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De Profundis
4.17
"Love does not traffic in a marketplace, nor use a huckster's scales. Its joy, like the joy of the intellect, is to feel itself alive. The aim of Lov
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Apr 20, 2010
Nov 28, 2009
 
Crush
4.40
I wish I could give this collection of poetry the review that it deserves but truthfully, I find myself unable to write about it adequately enough. Th ...more
Nov 26, 2011
Apr 21, 2011
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.10
This was the kind of book that I wished would never end and that would go on and on and on. It made me wish that I belonged in its world, that the cha ...more
Jan 13, 2010
Aug 31, 2008
 
Funny Valentine
3.08
When I picked up this novel, I was young, curious and bored. The cover looked promising for it was colourful and it suggested humor and romance. The s ...more
Aug 2003
Jun 14, 2008
 
About a Boy
3.79
I had seen half of the film. I had heard about the author. So, by the time when I was suppose to read this novel, I knew a bit of what to expect. Howe ...more
Aug 2005
Jun 14, 2008
 
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #1)
3.72
Setting: Botswana

Read for the 'Read The World' challenge.

I'm glad I was recommended this novel because it's not the kind of book I would usually pick
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May 23, 2010
May 20, 2010
 
Doctor Who: The Stone Rose [Abridged]
3.92
Basically, a typical adventure with perhaps a bit too much cliche. When the Doctor and Rose goes to Ancient Rome, something happens to Rose and the Do ...more
Jul 20, 2009
Jul 20, 2009
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.31
I love the two first parts of this book: more political drama, more character history and well portrayed. I was set on giving it a five star already b ...more
Aug 08, 2012
Aug 08, 2012
 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
4.19
Memorable Quotes

"Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?"

"The major problem - one of the major problems, for there are se
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May 10, 2009
Apr 15, 2009
 
Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)
4.21
I would have given this 3 if it was possible but I guess I'll give it a 4 instead of a 3 though. I did enjoy this very much. It's simple and fun and a ...more
Mar 21, 2010
Mar 20, 2010
 
84, Charing Cross Road
4.18
The "letter exchange" form isn't really a style that I am fond of but this was an excellent read. You could tell that a lot of letters were missing bu ...more
Jul 28, 2009
Jul 04, 2009
 
A Room with a View
3.91
This was sadly a disappointment :( I just didn't find it entertaining or enjoyable enough. Although I am aware that all the chit-chat is very much E.M ...more
Mar 2010
Feb 23, 2010
 
Push
3.80
This has got to be the most depressing novel I have ever read.

I spoke to several friends who have seen the film and they told me that the film was so
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Nov 30, 2010
Jun 07, 2010
 
Persuasion
4.12
I knew I would love this book because A) the story and B) Jane Austen. I didn't expect however to love it as much as I did. It completely astonished m ...more
Aug 19, 2009
Jun 14, 2008
 
Water for Elephants
4.05
**spoiler alert** Setting: United States


I first heard of this book through TNBBC nearly two years ago and was intrigued by the rather positive reviews
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Jun 07, 2010
Jan 02, 2009
 
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1)
4.22
Setting: Barcelona, Spain

While reading this, I was thinking of writing a long, detailed review about everything I loved and enjoyed and flailed over i
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May 09, 2010
Jan 03, 2009
 
Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)
3.81
I'm having it hard to remember when I actually read this book and whether it was before or after seeing the film. I think it was after seeing the film ...more
Dec 2006
Aug 12, 2008
 
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
3.62
The summary of this novel made me immensely interested and I looked very much forward to read it. It took me a while to find time but I am glad to hav ...more
Aug 30, 2008
Aug 30, 2008
 
The Thirteenth Tale
3.93
It was the cover that made me pick up this book. I was strolling around in the library, trying to find a new book to read during summer when I saw the ...more
Jul 19, 2008
Jul 19, 2008
 
London Observed
3.52
**spoiler alert** I'm very sad to say that this was a big disappointment. I guess I had too high expectations but then again, who can blame me? It's a ...more
Aug 2010
Nov 24, 2009
 
The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers
4.05
At first, I wasn't exactly looking forward to reading this book. Sure, it sounded interesting and very intriguing. It was after all a book based on a ...more
Jan 04, 2009
Dec 08, 2008
 
Slaughterhouse-Five
4.03
Memorable Quotes (there's several)

"It is so short and jumbled and jangled, Sam, because there is nothing intelligent to say about a massacre. Everybod
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Apr 03, 2009
Jan 18, 2009
 
Mister Pip
3.65
Setting: Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea
Author: Born in New Zealand

Mister Pip is a novel set in the tropical island of Papua New Guinea. It is i
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Jun 16, 2010
Jun 07, 2010
 
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
3.81
Sweet, short, simple, cliche, cute...what else is there to expect?

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It was a quick and simple read. I needed something easy and simple - kind
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Aug 15, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
 
The Uncommon Reader
3.82
Memorable quotes
"The appeal of reading, she thought, lay in its indifference: there was something lofty about literature. Books did not care who was r
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Mar 26, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
 
And Tango Makes Three
4.27
Yes, it's a children's book but what an adorable little story!

I am absolutely delighted in seeing children's book that have a focus on LGTB because th
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not set
Feb 16, 2011
 
The Graveyard Book
4.09
This is the kind of book where I wish the option of giving a half star was available because this one is between 3 and 4 stars. I loved the beginning ...more
Jul 27, 2009
Jul 18, 2009
 
Stardust
4.04
Memorable quotes

"Have been unavoidably detained by the world. Expect us when you see us."

"I am the most miserable person who ever lived," he said....
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May 30, 2009
Dec 05, 2008
 
Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts
3.84
What I needed: a novel with fluffy romances, cute dogs, awesome friends, lives you wished you also had, predictable plots, easy language and most of a ...more
Jun 27, 2012
Jun 01, 2012
 
Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Star Wars, #1)
3.50
I had forgotten that I had read this. I must have been 12 or 13 or something then but I do remember that, being a fan of Star Wars and actually liking ...more
Jan 2002
Feb 02, 2009
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