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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
Since everyone is probably already familiar with the Harry Potter series and with this book in particular, I'm not going to write any sort of summary. ...more
not set
Feb 18, 2009
Sundays at Tiffany's
This is one of those books that I am not supposed to like for a variety of reasons. One being that it is a mass marketed author which I seem to have a ...more
Mar 12, 2009
Feb 05, 2009
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1)
First, let me say this book is ridiculously hard to summarize. It required a little more time and attention than most other fiction I have read, mainl ...more
Mar 28, 2010
Jan 08, 2010
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years #1)
**spoiler alert** Wicked is the story of how the Wicked Witch of the West became wicked. Or at least that is what I believed the book to be about. You ...more
Feb 2009
Nov 25, 2008
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
**spoiler alert** Before you read too much into my 5 star rating, I must clarify. My stars do not indicate that I feel this book is a piece of literar ...more
Feb 11, 2010
Jan 08, 2010
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Exquisite story, rich and well developed characters, wonderfully defined settings that seemed like a painting. This is a wonderful novel that tells th ...more
Sep 29, 2010
Jun 15, 2010
A Long Fatal Love Chase
Considering this book was written in 1866 it was quite good. I am sure for books of that era it was unusual to have such a strong female lead characte ...more
Feb 19, 2010
Jan 09, 2010
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
Okay, I have said for a very long time I would never read this series of books. I thought it too cheesy and way over hyped. So here is what I have dec ...more
Dec 07, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
Nineteen Minutes
It is really a 3.5, but since 1/2 stars are not allowed....

“Isn’t it amazing,how, when you strip away everything, people are so much alike?” - Lacy Ho
Mar 23, 2009
Nov 05, 2008
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
This book has partially broken my longstanding philosophy of thinking long and hard before a decision is to be made. In Blink, Malcolm Gladwell points ...more
Mar 11, 2010
Feb 26, 2010
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
A very confusing story line. I could not keep up with the many characters and found it difficult to remember how each was connected to the other. Very ...more
not set
Dec 09, 2011
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
Okay, so it sucks to be poor. Although that is a fairly obvious statement, this book drives the point home with the authors experiences and some stori ...more
Aug 27, 2009
Jul 23, 2009
The Sunne in Splendour
As I was reading this novel, Richards body was discovered under a parking lot in Leicaster England. This discovery dovetailed nicely with the book and ...more
Feb 19, 2013
Nov 01, 2011
A Prayer for Owen Meany
In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys - best friends - are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the ...more
not set
Jan 09, 2009
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World
The Geography of Bliss tries to unlock the secrets that make people happy. the research documented in the book explains that some places seem to be in ...more
Feb 15, 2009
Nov 25, 2008
Good Omens: The Nice & Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
I picked this book up upon the recommendation of a friend whose literary opinions mean a lot to me. The first thing I have to say about this book is, ...more
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Nov 05, 2008
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
This is the type of story that you cannot judge as you are reading it. It is the type that cannot be properly evaluated until you reach the conclusion ...more
not set
Nov 24, 2008
Olive Kitteridge
This was a interesting book. It is constructed as 13 separate stories that loosely revolve around the title character. Olive Kitteridge is not the cen ...more
Oct 2009
Sep 11, 2009
The Book of Lost Things
I've had this book for sometime and whenever I started it, I seem to come up with an excuse to stop. The story is about a 12 year old boy who mourns t ...more
Sep 29, 2009
Nov 05, 2008
The Poisonwood Bible
What starts out as a story about a family of missionaries who go to Africa to save the souls of the uncivilized tribes within the Congo ends up being ...more
not set
Nov 05, 2008
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
**spoiler alert** This novel is about the intersecting fates of Chicagoan architect Daniel Burnham and America’s first sociopath serial killer, Henry ...more
Dec 28, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
The Time Traveler's Wife
A great story about exceptional people that try to live ordinary lives. A hybrid tale between romance and sci-fi genres. The central characters are st ...more
Dec 2008
Nov 18, 2008
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Whether classified as Young Adult or not, I found this story highly entertaining. I would, however, debate calling this book suitable for middle schoo ...more
Jul 20, 2010
Jun 23, 2010
This is the story about a twelve year old girls whose brother has autism. She struggles with having a family that is different, a brother that require ...more
not set
Feb 18, 2009
A Reliable Wife
Great plot, started well and drew me in. Numerous times due to the repetitive nature of the writing, I contemplated stopping this book, but I wanted t ...more
Dec 19, 2013
Dec 19, 2013
Time and Chance (Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitane #2)
The problem with historical fiction is there are no surprises. But that fact withstanding, this is another wonderful chapter in the Henry II and Elean ...more
Dec 16, 2010
Nov 25, 2008
The Book Thief
This is my second time through The Book Thief and it's still very special. With the movie coming out this weekend I wanted to have the writing fresh i ...more
Dec 03, 2013
Nov 05, 2008
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
I have one word for this book. Lame. Okay, let's make it two words; lame ass. Imagine a single Law & Order episode that last six hours. The main c ...more
Feb 12, 2011
Jan 13, 2011
The Namesake
I was pleasantly surprised by this family saga. Initially the story seemed flat, which only seemed to confirm my suspicions. But the story and prose s ...more
Nov 11, 2010
Oct 27, 2010
The Rule of Four
It tried to be Da Vinci Code, but couldn't hit even that low bar....
Aug 21, 2013
Aug 16, 2013
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