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Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
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What in the hell just happened? Did I really read that? Oh, my god, I did. I did read that.

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Ana is just a giant mess of a human being. She's insecure to the point of it being laughable, 'klutzy' (even though she only trips..." Read more of this review »
Boomsday by Christopher Buckley
"The main character is a Bosnia veteran, but the author clearly hasn’t bothered to do any research - she applied to Ranger school and is an Army corporal after only eighteen months, this despite the fact that the Army doesn’t allow women to become..." Read more of this review »
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The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
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Rereading this one with Ella as a good night book. She's entranced, and so am I.
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If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
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I love the lightness and compact clarity of Calvino. It's been a million years since I read this, but I remember pieces of it well, the clever absurdity of it all, and it sent me off on a Calvino marathon that lasted a couple of years.
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Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King
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I've come to expect a certain popular story-telling structure from best-seller non fiction, but this book takes a decidedly drier approach than I imagined it would. It's an honest, academically researched, meticulously laid out history.

While general...more
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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Water for Elephants
by Sara Gruen
read in April, 2009
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This was a blast to read. Super engaging, lovely in all regards. Not free of sadness, but still easy, with a linear, cinematic storyline, compelling but not particularly complex characters, and a fantastic historical setting. Altogether satisfying; t...more
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
"Reviews of “Special Topics in Calamity Physics” and the Bottle of Açaí Juice I Bought for Lunch Cleverly Masked as SAT Test Questions

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Fiasco by Thomas E. Ricks
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The first half of this book was profoundly disturbing. Stuff I already sort of half knew about the arrogance and idealist blindness of the post 9-11 Bush White House was confirmed, and much worse, more childish, more inexcusable incompetence was reve...more
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