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The Moosewood Cookbook: Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant, Ithaca, New York
3.95
My mom's copy has been taped back together, set on fire, and covered in too many ingredients to list. That adds to the appeal for me because I know it ...more
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Dec 22, 2007
 
Salvage the Bones
3.78
I read this book in a rush, felt like I couldn't get enough of it. I was so caught up that when I looked up after reading uninterrupted for an hour or ...more
Jul 18, 2012
Jul 19, 2012
 
Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1)
4.34
I loved the father's voice in this novel. It was so real I could hear it as I read his words.

Really, I can't put it better than the numerous rave revi
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May 23, 2009
May 23, 2009
 
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008
3.84
I just don't think it's that good. The only things that have struck me so far have been the essay about Argentina's White Train and Paul Watson's miss ...more
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Jan 03, 2009
 
Kindred
4.12
This book was required reading and the only way I could get through it was to skip chunks of it in the "just keep going" mentality. I don't ever reall ...more
Jul 2008
Aug 26, 2008
 
Be Here Now
4.25
For me, this book goes through cycles. Sometimes I look through it and think it's hokie. Especially when I go back through the intro where he is talki ...more
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Dec 22, 2007
 
The Sound and the Fury
3.85
Reading this book in lit class I absolutely couldn't stand it! The story is very convoluted and writing analysis papers on Benji's "unique" perspectiv ...more
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Dec 23, 2007
 
The Rum Diary
3.83
After reading this book you will probably feel discontent, anxious to rouse yourself from the couch/bed/overstuffed chair in the library and get out i ...more
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Dec 22, 2007
 
Watchmen
4.32
My brother loaned me this graphic novel. When I read it, I was attending a Catholic, all-girls high school and people who saw it would say "you're rea ...more
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Dec 22, 2007
 
The Elephant Man
4.08
I have a soft spot for this play because I was in it (minor role, of course).

Essentially I would say the overarching theme is how humans struggle with
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Dec 23, 2007
 
Love Medicine
3.96
I loved the way the interwoven stories unfolded. Definitely eager to read the other books that follow the same characters. I wasn't sure at first but ...more
Mar 2009
Feb 22, 2009
 
The Kite Runner
4.21
Just because Hosseini's books are best sellers, don't dismiss either as formulaic fluff meant to please the masses. This book laid on the end of my ki ...more
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Dec 22, 2007
 
Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang
3.77
I really recommend this book.

You know they can't last forever. You wonder and wait for the consequence, then when they come you wish they hadn't.

I can
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Dec 23, 2007
 
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
4.08
This is just about the only case I think of where I liked the movie better than the book. Before you yell at me, let me say I have heard that makes me ...more
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Dec 22, 2007
 
I Know This Much Is True
4.14
Such a beautifully narrative. Several stories run parallel, but nothing is lost or left unfinished. I first read this book in 8th grade (five or six y ...more
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Dec 22, 2007
 
The Abhorsen Trilogy Box Set (Abhorsen, #1-3)
4.52
I read these a couple years ago. I remember liking them while I was reading them but now I don't remember very much of the story. I went through a sci ...more
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Dec 23, 2007
 
The Lovely Bones
3.73
I would have to agree with those who file this book under "worsts of all time." It was such a fad a couple years back and my friends, who couldn't sto ...more
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Aug 26, 2008
 
A Man Without a Country
4.06
It has his wit and cynicism, the latter in spades. Considering that he died soon after it was released, I think it's an interesting insight into his m ...more
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Dec 22, 2007
 
Notes from a Small Island
3.90
Quite a funny guy, no? His writing style is very engaging. I wish the book came with a map so you could follow along with his journey.
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Dec 23, 2007
 
Anna Karenina
3.99
It was long but worth it. A classic. I hear the translation pictured is the best, and yeah, it really does matter when you read it.
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Dec 22, 2007
 
Angel on the Square (Angel on the Square, #1)
3.91
The same author takes on Russia. I remember this one a little less clearly than Homeless Bird but I'd read it again.
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Dec 22, 2007
 
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
3.73
Here's the thing: when I was reading it I couldn't put it down. The second I finished it I forgot everything.
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Dec 22, 2007
 
Homeless Bird
4.02
Maybe a little juvenile but an interesting look into another world nevertheless.
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Dec 22, 2007
 
The Complete Short Stories
4.29
My personal favorite: "A Clean Well-lighted Place." Breaks my heart.
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Dec 22, 2007
 
Cat's Cradle
4.18
If nothing else, read this book for the sake of the pop culture quotes.
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Dec 22, 2007
 
Dreamcatcher
3.50
My first and last attempt at a Stephen King. It was pretty scary, though.
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Dec 30, 2007
 
Welcome to the Monkey House
4.12
I loved every story in this collection. I didn't skip a single one.
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Dec 22, 2007
 
His Dark Materials (His Dark Materials #1-3)
4.23
Favorite series. Ever. Hands down.
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Dec 22, 2007
 
Mammals
3.52
Bitterly existential. And French!
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Aug 26, 2008
 
Player Piano
3.83
The first Vonnegut I ever read.
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Dec 22, 2007
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