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Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
it was amazing
this book is a broken elegy to the north of england and a world of small shops, small communities, and simple habits that no longer exists. it's also ...more
Jun 14, 2012
Oct 02, 2011
Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain
liked it
i wish i knew the conditions of the publishing of this book. it is so obvious that the book could have been much, much better with just some editing ( ...more
Dec 12, 2010
Dec 10, 2010
The Chronology of Water
it was amazing
this memoir is larger than life. lidia yuknavitch is larger than life. she is smart, funny, talented in about a thousand ways (she thinks the only thi ...more
Mar 13, 2012
Apr 23, 2011
liked it

this book has great promise, mostly in the beautiful language, but i felt it (the book, not the pr
Jul 29, 2012
Jul 22, 2012
A Complicated Kindness
it was amazing
it was hard to let this book end. as the remaining pages dwindled and dwindled, i found more and more things to do instead of reading. maybe i should ...more
Mar 11, 2012
Dec 30, 2008
A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy
it was amazing
i've read this book twice now, something i basically never do, and i can't get over what a rewarding read this is. it's simply a beautiful, beautiful ...more
Dec 03, 2008
Nov 18, 2007
Fall on Your Knees
liked it
there are 17,636 ratings and 1,500 reviews of this book. if you want to see them all you have to scroll through eight hundred sixteen pages. i just no ...more
May 2012
Dec 30, 2008
Bitter in the Mouth
it was amazing
this book is simply fantastic. i consider it nothing short of a masterpiece. as i was reading it i kept thinking, how did she do it?

but she did it.

May 26, 2014
Nov 26, 2013
Fates and Furies
it was amazing
i can't possibly read a book this long about the mostly-happy married life of two beautiful, in-love, successful heterosexual people. cuz, you see, as ...more
Jan 15, 2016
Jan 04, 2016
One Bloody Thing After Another
it was amazing
this book is perfect. i hadn't read a perfect book in quite some time and now i have. no, wait. Lord of Misrule is perfect too (though it's easier for ...more
Dec 16, 2011
Dec 08, 2011
The Virgin of Flames
it was amazing
i am blown away by this fantastic book. i tried to read it a few years ago but i wasn't in the right space and i found it too difficult. some of it is ...more
Aug 07, 2012
Oct 20, 2009
Soul Kiss
it was amazing
i love this book so much. thank you thank you thank you.


this may well be the most beautiful coming-of-age novel i've ever read. it's so non-cliché
Sep 09, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
Carry Me Down
really liked it
**spoiler alert** this book is a masterpiece, but i found it so disturbing that i can't possibly give it more than three [changed to four] subjective ...more
Aug 06, 2010
Feb 10, 2010
Saving Francesca
this is just about as good a novel about being a sad kid in australia as i have read, and if you think i'm being facetious i'll tell you that i've rea ...more
Dec 19, 2011
Dec 18, 2011
Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So
it was ok
my rating is horribly harsh. so sorry, mark vonnegut. it's just that your memoir tells me nothing. it tells me a bit of what it's like to be psychotic ...more
Dec 14, 2010
Nov 06, 2010
Naked in the Promised Land: A Memoir
liked it
there are many commendable things in this lesbian memoir, not least its unabashed lesbian focus. this is very much a story about making lesbian choice ...more
Jun 04, 2010
Feb 17, 2010
Perfect Peace
it was amazing
i love this book. it's good storytelling, daring storytelling that mashes up race and gender and the politics of childhood in a really brave and inter ...more
Jun 17, 2014
Dec 19, 2010
The Flying Troutmans
it was amazing
i have this gr friend i won’t say their name and they read this book and told me jo you should read it it’s sort of like Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bon ...more
Feb 24, 2012
Dec 29, 2008
In the Presence of the Enemy (Inspector Lynley, #8)
really liked it
this is a well written, well paced, well developed mystery. elizabeth george sure likes to pack her stories with language (details details details), b ...more
Dec 25, 2010
Dec 10, 2010
Iron River (Charlie Hood, #3)
really liked it
i decided to keep track of all the books in which mentally ill mothers appear. i thought someone had to. the mentally ill mother doesn't have a big pa ...more
Jul 04, 2010
Jun 25, 2010
My New American Life
it was ok
this was a daring idea -- american writer tries to inhabit the american dream of a recently-immigrated albanian woman. making the albanian a sassy 26- ...more
May 31, 2011
May 10, 2011
The Risk Pool
i really should say that i read this book, because i'm only a fistful of pages to the end. i liked it while ned was a kid (the dynamics of growing up ...more
Jul 31, 2010
Sep 22, 2007
The Last Child (Johnny Merrimon, #1)
it was ok
two stars means "it was okay" so that's what i'm going to give this book, two stars, because it kept me engaged and entertained and it was okay, reall ...more
Jun 18, 2010
Apr 20, 2010
Winter's Bone
really liked it
i liked this very much and was sad sad sad that it ended, but the language -- beautiful, lyrical language -- got in the way of my attention. don't kno ...more
Mar 08, 2009
Mar 03, 2009
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
really liked it
Sep 22, 2013
Jun 08, 2013
A Taste of Honey: Stories
it was amazing
Jul 26, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
The Boy Next Door
really liked it
May 12, 2010
May 06, 2010
Autobiography of Red
it was amazing
Aug 26, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism
it was amazing
Nov 10, 2010
Jul 18, 2010
Down to the Bone
liked it
Dec 14, 2009
Oct 31, 2009
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