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On the Road
3.64
it was amazing
I read this book at the perfect time in my life, as though it had been written for me to read at that exact moment. It changed my ideas about travelin ...more
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Feb 23, 2008
 
Joan of Arc: In Her Own Words
4.04
it was ok
Unless you are a Joan of Arc freak, I'm not sure what you can take from this book that wouldn't be found and put in better context elsewhere. I mean, ...more
Apr 25, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
 
Deep Thoughts: Inspiration for the Uninspired
4.33
it was amazing
"Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why
several of us died of tuberculosis."
not set
Dec 21, 2007
 
My Life
3.72
it was amazing
[Disclaimer: I have a huge crush on him.] I listened to the audio tape of this work (I think it was 8 cd's!) and it made me so sad.  No matter what yo ...more
not set
Oct 16, 2007
 
What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love
4.17
it was ok
I am heartless and I thought this book was fairly uninteresting.
not set
Feb 23, 2009
 
Living History
3.75
really liked it
She's a smart woman... and maybe the first female President.
not set
Oct 16, 2007
 
Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1)
3.86
it was ok
I'm not trying to be a snob. The dialog is just plain bad- almost unreadable, I would say. I've read it twice. Once because I worked in a bookstore an ...more
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Jun 05, 2009
 
The Holy Bible (King James Version)
4.43
it was amazing
Best selling book of all time.
Jan 2005
Oct 16, 2007
 
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
3.79
it was ok
Someone said, making fun of this book, that everyone likes this book because the short chapters make them feel smart.  Haha. I might agree with that, ...more
not set
Dec 18, 2007
 
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
3.89
liked it
I thought this book really picked up about half way through. I'm not sure how I feel this new trend of snappy footnotes as author asides directly to t ...more
not set
Jun 05, 2009
 
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
3.70
liked it
I love the guy and this book made me thank god several times that he was elected. The crappy rating is because I thought I had gotten Dreams of My Fa ...more
not set
Jun 05, 2009
 
Beyond the Myth: The Story of Joan of Arc
3.67
did not like it
Little did I know this book was written for a 5th grader. I thought I could still read it for some factual background. No dice. It was just written so ...more
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Feb 23, 2009
 
Fight Club
4.20
really liked it
I loved this book when it came out.  I read it and read it again. I have a huge author crush on Bret Easton Ellis and I thought that Palahniuk was goi ...more
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Dec 18, 2007
 
Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
4.08
liked it
blahblhablah oprah's book club. It's a good story and I really like that when reading it I can hear the Irish accent and I really felt like I was back ...more
Apr 25, 2009
Mar 20, 2009
 
The Stand
4.34
it was amazing
I know most "serious readers" scoff at Stephen King, but mixed in with some of his silly horror novels are amazing gems. My mom read this when it came ...more
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Jun 12, 2008
 
The Year of Magical Thinking
3.86
it was amazing
This book came out right before I went on my first big trip by myself.  I hardly ever go to the Safeway alone, so it was a huge leap for me to get on ...more
Oct 2005
Oct 16, 2007
 
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
3.87
liked it
Don't buy a new, hardcover of this book. $25 bucks + tax is too much to spend, but it is def. worth reading. I borrowed it from a friend and finished ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 17, 2008
 
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
3.70
liked it
Obviously not four stars in the way Hemingway is four stars, but more in rating system of not entertaining to very entertaining. I found all four of ...more
not set
Apr 25, 2009
 
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
3.61
really liked it
Man this is a difficult book to read. Thank god that my copy was heavily annotated. I put a great deal of work into reading the novel along with every ...more
not set
Feb 23, 2008
 
Lunar Park
3.59
it was amazing
It is not for everyone, but I adore Ellis. I had him sign this edition and it is one of my favorite possessions. If the house was on fire, I would run ...more
Jan 2006
Oct 16, 2007
 
Deeper Thoughts: All New, All Crispy
4.43
it was amazing
"One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take
my little nephew to DisneyLand, but instead I drove him to an old
burned-out wa
...more
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Jan 17, 2008
 
The Alchemist
3.82
it was ok
 I thought the language was boooring and the new age "lessons" throughout the book were forced and completely ridiculous. I honestly hated this book. ...more
Aug 2007
Oct 16, 2007
 
Less Than Zero
3.58
really liked it
Everything about vile, rich LA kids doing coke and being all around horrible people makes me want to puke, but god do I love this novel. Nothing happe ...more
not set
Dec 18, 2007
 
American Psycho
3.81
really liked it
Many people dislike this book because of all the violence.  Honestly, I think the novel is fairly funny.  Especially every time Bateman talks about re ...more
not set
Dec 18, 2007
 
The I. R. A
3.92
This book is very tough to get through because it's so dense. The IRA is a very complex organization and I am feeling overwhelmed at the number of nam ...more
Sep 11, 2008
May 22, 2008
 
No One Belongs Here More Than You
3.81
really liked it
The stories are shocking short and beautiful. The characters are interesting and the stories run the gambit with most in the first person. July speaks ...more
Apr 23, 2008
Apr 23, 2008
 
Maus : A Survivor's Tale. I. My Father Bleeds History. II. And Here My Troubles Began
4.53
it was amazing
This book is heartbreaking. The picture box where the mice feet change into Jewish men's feet after they have been hung by the Nazi's is one of the mo ...more
not set
Oct 16, 2007
 
Me Talk Pretty One Day
3.97
it was amazing
Sedaris is unbelievably funny.  I look forward to his pieces in the New Yorker every few months.  He has a style that is just a little bit different t ...more
not set
Dec 18, 2007
 
My Life in France
4.16
it was amazing
This book made me fall in love with Julia Child! I wanted to move to Paris, learn a new language, learn to cook, write a book, travel, drink wine and ...more
Apr 2006
Oct 16, 2007
 
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
4.15
it was amazing
Casey bought me this book for my birthday and it's so obvious that he is my best friend. One of my favorite moments in life was when I was feeling sic ...more
Aug 2007
Oct 16, 2007
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