Jan M. - Reviews

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Astrology for Lovers
Astrology for Lovers
Author: Liz Greene
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/19/2014


One of the best astrology books I have ever read. Greene's reputation is well-earned. She sugar-coats nothing, gets to the heart of the matter every time as she discusses the archetypes of the 12 signs and their affiliated personalities. Instead of doing what most authors do and dictating who is compatible with whom, she provides the tools for the reader to ferret out their own solutions for deciphering their relationships in a personal context.


The Broke Diaries : The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke
Review Date: 10/19/2015


Book was really funny and anyone who has ever been a broke college student Or whom has just gone through a really hard time in life can relate. Makes me sad is that many of the negative book reviews clearly have racist/classist undertones. I would think that the book reading community would be a little bit more progressive, but it obvious that because the protagonist is black some readers are little harsh in judging her. But I think Angie is brave and her story can touch many lives


The Female Eunuch
The Female Eunuch
Author: Germaine Greer
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/9/2014


Out of all the feminist classics, this one is by far my favorite. Germaine Greer casts light on how traditional institutions such as marriage in there modern form at our more modern than we think, and are actually highly unnatural to the human condition. Moreover, she effectively uses the archetype of the unit to describe how restrictions society imposes upon women. Their sexuality in particular, effectively castrates them, to the detriment of heterosexual love and interpersonal relations at the micro and macro social levels. Highly recommended.


God Save the Sweet Potato Queens
God Save the Sweet Potato Queens
Author: Jill Conner Browne
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/30/2013


The text is heartwarming and hilarious, the recipes decadent and delicious! You'll feel the warmth and love of the perfect girlfriends and happy family when you read!


heaven knows what
heaven knows what
Author: grant lewi
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/27/2012


One of the best astrology books I have ever used. Grant Lewi is a noteworthy study for beginner's and experts. A must for any astrologer! Easy to use, with interesting forward.


Lolita
Lolita
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/18/2015


Beautifully written, also shows how poorly the story was twisted in the movie. The movie seems to sympathize with the protagonist, whereas the book shows how horrible he is


Night
Night
Author: Elie Wiesel, Stella Rodway (Translator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/20/2013


This book is one of the most insipid and boring books ever written about the Holocaust. For something more heartfelt, genuine, imaginative, and far less pervasively overpromoted and mainstream, read "Number the Stars" by Lois Lowry. Reading about the Holocause doesn't have to seem so much like a school assignment; it should feel as humanist as the issue itself.


Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual: A Student's Guide to Techniques
Review Date: 8/4/2012


A funny and irreverent yet highly useful and accessible lab companion that makes a subject considered by many to be dry, boring and difficult fun for students and freelance researchers alike. A must-have for anyone who is passionate about organic lab, or just want to get through it in the most painless way possible. Italicized admonishments regarding common laboratory blunders make a for an engaging learning process and, best of all, better grades.


Sexual Personae : Art  Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson
Sexual Personae : Art Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson
Author: Camille Paglia
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/2/2011


This book will change the way you look at Western art and sexuality. If you love critical theory, art criticism, or you just like to read about sex, this book is for you! I have been up very late many an night reading it!


Story of O
Story of O
Author: Pauline Reage
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/14/2015


Not for the faint of heart. 50 shades of grey for sophisticated types.


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