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The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
Listen, this was just not good. I don't know much about Fannie Flagg's publishing history, but I'm thinking she once was able to capture lightning in ...more
Dec 29, 2013
Dec 27, 2013
And the Dark Sacred Night
This book took me forever to finish, and there's no good reason for that except that it simply wasn't compelling enough. I didn't feel like I wanted t ...more
May 15, 2014
May 11, 2014
Beautiful Day
I wish there were...different scales of ratings for books. Because this is a five-star entertaining read, and it took me no time at all to read it. Bu ...more
Jul 19, 2013
Jul 19, 2013
Mrs. Nixon: A Novelist Imagines a Life
I didn't REALLY finish this book, but I have too much to say about it to NOT rate it as if I had.

I was fairly excited about this book; I really like t
Dec 18, 2011
Dec 17, 2011
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
I don't know how to properly explain just how much I loved this audiobook. It turned me into the girl who has tears running down her cheeks driving he ...more
Feb 21, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
The Winter Rose (The Tea Rose, #2)
It just wasn't as good as the first book. And I'm not really looking forward to the third now, because I couldn't care less about Seamie and Willa.

Oct 03, 2011
Sep 30, 2011
Tune In (The Beatles: All These Years, #1)
Holy crap. This is the ultimate work of Beatles scholarship, and it only goes to December 31st, 1962. (Books two and three are, um, in the works. It t ...more
Nov 25, 2013
Nov 11, 2013
The Soul of All Living Creatures: What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human
Interspersed with some really fascinating stories about animals is some very new agey mumbo jumbo. Which is too bad, because the second half of every ...more
Aug 28, 2013
Aug 28, 2013
The Matchmaker
My coworker told me this was her favorite Hilderbrand.

To put it bluntly: NO. FUCKING. WAY.

I'm not going to spoil it for you, but let me just comment
Jun 27, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
Another Woman
Meh. Typical Penny Vincenzi. Ending slightly unsatisfactory: after all, what the HELL was UP with Cressida?
Feb 09, 2012
Feb 07, 2012
So I kind of hated this book. Which is so very disappointing, because I loved Eleanor & Park and Fangirl so very very much. The only good things i ...more
Aug 28, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
The Actress
This is sincerely one of the worst books I've read in a long time. It's basically the fictionalized version of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, and it's j ...more
Oct 26, 2014
Oct 24, 2014
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
I'm super conflicted on this. I REALLY enjoyed the writing in this book, and I think the world-building is just darn cool.

But oh god, I couldn't WAIT
Jan 06, 2015
Jan 02, 2015
What Good Are the Arts?
I'm not sure what to say about this. I mostly agree with the author on his first thesis, that art is art because someone thinks it's art and there are ...more
Mar 31, 2014
Mar 30, 2014
Notes from the Internet Apocalypse
Seriously terrible. I feel bad, but this was just so so bad.
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
Sad Desk Salad
In general, I don't read much "chick lit" anymore; now, romance...that's another story. But chick lit doesn't entertain me very much anymore. That sai ...more
Nov 19, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
Play Their Hearts Out: A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine
Though it took me a long while to get into this book, when I finally did I was hooked. I think Dohrmann started out just a little slow--the first thir ...more
not set
Nov 12, 2010
Imagine Me and You: A Novel
After I finished this book, I turned to my boyfriend and said, Boy, was that a bad book.[return][return]First of all, I get the joke. Romantic comedy ...more
not set
Nov 12, 2010
Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on Their Decision Not To Have Kids
This was really pretty good. I've read some mediocre books about this subject, and I'm happy to say that I don't consider this one of them.

The thing
Apr 07, 2015
Apr 06, 2015
How to Love
**spoiler alert** I have a lot of things to say about this book. First of all, it's eye-rollingly predictable, so just when you think the bad thing is ...more
Dec 09, 2014
Dec 09, 2014
Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, #12)
Let me start by saying I've never read a Peter Wimsey book before, and I probably won't read another one. But I really loved this book. (Why, you ask, ...more
Mar 24, 2015
Mar 22, 2015
What Makes This Book So Great
At the risk of sounding unhinged, I don't believe I've enjoyed anything I've read this year more than this. And it's just a collection of blog posts! ...more
Jun 17, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
Pure (Pure, #1)
I'm very unsure about the rating I gave this book. It's a bit of a mindfuck. See, the author has at least two other pseudonyms, and I've read two of h ...more
Mar 29, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
Bitter in the Mouth
I can envision a scenario in which another reader has a violently bad reaction to this book. There's a roundabout quality to it that I can imagine wou ...more
Mar 14, 2014
Mar 13, 2014
Ten Years in the Tub: A Decade Soaking in Great Books
I'm essentially ambivalent about Hornby's fiction. (High Fidelity was good, but was the movie better?) But for some reason, I have long LOVED his Beli ...more
Mar 26, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
The Millionaire and the Mummies: Theodore Davis's Gilded Age in Egypt
I keep reading terrible books. I'm trapped in a vortex of horrible writing, boring stories, and unmemorable characters. This is another one of those " ...more
Feb 21, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte
I've long been fascinated with Josephine Bonaparte. I went through a phase in my late teens, I think, where I read EVERYthing about her that I could g ...more
Jan 23, 2015
Jan 19, 2015
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard #1)
**spoiler alert** This book is so bad.

First of all, the world-building isn't bad. It's fairly interesting, and I'm guessing it gets better as the ser
Aug 17, 2014
Aug 13, 2014
A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome
I sorta want everyone to read this book, even though there's no way everyone would enjoy this book. I mostly found it charming, especially being the I ...more
Apr 23, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy
I feel like it's been a long time since I read a YA novel that wasn't a) dystopian, b) a series or c) a romance. (And actually, for some reason the pu ...more
Jun 08, 2014
Jun 08, 2014
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