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Ready Player One
4.30
This was a super-fun book to read with some interesting concepts introduced. If you like futuristic wiriting a la William Gibson or are a trekkie, Sta ...more
Dec 28, 2012
Dec 19, 2012
 
MacGregor Tells the World: A Novel
3.41
Set in SF, this was an engrossing read about a young man (finally)coming to terms with being abandoned by his mother and the mystery that surrounded t ...more
Dec 08, 2008
Dec 08, 2008
 
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
4.28
A cross between ethnobotanist Wade Davis (One River) and travel writer and humanist Bruce Chatwin. Fascinating reading for ever person interested in q ...more
not set
Aug 07, 2012
 
The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker, #2)
3.86
Dystopic future flooded world where the US is gone to pot, and Chinese Peacekeepers have come then left again in disgust. Explores the worlds of honor ...more
Dec 17, 2012
Dec 19, 2012
 
The Scorpio Races
4.08
YA story of a small island no-industry town whose claim to fame is their water horse races. Great characters, lovely writing, compelling story. Great ...more
Jan 22, 2013
Jan 22, 2013
 
The Fault in Our Stars
4.42
Poetic writing, lots of insight and humour, altogether a lovely book to read, but I had to time it to match a time when I had the freedom to weep (ie: ...more
Jan 27, 2013
Jan 27, 2013
 
Rules
3.95
Sweet YA fiction gives good insight to how it might be to live with a challenging/ challenged sibling.
Sep 12, 2014
Sep 12, 2014
 
The Cabinet of Wonders (The Kronos Chronicles, #1)
3.94
Very imaginative book set in Bohemia with just enough of a touch of magic to make it fun. Petra is a strong female lead on a mission, with a very fun ...more
not set
Sep 06, 2011
 
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1)
4.01
Sweet, interesting POV of Aspergers. 3.5 stars.
Jan 19, 2014
Jan 19, 2014
 
I've Got Your Number
3.92
Ok, quick read.
not set
Jan 19, 2014
 
Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, #1)
4.12
Great kids fantasy
not set
Dec 19, 2012
 
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
4.16
OK. Just OK.
Apr 06, 2013
Apr 02, 2013
 
Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)
4.11
New character-- Fire, part monster, trying to figure out how to fit in.
Jan 07, 2013
Jan 07, 2013
 
The Golem and the Jinni
4.09
First time author, a jewess, married to a middle eastern man, bringing together the two cultures of her life into this book set in NY with immigrant f ...more
Jun 19, 2013
Apr 03, 2013
 
A Tale for the Time Being
3.96
Japanese teen journal washed up on shores of Cortes Island and investigated by buddhist novelist (author in disguise). Suicide, teen froshing/ bullyin ...more
May 15, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
 
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
4.16
Fun, golem, rec by the Golem and the Jinni author, NY at time of second world war, dawn of the age of comic books, magic and escapistry, Jewishness.
Jul 04, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
 
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
4.10
YA drama set in mythical land where a minority of the people are born with special skills that manifest when their eyes change colour.
Dec 19, 2012
Dec 19, 2012
 
The Glass Castle
4.20
very momorable, shocking yet uplifting book. When you are having trying parenting days, thinking you have ruined your kids for good, this has some goo ...more
not set
Oct 24, 2008
 
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
3.63
Really interesting background on life and war and thinking in this fascinating part of the world.
not set
Oct 24, 2008
 
The Poisonwood Bible
3.98
A heavy read, litterally and figuratively. I preferred her lighter and earlier works.
not set
Oct 24, 2008
 
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
3.77
Fun, optimistic read of a book/ computer/ secret-society/ Google -friendly near-future world.
Jan 13, 2013
Nov 04, 2012
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.91
No nearly as good as her Dear Sugar book, which was incredible. Read it.
not set
Dec 19, 2012
 
Late Nights on Air
3.46
Thoughtful, memorable, timeless, Canadian, historic, fascinating.
not set
Oct 24, 2008
 
Bossypants
3.92
interesting glimpse into the life of a strong woman.
Apr 30, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
 
The Prefect
4.12
grand scale SF mystery. Fun and fast read.
not set
Oct 24, 2008
 
The Mermaid Chair
3.05
Good, easy read. Not earth-shattering.
not set
Oct 24, 2008
 
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
4.11
Pretty over-rated IMO.
Jan 19, 2013
Jan 02, 2013
 
Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter
3.84
None
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May 07, 2013
 
God-Shaped Hole
4.10
None
not set
Jul 08, 2014
 
River Secrets (The Books of Bayern, #3)
4.03
None
not set
Aug 13, 2011
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