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Cancer Vixen
3.72
it was ok
1) It feels weird to rate someone's cancer memoir.

2) Essentially, it's a real-life sexandthecity-type fairy tale, but with a really great and detaile
...more
Feb 04, 2013
Feb 05, 2013
 
Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge
3.74
it was amazing
"I know it's my contrary nature, but when I think of 'artisinal production,' I think of feudal muck and lack of sanitation a la Monty Python and the H ...more
Feb 11, 2010
Nov 18, 2009
 
Never Mind The Goldbergs
3.48
really liked it
Fabulous, Matthue. Another world opens up when you open the pages. Your dialogue is amazing. The main character is perfect: loveable, fierce, naive-an ...more
Jul 2007
Aug 13, 2007
 
His Illegal Self
3.19
really liked it
I'd happily read anything Carey has written. This wasn't my all-time favorite, but it was still a fantastic read. Carey does a magnificent job of doli ...more
May 28, 2009
May 29, 2009
 
Water for Elephants
4.07
it was ok
Entertaining for a fluffy page-turner, sure! I like circuses, I like the time period. But it's about as satisfying as a hollow piece of drugstore milk ...more
Dec 13, 2010
Dec 14, 2010
 
Shadow and Bone (Shadow and Bone, #1)
4.05
liked it
I wish I could give 3 and a half stars. I did enjoy this story, but there's a lack of depth and solidity. Others have written criticisms more harsh th ...more
Aug 06, 2012
Aug 03, 2012
 
The Chemistry of Tears
2.96
liked it
I wanted so much to love this book. I'm a huge fan of some of Carey's other novels, so maybe my expectations were too high. I couldn't connect to the ...more
Jun 15, 2014
Jun 15, 2014
 
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
3.88
it was ok
If two stars represent "it was ok" as opposed to the "I liked it" that three stars bestows, then I have to stick with two, although (as usual) I would ...more
Jun 10, 2016
Jun 10, 2016
 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.24
liked it
My inner 15-year-old gives it 4.5 stars. Engaging enough to speed through, with a very promising dystopian premise, but there are so many flaws... The ...more
Feb 03, 2013
Feb 03, 2013
 
Sweetbitter
3.28
it was ok
A piece of candy of a book. Couldn't wait to get the taste of it out of my mouth. I was drawn to it because I worked in the restaurant industry for qu ...more
Sep 16, 2017
Jun 21, 2016
 
Orange Is the New Black
3.70
it was ok
I might give it 2.5 stars if I had the option. 3 stars is too many. Mainly I'm happy to have confirmed how much of the series is total fictionalizatio ...more
not set
May 27, 2015
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.61
liked it
As usual, despite my best efforts, I speed through Rowling's books too fast to really retain much of the details afterwards. There's nothing that ling ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 13, 2007
 
How We Decide
3.81
it was ok
I admit that I skimmed the heck out of this book. Too many football analogies. Too simplistic. Kinda crummy writing-- and too pop-psychy for me. (OMG, ...more
not set
Aug 09, 2012
 
The Secret History
4.07
liked it
The brief review: 4, even 5 stars for much of the writing, and for the story-telling. 2 or 3 stars for the actual story.
not set
Dec 15, 2014
 
Tales from the Couch: Writers On Therapy
3.74
really liked it
A few five-star pieces in here, but a mixed bag overall. I skipped a few and fell in love with a few.
not set
Dec 15, 2014
 
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)
3.97
really liked it
Pretty darn cute. Almost too cute. But sometimes you need a book like this.
not set
Aug 02, 2014
 
He, She and It
3.98
really liked it
3 1/2 stars rounded up rather than down. I wish I'd read it at 22.
Oct 20, 2015
Oct 20, 2015
 
You Will Know Me
3.45
it was ok
All-around meh. Disappointing.
Oct 19, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
 
Alice Fantastic
3.72
liked it
3.5.
May 29, 2016
May 29, 2016
 
The End of Days
3.69
it was amazing
Stunning. I wanted to wrap myself in this book, its prose, its imagery, its nameless characters. Hats off to Susan Bernofsky for a superb translation.
May 26, 2016
May 14, 2016
 
The Magician King (The Magicians, #2)
3.90
it was amazing
Slow start, but by about a third of the way through I got swept up, and by two thirds of the way through I loved it as much as I did the first one.
Dec 29, 2011
Dec 14, 2011
 
Emmas Glück
3.43
liked it
Fun fluff for practicing my German. A teensy bit more racy than I expected!
Jul 2007
Aug 13, 2007
 
Flight
3.89
it was amazing
Jun 2007
Aug 15, 2007
 
Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity
3.89
None
not set
Dec 29, 2014
 
Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor
3.68
None
not set
Nov 29, 2011
 
All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan
4.14
None
not set
Feb 07, 2014
 
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
4.14
None
not set
May 18, 2015
 
Skin: Talking about Sex, Class and Literature
4.21
really liked it
None
not set
Sep 01, 2007
 
Wittgenstein's Nephew
4.10
None
not set
Aug 06, 2013
 
Bite Hard
3.97
really liked it
None
not set
Sep 01, 2007
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