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American Psycho
3.81
did not like it
I actually read this book a few years ago, but I stumbled across the Goodreads reviews of it, and felt I needed to add my voice, because it is such a ...more
Jan 2005
Jan 27, 2008
 
Naked Lunch
3.46
really liked it
The flaw of the 5-star rating system is in trying figure out whether you should award stars based on how much you liked a book, or based on how "good" ...more
Mar 18, 2009
Mar 11, 2008
 
Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, #1)
3.89
it was ok
Yeah, yeah, yeah...
so I picked this up because I saw the Showtime series. I admit, I have become a big fan of the show, which is pretty smart and comp
...more
Oct 2007
Nov 01, 2007
 
Story of the Eye
3.71
did not like it
Angela Carter, in an essay about Story of the Eye, once said that the French seem to delight so much in shocking the English that they barely take tim ...more
not set
Jul 09, 2009
 
Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film
4.09
really liked it
Okay, so at the moment, I'm actually halfway through it, but I'm enjoying it immensely, not least because it combines my love of horror movies with my ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 03, 2007
 
My Mother Wears Combat Boots: A Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us
3.74
really liked it
In my inexhaustible search for pregnancy/parenting guides that don't make me want to gouge out my own eyeballs with a spork, I came across this little ...more
Feb 15, 2008
Feb 18, 2008
 
Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year
4.18
really liked it
This, so far, remains my favorite of the mom-moirs. It's wonderful to read because it bears the distinction of being the only book mommy memoir I've r ...more
Jul 2007
Jun 30, 2008
 
Corn Flakes with John Lennon: And Other Tales from a Rock 'n' Roll Life
3.94
really liked it
Okay, so actually, if I could get fussy, I would give this book 3 and a half stars. Overall, a very good little adventure through mainstream rock of t ...more
Jun 2009
Jul 09, 2009
 
The Mother Trip: Hip Mama's Guide to Staying Sane in the Chaos of Motherhood (Live Girls)
3.91
liked it
Add this to the growing list of mom-moirs that I've been reading. This one has a lot of things to recommend it...Ariel Gore is frank and friendly and ...more
Jun 15, 2008
Jun 30, 2008
 
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
3.52
liked it
Is there any guiltier pleasure for a 32-year-old woman than the Twilight series?

When I read the first book, I enjoyed it thoroughly. I also read the
...more
Dec 19, 2009
Dec 20, 2009
 
Counting Heads (Counting Heads, #1)
3.77
really liked it
"On March 30, 2092, the Department of Health and Human Services issues Eleanor and me a permit...There was a baby in a drawer in Jersey with our names ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 22, 2008
 
She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders
3.90
liked it
I'm always interested in reading books that call into question the dominant binary gender paradigm and the idea that gender is a fixed quantity. And a ...more
not set
Sep 28, 2009
 
Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1)
3.74
did not like it
I maybe wouldn't go so far as to say I HATED Bridget Jones's Diary, but well, I didn't like it at all, either.

My mom bought me this book because I'd g
...more
not set
Jul 14, 2009
 
Favorite Tales from Grimm
4.38
it was amazing
I'm so glad I was able to find my beloved old version of Grimm's fairy tales on Goodreads! still have this book...it's on my three-year-old's bookshel ...more
not set
Apr 28, 2011
 
Pad: The Guide to Ultra-Living
4.16
it was amazing
This is one of those shiny, shiny ridiculous coffee-table books full of photographs of people's living rooms. So why the Hell is it one of my favorit ...more
not set
Sep 28, 2009
 
Romeo and Juliet
3.73
it was amazing
It feels weird rating Shakespeare. It's like trying to choose a best Beatles song. There are some things that are beyond rating.

I really loved compar
...more
not set
Sep 15, 2013
 
A Hidden Magic
3.71
it was amazing
Okay, so I'm basing my 5-star review on my memory of reading this book when I was, I dunno...8 or 9 years old? But I LOVED it. I loved the plucky hero ...more
not set
Aug 18, 2009
 
Less Than Zero
3.58
did not like it

I'm not finished reading this book yet, so I don't know whether it's fair to review it. It may turn out to be incredible, right? Except that it's Bret
...more
Apr 18, 2008
Jan 27, 2008
 
On the Road
3.64
it was ok
Either in high school or in college, a lot of people go through a Beats phase. Attendant to this, there always seems to also be an attempt to read Nov ...more
Jan 1996
Sep 17, 2009
 
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
4.03
really liked it
In the interest of full disclosure, I should start by saying that I did not actually read this book. I listened to it. I listened to it on many, many ...more
Oct 2008
Oct 15, 2008
 
A Million Little Pieces
3.62
did not like it
I'd been interested in reading this book since the first time I saw it in a bookstore, long before the whole Oprah debacle. It was the cover image tha ...more
Jul 2008
Jul 29, 2008
 
The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks
3.95
it was ok
I'm a pretty easy sell when it comes to books about:
1. sharks
2. The Sea
3. shipwrecks & other maritime disasters
4. non-fiction reportage

So, you'd t
...more
Jul 2008
Jul 29, 2008
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.44
really liked it
initally, I avoided this book, because it's long, and because it is part of an even longer series, and because it's fantasy fiction. I have a lot of f ...more
Oct 22, 2013
Jul 22, 2013
 
The Rule of Four
3.22
liked it
Delightfully pulpy. I enjoyed this one a lot more than the totally overrated DaVinci Code. (I mean, c'mon, she's supposed to be some kind of French co ...more
May 2008
Jun 11, 2008
 
Hollywood Causes Cancer: The Tom Green Story
3.76
liked it
My partner, knowing of my secret love of Tom Green, got this book for me on the cheap from the remaindered shelf of our local booksellers. It's always ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 22, 2007
 
Mutant Message Down Under
3.79
it was ok
Like other people on this list, I read this book when I was a teenager and believed it was true, and I was totally into it...I wish I could say that i ...more
Jan 1996
Aug 05, 2008
 
Ramona and Her Father (Ramona, #4)
4.01
it was amazing
I was a HUGE! Ramona fan when I was a kid, and this was my first and still favorite. Please, please, please do your kid a favor and get them these boo ...more
not set
Aug 05, 2008
 
Jaws
3.96
did not like it
Just because a movie is really, really, really good doesn't mean that the source material is. Actually, given how bad this book is, the film "Jaws" is ...more
not set
Nov 29, 2008
 
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
3.79
did not like it
Awful, awful, awful.
not set
Jun 04, 2009
 
Their Eyes Were Watching God
3.86
it was amazing
A beautiful, perfect thing.
Jan 2016
Jul 25, 2015
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