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When Fox is a Thousand
3.67
I got through the whole thing somehow. I'm really interested in the mythology surrounding foxes becoming human. It's an interesting concept to me. So...more
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Aug 10, 2010
 
Wild Life
3.59
**spoiler alert** Ugh. I started out really liking this book. The heroine starts out amazingly awesome and witty and brave and fun and, okay, flawed....more
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Jun 09, 2009
 
The Seduction of the Crimson Rose (Pink Carnation, #4)
3.84
I've developed a theory about these books. My theory is that the author is a little ashamed of the flouncy romantical romance of the actual historical...more
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Nov 29, 2012
 
Five Quarters of the Orange
3.80
I really liked the way this was not the story of a bunch of heroes during WWII and instead was the story of an ordinary family in occupied France who...more
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Mar 27, 2011
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.10
It's an epistolary novel. It's been a long while since I read one of those and this one was so charming. The different quirky characters in the Litera...more
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Feb 18, 2011
 
The Joy Luck Club
3.85
If there is anything negative I have to say about the novel it is that I had some trouble keeping the many narrators apart, but the stories were so wo...more
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Aug 07, 2010
 
Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy
3.48
I bought this one on a whim and while I didn't love every story there is something I really appreciated about the collection and that is that it provi...more
Jan 2014
Jan 01, 2014
 
Shakespeare's Spy (Shakespeare Stealer, #3)
3.75
For what it's worth this book was quite good. It was entertaining and had a nice twisty little plot. The life of the stage was nicely described and fe...more
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Nov 16, 2010
 
The Hundred Secret Senses
3.94
This was a delightful read, centering around an extremely eccentric woman named Kwan, who believes that she has the ability to see and converse with g...more
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Jul 30, 2010
 
The Dream of Scipio
3.68
This book is pretty brutal. I've always had a bit of a problem with Iain Pears and I've always thought I should like him because he writes historical...more
Jun 2007
Jun 06, 2007
 
The Vintner's Luck (Vintner's Luck, #1)
3.88
**spoiler alert** This is a very unusual novel. Xas the angel is an interesting study, because the book does a good job of making him seem inhuman at...more
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Nov 15, 2012
 
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1)
4.21
It's an excellent novel with an epic cast of remarkable characters and an intricate plot. Daniel's life is changed when he finds a novel by Julian Car...more
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Dec 15, 2007
 
When Alice Lay Down With Peter
3.73
This was one of the Canadian Lit texts I never actually read. This novel had so many of the themes from other novels I read for that class it was a li...more
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Jun 06, 2008
 
The Deception of the Emerald Ring (Pink Carnation, #3)
3.87
I really enjoyed this book. At its heart it was a soppy romance, but it was entertaining, had good characters and I enjoyed the historical setting, th...more
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Mar 02, 2008
 
A Cup of Light
3.67
Another book that attracted me because of its unusual subject, antique Chinese porcelain, this novel was entertaining and even had a little bit of mag...more
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Mar 02, 2008
 
Kalimantaan
3.62
This novel depicts an English raj created on the coast of Borneo. It is written from several different points of view, although it mainly details the...more
Aug 2007
Aug 13, 2007
 
Fudoki
4.06
I loved this book, probably because I have a thing for storytelling within storytelling and for a good bit of unexplained magic. This story is told bo...more
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Oct 13, 2007
 
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
4.02
I think this book is excellently written because it doesn't pound a feminist message home throughout the book. It's a complicated novel set in a compl...more
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Oct 13, 2007
 
Tamsin
4.00
I really thought this book depicted an awkward teenager well. It's an interesting ghost story full of creatures from folklore like the pookah. It's al...more
Feb 2014
Jun 24, 2008
 
Life Mask
3.46
This book is not going to be for everyone. I personally found it strangely intriguing and I'm not entirely sure why. The thing about this book is that...more
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Apr 06, 2008
 
The Sherwood Ring
4.13
A story about a girl who is ignored a great deal by her nearest relations and as a consequence, begins to strike up conversations with her ghostly anc...more
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Feb 22, 2010
 
The Crystal Cave (Arthurian Saga, #1)
4.10
For me these are the definitive rewrites of Arthurian legend. These novels follow Merlin or Myrddin Emrys, rather than focusing solely on Arthur.

The B...more
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Jul 23, 2007
 
Like Water for Chocolate
3.90
This book is totally over the top when it comes to romance and emotions and just about everything. But it's so over the top that I truly enjoyed it. T...more
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Oct 08, 2010
 
Tipping the Velvet
4.00
This book is absolutely gorgeous. The writing is beautiful. The many different types of romantic relationships in the novel are explored in a very tru...more
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Jan 14, 2008
 
The Remains of the Day
4.09
I chose this book looking for a nice slice-of-life style story and it did not disappoint. The novel is told from the perspective of a very proper Brit...more
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May 11, 2009
 
The Red Necklace (French Revolution, #1)
3.80
I liked this book about a band of misfits attempting to survive the French Revolution. The villain is deliciously villany - collecting dark secrets ab...more
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Feb 18, 2011
 
The Red Shoe
3.19
I read this very quickly this afternoon and the narrator was entrancingly convincing as a young child. I think this is much closer to the consciousnes...more
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Jun 06, 2008
 
Little House 9 Book Box Set (Little House, #1-9)
4.33
I'm not going to argue that the writing is bad or anything like that, just that my Dad read these to me when I was little and my sense of individualit...more
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Dec 15, 2007
 
The Ladies of Grace Adieu and other stories
3.82
I really enjoy Susanna Clarke. Normally I am wary of collections of short stories because almost always there are several which I dislike, but I quite...more
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Mar 02, 2008
 
The Grand Tour (Cecilia and Kate, #2)
3.62
More stories featuring Kate and Cecelia. Told this time not only through letters, but through journal entries. We hear the further adventures of the n...more
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Jun 25, 2008
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