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Fall to Pieces: A Memoir of Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll, and Mental Illness
3.85
it was ok
I loved Stone Temple Pilots in the 90's; Purple was one of my favorite albums. I was excited to read this and had high hopes after reading the reviews ...more
Oct 03, 2014
Oct 03, 2014
 
Empress Orchid (Empress Orchid, #1)
3.87
really liked it
Again, after reading this and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan in the period of a month, I can say...hooray for not living in China c. 1800s. Concubines ...more
Mar 13, 2009
Feb 10, 2009
 
Oh No She Didn't: The Top 100 Style Mistakes Women Make and How to Avoid Them
3.51
did not like it
I used to find "What Not to Wear" amusing until I realized that everyone on the show ended up looking like clones: same helmet hair, same trouser jean ...more
Jan 2014
Apr 12, 2015
 
Songs of Innocence and of Experience
4.11
it was amazing
William Blake was never of this earth, or, at the very least born way, way ahead of his time. He was like the Jim Morrison of his generation, or at le ...more
not set
Jan 22, 2009
 
I Was a Dancer
3.89
it was ok
This book reads as though the editor was asleep at the keyboard. It jumped all over the place and I couldn't get a sense of what was going on. I also ...more
Jul 2012
Jul 02, 2012
 
Less Than Zero
3.58
did not like it
Sorry, Bret Easton Ellis, I know you were young when you wrote this and it was the 80s. But I think this book was a missed opportunity. It had a good ...more
not set
Feb 11, 2009
 
The Road
3.95
it was amazing
I just closed this book after finishing it in an evening and in bits and pieces of a day...and, wow. I am absolutely blown away. This is my first Corm ...more
Feb 28, 2009
Jan 22, 2009
 
Carrie
3.93
it was amazing
Dear Uncle Steve,

Of all of the books you have written, Carrie is my favorite. I know you have written longer, flashier, and more complex things, but
...more
Sep 25, 2012
Jan 23, 2009
 
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
3.79
did not like it
I had four or five people tell me to read this before I finally caved. After, I wanted to t.p. their houses. What a turdy piece of crap this book is. ...more
not set
Feb 11, 2009
 
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families
4.30
it was amazing
Although I read this book with an ever-growing lump in my throat, I could not cry...everything described within is just too big to cry about. It reall ...more
not set
Jan 23, 2009
 
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
4.05
really liked it
Thoroughly engrossing, easy read, couldn't put it down. Transports the reader to another time/place. No it's not very "literary" or "poetic" in its la ...more
Feb 20, 2009
Feb 11, 2009
 
Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, #12)
3.65
it was ok
I am only giving this 2 stars because I love the character of Sookie and I will read all of the books until the bitter end. BUT...I hated this book. I ...more
not set
Jun 19, 2012
 
Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1)
3.97
really liked it
I read this years ago, in high school, but a friend and I decided to re-read the whole series together like a mini book club. Let's face it: Louis is ...more
Sep 17, 2009
Jan 22, 2009
 
Becoming Madame Mao
3.55
really liked it
This book tells the story of Madame Mao Jiang Ching with flowing, stream-of-consciousness-poetry/prose. I think if it were told any other way, as in a ...more
Feb 15, 2009
Feb 10, 2009
 
Two Girls, Fat and Thin
3.62
liked it
Mary Gaitskill has a way with words, that's for sure. I love her short story collection "Bad Behavior", not so sure I love this longer novel. The best ...more
not set
Dec 30, 2009
 
Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog
4.12
did not like it
Uhhh, couldn't finish. All I could think while trying to read was "I can totally see Jennifer Aniston in this movie" and just being annoyed by that th ...more
not set
Jan 22, 2009
 
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
3.66
it was ok
I had no idea that this began as Twilight fanfic and as I was reading it, I kept thinking man, this is KStew and RPatz with spanking. Ana's "inner god ...more
Jul 02, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
 
American Psycho
3.81
did not like it
I slowly felt my energy draining as I was reading. The lifelessness, the nihilism, the yucky characters. Maybe that is what the author wants readers t ...more
not set
Jan 22, 2009
 
Cujo
3.65
did not like it
Depressing and mean-spirited. What do you get? Kids barfing up red dye that looks like blood, marriages falling apart, and a sweet, beloved pet turnin ...more
not set
Sep 23, 2012
 
Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern, #1)
4.10
did not like it
In fourth grade, I had a lazy teacher who read this book aloud to the class. She also ate candy bars in the closet and threw away our graded papers. T ...more
Mar 1982
Mar 08, 2009
 
A Walk to Remember
4.15
did not like it
I read this at the airport while waiting to board a delayed flight. The characters are wooden, the dialogue is unrealistic, and the whole premise is j ...more
Aug 2003
Jan 22, 2009
 
Watership Down (Watership Down, #1)
4.05
it was amazing
Uh, this book is so weird, but so good. Rabbits. It's about rabbits and they are running away from disaster, but of course there is deeper meaning if ...more
Aug 1985
Jan 17, 2009
 
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
3.96
really liked it
Sexy, fun and fast. The perfect summer book and a nice companion to Season 1 of True Blood. I liked how Bill and Sookie's relationship unfolded...they ...more
Sep 24, 2009
Aug 07, 2009
 
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (Sleeping Beauty, #1)
3.28
it was amazing
I read this book some time ago but decided to read the whole series again. In one word, I would describe these books as titillating. The language is o ...more
Jan 26, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
 
Mein Kampf
3.13
did not like it
Eww, I had to read this for a class presentation. Makes you want to remove your brain from your head and scrub it in the sink.
Mar 1992
Jan 23, 2009
 
Beauty's Release (Sleeping Beauty, #3)
3.71
it was ok
In the last book of the series, we see more of Laurent than of Beauty, but that was ok with me because he sounded mad-hot...I got annoyed with Beauty ...more
Feb 02, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
 
Eat, Pray, Love
3.51
did not like it
Ok, I only got through the first chapter but I could see where this book was headed and I didn't like it at all. No one wants to read about a narcissi ...more
Feb 10, 2009
Jan 22, 2009
 
Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style (Tim Gunn's Guide to Style)
3.76
it was ok
I'm tired of fashion books that push trench coats. I hate trench coats, don't need a trench coat, and don't give a poop about Burberry. Just another b ...more
not set
Jul 07, 2014
 
The Red Tent
4.16
liked it
Periods, goats, sheep, periods, getting into a tent while you are on the rag. I wish I could hang out in a tent and bleed instead of subjecting everyo ...more
not set
Jan 22, 2009
 
The Celestine Prophecy (Celestine Prophecy, #1)
3.60
did not like it
This book totally drained MY ENERGY. So I released it into the universe...the universe being my local Goodwill donation bin.
Jan 2000
Jan 25, 2009
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