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Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World
Congratulations, Rita Golden Gelman! You are the first author who has made me turn to the back cover while reading and repeatedly flick your author ph ...more
Jun 18, 2012
Jun 12, 2012
Mutant Message Down Under
Read for book club. This may very well be the worst book I've ever read. It is ridiculous and made me angry on many levels.

*UPDATE! I just learned tha
Aug 10, 2010
Aug 10, 2010
French Milk
I had seen this book in a store, and then got my library to order it for me (and add it to their collection)! How cool is that? I'm glad I didn't buy ...more
Jan 08, 2010
Jan 06, 2010
The Sun Also Rises
Wow, this book was a dud. A handful of people traipse through France and Spain -- no, wait, they don't traipse, they more sort of slog, it's so dull a ...more
Nov 2011
Nov 08, 2011
Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary
I liked this book alright. I wasn't sure whether the drawings were purposefully subpar because they were supposedly drawn by a high-schooler, or just ...more
Jun 21, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
Mao-chan 1
I'm just going to label this as "read" and "never finished reading it, oh well", and keep it on my kitchen table to pick up over the breakfast cereal ...more
Jun 2010
May 11, 2010
The Time Paradox: The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life
This book was pretty good, though it didn't have the tone I was expecting, like HOW to adjust your "time zone" if you feel you are a bit off. Personal ...more
Dec 06, 2009
Dec 02, 2009
The Middle Place
Kelly Corrigan is a spoiled brat. She thinks the world revolves around her, and wants us all to agree about this and nod in approval of everything she ...more
Apr 2009
Apr 16, 2009
Quick Weekend Quilts
Ha ha ha! I found this book to be really amusing because of the included Weekend Planner sections for each project, where she tells you how to break u ...more
Nov 02, 2014
Nov 02, 2014
This was a strange story, sort of about comics, and sort of telling its own story. Maybe. I actually was really confused most of the time. I don't do ...more
Jun 24, 2013
Jun 25, 2013
Madame Bovary
**spoiler alert** OK, I think I was supposed to read this in high school or did read it in high school, I can't remember -- but anyhow, somehow it got ...more
Mar 09, 2010
Mar 09, 2010
Kiss and Tell: A Romantic Résumé, Ages 0 to 22
I got this out of the graphic novel section of the library, because it looked like an interesting autobiographical comic. Well, I didn't like it. I'll ...more
Jul 23, 2011
Jul 24, 2011
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
**spoiler alert** This book started out doubtful, got great, had a crazy convenient plot twist, and sort of got back to good again.

At first I doubted
Jul 2009
Jun 29, 2009
I really liked this book! The drawings were great, and I like the way she captured various emotions and scenes. Funny and thoughtful. Of course I have ...more
Jun 08, 2013
Jun 05, 2013
Water for Elephants
Next book for the book club. I was able to read this book pretty quickly, because it does have a style of "can't put it down." However, towards the en ...more
Feb 24, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
Anne of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables, #6)
Well, I read this one, and I don't think I can really bear to read any more of them. The House of Dreams had me doubting already, but this one put me ...more
Mar 2012
Apr 01, 2012
Patchwork Style: 35 Simple Projects for a Cozy and Colorful Life
What a strange little book! I probably wouldn't make the majority of these projects, HOWEVER, this book had some GREAT DIAGRAMS!! It showed techniques ...more
Nov 10, 2014
Nov 02, 2014
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
This book club book was engaging for roughly the first half, then sort of fell apart for me. But still, it gets you thinking about going outdoors more ...more
Jun 10, 2010
Jun 02, 2010
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
**spoiler alert** First, the positive aspect of the book: the author does a good job of describing the emotions of being dumped. She was good at crush ...more
Jul 08, 2009
Jun 29, 2009
I Was Told There'd Be Cake
This was a pretty good book -- 2.75 stars. After the first few essays, I was digging it, thought it was funny, and wanted to keep reading. After a few ...more
Dec 15, 2010
Dec 02, 2010
The Hornet's Nest
**spoiler alert** What a disappointment!!! I wasn't expecting great things from this book, but it was next up for the book club so I was obligated to ...more
Apr 29, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
Husband-Coached Childbirth: The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth
Took out of the library because Bradley method has been recommended by friends, I want to learn more, but don't have the time or money for the 12-week ...more
Oct 2010
Sep 29, 2010
The Boston Girl
I enjoyed this story of a Jewish teen growing up in early-20th-century Boston. I saw it on the "Lucky Day" shelf at the library (books that have a mas ...more
Apr 11, 2015
Mar 27, 2015
The Art of Racing in the Rain
My mom had given this to me, saying it was really good. I would say it was pretty good. I read the whole thing (over 300 pages) in 2.5 days, so it mus ...more
Jun 21, 2010
Jun 02, 2010
Artichoke Tales
I will admit, I had no idea what was going on in this book, but I liked it! The story has a lot of jumping around in the past and present (I think), a ...more
Jun 22, 2013
Jun 22, 2013
OK, we've all read Frankenstein, and somehow I got roped into choosing it for book club -- when it was MY pick this month! I just didn't have the ener ...more
Nov 2010
Dec 02, 2010
I had to return this to the library, but I did get a chance to try a couple recipes. It was funny, when I first opened it and looked at all the nice, ...more
Feb 2013
Feb 21, 2013
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
I really liked this book! I thought the woman was a complete idiot in the beginning, but by the end, she seemed to have learned a lot. Also, she is a ...more
May 08, 2013
May 10, 2013
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
This is the fascinating, TRUE story of the building of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, interlaced with the murders of a creepy serial killer who went t ...more
Aug 16, 2009
Jul 27, 2009
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Finally I like a book club book! This is really well-written as far as the author convincing you that his first-person story is that of an autistic ki ...more
Jun 12, 2009
Jun 03, 2009
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