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Gone Girl
3.97
I really have no freakin' words to express how BLOWN AWAY I was by Flynn's latest psychological thriller. I mean, sure, I've been a fan of hers waaaay ...more
May 09, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
 
The Color Purple
4.14
Wow. I mean. Really. Wow.

You know how there are some books and their words wrap around you like a comforting blanket? Well...

This. Is. Not. One.

The Co
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not set
Dec 27, 2011
 
Tara Road
3.86
I agreed to read Tara Road simply because the binding of the novel looked worn. I thought to myself, "how terrible of a book could it be if others had ...more
not set
Dec 17, 2011
 
Love Virtually
3.90
The Short of It

Realistic portrayal of an online affair.

The Long of It

Emmi Rothner accidently e-mails Leo Leike. No seriously. She does. She’s trying t
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not set
Nov 18, 2011
 
Well Wished
3.47
"A coin for passage to your heart's desire. That is the first rule. One wish each lifetime; one cycle of the moon to repent and call it back. That is ...more
not set
Dec 17, 2011
 
Scars
4.18


Okay. Most importantly I must make this confession. I walked into this book *really* wanting to like it. The cover is insanely eye-catching, especiall
...more
May 18, 2012
May 18, 2012
 
Ruined (Ruined, #1)
3.83
Isn't that cover absolutely gorgeous, if a bit misleading (the ghost in the story is a young black girl and the woman in the picture, well, she doesn' ...more
not set
Dec 17, 2011
 
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
4.13


Sokay, the world is filled with fairy tale retellings, right? Right. And it seems as though there's just nowhere else authors can take us, so why even
...more
Nov 27, 2011
Nov 25, 2011
 
Nothing
3.79
You know what this book is being compared to? A twenty-first century version of Lord of the Flies. I know you're curious right? Is it?

*shrug*

I have to
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not set
Dec 03, 2011
 
19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East
3.97
"We need poetry for nourishment and for noticing, for the way language and imagery reach comfortably into experience, holding and connecting it more ...more
not set
Dec 17, 2011
 
The Language of Trees
3.67
Initially, I was intrigued by this book because a review (from where?) I read explicitly said: "Heyyyy. If you like folklore then this book is for you ...more
not set
Dec 17, 2011
 
A Long Way Down
3.39
Summary:

Four people meet on top of a building New Year’s Eve night planning to plummet to their death.

The characters in six words:

JJ: Depressed music
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not set
Dec 17, 2011
 
Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2)
4.05
Oh why oh why do I do this to myself? I read and reviewed The Goddess Test last year and was ultimately meh about the whole experience. There were jus ...more
Mar 24, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
 
Beneath the Shadows
3.52


The baby shows up
On the porch that afternoon
Husband still missing


So, Grace and Adam are newlyweds when Adam's grandparents die and leave him this smal
...more
May 28, 2012
May 27, 2012
 
A Clockwork Christmas
3.68
[Disclaimer - I have never read a steampunk novel before, which is why this title caught my attention. Because of my ignorance of steampunk walking in ...more
Nov 24, 2011
Nov 23, 2011
 
Quirkology: How We Discover the Big Truths in Small Things
3.84
Brief Summary? Quirkology opens with Wiseman explaining that he had "long been fascinated by the quirky side of human behavior." While earning his deg ...more
not set
Dec 17, 2011
 
The City of Dreaming Books (Zamonia, #4)
4.31
"Where shadows dim with shadows mate in caverns deep and dark, where old books dream of bygone days when they were wood and bark, where diamonds from ...more
not set
Dec 17, 2011
 
Amglish, in Like, Ten Easy Lessons: A Celebration of the New World Lingo
3.28
"S I Hayakawa said: Slang is the poetry of everyday life." (50)

THIS BOOK totally caught my eye whilst browsing through NG a couple of months ago. Seri
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not set
Jan 03, 2012
 
Because I Am Furniture
3.82
The Short of It

Being ignored can be abusive too.

The Long of It

Anke lives in a tumultuous world. Her father is abusive to everyone in the household exc
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not set
Dec 29, 2011
 
The Book of Flying
4.17
Meet Pico, a librarian in a magical world of winged men and humans:

"He is pale from days indoors, thin from forgetting to eat. He cares fastidiously
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not set
Dec 17, 2011
 
Life is But a Dream
3.73
first - AHHHH, look at that cover?! Isn't that just one of **the** most beautiful covers you've ever seen? Fabulous!

I'm a lover of all things crazy. A
...more
Mar 24, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
 
Rebecca
4.18
**spoiler alert** Much like the main character’s experience, the word and description of Rebecca began haunting my reading thoughts a couple of years ...more
not set
Dec 27, 2011
 
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
4.06
Now what's interesting is there is no summary to be found on the inside of the book jacket.

Instead, Boyne explains that "[they] thought [the summary]
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not set
Dec 17, 2011
 
Dracula in Love
3.38
The Short of It

Every story has many different perspectives.

The Long of It

Dracula, oh how I loved thee. Seriously. I’m sure you’re familiar with the st
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not set
Dec 27, 2011
 
Land of a Hundred Wonders
3.75
"I'm knocked up," she says.
"I know how you favor those knock-knock jokes as much as Grampa," I say, swiping off eraser crumbs. "So I'm real sorry, b
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not set
Dec 17, 2011
 
Arcadia Falls
3.63
For the most part I want to say: Wow. Oh wow! This novel is so-o-O amazing and so-o-O beautiful I was immediately drawn in. Plus, it's multilayered, s ...more
not set
Dec 17, 2011
 
The Year of Magical Thinking
3.82
Do you know who Joan Didion is? I didn't. But I read her memoir. I also, admittedly, didn't know it was a memoir when I started to read it. How might ...more
not set
Dec 17, 2011
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23
Dear Atticus
Dear Atticus:

Why can't we have more fathers like you in the world? In fact, why can't we have more men like you. I forgot how solid you we
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not set
Dec 17, 2011
 
Wildthorn
3.60
First and foremost, I must publicly apologize for my lack of follow through and technological un-savyness. I first joined NetGalley back in July and r ...more
not set
Dec 27, 2011
 
Foxy
3.62
Foxy is a childhood book that I don't think about often. In fact, it only recently came to mind within the past year and then after signing up for the ...more
not set
Dec 17, 2011
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