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Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture
While Levy's analysis of the ways in which some women participate in and uphold raunch culture is, at times, quite apt, this book as a whole brushes p...more
Apr 2007
Mar 25, 2007
Into the Wild
After watching the film of the same name, I was interested to learn more about the life of the kid described. His was a captivating story and I was hu...more
Dec 2007
Nov 06, 2007
Self-Made Man: One Woman's Year Disguised as a Man
This book infuriated me. I would like to give it negative 3 stars. Unfortunately that's not possible.

Vincent makes broad generalizations about various...more
Aug 2006
Jul 16, 2007
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
I received this book in the mail as a recommendation from my dear friend Fievel. The kind gesture was much appreciated.

I initially found myself enjoyi...more
Jan 2008
Oct 27, 2007
From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawai'i
When I told my mom I was reading this book, her response was, "Eww. Why?" Literally. Verbatim.

I was born and raised in Hawaii. I have a child's memor...more
Jul 2008
Jun 04, 2008
Welcome to the Machine: Science, Surveillance, and the Culture of Control
I can't help but wonder what would happen if everyone with even some tiny inkling of "liberal" or, really, rational, leanings read this book. Derrick...more
Aug 2007
Apr 11, 2007
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
This book is dark and terrible and wild and unfurling. I was captivated right away by the story and found myself tumbling into the narrator's world so...more
Dec 14, 2013
Jun 05, 2013
Frozen (Cold Awakening, #1)
**spoiler alert** WHOA. WHOA!!! i have no idea how i feel about this book. okay, that's only kind of true. i have SO MANY feelings about this book. fi...more
Dec 08, 2011
Nov 27, 2011
Blood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1)
Huh. I think maybe I'd heard that this book was amazing from too many people and thus held too high of expectations. There were many things that I lik...more
Dec 22, 2011
Nov 20, 2011
Truth and Beauty
It's not going to get to me... it's not going to get to me... it's not going to get to me... But then it did! I was so skeptical of this book (ask me...more
Dec 30, 2013
Aug 22, 2008
I am J
I understand that there are reasons that this book is important. The experience of trans youth of color is not often centered in any kind of media. I...more
Aug 12, 2013
Aug 04, 2013
Red Sunshine: A Story of Strength and Inspiration from a Doctor Who Survived Stage 3 Breast Cancer
Hmmm... This is not a book for me. I'm sure that some folks might find Dr. Allison's story comforting and relatable, but her narrative style wasn't re...more
Oct 24, 2012
Oct 14, 2012
Inside Out: Reflections on a life so far
This book was recommended to me by my step-mom, who reads like she's drinking water and who seems to enjoy sending me home with a fistful of books aft...more
Mar 2009
Mar 25, 2009
Once Upon a River
This book was very good and incredibly intense. Trauma warning: an overwhelming amount of sexual violence takes place. I loved Margaret Louise and app...more
Feb 22, 2014
Nov 14, 2012
Wake (Dream Catcher, #1)
I'd give this 2.5 stars. To be fair, I've been reading A LOT of ya lately. And... well... I'm maybe getting just a little, tiny, itty-bitty bit burned...more
Jun 28, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
Like Son
I really, really wanted to like this book, but honestly, it was quite boring.

Though, it is refreshing to read a book about a trans character that isn...more
Aug 2008
May 18, 2008
I Am Legend and Other Stories
I liked it. I'd like to give it three and a half stars, but you know how goodreads goes. As an aside, the Hollywood film totally bastardized Matheson'...more
Sep 2008
Dec 27, 2007
Out of Shadows
**spoiler alert** I was certainly struck by the complexity of this novel. There is no clear "good" or "bad". However, I did feel a little funny about...more
Mar 16, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)
i don't think i'm going to get around to finishing this one. this series just isn't for me.
Apr 10, 2014
Oct 14, 2013
Liesl and Po
I really really enjoyed this book. This is the story of a young girl locked away in an attic by her evil stepmother after the death of her father. Wit...more
Mar 08, 2013
Mar 06, 2013
Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives
This book was pretty good. My favorite tale by far was the first, "Sum". In this afterlife, you relive all of your life events reshuffled into a new o...more
Jun 07, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
Sacred Passage: How to Provide Fearless, Compassionate Care for the Dying
Some things about this book were really great. I appreciated Coberly's wisdom about being with dying people and found her personal accounts to be both...more
Apr 19, 2013
Feb 08, 2013
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
this book was a treasured favorite of mine as a child. however, i had read it so long ago that i really maintained no recollection of any aspect of th...more
Feb 17, 2008
Mar 25, 2007
read this on the plane. dean gave it to me at least a year ago with the promise that i'd find it interesting. and, WHOA, was it interesting. and weird...more
Jun 26, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
Pink Boots and a Machete: My Journey From NFL Cheerleader to National Geographic Explorer
I won this book in a goodreads giveaway. I actually won it for lauren engel, but she flat out rejected it. As a result, I was forced to read this book...more
Jun 06, 2011
May 29, 2011
The Lost Art of Real Cooking: Rediscovering the Pleasures of Traditional Food One Recipe at a Time
this book was a lot like wild fermentation, but i felt less interested in the recipes. it was well written and a good read, but nothing really grabbed...more
Mar 2011
May 04, 2011
The Highest Tide
This book contained extremely rich descriptions of tidal creatures and ocean behavior, which I found fascinating. I felt like there was just enough pl...more
Oct 11, 2011
Jun 12, 2009
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
This book wasn't as life changing as I had hoped it might be. Sure, there are some good ideas here and I hope to try out the 8 week mindfulness course...more
Feb 27, 2013
Nov 08, 2012
Autobiography of a Face
Honestly, I went into this book not expecting much. It was recommended to me by a coworker who typically sticks to more mainstream reading, and I expe...more
Aug 2008
Jun 04, 2008
Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World: 75 Dairy-Free Recipes for Cupcakes that Rule
This book is AMAZING. The recipes are super fun and range from bake-with-your-kids easy to wow-your-friends complicated. If you know me, you know that...more
Jan 2008
Apr 06, 2009
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