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How Should a Person Be?
3.17
I really dislike this book. To be honest, the best word to describe my dislike for this book is "petty". A quarter of the way through I started to res...more
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Jun 20, 2012
 
This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike.
3.62
This book is like an onion. You peel one layer of nonsense and your reward is another layer of nonsense. And then if you peel that one.... Well, you g...more
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May 01, 2012
 
The Year of the Gadfly
3.53
It's odd to recommend a book even though I didn't like it myself. But that's basically the case with "The Year of the Gadfly". If you read the synopsi...more
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Jun 03, 2012
 
The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King—the Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea
4.23
There's a wonderful enthusiasm to Walter Borneman's accounting of these four incredible naval figures, and that was the most enjoyable part of this ex...more
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May 03, 2012
 
Cleaning Nabokov's House
3.30
I feel like Leslie Daniels is a much better writer than the book that she actually wrote, if that makes any sense at all. She has a wonderful, literar...more
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May 13, 2012
 
The Girl in the Flammable Skirt
3.94
"The Girl in the Flammable Skirt" is Aimee Benders highly (highly) whimsical collection of short stories. In one of Aimee's stories a man evolves back...more
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Feb 16, 2012
 
Ilustrado
3.37
This is such a hard book to review...

First of all, it's really ambitious and I think ambition should be rewarded. None of the problems I had with the...more
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Feb 12, 2012
 
The Danish Girl
3.63
I enjoyed The Danish Girl. And I think the writing was very consistently good. David Ebershoff is wonderfully descriptive and clever, even when talkin...more
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Jan 29, 2012
 
The Great Lover
3.11
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Nov 27, 2011
 
In The Neighborhood: The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time
3.64
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Feb 09, 2012
 
Mary and O'Neil: A Novel in Stories
3.88
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Jan 20, 2012
 
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
4.05
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Feb 09, 2012
 
The Undertow
3.37
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May 19, 2012
 
A Ticket to the Circus: A Memoir
3.45
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May 26, 2012
 
The Whole World
3.07
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Nov 26, 2011
 
Commuters
3.30
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Oct 31, 2011
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