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The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
3.92
really liked it
Truthfully, I considered abandoning The Eyre Affair about a quarter of the way through because I was very lost and confused. I also didn’t love Thursd ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2010
 
The Awakening
3.62
it was amazing
I thought that I wouldn't like this book. I knew the basic plot and the whole idea of it seemed selfish. But now that I have read it, I realized how w ...more
Apr 09, 2011
Apr 09, 2011
 
Looking For Bapu
3.88
it was amazing
This novel subtly handles many aspects of being a young child, of feeling powerless and curious and silly. Anu deals with racism, but finds that most ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2010
 
Remarkable Creatures
3.81
liked it
On the one hand, this is a completely unique tale that is fairly accurate to history (as far as I can tell). The plot concerns the life of Mary Anning ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2010
 
Her Fearful Symmetry
3.23
liked it
What I can say about it is that I never didn’t enjoy reading it. As I was reading it, I thought the novel was interesting and well-written. There were ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2010
 
Say the Word
3.89
really liked it
This book has so many wonderful things about it, I’m finding it difficult to know where to start. First there is Shawna, who puts on this perfect face ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2010
 
A Good Hard Look
3.89
it was amazing
A Good Hard Look completely lived up to every single expectation I had. In fact, it might have exceeded them. I am always wary of historical fiction n ...more
Jul 10, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
 
Bernardo and the Virgin: A Novel
4.29
really liked it
At the beginning of the book is the inscription, ” This work of fiction is based on actual events – in the eyes of many.” For so many the apparitions ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2010
 
The Danish Girl
3.74
really liked it
This is the story of Einar Wegener and his wife Greta. Both are painters and one day when Greta’s model cancels, she asks her husband to put on the mo ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2010
 
Mendoza in Hollywood (The Company, #3)
3.84
liked it
I don’t want to give away too much of the plot, because it concerns major spoilers for book 1, but from the beginning of the novel we know that Mendoz ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2010
 
The Color of Heaven (Color Trilogy, #3)
3.78
it was ok
What seemed charming in The Color of Earth, like the overly poetic language, seemed overdone and unrealistic in The Color of Heaven. But most of all, ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2010
 
Blankets
4.06
it was amazing
One of my all-time favorite books! Craig Thompson says that Blankets came from the urge to describe what it is like to sleep in the same bed as someon ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
Local
4.01
it was amazing
Wow! Just wow. I loved this. I loved the art, I loved most of the stories. This is the omnibus Local, so all of these were originally published separa ...more
Feb 15, 2011
Dec 27, 2010
 
Liar
3.31
liked it
Liar by Justine Larbalestier is an exercise in form that also doesn’t lose important characterization or plot. Even though I knew the plot and the fac ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
I Know This Much Is True
4.17
liked it
As for the good, I Know This Much is True explores a truly fascinating relationship, the relationship between identical twins, and what happens when o ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2010
 
Once You Go Back: A Novel
3.64
liked it
The novel Once You Go Back by Douglas A. Martin begins with the sentence, “Pretend you are my sister.” What follows is a stream-of-consciousness accou ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2010
 
Leaving Atlanta
3.94
it was amazing
Every blogger/reader has to have a few authors that they champion, that aren't being read enough by their peers. Tayari Jones is that author for me. W ...more
Jan 26, 2011
Jan 22, 2011
 
Black Water Rising
3.37
really liked it
What it did live up to was being an incredibly smart book that took me on an exciting journey. It was, for the most part, interesting and suspenseful. ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2010
 
Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, #1)
3.74
really liked it
I loved pretty much everything about Ship Breaker. It is original, the characters are believable and sympathetic, the villain is very villainous. One ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2010
 
The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet
3.62
it was ok
I did not love the alternative perspective that seemed randomly placed within the novel. In terms of a writing technique, it was only useful for one s ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2010
 
Alif the Unseen
3.84
really liked it
This book is such a fun, fast read, but it also made me think a lot about how I react to stories. I have a lot of thoughts about this one, I can't wai ...more
May 30, 2013
May 26, 2013
 
Poison Study (Study, #1)
4.16
liked it
Poison Study was exciting and had everything I was looking for – danger! Romance! Betrayal! It was exactly what it promised to be and nothing more or ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2010
 
Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature
3.82
it was amazing
This book is relevant, it’s smart and it’s different. Bullying like this is happening all the time. This book will give kids like Mena the courage to ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2010
 
The Great Perhaps
3.60
liked it
I loved the beginning of this book, adored the ending, and despised the middle. I thought about giving it up, but I’m truly glad I did not. I think th ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2010
 
Indiscretion
3.63
did not like it
This book was compulsively readable, but ultimately awful. What was the point??
Apr 18, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
 
Runaways Deluxe, Vol. 1
4.21
it was amazing
I loved this series and cannot wait for the movie version!
not set
Dec 26, 2010
 
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)
4.27
it was amazing
Reread before starting Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Oct 03, 2014
Jul 12, 2013
 
Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking, #3)
4.25
it was amazing
Easily one of the best trilogies today.
not set
Dec 26, 2010
 
Fat Cat
3.90
it was amazing
Fat Cat is about the main character Cat finding herself. She believes a lot about herself, a lot of which has to do with her weight, but she finds out ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2010
 
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
3.80
really liked it
There are so many things to like about this book, but the best part is Flavia herself. Her one passion in life is poisons and using them to get back a ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2010
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