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The Progress of Love
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Jessica Jessica said: " I love Alice Munro. She is really, really high on my list of "people I would like to meet." Similar to the way James Baldwin is totally in tune to how certain types of people work (often the gay man, even more often the hedonists!), she has the femal ...more"

 
Cathedral
Jessica rated a book 4 of 5 stars
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read in October, 2008
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Tearoom Trade by Laud Humphreys
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The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
" Hahahahaha...I realize why I love you more and more all the time! =D "
Jessica rated a book 3 of 5 stars
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
A Million Little Pieces
by James Frey
read in August, 2009
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A little far out in some places, but a pretty good read. It's b/t 3-4 stars because I'm generous with my stars and because it kept me entertained. So the guy caught a lot of hell for making up stuff, but, to me, it was pretty believable. The addictio ...more
Jessica rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Another Country by James Baldwin
Another Country
by James Baldwin
read in July, 2009
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How does JB do it? Insightful is an extreme understatement...

Upon finishing...ahh...how Baldwin leaves your head reeling...
Jessica made a comment on Susan P~’s review of Middlesex
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
" Three stars? Seriously?? "
Jessica rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Middlesex
by Jeffrey Eugenides
read in June, 2009
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I'm beginning to think I'm too liberal with my five-star distributions. This book is my favorite of the year...possibly of all, but I'm probably biased depending on proximity of reading...if that makes sense. Nicole told me that I might be bored in t ...more
Jessica rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Girl in the Flammable Skirt by Aimee Bender
The Girl in the Flammable Skirt
by Aimee Bender (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2009
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I'm oscillating between three and four stars for this book. I like it, sure...but sometimes Aimee Bender is so over my head I'm just left thinking wtf!? I have to carefully choose a time to read these stories because they leave my head spinning with ...more
Jessica rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
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I loved this book because of it's southern flavor...and because I loved the movie! I expected and wanted more lesbian, of course, lol. There are some places that are a little unbelievable or maybe a little too much, and her writing style is occasiona ...more
Jessica rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx
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Holy shit!!! This was pretty much fertilizer for brain mush, but it was fucking interesting. Sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll bursting hedonistic seams! I can't believe I borrowed this from a student--lol. And I certainly can't believe Sixx is still alive ...more
Jessica made a comment on her review of Giovanni's Room
Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
" Philip wrote: "Oh and thank you for the reply. :)"

No need to thank--thank YOU for the suggestion! I'm always open for good suggestions. And I teach wo
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