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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
3.96
There are books that affect me and then there are books that kill me. This falls in the latter. I cried on the couch, I cried on the bus, I cried at s ...more
Nov 12, 2008
Feb 20, 2008
 
Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
4.27
There is little that freaks me out more than the Holocaust. And I'm not belittling it at all with the phrase 'freaks me out.' Growing up in the 1970s ...more
Apr 11, 2009
Jul 29, 2008
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23
Why is it when I pick up To Kill A Mockingbird , I am instantly visited by a sensory memory: I’m walking home, leaves litter the ground, crunching un ...more
Oct 15, 2009
Mar 11, 2008
 
The Dovekeepers
4.00
There are many reasons why I wouldn’t like this book:

1. I hate feeling dumb.

2. It’s set in Ancient Israel, 70 C.E. to be exact, and the fact that I ha
...more
Dec 16, 2011
Dec 05, 2011
 
Everything Is Illuminated
3.89
Sometimes reading makes me so angry

Dammit.

I’m a freaking mess. I realize this and I accept it.

Ugh.

Why, Jonathan Safran Foer? Why? Why do you do this t
...more
Sep 13, 2009
Nov 10, 2008
 
House of Leaves
4.15
Oct 19, 2009
May 18, 2009
 
The Year of Magical Thinking
3.83
You might think of me as a cynic.

If you’re being kind, that is. I’m the one that says ’Seriously?’ when being told of some tragic event--like someone
...more
Jan 2006
Oct 24, 2007
 
Elsewhere
3.92
You know what sucks?

When you get 53 (YES, FIFTY THREE) pages into a book and realize that you've read it before. That blows.

You know what doesn't suck
...more
Feb 27, 2008
Feb 20, 2008
 
An Abundance of Katherines
3.72
Colin Singleton is not a vampire or a werewolf or a sorcerer or a punning Austin zombie. He doesn’t live in a dystopian society, he hasn’t slept with ...more
Oct 29, 2010
Oct 23, 2010
 
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
4.05


George R. R. Martin is a blowhard.


I mean that with respect, I suppose. I guess any author that got me to read over 2400 pages of his writing garners s
...more
Aug 31, 2008
Feb 09, 2008
 
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
4.27

What I remember from CCD:

• It was Tuesday nights and that meant that I missed Who’s the Boss
• All the really obnoxious cheerleaders went to my church
...more
Oct 03, 2009
Aug 29, 2009
 
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend
4.09

I am a horrible person (ME.ME.ME.ME.ME.ME). I am worse than a horrible person. I am a killer. I am worse than a killer.
I am a killer of dreams.

My dau
...more
Sep 2013
Dec 08, 2012
 
The House on Mango Street
3.51

It’s a little after 2am. I’m having the dreams.

The ones that blindside me and have that weird echo --- is or isn’t this real? Sleep isn’t going to ha
...more
Mar 04, 2010
Feb 15, 2010
 
It's Kind of a Funny Story
4.15
Young Adult books seem to have a few formulas: divorce, unrequited love, death of a parent, self-transformation, and as of late... vampires. Oh... and ...more
Apr 18, 2009
Apr 05, 2009
 
This Book Will Save Your Life
3.62
You know, most days I sit around being angry. I’m in the car, I’m doing dishes, I’m waiting at the dentist (25 minutes after my scheduled appointment ...more
Mar 02, 2009
Oct 15, 2007
 
Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time
3.83
This review’s content may be confusing, annoying, trite or downright laughable to persons not born between 1965 and 1978. Hell, it may be all of that ...more
Jan 25, 2011
Mar 11, 2008
 
Middlesex
3.95
This book has all the major players....

Incest, war, teenage girl-on-girl experimental sex, deadheads, undescended testes, and a 2 inch penis.

Yep, i
...more
Apr 13, 2008
Feb 20, 2008
 
Juliet, Naked
3.47
Why do we read? No, it’s not a rhetorical question. It’s something that I’ve been thinking about a lot the last few days. I mean, yeah.. the obvious r ...more
May 20, 2010
Oct 02, 2009
 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
4.20
There are certain nuggets… certain lines or sentiments that I stockpile when I read.. I find them on pieces of paper towels or on the back of notebook ...more
Jul 05, 2009
Jan 24, 2008
 
I Am the Messenger
4.11
Stamp it on my forehead, folks. I'm here, I'm a blubbering fool, get used to it.

I didn't have high expectations going into this novel, I'd heard it wa
...more
Apr 26, 2008
Feb 20, 2008
 
The Lovely Bones
3.73
Wow. I'm surprised that there was so much animosity towards this book (from the reviews here on Good Reads). Even if I didn't like it, I don't think I ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 23, 2008
 
Assassination Vacation
3.99
Okay, I’m totally going to ruin this book for you---major spoiler alert coming up, folks. pssst… All the Presidents mentioned in the book, DIE. I know ...more
Aug 2008
Apr 28, 2008
 
Cannery Row
3.99

I owe Mr. Steinbeck an apology. I am so shamed that I cannot even use the familiar 'John'. I have taken this beautiful story and mucked it up. I read
...more
Feb 08, 2013
Feb 08, 2013
 
Disgrace
3.82
There should be one of those button options on GR that states this review has been hidden due to hormonal, maybe not so justified, incoherent rants… c ...more
Feb 23, 2009
Jan 27, 2009
 
The House of the Seven Gables
3.42
OHMYFREAKIN'GAWD.


Why the hell did I pick this up again? Life's too short, you say? You have 200+ other books on your 'to read' shelf and this was suck
...more
Aug 17, 2009
Aug 16, 2009
 
Paper Towns
4.01


He did it again. That M***F***ker did it to me again. (I’m being nice because it’s the first line of a Young Adult book review, don’t think that I’m n
...more
Jan 16, 2011
Jun 17, 2010
 
The Monster at the End of This Book (Sesame Book)
4.46

‘Oh great,’ you’re thinking, ‘another witty endeavor where a Goodreader reflects back on a childhood favorite. Oh joy.'

Well, suck it up and deal.

A-hem
...more
not set
Mar 11, 2008
 
Bel Canto
3.90
I was only 3 when Patty Hearst showed up on TV toting a semi automatic weapon looking bewildered and stylish in a length leather belted coat. Do I re ...more
May 13, 2009
Mar 03, 2009
 
We Need to Talk About Kevin
4.05
This book scared the living crap out of me. (living crap? Really? Is there another kind? I mean, is it dead when it’s out of you? I’m sorry… not getti ...more
not set
Jan 11, 2012
 
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
3.70
Now I lay me down to sleep. I hope to hell my soul keeps. Because, if I shake off this mortal coil before I wake, I’m going to be mighty pissed that t ...more
May 18, 2012
May 18, 2012
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