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A Wrinkle in Time (Time, #1)
I read this when I was in fifth or sixth grade and I loved it. Re-reading it as an adult, I realized there was no way my eleven-or-twelve-year-old bra...more
Oct 2007
Sep 16, 2007
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
**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
Breaking Dawn
**spoiler alert** So here's the thing: If you're going to write fantasy or magical realism, you have to at least know the rules of the world you've cr...more
Nov 18, 2008
Nov 13, 2008
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
**spoiler alert** Ugh. I hate stupid Bella, who could not be more of an idiot. I hate stupid Jacob, who's a poor man's Edward. And I hate that there w...more
Nov 12, 2008
Nov 11, 2008
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #1)
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
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I am finding more and more that I love dystopian books. This one was easy to read and difficult to put down. I also think I turned into a teenage girl...more
Aug 17, 2010
May 31, 2010
The Handmaid's Tale
The scariest thing about the dystopian society described in this tale is how close it actually is to real life in other countries. The treatment of th...more
Aug 03, 2008
Aug 24, 2007
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
Damn you, Michelle! Now I'm hooked.

Ugh, I think I spoke too soon. I think I really, really WANTED to like this, and Edward and Bella weren't as annoyi...more
Nov 10, 2008
Nov 07, 2008
The Graveyard Book
I really love Gaiman's writing style, and the way the chapters read like individual episodes but then are tied together at the end is really interesti...more
Jun 10, 2009
Jun 08, 2009
The Time Traveler's Wife
I loved this book! It inspired a great deal of conversation in the Rory Gilmore Book Club. I thought it was a creative twist on an old idea (time trav...more
Oct 2007
Aug 24, 2007
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
I was so hoping to like this. I thought it might be a better-written kind of a Twilight story. Because really, how could the writing be worse? Well, i...more
Jan 12, 2011
Dec 29, 2010
The easiest way to write what I thought about this book would be to quote from the book itself:

Over the years, people I've met have often asked me wha...more
Dec 13, 2010
Nov 25, 2010
Garden Spells
I don't always find magical realism hokey. Sometimes I quite like it. But in order for me to completely buy into the magical or mystical qualities of...more
Sep 26, 2012
Sep 29, 2007
Fahrenheit 451
This is the classic story about a futuristic world in which books have been banned, and about the man who wants to read them.

Bradbury's use of languag...more
May 07, 2008
Sep 30, 2007
Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
**spoiler alert** These books could be half the length they are. There is far too much unnecessary exposition (the stories Rosalie, Jasper, and the ol...more
Nov 13, 2008
Nov 12, 2008
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
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)
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
This was okay, but I thought that Shelley was too obvious about the plot. I think by trying to build suspense she instead telegraphed what was going t...more
Dec 30, 2008
Dec 27, 2008
The Time Machine and The Invisible Man
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
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
A friend told me that this book reads like a little boy's nightmare, and I can't think of any better way to describe it. Gaiman rarely tells you what...more
Sep 14, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
Something Rotten (Thursday Next, #4)
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
Gathering Blue (The Giver #2)
I didn't like this one nearly as much as The Giver. But I suppose it's a necessary bridge between The Giver and Messenger. Kira's magic scrap of cloth...more
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Oct 12, 2007
A Wind in the Door (Time, #2)
This is the second book in the Time Quintet my Madeleine L'Engle. It was very good, but I didn't like it nearly as well as A Wrinkle in Time. I though...more
Nov 15, 2007
Sep 16, 2007
Cute fantasy about a man who chases a falling star and finds out it's a woman. He must protect her from those who would do her harm and take her back...more
Jan 30, 2013
Nov 12, 2009
Like Water for Chocolate
I read this novel quickly in JFK airport while waiting for my plane. I enjoyed it but was very disappointed in the ending. I also thought some of the...more
Nov 06, 2008
May 13, 2008
The Giver (The Giver #1)
This was a very good book about a dystopian society and the boy who questions it. Lois Lowry is an excellent writer. She brings up questions about fre...more
Jul 28, 2008
Oct 12, 2007
A Swiftly Tilting Planet (The Time Quintet, #3)
While I didn't enjoy this as much as A Wrinkle in Time, I liked it better than A Wind in the Door. The struggle between good and evil and the story of...more
Feb 12, 2008
Sep 16, 2007
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
I actually felt this book was a little repetitive. And since it took place in a completely different version of Earth, I didn't understand or care abo...more
Oct 17, 2010
Dec 26, 2008
Peter Pan
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
The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next #3)
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
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