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A Void
3.84
A girl I room with owns this book, and following our talk tonight about it at our local bar, I'm now looking into A Void. I doubt I'll go far in my tr ...more
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May 23, 2008
 
68
In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays
4.15
I would seriously love to become more idle. That is, at this moment, my highest aspiration. Right now I sort of just want to shoot myself in the throa ...more
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Oct 07, 2008
 
36
The Arcades Project
4.48
Two members of my family are currently obsessed with this book, so I think I'd better at least flip through it before I try to have dinner with both o ...more
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Feb 29, 2008
 
61
The Denial of Death
4.21
I really only want to read this if it's going to give me concrete, practical, how-to tips on denying death.
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Jul 25, 2008
 
70
The Federalist Papers
4.01
I don't know who's a bigger jackass: me, for never having so much as peeped at these, or the grownps at all the various schools I've attended, for not ...more
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Nov 27, 2008
 
60
Healing Anger: The Power of Patience from a Buddhist Perspective
4.15
Back in social work school, my buddy Anthony recommended this book to help me deal with my subway rage; he said it'd really helped him, and Anthony al ...more
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Oct 02, 2007
 
104
Moby Dick
3.41
I totally started this once and was pleasantly surprised by an engrossing beginning: homoeroticism and a punk rock character, not at all what I'd expe ...more
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Oct 08, 2007
 
71
Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny
3.84
Holy hell, I saw this woman on television tonight at the gym, now I'm fucking obsessed with her. I just absolutely love her insanely amazing glowing w ...more
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Dec 19, 2008
 
201
The Lay of the Land
3.89
I liked The Sportswriter a lot and loved Independence Day, but I'm putting The Lay of the Land aside for now. I just made it to page 60 and definitely ...more
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Nov 26, 2014
 
192
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
4.01
I do really want to read this, but I'm worried it will push me into a profound depression from which I might never return.
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Aug 02, 2014
 
114
Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock
3.74
Okay, I don't know how to do the picture thing and am resistant to learning it, but you guys still know how to click on a link, right?

I'm addicted to
...more
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Jan 04, 2012
 
194
The Magic Mountain
4.12
Zoomed up the slope of this monster like the first 300+ was nothing, then completely stalled out halfway and haven't budged an inch.

Altitude sickness?
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Oct 03, 2011
 
62
A Concise History of France
2.93
Ten seconds in Jessica time!
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Jul 28, 2008
 
19
Principles of Trauma Therapy: A Guide to Symptoms, Evaluation, and Treatment
4.18
I sat through this guy's all-day lecture on trauma earlier this year, and it was one of the most incredible experiences of my (admittedly, fairly dull ...more
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Nov 26, 2007
 
29
Mary & The Wrongs of Woman (2 in 1)
3.40
One of my clients gave this to me as a "going away present" because I am abandoning him. He also told me, when I said I was leaving, that he "wasn't s ...more
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Feb 02, 2008
 
141
Mao: A Life
3.80
This book is WAY TOO LONG. I picked it up from the library today and it's really freaking me out. I might have to put it in the closet, like how I onc ...more
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May 14, 2012
 
109
Pulse
3.60
Had never read Barnes but really liked his Hemingway story in this week's NYer....
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Jul 04, 2011
 
78
Le Ton beau de Marot: In Praise of the Music of Language
4.22
I kind of can't wait to clasp my grubby hands on this book.
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Jun 29, 2009
 
57
Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery: An Essay on Popular Culture
3.62
Has anyone on here read this? I bought it as a gift once for my former roommate who loves Oprah, but I'm not sure if she ever got around to reading it ...more
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Jun 30, 2008
 
110
Interpreter of Maladies
4.10
Now that I've read The Emperor of All Maladies I feel like I should read this. I just can't figure out why Mukherjee'd give his book such a similar ti ...more
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Sep 27, 2007
 
91
Cancer Ward
4.16
I'm just trying to regain some of the credibility I lost with all those people who saw me reading Jacqueline Susann on the subway.
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Aug 18, 2010
 
27
Muses, Madmen, and Prophets: Rethinking the History, Science, and Meaning of Auditory Hallucination
3.64
I lack trust that writers in this vein will respect people's unusual experiences and think beyond the narrow limits of psychiatry and biochemistry WIT ...more
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Jan 17, 2008
 
55
Ask the Dust
4.16
Tonight my roommate and I were discussing which boys' names we'd ever consider getting tattooed on our butts, and I said I might could do "Arturo." Sh ...more
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Jun 18, 2008
 
63
Torture and Democracy
4.10
This mother is torturously massive, and I can guarantee I'll never read the whole book, but I would like to have a look at at least some of it, becaus ...more
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Aug 03, 2008
 
23
Waiting for Godot
3.80
Okay, so I have never read this play, but a friend just sent me
THIS, which totally made my night, so now I've got to add it to my list.
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Dec 11, 2007
 
25
Essays (Everyman's Library Classics)
4.39
I'm definitely not going to read the whole thing. It's way too long. I'm just going to skip around and sample a little bit every day or so, until it h ...more
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Nov 18, 2007
 
108
The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
4.19
I am not so much "currently-reading" this as I am "storing-it-on-my-bathroom-floor," but I don't have a shelf for that yet, so....
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Apr 01, 2011
 
65
Home (Gilead, #2)
3.91
I'm there, yo. As soon as I remember how to read again....
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Sep 03, 2008
 
158
The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public
3.74
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Sep 28, 2012
 
29
At Large and at Small: Familiar Essays
4.11
None
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Jan 27, 2008
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