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We Have Always Lived in the Castle
4.04
really liked it
You know Shirley Jackson from reading her haunting short story, "The Lottery" in high school. I've never read anything of hers other than that, and I ...more
Oct 08, 2013
Aug 07, 2007
 
A Moveable Feast
4.04
really liked it
I'm drinking too much white wine and daydreaming about being poor and happy as a result. More enduring is the desire and new-found determination to re ...more
Sep 05, 2011
Jun 08, 2007
 
Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting
3.95
it was amazing
Loved every ounce of this book. Not only was it culturally educational, but it made me stop and think deeply about some things I hadn't considered. It ...more
Mar 2012
Jun 07, 2012
 
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1)
4.04
liked it
started last night, half way through due to a sick day. poor throat, happy imagination. have to get back!

well, i finished this book. i am amazed by a
...more
Jun 23, 2008
Apr 10, 2008
 
Mansfield Park
3.84
really liked it
This is my favorite of Austen's novels. Fanny Price has become entirely famous, but the novel remains Austen's most unpopular.

Fanny begins a life of p
...more
Jan 1999
Jun 06, 2007
 
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
3.89
it was amazing
Every person trying to eek out any kind of creative life for themselves would benefit from this book.

It challenged a few stale, unhelpful mental and
...more
May 14, 2016
Mar 10, 2016
 
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby
3.75
really liked it
I love this book, taken with a grain of salt - as you take ALL books about babies. Helpful talk about respecting the baby as well as sleep training. N ...more
Jan 2010
Jun 07, 2012
 
The Picture of Dorian Gray
4.06
really liked it
Does it count to have listened to it on tape? :)

I love and respect Oscar Wilde immensely. Everything he writes is so delightfully naughty. This is th
...more
Jun 2006
Jun 06, 2007
 
California
3.22
it was ok
An ambitious plot-driven first attempt that was easy to read and somewhat interesting at times. The author seemed to want to write a character-driven ...more
Jan 04, 2017
Jan 02, 2017
 
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
3.61
really liked it
Oddly riveting, entertaining, and deeply thought provoking. I loved how she poked fun at herself while still conveying a provocative message. Highly r ...more
Jul 23, 2015
Jul 23, 2015
 
The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex/Oedipus at Colonus/Antigone (The Theban Plays, #1–3)
3.96
it was amazing
these plays always take me back to my first class at simpson. i once wore a grey tweed skirt and a wine colored sweater to hear melora giardetti lecut ...more
Oct 1999
Jun 15, 2007
 
The Magician's Assistant
3.64
liked it
This was my first Ann Patchett fiction, and though it was a very enjoyable reading experience, and obviously she's talented, I feel kind of 'meh' abou ...more
Sep 27, 2016
Jul 05, 2016
 
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
3.94
liked it
When I think of this book, I think of the demon mother Jeanette finally has the freedom to write about. Shocking in many ways, one cannot help but tur ...more
Aug 31, 2013
Jul 14, 2013
 
What to Expect When You're Expecting
3.75
liked it
A good, simple manual. Def want it around for reference, or just use the internet. Lots of women HATE this book, but meh. It is just fine.
not set
Jun 07, 2012
 
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
4.15
it was amazing
I think there should be a separate star system for raiting children's fiction b/c it's just on it's own scale.

I stole this (and two.5 chocolate cookie
...more
Apr 09, 2008
Apr 10, 2008
 
The Awakening
3.63
really liked it
Chopin is massively under-recognized for this great piece. Though used as the megaphone for feminism, I think Chopin is much more far-reaching than th ...more
Jan 2006
Jun 06, 2007
 
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
3.46
it was ok
Not my favorite, great character development, but found myself not caring very much.
Sep 12, 2016
Sep 12, 2016
 
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
4.18
liked it
OMG, I am finally done with this book!!! I really enjoyed most of it, but was able to put it away for large chunks of time and not really care - which ...more
Aug 13, 2008
Apr 15, 2008
 
Flight Behavior
3.75
did not like it
Made myself read it, but it just wasn't that interesting. Felt contrived and scenes drawn out that were boring.
not set
Jul 19, 2015
 
Nejma
4.06
it was amazing
I've never read anything like 'Nejma' It's so good.
not set
Aug 04, 2015
 
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn:  The Complete Guide
4.17
really liked it
Easy read, very helpful. Much better than "What to expect"
not set
Jun 07, 2012
 
Les Misérables
4.14
really liked it
Wish to god that I could finish this, but of course I know the plot well from other sources. That being said, the theme of ambition and ultimate sacri ...more
not set
Jun 06, 2007
 
The Grapes of Wrath
3.93
really liked it
The Grapes of Wrath did exactly as it was intended. It opened my eyes to a country before I existed--and gave me so many reasons as to why that countr ...more
Jan 2005
Jun 06, 2007
 
Anna Karenina
4.02
really liked it
I remember loving this book...and I think I was 19 when I read it. Sadly, this novel if often only remembered for it's tragic end, but the indelible l ...more
Jan 1999
Jun 13, 2007
 
The Importance of Being Earnest
4.17
it was amazing
I seriously love this play. Oscar Wilde is at his best with sarcasm, subtle dry humor, and drippy satire. I have read this a couple of times because m ...more
not set
Jun 08, 2007
 
The Stand
4.34
liked it
My first foray into Stephen King!

I can almost taste his characters, they are so fully and complexly developed. I feel like I know some of those charac
...more
Jul 11, 2016
Mar 10, 2016
 
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
4.53
it was ok
Meh.
not set
May 29, 2014
 
Artful
4.00
it was ok
Though notably cerebral, I can't decide if the book is obtuse or just ill-timed to my current personal literary inklings. Either way, I found it irrel ...more
Sep 29, 2013
Sep 05, 2013
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.24
liked it
I remember this being one of my favorite novels of the Victorian Era--until I read Jane Eyre...but that was all in HS. I still think P&P is irrepl ...more
Jan 1996
Jun 06, 2007
 
A Midsummer Night's Dream
3.94
really liked it
My favorite character by far in this play is Helena, the one left behind by Demetrius. She is so painfully desperate, comical, and drippy with clever ...more
not set
Jun 08, 2007
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