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Half Magic (Tales of Magic, #1)
I read the first 2 chapters a day or two ago and was intrigued. Today I picked it up again and read the third chapter. It had me laughing out loud. So ...more
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Mar 27, 2009
The War of the Worlds
It was very interesting to read this granddaddy of science fiction and see what technological horrors H.G. Wells imagined an advanced race of beings f ...more
May 03, 2009
Apr 18, 2009
The City of Ember (Book of Ember, #1)
**spoiler alert** I enjoyed this book. It was fun to read about what it would be like living your life in a cave-city. The best part was the end, when ...more
Mar 12, 2009
Feb 19, 2009
The Phantom Tollbooth
This was a delightful book! Its use of the English language really makes you take a second look at the things you say everyday. The demons are great - ...more
Mar 17, 2010
Mar 18, 2010
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
This book was fantastic. The world created by Brandon Sanderson is very detailed and in-depth. The story was gripping and well-written. It was the sor ...more
Apr 02, 2011
Apr 07, 2011
The Fledgling (Hall Family Chronicles #4)
The way this book is written makes it seems to be realistic fiction. The events in the story make it seem to be pure fiction. But the point of the boo ...more
Jun 18, 2009
May 28, 2009
This is not a pleasant read. I suspect that I could get a lot more out of this book if I would think about it, but I don't particularly want to. On th ...more
Apr 17, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
My Name Is Asher Lev
I rated this as "it was ok." I have heard several people say they thought this book was amazing and wonderful, but I never could really get into it. M ...more
Jan 23, 2010
Oct 13, 2009
The Spy Game: A Novel
**spoiler alert** This book was not what I assumed it would be. I was expecting something more akin to James Bond. Instead, this book seems real. The ...more
Jun 13, 2009
May 15, 2009
Max (Maximum Ride, #5)
This book is what I ended up with when I made a request to my wife that she get a book for me at the library when she took the kids, but I neglected t ...more
Jun 26, 2010
Jun 26, 2010
Don Quixote (Don Quijote de la Mancha)
I thought this book was fantastic. I can see that not everyone would enjoy it, but I certainly did. It is a great tale of a knight who believes in chi ...more
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Jan 17, 2009
Sleeping Murder & The Murder At The Vicarage
Both were good, enjoyable stories. Agatha Christie is very good at making you think that it can't possibly be one of the characters, only to turn that ...more
Oct 30, 2010
Oct 30, 2010
Charlotte's Web
This is a very good book, complete with some excellent topics for thought or discussion. While the story is great and the topics of love and friendshi ...more
Feb 11, 2010
Feb 11, 2010
The Devil's Company (Benjamin Weaver, #3)
Fun stuff! Mysterious rich men pulling strings, spies and double agents, intrigue, surprises, political influencing, riots, crime, innocents at risk, ...more
Jun 18, 2010
Jun 20, 2010
The Maze of Bones (The 39 Clues, #1)
This was a very enjoyable book. I would compare it to the movie National Treasure. There was one narrow escape after another, with the protagonists al ...more
Dec 19, 2011
Dec 19, 2011
The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
I enjoyed this book, but it was not really the story that did it for me - rather the refreshing way that everyday events were portrayed through the ey ...more
Apr 12, 2010
Apr 13, 2010
Walk Two Moons
That was a great book! The characters were great - they are believable. They have idiosynchracies (sp?) that make them seem real, not far-fetched. I w ...more
May 14, 2009
Apr 30, 2009
The Shadow Rising (Wheel of Time, #4)
**spoiler alert** Up until this point in the series, I'm always fine. Once they enter the Aiel Waste, though, the risk of getting bogged down in the r ...more
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Jan 19, 2009
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
When I first read this book, I didn't know it was part of a series. I got to the end and thought "What the? What kind of an ending was that?" But I so ...more
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Jan 19, 2009
Holes (Holes, #1)
I enjoyed this book. I saw the movie quite a while ago, and if I remember the movie correctly then the book and movie are very similar. I enjoyed the ...more
Apr 29, 2009
Apr 30, 2009
Animal Farm
Having been to a part of what used to be the U.S.S.R., this was an interesting read. It's too bad about the poor animals and all the suffering they ha ...more
Oct 22, 2010
Oct 30, 2010
This book was great! The author did quite a job of incorporating journal entries and other historical documents from the time period to recreate the s ...more
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Jan 17, 2009
David Copperfield
I am going to be sad when I run out of new Dickens material. I found David Copperfield to be awash with the memorable characters and turn-of-phrase th ...more
Dec 20, 2010
Dec 23, 2010
Sleeping Murder (Miss Marple, #13)
I didn't think there was anything spectacular about this book that really set it apart. However, it was an enjoyable read that did keep me wanting to ...more
Oct 18, 2010
Oct 24, 2010
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
Interesting concept. Well told. But the ending left me wanting to know more. Did it work? Was it worth it?

And is freedom or security better? Where do
Jul 20, 2009
Jul 20, 2009
Tuck Everlasting
This book definitely makes you think. Would you drink from the fountain of youth if given the chance? After reading this book, you'll at least think t ...more
Jun 13, 2010
Jun 13, 2010
Four Plays: The Clouds/The Birds/Lysistrata/The Frogs
My edition only included The Birds and The Frogs. Gained unwanted insight into the low morals of the Greeks. Wouldn't recommend.
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Jan 17, 2009
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1)
Enjoyable! Had me chuckling. I would recommend it to just about anyone, but I didn't think it was so amazing that everybody HAS to read it.
Nov 13, 2010
Nov 13, 2010
This is an excellent book. It's very fun, and had me chuckling out loud several times at Matilda's pranks. I would recommend this book.
Feb 04, 2010
Feb 08, 2010
The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1)
It's been a while since I read this. At the time, I remember thinking it was pretty funny.
Jan 1998
Jan 19, 2009
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