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"Oh my God this is turning into one of the best books I've read in years..." Mar 18, 2016 02:34PM


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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
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A good question, though I'm more baffled as to why people would freak out over a wo
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief
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recommended for: This is such a piece of steaming dog shit that I'd recommend it only to people I REALLY hate.
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Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
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The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
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Give Me Everything You Have by James Lasdun
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Changing this from 1 to 5 stars. The few relevant phrases from my original review should explain why quite easily. See below:

"...beautiful writing"

"adored...his cross country train trip, his reflections on D.H. Lawrence, his beautiful retelling of S
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Sex in the Museum by Sarah Forbes
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Automatic 5 stars because I know this author. :)

I'll write a real review when I'm done reading, but this much I know: memoirs about working at sex museums are awesome. Period.
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