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The Other Side of the Story
3.77
it was ok
2.5

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
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Feb 28, 2010
Feb 12, 2010
 
The Scarlet Letter
3.37
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
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Oct 19, 2011
Oct 09, 2011
 
Unless
3.63
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
3.88
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
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Jan 13, 2010
Jun 24, 2009
 
The Gargoyle
3.96
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
 
Certainty
3.45
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
3.57
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
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Feb 06, 2010
Apr 15, 2009
 
Great House
3.45
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
3.55
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
3.14
liked it
Meh.

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
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Nov 24, 2008
Oct 17, 2008
 
Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip-Confessions of a Cynical Waiter
3.49
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
3.61
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
3.13
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)
3.57
did not like it
Hmm.

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
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Jan 27, 2009
Jan 21, 2009
 
Sapphistries: A Global History of Love Between Women
3.58
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
4.04
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
4.36
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
3.86
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
4.02
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
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Feb 05, 2009
Sep 21, 2008
 
The Girl in Saskatoon: A meditation on Friendship, Memory, and Murder
3.31
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
2.73
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
 
Wonderfull
3.69
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
3.17
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
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Feb 02, 2010
Apr 30, 2009
 
Happiness: The Science Behind Your Smile
3.85
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
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Sep 30, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
 
Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper
3.54
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
3.88
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
3.39
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
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Apr 17, 2011
Jun 08, 2010
 
A Week of This: A Novel in Seven Days
3.00
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
 
Goldengrove
3.27
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
 
Room
4.03
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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