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The Other Side of the Story
it was ok

Mildly entertaining, but I HATED the characters.

1. Gemma. GET OVER IT. Yes, your best friend "stole" your boyfriend (not EVEN), but it happened TH
Feb 28, 2010
Feb 12, 2010
The Scarlet Letter
did not like it
If Nathaniel Hawthorne were alive today, I would attend one of his readings and say, "Nathaniel Hawthorne, go fuck thyself."

According to the Centre fo
Oct 19, 2011
Oct 09, 2011
it was amazing
In a manner more eloquent than I could ever manage, this book expresses everything I feel about modern feminism and why it's still very much a necessi ...more
Jun 26, 2009
Apr 15, 2009
Cunt: A Declaration of Independence
it was amazing
Check out this review on my blog, Textual Orientation.

Cunt provokes. Cunt is hard to swallow. Cunt requires an open mind.

The marketing language is tru
Jan 13, 2010
Jun 24, 2009
The Gargoyle
it was amazing
The thought of reviewing this book intimidates me. I'm afraid I won't be able to capture how much I loved this book, how each word touched me in a way ...more
Feb 05, 2010
Sep 21, 2008
it was amazing
If I wasn't so obsessed with keeping my books in such pristine condition, I would have read this book with a highlighter in hand, ready to set apart t ...more
Nov 22, 2008
Sep 21, 2008
Be Good
really liked it
I have a secret.

This book is about me.

I could have written this book (if I could write like Stacey May Fowles). Being twenty-five, I've just emerged f
Feb 06, 2010
Apr 15, 2009
Great House
it was amazing
Great House is a deeply psychological read. Its style is very similar to Krauss' previous novel The History of Love in that it explores the lives of v ...more
Sep 30, 2010
Aug 24, 2010
Good to a Fault
really liked it
What an original theme, exploring what it is to be good. I don't think I've heard of a book that touches on this particular concept, at least not in c ...more
Dec 08, 2008
Nov 14, 2008
The Boys in the Trees
liked it

Okay, so maybe that's not the most productive way to start a review. But that basically sums up how I feel about The Boys in the Trees, a book I h
Nov 24, 2008
Oct 17, 2008
Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip-Confessions of a Cynical Waiter
liked it
I of course found this amusing, considering I was a waitress for three years. Serving supported me through college, and the money was good. Waiter Ran ...more
Dec 16, 2008
Nov 17, 2008
Before I Wake
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I vacillated when reading this book, between loving the story for what it was and thinking the book was an excuse to push dogma. In ...more
Jan 20, 2009
Sep 21, 2008
Advice for Italian Boys
it was ok
Sometimes I wish the GoodReads' rating system were a little more complex. Two stars for "it was OK" sort of describes how I felt about parts of this b ...more
Jun 04, 2009
Jan 15, 2009
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
did not like it

I wish I hadn't read reviews for Twilight before I started the book; I also wish I didn't know that Stephenie Meyer belongs to the Mormon faith. I
Jan 27, 2009
Jan 21, 2009
Sapphistries: A Global History of Love Between Women
it was ok
I feel a little badly giving this book only two stars because it accomplished what it sought out to do, but I also feel there were several glaring omi ...more
Aug 30, 2010
Aug 16, 2010
Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau: 1968-2000
liked it
I was born just after Trudeau finished his fourth and final term, so it was interesting to find out what I missed. I come from a family who adore Trud ...more
Feb 23, 2010
Jun 25, 2009
The Book Thief
really liked it
When I visited my local independent bookstore to buy this book, I wasn't aware it would be in the Young Adult section. But when I couldn't find it in ...more
Jan 27, 2010
Nov 16, 2008
The Wars
it was ok
I struggled to appreciate this book in the beginning because I found no beauty in the writing. It was straightforward, simplistic, even a little patro ...more
Jan 08, 2011
Jan 02, 2011
The Cellist of Sarajevo
it was amazing
Only two books have ever moved me to tears: The History of Love by Nicole Krauss and The Cellist of Sarajevo.

I'm a little speechless regarding how thi
Feb 05, 2009
Sep 21, 2008
The Girl in Saskatoon: A meditation on Friendship, Memory, and Murder
really liked it
Butala is a person who will dig, dig, dig until she is satisfied with the level of detail in her narrative. This kind of detail is irritating at first ...more
Aug 24, 2009
Aug 24, 2009
Literary Lust: The Sexiest Moments in Classic Fiction
liked it
A fun read. A bit impractical, but fun just the same. It was amusing to read about some of the more erotic scenes in classic literature, and to see ho ...more
Jul 02, 2009
Jul 01, 2009
it was amazing
Excuse the pun, but this was, quite simply, a wonderful read. I've never read anything like it before. It makes me proud to know there are some truly ...more
not set
Sep 21, 2008
Final Appeal: Anatomy of a Frame
did not like it
I'm not even finished with this book, but I have to write my review now before I explode.

For reasons I cannot disclose, I know exactly when Colin That
Feb 02, 2010
Apr 30, 2009
Happiness: The Science Behind Your Smile
it was amazing
So I've got some bad news.

You're not meant to be happy.

Daniel Nettle's Happiness outlines some harsh truths: We're not meant to be happy, we're meant
Sep 30, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper
liked it
For something that has been coined as a "memoir", it didn't allow me to know the author very well. The whole time I was reading the book, I couldn't p ...more
Dec 19, 2008
Nov 17, 2008
The Steve Machine
liked it
If this book was real life and I had met Hoolboom's version of Steve Reinke, I would think he was a cult leader wannabe, a whack job with questionable ...more
Dec 09, 2008
Sep 21, 2008
The Retreat
liked it
I appreciated this book but I didn't necessarily like it. Let me explain.

David Bergen is a master of nuance. There are a lot of things happening along
Apr 17, 2011
Jun 08, 2010
A Week of This: A Novel in Seven Days
liked it
Nothing much happens in Nathan Whitlock's debut novel of a snapshot week in the life of average people in a slightly below average town, but I enjoyed ...more
Jan 16, 2009
Sep 21, 2008
liked it
Goldengrove begins with a conversation between two sisters: Margaret, the beautiful singer who just graduated high school, and thirteen-year-old Nico, ...more
Apr 13, 2011
Apr 11, 2011
really liked it
When I bought this book two days ago from Type Books here in Toronto, the woman who sold it to me was hella pumped that I was buying it. "Please promi ...more
Sep 26, 2010
Sep 24, 2010
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