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Books I have read and loved

The product of a pathological need to categorise and remember every book I've ever read, and my only creative outlet being critiquing others' creativity.

Currently reading

Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
Barry Estabrook
Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories
Raymond Carver
To Say Nothing of the Dog
Connie Willis
Flying Too High
Kerry Greenwood
The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton
High Conflict Personalities: Understanding and Resolving Their Costly Disputes
Bill Eddy
Today
July
27
October 2013
09
currently reading
October 2013
04
reviewed: The Luminaries - review
I wasn’t sure that I was ready to delve into a hefty tome like this so soon after finishing my Masters and The Amazing Advent...
September 2013
30
updated shelf
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September 2013
11
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September 2013
01
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I had high expectations for this book; the characters in Middlesex have been lingering in my mind for years, and I almost for...
The Marriage Plot - Jeffrey Eugenides
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December 2012
23
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There are 50 or so pages left in this book, and I just can't bring myself to read them. I sit down and can't remember who the...
The Windup Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi
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December 2012
4
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October 2012
26
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October 2012
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September 2012
03
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The first half of this book, I loved. It is a devastating and important book, but to me pales in comparison to Roots (Alex Ha...
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
finished reading:
August 2012
21
reviewed:
I finished this book months ago, and am going to re-read it. More than anything I have ever read, this book completely opened...
The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs - Patricia B. McConnell
finished reading:
June 2012
21
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I am so glad that I read this book, and as some recommendation on the blurb says, I want to give it to every current and pros...
In Defence of Dogs - John  Bradshaw
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April 2012
6
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March 2012
23
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March 2012
22
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March 2012
14
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I am going to write this review before reading others' reviews, because I loved this book and want to actually write out one ...
Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China - Leslie T. Chang
finished reading:
March 2012
07
reviewed:
This oaf of a book was given to me by an old woman at my dog park, along with a paranormal romance which she recommended for ...
1Q84 - Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin, Philip Gabriel
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January 2012
10
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January 2012
08
reviewed: You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises for Men and Women
I'm not judging this book by its cover.
You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible Of Bodyweight Exercises For Men And Women - Mark Lauren, Joshua Clark
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January 2012
04
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So Much For That lacks all the force of So Much for Kevin. My copy has an article at the very end (by Shriver) that is a cond...
So Much for That: A Novel - Lionel Shriver
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January 2012
2
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December 2011
28
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December 2011
18
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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell was one of those books that I made myself wait to read. In addition to the obligatory ten pag...
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke
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December 2011
17
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I was given this book as a kris kringle/secret santa present this year, by somebody who clearly doesn't know me very well. I ...
Save Me - Lisa Scottoline
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