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Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
4.09
Incredibly insightful and re-assuring. Not quite as practical in day to day strategies as I was hoping, but had some good insight into life and some u ...more
May 05, 2008
Apr 15, 2008
 
Triskellion (Triskellion, #1)
3.51
A fun read! It was an archeology mystery/thriller/sci-fi book for teens with a fun dose of fact thrown in. There were a few elements at the beginning ...more
Jun 2008
May 20, 2008
 
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
3.53
After reading this book I didn’t like the main character—Bella—much at all. She has no sense of self worth or happiness that come from within; she has ...more
May 2008
May 15, 2008
 
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
3.71
Teenagers, listen to me! Relationships are HARD WORK. They are worth it, they make life, ultimately, better, but they can also be frustrating and obno ...more
Sep 2008
May 15, 2008
 
Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
3.71
Most of the major characters both pissed me off and redeemed themselves during the course of this book. I’m not sure that I really like any of them, b ...more
not set
May 15, 2008
 
The Long Walk
4.10
I love Stephen King. He’s one of the most talented writers currently alive. Most of his critics say that he’s too wordy, says too much, gives too much ...more
Oct 2008
Oct 21, 2008
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.56
I understand what all the fuss is about now. Stephenie Meyer really is a talented writer. The plot wouldn’t let me go as soon as I started and the end ...more
May 2008
May 15, 2008
 
Playing for Pizza
3.38
A book about football read by someone who knows little and cares less about football. Still, Grisham kept me reading till the end. The book certainly ...more
not set
Oct 20, 2008
 
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
4.16
Everyone who eats should read this book.

The cliché that comes to mind while reading this book (like when I read Fast Food Nation) Is “ignorance is bli
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Jun 2008
Mar 23, 2008
 
Infected (Infected, #1)
3.85
I read this book mostly because I was absolutely mesmerized by the cover. The plot was addictive and creative—I couldn’t put it down.

The actual techni
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May 20, 2008
May 15, 2008
 
My Point... And I Do Have One
3.67
Not as funny as I thought it would be—I think Ellen’s comic style works better aurally. The Idierod (sp?) bit was pretty good, though—I think because ...more
Oct 2008
Oct 26, 2008
 
Cats of the Clans (Warriors Field Guide)
4.18
Having read the novels it was really fun to see pictures of the cats—and the pictures were beautifully illustrated! I was bummed that there was no pic ...more
Jul 2008
Mar 23, 2008
 
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
4.21
When I read this in my first college level creative writing class I found it amazingly insightful and helpful and funny.

Six years later it’s still en
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Sep 2002
May 05, 2008
 
The Golden Tree (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #12)
4.01
Back to the “present.” Deals with a theme of religious extremism in the form of blind idolatry and intolerance of dissenting views.

I’m starting to get
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Apr 20, 2008
 
Raptor Red
3.85
When I was 13 I read this book for the first time all in one sitting then promptly went back and re-read it. Then I carried it around in my coat pocke ...more
not set
Mar 21, 2008
 
The Valley of Horses (Earth's Children, #2)
3.95
Book two in the Earth’s Children series.. Now discussing many early technological inventions and Cro-Magnon culture. Lots of fun, if a bit unbelievabl ...more
not set
Mar 21, 2008
 
Magic Stories: From Around The World
3.00
This book felt very Eurocentric to me—most of the stories were either from Europe or had too European a feel to them to seem authentic. Also all the N ...more
Oct 2008
Jul 21, 2008
 
Enchantment
3.88
The master of sci-fi takes on fantasy. Fantastic. Card has a gift for immersing his reader into the worlds of his writing—weather that world is his cr ...more
Nov 2008
Oct 30, 2008
 
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia, #3)
4.07
Thank you Goodreads for having these numbered correctly, unlike publishers who re-arranged the series. This *should* be book 3 in the chronicles of Na ...more
not set
Mar 27, 2008
 
The Alchemist
3.77
When I sent this book to Chris he called up to say “This book is so relevant to my life right now!” and I said “Every time I read this book it’s so re ...more
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Mar 21, 2008
 
The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
3.24
A gentle, loving, unflinchingly honest, Hemmingway-esque look at love in modern life. Beautifully written. She leaves the exquisite details of her cha ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 27, 2008
 
The Clique (The Clique, #1)
3.61
Branding 101 for 7th graders. How to make your pre-teen girl want ridiculously expensive clothing because that’s the only thing that will make you pop ...more
not set
Jun 20, 2008
 
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)
4.16
Thank you Goodreads for having these numbered correctly, unlike publishers who re-arranged the series. This *should* be book 1 in the chronicles of Na ...more
not set
Mar 23, 2008
 
A Million Little Pieces
3.60
Kept me glued. Compelling story. Not everything he presents as facts are true, but I hear he initially tried to market it as fiction and no one would ...more
not set
Mar 21, 2008
 
Cunt: A Declaration of Independence
3.89
Her views are a bit extreme for me… or maybe I’m not ready to go where she wants to take me. Either way, though, she has a lot of amazing things to sa ...more
Apr 15, 2008
Mar 21, 2008
 
The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6)
3.98
Thank you Goodreads for having these numbered correctly, unlike publishers who re-arranged the series. This *should* be book 6 in the chronicles of Na ...more
not set
Mar 23, 2008
 
A Canticle for Leibowitz
3.96
The only reason I was able to finish reading this book was because it was assigned. Its premise was interesting enough, but it never drew me in.

Of co
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not set
Mar 23, 2008
 
The Shelters of Stone (Earth's Children, #5)
3.78
**spoiler alert** Book five in the Earth’s Children series. The story picks up again! My one complaint (besides the stuff mentioned about earlier book ...more
not set
Mar 21, 2008
 
The Norton Book of Science Fiction: North American Science Fiction, 1960-90
3.84
Some great, great stuff is contained in these pages. Even better the second time around—seven years later! Part of what made it fun this time was the ...more
Nov 2001
Aug 29, 2008
 
The Mammoth Hunters (Earth's Children, #3)
3.86
Book three in the Earth’s Children series. Not as good as books one or two, but still kept me glued. The sex was still strangely the same everywhere a ...more
not set
Mar 21, 2008
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