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Under The Tuscan Sun: At Home In Italy
While i thoroughly enjoyed the book, i WILL say that its not what i expected since i had seen and enjoyed the movie first. most of the story is comple ...more
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Jan 10, 2008
Midnight's Children
Hm. Where to start??? Okay... first of all, the book took me months to get through, about 2, but that could also be because of moving, etc etc. Howeve ...more
Oct 21, 2008
Apr 28, 2008
The Kite Runner
God, this book.
I dont know how to accurately describe it, exept that when i finished it, i felt i had lost something, something deep. it was truly a h
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Jun 04, 2007
The Time Traveler's Wife
While you can get caught up in the logistics and problems associated with time travel and trying to somehow make it workable in today's society, and A ...more
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Jun 25, 2007
The Bluest Eye
This was an honest, at times sweet, most times harsh look at America pre-civil rights movement for the southern and northern black communities... the ...more
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Jun 29, 2010
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
I really enjoyed the funny aspects and curious voice of the narrator in the book, but, being easily bored by numbers myself, i found myself skipping o ...more
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Mar 11, 2008
The Reader
This is one of the books from my first English class in college that got me hooked and turned me into an English major.

that being said, i'd forgotten
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Jan 14, 2009
The Lazarus Project
i thought this was a fantastic novel.

set in two times, (early 1900's Chicago and present day) it is the story of 2 immigrants. One is a true story, th
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Aug 01, 2010
Anna Karenina
Ok...i won't lie. this book took me FOREVER to get through! thank god each chapter is only a few pages long, so you really feel like you're making som ...more
Jul 07, 2008
Feb 08, 2008
The House of the Spirits
I was preparing for a 6-month stay in Chile and decided to brush up on some of its literature. Besides Pablo Neruda, i think the most famous writer ou ...more
Sep 2005
Jun 01, 2007
This book is one of journeys, as is most memoirs. It's not only the facts of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's life in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Saudi Arabia (whi ...more
Feb 22, 2008
Oct 11, 2007
Eat, Pray, Love
It's obvious that the Elizabeth Gilbert is a slight nutcase, but that's why i enjoyed the book so much. My favorite sections were in the order in whic ...more
Nov 2007
Oct 24, 2007
A Widow for One Year
Its like reading two books in one, and they seem to be extremely different books at that. However, even though i read this book almost 2 years ago, my ...more
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Oct 15, 2007
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
i read this very quickly-- the main character, Oskar, is quite unique. He's such a little boy in so many ways, and so adult and awkward in others. Foe ...more
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Jun 11, 2007
In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made
Interesting thoughts/theories on the Black Death and how it absolutely changed the world at the time. However, i thought insane amounts of time were s ...more
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Nov 15, 2010
The Road
This book is a quick read...and a lasting one. The kind of read that leaves you silent, and thoughtful, completely impacted by its subtlety and its be ...more
Jul 17, 2008
Mar 07, 2008
This book uncomfortable read. at times you hated the protagonist, at times you cheered him on, which is a reaction i dont typically have to m ...more
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Dec 17, 2008
The Color Purple
The movie, while great, just can't compare. The movie also glosses over a lot of issues, especially Celie's relationship and feelings for Shug. Howeve ...more
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Jun 26, 2007
The Poisonwood Bible
I read this book before i went to Ghana for six weeks... and while i know that the story took place in Congo, there were so many similarities between ...more
Jun 2005
Jun 04, 2007
My Sister's Keeper
Oh my... i dont think i've ever cried so hard at the end of a book!

Picoult is a master at revealing her characters (and the reasons behind their actio
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Jun 25, 2007
Jane Eyre
I read it in high school and just didn't GET what the big deal was. I really loved all of the symbolism that appeared throughout the book, but while i ...more
Jul 2005
May 31, 2007
A Farewell to Arms
I actually liked the majority of this book, the ending is what i think was just too abrupt and lacked the emotion that would typically surround what h ...more
Mar 10, 2008
Feb 22, 2008
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
I don't care what the critics say! this book was great fun to read. i actually liked "Angels and Demons" even better, the prequel to this novel, but, ...more
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Jun 04, 2007
Life of Pi
I read this a while ago, and would love to read it again. With my mother's family being from India, I asked my grandmother about Pondicherry, etc and ...more
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Mar 13, 2008
Leaves of Grass: The "Death-Bed" Edition
His is the poetry that i keep coming back to again, and again, and again. Every time i read another poem, or peruse "song of myself" it seems like i g ...more
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Sep 10, 2007
The Pianist
A very powerful and inspiring journey during the invasion of Krakow and through the end of WWII.
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Jul 26, 2010
The Secret Life of Bees
I actually enjoyed the book, as i'd heard a lot of good things but read it before it had gotten too much press or attention. I thought the story was a ...more
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Jun 01, 2007
Invisible Monsters
this is one of those books that starts at the end and works its way backwards, sidewinding its way through the events that led up to such an explosive ...more
May 2007
May 31, 2007
Everything Is Illuminated
i thought foer did an outstanding job of creating the multi-dimensiona characters, all of whom have been so deeply affected by the Holocaust and are a ...more
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Jun 11, 2007
Monsoon Diary: A Memoir with Recipes
I really enjoyed the author's development of memory: every experience, every memory, was centered around food and the place it had in her daily life, ...more
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Jun 25, 2007
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