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Belong to Me
I'm basically copying this from what I wrote on my blog, which is why it's so lengthy:

I thought this was positively delicious. And I’m not just saying
Apr 29, 2008
May 01, 2008
Gone (Gone, #1)
I hereby predict that, sometime in the next year or so, the next big Young Adult obsession will be with the book Gone, by Michael Grant, and with the ...more
Jul 17, 2008
Jul 14, 2008
I would give this three & a half stars if I had that option. Sadly, I do not. I feel a bit shmuckish for not enjoying this book more than I did, a ...more
Nov 20, 2008
Nov 13, 2008
It’s a bit appalling that I haven’t written about Chicago by now, because I actually finished it a while ago. My reluctance to write has nothing to do ...more
Nov 30, 2008
Nov 20, 2008
Double Love (Sweet Valley High, #1)
Sweet Valley High, Book 1: Double Love

It's no wonder that
I had unrealistic views
Of the world after

Reading this bullshit
Series so avidly. Jess
Is a bitc
Mar 25, 2009
Apr 02, 2009
The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets
I think this book is going to find a spot on my list of favorite books of all time. I loved the characters, I loved the story, I loved everything abou ...more
Oct 15, 2008
Jul 01, 2008
Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp
I have so many thoughts on this book that I cannot decide where to begin. There’s the subject matter, there’s how the subject matter struck a cord wit ...more
Jun 09, 2008
May 15, 2008
South of Broad
Oh, this book is killing me. I usually reserve a special place in my heart for Pat Conroy (I think it's the Southerner within that's the culprit), but ...more
Jan 10, 2010
Jan 07, 2010
Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice
Occasionally, I read a book that I'm not wild about or that I don't quite "get", and then I find myself writing negative reviews and feeling a bit ove ...more
Dec 30, 2008
Dec 28, 2008
The Myth of You and Me
I loved this book from the beginning, and I loved it all the way through to the end. I could relate to it perfectly well - partly because I have alway ...more
Jul 07, 2008
May 13, 2008
Alfred & Emily
What a strange read!

I must admit that I was a little intimidated to read it. Let's face it: the whole Author Was A 2007 Nobel Laureate thing is a bit
Sep 22, 2008
Aug 24, 2008
Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs
I was predisposed to enjoy the book, considering that I’m pretty fascinated by fundamentalist Mormons. I can’t remember if this fascination started wi ...more
May 20, 2008
May 15, 2008
The Weight of Heaven
I am in awe of Thrity Umrigar. I enjoyed her previous book, The Space Between Us, but The Weight of Heaven positively blew me away. Even though this b ...more
Apr 17, 2009
Apr 14, 2009
Heaven (Casteel, #1)
I was almost embarrassed to admit that I read this, but whatever. Who doesn't like a fluffy book every now and again? This one was pretty damn craptas ...more
not set
Mar 26, 2008
After the Ice: Life, Death, and Geopolitics in the New Arctic
Did you guys watch the BBC series Planet Earth? If you didn’t, you totally should. It was amazing. My favorite episode was the one about the Arctic, a ...more
Jan 13, 2010
Jan 10, 2010
The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad, #2)
This is my second Tana French book in as many weeks, and it's also the second near-500-page book of hers that I've plowed through in two days. Suffice ...more
not set
Aug 23, 2011
The Condition
This book involves a young girl (and her family) who is diagnosed with a condition called Turner’s Syndrome, which prevents her body from ever maturin ...more
Aug 11, 2008
Aug 05, 2008
Mad About the Boy (Bridget Jones, #3)
Well. The absence of Mark and of Bridget's dad pretty much pissed me off enough to prevent me from really enjoying this book. It was nice to see Bridg ...more
not set
Dec 09, 2013
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
I stayed up reading this until I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer. Then, when one of my kids woke at 4 am, I picked up the book and kept reading ...more
not set
Feb 17, 2013
If you've looked at this book (or the picture of it), you will likely agree with me that this is a book that begs you to read it. That is, if you’re t ...more
Nov 03, 2008
Oct 27, 2008
State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America
Y’all, this book is GREAT. I normally don’t read things like this, so I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it.

As you may know, the book i
Mar 28, 2009
Nov 03, 2008
The Seamstress
I really cannot rave enough about this book. I loved it. LOVED it. It reminded me a bit of One Hundred Years of Solitude, except that I read that book ...more
Sep 09, 2008
Aug 24, 2008
Playing with Fire (Sweet Valley High, #3)
Playing with Fire

This book is pretty
Much about Elizabeth
Worrying because

Jessica makes out
A lot with Bruce Patman and
Liz doesn't want Jess

To "get hurt"
Apr 05, 2009
Apr 06, 2009
Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery
I liked this book as much as one can like a book about prostitution and girls being murdered and dumped on the side of a road in a real-life unsolved ...more
Feb 16, 2014
Feb 17, 2014
Station Eleven
I love love loved this book.
Jan 09, 2015
Jan 07, 2015
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
I REALLY enjoyed this book. For starters, I love people who do ridiculous, over-the-top things, so I figured I was pretty much destined to adore the a ...more
Mar 22, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
I chose to read this partly because I was in the mood for a mystery novel and partly because I'd heard Robert Galbraith was actually JK Rowling, and I ...more
not set
May 07, 2014
The Well and the Mine
Gin Phillips won a Barnes & Noble "Discover New Writers" award of some sort for it, so I'm not the only one who loved it. Gin also went to Birming ...more
Apr 03, 2009
Apr 01, 2009
The Goldfinch
Superb. I loved this book so much, I kissed its cover when I finished.
Nov 27, 2013
Nov 07, 2013
The Loser's Guide to Life and Love
Here's my initial review, in haiku form:

You're very wholesome
And also: Mormon. I still
Enjoyed reading, though.


(One day later)

If you read yesterda
Jul 10, 2008
Jul 08, 2008
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