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One Hundred Demons
4.18
it was amazing
This book is the bomb and Lynda Barry is the bombalurina.

This book seems to be the crossroads, the point where she transformed from her perfectly inc
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Apr 30, 2013
 
A Clash of Kings  (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
4.40
really liked it
3/4 of the family is deeply involved with Game of Thrones.

(I offer this as proof: http://narrative.ly/i-made-my-16-year...)

As a sign of respect, we ha
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Dec 22, 2016
 
A Widow for One Year
3.75
Bought it at a used bookstore in Rome in need of something to read on the trip home.

I was very juiced up by the first part, but then Ruth grew up and
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Apr 12, 2014
 
Misery
3.95
it was amazing
Not the Stephen King best seller where Kathy Bates takes her sledgehammer to James Caan's foot.

(Wait, am I supposed to say SPOILER before or after? I
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Apr 30, 2013
 
Snake Pit Gets Old: Daily Diary Comics 2010 - 2012
4.21
it was amazing
I love it! My 12-year-old son loves it! My much more critical of the scene husband is on the verge of loving it.

His drawings of himself at work never
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Apr 24, 2013
 
All Quiet on the Western Front
3.93
it was amazing
Good thing no one thought to assign this to me when I was a schoolgirl, because I would've hated it, thought it was for boys and the most boring thing ...more
not set
Apr 30, 2013
 
Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey"
3.55
A pleasurable quickie for someone who enjoys all the downstairs bits.

My theory is part of what makes these upstairs / downstairs type shows so enjoyab
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Feb 19, 2013
 
Sarajevo: Survival Guide
4.62
it was amazing
This is an extraordinary document.

Picked it up on our trip to Whogoslavia in 1997.

It's a historic record, black comedy, a creative use of the guideb
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Apr 30, 2013
 
Thermae Romae I (Thermae Romae, #1-2)
3.94
it was amazing
Absolutely brilliant. I suppose one might say it gets repetitive, but I don't give a hell because for me, it never grew old.

The intensity of expressi
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Feb 07, 2013
 
The Empty Schoolhouse
3.89
Periodically I find myself trying to remember the name of this book, which I found in my elementary school's library and read several times. I can sti ...more
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Feb 10, 2016
 
Reverend Jen's Really Cool Neighborhood/Les Misrahi
4.17
it was amazing
Twin this with the Zinester's Guide to NYC and you'll have a hot ayuss visit to New York. Not all of the places mentioned will have survived, but that ...more
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Apr 30, 2013
 
Elsa's housebook: A woman's photojournal
4.00
If you run across this in a used bookstore, snap it up. Slice of life meets a peek through someone else's guestbook, with photos of all involved. This ...more
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Apr 30, 2013
 
Invisible Cities
4.19
I actually haven't read this yet, but wanted to alert fellow readers that it's been turned into an opera staged in a train station for ticketholders w ...more
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Nov 03, 2013
 
The Grapes of Wrath
3.93
it was amazing
It really is the Great American Novel. It really is. I think John Steinbeck is my favorite American author. Certainly my favorite non-living male Amer ...more
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Apr 30, 2013
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.45
it was amazing
I would never have picked this up if I hadn't tumbled into the series. And now I don't know if I could have followed the many threads of the plot if i ...more
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Dec 22, 2016
 
Ship of Fools
3.70
it was amazing
My favorite ever. Though John Steinbeck and Truman Capote may cry foul.
not set
Mar 15, 2011
 
Of Mice and Men
3.84
it was amazing
Dignity. Steinbeck always knew how to bestow it.
not set
Apr 12, 2014
 
Good-Bye, Chunky Rice
3.80
it was amazing
If you want your grinchy heart to grow three sizes today...
Mar 16, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
 
A Clockwork Orange
3.98
it was amazing
What a world, oh my droogies.
not set
Jan 19, 2014
 
Sex and Death to the Age 14
4.18
it was amazing
I love and miss you, Spalding.
not set
Mar 15, 2011
 
Nostalgia
3.69
Dennis McFarland has been one to watch ever since we became friends on the side of a Cape Cod kettle pond, and he graciously allowed my little childre ...more
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Dec 18, 2014
 
Pizzeria Kamikaze
3.98
It's interesting to note the differences (and similarities in this book - an adaptation of Kneller's Happy Campers and the film, Wristcutters: A Love ...more
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Mar 31, 2013
 
Friends With Boys
3.84
really liked it
None
not set
Mar 14, 2013
 
The Magnificent Ambersons [with Biographical Introduction]
3.75
liked it
None
Jul 26, 2015
Jul 26, 2015
 
Maakies
4.26
it was amazing
None
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Feb 01, 2015
 
Shiloh
4.10
it was amazing
None
Mar 31, 2013
Mar 03, 2013
 
O Pioneers!
3.84
really liked it
None
Apr 18, 2015
Apr 18, 2015
 
Galápagos
3.87
it was amazing
None
not set
Feb 01, 2015
 
Gemma Bovery
3.76
it was amazing
None
not set
Feb 01, 2015
 
Dungeon: Parade - Vol. 1: A Dungeon Too Many
4.03
it was amazing
None
not set
Mar 15, 2011
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