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The Lacuna
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Beth Bonini Beth Bonini said: " Has anyone read this all the way through? If so, is it worth persisting?
I started it in July, and abandoned it at the half-way point when the main character leaves Mexico for the States.
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Keats
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read in January, 2008
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Beth Bonini Beth Bonini said: " I spent about an hour today with my Keats. By age 15, Keats was an orphan -- and apprenticed to a doctor. I have a 15 year old, and we worry about her riding the train on her own! "

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Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
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This book does so many things well. It is a quiet, but chilling, dystopic thriller that just keeps tightening the screws. Realistic -- and all the more frightening for it. It completely captured my attention and I couldn't wait to read on. I'm also s ...more
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
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Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
Let's Get Lost
by Adi Alsaid (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2015
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I would give this book a weak, half-hearted three stars. It was pleasant enough, but there was something deeply meh about it. It has a good premise and I was attracted to both the title and the cover -- I actually bought it in hardback from my local ...more
Beth Bonini rated a book 3 of 5 stars
How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
How to Build a Girl
by Caitlin Moran
read in April, 2015
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I rarely use expressions like this, but I'm going to indulge myself (because Moran certainly does): This book is one Hot Mess. There's a lot of great raw material, but it desperately needed some tight editing. It was just way too repetitive . . . not ...more
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The Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara
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This travel diary has a very transitional feeling to it. It is very much about a life on the cusp of changing into something else. Of course, many who will read it are much more aware of what "Che" Guevara ultimately became (a Communist revolutionary ...more
Beth Bonini and 13 other people liked Shovelmonkey1's review of Motorcycle Diaries:
Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara
"Sometimes my job sees me heading off to the worst kind of places (chemical works and sewage plants being two prime examples), however sometimes the gods just smile down and I find myself being sent somewhere really good. Really good, like where? W..." Read more of this review »
Beth Bonini and 28 other people liked Ben Babcock's review of How to Build a Girl:
How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
"I’m not and never was an adolescent girl; I can’t understand what growing up as an adolescent girl must be like. But for a brief moment, thanks to Caitlin Moran’s writing, I felt like an adolescent girl. Beyond the humour and zaniness, it’s this r..." Read more of this review »
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
"Ship Breaker takes places in a gritty, grim future, where the divide between the rich and the poor is deeper than ever. The poor grow up like Nailer, a youth who lives in a little shack on a beach off the Gulf Coast with his abusive, drugged-up fa..." Read more of this review »
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The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
by Lois Lowry (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2013
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I've taught this book several times and it always stimulates thoughtful discussion. One of the best aspects of this dystopia is that it describes a society that wanted to be a utopia. Unintended consequences are the fly in the ointment of every proje ...more
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“She remembered one of her boyfriends asking, offhandedly, how many books she read in a year. "A few hundred," she said.
"How do you have the time?" he asked, gobsmacked.
She narrowed her eyes and considered the array of potential answers in front of her. Because I don't spend hours flipping through cable complaining there's nothing on? Because my entire Sunday is not eaten up with pre-game, in-game, and post-game talking heads? Because I do not spend every night drinking overpriced beer and engaging in dick-swinging contests with the other financirati? Because when I am waiting in line, at the gym, on the train, eating lunch, I am not complaining about the wait/staring into space/admiring myself in reflective surfaces? I am reading!
"I don't know," she said, shrugging.”
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