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Dictionary of the Khazars (Male Edition)
4.15
it was ok
I am doing a project in which I read all 1001 of the "1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die" as stated by a book in this stupid and arbitrary series ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2010
 
Meditations
4.22
really liked it
I give a four to Marcus Aurelius (since he seemed like a pretty fascinating dude but I don't totally agree with him on everything) and a five to trans ...more
Sep 09, 2008
Jul 17, 2008
 
Blue Angel
3.33
liked it
professor likes student's novel. student likes praise from professor. professor and student make out. UH OHHHHHH SPAGHETTI-O
Feb 05, 2009
Feb 02, 2009
 
Tڴete ڲa Tڴete: The Lives And Loves Of Simone De Beauvoir And Jean Paul Sartre
4.08
liked it
I was going through a really weird period in my life when I walked into some Barnes and Noble, grabbed this off the shelf, and sat in a corner creepil ...more
not set
Sep 17, 2008
 
Collections of Nothing
2.98
it was ok
Oh god, you don't know how it pains me to give this book two stars. The cover is beautiful and the subject matter fascinating. I know that William Dav ...more
Sep 30, 2008
Sep 29, 2008
 
Zen Guitar
4.00
really liked it
i tried to meditate a while back, but i always hated the breathing part and also the sitting part, which seemed like the two main parts.

so i'm just go
...more
not set
Nov 05, 2017
 
Modern Lovers
3.44
liked it
this is a potato chip book, meaning i stayed up all night reading it from beginning to end and then i felt like i kind of ate a bunch of potato chips ...more
not set
Jun 20, 2017
 
A Wizard a True Star: Todd Rundgren in the studio
4.12
it was amazing
i've been reading this book for almost two years while drinking bourbon apple ciders and purchasing every todd rundgren record ever made so i'm gonna ...more
Aug 28, 2017
Feb 26, 2017
 
Come Back, Dr. Caligari
3.94
really liked it
If you are wondering about absurdism and postmodernism and are tired of looking dumb at dinner parties, I recommend reading this book. You are going t ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2010
 
Nox
4.31
really liked it
the first time I reviewed this, 7 years ago, I thought it was kind of cold and pretentious and wrote a goofy review

now I'm reading it again and it is
...more
not set
Jan 12, 2011
 
New Slow City: Living Simply in the World's Fastest City
3.44
it was ok
new york's hottest club is: new slow city

this book has everything:
--micro-apartments
--two day workweek
--white people
--candlelit tub birthing
--"attract
...more
not set
Oct 14, 2017
 
Life
3.85
really liked it
keith richards seems like a pretty fun guy here, unless you eat his shepherd's pie backstage at a stones concert, in which case he will brandish a wea ...more
not set
Oct 18, 2015
 
The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World
4.02
it was amazing
it turns out that every culture has a great creepy folktale about how, if you give up on your art or become ungenerous, you shrivel up and turn into a ...more
not set
Feb 09, 2017
 
Trust the Process
3.86
it was amazing
you might look at the title of this book and think "well, here is some real cheesy crystal healing self-help shizazzle," but MY FRIEND please give thi ...more
not set
Jan 05, 2018
 
Macbeth Reading Guide
4.00
really liked it
the scene where Macbeth freaks out all of his dinner guests by talking to an empty chair was totally worth the price of admission. his wife is like "u ...more
not set
Oct 28, 2014
 
Pale Fire
4.20
it was amazing
my top five list of the smartest people who have ever lived:

1. Vladimir Nabokov, obsessive
2. Alex Ross, music critic
3. Dolly Parton, entrepreneur
4. Lu
...more
not set
Oct 30, 2009
 
The Last Days of Video
3.56
really liked it
when I was a kid, there was an independent video store in my town that was staffed by enthusiastic film nerds and had a wide selection of classic and ...more
not set
Feb 26, 2017
 
Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion
4.35
really liked it
i read this very slowly over the course of a year while petting my cat and i'm still in samsara-town. but pema chodron is like my nice grandmotherly n ...more
May 15, 2018
May 15, 2018
 
The Silver Linings Playbook
4.00
it was ok
pretty ridiculous. bland. weirdly charming. kind of enjoyed it. embarrassed that i kind of enjoyed it. wait IT'S THE COLDPLAY OF BOOKS
not set
Jun 04, 2017
 
Testimony: The Memoirs
4.12
liked it
I give Shostakovich himself 5 stars, but I can only give this 3 because of the sketchy circumstances under which it was "written." Really I have no id ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2008
 
Aeneid: Books I-VI
4.11
it was amazing
This was actually the copy I think I had in high school. One of the best classes I have ever taken, thanks to my Latin teacher, who was practically im ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2008
 
The Portable Veblen
3.45
it was amazing
squirrels, medical skull hole-punching devices, redemptive stories about weird people

SIGN ME UP TODAY, SIGN ME UP FOREVER
not set
Mar 17, 2017
 
Dibs in Search of Self
4.14
really liked it
ya'll, if you are going to come up with a fake name to protect this kid's identity, can you come up with something better than "Dibs"? like, what are ...more
not set
Jun 24, 2011
 
Music Quickens Time
3.79
liked it
I am a little worried that this dude thinks that he could fart and it would sound like Vivaldi. He's obviously smart, but he could probably remove the ...more
Jun 28, 2009
Feb 16, 2009
 
The Lemoine Affair
3.45
liked it
proust makes fun of people but the problem is that we don't live in france 100 years ago so we don't know who they are.
Feb 20, 2009
Jan 21, 2009
 
The Beautiful Struggle
4.07
really liked it
we came for the old school hip-hop references, we stayed for the life lessons
Oct 13, 2011
Oct 13, 2011
 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3.86
really liked it
I think this is a good time to discuss something that I feel embarrassed about. No, it is not the time I had shingles, because I've already discussed ...more
not set
Mar 06, 2009
 
Putty
3.50
liked it
I gave up on that horrible "1001 Books" thing and now I am doing a new project. In this project, I go through my mom's book collection in alphabetical ...more
Aug 23, 2010
Aug 23, 2010
 
Ava: My Story
3.93
it was amazing
I dressed up as Ava Gardner in the third grade for my "Famous North Carolinian" project. We had to read an autobiography of a famous person from North ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2008
 
Everyday Food: Great Food Fast
3.94
it was amazing
I'm going to let you in on a little secret. The summer after my sophomore year in college I got shingles, which is a disease that usually only old peo ...more
Oct 10, 2008
Aug 22, 2008
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