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Bitches on a Budget: Sage Advice for Surviving Tough Times in Style
Supposedly this book will be useful no matter what your budget, but unless you had previously been dropping coin on liposuction & $450 blazers, th ...more
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Apr 16, 2010
Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving--and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity
Very disappointed that the "how to get moving and not lose your family, job, or sanity" portion of this book must have been edited out. I was really h ...more
Jul 2012
Aug 23, 2011
Left Drowning
I'm embarrassed I read this book. In my defense, I feel hosed because it was on a recommended list. But if you like riDONKulous romance novels, you'll ...more
Jan 22, 2015
Jan 22, 2015
I'd Trade My Husband for a Housekeeper: Loving Your Marriage after the Baby Carriage
This isn't a book for those whose marriages are really, really broken. It's more of a book for taking your happiness level up a few notches.

There isn'
Jun 02, 2011
Jun 03, 2011
Waiting for Birdy: A Year of Frantic Tedium, Neurotic Angst, and the Wild Magic of Growing a Family
I found this book at the exact right time in my life. Newman so effectively shares my own thoughts & emotions that reading it was a comfort beyond ...more
Sep 30, 2010
Sep 26, 2010
Pretty in Plaid: A Life, a Witch, and a Wardrobe, or, the Wonder Years Before the Condescending, Egomanical, Self-Centered Smart-Ass Phase
Jen Lancaster has been described as David Sedaris with pearls and a cute handbag...I get nervous when authors are compared to the almighty Sedaris, as ...more
Aug 13, 2009
Aug 10, 2009
Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later
This book was RIDICULOUS. I happened upon it at the library & thought I'd give nostalgia a whirl & see what the Wakefield twins were up to. Re ...more
Feb 05, 2012
Feb 05, 2012
The Reader
In a nutshell: A woman is on trial for murder for being a guard at a Nazi prison camp. When she's 36, she's also a pediphile, having sexual relationsh ...more
Sep 06, 2010
Sep 06, 2010
Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good
Inspiring. And vulgar, of course.
Apr 24, 2015
Jan 28, 2014
An Abundance of Katherines
I can't believe the same guy who wrote The Fault in Our Stars wrote this & Paper Towns. Maybe I'm just too old for these books. I was annoyed at t ...more
Jan 08, 2014
Jan 08, 2014
Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office
Definitely better than "Bright Lights, Big Ass", but not as entertaining as "Pretty in Plaid". A decent read, but I the more I read by her...the less ...more
Sep 10, 2009
Sep 11, 2009
While My Sister Sleeps
Reading this book reminded me of tuning into a made for TV movie 20 minutes after it started...and then getting up for snacks and to do the laundry wh ...more
Aug 04, 2009
Aug 04, 2009
The Blessings of the Animals
I started out really liking this book, but ended up being a bit disappointed. I expected more from Kittle. This book was pretty predictable - didn't h ...more
Oct 10, 2010
Oct 10, 2010
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
I can't say that this book had me totally enthralled, to the point I was trying to turn all conversations Twilight, contemplating skipping work to rea ...more
Nov 26, 2008
Nov 24, 2008
Palo Alto
I put this book on hold at the library, knowing only that James Franco was the author. (I'm intrigued by him; I can't help it.) I think he did a good ...more
Mar 16, 2011
Mar 14, 2011
My Lobotomy: A Memoir
I'm amazed I finished this book, and even more amazed at the many stellar reviews it has been given. There were so many unnecessary, boring details in ...more
Feb 05, 2011
Feb 03, 2011
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary
David, I almost lost faith in you after When You are Engulfed in Flames, but I never should have doubted you. You still have it. This book is simple b ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 01, 2010
Raising Confident Girls: 100 Tips For Parents And Teachers
Wow. "Be nice to your daughter." "Listen when your daughter talks." "Don't make your daughter sit naked at the dinner table as a punishment." (No kidd ...more
Dec 2009
Jan 12, 2010
Reality Boy
I LOVED Vera Dietz & Ask the Passengers... But not Reality Boy. I kept thinking I was reading a John Green book (not The Fault in Our Stars) - it ...more
Mar 13, 2014
Mar 13, 2014
How to Eat Like a Hot Chick: Eat What You Love, Love How You Feel
Okay, yeah, I'm kind of embarrassed to admit that I checked this book out of the library. The "diet" tips were ridiculously horrible with next to zero ...more
Jan 06, 2010
Jan 12, 2010
Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority Girl's Guide to Why It Often Sucks in the City, or Who Are These Idiots and Why Do They All Live Next Door to Me?
Maybe I shouldn't have read this so soon after finishing Pretty in Plaid. It was a little too much Lancaster. Her writing style? What with all the que ...more
Aug 27, 2009
Aug 28, 2009
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
I (somehow) got through the first chapter. The writing is unbearable. How are so many people raving about this?

If rumors prove true and it is turned
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Jul 14, 2012
The Future of Us
YA fiction. I'm pretty sure if this was a movie it would be like Abduction - so terrible, it's entertaining. I laughed out loud several times at parts ...more
Jan 14, 2012
Jan 13, 2012
Please Look After Mom
It took me a long time to finish this book. I had to keep walking away from it because of the overwhelming guilt it generated. All the times I took my ...more
Jun 08, 2011
May 23, 2011
The Grandmothers
I only read one of the short stories, as I was intrigued after seeing the preview for the movie Adore with Robin Wright & Naomi Watts. The story w ...more
Sep 07, 2013
Sep 18, 2013
Labor Day
This book was just okay...I started out really liking it, lost a little interest in the middle, and then liked the end. I've been accused of becoming ...more
Jun 27, 2011
Jun 09, 2011
PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives (PostSecret)
Interesting idea. I think I read this book in 30 minutes. Most of the secrets were sad & depressing, but a few were really funny. My favorite was ...more
Jul 26, 2009
Jul 27, 2009
Dark Places
I wavered between a 3 & 4 stars. (Because of the disturbing nature, I couldn't quite bring myself to give it 4 stars.) A quick read, not as captiv ...more
Apr 22, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1)
I almost quit its book after a couple chapters. In so glad I didn't! A few too many scenes were over the top, which kept it from being a 5 star, by I ...more
Mar 04, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones
The liked the cover, so I read this book about menopause. Weird, I know. I like biographies. I appreciated how honest she was. But at times, I was sho ...more
Jun 13, 2014
Jun 13, 2014
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