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Valley of the Dolls
3.70
it was amazing
Those who know me will recognize the startling similarities between my life and one of the main characters - she's a small town girl who moves to NYC ...more
Jan 1998
Feb 29, 2008
 
The Worst Person in the World: And 202 Strong Contenders
3.60
it was ok
Despite my massive love and devotion to Keith I got bored with this book. The majority of it was transcripts of his Worst Person in the World segment. ...more
Dec 2007
Feb 15, 2008
 
Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike, #3)
4.21
it was amazing
I've listened to the first two books in this series on audiobook. I read a paper copy this time and it was a little difficult to read all of the stuff ...more
Jan 17, 2016
Dec 17, 2015
 
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
3.88
really liked it
I'm not a Sleater-Kinney fan so I don't know a lot about Carrie outside of Portlandia. I was pleasantly surprised by her writing skills. The beginning ...more
Jul 10, 2016
Nov 28, 2015
 
A Challenge For The Actor
4.19
liked it
Even though I haven't been acting for years sometimes I'll do some of these exercises when I'm bored and I'm waiting for someone. They're all about go ...more
not set
Feb 28, 2008
 
SeinLanguage
3.63
it was ok
When will I learn that reading a comedian's jokes is never as funny as hearing them performed. Even though I imagine their voice and timing, the writt ...more
not set
Feb 29, 2008
 
Food: A Love Story
3.68
it was amazing
You must do the audiobook for this! I cannot get enough of Jim Gaffigan's voice. It takes things from hilarious to uber hilarious.
Aug 23, 2016
Nov 24, 2014
 
Water for Elephants
4.07
it was amazing
I loved the old-timey circus photos between each chapter. And I learned so much about the circus - it was so fascinating.
Jul 22, 2008
Jul 10, 2008
 
Rickles' Book: A Memoir
3.71
really liked it
I love old-timey comedians. I believe that if I was alive in the vaudeville era I would have been one of them.
Dec 2007
Feb 15, 2008
 
And I Don't Want to Live This Life: A Mother's Story of Her Daughter's Murder
4.05
it was amazing
I'm totally not into punk music and still this book was absolutely fascinating. I almost had to stop reading it in the beginning because Nancy's behav ...more
May 17, 2010
May 12, 2010
 
The Redbreast (Harry Hole, #3)
3.94
liked it
This was voted best Norwegian crime novel ever written. If by "best" they mean "most confusing" then I agree. I think it lost a lot in the translation ...more
not set
Nov 06, 2012
 
Naptime Is the New Happy Hour: And Other Ways Toddlers Turn Your Life Upside Down
3.73
liked it
**spoiler alert** I found out right as I started reading this book that the author had to go into rehab because she had a drinking problem. So althoug ...more
not set
Mar 26, 2012
 
It Happened on Washington Square
4.20
it was amazing
It occurs to me that for some reason I only read 2/3 of this book. I probably got a bunch of library books in and since I own this I had to take a bre ...more
Oct 06, 2008
Feb 28, 2008
 
Spooky Little Girl
3.69
it was ok
She should stick to writing non-fiction tales of her own life because those books are amazing & wonderful. This book was just barely good enough t ...more
not set
Aug 24, 2011
 
On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep
3.57
liked it
Maybe it's because i'm so sleep deprived but I found this book to be kinda confusing. I'm trying to do what he recommends so perhaps I won't be so sle ...more
not set
Feb 10, 2011
 
The Remains of the Day
4.10
really liked it
I took this book on vacation only to pull it out at the airport, read the first page and realize that I already read it. Thank goodness for Hudson New ...more
not set
Oct 30, 2009
 
The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn't--and Put Ourselves in Greater Danger
3.95
it was amazing
I cannot recommend this book enough. I've been quoting it non-stop since the moment I started reading it. I thought that it was just going to be sayin ...more
Sep 2008
Sep 16, 2008
 
Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth
3.72
liked it
This book was funny and a super quick read but it made me a little sad knowing that while everything in the book is so happy for Jenny she ends up get ...more
Jul 23, 2010
Jul 24, 2010
 
The Better World Shopping Guide--Revised Edition: Every Dollar Makes a Difference
4.24
it was amazing
This book is my bible. It grades companies from A to F on their social and environmental responsibility. It gives brands in all different categories: ...more
Oct 2008
Nov 24, 2008
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.11
it was amazing
I had a hard time getting into this book but I'm really glad that I stuck with it. I probably wouldn't have had I not heard so many people rave about ...more
Sep 27, 2009
Sep 16, 2009
 
The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao
3.89
it was ok
I do not have enough knowledge of Spanish/time to look up translations that I think are required for this book to really make sense. There was so much ...more
Mar 21, 2009
Mar 06, 2009
 
Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire
3.40
did not like it
I really liked this at first but the more I read the more I disliked it. I can't exactly put my finger on why. I think that I had high expectations be ...more
Nov 10, 2009
Nov 11, 2009
 
Dexter by Design (Dexter, #4)
3.72
really liked it
Reading this has me so excited for the next season of the show. I thought that the story was as good as the TV story lines. It started off really dark ...more
Sep 14, 2010
Sep 08, 2010
 
A Wolf at the Table: A Memoir of My Father
3.70
did not like it
This book is a combination of a bad one-person show and listening in on a dull therapy session. (at least the first few chapters, I didn't make it ver ...more
not set
Feb 25, 2008
 
Ali in Wonderland
3.43
it was amazing
I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book. Ali has led a fascinating life and it way more than former In Living Color cast mate and Mrs Stephanopol ...more
not set
Apr 17, 2012
 
The Nobodies Album
3.63
really liked it
I'm not a huge fan of short stories. This book was a complete novel but it was about an author and a lot of the book was her revisiting old novels and ...more
May 24, 2010
Apr 21, 2010
 
Flaggermusmannen (Harry Hole, #1)
3.57
it was amazing
This was super good. I'm surprised no one has made a movie of it. Since I've read a books few later in the series it's good to go back and start from ...more
Mar 21, 2014
Mar 11, 2014
 
Think Like a Freak
3.82
it was amazing
This was super interesting. And it has me totally stoked to get my self-driving car! I hope they're available by the time Logan learns to drive (and I ...more
not set
Nov 14, 2014
 
Furniture Makeovers: Simple Techniques for Transforming Furniture with Paint, Stains, Paper, Stencils, and More
3.79
really liked it
I wish I had a garage or a yard. Think it's pretty unsafe to so any major furniture makeovers in a tw0-bedroom apartment. But it did give me some good ...more
not set
May 30, 2013
 
Freedom
3.72
it was amazing
I was really looking forward to this book and it did not disappoint. My only criticism with the book was all the cat bashing - what's so great about b ...more
not set
Nov 02, 2010
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