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The Book Thief
4.36
did not like it
**spoiler alert** UPDATE: AUG 26, 2016: This review has been here 8 years, has 18 pages of 854 comments and 764 likes. There's no outrage for you to a ...more
May 12, 2010
Jul 24, 2008
 
The Kite Runner
4.26
After pondering long and hard, I'm going to try now to articulate just what it was about this book that sucked so much, why it has offended me so grea ...more
May 11, 2008
May 11, 2008
 
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
3.78
did not like it

"Be careful whose advice you buy but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past fr
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not set
Jan 20, 2016
 
Brave Girl Eating: A Family's Struggle with Anorexia
3.85
did not like it
****Update: 25/3/2012: The massive thread that follows just totally reaffirms every point I made in the review. All of this from a writer whose work a ...more
Mar 16, 2012
Jan 29, 2012
 
Room
4.03
did not like it
Room has been called "remarkable," and "sensational." It was not only shortlisted for the Booker Prize, but it was also chosen as a Favorite Book of 2 ...more
not set
Jan 18, 2011
 
Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America
3.51
did not like it
It amazes me how much I have in common with Linda Tirdao.

I, like Tirado, had a caring family and a relatively privileged upbringing. I, like Tirado,
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Oct 06, 2014
Sep 21, 2014
 
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
3.66
did not like it


I downloaded this because of the New York Times article claiming that this erotic novel "electrified women across the country." I just had to see what
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Mar 22, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way
3.75
did not like it
In 70 pages, Three Cups of Deceit managed to destroy one of my heroes--and I don't mean Greg Mortenson, the person the book means to demonize. Instead ...more
Nov 30, 2015
Nov 30, 2015
 
Body of Truth: Change Your Life by Changing the Way You Think about Weight and Health
4.09
did not like it
**I actually feel like deleting this. I shouldn't be giving this $%$# the free publicity. Ugh, you're welcome, Harriet.**

And then along came this book
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Jul 30, 2015
Jan 29, 2015
 
Captain Underpants and the Big Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 2: Revenge of the Ridiculous Robo-Boogers (Captain Underpants, #7)
4.17
it was amazing
Update: 17 March 2017

I've been meaning to update this for months. Original review has been deleted / changed from 1 to 5 stars / I'm an a-hole, etc.

I
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Oct 04, 2015
Oct 04, 2015
 
Ludmila's Broken English
2.90
did not like it
This book has me ready to create a new shelf: Didn't Finish Because It Sucked.

Booker Prize?? THIS?? Christ, the dialogue sounds like a constant drunk
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Jun 2007
Jun 26, 2007
 
Lying Together: My Russian Affair
3.08
did not like it
Oh yah. I forgot about this one. Wow man. This sucked like no book has ever sucked before.

So, this chick who works at Hard Copy calls an ex who is no
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Aug 2005
Sep 02, 2007