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Red Prophet (Tales of Alvin Maker, #2)
3.78
did not like it
Awww...I was really excited to like this series since the 1st book was pretty great, but this book left me madder than hell. I think one star should r ...more
not set
Sep 07, 2011
 
The Goldfinch
3.87
liked it
I don't know how I feel...That was a lot of drug use. I feel dirty just from reading it.

In some ways, I felt the language and description and characte
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Mar 31, 2014
Nov 25, 2013
 
Drinking with Men: A Memoir
3.28
liked it
A fun read really. I felt that I empathized with the author a lot as my history has similarities. I went to a hippie college that sounded similar to t ...more
Feb 19, 2014
Jan 16, 2013
 
Red Swarm
3.91
it was amazing
I just finished the book and I'm getting very creeped out. Like, maybe I need a shower creeped out, but first I'll check for giant Redbugs before hopp ...more
Feb 20, 2016
Feb 07, 2016
 
Spinsters
3.35
really liked it
Cute little short story. Despite the title, its really more about a woman, or rather, two sisters finally growing up at 35 and discovering those dark ...more
not set
Aug 14, 2009
 
The Greatest White Trash Love Story Ever Told
2.73
liked it
I thought this was a fun read. A longer short story and then 2 shorter stories are included. The main story was interesting in that its all about the ...more
not set
Aug 14, 2009
 
Owsley and Me: My LSD Family
3.73
it was ok
A reviewer on Amazon called this book "gossipy and superficial" and I would agree. This was a big disappointment to me since I was really excited to r ...more
Dec 31, 2013
Jan 02, 2014
 
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
3.92
it was amazing
The writing was incredibly hard to get into, but I plugged away. The point is Wolfe is trying to put you in that mindset; in the acid haze. I remember ...more
Jun 08, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
 
The Blind Assassin
3.95
it was amazing
I love epic family sagas and this one is a bit different because of the story within a story within a story scenario. It was a bit hard to get into at ...more
Aug 15, 2011
Aug 09, 2011
 
Gone Girl
4.03
it was amazing
Very fun read. You go back and forth almost every chapter loving and hating the characters and then about mid way there's a twist. Then the book just ...more
Jan 30, 2013
Dec 05, 2012
 
Memory and Dream (Newford, #2)
4.22
liked it
***Spoiler Alert!***

Fascinating characters, thick plotline, can't put it down kind of read for roughly 500 pages and then....BAM! The plot evaporates,
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not set
Jul 11, 2011
 
Real Food: What to Eat and Why
4.04
it was amazing
A must read for anyone who wants to know more about nutrition or what exactly is in our food nowadays and how did we get here. The science is changing ...more
Nov 12, 2010
Nov 02, 2010
 
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
3.79
really liked it
I recently read a review in the NY Times about this book: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/10/boo...

I felt a bit miffed. Obviously Geoff Dyer is not a M
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Mar 31, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
 
Sometimes a Great Notion
4.24
it was amazing
This was a satisfying read. It took awhile to get into because it was hard to deal with the shift between characters' thoughts sliding one into the ot ...more
Nov 04, 2013
Oct 22, 2013
 
Tales of the City (Tales of the City, #1)
4.06
really liked it
Oh gawd, I'm getting hooked on another series! And this one is so juicy. The characters are not all the deep, but they have fun dammitt. And when they ...more
Nov 2010
Nov 02, 2010
 
Inherent Vice
3.71
liked it
The only way I can describe this book is if The Dude from The Big Lebowski became a PI, he would be Larry Sportello, the PI in Inherent Vice. Difficul ...more
Oct 13, 2010
Oct 19, 2010
 
Bumped (Bumped, #1)
3.12
really liked it
The book was slow to start in that I don't think there was a good feel for the characters and setting right away. I think the author could have done a ...more
Feb 09, 2012
Feb 08, 2012
 
Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness
3.71
liked it
The book is not all about crows as others have already mentioned, but it had enough scientific facts about crows and birds in general to make me happy ...more
Aug 18, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
 
Unexpected Stories
4.14
liked it
I have to read everything by Butler and this is an recently dug up treasure. Found in stacks of previously unpublished work, the first story, A Necess ...more
Jul 05, 2014
Jul 09, 2014
 
Fledgling
3.90
it was amazing
Reads like candy like all her other stories. I so wish that she could've lived to write a few more to go with this one!
not set
Mar 28, 2012
 
Seed to Harvest (Patternmaster, #1-4)
4.32
liked it
The writing wasn't as strong as other books I've read by Butler, but I think this is some of her early work. And the books weren't written in chronolo ...more
Apr 2013
Apr 04, 2013
 
How to Be a Woman
3.73
liked it
I like hearing her perspective as another strident feminist, but maybe I didn't "get" all the jokes because she's English. However, I do like all the ...more
Mar 12, 2014
Jan 21, 2013
 
This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women
3.84
it was amazing
I went to 3 funerals/memorials in the first few months of 2011. The first was my grampa's funeral. At the funeral my aunt, his oldest daughter, talked ...more
not set
Apr 06, 2011
 
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
3.75
liked it
I enjoyed reading these essays. I cracked up laughing quite a few times because Klosterman's pop culture analyzations hit close to home. However, I do ...more
not set
Aug 25, 2009
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.61
it was amazing
I think my favorite stuff that I take away from the Harry Potter series is that sometimes kids are smarter than adults and sometimes these kids can ki ...more
not set
Aug 13, 2010
 
The Great Gatsby
3.89
really liked it
The beauty of this book was lost on me back in high school when THEY made me read it. Fantastic imagery and a great story. I hated Gatsby through most ...more
Apr 2011
Mar 24, 2011
 
Wreckage
3.67
really liked it
quick read, but felt like the ending wrapped up a little too neatly. but I liked a lot of the ideas here... in particular, the idea that you can love ...more
not set
Feb 09, 2015
 
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
4.00
really liked it
He's not the best writer, but he writes like how he talks and I love listening to Anthony Bourdain. Very interesting insight into the world of kitchen ...more
Jul 15, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
 
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
4.00
it was amazing
Couldn't put this one down. You're on pins and needles till about halfway through. I really liked the science driven sections mixed in with her narrat ...more
Apr 06, 2013
Apr 04, 2013
 
Hey Nostradamus!
3.72
really liked it
I like the way the book was set up with 4 perspectives over about 20 years time. The book opens with a school shooting and follows the characters who ...more
Jun 13, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
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