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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Ok ok good. Everyone's new favorite book: yes, I loved it too.

DO YOU WANT TO HEAR SOMETHING STUPID? During the first half, I wasn't sure how much I li
Mar 12, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
The Mill on the Floss
Five thousand stars.

I don't really know what to say. To me, old novels sometimes feel too emotionally remote, usually the fault of the conservative st
Apr 12, 2009
Feb 06, 2009
The Minister’s Daughter
**spoiler alert** Essentially, this is a young-adult blend of the Salem witch trials and a fantasy-creatures book. (In England, not Salem, but a Purit ...more
Oct 27, 2008
Oct 19, 2008
For the Win
I actually liked this a lot more than I thought I would. I expected it to make me cranky, but I really enjoyed reading it. When I thought hard about i ...more
Sep 30, 2010
Jun 10, 2010
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
I think a lot of people find a way to leviathan-ize this book. For me, its symbolic battle emerged when I was supposed to read it in college and faile ...more
Oct 18, 2011
Oct 24, 2010
Crime and Punishment
So, I am just reading this. Is that legal? It kind of doesn't seem legal. Like I need to submit my resume first. But I'm just going to read it and tha ...more
May 12, 2009
Apr 07, 2009
White Teeth
Man, I've got to read something really good really soon. Not my favorite streak I'm having. I bought this paperback (it is a green one, I wish my cove ...more
Mar 08, 2009
Feb 07, 2009
Let It Snow
I started reading this on Christmas Eve and finished on the last night of holiday break, so, you know, beat that. When I told Meg I received it as a C ...more
Jan 04, 2009
Dec 25, 2008
An Untamed State
Pretty hard, this one. I had read enough descriptions, I thought, to understand what this book would be — but nothing can really encapsulate all the t ...more
Jul 03, 2014
Jun 03, 2014
The Demolished Man
This is a 2.5 for me and I'm hovering on which way to round it. What will I decide??

See, this book has rubbed off on me! At many turns, this book soun
Oct 18, 2010
Jun 10, 2010
My Life in Middlemarch
So… George Eliot is my person. I love her. She gets me. Her books are really good. The way most Goodreads people seem to feel about Virginia Woolf, is ...more
Feb 20, 2014
Aug 14, 2013
Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages
(Update May 2013)

Hi book. I am five-starring you after all, because I think about you all the time and I learned so much, and I've recommended you to
Feb 29, 2012
Jun 12, 2011
The Bermudez Triangle
**spoiler alert** I love this book's premise so, so, so very much. I think it does a marvelous job with a marvelous idea, and becomes a rather useful ...more
Dec 20, 2009
Dec 16, 2009
Mr. Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars #2)
not set
Mar 29, 2014
How Should a Person Be?
2014: I thought of this book again today, because I saw a man reading it across from me on the subway, and I got so excited. I held myself in, and tim ...more
Jul 26, 2013
Jun 30, 2012
The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1)

In case you're not here in my bubble with me and you are here on this Goodreads review anyway, "Veronica
Mar 29, 2014
Jul 18, 2013
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
Have you ever waited too long to do something?

A few times a year, it would come out that I hadn't read Harry Potter. It would intrude on my normal lif
Jul 30, 2014
Sep 18, 2008
Love, Again
In lots of ways, this is probably a 3 star book. It's not very exciting. Most things that are suggested may happen never happen. But as with the other ...more
Aug 02, 2010
Jun 24, 2010
Piece by Piece
Man, what a pain! This is a tough call. I'll go with the 2 stars and call it even, I guess.

Unfortunately, I feel like I need to talk about my Tori fee
May 19, 2010
Apr 30, 2010
Cutting for Stone
I couldn't be happier that I finally, finally read this. It's easily one of my favorite novels in the last many years. It might be perfect? It's basic ...more
Aug 06, 2012
Oct 24, 2010
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Christmas present from Meg! Good job Meg!

So obviously the 5-star jaw-drop quality this one has for me was its ability to gel extremely well-thought ar
Jan 12, 2009
Jan 05, 2009
Anna Karenina
Russians! They have so many feelings! I never knew it was true!

I really like this thing where I hit one epic per summer off the "before I die" list. A
Sep 14, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
The Goshawk
This is one of those marvelous books that is so small, yet written in a way so that each sentence carries the work of ten. Somehow, it tears your hear ...more
Oct 26, 2014
Dec 31, 2012
Autumn Street
Man, Lois Lowry is just the best, isn't she. The actual very best.

This is a really great book. I loved reading it and I'd recommend it to everyone. Ev
Jul 06, 2014
Mar 12, 2009
The Light in the Piazza
Received a used copy of this from a reseller, with a souvenir photo from North Carolina Aquariums showing five teenage girls being dramatically eaten ...more
not set
Dec 03, 2014
Let's All Find Awesome Jobs
I did a funny thing with this book. Well, first a funny thing happened in my life: I was not searching for a job, but on a rabbit-hole, petulant kind ...more
Jun 16, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
A Tale for the Time Being
This book. I didn't think I loved it too much. But I have noticed that it placed some things inside me that have stayed. They're me now. I'm very grat ...more
Jun 2014
Apr 01, 2014
Alfred and Emily
I've put off reviewing this one a bit, because I'm not entirely sure what to say. This book was really, really important to me — but this book is wack ...more
Dec 31, 2013
Oct 31, 2012
The Glass Castle
This book outright called to me. I started reading something different one day, and by bedtime that night I was reading this instead. And I read it so ...more
Apr 26, 2014
Mar 03, 2013
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
I love this book so much I'm writing a whole fresh review of it on reread. I finally got my own copy, and I spent one whole wonderful day going down i ...more
May 17, 2014
May 12, 2014
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