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Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
3.98
Loved the NY Times article, and I'm enjoying the book just as much, so far.
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Mar 01, 2013
 
All Other Things
3.82
it was amazing
Easily one of the top five hottest novellas I've ever read.
Jan 2012
Jan 01, 2012
 
Difficult Personalities: A Practical Guide to Managing the Hurtful Behavior of Others (and Maybe Your Own)
3.69
liked it
This book was okay, but probably won't blow the mind of anyone with a decent amount of common sense and self-awareness. I read it for character/writin ...more
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Mar 10, 2010
 
When In Rio
3.77
it was amazing
Sexy, emotional, and out of the ordinary.
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Oct 04, 2011
 
I Don't Care About Your Band: What I Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Felons, Faux-Se nsitive Hipsters, and Other Guys I've Dated
3.40
really liked it
I read this is in a day, which for me is lightning-fast. I didn't know what to expect when I picked it up at the library, and was worried it would be ...more
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Jun 05, 2011
 
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
3.89
it was amazing
Wondrous! So what I've been waiting to find in a novel for a while now. Original and completely unpretentious, heartbreaking, hilarious, illuminating, ...more
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Mar 10, 2010
 
Why We Run: A Natural History
3.76
really liked it
Nice! Bird-perv memoir!!

Stole this paperback from the Husbo last night and read the first half straight through. Great book in many respects—a compell
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Nov 26, 2012
 
Valley of the Dolls
3.71
it was amazing
Such a guilty pleasure, but I absolutely love this book. I bet I've read it eight times in the last ten years. I don't think it's necessarily a great ...more
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Mar 10, 2010
 
Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture
3.65
really liked it
4.5 stars. Really enjoyed this book. A very modern and fair-minded read. No major revelations, but the author has a charming, frank and honest style t ...more
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Apr 11, 2011
 
Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer
3.49
liked it
I felt compelled to rate a classic higher than a three, but to be honest, HoD is just so damn dense my brain kept shutting off. I was hoping it'd be l ...more
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Mar 10, 2010
 
This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking
3.81
liked it
3.5 stars. Tough to rate, as some essays I really liked, some not so much, and other readers would surely love ones that I disliked and vice-versa.

I'd
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Dec 10, 2012
 
Growing Up Jung: Coming of Age as the Son of Two Shrinks
3.31
liked it
I enjoyed this memoir, especially since my own mother is a psychotherapist and believer in some of Jung's principles. The book didn't knock my socks c ...more
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Nov 13, 2010
 
A Wolf at the Table
3.71
it was amazing
The most ugly, beautiful book I've read in ages.

I loved this memoir, even as it made me nauseous. Books rarely keep me up past my bedtime, but this on
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Nov 13, 2010
 
Where Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given
3.93
really liked it
That's four stars as in, for what I expected this book to be, it was spot on—better than I'd hoped, actually. If rated against every book I'd ever rea ...more
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Jun 05, 2011
 
How to Tell a Lie (Truth and Lies, #1)
3.57
it was amazing
Charming read! Dryden works wonders in this story with a mix of humor, emotion, believability, and passion. And chocolate mousse. Fantastic dialogue y ...more
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Aug 28, 2011
 
Hide Out (Private Dicks, #2)
4.03
really liked it
Wonderful! I read Private Dicks first and this follow-up delivered everything Allen promised in the earlier book. She writes fabulous male POV, with b ...more
Mar 18, 2010
Mar 15, 2010
 
Island of the Blue Dolphins (Island of the Blue Dolphins, #1)
3.80
it was amazing
Five stars from my ten-year-old self. I read this book more times than I can remember when I was in grade-school.
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Mar 11, 2010
 
The Selfish Gene
4.12
liked it
Dense as heck for my lazy fiction-tilted brain. But I mean that three-star rating for what it is—I liked this book. It took me forever to get through, ...more
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Oct 17, 2010
 
Freud Ego
4.16
really liked it
Poorly edited (weird typos in the edition I read) but totally charming. I read it twice.
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Mar 10, 2010
 
Cowboy Heat
3.93
it was amazing
Decadent! Nothing fraught or extraneous cluttering up this quick, satisfying, emotional menage.
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Aug 28, 2011
 
Perfect Madness : Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety
3.66
liked it
Giving this 3 stars is sort of unfair, as I didn't actually finish it—only one chapter to go, but I just didn't have it in me. It's very well written ...more
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Dec 22, 2010
 
All Your Base Are Belong to Us: How Fifty Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture
3.57
really liked it
A smart and surprisingly suspenseful history of video gaming, by an insider author who clearly loves his subject.
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Jun 05, 2011
 
Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
4.02
it was amazing
I'm late to the party, I know. Just starting now…
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Jan 21, 2013
 
Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation
3.70
liked it
Enjoyable…and I suspect I may even use a few of these techniques on day.
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Apr 18, 2010
 
The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition
4.43
it was amazing
Quite possibly the most fascinating book I've read. A puzzle-nerd's wet dream.
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Mar 10, 2010
 
The Double Comfort Safari Club (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, #11)
4.06
really liked it
Another delightful installment, as always.
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Apr 11, 2011
 
The Things That Make Me Give In
4.05
None
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Jan 02, 2012
 
Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany
3.95
really liked it
None
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Mar 11, 2010
 
1984
4.14
it was amazing
None
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Mar 10, 2010
 
Schott's Original Miscellany
4.07
really liked it
None
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Mar 11, 2010
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