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Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's
I bought this book on a whim (so that my order would get free shipping from I was quickly horrified to learn that the author is the real- ...more
Jul 06, 2008
Jul 02, 2008
A History of the World
Last year I decided to take the Texas certification test for history grades 8-12. It covers historical topics from world history, US history, governme ...more
Apr 11, 2014
Jan 27, 2013
This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl
Like so many others I bought this book because of its connection to The Fault in our Stars. I was curious so see the real-life view of teenage cancer, ...more
May 23, 2014
Apr 12, 2014
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Wow. This book was amazing. Foer created interesting and quirky characters that were able to reach my jaded black heart. I don't often feel a connecti ...more
Aug 25, 2008
Jul 31, 2008
A Coming Evil
**spoiler alert** This is a bit of historical teen fiction complete with Nazis and a ghost (that un-ghosts?). It was a fast read and probably great to ...more
Jan 2008
Oct 29, 2007
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
I'd heard about this book, so I thought I'd check it out.

The premise was interesting to me. There does seem to be quite a bit of homogenization in reg
Apr 2014
Mar 19, 2014
Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood
I began this book really wanting to like it. I assumed that it was a cautionary tale against underage drinking, and that appealed to me. Being the chi ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 15, 2007
The Casual Vacancy
I bought this book on my Kindle because, like so many others, I loved the Harry Potter series.

I had heard that Rowling couldn't be judged by those bo
Jan 2013
Oct 12, 2012
Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir
I bought this from a search I ran on for memiors concerning AIDS.

Wow. The writing was poignant and full of raw truth. It was not over indul
Jun 09, 2011
May 10, 2011
My Thirteenth Winter: A Memoir
I wanted to like this book, and I did within the first 50 or so pages. I guess I should lay off memoirs for awhile. There's a self-importance that jus ...more
Nov 2007
Oct 29, 2007
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)
I bought this at a school book fair, like so many others, because of the interesting cover. When I flipped through it and saw the other photos, I was ...more
Jun 15, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
Gone Girl
I had heard good things about this book and author, so I bought this novel on my Kindle.

It was good! I really liked it. The writing was clear and smar
Jan 13, 2013
Oct 12, 2012
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
I bought this book on my Kindle right after I finished the book before it. I think it's safe to say that I'm addicted to this series.

I've heard some p
Dec 10, 2011
Nov 20, 2011
The Alchemist
This book has been in my Kindle for a long time, but I'd forgotten about it. Well, I decided to try to read some of the things that have been in my "t ...more
Apr 12, 2014
Dec 15, 2010
Manic: A Memoir
I got this book because it was recommended on, and I tend to enjoy reading memoirs, especially on destructive topics.

The author chose to wr
May 15, 2010
Apr 05, 2010
Runner's Guide to the Meaning of Life
I'm always on the prowl for books about running, particularly ones with inspirational themes or motives.

I go through phases in my running, and sometim
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 13, 2011
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
I couldn't help but plunge into this one as soon as I was done with the fourth, and I wanted to take it slow and enjoy it (knowing there was no book t ...more
Dec 20, 2011
Dec 21, 2011
The Boleyn Inheritance (The Tudor Court, #3)
I got this book because I was in the mood for something involving romance and a little trashiness.

This book is about as close as I am willing to come
Nov 26, 2009
Nov 26, 2009
The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee
I like reading memoirs, and sometimes I crave humor. This one seemed like it fit in both categories.

I was never a Sarah Silverman fan. I always though
Jan 04, 2014
Jan 05, 2014
The Book Thief
I started reading this book blind--meaning I didn't know anything about it when I opened it for the first time, didn't even read the back, and I quick ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 25, 2007
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
This is the first book I've read on my Kindle Fire! I felt like I had to start reading this book because I was getting down as I read Columbine and wa ...more
Dec 28, 2011
Dec 26, 2011
Beatrice and Virgil
I read this book because it was suggested by a former student who wanted to talk about it with me. It's difficult to talk about a book if I haven't re ...more
Jul 30, 2010
Jul 28, 2010
Divergent (Divergent #1)
I'd be lying if I didn't admit to two things: I'm a sucker for a great book cover design, and I love a dystopian setting.

Before getting into this book
Feb 21, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
I had to read this book, it being the third book in the series.

I had high hopes for it. It read, for me, as though Collins ran out of startling action
Oct 25, 2010
Oct 26, 2010
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
I was dying to read this book after reading the first one and watching the show. I just wanted to know what happens next. This is one of those books I ...more
Jul 25, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
The Virgin Suicides
I bought this book because I really loved Middlesex and wanted to read something else from Eugenides.

Sometimes I read a book that is just so-so or is
Jul 27, 2010
Jul 19, 2010
Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain
I bought this book after a friend of mine mentioned it. She'd read the article that People magazine ran on Portia de Rossi and it sounded interesting. ...more
Nov 26, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight, #3.5)
I have a bit of a sweet tooth for these poorly written Stephenie Meyer books, so of course I bought and read this one.

I have to give credit where it i
Jun 24, 2010
Jun 15, 2010
Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel
This is a great book in an innovative style. It's one of those great stories that heavily uses your own perspectives to color your reading of the book ...more
Apr 2004
Jun 12, 2007
Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, #1)
I really enjoy the show, and I wanted to read the original inspiration.

I figured it wasn't great literature when I picked it up, and having read the S
Jul 17, 2010
Jul 06, 2010
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