Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned”

Tw: Sex Abuse

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American Psycho

Rating: ★★★★

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Original review (2/8/2011):

This book was intense. It made me feel really uncomfortable. It’s hard to put it into words. Definitely not for the weak of heart. Great writing.

ETA 10/31/14 after watching the movie at least 10 times in the last two years:

The movie was a lot more palatable then the book, but still disturbing (at least for mainstream horror). The book and movie are a bit different in the fact that the movie feels more like dark comedy for me, and the book more horror.

I read a lot of horror, and this novel disturbed me and stayed with me even years later. I am debating re-reading it to see if it is as disturbing to me, still.

Clairvoyant Psychotherapy

Rating: ★★★

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Read: 10/19/14

Expected Publishing Day: 3/1/14

Disclaimer: I received this from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

There were a few things that I really disagreed with, but all-in-all, I think this will be useful to me.

Property Of

Rating: ★★★

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Approximate Published Date: 9/23/14

Recommended For: Those who want a trashy good time

Disclaimer: This book was sent through Netgalley for free, in exchange for an honest review.

This book was not like any of her novels that came after. So your mileage may vary.

I mean it was a trashy-in-a-good-way pulpy vintage novel that I found entertaining and amusing. It was a good mental vacation with the various things that have been going on in real life. It read like a more grown-up version of the outsiders. This is a good thing.

The Princess Bride

Rating: ★★★½

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I read this book with a mixed heart.

I loved “Morgenstern’s” parts of the novel- witty and snarky, I was laughing a lot and quoting choice parts to my family.

What detracted from the enjoyment was Goldman’s comments in the first 35 pages and I didn’t even read “Buttercup’s Baby” segment. The misogyny, fat-shaming, and one homophobic comment (fearing that his son will turn into a pouf) was really grating to read- I had so much second hand embarrassment, that it was kind of amusing how bitter he sounded.

I hate to pick which was better, the movie had a lot of Goldman’s commentary out of it (the first 35! pages), which was a good choice, but you had more back-story in the book. I guess that will have to be your choice, fellow fans. 😀

While My Sister Sleeps

Rating:  ★★½

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Read: 9/22/14

To sum up my thoughts on this book, it’s like a grown-up version of My Sister’s Keeper. Love that book? This book should be your next read. Hated that book? Avoid (or not, I’m not the boss of you :P).

The mother was a terrible mother and a card-carrying bitch. Like every time she showed up I wanted to throw the book across the room, so I just skimmed.

She blamed her daughter on the fact that her speschul snowflake daughter had a heart attack.

Also acted like a primadonna in the ER, calling competent doctors incompetent.

The other characters were just idiotic. I can deal with that though.

I think the idea behind this book had potential, but this execution felt flawed and left me feeling angry and irritated with the wrong kind of feelz.

To Train Up a Child

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TW: Child Abuse

This is not the first time I have heard about the Pearls and this book, but I managed to forget about it, but this came up on my feed, and I am filled up with so much infinite rage at the intensity of a thousand suns. I actually want to punch something (a wall or a punching bag).

To the people who wrote, endorse, and enjoyed this book:

If you think this is how you want to raise your kids: Please do not reproduce, ever. BYE. If you have kids, I hope they get taken away, you get charged with child abuse and get prison time.

Signed with hate,

a survivor (of a verbally abusive household, and sexual abuse)

I am so angry right now.