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Eragon (Inheritance, #1)
3.81
I feel as though I'm reiterating what so many have said in the reviews for this book... It's not the best fantasy book out there. Paolini definitely y ...more
Jun 2007
Apr 09, 2008
 
Funny Business: An Outsider's Year in Japan
3.28
I had this book in a box for years before I actually read it. It's a very fast read, and fairly interesting: Katzenstein is transferred to Japan to wo ...more
Oct 2007
Apr 15, 2008
 
The Enchanted Castle Book and Charm [With Ring on Necklace]
3.88
I read this book years ago and the only thing I really remembered about it was the children finding a princess in the center of a hedge maze, who turn ...more
Oct 2007
Apr 15, 2008
 
Persuasion
4.12
My favorite Jane Austen (so far). I absolutely ADORE the ending. And Anne and Captain Wentworth are some of my favorite Austen characters.
Jan 2007
Apr 09, 2008
 
Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)
4.29
I first read this sometime in middle school or high school (maybe around 1991-1994), and re-read it in 2007 when I saw that Studio Ghibli was making a ...more
Jan 03, 2014
Apr 08, 2008
 
Slaves of the Mastery (Wind on Fire, #2)
4.01
I read these through 2007 and finished the third book in March 2008. These books are one of the few series of YA fantasy I can think of that are UNIQU ...more
Dec 2007
Aug 02, 2009
 
The Wind Singer (Wind on Fire trilogy, #1)
3.81
I read these through 2007 and finished the third book in March 2008. These books are one of the few series of YA fantasy I can think of that are UNIQU ...more
Sep 2007
Aug 02, 2009
 
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
4.04
Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh. I really just do not believe this should be marketed at young adults, and especially not at children. It is so heavily and deeply p ...more
Mar 2007
May 20, 2008
 
Eldest (The Inheritance Cycle, #2)
3.94
Having waded my way through Eragon, I was somewhat disgusted by Paolini's writing style, but I still wanted to see what happened in the story. I was ...more
Jul 15, 2007
Apr 09, 2008
 
A Spell for Chameleon (Xanth, #1)
3.92
I first read these books in late middle school or early high school. I was very enamored of them, to the point where I bought the whole series. Piers ...more
Jan 1995
Apr 08, 2008
 
The Queen's Man (Justin de Quincy, #1)
3.86
I really, really liked this book! I'm not a great mystery-reader, and I sort of dabble in historical fiction, but this book really caught my attention ...more
Oct 2007
Apr 08, 2008
 
The Mislaid Magician: or Ten Years After (Cecelia and Kate, #3)
3.67
Being the latest volume in this series, this book gave a satisfying look at our four main characters ten years after The Grand Tour. Not surprisingly, ...more
Dec 12, 2007
Apr 11, 2008
 
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
3.90
I listened to the whole trilogy on CD. The performance was wonderful - it had a whole cast rather than just one reader - so I had nothing to complain ...more
Jan 2007
May 20, 2008
 
Are You Somebody?: The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman
3.48
This book is a fascinating look at one woman's experience of life in Ireland during the '60s and beyond. She describes her memories of growing up, her ...more
Aug 2007
Apr 15, 2008
 
Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, Vol. 3: My Secret Life
3.87
Love the artwork, and the story is fun.
May 2007
Aug 02, 2009
 
Yotsuba&!, Vol. 04 (Yotsuba&! #4)
4.55
This series is freakin' adorable.
Jan 2007
Aug 02, 2009
 
The Voyage of the Narwhal
3.91
I found this at the library, and it turns out Christine had read it too. The first half of the book is pretty interesting, where they are actually exp ...more
Sep 2007
Apr 08, 2008
 
Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons
3.81
I've read several of Ann Rinaldi's books at this point, and while I think she puts a lot into her research, she baffles me with her choices sometimes, ...more
Sep 2007
Apr 08, 2008
 
Snow Falling on Cedars
3.76
I'd wanted to read this for a long time when I finally pulled it off the shelf. It focuses a great deal on cultural differences between Americans of J ...more
Dec 2007
Apr 08, 2008
 
Geisha, a Life
3.91
This book intrigued me because it is written by (or rather, told to someone else by) a woman who actually was a top-ranked geisha. Having read Memoirs ...more
Sep 2007
Apr 08, 2008
 
Kamikaze Girls
4.16
This is an excellent translation of an excellent and entertaining book. If you're interested in Japanese culture, weird humor, motorcyles or the Rococ ...more
Dec 2007
Apr 09, 2008
 
Dragon's Lair (Justin de Quincy, #3)
3.98
I loved that this book was set in Wales - our family has a Welsh background - and like the others in the series it included a lot of intrigue. However ...more
Nov 2007
Apr 15, 2008
 
A College of Magics (A College of Magics, #1)
3.69
Having read some of Caroline Stevermer's collaborations with Patricia C. Wrede, I was looking forward to this book. While her writing style flowed nic ...more
Feb 2007
Apr 08, 2008
 
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years, #1)
3.49
I don't think I'm the target audience for this book. I don't enjoy gruesome imagery, or complex political debates (ironically I enjoy political stuff ...more
Sep 2007
Apr 08, 2008
 
Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane Vol. 4: Still Friends
3.91
I was really, really sad that they got a new artist, but he did a decent job.
Nov 2007
Aug 02, 2009
 
Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1)
4.05
I liked the writing style of this book, but was pretty surprised by some of the content. I realize that at the time it was written it wouldn't have be ...more
Apr 2007
Apr 15, 2008
 
Re-Gifters
3.59
Danielle bought me this for Christmas. It amazed me that it was written by guys, because they get the whole angsty teenage girl vibe down really well! ...more
Dec 2007
Apr 09, 2008
 
I, Robot
4.13
This is old school sci-fi. We're talking, making robots' heads explode with paradoxes kind of sci-fi. I loved it. Just don't expect it to have much at ...more
Nov 2007
Apr 15, 2008
 
Train Man
3.71
Interesting format (message board posts), and a giant phenomenon in Japan. The only thing that bothered me was that they used the British translation ...more
May 2007
Apr 09, 2008
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.58
I'm not even sure what to say about this. The first half is a long, long slog as they're traipsing around the countryside. The resolution is interesti ...more
Jul 23, 2007
Apr 09, 2008
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