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Pickford: The Woman Who Made Hollywood
4.10
While this biography has a lot of information about America’s first silver-screen sweetheart, I found it lacking in many ways. For one thing, it seems ...more
Jun 20, 2013
May 23, 2013
 
Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World
3.79
Walter Lord no longer has the definitive work on the Titanic. This goes above and beyond just the voyage of the doomed ocean liner into the world and ...more
Jan 07, 2013
Jan 05, 2013
 
My Autobiography
4.19
This was a very illuminating and heartfelt memoir. It talks about the early years of Hollywood, why he held out making a talking picture for so long, ...more
Jun 07, 2012
May 26, 2012
 
The Last of the Wine
4.09
Mary Renault is a master of the ancient world and really knows what she’s doing. I just loved her trilogy on Alexander the Great and was enthusiastic ...more
Jun 23, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
 
Lost in the City
4.04
This is one of the most realistic books I think I've ever read. I think some people might find it disappointing because we, as readers, have certain e ...more
Apr 25, 2012
Apr 04, 2012
 
Against the Tide
3.93
I was going to give this novel 3 stars, because really, for a piece of historical fictions, there wasn't enough historical detail that it couldn't hav ...more
Aug 10, 2013
Sep 28, 2012
 
Auraria
3.75
“Holtzclaw hadn’t heard of Auraria until his employer sent him to destroy it,” the novel begins. There are strange things that happen in Auraria, a to ...more
Apr 16, 2012
Mar 11, 2012
 
The Virgin Blue
3.63
This novel is a historical romance interwoven with a family mystery. The narration alternates between the story of Isabelle “La Rousse” Moulin in 1600 ...more
Feb 26, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
 
Austenland (Austenland, #1)
3.49
I think it's a charming idea for Austen fans to have a place to go to immerse themselves in their favorite book, but the writing is just terrible. One ...more
Mar 30, 2014
Mar 26, 2014
 
On Writing Horror: A Handbook by the Horror Writers Association
3.89
This is a pretty good starting point, but if you know some of the basics of writing, it might not help too much. It's more basic ideas, like how to cr ...more
May 2012
Apr 30, 2012
 
The Murder of King Tut
3.35
I would not call this nonfiction. Historical fiction, yes, and entertaining, but not complete fact. It's interesting to see his perspective and how he ...more
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Jul 30, 2011
 
Prince Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles #11)
3.90
This is the book I've been waiting for. It's like revisiting old friends, tying up loose ends. We meet new characters and find out what happened to ol ...more
Nov 02, 2014
Oct 28, 2014
 
Hollywood the Glamour Years: 1919-1941
2.00
I feel like this is more of an overview of Hollywood than anything else. There's some good information in it, a few good pictures, but overall, most o ...more
Aug 06, 2013
Dec 25, 2012
 
The Harlequin (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #15)
3.89
The few preceding books focused more on raunch and less on plot, but this one has a good balance of both.
not set
Jul 30, 2011
 
Exquisite Corpse
3.79
This is one of my favorite books. It's haunting and I love the atmosphere.
not set
Jul 30, 2011
 
Last Exit to Brooklyn (Bloomsbury Classic Reads)
3.95
It's style is interesting, but non of the characters are really likable or even sympathetic.
Apr 2011
Jul 30, 2011
 
The Metamorphosis
3.73
There wasn't a whole lot going on and insects really aren't my thing. Well written, though.
Feb 2011
Jul 30, 2011
 
Briefly Knocked Unconscious by a Low-Flying Duck: Stories from 2nd Story
4.26
This book has essays from a wide variety of people and thus has a large variety of topics and voices. Originally told orally, they go by quickly, but ...more
May 08, 2013
Nov 27, 2012
 
Satan Speaks!
3.92
Very interesting and insightful. In this collection of short essays, we are able to venture further into the mind of a genius.
Jan 2009
Jul 30, 2011
 
Water for Elephants
4.05
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May 2011
Jul 30, 2011
 
Paint It Black: A Guide to Gothic Homemaking
4.08
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Jul 30, 2011
 
What Is Goth?
4.13
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Jul 30, 2011
 
A Clockwork Orange
3.95
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Aug 31, 2011
 
Summa Theologica, 5 Vols
4.02
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Aug 27, 2012
 
The Complete Stories and Poems
4.36
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Apr 27, 2012
 
The Walking Dead, Vol. 01: Days Gone Bye
4.31
None
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Jul 30, 2011
 
Sensual Phrase, Vol. 15
4.26
None
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Feb 14, 2012
 
Sensual Phrase, Vol. 17
4.28
None
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Feb 14, 2012
 
Sensual Phrase, Vol. 18
4.33
None
not set
Feb 14, 2012
 
Sensual Phrase, Vol. 16
4.31
None
not set
Feb 14, 2012
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