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Let the Great World Spin
3.95
really liked it
it took time to fall in love with this book, which is surprising because the characters in the first chapters were charming, full, and surprising. but ...more
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Apr 03, 2013
 
Light Boxes
3.64
it was amazing
Winter isn't over and the idea of winter making everything else--well, ridiculous--fits reading this book. I spent a day in bed, after the thaw that ...more
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Mar 26, 2011
 
The Sorrow and the Fast of It
4.52
really liked it
A bit isolating and seems less strung together, more like a clinging together. I hear the word "urgent" a lot and rarely think I read something that ...more
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Dec 13, 2010
 
The Outsiders
4.10
really liked it
mostly, i am haunted by the way continuity between the body and mind, self and other, and the world and person are drawn out.
not set
Mar 21, 2014
 
Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting
3.98
really liked it
What surprised me most was the conversation, unexpected and completely honest, about gender differences and how access to childcare influences those ...more
not set
May 21, 2013
 
Hector and the Search for Happiness
3.48
liked it
Yes, I like the punchiness of the text. The list even becomes, for all of its plainness, lovely and moving. But there's nothing that was too new.

It's
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Mar 26, 2011
 
Blood Almanac
4.31
it was amazing
sure, we sit around and think about what "americana" means, but longhorn goes out and puts it in our faces. this is lyrical work and there's a real ...more
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Oct 29, 2011
 
Barefoot and Listening
4.67
it was amazing
i told a friend about this book and said, "it's like the ear wrapped around the experience of being a woman and found out that it's a very human ...more
not set
Oct 29, 2011
 
Waiting
3.51
it was ok
It's almost hard to separate not liking a character, a sign of good writing and good character development, and not liking the story much. I'm not ...more
not set
May 16, 2013
 
The Sense of an Ending
3.72
really liked it
Surprising and, at times, moving. The dependency on plot is almost totally tossed in favor of creating a full, complicated, and genuine character who ...more
not set
Jan 26, 2012
 
The Implacable Order of Things
3.84
it was amazing
Bending time and bending characters, this is remarkably contemporary and still very much in the spirit of folk / oral traditions. Everything becomes ...more
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Sep 21, 2012
 
Stands As Mediation
4.50
it was amazing
Oh yes, this was perfect. Nice play without relying on "play" as the movement. Something parlor-ish. Something I'll read again to think more about.
not set
Mar 27, 2011
 
Coming Through Slaughter
3.90
really liked it
This language is incredible, almost like a new language being created by blending folk and music "talk."
not set
Dec 17, 2010
 
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
4.10
it was amazing
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Apr 11, 2007
 
The Uses of Literature
4.07
really liked it
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May 08, 2008
 
The Overcoat and Other Short Stories
4.21
it was amazing
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Dec 20, 2007
 
The Last American Man
3.80
it was ok
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Jun 19, 2008
 
The Gift: Novel
3.86
it was amazing
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Apr 12, 2008
 
Transformations
4.19
it was amazing
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Jun 19, 2008
 
The Tao of Pooh
4.02
liked it
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Feb 26, 2008
 
Lifting Belly
4.15
it was amazing
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Feb 26, 2008
 
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
3.97
it was amazing
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Apr 11, 2007
 
Art as Experience
3.92
really liked it
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Feb 06, 2008
 
The Form of a City Changes Faster, Alas, Than the Human Heart
3.81
it was amazing
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May 09, 2008
 
[one love affair]*
4.20
really liked it
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Sep 11, 2008
 
The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems, 1974-1994
3.93
really liked it
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May 09, 2008
 
The Collected Poems, 1956-1998
4.43
it was amazing
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Dec 20, 2007
 
Honky-Tonk Heroes and Hillbilly Angels: The Pioneers of Country and Western Music
3.61
liked it
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Feb 06, 2008
 
Samuel Johnson Is Indignant
3.97
it was amazing
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Aug 29, 2008
 
My Idea of Fun
3.44
really liked it
None
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Dec 10, 2010
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