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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.57
**spoiler alert** July 2009
After my second reading of this book, I have so many more feelings and comments about it than I did after the first reading...more
Nov 2010
Jul 17, 2007
 
The Picture of Dorian Gray
4.01
Dorian Gray is a selfish, hedonistic, cruel man who sells his soul for eternal beauty and youth. A painting of him ages and becomes more and more grot...more
Apr 28, 2008
Sep 15, 2007
 
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #1)
3.92
This book was really fun. It was sort of bizarre and hard to get into at first due to its semi sci-fi nature, but once I got into it I quite enjoyed i...more
Feb 2007
Jul 15, 2007
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.24
This is one of my favorite books, and I am very excited to be reading it again in my Filmed Novel class. The adaptation we're going to view will be Br...more
Oct 31, 2008
Jul 15, 2007
 
A Room with a View
3.91
**spoiler alert** While I enjoyed this novel, I didn't think it was as brilliant as some of my friends did. Maybe it's because I read it with the poin...more
Jan 29, 2009
Jan 23, 2008
 
Atonement
3.83
EDIT: Months after reading this, I still think about it and even marvel over it. Over the past five months, it's gone from two stars to three and now...more
Jan 2008
Sep 16, 2007
 
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
4.46
Re-reading this now that I know how the series ends is a totally different experience than even re-reading it before book 7 came out. Rowling's brilli...more
Oct 2010
Jul 15, 2007
 
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
4.40
I like this a lot better than I did the first time I read it (and this is my fourth reading of it). I reread it now to refresh my memory for the movie...more
Nov 2010
Jul 15, 2007
 
The Gatecrasher
3.15
I bought this book because it's by Madeline Wickham, who is Sophie Kinsella, the author of the Shopaholic books. But this novel is very different from...more
Aug 2007
Aug 16, 2007
 
The Time Machine and The Invisible Man
4.05
This book was chosen by my the Rory Gilmore Book Club as a companion to The Time Traveler's Wife. Surprisingly, the novel is less about science fictio...more
Nov 2007
Oct 26, 2007
 
Northanger Abbey
3.75
I really enjoyed Austen's first novel, but not quite as well as I loved Pride & Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility. I loved the way Austen used...more
Jan 2008
Sep 14, 2007
 
Something Rotten (Thursday Next, #4)
4.12
This was good, but it wasn't my favorite of the series. According to Fforde's web site, the first four books of this series are all four parts of one...more
Jul 2007
Jul 15, 2007
 
The Undomestic Goddess
3.79
I read this book when it first came out, but now that I myself have exchanged corporations for cookbooks I was in the mood to re-read it. I found it j...more
Mar 2007
Jul 17, 2007
 
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. D: The Romantic Period
4.00
I'm not really much into poetry, and there is a LOT of poetry. I understand that novels can't really be put into anthologies like this, but I thought...more
Feb 27, 2009
Jan 13, 2009
 
Utopia
3.46
I had to read this for my English Lit class and it wasn't at all what I expected. Utopia is supposed to be an ideal soceity, yet there is a lack of pe...more
Oct 2007
Oct 03, 2007
 
Jane Eyre
4.07
I'd read this in high school but I wanted to read it again as I was reading The Eyre Affair. This is truly a masterpiece. It isn't easy to read by any...more
Feb 2007
Jul 15, 2007
 
Peter Pan
4.10
I liked this book well enough, but it wasn't what I expected after years and years of seeing how Hollywood and Disney tell the story. There were parts...more
Oct 2007
Oct 03, 2007
 
Shopaholic & Baby (Shopaholic, #5)
3.77
I've read all of the Shopaholic books and I was kind of apprehensive about this one because I didn't like Shopaholic and Sister. But this book did not...more
Feb 2007
Jul 17, 2007
 
Lost in a Good Book (Thursday Next, #2)
4.13
Fforde's a master of wordplay and extremely well read. The puns and literary references are only a part of what makes this series so enjoyable though....more
May 2007
Jul 15, 2007
 
The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next #3)
4.08
Fforde's a master of wordplay and extremely well read. The puns and literary references are only a part of what makes this series so enjoyable though....more
May 2007
Jul 15, 2007
 
Hero and Leander
3.69
It's interesting to see what was considered an "erotic" poem in the sixteenth century. This would be rated PG today! It's a pretty entertaining read,...more
Oct 2007
Oct 17, 2007
 
The Fourth Bear (Nursery Crime, #2)
4.04
Another great book by Fforde, who is becoming one of my favorite authors. I liked this one better than the first Nursery Crime, The Big Over Easy. I h...more
Aug 2007
Jul 17, 2007
 
Sense and Sensibility
4.04
This is my favorite Austen. I love the plot twists & turns and the way each character has their own voice & personality. Austen was brilliant...more
Mar 2007
Jul 15, 2007
 
And Then There Were None
4.19
When I read this in Jr. High it freaked me out so much that I had to sleep with the light on and the closet door open for a week!
not set
Oct 17, 2007
 
Pygmalion
3.88
This was a re-read. I'd forgotten about the epilogue at the end. Very strange for a play to have an epilogue that the audience never sees.
Apr 20, 2008
Sep 30, 2007
 
The Way of the World
3.34
I would love to stage this play in modern dress and have it take place at a Starbucks on the Upper East Side.
not set
Nov 28, 2007
 
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
4.48
This is my favorite of the series, and I just love it more and more with each re-reading.
Nov 2010
Jul 15, 2007
 
Wuthering Heights
3.78
I hate Heathcliff. Worst. Character. Ever. He's not an antihero, he's just anti.
Feb 02, 2010
Dec 28, 2007
 
First Among Sequels (Thursday Next, #5)
3.98
This isn't my favorite Thursday Next book but I did enjoy it.
Jul 21, 2007
Jul 17, 2007
 
Tom's Midnight Garden
4.01
I absolutely loved this book when I was a kid.
not set
Sep 21, 2007
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