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News From Gardenia
3.67
really liked it
A wonderfully optimistic view of the future. For once the future is Utopic and wonderful instead of apocalyptic and dreadful.

Bits inspired from News F
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May 04, 2012
May 01, 2012
 
Kill Decision
3.96
it was amazing
I read, and really enjoyed, Daemon. But I never finished Freedom. I got too bogged down with the characters and the story was too familiar...

* SPOILER
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Dec 10, 2012
Dec 09, 2012
 
Stuff Parisians Like: Discovering the Quoi in the Je Ne Sais Quoi
3.62
did not like it
It's rare that I don't finish a book. It may take me a very long time to do so, as I may get bored or not have time. But I almost always come back to ...more
Nov 29, 2011
Nov 09, 2011
 
The Chardonnay Charade (Wine Country Mysteries #2)
3.62
liked it
I read this, the second in the series, immediately after reading the first in the series: The Merlot Murders.

It was enjoyable, predictable and easy to
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Dec 30, 2009
Dec 21, 2009
 
The Man in the Rubber Mask
3.90
it was amazing
This book was pure pleasure. I am referring to the audio version which I believe is an entirely different experience. Robert Llewellyn reads his own w ...more
Jan 09, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
 
Pancakes in Paris: Living the American Dream in France
3.76
it was amazing
The true story of the best, and first, diner in Paris

What a pleasure this book was! The story is wonderful, heartfelt and amazing. I've been living in
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Sep 14, 2016
Sep 06, 2016
 
Murder Below Montparnasse  (Aimee Leduc Investigations #13)
3.59
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Although I enjoyed it, as always, I probably enjoyed this one the least and found it the least of a "page turner". I kept leaving it ...more
Mar 31, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
 
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #2)
4.22
it was amazing
As with the first book in this series I have lost count as to how many times I have read this. Interestingly enough I can't count how many formats I h ...more
Jan 24, 2012
Aug 31, 2011
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium #1)
4.13
really liked it
I was hesitant because of all of the excellent press the book, and the series, had received.

I found it difficult to get through the beginning. But as
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Jul 31, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
 
Doonesbury: Red Rascal's War
4.39
it was amazing
I have dreamed of Doonesbury on my iPad ever since I got the first one. This was a wonderful experience: part nostalgia, part new discovery.

Slight tec
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Mar 04, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
 
Bossypants
3.95
really liked it
This is one of those perfect audio books. Obviously Ms. Fey is amazing at reading this and brings the book to a whole new level.

I listened to it in th
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Jul 18, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
 
Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys
3.91
really liked it
I was lucky enough to have bought this as an audio book. Obviously Billy Crystal's performance of his own life stories makes them all the more poignan ...more
not set
Nov 04, 2013
 
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)
3.98
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I listened to the audible version, performed by Ann Hathaway, and it/she was wonderful.

[Partial spoiler]






I actually agree with the mo
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Jun 06, 2012
Jun 06, 2012
 
Infernal Devices (Infernal Devices, #1)
3.37
really liked it
As many of the reviewers have mentioned here it is a very slow and difficult start. It required dedication and stubbornness to get through the first h ...more
Dec 26, 2011
Sep 14, 2011
 
Go the Fuck to Sleep
4.26
really liked it
A true quickie. Listened to this in just a few minutes, as a sort of palate cleanser, between listening to other heavier and longer books.

I wish Samue
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Jul 19, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.33
really liked it
I was pleasantly surprised. I saw the movie first, which I know is backwards, and I thought I wasn't going to like the book. But the story is quite go ...more
May 14, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
 
The Mercedes Coffin (Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus, #17)
3.66
liked it
I am a big and loyal fan of the Decker/Lazarus series. This is my least favourite. Although I love catching up with my favourite characters (Peter &am ...more
Aug 23, 2011
Aug 04, 2009
 
Kinsey and Me: Stories
3.47
liked it
I absolutely adored the first half: Kinsey short stories is a wonderful format and perfect for holiday reading in chunks. The short stories are well-c ...more
Aug 23, 2013
Sep 07, 2012
 
The Beast (Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus, #21)
3.87
really liked it
I have read every book in the series over the many, many years.

These characters are like family. It's the police characters that are the most interest
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Aug 24, 2013
Aug 12, 2013
 
Darwin's Radio (Darwin's Radio #1)
3.69
did not like it
It's only got 1 star because Good Reads doesn't allow for half-stars.
not set
Mar 27, 2012
 
Steve Jobs
4.11
really liked it
I lived through all of the era which is covered in this book and had been following Steve Jobs and Apple closely throughout that time. I still learned ...more
Nov 24, 2011
Oct 24, 2011
 
W is for Wasted (Kinsey Millhone, #23)
3.90
it was ok
I've been reading the Kinsey series ever since the beginning. This is the first book which was mediocre for me. I just couldn't keep track of all of t ...more
Nov 04, 2013
Sep 14, 2013
 
Where the Hell is Matt? The Story Behind the Internet Dancing Sensation
3.76
really liked it
Extremely easy to read and a bit addictive. Extremely short and autonomous chapters make it easy to put down and pick up again, often.

Thoroughly enjoy
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Jul 28, 2011
Jul 03, 2011
 
The Last Black Unicorn
3.95
liked it
Rough but funny...

I read this after seeing both her interview on Trevor Noah and the film Girls Trip. The book is authentic and true to her. It's a ro
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Feb 09, 2018
Feb 09, 2018
Dec 11, 2017
 
Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
3.76
really liked it
Extremely easy to read, short and to the point pieces.

Also extremely honest and self-searching at times. Bourdain really opens up about himself in thi
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Aug 13, 2011
Jun 09, 2010
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
liked it
None
Nov 16, 2012
Aug 18, 2012
 
The Tao of Pooh
4.02
None
not set
May 29, 2013
 
I is for Innocent (Kinsey Millhone, #9)
3.92
really liked it
None
not set
May 28, 2013
 
E is for Evidence (Kinsey Millhone, #5)
3.89
really liked it
None
not set
May 28, 2013
 
Murder in the Marais (Aimee Leduc Investigations, #1)
3.37
really liked it
None
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