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Queen of the South
3.88
This story is told in two styles; from an omniscient perspective following the main character, and from the first-person point of view of a journalist...more
Oct 2007
Oct 08, 2007
 
The Hotel New Hampshire
3.85
this pissed me off. for the first 200 pages of this book i was mildly interested but didn't necessarily like it. after that i got more interested, and...more
not set
Mar 05, 2007
 
The Pickwick Papers
3.78
It is now October. I am still approximately 250 pages into it. I have not picked up this book in at least two weeks, probably more like three. I don't...more
Aug 2007
Aug 05, 2007
 
I, Mona Lisa
3.83
a fun mystery set in florence in the time of da vinci. has a couple good twists, and a couple foreseeable ones. if i had a beach-reading shelf i'd put...more
Jun 2007
Jun 09, 2007
 
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return (Persepolis, #3-4)
4.19
a great sequel. her viewpoint is very personal, which really lets you know how a regular person is affected in the situation. very fast read.
Apr 2007
Apr 19, 2007
 
John Paul the Great: Remembering a Spiritual Father
3.95
This book is reasonably well-written, although it is evident to me that Peggy Noonan is a journalist first, novelist second. But honestly I don't thin...more
Oct 2007
Aug 29, 2007
 
Wild Ducks Flying Backward
3.48
i'm not quite done with this book, but i have certainly enjoyed it all the way through. the book is divided into five parts: 'Travel Writings', 'Tribu...more
Jul 2007
Mar 06, 2007
 
Everything Is Illuminated
3.89
This was a hard book to get in to. It's nothing like the movie, and yet exactly like the movie. That Jonathan Safran Foer does not "collect family thi...more
Aug 2007
Aug 14, 2007
 
Youth / Heart of Darkness / The End of the Tether
3.98
I hate to admit it, but this book defeated me. If there's one thing I dislike in this world it's starting a book and not finishing it. That said, I co...more
Jun 2007
Jul 03, 2007
 
White Teeth
3.70
I started this book not thinking I would like it. Not sure why, but maybe because Joy didn't seem thrilled. Maybe because reviews were mixed. But in t...more
Sep 2007
Jun 23, 2007
 
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
3.83
For such a highly recommended book I had trouble seeing the big deal at first. Like so many other books, this one started out rather slowly, and didn'...more
Sep 2007
Mar 05, 2007
 
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
4.05
Wow. I remember vaguely hearing about this event when I was 12 years old or so and wondering what was the big deal. Reading this memoir was harrowing;...more
Oct 2007
Aug 12, 2007
 
InterWorld (Interworld, #1)
3.49
In "Good Omens" it was clear that this chapter was Neil Gaiman and that chapter was Terry Brooks. With "InterWorld" there was no such clear distinctio...more
Oct 2007
Mar 05, 2007
 
The Club Dumas
3.80
"Club Dumas" did not grab me immediately the way that "Queen of the South" did. Also, I was pretty surprised to discover that the movie "The Ninth Gat...more
Nov 2007
Nov 11, 2007
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.92
Wonderful. This book made me think of my own lover; sometimes I see the little boy or the teenager he used to be, sometimes I see the man he will be....more
Dec 2007
Mar 05, 2007
 
Dry
3.98
I laughed a lot for the first few pages of this book, and then didn't laugh for the final 80%. Augusten Burroughs' struggle with alcoholism was not re...more
Aug 2007
Mar 05, 2007
 
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
3.57
I'm not quite sure what to say. Everytime I wanted to pick up this book I had to force myself. However, as soon as I started reading it was not a chor...more
Aug 2007
Mar 05, 2007
 
One Hundred Years of Solitude
3.99
beautiful and incomprehensible. i enjoyed the book the whole way through but in the last pages the story came full circle and fit together at either s...more
Jun 2007
Mar 05, 2007
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7)
4.57
wow.

i think Stephen King, someone who knows a thing or two about good literature as well as ending seven book series, said it best:

"There are always...more
Jun 03, 2010
Mar 09, 2007
 
Naked
4.07
pretty much hilarious. "a plague of tics" was absolutely priceless. i sat in bed laughing out loud to myself like an idiot. but there are also some re...more
Jun 2007
Mar 05, 2007
 
Shadow of the Giant (Ender's Shadow, #4)
3.96
I think if I had it to do over I would read Ender's Game, continue with the Shadow series, and then finish off with the Speaker for the Dead series. I...more
Dec 2007
Mar 06, 2007
 
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
3.77
I won't say this is the best or most informative book I've ever read. And I'm not going to go out and start buying real estate at foreclosure sales so...more
Aug 2007
Aug 20, 2007
 
Some Girl(s)
3.54
Revisiting this play for acting class. Still good.

i'm currently doing a production of the deleted scene at the end of this play. neil labute states in...more
Apr 07, 2011
May 02, 2007
 
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
4.48
oh wow. is snape evil or is he good?

?!?!?!

i can't decide. rowling has done a really phenomenal job setting that up. at this point i think he's evil, b...more
Jun 02, 2010
Mar 05, 2007
 
Interpreter of Maladies
4.09
i tried to read this book maybe a year ago and couldn't get into it. but i picked it up again and read it straight through. although short stories are...more
Apr 2007
Apr 24, 2007
 
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
4.41
i wanted to finish this book so bad that i actually stood in the Borders at Sea-Tac airport reading the last ten pages. i felt like a total asshole. t...more
May 30, 2010
Mar 05, 2007
 
Children of the Mind (The Ender Quintet, #4)
3.69
I was sad for this series to end, and yet placated by the final to "Shadow" books awaiting me. It has been interesting reading these two branches of t...more
Dec 2007
Mar 06, 2007
 
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
3.65
Man. Talk about stream-of-consciousness. This book was a fun and funny read about Dave Egger's life after his parents died. There were touching and he...more
Aug 2007
Mar 05, 2007
 
Your Film Acting Career: How to Break Into the Movies & TV & Survive Hollywood
3.25
I got some good tips about head shots from this book, but generally I found it to be outdated. The advice about definitely getting a fax machine, and...more
Nov 2007
Oct 27, 2007
 
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
3.98
It was a long hard slog but I finally finished it. Jared Diamond provides some very interesting answers to the question "Why did technology occur in s...more
May 2007
Mar 05, 2007
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