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I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President
I liked this book, but I didn't love it as I thought I might when I was only a couple of pages in.

What I liked:
*Oliver, the anti-hero who lives mostl
Jan 25, 2010
Jan 20, 2010
City of God
I will say this: stay far away from this book if you can't tolerate ambiguity. There are multiple story lines and narrators that weave in and out with ...more
Aug 09, 2009
Aug 01, 2009
Dakota: A Spiritual Geography
I liked her Weather Reports, I liked the short poetic bursts about life on the high plains, I liked her parallels between Dakota and a monastic life. ...more
Dec 27, 2013
Oct 08, 2013
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
I LOVE THIS BOOK! Seriously, one the the funniest things I have ever read. Anything by Christopher Moore is bound to be funny, but this one especially ...more
not set
Jun 23, 2008
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
If you enjoy irony, you'll enjoy this book. Aron Ralston, while telling the story of his near death experience in a slot canyon in Utah intersperses t ...more
May 15, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
I know it's unfair, but I think I read graphic novels expecting less than I do from traditional novels. Habibi has gone a long way to to make me start ...more
Oct 31, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
Unwind (Unwind, #1)
Sometimes I fear I live in a dystopian future where all YA Lit is set in a dystopian future. That said, Unwind was very, very good. I thought it had s ...more
May 23, 2014
May 23, 2014
Falling in Love with Close Reading: Lessons for Analyzing Texts--And Life
This book did a great job breaking down different ways to do close readings. There are definitely things I will use in my classroom. I wish it had exp ...more
Jan 15, 2014
Nov 04, 2013
Notice & Note: Strategies for Close Reading
The Signpost Lessons are great- they really give struggling readers a set of things to hold on to while they are reading. I think they will take some ...more
not set
Dec 18, 2012
Graphic, shocking, disturbing... and any other cliche I can think of to describe the content of this book and the life of Precious Jones.
This story ra
Nov 23, 2009
Nov 19, 2009
The Dead and the Gone (Last Survivors, #2)
This is the companion book to Life As We Knew It, the story of what happens to the Earth when the moon is knocked into a new orbit. It tells the same ...more
Aug 17, 2009
Aug 17, 2009
Shantaram is the story of an Australian who after escaping jail ends up in Bombay, India. Eventually he becomes part of the Bombay underworld and has ...more
Mar 28, 2011
Feb 25, 2011
I liked this one... it was a sweet little story about first loves (girlfriends and Jesus in this case) and the complicated mess of losing them. I real ...more
Nov 13, 2011
Nov 03, 2011
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
I enjoyed this book- I especially liked the protagonist was fat and she stayed that way throughout the book. Too often it seems like in books that fea ...more
Jul 28, 2009
Jul 25, 2009
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
I desperately wanted to give this book 5 stars, but it kind of fell apart about 2/3 of the way through for me.
Joseph Kavalier is a Czech refugee duri
Jan 08, 2010
Dec 18, 2009
The Reapers are the Angels (Reapers, #1)
If Huck Finn and Rhee from Winters Bone had a child and then that child was orphaned and dropped in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, it might very w ...more
Jan 13, 2015
Jan 14, 2015
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
It is with more than a little chagrin that I will admit that I devoured about 600 of this 750 page book in a 7 hour reading marathon last night. I was ...more
Sep 06, 2008
Aug 25, 2008
The Time Traveler's Wife
This is the story about a man who time travels (though not by choice) and oddly enough, his wife. For some reason, this book just didn't sit well with ...more
Aug 03, 2008
Jul 30, 2008
American Savior: A Novel of Divine Politics
Won this as a First Reads- It's so awesome to have a book with "Advanced Copy- Not For Sale" printed on it! Thanks!


When I first began
Oct 02, 2008
Aug 29, 2008
Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
More Edward. More Bella. They still love each other. Their stars are still crossed. Yadda yadda yadda. We all know this.

I had major problems with this
Sep 04, 2008
Aug 07, 2008
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
This was a fun story and I can totally see why this series has taken off with girls. A stunningly gorgeous, not ordinary, mysterious boy named Edward ...more
Aug 23, 2008
Aug 07, 2008
A Mercy
Oh, the late 90's were a heady time... Oprah had just made Beloved into a movie, I had just signed on as a Women's Studies minor in college and I was ...more
Dec 15, 2008
Nov 30, 2008
The Bell Jar
I suppose it's pretty trite to compare the protagonist in The Bell Jar to the protagonist in Catcher in the Rye, but I'll do it anyway!
So, what do o
Oct 08, 2008
Oct 05, 2008
Suite Française
The provenance behind this book is very interesting. Irene Nemirovsky was living in France during WWII at the time she wrote this book. She was murder ...more
Mar 17, 2010
Feb 14, 2010
The Plot Against America
The Plot Against America is an alternate history of the United States in which Charles Lindberg (yes, the aviator) becomes president, keeps America o ...more
Aug 17, 2008
Aug 01, 2008
The Given Day (Coughlin #1)
Not just a story about Danny Coughlin, a Boston city police officer in the 1910's and Luther Laurence, an African American who finds himself in Boston ...more
Nov 21, 2009
Nov 10, 2009
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
First off, how many sandwiches and how much coffee are actually being consumed in Sweden?? If this book is to be believed, that's pretty much all Swed ...more
Jul 11, 2010
Jun 30, 2010
The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)
There were some parts about this book that were really good- when the main character is traveling by herself, the descriptions of the waves affecting ...more
Apr 28, 2014
Apr 13, 2014
The Angel Makers
I really was expecting the book to be more about what the last 25% was about: the women of the villiage murdering their horrible husbands. By the time ...more
Dec 26, 2011
Dec 22, 2011
Revolutionary Road
Uhg. A story of a married couple who live in the suburbs with their kids who hate living in the suburbs. It bores me in real life and it bores me in l ...more
May 31, 2009
Apr 27, 2009
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