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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Ever since I worked at the bookstore at Virginia Tech, I would watch the douchebag* business major undergrads buy this book for their classes and look ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 19, 2007
Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
This book about blew the top of my head off.

Numerous times I had to sit back and contemplate the book for a long long time before I felt prepared to c
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Mar 30, 2008
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
Ergh. I read this book while in grad school, taking an anthropology class.

I was also earning a whopping $5.83 an hour, and reading this book just made
Sep 2001
Sep 29, 2007
The Vagina Monologues: The V-Day Edition
I have such conflicting feelings about this book. On the one hand, I appreciate it for saying out loud some things that haven't been really accepted b ...more
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Sep 29, 2007
In Praise of the Stepmother
It's funny how things stick in your head.

I remember reading this and thinking "These stories are supposed to be erotic? Am I really supposed to be tur
Jan 1993
Oct 04, 2007
The Oxford Companion to Philosophy
I do love this book, but my only complaint is that sometimes the entries tend towards academic bullshit.

Specifically the one on Ockham's Razor. Jesus
Dec 1997
Oct 23, 2007
My Family and Other Animals (Corfu Trilogy, #1)
The dude is funny, and I learned a TON about bugs and animals.

He started my obsession with National Geographic magazine (because of the articles on bu
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Sep 29, 2007
The Secret (The Secret, #1)
This book has some excellent concepts, and it has helped me change my way of thinking - getting out of the death spirals of pessimism that I learned f ...more
Mar 2007
Sep 19, 2007
Schrödinger's Cat Trilogy (Schrödinger's Cat, #1-3)
Necessary for everyday survival.

Also, as a total bonus, totally messes with your head.

I have two different editions of this book (first edition and th
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Sep 27, 2007
Our Hearts Were Young and Gay: An Unforgettable Comic Chronicle of Innocents Abroad in the 1920s
Cornelia Otis Skinner is a damn funny woman.

This book had me rolling on the floor laughing. She's as good as Thurber...
Feb 1995
Sep 29, 2007
French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure
a slightly less scientific version of "The Fat Fallacy" By Will Clower.

Which isn't saying much, because I don't think Clower's book was particularly s
Dec 2008
Nov 26, 2008
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
I started this book in March 2007. It took me 9 months to completely slog through it.

It was veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery slow reading.

Necessary, but slow.
Dec 07, 2008
Jan 05, 2008
This book frustrated me, because it had an interesting premise and interesting characters, but BOY did Ms. Deleon need a better editor. The story wasn ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 25, 2009
Chocolat (Chocolat, #1)
I read it while I was nursing my daughter. So I think that maybe that had some effect on my perception of the book. Maybe a little post-partum depress ...more
Dec 2005
Sep 24, 2007
The Last Temptation of Christ
I told my mother (who is Catholic and protested the movie's release in the 80s) that if I had seen the movie or read the book when I was a kid, I woul ...more
Jan 1997
Sep 29, 2007
First Impressions
It's not very Christmasy. Pretty weak on the part of the Silhouette editors to release this as a part of Nora Roberts' hardback Christmas series. But ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 13, 2007
Kiss an Angel
This entire book was a deus ex machina.

Really? Psychic communication with a tiger? The last missing Romanov? Running away to the circus?

Totally ridicu
Nov 2008
Nov 16, 2008
Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
I think everybody should read this one at least once.

The only problem with it that I really have is the same problem that I have with, er... the movie
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Oct 13, 2007
The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes
Cute little romance. It was written in the round by three different authors, and you can see the strengths and weaknesses of this method quite clearly ...more
May 2007
Oct 04, 2007
I have tried and tried to like Toni Morrison.

I don't think it will happen in this lifetime.

I'll try again next go round.
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Sep 29, 2007
Sex and the City

(my husband asked for clarification. Here it is: This book is best used as inanimate material to be shoved into a small projectile firing device
Jul 2006
Sep 19, 2007
Outside Providence
A surprisingly good book from a person you wouldn't expect a good book from. (Farrelly, of the Farrelly brothers team of crap-movie makers)

I haven't s
Feb 2006
Sep 27, 2007
Gossamer Axe
When I read this book in high school I was totally titillated by the whole lesbian thing going on.

Despite that, it's a pretty damn good book. I'll hav
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Nov 05, 2007
The Official Preppy Handbook
Totally useful for those who either live in New England, or ever want to visit there.

Or just want a good giggle.

Or both.
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Oct 14, 2007
Sizzle and Burn (Arcane Society, # 3)
Another solid entry in Krentz's body of work.

I like that she's taking her characters in a more subtle direction these days.

There are some points in
Jan 2009
Jan 27, 2009
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
ok, so as a caveat: I'm totally disinterested in the serial killer aspect of this book.

So, other than that, I enjoyed this book greatly.

Although dude
Jan 2008
Jan 24, 2008
The Marriage Wager (The Matchmakers #1)
Back in the day, when I was retired and I spent most of a year lying on my parents couch read garbage bags full of romance novels that a neighbor gave ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 19, 2007
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
This book has totally inspired me to start eating locally. Which isn't as crazy as it seems in NYC, as we have plenty of access to awesome farmer's ma ...more
Apr 2008
Sep 29, 2007
Wife for Hire (Elsie Hawkins #3)
See review for Naughty Neighbor. Very Paul Rudd-esque.

I might have to go buy these two books. Will definitely have to read them again.

I did have a pro
Dec 2008
Dec 17, 2008
Nooks and Crannies: An Unusual Walking Tour Guide to New York City
Written in the 1970s. My husband unearthed it from god only knows where.

Anyway, it's pretty awesome, because it's giving us a historical perspective o
Aug 2007
Oct 27, 2007
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