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The Traveler
4.36
This book was pretty damn amazing. It's about a wiccan girl who is struggling with the ultimate identity crisis. It's a quick read, and well worth it....more
not set
Dec 04, 2008
 
The Fifth Plane
5.00
This surprising tale of alternate history should be on your shelf. When I first read about it, I was afraid of another wack-job 9/11 conspiracy, but i...more
Mar 15, 2009
Dec 04, 2008
 
Travels with Charlie
5.00
I know it's not fair to read my own book and then review it. It sucks of me. But I want you to know that I love this book, it's my favorite creation o...more
not set
Sep 05, 2014
 
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
3.40
Look, not nearly enough people read this book. Drop whatever little thing it is that you're doing right now and pick it up. It's not like it's expensi...more
Feb 2000
Dec 04, 2008
 
This is Where I Leave You
3.89
I don't know. Mentioned in this book are the following watches: Rolex, Citizen, and Tag Heuer. Cars: Porsche, Maserati, and "mini-van." So the general...more
May 24, 2014
May 17, 2014
 
Middlesex
3.93
Yeah, I don't know. This was really more like two books. The first was an uninteresting Greek-American "100 Years is Solitude" mockery. I'm surprised...more
Jun 11, 2014
May 24, 2014
 
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
4.47
This was better than the first two books, in my opinion. Darker and more daring with the primary characters. Some of the other characters--Malfoy and...more
not set
Aug 24, 2013
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
Thoroughly satisfying ending to the Hunger Games trilogy. It really does a good job of taking things to a conclusion that is at once satisfying and un...more
not set
Sep 13, 2010
 
A Voyage to Arcturus
3.65
A strange and wonderful book. It's a grim allegorical voyage into what it means to be human. The ambiguity of good and evil is explored deeply. I'm ju...more
not set
Dec 04, 2008
 
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #3)
4.27
Outstanding group of stories. Each one is just involved enough to bring you in and short enough to read in one sitting. Holmes is as compelling a char...more
not set
Sep 13, 2010
 
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
3.75
I can't believe that I've never read this before! Exciting and twisted, this short book is much more tense and horrifying than I thought it could be....more
not set
Sep 13, 2010
 
Buddhism Plain and Simple
4.09
A really terrific and concise exploration of a great philosophical tradition. You've got to read this one if you feel like life could be just a little...more
not set
Jun 29, 2012
 
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
3.87


I truly enjoyed reading this book. But I felt it is weaker than many of its contemporaries. The message is super transparent and certain words and ph...more
Aug 14, 2012
Jul 22, 2012
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.40
To me, this was the most exciting of the series. Great story and absolutely addictive. A very quick and consuming read.
not set
Sep 13, 2010
 
East of Eden
4.31
A fantastic read. One of the greatest novels out there. I never wanted it to end.
not set
Apr 11, 2010
 
Threatened Species: A Novella and Five Stories
3.88
Stories rooted in Michigan. A sense of place and self permeates the stories.
Sep 21, 2011
Sep 21, 2011
 
Her Fearful Symmetry
3.21
Wonderful Gothic ghost story. Firmly interesting and atmospheric.
Sep 21, 2011
Sep 21, 2011
 
The Writing Diet: Write Yourself Right-Size
3.37
Good use of her Morning Pages idea to live a more mindful life.
not set
Mar 15, 2009
 
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
4.05
A thoroughly interesting book, though genuinely disturbing at times.
not set
Apr 11, 2010
 
The Weatherman
5.00
Outstanding work of speculative fiction.
Sep 21, 2011
Sep 21, 2011
 
Something Wicked This Way Comes (Green Town, #2)
3.95
A beautiful volume about growing up.
not set
Dec 04, 2008
 
Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices
4.20
An outstanding book on Buddhist practices.
not set
Jan 05, 2011
 
Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life
3.64
Finally, I kick-ass Buddhist book about dieting.
not set
Apr 11, 2010
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.44


A very fun post-modern fantasy novel. Much more crass and bawdy than LOTR, but also a more zippy read. Looking forward to the next one.
May 03, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
 
The Signature of All Things
3.78
This was really, really great. 4.5 stars would be a better rating. Honestly, my expectations weren't high, but I couldn't wait to get back to it every...more
Sep 15, 2014
Aug 26, 2014
 
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
3.78
The greatest American Novel, Huck Finn is, if anything, vastly underrated. The languages used throughout this book make the telling of it transcend th...more
Apr 1997
Dec 04, 2008
 
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2)
4.29
I'm looking forward to moving on in the series--and these characters are growing on me--but I felt this book was a bit similar to book one. Does anyon...more
Aug 24, 2013
Jul 22, 2013
 
Watership Down
4.02
What a wonderful book. I have an entirely different relationship with rabbits, now. Moving and exciting, I can't believe I could have missed this one!
Aug 31, 2014
Aug 03, 2014
 
The Weatherman
5.00
An alternative history novel of speculative fiction. This book weaves a conspiracy narrative with magical realism and mythology. While investigating a...more
not set
Nov 02, 2010
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.31
Not as good as either book that bookends it, but still a great read. The beginning lacked the excitement and horror that the first one had so much of,...more
not set
Sep 13, 2010
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