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An Italian Wife
2.68
it was amazing
Everything you read in the other reviews is true. It's confusing. It's a collection of character sketches. It has awkward, unexpected, and even out-of ...more
Jan 2016
not set
Mar 27, 2017
 
The Teahouse Fire
3.49
it was amazing
Here's a funny story about this book: it is long, and I am a slow reader. I had checked it out of the library, and when the due date approached, renew ...more
Dec 24, 2016
Oct 12, 2016
 
Hot Mess Kitchen: Recipes for Your Delicious Disastrous Life
3.88
it was amazing
Gabi and Miranda did not write this book for me, a Gen-X homeowner with kitchen proficiency and an amateur foodie wife. They wrote this book for the h ...more
Oct 10, 2017
Sep 12, 2017
 
IS: A Street-Smart Guide to Inspire Your Spiritual Side
4.50
it was amazing
Oh hell. What is an atheist grammarian supposed to write about a spirituality book called IS? I kicked, screamed, avoided, and finally had to lie down ...more
Mar 2013
Jul 23, 2013
 
Lost in Guyville
4.00
it was amazing
I love the tone of Marie D’Abreo’s graphic novels. Like Beautiful, this book is for real girls, girls who are worried they’ll never find the right guy ...more
not set
Jun 22, 2018
 
The Witch's Trinity
3.56
it was amazing
Usually, authors are good at one or the other: rich, engaging characters or read-all-night plots.
But though Erica Mailman is a master of character-dri
...more
Apr 21, 2018
May 04, 2018
 
Morning Altars: A 7-Step Practice to Nourish Your Spirit through Nature, Art, and Ritual
4.65
it was amazing
Yes, Morning Altars delivers colorful, thoughtful photographs of Day Schildkret’s geometric nature designs, but this book offers so much more than the ...more
Nov 2018
Nov 09, 2018
 
City of Disappearances
5.00
it was amazing
City of Disappearances is the sort of novel where the setting is a character and you fall in love with the villain. Reading it is like unpacking a jew ...more
Mar 2019
Mar 10, 2019
 
Year of Yes
4.08
it was amazing
I liked this book so much I wrote two different blog posts about it. Here they are:

Shonda Rhimes's 5-Mile Run: sexyg.co/hot-16915
Getting Help: fiera.c
...more
Jan 2016
Sep 15, 2016
 
All the Birds in the Sky
3.58
it was amazing
I love San Francisco, but sometimes it feels like the tension between the freaks and the geeks here will surely bring on Armageddon.

So Charlie Jane A
...more
not set
Jun 29, 2016
 
Beautiful: A girl's trip through the looking glass
3.78
it was amazing
I like stories with a strong point of view, and Beautiful has that. The story unfolds inside the mind of Lily, a young woman who doesn’t realize how b ...more
Jan 2014
Nov 22, 2014
 
The Interestings
3.56
really liked it
The problem with this novel is point of view. In fact, it’s a thrilling example of why point of view is important. Jules seems to be the main characte ...more
Sep 05, 2018
Jun 20, 2018
 
Woman of Ill Fame
3.85
it was amazing
This historical novel’s use of well-researched detail delivers so much more than textured settings and costumes. It deftly penetrates the narrator voi ...more
Apr 07, 2018
not set
Mar 26, 2018
 
The Cavalcade
4.50
it was amazing
I am working on memorizing a poem from this wonderful book right now. It was very difficult to decide which one to learn by heart. There are poems in ...more
Jan 2016
Jan 26, 2018
 
Haunted (The Arnaud Legacy, #1)
3.62
it was amazing
It's hard to write about this story without spoilers since there's an imaginative surprise in the middle, but I can tell you this: baby eating bad guy ...more
Dec 06, 2018
Sep 27, 2018
 
The Murderer's Maid: A Lizzie Borden Novel
4.08
it was amazing
Erika Mailman has taken a story we thought we knew and interrogated it by bringing previously suppressed women’s voices to life on the page. That’s he ...more
May 22, 2018
May 14, 2018
 
Thriving in Sex Work: Heartfelt Advice for Staying Sane in the Sex Industry
4.55
it was amazing
This is a book about wielding your sexual power and earning money with it unapologetically, and it offers all the heartfelt, streetwise wisdom you wan ...more
not set
Jun 20, 2017
 
The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness
4.08
it was amazing
I will cherish this book, mark it up and fold the corners on favorite pages. I know for certain, I'll give it as a conversation-referencing gift many ...more
Jun 14, 2016
Jun 12, 2016
 
Moon Fiji (Travel Guide)
5.00
it was amazing
Fiji was not on my short list, but it is now. If you could hear the sweet tones and relentlessness with which my wife has been reading to me from this ...more
Jun 18, 2019
Jun 18, 2019
 
Don't Forget Me Ghost Bikes-A Photographic Memorial
5.00
it was amazing
I've been learning about grief lately. It's such a big and challenging topic that I can't yet articulate what I've learned, but I'm compiling a grief ...more
Jan 2015
Oct 27, 2015
 
Passionwalk: Don't Let Your Blessing Slip Away
4.00
it was amazing
First, full disclosure: I have worked with S.L. Plummer to develop this and several other writing projects, but I still want to tell you why you might ...more
Jan 2014
Dec 22, 2014
 
The Goldfinch
3.90
it was amazing
This book.

It took me forever to finish it. I would be reading and thinking, My god! This is so dark and depressing! And by the time I took a break and
...more
not set
Jun 29, 2016
 
For Sale by Owner: Stories
4.38
it was amazing
When Hello Kitty-devoted, dark-humored girls grow up and raise families, they become the heroines of Kelcey Parker's grim and satisfying stories. Whil ...more
May 30, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
 
Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love
4.25
it was amazing
I adored this story of my favorite city. What a great thesis: enchantment, terror, and deliverance indeed! If you love SF and SF values, Talbot will h ...more
Aug 07, 2014
Aug 08, 2014
 
All About the D
4.15
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Jun 20, 2017
 
Sweet Ruin
3.34
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Feb 01, 2017
 
Sister Noon
3.10
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May 05, 2018
 
Speak
4.01
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not set
Aug 19, 2017
 
Taking Charge of Your Fertility (Revised Edition): The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health
4.51
None
not set
Nov 23, 2016
 
How to Become a Famous Writer Before You're Dead: Your Words in Print and Your Name in Lights
4.02
None
not set
Mar 11, 2018
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