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The Chocolate War (Chocolate War, #1)
3.47
Here's the deal people, yesterday I was heating up my lunch in the kitchenette at work and had this book with me (because I was planning to read durin ...more
Oct 2008
Feb 17, 2009
 
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
3.82
If you have not ever read this book, stop reading this review right now, go pick it up, and don't do anything else until you're done. If you're still ...more
Dec 2008
Feb 17, 2009
 
Looking for Alaska
4.15
I read this book in about one day, which isn't necessarily the most reliable indicator of a book's pull on my sensibilities because I can fly through ...more
Oct 2008
Feb 17, 2009
 
The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading
3.84
Rating B

Review This book was a fun, quick read that I finished in a night. And thought about for the next day. Then I added the attributes of smart an
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Jul 07, 2009
Jul 09, 2009
 
Boy Toy
4.03
Rating B+

Review There was so much I liked about this book and only a little bit that I didn't like (but it's a pretty major thing).

What I did like: th
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Aug 09, 2009
Aug 05, 2009
 
13 Ways of Looking at the Novel
3.76
I originally picked this book up at the library because I had fallen in love with How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster; that bo ...more
Sep 2008
Feb 17, 2009
 
Lost in the Forest
3.34
Rating: D-

Review: This is the second of Miller's books that I've read, and I'm finding that she has some consistent patterns. Some are good patterns,
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Jan 21, 2010
Jan 31, 2010
 
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie
3.87
I love to read YA literature about guys that are written by guys. I find it to be more entertaining, on the whole, than books about guys written by wo ...more
Dec 2008
Feb 17, 2009
 
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
4.12
Note: This review was written part-way through reading as an entry on my blog. The opinions haven't changed with completion.

I picked up the book at th
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Sep 2008
Feb 17, 2009
 
Thirteen
4.07
Title(s): Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen
Rating: A+

Review: I decided to review all of these books together because, well, I read them all together. I read
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Jan 05, 2010
Feb 09, 2010
 
Twelve
4.03
Title(s): Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen
Rating: A+

Review: I decided to review all of these books together because, well, I read them all together. I read
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Jan 04, 2010
Feb 09, 2010
 
Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth
3.77
140-Character Summary: The fresh story of how the well-known Captain Hook came to acquire his notoriety during his days at Eton.

First 140 Characters o
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Feb 16, 2011
Mar 17, 2011
 
The Line of Beauty
3.67
The preemptive assumption of this novel is that Nick is an innocent in the ways of the world--in regards to politics, finance, and romance. The author ...more
Sep 2008
Feb 17, 2009
 
Beowulf on the Beach: What to Love and What to Skip in Literature's 50 Greatest Hits
3.59
Rating: A-

Summary: Dr. Smarty Pants (aka, the down-to-earth Jack Murnighan) gives you a low-down on 50 of the world's greatest books. He tells you wha
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Sep 10, 2009
May 21, 2009
 
Freedom™ (Daemon, #2)
4.27
Rating: A+

140-Character Summary: The Daemon is a more powerful force than ever but the battle of good versus evil is happening both inside and outside
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not set
Oct 09, 2010
 
The Fall of Candy Corn (Sweet Seasons, #2)
4.22
A little while back I reviewed With This Ring, I'm Confused because I was looking to see how published authors did light-hearted stories that had char ...more
Dec 2008
Feb 17, 2009
 
The Glass Castle
4.21
I read The Glass Castle as assigned reading for a composition class, so my take on the book was more critical than normal (I know it's hard to believe ...more
Oct 2008
Feb 17, 2009
 
Twisted
3.82
So, here's the deal: I totally picked this book up at the library because it looked interesting. The cover looked a little edgy (nothing too bubble gu ...more
Nov 2008
Feb 17, 2009
 
Mixed Bags (Carter House Girls, #1)
3.69
Apparently, when it comes to Christian YA fiction, it's a toss-up. You either get good writing and a some-what interesting storyline (see the Sweet Se ...more
Jan 2009
Feb 17, 2009
 
Beloved
3.72
How does one review Beloved in this day and age without sounding pompous? This book was originally published in 1987 and has been reviewed by many who ...more
Oct 2008
Feb 17, 2009
 
Chasing Windmills
3.58
I picked the book up yesterday, hoping to be able to read over the course of the next week or so (in order to be reading it and having it done by the ...more
Nov 2008
Feb 17, 2009
 
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)
4.23
This book was equally as good as City of Bones; however, Clare doesn't give an over-abundance of back-story (the way that some authors do in sequels), ...more
Sep 2008
Feb 17, 2009
 
Prep
3.33
So when this book first came out in 2005 it kind of blew Curtis Sittenfeld into the collective consciousness of those writers who are biting/satirical ...more
Nov 2008
Feb 17, 2009
 
Atonement
3.85
Allegedly this book is about love, war, childhood, class, guilt, and forgiveness (based on the back flap copy), which is was... to some degree. There ...more
Oct 2008
Feb 17, 2009
 
Practical Magic
3.79
I picked this book for the Modern Classics Challenge because I loved The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman and thought I'd try another one of her books ...more
Oct 2008
Feb 17, 2009
 
Loving Frank
3.70
This book was selected for my January 2009 book club at my local library--one of the faithful members had previously read the book and really liked it ...more
Jan 15, 2009
Feb 17, 2009
 
Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1)
3.68
De La Cruz does a good job of blending traditional vampire lore with new concepts of their purpose and reincarnations, hoping to achieve forgiveness f ...more
Oct 2008
Feb 17, 2009
 
Burning Bright
3.31
This is not a book that I would typically select for myself; however, it was the September book club selection for my local library’s book club, so I ...more
Sep 2008
Feb 17, 2009
 
The Sparrow (The Sparrow, #1)
4.17
Have you ever read a book that made you want to throw up and you consider it one of the best books you've ever read? Achieving that balance is a rare ...more
Oct 2008
Feb 17, 2009
 
Girls for Breakfast
3.27
This book was seriously, 100% laugh out loud funny. I have this habit of carrying my books around with me and reading them while I'm walking around on ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 17, 2009
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