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The Bluest Eye
3.99
liked it
This was the most desperately painful book I've ever read. As such, I think everyone should be required to read it.

This is part of what fiction is sup
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not set
Sep 11, 2008
 
Larklight (Larklight, #1)
3.82
really liked it
It's the steampunkiest!
This book was so much fun. Literally my only complaint is a few things at the end seemed wrapped up a little improbably. But wa
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Sep 14, 2008
Sep 10, 2008
 
The Magicians (The Magicians #1)
3.48
liked it
Quentin grows up dreaming of magic-wielding heroes and his favorite fantasy land, Fillory (the subject of a five-book series he read countless times). ...more
Dec 02, 2014
Nov 22, 2014
 
Carry On
4.19
it was amazing
This book was everything I hoped for. Sweet, exciting, funny, inventive, diverse, and absolutely Rowell through and through, which means you can't sto ...more
Oct 09, 2015
Oct 14, 2015
 
There Is No Dog
2.96
did not like it
**spoiler alert** This was both fun and funny at times, but I was so disappointed by the general trend of things and the end. Why exactly did I just w ...more
Nov 17, 2012
Nov 15, 2012
 
I Crawl Through It
3.51
it was amazing
I was lucky enough to hear A.S. King speak when she visited our Library in August 2015. Eventually, after much fascinating talk, one of the moderators ...more
Aug 24, 2015
Aug 17, 2015
 
The Song of Achilles
4.28
it was amazing
This book is so beautiful. I love it. I love it, I love it.

I'm also having weird deja vu now that I'm in the last part... I've read this before? No? I
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Feb 14, 2013
Jan 02, 2013
 
The Art of Running Faster
3.96
really liked it
Lots of good advice.

*Beginning runners often run at "medium" rather than ever really going hard or easy.

*Variation! Tempo, intervals, long rest, shor
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Jul 05, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
4.21
it was amazing
This. Was. So. Good.

Not sure I even want to take a chance on the movie, despite hearing it's good. I think I'll wait a while.

PS Don't read it if you'r
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Oct 22, 2012
Oct 17, 2012
 
Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
3.80
liked it
Very fun and interesting - and now I don't touch anything when I go outside. Ever.
Apr 24, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
 
Station Eleven
4.02
it was amazing
Outstanding. This book flashes back and forward through time and is written from many characters' viewpoints - these things create an intricate and de ...more
Nov 18, 2014
Nov 20, 2014
 
Starcross (Larklight, #2)
4.00
it was amazing
Well, I got this sequel to Larklight expecting to like it slightly less than the first novel. Boy was I surprised! I liked it more - a rare thing in m ...more
Sep 17, 2008
Sep 10, 2008
 
Fangirl
4.11
it was amazing
SKA-WEE!

Finished 7-31. Technically 8-1. Book hangover!

I can't say enough good things about this book.

I'm sure all the reviews here are enough plot sum
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Aug 2013
Jun 24, 2013
 
Women of the Asylum: Voices from Behind the Walls, 1840-1945
3.86
liked it
I feel good reading this for an interesting reason - these women often seem to have little hope in anything other than that someone, someday, would re ...more
Apr 03, 2009
Mar 15, 2009
 
The Man Who Wasn't There: Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self
3.65
it was amazing
You had me at "In the tradition of Oliver Sacks..."

I love listening to scientific books, but not being a scientist myself, need a particular type of s
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Mar 2016
Feb 28, 2016
 
The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe, #1)
4.03
really liked it
Dear God. Did you know you could get cooler just from listening to an audio book? Elliot Gould, man, you gots da skillz. Listening to this for an hour ...more
Aug 03, 2013
Jul 09, 2013
 
Hellspark
4.44
it was amazing
This book! A lesson to me: don't judge books prematurely.
The back/inside cover of these reads like the worst stereotype of a sci-fi novel - lots of n
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Aug 09, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
 
Girlosophy: A Soul Survival Kit
4.37
really liked it
In an ideal world, every young women would be given this book by a beloved older female relative. That's just a fantasy of mine. But this book has won ...more
Jan 2003
Sep 11, 2008
 
The Maltese Falcon
3.92
liked it
Very good, and also very annoying.

The writing made me very happy at some points. But the ridiculous chauvinism was so off putting that it dimmed my en
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Apr 14, 2014
Mar 24, 2014
 
Bad Feminist
3.91
it was amazing
Immediately after finishing listening the downloadable audiobook of Bad Feminist, crisply narrated by the inestimable Bahni Turpin, I placed the print ...more
Mar 09, 2016
Mar 03, 2016
 
Rapture Practice
3.94
really liked it
Ratings:

For writing/storytelling: 3

For content: 5

This is a memoir about a young man who grows up in a conservative Christian family that believes in i
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Jul 26, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
 
Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
4.17
Many of things I thought I knew about mental illness and drugs are apparently not true. For instance, depressed people do not have lower level of sera ...more
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 05, 2011
 
Glory O'Brien's History of the Future
3.82
really liked it
Another strange and wonderful A.S. King adventure. Here is another example of a rather improbable set of circumstances that make a book difficult to s ...more
Nov 05, 2014
Nov 05, 2014
 
Woman on the Edge of Time
3.96
it was amazing
I need to reread this. I've thought about it often since reading it the first time. I especially always think of Piercy's word "per" as a singular gen ...more
Oct 2008
Oct 17, 2008
 
Fringe-ology: How I Tried to Explain Away the Unexplainable-And Couldn't
3.82
it was amazing
Steve Volk takes the difficult - and, I think, admirable - position that we just do not have all the answers yet. Human psychology is such that we don ...more
Aug 12, 2014
Aug 06, 2014
 
Ready Player One
4.31
liked it
Set in a future dystopia, where most of the world stays logged onto a massive online multiplayer most of the time, our character wants to save the com ...more
Sep 30, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
 
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
3.89
really liked it
I love the integration of photographs in this book. The photos are all real, from collections of various folks who gather weird photos from antique st ...more
not set
May 25, 2011
 
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
4.09
it was amazing
Charming doesn't even begin to cover it. I can't wait to rewatch The Princess Bride and put all my new found behind-the-scenes knowledge to work.
Nov 20, 2016
Nov 21, 2016
 
Car Talk Classics: No Factory Recalls. So Far.
4.00
it was amazing
Perfect travel listening.
May 12, 2015
May 18, 2015
 
Rage Is Back
3.59
it was amazing
This book is exciting. The writing is exciting! It's hysterical and strange is it breaks the fourth wall and it's irreverant and lovely. Really enjoyi ...more
Mar 17, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
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