet be so quotable and wise. I'm a fan. Heart ...more
Jul 25, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
The Turner House
really liked it
I have never been to Detroit, but I feel like I have after reading this book about a family whose thirteen adult children grew up in the city. I reall ...more
May 19, 2015
Jan 10, 2015
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