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Jane Eyre
Up until a few years ago, I wouldn't be caught dead reading this book. I had a thing with "girl books" and "Chick Lit". I hate pretty much everything...more
Mar 18, 2014
Oct 31, 2009
Mary Poppins
I LOVED reading this book in elementary school. I seem to remember checking it out ALL THE TIME (whether I really did or not, I'm not sure. I could ju...more
Oct 1988
Jul 02, 2007
The Phantom of the Opera
One of my fondest memories is going to Canada with my mom and aunt to see Andrew Lloyd Webber's version of The Phantom of the Opera when I was in 6th...more
Aug 2007
Jun 27, 2007
Pride and Prejudice
Okay, so I totally don't do chick lit. And as we all know, Jane Austen is TOTAL chick lit.

But I downloaded the audio as part of one of the audiobook...more
Aug 07, 2009
Aug 08, 2009
Classics of Children's Literature (6th Edition)
Kiddie stories!!! Not only does it include the *non-Disneyized* versions of classics like "The Little Mermaid" and "Little Red Riding-hood," but also...more
Jul 2005
Jul 03, 2007
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Okay, to start with, this book did not change my life, even though some readers/reviewers say "Oh my God! This book will change your life!! You *have*...more
Jun 26, 2014
May 29, 2014
The Complete War of the Worlds: Mars' Invasion of Earth from H.G. Wells to Orson Welles [With 2 Audio CDs]
The portion of the book that was about H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds and Orson Welles' "The War of the Worlds" radio broadcast was good, a nice (i...more
Oct 17, 2009
Sep 27, 2009
The Time Machine
I tried to read this during the summer when I was about 10, but gave up on it. I think there are a few big words at the beginning plus such beautiful...more
Aug 24, 2011
Jan 10, 2009
Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited
Wowser. Wow. zer.

On the one hand, Brave New World is a really great story, a little bit shocking, and a whole lot of "Could that really happen?" (both...more
Nov 06, 2011
Oct 28, 2011
Little Men: Life at Plumfield With Jo's Boys
What a charming book! A high 4.5 stars.

When I was young, my mom always tried to get me to read Little Women and Gone With the Wind, I think because sh...more
Jan 06, 2011
Jun 08, 2008
To Kill a Mockingbird
I first read this in high school, then bought a copy for myself a year or two later, then never touched it again until the summer of 2011. Below is my...more
Jan 1995
Jul 02, 2007
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
Amazingly, I have never read this book. How did I make it through elementary and middle school without reading it? It's about time I get to it.

May 17, 2014
Feb 13, 2008
The Waves
Most of Virginia Woolf's books are seen as "difficult," sometimes for the stream of consciousness, sometimes because of the dialogue. This one, it's t...more
Mar 05, 2014
Nov 01, 2009
Jo's Boys
Another (and final) charming book about the March family, and Jo's school for boys, and now girls, at Plumfield.

Like Little Men, this book is full of...more
Jan 12, 2011
Dec 13, 2009
Six Tales of the Jazz Age (and Other Stories)
I really, really like Fitzgerald's writing style, especially in his short stories. I think Fitzgerald could be the Great Find of my adult years (Amazi...more
Nov 25, 2009
Jul 01, 2007
I know people often say that the book is nothing like the movie, but in my defense, I've also never seen the movie. So, with that said, let me add to...more
May 06, 2011
Aug 10, 2007
Hellenistic Philosophy; Introducing Readings
snippets and longer writings about Epicureanism, Stoicism, and Scepticism (some by the actual philosophers).

The book is a good reference, but kind of...more
Jun 2007
Jul 03, 2007
Freckle Juice
Andrew wants nothing more in the world than to have freckles like his classmate, Nicky Lane. A sneaky girl in class, Sharon, tells him she has a secre...more
Apr 25, 2014
May 20, 2014
The Picture of Dorian Gray
A high 4.5 stars.

Oh my God, I thought this was amazing. I LOVED Wilde's was poetic and descriptive, and totally sucked me in. I like the...more
Apr 03, 2010
Nov 08, 2008
What Maisie Knew
2.5 stars.

I read this book because I liked so many of James' short stories, but... I don't know. It just wasn't as good as the other stories I've read...more
Nov 18, 2010
Jul 03, 2007
North and South
About this edition: Be warned! Many of the endnotes contain spoilers!!

Reading through the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list, I'm finding th...more
Sep 04, 2012
Oct 31, 2009
The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance
I think I kind of like H.G. Wells. The stories I've read so far aren't stories that I'm in love with, or would necessary feel the desire to buy so I c...more
Mar 23, 2010
Jan 10, 2009
The Little House Collection (Little House, #1-9)
More girlie books that I actually liked. Then again, I was 6. The Little House series is pretty much the quintessential reading for young girls: adven...more
Mar 1986
Jan 14, 2008
Thomas' Snowsuit
This book is hilarious! The story is funny for kids and adults, and the pictures make it even funnier.
Dec 2013
Feb 16, 2014
Melville's Short Novels: Authoritative Texts, Contexts, Criticism
I have to say, I wasn't a big fan of Melville before I had to read these stories for a class. I'd read "Bartleby, The Scrivener" and thought it was pr...more
Mar 2006
Jun 25, 2007
Sister Carrie
First reason I wanted to read this book: the Posies. Anyone who's a fan will know why.

Second reason I wanted to read this book: my professor of a hist...more
Sep 2006
Jun 25, 2007
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Modern Library)
I was quite surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I think this is one of those books I'd always been a little scared of, because it's a "Classic"...more
Mar 31, 2011
Oct 31, 2009
The Selected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe
Shockingly, I'm giving a Norton Critical Edition only 2 stars. Poe's short stories are fine and the poetry is okay; the critical essays, though, seeme...more
May 2006
Jul 07, 2007
Favorite Stories Old and New
This was a favorite book of mine when I was little. I think it was my mom's book when she was little, too. I remember lying on my stomach on my bed wh...more
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Jul 03, 2007
The Iliad
_The Iliad_?? Isn't that book, like, a hundred thousand pages long? And isn't it completely boring??? Actually, it's not. It's a really good story, an...more
Nov 2006
Jun 25, 2007
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