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Where'd You Go, Bernadette
really liked it
When I first started reading this book, I had a hard time really getting into it. Being from NYC, most of the Seattle related jokes were lost on me. I ...more
Feb 11, 2014
Sep 26, 2012
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
liked it
Such a fun read and I recommend it to anyone who likes to laugh (and who doesn't?)

I'll quote two GoodReads friends' reviews since I think they've said
Sep 27, 2012
Sep 26, 2012
liked it
I didn't hate or love it. Yes, she does come off as a braggy person (we didn't need to know which brands your shoes and car are). She sounds like she' ...more
Jan 17, 2016
Aug 21, 2014
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
really liked it
The book in itself isn't groundbreaking. Sure, we all want a more tidy home. What I did love about this is the emphasis on what makes you happy. Not w ...more
Mar 24, 2016
Jan 02, 2016
The Dog Stars
it was ok
Read a third of it and just couldn't get past the writing style. I managed to get through the first 'book' and gave up. I'm annoyed since it could be ...more
Mar 11, 2014
Mar 06, 2014
The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything
liked it
3.5 This isn't a page turner but it's filled with useful information. He's very blunt with his advice which is refreshing. I think it's a great start ...more
Nov 15, 2014
Aug 13, 2014
it was ok
**spoiler alert** 2.5 stars

Better than the TV show but that doesn't say a whole lot haha. It was an alright story.. The ending was a bit vague. We nev
Jun 21, 2015
Jun 19, 2015
Little Fires Everywhere
it was amazing
Beautiful book. I even teared up. Twice. I've never teared up with any book.
Mar 30, 2018
not set
Oct 27, 2017
The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
did not like it
I picked up this book because I was curious to see what the big fuss was about. I don't normally read self-help books but I made the exception since i ...more
Jan 17, 2014
Mar 10, 2013
Make Yourself at Home: Design Your Space to Discover Your True Self
it was ok
Even though I read the whole book, I feel like I didn't learn much at all about actual home decor and design.

It was more of an autobiography with prof
Jan 25, 2018
Jan 12, 2018
Ballet Shoes (Shoes, #1)
liked it
Obviously past the age where I could fully appreciate this but I did *love* that she concluded with saying that dancers and actors are okay but they'r ...more
not set
May 06, 2011
The Artist's Way
really liked it
It's not a perfect book by any means (I'm reading other reviews and they vary wildly). It may not change your life but it'll help you feel clearer on ...more
Jul 11, 2016
Apr 25, 2012
A Clockwork Orange
really liked it
At first, it was a bit too gruesome and I couldn't decide if I wanted to keep reading it. About halfway through, I started to feel for the protagonist ...more
Mar 08, 2011
Mar 08, 2011
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
liked it
This was my first audiobook. I wonder if my rating would be lower if I read it in paper form. It feels a lot more intimate when the writer is reading ...more
Jun 30, 2016
Jun 01, 2016
White Noise
liked it
I expected this to be a really great read since a) it was recommended by a bookstore seller who'd mentioned other good titles b) it was mentioned and ...more
Nov 10, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves
liked it
If someone asked me what I thought of this book, I'd say "it was ok". Half the time, I wasn't entirely sure of what was happening in the stories but t ...more
Aug 06, 2011
Aug 03, 2011
My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands
it was ok
It's a super quick read which makes you chuckle a few times in public. It's not a must-read by any means but it's amusing at least. Also, you have to ...more
Apr 14, 2010
Apr 15, 2010
The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It
liked it
I have my guesses of what the future of the internet is considering I went to a panel discussion with Jonathan Zittrain and Jimmy Wales. The panel is ...more
Jun 06, 2011
Jun 26, 2008
Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
really liked it
A blunt and honest book about an artist's process, fears, and challenges. I enjoyed the familiar and no-nonsense tone throughout the book. I'd had a l ...more
Dec 28, 2014
Dec 03, 2014
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering
it was ok
There wasn't much new information, the Bible references were one too many, constant references to male developers (hey!), and just general bad writing ...more
Feb 16, 2012
Jul 29, 2009
Lady Chatterley's Lover
it was ok
After reading "The Moment of Everything", all I wanted to do was to read this book! It was a huge disappointment. The writing style is hard to get use ...more
Jan 2015
Aug 10, 2015
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
really liked it
4.2 Had a difficult time getting into it in the beginning but the story develops beautifully and the language is poetic. I had to reread paragraphs at ...more
Jun 2012
May 24, 2012
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
liked it
It took far too long to finish - it was a challenge to keep interested in this story. The amusing aspect of it really didn't hold up for long but it w ...more
Aug 31, 2011
Aug 07, 2011
Being Geek: The Software Developer's Career Handbook
really liked it
"Being Geek" is a great read. It's very blunt, funny and insightful. Overall, it's helpful to see the perspectives from different positions within an ...more
Jun 27, 2011
May 04, 2011
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
really liked it
Better than first. I'm starting to like the characters more. And liking the rebellion theme..
Jul 02, 2011
Jul 02, 2011
The Book Thief
liked it
It's set in Nazi Germany which made me originally think it was a Holocaust story but instead, it was about the Germans who were poor and opposed the w ...more
Mar 23, 2011
Jun 06, 2010
Dawn (Xenogenesis, #1)
it was ok
Got up to page 82 and gave up. It didn't catch my attention and after reading 1/3 of the book, I figured I should be at least a bit captured at this p ...more
Mar 12, 2017
Mar 04, 2017
New York Drawings
liked it
Interesting illustrations. Great style. Not a big fan of the New Yorker but maybe I'll start reading it more?
Nov 15, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
Learning by Heart: Teachings To Free The Creative Spirit
liked it
Maybe 2.7?

It's difficult to review this book since it's really a workbook or even a guide for an art class. There are a few dozen projects that would
Feb 25, 2017
Sep 02, 2016
Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North
it was ok
Not what I was expecting and not in a good way. It's an okay book but not about the North and adventure much at all. There are lots of reviews about d ...more
Jul 02, 2018
Jun 19, 2018
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