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I Was Told There'd Be Cake
3.45
liked it
What can I say?

I never intended to read this book. I probably never would have, had I not received it in a publicity mailing at work. The day it arri
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Apr 2008
Apr 09, 2008
 
I Just Want My Pants Back
3.15
it was ok
This book is like a king-size Hershey bar with almonds: I devoured the whole thing in one sitting, even though by the end it wasn't doing much good fo ...more
Apr 2007
Apr 12, 2007
 
Sag Harbor
3.40
really liked it
I'm glad I read this book in the dead of winter - it is so evocative of the atmosphere of a little beach town and of a kid's experience of coming of a ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 30, 2009
 
Playing With the Grown-ups
3.23
really liked it
Frothy and fizzy like champagne punch with perfectly round scoops of orange creme sherbet floating in it---and a few extra shots of extremely potent b ...more
Feb 2008
Feb 23, 2008
 
A Fraction of the Whole
4.07
it was amazing
The most memorable novel I've read in at least five years.
Jan 2008
Dec 18, 2007
 
Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood
3.50
did not like it
Ha! The writing is dreadful and juvenile; it's actually funny. It reads like the author just took her final paper for Psych 101 and beefed it up with ...more
not set
May 04, 2007
 
An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England
2.96
it was ok
Meh. I enjoyed this book, however I didn't find it "Absurdly hilarious... searingly funny" (Entertainment Weekly) or "Wildly, unpredictably funny" (Ne ...more
Oct 2008
Nov 03, 2008
 
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
4.18
really liked it
Everyone American who eats food should read this book. One of the most valuable things I took away from my reading was a new perspective on the true c ...more
Apr 23, 2010
Apr 13, 2010
 
Netherland
3.41
really liked it
Most big reviews I read of this book ahead of time made a big deal of the role of cricket in this book. Maybe I'm a special kind of reader (not necess ...more
Aug 08, 2008
Aug 06, 2008
 
The House of Mirth (Bantam Classics)
3.95
really liked it
The five consecutive episodes I watched of The Real Housewives of New York City a few days before I finished this book really enhanced my reading expe ...more
Mar 25, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
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