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Like Water for Chocolate
3.92
This book was disappointing. It felt overwrought and melodramatic.

Tita, the youngest daughter of overbearing Mama Elena, has to give up the hope of ev
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Jan 02, 2008
Nov 07, 2007
 
Xenocide (The Ender Quintet, #3)
3.73
Wow. It took me so long to finish this book after racing through the previous portion of this series. It's really too bad because Orson Scott Card's i ...more
Mar 12, 2008
Jun 18, 2007
 
Dear Diary
3.34
I was looking through the bookstore purchasing materials for my vacation (rare treat to self) when this book on display jumped out at me. Recommendati ...more
Oct 13, 2008
Sep 17, 2008
 
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
3.71
On my way back from my sister's Colorado wedding, I saw this in an airport bookstore while I was looking for a good suspense read for my airplane. I d ...more
Jun 04, 2008
Jun 02, 2008
 
The Road
3.94
I just added a star to my rating for this book.

Sometimes I do a stupid thing and rate down a book because of how it made me feel at the end. I'm angry
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Jan 2007
Jun 14, 2007
 
Black Swan Green
3.96
I wanted to like this book more. The writing is beautiful and the characters seem interesting. But I just found myself a little bored out of my gourd. ...more
Jun 05, 2008
May 10, 2007
 
Water for Elephants
4.05
Jacob Jankowski's life takes a sharp left turn when he is interrupted during one of his veterinarian classes. Both of his parents are fatalities of a ...more
Mar 18, 2008
Nov 07, 2007
 
Shopgirl
3.41
Almost everything about this book works surprisingly well. The tone and style of the narration brings the reader very effectively into the life of Mir ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 23, 2008
 
How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination
3.62
An interesting lens through which to consider what makes me different from others around me.

I feel like there is a little bit missing to create a who
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Sep 29, 2014
Sep 28, 2014
 
We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction
3.85
Nic Sheff is an addict. Though his drug of choice is meth, he also abuses alcohol, marijuana, painkillers, and heroin. In his previous memoir, Tweak, ...more
Jun 03, 2011
May 31, 2011
 
Hidden Camera
3.29
You've been invited to a special screening of a movie. You go because you have nothing better to do that night. Sitting down, nearly alone in the thea ...more
Sep 09, 2011
Aug 31, 2011
 
Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience
3.93
I got this from the library thinking "what the hell would Ricki Lake know about the birth experience?" Of course that was kind of stupid of me since s ...more
Jun 2009
Jul 08, 2009
 
The Madonnas of Echo Park
3.56
Anyone who says they love L.A. should read this book.

Told through a series of interlaced vignettes voiced by different characters, Skyhorse it paints
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Sep 16, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
 
The Family Man
3.49
Henry Archer is a gay bachelor living a solemn existence until he sends a note to his ex-wife, Denise, offering condolences for her husband's sudden d ...more
May 25, 2011
May 17, 2011
 
Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10)
3.87
A mid-level entry in the series. It isn't the worst, but it's not nearly the best.

In this one, Sookie's relationship with Eric is still going strong t
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Nov 26, 2011
Nov 15, 2011
 
What Alice Forgot
3.97
Alice falls and bumps her head at her spinning class and forgets the last ten years of her life. These past ten years seem to have been some of the mo ...more
Nov 14, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
 
Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, #9)
4.01
In the last installment of the series, Sookie met her great-grandfather Niall and found out more about her fairy heritage. Here, the plot is taken to ...more
Oct 29, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
 
The Leftovers
3.35
The Leftovers takes a look at those left behind after the sudden disappearance of a large percentage of the world’s population. Was it The Rapture or ...more
Nov 06, 2011
Sep 07, 2011
 
The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet
3.85
I really want I like this but can't quite get there. I adore the tiered system that encourages people to eat vegan more often even if they aren't read ...more
Jan 2013
Dec 26, 2013
 
Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #5)
4.07
Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls is an incredibly silly and yet enjoyable read. Imagine a PG-13 version of Scooby Doo where Daphne and Fred are in a fledgling r ...more
Sep 27, 2011
Sep 10, 2010
 
Case Histories (Jackson Brodie, #1)
3.80
Jackson Brodie is a PI who has been saddled with boring cases until he gets slammed with three cases, almost within the same week. The first is the ca ...more
Sep 09, 2011
Feb 14, 2010
 
The Stand
4.32
The Stand is a post-apocalyptic behemoth that explores the world after a rapidly moving government-created virus kills 99.4% of the population. King c ...more
Oct 24, 2011
Nov 13, 2010
 
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
3.85
This is an amazing first novel. Of course you don't have to take my word for it since it has won the Pulitzer Prize and been extremely well reviewed.

I
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Jun 17, 2008
Jun 05, 2008
 
The Unnamed
3.31
Tim Farnsworth has a unique disease. Whether it is a disease of the body or mind is unclear to the reader. I do not use the word unique lightly becaus ...more
Sep 27, 2011
Nov 13, 2010
 
The World Without Us
3.79
Alan Weisman's The World Without Us is a blend of science writing and creative writing. It is about an imagined journey into a future in which we ceas ...more
Jul 19, 2008
Jun 17, 2008
 
The Lake of Dead Languages
3.78
Twenty years ago Jane Hudson was a student at Heart Lake School for Girls. A week before her graduation, her three closest friends all died, victims o ...more
Oct 24, 2008
Oct 27, 2008
 
Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3)
3.95
Tana French gets better with each book.

Frank Mackey returns home to his poor Dublin neighborhood, Faithful Place, when his sister calls him to tell hi
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Jul 03, 2011
May 03, 2010
 
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
3.86
Miles, a doctor in the sleepy town of Mill Valley, is suprised when a number of locals visit his office with the same affliction. They complain that c ...more
May 07, 2008
Apr 28, 2008
 
Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines
3.91
Sometimes it is hard to review a book without making comparisons and I'm finding it especially hard with this title.

A month or two ago I read the same
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Apr 2008
Apr 10, 2008
 
Gods in Alabama
3.85
Gods in Alabama is not perfect, but it is its own little masterpiece, one that only reveals itself upon reflection. Only after finishing the book did ...more
Oct 25, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
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