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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
This was one of easiest decisions for a 5-star rating. This book was phenomenal!!! From one moment to the next you'll smile from a personal victory, f ...more
Dec 09, 2011
Nov 15, 2011
Secrets at Sea
Sometimes it's not necessarily what's new that's brought to the table, but the manner and skill in which it's presented. This is such a case. Thank yo ...more
Nov 15, 2011
Jul 31, 2011
The Grapes of Wrath
This was a difficult book to rate. This is certainly unlike any other book I've read (and I've read a few other of Steinbeck's shorter stories). At fi ...more
Mar 18, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
The Return of the King (Lord of the Rings, #3)
Much like the movies, I'm a little sad that I am now finished with this series. And also like the movies, I rather enjoyed the prolonged endings. Afte ...more
Feb 12, 2014
Mar 30, 2013
There were many things I loved about this book. To name a few:
1) The main character (August) is so easy to care for from the get go that I wanted to
Oct 11, 2012
Oct 01, 2012
Love, Stargirl (Stargirl, #2)
I'd give this 4.5 if I could, but alas. . . I enjoyed this more than the original, which is saying something for this sequel. In the first go around, ...more
Jun 18, 2010
Jun 18, 2010
Thirteen Reasons Why
This is the most difficult book I've ever listened to (and I think this book has a much stronger effect when listening to it for obvious reasons from ...more
Jul 20, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)
I read this because the plot sounded like it had potential for a pretty good dystopia story. Well, I think that potential had the same virus these peo ...more
Sep 07, 2011
Sep 07, 2011
Before I Fall
Oh, where to begin. I'd probably give this 1.5. I wanted to like this book. I thought it had a good premise, basically a more depressing Groundhog Day ...more
Dec 20, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
Gone Away Into the Land
I just finished reading this book about 15 minutes ago. I won a copy through Goodreads, and was surpised to have a signed, personal message from the a ...more
Feb 21, 2010
Oct 01, 2009
Every Day (Every Day #1)
While there were a few passages in this book that I felt were particularly well written and insightful (such as when A was in the body of a drug addic ...more
Nov 20, 2012
Nov 20, 2012
Small Steps (Holes, #2)
Choosing how many stars to give this one was difficult. I enjoyed it, but it's definitely not Holes. I finally decided to rest on 4 instead of 3 becau ...more
Apr 14, 2010
Apr 13, 2010
I'm not sure where to start here. I liked the honest, innocent view on the Holocaust and Nazi-occupied Germany, but I was also bothered by the lack of ...more
Jan 07, 2011
Jan 04, 2011
Gregor and the Code of Claw (Underland Chronicles, #5)
A great ending to a great series! I'm glad that I finally have some finality and closure with this story, but even up to near the very end, I didn't k ...more
Aug 03, 2009
Jul 23, 2009
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
Fantastic read that kept me glued. I didn't want to stop listening. This book takes you from pride and amazement at what teamwork and the human mind c ...more
Jan 22, 2014
Jan 19, 2014
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians (Alcatraz, #1)
Being married to a librarian, I can attest that this is, in fact, completely NON-fiction. Why do you think I've chosen to always wear "glasses"? [mand ...more
Aug 13, 2013
Aug 05, 2013
The Help
This book was extraordinary. The setting and voices were pitch-perfect, add to that the depth of the characters and story and this is a book that is e ...more
Sep 29, 2011
Sep 15, 2011
Navigating Early
I enjoyed this just as much as Moon Over Manifest. There are many similarities, but it certainly is different enough to feel just as fresh. Well writt ...more
Jul 15, 2013
Jul 11, 2013
Living Raw Food: Get the Glow with More Recipes from Pure Food and Wine
A few things, I love how almost every recipe has a picture. That alone would merit a 3-star rating in my book. One thing I didn't really like though i ...more
Sep 08, 2009
Aug 10, 2009
The Stranger
This was particularly difficult to rate because I didn't necessarily enjoy the book. I thought the writing style was good, and it was interesting enou ...more
Jun 17, 2010
Jun 16, 2010
Lawn Boy
Quick, funny, and pretty educational. Provided an easy example to understand different aspects of business (basics of stocks, capitalism, etc). I pers ...more
May 17, 2010
May 17, 2010
Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1)
A solid 4 stars. This was clean, and I loved how it never really took itself too seriously. In fact, at times this almost felt like a spoof on what ha ...more
Jan 12, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (Underland Chronicles, #2)
I definitely enjoyed this one better than the first. Much easier to get into now that the characters have more depth and background, and the Underland ...more
Jul 12, 2009
Jul 09, 2009
Three Quarters Dead
Richard Peck sure knows how to capture a voice. In this case, the voice isn't one that's very captivating to me. . . Having said that, I thought it wa ...more
Oct 25, 2011
Oct 24, 2011
It's difficult to not compare this to The Invention of Hugo Cabret as the book is told in both pictures and words. Having said that, this is a pretty ...more
Sep 24, 2011
Sep 03, 2011
Sabrina Fair
I just read this for a humanities class, it was pretty funny, parts that got me to laugh out loud. A quick read, and enjoyable at that.
not set
Jan 20, 2009
When You Reach Me
This was fun, different, but fun. I didn't think it was amazing, and brilliant, but it was well written and an enjoyable ride.
not set
Aug 26, 2010
Self Assessment Library 3.4
I never really felt like I came out of an assessment with a better understanding of myself. Seemed very run-of-the-mill.
Aug 06, 2012
Oct 09, 2012
Treasure Island
Quite fun, and pretty different in story than what I knew it as, though that does not diminish in the slightest my love for Muppet Treasure Island. Gr ...more
Jun 09, 2010
Jun 04, 2010
Fergus Crane (Far-Flung Adventures, #1)
Debating between 3 or 4 stars, I enjoyed it, it was a fun quick read but nothing really out of the ordinary here.
not set
Dec 31, 2009
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