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Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger, #1)
3.79
really liked it
If loving the Flowers In The Attic series is wrong, then I don't want to be right.
not set
Jul 06, 2008
 
My Way of Life
4.25
it was amazing
I gave this book 5 stars because 5 stars = "it was amazing". This book is so insane, it's amazing. I could write a whole new book on why this book was ...more
Oct 16, 2009
Oct 14, 2009
 
Cassette From My Ex: Stories and Soundtracks of Lost Loves
3.58
liked it
I really thought I was going to like this book more considering my love for making mix tapes. It is a compilation of cassette-tape-related memoirs fro ...more
not set
Oct 27, 2009
 
The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children
4.18
it was amazing
Confession: Typically when I read informational, self-help-y non-fiction I tend to skim through because I get bored with the writing style or the info ...more
not set
May 19, 2009
 
Lucky (Lucky Santangelo, #2)
4.08
liked it
Complete garbage...in a good way.
not set
Jul 06, 2008
 
Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes
3.97
it was amazing
Loved, loved LOVED this book. It is in the same vein as Omnivore's Dilemma or Diet For A Small Planet with a dash of Fast Food Nation. I liked this bo ...more
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Jan 14, 2009
 
KISS and Make-up
3.71
liked it
Gene, despite you being kind of an ass, I must give you credit for your impressive career. This was an interesting and fun read, if you like rock star ...more
Jun 30, 2009
Jun 28, 2009
 
The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder
3.65
it was ok
Very disappointing. The author just recycled characters and themes from the "Ya-Ya" series of books.
Sep 15, 2009
Sep 11, 2009
 
You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas
3.72
it was ok
Dear Augusten Burroughs,
I'm sorry, but it's over between us. We had a good ride, but now I think it's in my best interest to move on. We are clearly g
...more
Dec 03, 2009
Oct 25, 2009
 
Still Alice
4.30
really liked it
This was a supremely sad story of a woman with early-onset Alzheimers. The book gave me an appreciation of what the disease is like for someone who ha ...more
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Jan 07, 2010
 
Video Slut: How I Shoved Madonna Off an Olympic High Dive, Got Prince into a Pair of Tiny Purple Woolen Underpants, Ran Away from Michael Jackson's Dad, and Got a Waterfall to Flow Backward So I Could Bring Rock Videos to the Masses
3.10
liked it
Half of the chapters in this book were about specific music videos the author produced (fun!) and the other half were about the author's life before s ...more
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May 23, 2010
 
The Way I See It: A Look Back at My Life on Little House
2.59
did not like it
This book was so boring that I almost slipped into a coma while reading it and can't believe I actually finished. Missy, if you're going to write a bo ...more
Aug 02, 2010
Jun 18, 2010
 
Wishful Drinking
3.71
it was ok
Fisher begins with telling the reader that she's been undergoing electro shock therapy to erase a lot of her memories and then launches into a memoir. ...more
Feb 11, 2009
Nov 23, 2008
 
Neon Angel
3.93
did not like it
Read like an After School Special.
Jan 26, 2009
Jan 02, 2009
 
Watch You Bleed: The Saga of Guns N' Roses
3.72
really liked it
I'm unapologetically facinated by band / rock star biographies. This book DELIVERED. Although very long (over 400 pages), it gave a detailed (and dirt ...more
Oct 03, 2008
Aug 31, 2008
 
Wintergirls
3.98
liked it
So depressing but I like the way it was written.
Apr 25, 2009
Apr 01, 2009
 
Lips Unsealed: A Memoir
3.32
it was ok
Oh, how I love rock star autobiographies but Belinda's dirt wasn't dirty enough for me. I felt like her best stories went untold. I want to be HORRIFI ...more
not set
May 28, 2010
 
Downtown Owl
3.53
did not like it
I've enjoyed Klosterman's non-fiction work but I think he needs to stay FAR away from fiction. Almost every character in the book either spoke or thou ...more
Feb 09, 2009
Sep 18, 2008
 
The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green
3.51
really liked it
It took a while for me to get into this book, but once I did I couldn't put it down. The book is told from a young teenage boy's perspective who's fat ...more
Jun 05, 2010
Jan 25, 2010
 
The Help
4.45
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, in part due to my facination with Southern culture.
Mar 18, 2009
Feb 14, 2009
 
Loving Frank
3.73
liked it
I only gave this book three stars because I almost stopped reading it several times because I found the characters so unlikable. I thought the book wa ...more
Jul 30, 2008
Jul 06, 2008
 
You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation
3.79
really liked it
A fun read with a lot of behind-the-scenes info about the "Brat Pack" movies of the 80's. For me, as someone who represents the core audience of these ...more
Apr 11, 2010
Jan 25, 2010
 
My Sister's Keeper
4.06
did not like it
I know I'm in the minority, but I can't stand Jody Picoult's books. I never like any of the characters and the endings are horrible. Don't even get me ...more
not set
Jun 03, 2008
 
I am Charlotte Simmons
3.40
did not like it
Tom Wolfe was commended for his accurate portrayal of contemporary college students, but I felt that he was way off the mark. Plus, the book was painf ...more
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Jul 30, 2008
 
A Wolf at the Table
3.70
did not like it
Very disappointing. I enjoyed all of Burroughs' other books, but I found myself skimming through this one. I found it difficult to have sympathy for t ...more
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May 31, 2008
 
Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story
3.85
really liked it
Perhaps it's my love of pop culture, but I LOVED this book. Klosterman's paragraph about hearing Beyonce's "Crazy In Love" for the first time is AWESO ...more
not set
Jun 03, 2008
 
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
3.73
really liked it
You'll never look at meat or fast food the same way again. Toying with becoming a vegetarian? This will push you over the edge.
not set
Jun 28, 2008
 
Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream
4.11
liked it
I think if I had a better understanding of football I would have liked this better. Even though, it was a good read!
not set
Jun 28, 2008
 
But Enough About Me: A Jersey Girl's Unlikely Adventures Among the Absurdly Famous
3.77
it was amazing
I laughed out loud throughout the book. If I ever became famous, I would only grant interveiws with Jancey Dunn.
not set
Jun 03, 2008
 
The Baby Name Wizard: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby
4.11
really liked it
This is an interestingly organized baby name book. It even gives suggestions for brother and sister names.
not set
Jul 08, 2008
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