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Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture
3.73
did not like it
I hate this book. I don't know if I'm just not the target audience but I find all the main characters completely self absorbed and pretentious, which ...more
Jun 09, 2009
Jun 03, 2009
 
The Source
4.30
liked it
Both of my parents rave about this book so I thought I would give it a try. Though I am not in love with it I do find that it is hard to put down.
not set
Aug 28, 2007
 
The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
3.29
liked it
Like this book and flew through it in roughly two days. Though I did like the book more at the beginning then at the end. Don't know if the topic got ...more
not set
Jun 03, 2009
 
The Left Hand of Darkness
4.05
it was amazing
My first Ursula K Le Guin book- absolutely loved it! I thought the plot was really unique and the entire book very engaging. Have had more then a few ...more
not set
Aug 09, 2010
 
Desolation Angels
3.92
really liked it
Of the two books I've read of Kerouac, the other being The Road, this is by far my favorite. I found it heartbreaking, compelling, and a bit nihilisti ...more
Sep 17, 2009
Aug 13, 2009
 
Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover If Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie Is Not the Answer
4.06
liked it
Had to step away from Jen's books after inner snark came out on public bus. All here books make me laugh out loud at least once. Good, clean fun, as l ...more
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Oct 21, 2009
 
The Moor's Last Sigh
3.92
really liked it
Pure Rushdie... he has so much fun with words that I find his books always enjoyable. Though I'm beginning to think he has real mother issues.
not set
Feb 12, 2009
 
The Phantom Tollbooth
4.22
it was amazing
Truly a book for all ages! I read it for the first time and LOVED it! I would recommend all who read this book as a tweener or younger take another lo ...more
not set
Jun 03, 2009
 
The Bell Jar
3.98
liked it
Intense book but I almost found the short bio of Sylvia at the end just as riveting. She led quite a life.
not set
Feb 12, 2009
 
Fool on the Hill
4.09
really liked it
Matt Ruff is quickly becoming on of my go-to authors when I want to good read. Fun book, interesting plot with little lag, laugh out loud moments, int ...more
not set
Jun 03, 2009
 
Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office
3.90
liked it
Read while I was on Maui- perfect vacation book!
not set
Jun 18, 2009
 
Vineland
3.66
really liked it
Pynchon is not the easiest author in the world to read. It's a bit like reading poetry, 700 some pages of it. Now having said that he has a truely uni ...more
Jan 2007
Jul 10, 2007
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.61
really liked it
I think Rowling did a nice job of piecing all the past books together in this final installment. The end was AWESOME but, as it tends in her books, th ...more
Jul 2007
Aug 03, 2007
 
The Big Sleep / Farewell, My Lovely
4.24
liked it
Great insight into 1930s lingo. Makes me wish we would bring some of it back and I can tell someone to "dust" if I want them to leave. Also paints a f ...more
Nov 2008
Nov 14, 2008
 
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
4.17
it was ok
Though interesting I didn't feel compelled to finish the book due to that I pretty much knew where it was going. Gets a little too pretentious about f ...more
Jan 2008
Nov 01, 2007
 
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
3.94
it was amazing
I loved this book! Though it is supposedly a children's book the trilogy deals with some very complex issues such as the conflict between science and ...more
Jan 2006
Aug 17, 2007
 
The Sound and the Fury
3.86
it was amazing
This book is fantastic but not for the faint of heart. Faulkner uses stream of consciousness and a variety of character voices to unravel the plot in ...more
Jan 2002
Nov 27, 2007
 
Vellum (The Book of All Hours, #1)
3.30
did not like it
It took me over six months to finish this book. I never really got into it and never really cared. Hence why if anything else came my way I would just ...more
Jul 31, 2008
Feb 18, 2008
 
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
4.05
did not like it
Thought the book did have some good points but definitely not something you just get from the library. Also if I read the term "paradigm shift" one mo ...more
Jan 16, 2010
Oct 21, 2009
 
The Silver Swan (Quirke #2)
3.47
liked it
Good book. Overall good read, though I was a little disappointed that I figured out who dunnit before the main character. I'm not sure if that was wha ...more
not set
Jul 31, 2008
 
As I Lay Dying
3.72
really liked it
You have to read this twice as his writing can tend to be a bit confusing but worth it. Though I didn't really like any of the characters I couldn't h ...more
Jan 2008
Nov 24, 2007
 
JPod
3.70
liked it
Good read though the best part may have been the opening 5 page rant. Would have probably enjoyed it more were I a bit more of a geek. Then I could ge ...more
Aug 2008
Nov 14, 2008
 
The Road
3.95
really liked it
After almost missing my bus stop one too many times decided to just take a Sunday and read it through - heartbreaking, uplifting, and terrifying all a ...more
not set
Apr 28, 2009
 
Baudolino
3.71
liked it
Interesting... definitely shows the power of a lie.
Jun 03, 2009
Apr 28, 2009
 
Breakfast of Champions
4.08
really liked it
Pure Vonnegut! The New York Times stated it best - "He wheels out all the complaints about America and makes them seem fresh, funny, outrageous, hatef ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 16, 2007
 
Watchmen
4.35
did not like it
Not sure why people freak out about this book... good story, pretty violent, and what is up with the ending? Also, art has gotten SO much better- yea!
not set
Oct 21, 2009
 
The Robber Bride
3.82
liked it
Not my favorite book of hers - that would be Hand Madians Tale but Margaret Atwood is always an entertaining read. Especially for the ladies.
not set
Jul 31, 2008
 
Empire Falls
3.91
really liked it
Though it starts a little slow by the end I was completely absorbed. The main character is very likable. A great winter read.
Jan 2008
Jan 22, 2008
 
Foundation (Foundation #1)
4.13
did not like it
Made mistake of reading prequel and could just never fully engage in this book - will try again down the road I suppose...
not set
Jun 03, 2009
 
Live from Golgotha: The Gospel According to Gore Vidal
3.60
it was amazing
So freakin funny and just a very interesting plot that is truly original. Keeps you entertained the entire read.
Oct 2008
Nov 14, 2008
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