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The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #1)
Okay. I liked this book a lot more than most people who have written reviews. I feel that it's because I didn't go into it with many preconceived noti ...more
Apr 06, 2008
Mar 29, 2008
The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, #1)
This was a playful and fun book, with a few flaws.

Sabrina and Daphne's parents disapear one day out of the blue, and the police can't find them. They
Oct 2007
Aug 28, 2007
Keturah and Lord Death
Gah! This book was wonderful, and would be an automatic add to my favorites, except for 2 things. I know. Me and my 2 picky things, but they're big is ...more
Mar 06, 2008
Jan 21, 2008
This book was too much in need of a good editing for me to enjoy it. I sat down with it 6 times, and only got to page 34...and then I quit.

What the bo
Nov 30, 2008
Nov 28, 2008
It was really hard for me to decide between 4 and 5 stars. I wish I could give it 4 1/2!
Fairest takes place in the same world as Ella Enchanted, and h
Aug 2007
Jul 29, 2007
So You Want to Be a Wizard (Young Wizards, #1)
The magic and wizardry content in this book was just too strange. It's totally possible to write about things that are different from what we experien ...more
Aug 2007
Jul 18, 2007
Dragon Keeper (Dragon Keeper, #1)
The story centers on a girl in 141 BC who has grown up as a slave of the Chinese Emperor's Dragon Keeper. She has been a slave her whole life, and doe ...more
Mar 2008
Jan 21, 2008
Lost on Planet China: The Strange and True Story of One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation, or How He Became Comfortable Eating Live Squid
I made it to page 150, but I kept finding myself thinking about the book that was next on my to read stack, WHILE I was reading this book. Never a goo ...more
Aug 25, 2008
Aug 22, 2008
The Egg and I
Well, there are 2 groups of people I wouldn't recommend this book to: vegetarians/animal lovers, due to the realities written about of living on a far ...more
Oct 2007
Sep 10, 2007
Cordelia Underwood: Or, The Marvelous Beginnings of the Moosepath League
I loved this book, but sadly I would be hesitant to recommend it to anyone, unless I really knew what type of book that they liked, because, as Abraha ...more
Jun 27, 2008
Jun 05, 2008
The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper
Oh Splendid Table, I hardly knew ye. I had to return this one before I could try anything much out of it. I only really tried one simple recipe. I've ...more
Jun 17, 2008
Jun 10, 2008
The Light Fantastic (Discworld, #2; Rincewind #2)
This is the second Discworld book, and I found it just as funny as the first, with perhaps a more straightforward plot, which I appreciated. It's very ...more
Feb 03, 2008
Nov 25, 2007
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
For being over 500 pages, this was about a 1 1/2 to 2 hour read, because there is a balance between words, and also full-paged pictures.
You can't tal
Jan 2008
Jan 08, 2008
The Time Thief (The Gideon Trilogy, #2)
Please don't hold it against the book that it took me forever and a day to read. I was feeling sick, and wasn't much in a reading mood, but this book ...more
May 27, 2008
Jul 06, 2007
Kiki's Delivery Service
I thought this book was better in ways than the Studio Gibli movie. For one reason, she doesn't play mind games with boys in the book. In fact, she sa ...more
Apr 2007
Jul 09, 2007
Mythago Wood (Mythago Wood, #1)
**spoiler alert** Steven and Christian grew up with a father obsessed by the woods near their house. They were never sure why, all they knew was that ...more
Jul 29, 2008
Jul 15, 2008
Book of a Thousand Days
Shannon Hale is climbing the ranks in becoming one of my favorite authors, and this book helped a great deal, by being an automatic add to my favorite ...more
Jan 2008
Jul 06, 2007
A Certain Slant of Light (Light, #1)
This was a fantastic book. (I'm tired of saying 'really good'.)
Helen is a ghost who has been dead for 130 years, and has haunted a series of people.
Sep 2007
Jul 27, 2007
The Uncommon Reader
The Queen of England follows her Corgis into a Bookmobile one day, and to be polite to the driver, checks out a book. Her cabinet has always disuaded ...more
Feb 06, 2008
Dec 19, 2007
The Runaway Princess (Runaway Princess, #1)
I really liked this book!
It's about a princess who is locked in a tower while princes from different areas come to compete. The first prince to slay
Aug 2007
Jul 06, 2007
Do Cats Hear with Their Feet?: Where Cats Come From, What We Know About Them, and What They Think About Us
This book is divided up into 3 sections: The history of cats, cats as hunters, and cats' lives (mainly focused on how they use their senses).

I would
Jan 26, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
Sister Wendy's 1000 Masterpieces
A wonderful coffee table book, with colorful reproductions of art and Sister Wendy's comments...although rather unwieldy. It's huge.

It's set up alphab
Jan 21, 2009
Nov 11, 2008
The Sea Runners
First of all, I'll explain my fiction and non-fiction categories: this book is the fictional retelling of real events that happened to real people. So ...more
Mar 11, 2008
Sep 18, 2007
The Arrival
This is a quick "read" but it is remarkable the amount that can be gotten out of it, and I'm sure more can be on additional perusings. I put read in q ...more
Feb 22, 2008
Feb 28, 2008
Something Borrowed
I read this book because it had good blurbs from Meg Cabot, and the author of The Devil Wears Prada. It ended up being a good read, but I very much di ...more
Sep 2007
Jul 27, 2007
Uncommon Faith
This was a really good read.
The story takes place in a small town in America during one year in the 1830's. The story is about events, both large and
Aug 2007
Jul 27, 2007
The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1; Rincewind #1)
This was a really funny beginning to the Discworld series. It's the funniest book that I've read in quite awhile, and I'm now looking forward to the r ...more
Nov 2007
Oct 17, 2007
Austenland (Austenland, #1)
This was a yummy fun girlie book. It was a completely enjoyable indulgent read.

Jane has had 13 bad boyfriends. These experiences have left her given u
Dec 2007
Sep 03, 2007
The Princess and the Hound (The Hound Saga, #1)
This book ended up being different from what I expected, mainly because, despite the title, the p.o.v. is from a Prince, and not the Princess or the H ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 20, 2007
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
**spoiler alert** WARNING! I'm serious about the spoilers! WARNING!

The second Harry Potter book, and proof that JK Rowling wasn't a one hit wonder.

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Jul 29, 2007
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