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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
3.56
What to do about this book? Up until the final scene, I was set and ready to give this book five stars plus one thousand. Even though I knew this stor...more
not set
Sep 12, 2008
 
Empire Falls
3.87
It took me until the very last page to get the pun in the title. Fortunately it took me only about sixty pages to get into the book; I was worried I n...more
Dec 04, 2008
Jul 19, 2008
 
American Gods (American Gods, #1)
4.10
I think I'm the only person in the entire world who enjoys Anansi Boys more than American Gods. I was worried I wouldn't end up enjoying American Gods...more
Jul 2010
Jul 19, 2008
 
The Complete Persepolis (Persepolis, #1-4)
4.30
Fascinating and really well done, but I feel like I don't know enough about the subject matter to fully appreciate what was going on. There were a lot...more
Aug 2012
Sep 08, 2010
 
The Hundred Dresses
4.04
I'd probably have to re-read this as an adult to accurately rate it. As a kid, it just traumatized me. Which sounds really dumb, I know.
not set
Feb 07, 2014
 
Hatchet (Brian's Saga, #1)
3.63
I have vivid childhood memories of the pilot dying and leaving death farts in the cabin of the plane.
not set
Oct 11, 2009
 
The Handmaid's Tale
3.98
Another one that I enjoyed more on re-read, but something about Atwood's voice bothers me enough that this isn't a five star read. It's probably the p...more
Jan 2011
Jul 19, 2008
 
The Sound and the Fury
3.85
I was thisclose to taking away a star. Sixteen year old Ashley was way more impressed with Faulkner's machinations than twenty-five year old Ashley is...more
Jan 22, 2011
Oct 18, 2008
 
Speaker for the Dead (The Ender Quintet, #2)
4.00
If I could give this book six stars, I would.

[On re-reading it: This book was just as powerful for me the second time, but different. I'm older now, y...more
Nov 2006
Jul 19, 2008
 
Waterland
3.94
June 2011: Better the second time. Love it when that happens.

December 2009: This book has everything: love, death, war, history, philosophy, beer, wat...more
Jun 2011
Aug 19, 2009
 
Gilead
3.80
This book makes me feel the same way as watching Battlestar Galactica does, or reading Speaker for the Dead, except it does it in a kinder, more gentl...more
not set
Jul 19, 2008
 
Middlesex
3.93
[4.5 stars:] I was expecting and hoping for more medical and personal detail and less family saga (more along the lines of Chris Bohjalian's Trans-Sis...more
Mar 2010
Jul 19, 2008
 
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
3.74
Long but worth it, if you have the patience. Unlike any book I've ever read, but in a good way. If it seems slow going at the beginning, don't be fool...more
Jul 20, 2008
Jul 19, 2008
 
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
4.16
It was painful and horrible, but it was worth it.
not set
Apr 26, 2009
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.57
The more times I read this book, the more I think it was the perfect ending to the series. Farewell, Harry, for another 3-5 years, until my next re-re...more
Sep 2013
Aug 09, 2013
 
The God Engines
3.53
Maybe it's just because of my uber-Catholic upbringing, but this book totally fucked with my head. In a good way. I think.
Dec 2012
Jun 25, 2011
 
The Anubis Gates
4.01
Dude, this book is so weird. And I liked it a lot, mostly because I like weird things. Also, time travel. Full review later.
Dec 2013
Feb 19, 2010
 
The Great Gatsby
3.84
Same as it ever was (same as it ever was).
Sep 2010
Jul 19, 2008
 
The Color Purple
4.13
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Nov 24, 2008
 
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
4.16
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Jul 19, 2008
 
Snow Falling on Cedars
3.72
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Jul 19, 2008
 
Banner in the Sky
3.72
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Oct 1996
Apr 26, 2009
 
Island of the Blue Dolphins (Island of the Blue Dolphins #1)
3.76
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Jul 19, 2008
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23
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Jul 19, 2008
 
Charlotte's Web
4.11
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Jul 19, 2008
 
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
4.13
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Jul 19, 2008
 
Where the Wild Things Are
4.24
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Oct 26, 2009
 
The Giver (The Giver #1)
4.11
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Jul 19, 2008
 
Tuck Everlasting
3.82
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Jan 1998
Apr 26, 2009
 
Where the Red Fern Grows
4.00
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Oct 24, 2008
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