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Beth pdx has commented on (8) products.

Cannery Row (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) by John Steinbeck
Cannery Row (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)

Beth pdx, October 22, 2014

This book is truly a classic: sad and humorous, touching and atmospheric. Steinbeck really evokes the landscape and environment of Monterey, the ocean, the beach, tide pool animals, and the run-down parts of town. He describes humans as inseparable from nature, and he has great compassion for his characters, including prostitutes, homeless men, and mentally challenged adults. After reading the book I watched the movie and enjoyed that also, although the book combines episodes from both Cannery Row and its sequel, Sweet Thursday.
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True Grit by Charles Portis
True Grit

Beth pdx, January 1, 2013

This was my favorite book that I read in 2012, even though it's an older book. The Coen brothers movie was fantastic too!
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True Grit by Charles Portis
True Grit

Beth pdx, January 1, 2013

Best book I read this year, even though it's an older book (not published this year), was True Grit. The young female narrator has such a strong character and personality. The story is engrossing. The prose is perfect. Loved it!
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I Suck at Girls by Justin Halpern
I Suck at Girls

Beth pdx, August 4, 2012

By the author of "Sh%*&t My Dad Says," this funny book continues the hilarious conversations with Justin Halpern's intelligent yet profane father, only this time all centered on the topic of Justin's love life. There's maybe a little too much swearing and too many details about Justin's digestive issues (told with humor though of course), but otherwise an easy read that will make you laugh out loud. I especially laughed at the time he first failed a driver's license test at age 16; my daughter's test is coming up this month, I hope she does better than Justin did!
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I Suck at Girls by Justin Halpern
I Suck at Girls

Beth pdx, August 4, 2012

By the author of "Sh%*&t My Dad Says," this funny book continues the hilarious conversations with Justin Halpern's intelligent yet profane father, only this time all centered on the topic of Justin's love life. There's maybe a little too much swearing and too many details about Justin's digestive issues (told with humor though of course), but otherwise an easy read that will make you laugh out loud. I especially laughed at the time he first failed a driver's license test at age 16; my daughter's test is coming up this month, I hope she does better than Justin did!
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