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She Walks These Hills (Ballad, #3)
4.07
it was amazing
I'll admit to having been disappointed when McCrumb segued into her NASCAR books, but understand the desire to evolve. Of her many ballad books I love ...more
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Jan 06, 2008
 
The Bonfire of the Vanities
3.81
really liked it
I suppose I'll date myself by posting this part, but I remember taking the subway into Manhattan and looking up and seeing just about everyone reading ...more
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Jan 06, 2008
 
The Serpent Garden
3.94
it was amazing
Merkle Riley's books can be hit or miss, but what generally works are her concepts and her incredible eye to historical detail- this has both. Her mag ...more
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Jan 06, 2008
 
Bright Lights, Big City
3.74
really liked it
Another book that for me at least set the pace for all of the wannabes that followed suit. Would I love it as much now as I did then? Doubtful, but fo ...more
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Jan 06, 2008
 
Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine
3.77
really liked it
As a history buff and pretty much a die-hard fan of all things Wonder Woman, I loved the backstory of the creation of the heroine as much as the alleg ...more
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Sep 22, 2016
 
1,000 Artist Journal Pages: Personal Pages and Inspirations
4.02
it was amazing
This was the book that finally fed my obsession with art journals. A wonderful collection of creative efforts from artists with different style and ap ...more
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Sep 22, 2016
 
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
3.97
it was amazing
A true jewel of a book. I ignored the hype and read it after things settled down a bit. Cantankerous main character and incredibly complex relationshi ...more
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Sep 21, 2016
 
Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1)
3.91
it was amazing
Just loved this book. While some of the series are uneven, this one allowed us to become part of the magical Three Pines and get to know some complex ...more
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Sep 19, 2016
 
Questions About Angels
4.21
it was amazing
I had the pleasure of studying with Billy some years back and this remains one of my favorite of his collections. Such sweet, yearning language disgui ...more
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Sep 22, 2016
 
The Courage To Start: A Guide To Running for Your Life
4.01
it was amazing
I'm not a runner, though I dream of being one. In fact I'm fairly klutzy and mostly uncoordinated and know that if I ran the pavement of NYC would do ...more
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Jan 09, 2008
 
The House of the Spirits
4.20
it was amazing
Before it became incredibly chic to write interwoven tales of magic realism and family sagas, Allende was deftly weaving her own histories while inclu ...more
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Jan 09, 2008
 
The Little Prince
4.28
it was amazing
Ah, The Little Prince. It's hard not to think of the story of The Little Prince without wondering where Exupery might have ended up. Sort of like Davi ...more
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Jan 09, 2008
 
Slab Rat
3.27
really liked it
I can't even imagine the tremendous pressure of being the famous offspring of a famous author, but Ted Heller has a wicked and black sense of humor in ...more
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Jan 09, 2008
 
Animal Husbandry
3.30
really liked it
You know I read this book a thousand years ago (give or take a decade) but it was one of the first chick lit books and it is still one that doesn't ta ...more
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Jan 06, 2008
 
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
4.08
it was amazing
what always amazes me about truly brilliant sci/fi is not the fact that I feel like an uber-geek reading it, but the sheer prescientness (I know, I kn ...more
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Jan 11, 2008
 
And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails
3.98
it was amazing
Hmmm. I don't think the fact that I like Wayne Curtis as a person colored the fact that I loved his book. For me it was the incredible detail that mad ...more
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Jan 09, 2008
 
Turtle Moon
3.80
really liked it
There was a point where I read all of Hoffman's books, before the heavy push to commercialism. This book has all of Hoffman's best elements without an ...more
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Jan 06, 2008
 
Jennifer Government
3.65
really liked it
I feel such love for Max Barry that it's embarrassing. Gotta love a book that can make me take a good hard look at myself and my chosen profession (ma ...more
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Jan 09, 2008
 
Slaughterhouse-Five
4.05
it was amazing
A masterpiece. I went through an intense Vonnegut phase in my late teens, it was cured however, when I met the man himself. That said, Vonnegut had a ...more
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Jan 09, 2008
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.25
it was amazing
Oh goodness, this is a before and after book isn't it? Before you realize how complicated things can get and have no idea that you can possibly lose y ...more
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Jan 09, 2008
 
The Gun Seller
3.69
really liked it
Another one that I read quite some time ago. Before I knew Laurie as House or even as one of his Brit comedic incarnations, I knew him as the author o ...more
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Jan 09, 2008
 
On the Road
3.64
it was amazing
I think that like much in life, timing is everything. Depending on where you are in your life this book can become your holy grail or just another att ...more
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Jan 06, 2008
 
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes
3.98
it was amazing
I never read this in high school or college, but rather as an adult trying to remember the details and who's who of ancient mythology. A great primer ...more
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Jan 06, 2008
 
The Dharma Bums
3.94
really liked it
I always preferred the grittiness and kinetic pace of this book to the other Beats- Neal Cassady aside of course...
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Jan 09, 2008
 
Rhinoceros / The Chairs / The Lesson
4.00
it was amazing
One of my all time favorites. If everyone jumped off the Empire State Building/became a rhinoceros- would you?
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Jan 06, 2008
 
Tiger Eyes
3.86
liked it
Does it make me incredibly shallow to love this book because the title is one of my nicknames? I thought so.
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Jan 09, 2008
 
Coyote Blue
3.75
really liked it
Brilliant and irreverent, much better because it was before he became mainstream-ish.
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Jan 06, 2008
 
One Hundred Years of Solitude
4.04
it was amazing
best pay off ever.
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Jan 06, 2008
 
Horoscopes for the Dead
4.04
None
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Sep 22, 2016
 
A Fatal Grace (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #2)
4.11
None
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Sep 19, 2016
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