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Into the Wild
it was ok
After watching the film of the same name, I was interested to learn more about the life of the kid described. His was a captivating story and I was hu ...more
Dec 2007
Nov 06, 2007
Self-Made Man: One Woman's Year Disguised as a Man
did not like it
This book infuriated me. I would like to give it negative 3 stars. Unfortunately that's not possible.

Vincent makes broad generalizations about various
Aug 2006
Jul 16, 2007
Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture
did not like it
While Levy's analysis of the ways in which some women participate in and uphold raunch culture is, at times, quite apt, this book as a whole brushes p ...more
Apr 2007
Mar 25, 2007
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
it was ok
I received this book in the mail as a recommendation from my dear friend Fievel. The kind gesture was much appreciated.

I initially found myself enjoyi
Jan 2008
Oct 27, 2007
From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawai'i
really liked it
When I told my mom I was reading this book, her response was, "Eww. Why?" Literally. Verbatim.

I was born and raised in Hawaii. I have a child's memor
Jul 2008
Jun 04, 2008
Dawn (Xenogenesis, #1)
it was amazing
Loved it. I'm making myself wait before I finish the series (for the sake of a library book I'm excited to read), but I know I'll be waiting on pins a ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 06, 2009
Welcome to the Machine: Science, Surveillance, and the Culture of Control
did not like it
I really liked this book in college, but the truth is that Derrick Jensen is a terrible person -- and if you're looking for a deep thinker worth follo ...more
Aug 2007
Apr 11, 2007
The Thing Around Your Neck
it was amazing
This book is so good. I don't love short stories, but every single one of these was utterly captivating, beautiful, and complete.
Mar 08, 2016
Feb 16, 2015
Station Eleven
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I really really enjoyed this book. Although the writing wasn't my favorite and I struggled a bit with the connectedness of the chara ...more
Aug 19, 2015
Jul 05, 2015
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
really liked it
This book is dark and terrible and wild and unfurling. I was captivated right away by the story and found myself tumbling into the narrator's world so ...more
Dec 14, 2013
Jun 05, 2013
The Handmaid's Tale
really liked it
(2017) This book is fucking terrifying in light of the current political context. I wish Margaret Atwood had written a sequel along with this novel. A ...more
Aug 2007
Jul 03, 2017
Jul 03, 2007
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1)
it was amazing
So good. I'm ready to read everything she's written.
Aug 12, 2017
not set
Jul 04, 2016
Sep 24, 2015
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
really liked it
I appreciate a book that can so clearly articulate a solution to a tremendous problem. Dr Gawande is a fantastic writer and this is a powerful and mov ...more
Apr 29, 2015
Apr 15, 2015
Frozen (Cold Awakening, #1)
**spoiler alert** WHOA. WHOA!!! i have no idea how i feel about this book. okay, that's only kind of true. i have SO MANY feelings about this book. fi ...more
Dec 08, 2011
Nov 27, 2011
did not like it
I didn't finish this book. I did read more than half of it, though. I really tried to find the good in this novel, but the truth is this: this is a ra ...more
Nov 13, 2015
Jun 12, 2015
Like Son
it was ok
I really, really wanted to like this book, but honestly, it was quite boring.

Though, it is refreshing to read a book about a trans character that isn
Aug 2008
May 18, 2008
We Should All Be Feminists
I'm disappointed to say that I didn't enjoy this book. Adichie's understanding of gender is extremely limited; which I found surprising and dishearten ...more
May 27, 2016
Sep 06, 2015
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch #1)
it was amazing
So clever and well done. I loved nearly everything about this book and am eager for the next in the series.
Jan 14, 2016
Jul 27, 2015
Before and After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog
liked it
Oct 20, 2015
Sep 22, 2015
Blood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1)
really liked it
Huh. I think maybe I'd heard that this book was amazing from too many people and thus held too high of expectations. There were many things that I lik ...more
Dec 22, 2011
Nov 20, 2011
The Birth Partner
really liked it
This book seems super helpful. I like that it lays outs really detailed, specific and accessible information about what to expect during birth. But th ...more
Mar 18, 2017
Mar 18, 2017
She Looks Just Like You: A Memoir of (Nonbiological Lesbian) Motherhood
it was ok
This book was not particularly inspiring, nor insightful. I appreciated a few aspects of the book - like when Amie gets real about some of the hardshi ...more
Sep 28, 2014
Oct 01, 2014
Inside Out: Reflections on a life so far
liked it
This book was recommended to me by my step-mom, who reads like she's drinking water and who seems to enjoy sending me home with a fistful of books aft ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 25, 2009
All the Light We Cannot See
it was ok
This book didn't really do it for me. I don't understand the hype. I found the story to be only mildly compelling, the characters were flat and I didn ...more
Aug 09, 2015
Jul 30, 2015
A Little Life
really liked it
This book should have sexual violence trigger warnings in neon ink across the cover. The level of trauma and the intensity of the interpersonal violen ...more
May 18, 2016
Nov 20, 2015
Truth and Beauty
really liked it
It's not going to get to me... it's not going to get to me... it's not going to get to me... But then it did! I was so skeptical of this book (ask me ...more
Dec 30, 2013
Aug 22, 2008
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
really liked it
I like Doughty's perspective on death culture in the US. She has some smart ideas and is able to make thoughtful connections about history, culture, a ...more
Jan 31, 2015
Jan 28, 2015
Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
really liked it
This is so intense as a graphic novel. Loved the art and enjoyed the ways that Butler was adapted to this format.
Jul 24, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
The Color Purple
it was amazing
Somehow missed out on this book before now. Loved it, of course. Makes me want to see what other Alice Walker I've yet to read.
Apr 03, 2017
Apr 04, 2017
My Own Country: A Doctor's Story
really liked it
I enjoyed this book and found it to provide helpful context to the HIV work I do now. Verghese is a very good writer and though it took me over a year ...more
Oct 04, 2014
Aug 09, 2013
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