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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
I feel like I should go to IKEA and eat some Swedish food after finishing this book.

I don't normally read mysteries, but I really enjoyed this book. I
Aug 20, 2009
Aug 08, 2009
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
Oh Stieg. You get me every time. Here's what happens: I look at your book, see 561 pages, and "budget" about two weeks to finish it. You give me about ...more
Jun 08, 2010
Feb 08, 2010
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
Maybe my next European vacation will be to Scandinavia.

I think so.

Wow. It took a while to get into the story (yet again, steig larsson!), but once th
Sep 13, 2009
Aug 19, 2009
Among the Ten Thousand Things
"The end is never a surprise. People say, Don't tell me, Don't spoil it, and then later they say, If only I'd known. Nights in old living rooms, on p ...more
Aug 21, 2015
Jul 10, 2015
A Separate Peace
How I escaped high school without reading A Separate Peace, I will never understand. I tacked into onto my list of classics after finding a used/well- ...more
May 13, 2010
May 07, 2010
Murder in the Marais (Aimee Leduc Investigations, #1)
Everything about this book sounds like something I would just LOVE. Mystery. Paris. Part of a series (enough to keep me reading for a long time)---but ...more
Jun 04, 2011
May 31, 2011
Cloud Atlas
"Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”

Boy did I wrestle wi
Nov 08, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
The Beautiful and Damned
“Here's to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.”

A co-worker asked me recently how I go about picking the books that I read, and I didn't have m
Oct 02, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
"The ordinary-sized stuff which is our lives, the things people write poetry about—clouds—daffodils—waterfalls—what happens in a cup of coffee when th ...more
Jun 14, 2010
Jun 08, 2010
All the Light We Cannot See
I love this book x1000. It's lyrical and just so beautiful. I didn't want it to end. Anthony Doerr paints such a vivid portrait of WWII France and Ger ...more
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
Long Day's Journey Into Night
I’ve wanted to read this play for a quite a long time. I would often forget the title and refer to it as the cocktail play. Yes, the most recent editi ...more
Oct 13, 2010
Oct 11, 2010
The Woman Upstairs
i've tried countless times to read claire messud's other book, the emperor's chidren, with no success. i never make it past the first fifty pages. i d ...more
Jun 2013
May 29, 2013
Brave New World
I have been intimidated by Brave New World for years. It has "lurked" in my mind as a book I couldn't possibly enjoy or like. Eeeek, dystopias! Eeek, ...more
Nov 03, 2010
Nov 01, 2010
The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe)
Revisiting this book was adventure. Surprisingly, it took me longer than usual to reread this rather short Tolkien book---but part of me just didn't l ...more
Oct 19, 2012
Oct 10, 2012
My Ántonia
I'd probably give this 3.5 stars. teetering on giving it four stars. This book surprised me a lot. The prose is beautiful, and I zoomed through it. I ...more
Aug 27, 2010
Aug 24, 2010
Never Let Me Go
All the reviews out there are hidden because of spoilers. I won't write any spoilers here because that really does kill this book. If you know the "re ...more
Sep 02, 2010
Aug 25, 2010
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
Like the previous volumes, it is a trying experience to read one of these Game of Thrones books. It's a million pages long - and I carry it with me li ...more
Jan 23, 2014
Dec 11, 2013
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
For those who think they don't want to read a "serial killer book," Devil in the White City is hardly that. It is not gruesome or overly graphic. Some ...more
Aug 07, 2009
Jul 28, 2009
I've had Persuasion on my to-read list for many years. I found two bookmarks in different places (all in the first half of the book) in my personal co ...more
May 05, 2010
Apr 26, 2010
Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
Huge Mark Harris fan - his first book is one of my favorite film books - and I've been looking forward to this next book for a long time. I even bough ...more
May 15, 2014
May 05, 2014
The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee
I'm a fan of Miss Sarah Silverman---and have been putting off reading this book until I knew I really needed a good laugh. After finishing up J. Franz ...more
Jan 03, 2011
May 04, 2010
Super Sad True Love Story
I've been pretty pumped to read this book and waited a long time for a copy to become available at my library. Finally, when I got my hands on SSTLS, ...more
Dec 14, 2010
Aug 06, 2010
I usually hate reading long books. I just hate carrying them around---they weigh a ton. Most of the time, sadly, I end up thinking the book could have ...more
Dec 27, 2010
Aug 13, 2010
The Fault in Our Stars
“There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There's .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite s ...more
Jul 23, 2012
Jan 27, 2012
The Group
I've searched for a copy of The Group on numerous occasions with no luck. Maybe its retro qualities now make it unfavorable with book buyers at B& ...more
Aug 27, 2012
Aug 02, 2010
A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband, Danny Pearl
Most readers know the end result of Mariane Pearl's story before they even open up the book, A Mighty Heart. Knowing Danny Pearl's fate does not dimin ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 08, 2009
Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life (Scott Pilgrim, #1)
I read the majority of Scott Pilgrim Vol.1 on my Metra train home yesterday. It was so intriguing that the Japanese man sitting next to me struck up a ...more
Jun 18, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
The Interestings
I've thought about The Interestings a lot since I finished the book last week, and I probably would give it a higher rating based on those reflections ...more
Aug 21, 2013
Jan 24, 2013
Sons and Lovers
I have lots of pent-up hostility toward this novel right now. I can't believe I made it all the way through at times. All this inner-drama (do i love ...more
Jul 19, 2010
Jul 06, 2010
The Glass Menagerie
I have trouble spelling Menagerie. I always want to put two n's. Now, I know.

I'd give this play 4.5 stars if I could. Super fast read. Very well writt
Jul 30, 2010
Jul 29, 2010
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