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Dark Age Ahead
I tried to start this book last year, after her funeral. Jane was my Great Aunt. But I couldn't bring myself to turn the pages after she died. I don' ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 19, 2007
The Manual: A True Bad Boy Explains How Men Think, Date, and Mate- And What Women Can Do to Come Out on Top
I am kind of embarrassed that I liked this book, particularly since while I was reading it I was also reading the Body Myth which was all about not tr ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 13, 2009
Turning Thirty
I accidently stayed up all night reading this male alternative to chick lit, dick lit,(I think I made that genre up but it exsists we just call it fic ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 07, 2007
A Dangerous Woman
Picked this gem up at a second hand book shop in Madrid on Sunday, I read it in two days. Don't you love books like that? Where you gotta finish or yo ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 06, 2007
How I Live Now
I am a big fan of YA fiction and this little book did not disappoint. I couldnt sleep last night and reading this book did not help since once I start ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 06, 2007
Cocktails for Three
I picked this one up from my friend Dani(new to goodreads) the snippet on the cover proclaims the book to be "deliciously wicked and witty and funny" ...more
Aug 2007
Sep 01, 2007
The Awesome Girl's Guide to Dating Extraordinary Men
A few years ago I discovered Carter's 32 Candles and I couldn't go on enough about how much I loved that book to anyone who would listen. The Awesome ...more
Dec 2013
Dec 23, 2013
Oracle Night
I was given this book, and assured that I would like it. And I did! This is the first time I have read an Auster novel and I found it to be a lovely p ...more
Jul 2007
Aug 02, 2007
36 Views of Mount Fuji: On Finding Myself in Japan
I quietly finished this memoir at my office, I have no work to do but as it is Japan they won't let me leave so I sit and read...I loved this book, es ...more
Jun 2007
Jun 24, 2007
The Next Best Thing
Well, I keep reading Jennifer Weiner because every time I read one of her books, I says to myself, oh that was good. I just can't quit her for some re ...more
Jan 2013
Jan 19, 2013
Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey"
If you loved Downton Abbey, you will like this book. It's a nice little memoir by a kitchen maid who served during the 1920's. She's a thoroughly mode ...more
Aug 2012
Aug 06, 2012
The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures
I have never seen this guys shows or documentaries, or even heard of him but the title of the book caught my eye and since I had just been reading abo ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 28, 2009
32 Candles
Hot pink background, big black afro, 80's reference in the the title? This book practically leaped off the shelf into my hot little hand. This is curr ...more
Sep 2011
Sep 12, 2011
Certain Girls (Cannie Shapiro #2)
**spoiler alert** I loved Good In Bed because I like books were fat girls find me hope for the future. I had no idea there was a sequel u ...more
May 09, 2009
May 18, 2009
The Average American Male
Gawd. I cannot believe I spilled water all over this library book so now I have to buy another copy and I loathe that I have to support this hideous w ...more
Jun 30, 2011
Jul 02, 2011
Be Honest--You're Not That Into Him Either: Raise Your Standards and Reach for the Love You Deserve
I am surprised I had never heard of this little love self help gem before...But it crossed my circulation desk last week and I thought, oh this is jus ...more
Mar 04, 2009
Mar 04, 2009
We Have Met the Enemy: Self-Control in an Age of Excess
I became obsessed with this book. I have no self control, never have. And now I have various scientific and psychological theories to back up the why. ...more
Jul 21, 2011
Jul 21, 2011
Jemima Jones (Serial Chicklit)
This book was terrible. The author kept describing her as obese but she was 5'7" and weighed like 200 hundred pounds, which is fat but it's not double ...more
Aug 2010
Sep 07, 2010
Banana Bottom
This was a gift from my Jamaican father in law, the title is obviously awesome. Claude McKay is a Jamaican writer that was big in the Harlem Renaissan ...more
Dec 29, 2014
Jan 08, 2015
150 Pounds: A Novel of Waists and Measures
I am not that discriminating when it it comes to chick lit. But this book was a hot 150 pound mess. Two weight industry type bloggers meet on Oprah- o ...more
Apr 2013
Apr 04, 2013
Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body
Wow. I finished this book in tears...she lays it out bare, at times it was painful to read, seeing myself, my friends, my mother all there on Martin's ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 19, 2009
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
I couldn't find a copy in Japan so I had to wait until I got back to the U.S. Sigh, I feel like I have had to say too many goodbyes in the past month, ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 14, 2007
She's Come Undone
This was a re-read, I love Wally Lamb truly and deeply, and after reading his latest, We are Water last year I decided to re read She's Come Undone on ...more
Dec 25, 2014
Jan 08, 2015
The Body Myth: Adult Women and the Pressure to Be Perfect
Every woman and man I know should read this book. I have been quoting it to all my disordered eating friends and myself since I started reading it. I ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 13, 2009
Lust, Loathing and a Little Lip Gloss (A Sophie Katz Murder Mystery #4)
I had forgotten about Kyra Davis's murder mystery writer/murder mystery solver Sophie- half Jew half Black all San Francisco, but now that I am back i ...more
Mar 03, 2012
Mar 06, 2012
Orange Is the New Black
I LOVED the show, who wouldn't? I found Piper's Kerman's memoir even more intriguing, knowing it was true. It was also fascinating to "meet" the real ...more
Aug 30, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2)
Once I get a series in my mitts I am like a dog with a bone I can't leave alone! I just had to read this one too, and I admit I think there are some a ...more
Jun 18, 2010
Jun 18, 2010
I bought this for 99 cents on Amazon and I LIKED it. I read it in one day, it had all my favorite topics, eating disorders, fat camp and sexy time. It ...more
Sep 03, 2012
Sep 04, 2012
90-Day Geisha: My Time as a Tokyo Hostess
Well she doesn't really get 3 stars for the writing, but having lived in Japan I really enjoyed this book and whipped right through it. Chelsea goes W ...more
Jul 2013
Jun 17, 2013
The Truth About Dating
Another one of my 99 cent specials on Amazon. I would have given it four stars because I did really like it but it was a bit of a hot mess writing wis ...more
Jul 17, 2011
Jul 21, 2011
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