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Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1)
This book had the potential to be amazing: affluent teens learn in their fifteenth year that they are reincarnated vampires who will never really die,...more
Oct 27, 2008
Oct 21, 2008
It is my experience that the movie versions of books are usually not as good as the book itself. So after watching the movie, I thought I was in for a...more
Oct 19, 2008
Oct 21, 2008
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Warning: this book will make you want to cook like a mad person!

I added this to my to-read list a few months ago after reading an interview with Barba...more
May 05, 2014
May 05, 2014
The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity
I bought this book because of all the amazing reviews I've read about it. i.e., 'OMG this will totally change your life and the way you view religion!...more
Feb 08, 2009
Feb 08, 2009
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide, #1)
Note: After glancing through some of the other reviews, I see that the trolls are out criticizing anyone who doesn't rate this a full 5 stars. I'm ful...more
May 19, 2014
May 17, 2014
The Handmaid's Tale
I'm really surprised by some of the negative reviews. A couple people have said they think this book is poorly written. It's been a while since I read...more
Jan 2009
Apr 06, 2012
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Despite what your views may be for Stephen King's works of fiction, I do think this is a decent exploration of writing, if you happen to be an aspirin...more
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May 07, 2013
You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice
I'm not really sure where they were going with this book. I'm not familiar with 'The Believer' or 'Sedarisms' specifically, but I am familiar with Amy...more
Dec 20, 2013
Dec 19, 2013
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
The array of positives about 'Behind the Beautiful Forevers' is vast. Even though it is a work of non-fiction, Boo's dreamy writing style makes it rea...more
Dec 09, 2013
Dec 05, 2013
Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse, #13)
**spoiler alert** I'll start this review off by saying that while I would have preferred Sookie and Eric (Seric?) ending up together, I always knew sh...more
Aug 05, 2013
Aug 01, 2013
The Partly Cloudy Patriot
I picked up three of Vowell's books ( The Partly Cloudy Patriot and The Wordy Shipmates in book-form and then Assassination Vacation on cd, which I've...more
Mar 25, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
Dreaming in Hindi: Coming Awake in Another Language
Like so many other reviewers on this site, I really wanted to love this book. I studied Linguistics and Hindi in college. It seemed like 'Dreaming in...more
Jun 04, 2014
May 27, 2014
Writing Is My Drink: A Writer's Story of Finding Her Voice (and a Guide to How You Can Too)
I have mixed feelings about this book. I picked it up from a display case at the library on a whim. One of my favorite ways to put off actually writin...more
May 02, 2014
Apr 23, 2014
Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer
I won't lie: when my AP English teacher started passing out copies of this little relic in class, I groaned internally. I had long heard rumors of how...more
Nov 30, 2008
Nov 15, 2008
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
I thought this was a good book. Not great; not fantastic, just good.

I'm not sure whether Beah used a ghost-writer or not; if he didn't, I commend him...more
Nov 19, 2008
Nov 15, 2008
Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet
I first encountered this title on a display at a bookstore entitled 'Beach Reads,' and honestly, I couldn't think of s place where it would fit in bet...more
Aug 30, 2012
Aug 26, 2012
The Tree Bride
Bharati Mukherjee's language and prose is definitely beautiful and poetic, but that's not always a good thing. Overall, I felt like this book was extr...more
Jul 15, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
As a big David Sedaris fan (and who isn't, these days?), I was especially excited to be able to preorder this book, and have it delivered to my door o...more
May 17, 2013
Apr 15, 2013
Joyland (Hard Case Crime #112)
**spoiler alert** Stephen King is certainly a prolific writer, even if his writing is not particularly good writing. This may only apply to his newer...more
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Nov 14, 2013
The Lovely Bones
I made the mistake of reading the reviews on here before I read the book, compromising the experience.

Because one reviewer complained about the amount...more
Oct 29, 2008
Oct 27, 2008
Skipping Christmas
**spoiler alert** I like this book.

A lot of being like to ridicule it because the characters aren't 'believable', and, if they were in our world, they...more
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Oct 27, 2008
A Walk Across the Sun
I downloaded the Kindle version of this book to read on my recent study abroad trip to India. While it wasn't a bad book, and the motives behind it we...more
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Apr 05, 2012
Brave New World/Brave New World Revisited
Eh, not the best dystopian novel that I've ever read. I honestly can't decide if this was a page turner or not. I feel like I had to make myself finis...more
Feb 21, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
The Giver (The Giver Quartet, #1)
I read this book for a Literatre class in the eighth grade. Like a lot of Lowry's work, it focuses in on a futuristic world where the people think the...more
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Oct 28, 2008
Barrel Fever
Ok, I read this a couple years ago, after reading 'Me Talk Pretty One Day', 'Naked', and 'Holidays On Ice'. I loved those works, so I figured I would...more
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Oct 21, 2008
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
**spoiler alert** The first time I read this one, I didn't like it so much. Like every other girl on the planet, I was stressing over Edwards undeterm...more
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Oct 16, 2008
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
**spoiler alert** A lot of people were upset about this book, because it wasn't 'the same' as the others. well, of course it wasn't. Bella's now a vam...more
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Oct 16, 2008
Alex: The Life of a Child
I found this when I was eight in a goodwill store with my grandmother. Over the years, I've read it several times, but it never loses it's poignancy f...more
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Oct 28, 2008
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
One of the most amazing books ever. I'm not going to waste my time summarizing, but.... YAY!
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Oct 16, 2008
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
It was pretty good, but it wasn't terrific.
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Oct 27, 2008
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