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Poet's Bookshelf: Contemporary Poets On Books That Shaped Their Art
3.86
Well, that took forever. I am much too much of a bibliomaniac and librarian to read this book without looking up every single thing that anyone mentio...more
Jul 16, 2009
Mar 13, 2009
 
19
Character Studies: Encounters With the Curiously Obsessed
3.38
I enjoyed a few of these -- the book collector, magician Ricky Jay, and the obsessed mommies were my favorites. I like his writing style; it's just th...more
Jan 25, 2010
Nov 17, 2008
 
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Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips, and Secret Parts, Tinctures, Tonics, and Essences; With Examples of Their Usage Foul and Savory
3.63
This was fully entertaining. It's the kind of book I would write just to entertain myself. I love books about word-play. It doesn't hurt that this dud...more
Jan 2009
Nov 17, 2008
 
55
The Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say About Us
3.55
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Sep 27, 2011
 
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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
4.12
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Apr 20, 2009
 
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Walden
3.77
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Apr 21, 2009
 
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Assassination Vacation
4.00
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Apr 21, 2009
 
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The Partly Cloudy Patriot
3.92
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Apr 21, 2009
 
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Take the Cannoli
3.86
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Apr 21, 2009
 
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The Wordy Shipmates
3.63
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Apr 21, 2009
 
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
4.08
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Apr 21, 2009
 
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The Yale Gertrude Stein
4.32
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Apr 21, 2009
 
18
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
3.62
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Apr 21, 2009
 
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Everything I Needed to Know about Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume
3.44
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Apr 22, 2009
 
26
The Atlas of Literature
4.08
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Apr 27, 2009
 
27
The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
3.83
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Apr 27, 2009
 
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Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays
4.23
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Apr 27, 2009
 
30
Reading Rilke: Reflections on the Problems of Translation
3.98
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Apr 27, 2009
 
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A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again:  Essays and Arguments
4.28
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Apr 28, 2009
 
31
The Secret History of the English Language
3.63
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May 01, 2009
 
33
Everything Bad is Good for You
3.47
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May 05, 2009
 
34
Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive SCRABBLE Players
3.80
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May 07, 2009
 
15
For the Love of Books: 115 Celebrated Writers on the Books They Love Most
3.51
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May 07, 2009
 
35
Making the Alphabet Dance: Recreational Word Play
3.81
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May 07, 2009
 
16
Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
3.99
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May 08, 2009
 
60
Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling With D.H. Lawrence
4.05
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May 14, 2009
 
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No One May Ever Have the Same Knowledge Again: Letters to Mt. Wilson Observatory, 1915
4.64
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Jul 14, 2009
 
29
The Book Of Disquiet
4.53
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Jul 15, 2009
 
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In Defense Of Reason
4.43
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Jul 15, 2009
 
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Additional prose: A bibliography on America, Proprioception & other notes & essays (Writing, 31)
4.83
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Jul 16, 2009
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