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Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World
3.84
it was ok
Congratulations, Rita Golden Gelman! You are the first author who has made me turn to the back cover while reading and repeatedly flick your author ph ...more
Jun 18, 2012
Jun 12, 2012
 
Mutant Message Down Under
3.78
did not like it
Read for book club. This may very well be the worst book I've ever read. It is ridiculous and made me angry on many levels.

*UPDATE! I just learned tha
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Aug 10, 2010
Aug 10, 2010
 
French Milk
3.32
it was ok
I had seen this book in a store, and then got my library to order it for me (and add it to their collection)! How cool is that? I'm glad I didn't buy ...more
Jan 08, 2010
Jan 06, 2010
 
The Middle Place
3.85
it was ok
Kelly Corrigan is a spoiled brat. She thinks the world revolves around her, and wants us all to agree about this and nod in approval of everything she ...more
Apr 2009
Apr 16, 2009
 
The Hornet's Nest
3.17
did not like it
**spoiler alert** What a disappointment!!! I wasn't expecting great things from this book, but it was next up for the book club so I was obligated to ...more
Apr 29, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
 
Anne of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables, #6)
4.05
it was ok
Well, I read this one, and I don't think I can really bear to read any more of them. The House of Dreams had me doubting already, but this one put me ...more
Mar 2012
Apr 01, 2012
 
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
3.93
did not like it
I just downgraded my review to one star because it occurred to me that I was dreading picking this one up every time I sat down to read (had to read i ...more
Jul 30, 2011
Jul 21, 2011
 
Happiness Now!: Timeless Wisdom for Feeling Good FAST
3.87
liked it
This book had some worthwhile concepts about being happy, being nice to yourself, and how those outlooks relate to others. It was rather spiritual and ...more
Dec 18, 2009
Dec 02, 2009
 
Hicksville
3.90
it was ok
This was a strange story, sort of about comics, and sort of telling its own story. Maybe. I actually was really confused most of the time. I don't do ...more
Jun 24, 2013
Jun 25, 2013
 
Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary
3.73
liked it
I liked this book alright. I wasn't sure whether the drawings were purposefully subpar because they were supposedly drawn by a high-schooler, or just ...more
Jun 21, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
 
The Sun Also Rises (Fiesta)
3.83
did not like it
Wow, this book was a dud. A handful of people traipse through France and Spain -- no, wait, they don't traipse, they more sort of slog, it's so dull a ...more
Nov 2011
Nov 08, 2011
 
Kiss and Tell: A Romantic Résumé, Ages 0 to 22
3.57
it was ok
I got this out of the graphic novel section of the library, because it looked like an interesting autobiographical comic. Well, I didn't like it. I'll ...more
Jul 23, 2011
Jul 24, 2011
 
Mao-chan 1
3.35
did not like it
I'm just going to label this as "read" and "never finished reading it, oh well", and keep it on my kitchen table to pick up over the breakfast cereal ...more
Jun 2010
May 11, 2010
 
The Time Paradox: The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life
3.73
liked it
This book was pretty good, though it didn't have the tone I was expecting, like HOW to adjust your "time zone" if you feel you are a bit off. Personal ...more
Dec 06, 2009
Dec 02, 2009
 
Plenty
4.32
it was ok
I had to return this to the library, but I did get a chance to try a couple recipes. It was funny, when I first opened it and looked at all the nice, ...more
Feb 2013
Feb 21, 2013
 
Scott Pilgrim, Volume 6: Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour
4.41
it was ok
Well, I am disappointed in the ending of this glorious series. It was really confusing, not as cool as I expected, and sort of overly simple.

You know
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Jul 27, 2010
May 03, 2010
 
Make Me a Woman
3.71
it was ok
This was an interesting collection of autobiographical comics, which I picked up at the library. Not so much a linear story as more random pages from ...more
Aug 2011
Jul 24, 2011
 
The Ice Queen
3.51
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Hmm. This book kept wobbling between being really interesting and unexpected, and then uninteresting (cheesy?) and unexpected in a b ...more
Jun 20, 2017
Jun 22, 2017
 
Quick Weekend Quilts
3.80
it was ok
Ha ha ha! I found this book to be really amusing because of the included Weekend Planner sections for each project, where she tells you how to break u ...more
Nov 02, 2014
Nov 02, 2014
 
Madame Bovary
3.65
it was ok
**spoiler alert** OK, I think I was supposed to read this in high school or did read it in high school, I can't remember -- but anyhow, somehow it got ...more
Mar 09, 2010
Mar 09, 2010
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.57
liked it
**spoiler alert** This book started out doubtful, got great, had a crazy convenient plot twist, and sort of got back to good again.

At first I doubted
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Jul 2009
Jun 29, 2009
 
Underwire
3.28
it was amazing
I really liked this book! The drawings were great, and I like the way she captured various emotions and scenes. Funny and thoughtful. Of course I have ...more
Jun 08, 2013
Jun 05, 2013
 
Water for Elephants
4.07
it was ok
Next book for the book club. I was able to read this book pretty quickly, because it does have a style of "can't put it down." However, towards the en ...more
Feb 24, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.80
liked it
Ha ha, here is the story as to why I re-read this book! (I first read it in 7th or 8th grade like everybody else.) So book club picked _To Kill a Mock ...more
May 2015
Jun 19, 2015
 
Patchwork Style: 35 Simple Projects for a Cozy and Colorful Life
3.51
liked it
What a strange little book! I probably wouldn't make the majority of these projects, HOWEVER, this book had some GREAT DIAGRAMS!! It showed techniques ...more
Nov 10, 2014
Nov 02, 2014
 
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
3.95
liked it
This book club book was engaging for roughly the first half, then sort of fell apart for me. But still, it gets you thinking about going outdoors more ...more
Jun 10, 2010
Jun 02, 2010
 
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
3.52
it was ok
**spoiler alert** First, the positive aspect of the book: the author does a good job of describing the emotions of being dumped. She was good at crush ...more
Jul 08, 2009
Jun 29, 2009
 
I Was Told There'd Be Cake
3.45
liked it
This was a pretty good book -- 2.75 stars. After the first few essays, I was digging it, thought it was funny, and wanted to keep reading. After a few ...more
Dec 15, 2010
Dec 02, 2010
 
Husband-Coached Childbirth: The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth
3.62
liked it
Took out of the library because Bradley method has been recommended by friends, I want to learn more, but don't have the time or money for the 12-week ...more
Oct 2010
Sep 29, 2010
 
The Boston Girl
3.80
really liked it
I enjoyed this story of a Jewish teen growing up in early-20th-century Boston. I saw it on the "Lucky Day" shelf at the library (books that have a mas ...more
Apr 11, 2015
Mar 27, 2015
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