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text 2015-05-20 03:00
Reading progress update: I've read 403 out of 544 pages.
Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan

Two examples of ridiculous wealth; spending 40 million on a wedding and dropping a million in a jewelry store for retail therapy

 

*40 million spent on a wedding and I thought Americans spending a million was utterly over the top

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text 2015-05-19 23:02
Reading progress update: I've read 302 out of 544 pages.
Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan

I guess having a ghastly amount of money and servants that can fill a room gives you the right to be "A Mean Girl" more like vicious.

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url 2014-11-07 05:22
Mean Girls When Mother Nature is ONe
Mean Girls: When Mother Nature is One - Carmen Monique

Do you ever feel like Mother Nature is like that brat sister that can just do anything and get away with it? It's enough that we get a monthly, and beauty is pain and stuff but fibroids? She has really crossed the line. Mother Nature is a mean girl that needs to be taken down. A queen bee that need to be knocked off her thrown. In this book I will share with you my journey with fibroids and how I beat them. With all the vitamins out there and everyone trying to sell you something, I will show you the synergy that worked for me. If you are trying to avoid surgery and want to do things the natural way, this book is for you. Included is a before and after picture and my four month change. It's time to take back your health and show Mother Nature who is boss!!!

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review 2014-08-21 03:48
Hell Is A Convenience Store at 3AM
Save Yourself - Kelly Braffet

 

Who made God’s washing machine?
Who made the pointy things that stuck in God’s feet?


Let’s draw comparisons as a jump off point for this one. This book was like that movie Love Actually without the Wet Wet Wet Christmas and with every character living out their own personal versions of hell, taking a trajectory without any conceivable escape. I think I was expecting something along the lines of R-rated Courtney Summers or Hannah Harrington but ended up feeling like I read an exploded, novelization of Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun. Which is all sorts of fucked up, intense, discordant and crazy and will hopefully put off those who get offended by cheating (between siblings no less), statutory rape, underaged sex, bullying, animal cruelty (those poor lobsters!), cults and high school violence. But you, yes you with an appreciation for all things taboo, miserable and dysfunctional characters, you and Chris Cornell will have a field day with this one.

Save Yourself is about two families living in the polar opposites of a town that sounds suspiciously like those TV/movie towns where law enforcement exists in the periphery, and only comes in when the protagonists have already made a mess of themselves. So yes, hell.

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review 2014-06-01 03:47
So. Fetch.
The Truth About Alice - Jennifer Mathieu
…there is one thing I’ve learned about people: they don’t get that mean and nasty overnight. It’s not human nature. 
If you give people enough time, eventually they’ll do the most heartbreaking stuff in the world.


The things is, I’ve read this storyline a couple of times elsewhere. I’ve watched the teen flick and CW series portraying this issue with every possible embellishment and spin to repurpose the shock value of the underlying tyrannical machinery of high school politics and bullying into something fresh or fresh-like. To a certain degree, this still had the message powerfully delivered, a story that still deserves to be told and all that jazz but where this book’s strength lay, for me, was in effectively capturing the complexity of the personalities surviving and participating in that strange hyperreality of fictional high schools, or more exactly, small town high schools.

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