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Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
"I was basically dared to read this, with the impeccable logic of 'How can you know it's that bad if you haven't had a chance to form your own opinion?'

What I *should have* pointed out in response to the dare would be that I know perfectly well tha..." Read more of this review »
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Does the Richness of the Few Benefit Us All? by Zygmunt Bauman
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Bolivar by Marie Arana
Bolivar: American Liberator
by Marie Arana
read in February, 2015
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When I finished, the first thing I thought was “well, that was depressing”. And the end of Bolivar's life is quite depressing. BUT. I have to admit I have said that about a number of books....so I worry it may have more to do with me than the stories ...more
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Bolivar by Marie Arana
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The General in His Labyrinth by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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The Big Test by Nicholas Lemann
"Most nonfiction books are alike in that they present their compelling arguments in the first chapter, their conclusions and recommendations in the final chapter, and everything in-between can be skimmed to get a sense of the evidence used to get f..." Read more of this review »
American Sniper by Chris Kyle
"This book is like Mack Bolan pulp, except I don't remember Mack Bolan ever effing loving what he did. It also reads like a teen dictated it to another teen, alternating between all the "great" stuff about a Michael Bay movie, the latest FPS video..." Read more of this review »
The Falling Woman by Pat Murphy
"When one of the local workers on a Yucatan archeological site breaks his ankle, the local hospital fixes him up but his mother, the cook for the archeological team, insists that the local curandera be brought in to check him out as well. This old..." Read more of this review »
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Bolivar by Marie Arana
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The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
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I think I liked this book, but I’m not really sure. I love the settings and general atmosphere and it was a page turner. BUT the thing was I kept getting confused about was going on in the story. Not the major parts but it seemed like there were a nu ...more
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Anatole France
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.”
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“I couldn't be fonder of you if you were my own son. But, well, if you lose a son, its possible to get another. There's only one Maltese Falcon. (Kasper Gutman)”
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Upton Sinclair
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”
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“My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.”
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