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Wuthering Heights
really liked it
I first read this book my senior year of high school, and in my memory I've been holding it as one of my favourite books of all time. But I didn't lik ...more
Aug 29, 2016
Aug 16, 2016
Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953
really liked it
Sylvia Plath is my favourite author, and as such I've read a number of books about her. But this was unlike any of the others, because it focused on s ...more
Oct 23, 2015
Oct 19, 2015
Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives
liked it
I have mixed feelings about this book. There was some good advice in here to be sure, and I thought it gave some good insight into the relationship be ...more
Feb 18, 2016
Jan 27, 2016
Story of O (Story of O #1)
really liked it
I have a lot of history with this book. I first read it when I was 15 or so and I was just starting to figure out what I was into sexually, and it rea ...more
Aug 02, 2015
Jul 27, 2015
Sex with Shakespeare: Here's Much to Do with Pain, but More with Love
really liked it
As both a kinky person and an English major, I was very excited about a book combining kink with literary criticism. Finding links between the two was ...more
Sep 15, 2016
Sep 03, 2016
it was amazing
I *loved* this book. Really, really loved. This was the first contemporary fiction I'd read in quite some time (I'm normally a Classics girl), and it ...more
Aug 12, 2016
Jul 17, 2016
Ariel: The Restored Edition
it was amazing
My copy of the originally published version of Ariel has been a dear companion to me for many years, but this was my first time reading the edition pu ...more
Jan 11, 2016
Jan 11, 2016
Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls (The Baby-sitters Club, #2)
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I was a little embarrassed reading this book because parts of it that were supposed to be spooky actually spooked me a little bit, w ...more
Aug 09, 2016
Aug 16, 2016
They Might Be Giants' Flood (33 1/3)
it was ok
As someone proudly obsessed with TMBG, I have to say this book wasn't really written for me. Who it was written for, I'm not entirely sure. As a super ...more
Dec 29, 2014
Aug 06, 2014
Call It Sleep
really liked it
It took me awhile to get into this book, but I think that was mostly because I was having a very hard time concentrating on it at first. Once I did I ...more
May 20, 2014
Sep 06, 2013
Raw Art Journaling
it was amazing
I love love LOVED this book. I've been wanting to do more visual art and it was jam-packed with great ideas for how to incorporate that into journalin ...more
Jun 2016
Jun 09, 2016
Tender Is the Night
really liked it
I've been on a 1920s kick since I moved into a building that was built in 1929 last year, so I decided it was time to read all of Fitzgerald's work. I ...more
Jan 06, 2016
Dec 21, 2015
The Fifties
really liked it
I read this book because I'm writing a novel set in the '50s and I wanted to learn as much about the period as I could, and it certainly did teach me ...more
Sep 28, 2015
Sep 08, 2015
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
it was amazing
I first wanted to read this book because I read an interview with the author in Bitch. Then with the movie coming out and all the attention it's been ...more
Apr 06, 2017
Mar 13, 2017
The 20-30 Something Garden Guide: A No-Fuss, Down and Dirty, Gardening 101 for Anyone Who Wants to Grow Stuff
liked it
I'm trying my hand at gardening for the first time this year, and I've been feeling rather intimidated because I have no idea what I'm doing. This boo ...more
May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016
The Historian
it was amazing
This was one of the most exciting books I've ever read. I got completely swept up in the story, on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to hap ...more
Apr 21, 2017
Apr 24, 2017
The Bell Jar
it was amazing
This has been my favourite book of all time since I first read it when I was 16, when I was just starting to struggle with my own depression, but I ha ...more
Sep 05, 2015
Sep 08, 2015
Radical Gardening: Politics, Idealism and Rebellion in the Garden
liked it
This book was interesting but not at all what I expected it to be. I thought it would be about "gardening" like what I'm doing this year, growing my o ...more
May 24, 2016
May 28, 2016
Swann's Way (In Search of Lost Time, #1)
liked it
Not gonna lie, this wasn't exactly the easiest book to get through. I started reading it because my beloved John Linnell said he had read the whole se ...more
Jul 21, 2015
Jul 27, 2015
Kristy's Great Idea (The Baby-Sitters Club, #1)
liked it
I was really really into the BSC when I was a kid, and I was inspired to go through and re-read the series by a dream about them. There's something co ...more
Aug 09, 2016
May 07, 2016
Our Mothers' War: American Women at Home and at the Front During World War II
really liked it
This book was really interesting. I've been fascinated with the culture of the 1940s and 1950s lately, and the experience of women during World War II ...more
Jul 07, 2016
Jun 13, 2016
The Pleasure's All Mine: A History of Perverse Sex
I couldn't finish reading this book. It made me too angry.

The first few chapters, about what constitutes "normal" sex, masturbation, and certain eleme
Mar 08, 2016
Mar 02, 2016
The Great Gatsby
it was amazing
Oh The Great Gatsby. I first read you on my own in junior high, just when I was starting to read every "grown-up" book I could get my hands on. Then I ...more
Mar 17, 2014
May 22, 2014
Tarot for Writers
really liked it
I used this book for NaNoWriMo in 2013 and it gave me a lot of good ideas. I'm just learning tarot and I'd never thought of using it as a writing aid ...more
Oct 25, 2013
Oct 19, 2013
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
really liked it
I really loved this book. I thought it was very funny and had characters you could really feel a connection to. I definitely want to read more of his ...more
May 15, 2013
Jun 03, 2013
Moby-Dick Or, the Whale
really liked it
I wasn't sure what I was going to think of this book going into it because some people had told me it was really boring--it was one of my "I'm *obliga ...more
Feb 23, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
The Diary of a Young Girl
it was amazing
I read this book on a day I was really depressed, mostly because it's what I currently have out from the library, but also because I was hoping it wou ...more
Jul 13, 2014
Jul 19, 2014
Mad Girl's Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted
really liked it
I've read a whole lot of Plath biographies, but this was one of the better ones. Usually they want to focus *so much* on her relationship with Ted Hug ...more
Jun 29, 2013
Jul 07, 2013
As She Climbed Across the Table
liked it
Reading this book was a sometimes emotional experience to me because I related a little too much for the character of Alice--I know all too well what ...more
Jul 30, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
really liked it
This was my first time reading a graphic novel--I'm embarrassed to admit that my experience with comics prior to this was limited to what's in the pap ...more
Jul 29, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
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