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Joseph rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Scientology by L. Ron Hubbard
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lame.

the book is completely condescending. at one point i recall the author stating something to the effect of: "if you don't understand anything in this book, reread it until you understand it." it's also got a glossary in the back which is strange...more
Joseph rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra by Daisaku Ikeda
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Joseph rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Adult Children of Alcoholics by Janet Geringer Woititz
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i can understand why people like this book.

it was informative, but a bit simple. the author used "you" quite frequently which was a bit condescending. i did like how she was able to break things down into categories. some of the clinical examples we...more
Joseph rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
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this book has resonated with me. I normally don't ever have to put a book down because it's too intense. this one I had to put down. eventually, though, I finished it. I've since become much more cognizant of what I eat and how the capitalist system...more
Two Tears in a Bucket by Traci Bee
" This was an awful book. The writing was terrible, and everyone talked in slang, which made them all sound uneducated. Beyond that there was no point to this story, it was just drama after drama. There was nothing redeeming about the characters tha... " Read more of this review »
Two Tears in a Bucket by Traci Bee
" As an avid reader of ALL genres, I must say that Two Tears in a Bucket is a definite MUST READ! From beginning to end, I was immersed in the world of the characters to the point that I thought of them when I wasn't even reading, as if they were ol... " Read more of this review »
Joseph rated a book 5 of 5 stars
unSweetined by Jodie Sweetin
unSweetined
by Jodie Sweetin
read in December, 2013
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ok, so when i found out that girlfriend had a memoir i *had* to read it.
naturally, it's kinda only partially written by her, because she's all important but whatev. the damned thing flowed so nicely i couldn't put it down.
i love stories of people w...more
Joseph rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Exposed by Jane Velez-Mitchell
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I was riveted by the trial ... Jodi, her sociopathic traits, her sexualized-victim bs, and the tête-à-tête with the prosecution. holy shiz, it was great. the book was good, too. but I swear that there were a few grammar mistakes and some strange slop...more
Joseph rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Dracula by Bram Stoker
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an excellent book. honestly, the only reason I read it was to get the 'real deal' behind what these preteen harlequins are about. there were several scenes that were fascinating ... bordering on erotic. I loved the way the Slovaks and gypsies were de...more
Joseph rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Heart of Darkness and the Congo Diary by Joseph Conrad
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excellent prose.
as i was reading the story i kept thinking, man, this author has worked a 'craft.'
the story itself was pretty simple. however, i'm sure some snob would probably deconstruct it to the max. short, it was about some dude who recounted...more
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