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Lost It
3.44
what i learned from this book / promises to my daughters, who are far too young to read this review and far too smart to ever misread ethan frome:


1. r
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Dec 02, 2011
Dec 02, 2011
 
Picture Me Gone
3.47
this book was so not as good as i needed it to be.

i picked this one up because it seemed "important" and "award-winning". not that book awards are rea
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Jul 11, 2014
Jul 28, 2013
 
Catalyst
3.61
you know what sucks? when you're about 150 pages into a novel and you get that funky deja-vu-y sort of vibe about it. or, more specifically, when you' ...more
Dec 10, 2011
Dec 10, 2011
 
The Hamlet Trap
3.34
(sung to the tune of "Let's Get Together" from the seminal flick The Parent Trap)

Let's commit murder, yeah yeah yeah.
Why don't you and I combine?
Let's
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Jan 07, 2014
Jan 06, 2014
 
Beastly Things (Commissario Brunetti, #21)
3.82
so...it seems i've reached an impasse with this series (only my second book in but the 21st in the lot).

i like guido - he's a gentle presence in a det
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Mar 21, 2014
Mar 21, 2014
 
Second Chance Summer
4.12
so...morgan matson is my new sarah dessen. i like how she writes teenagers.

better than that, i like how she writes parents. not as enemies of the sta
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Aug 2014
Aug 01, 2014
 
Labor Day
3.53
i have to say, do you ever just read a novel and picture kate winslet as the female lead? i do. she's my "bernadette" (from "where'd you go, bernadett ...more
Jul 12, 2014
Jul 12, 2014
 
First Family (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, #4)
3.92
whoa, whoa, whoa, sean. considering your suspect taste in women, perhaps, just perhaps, you should get off your high horse. slut-shaming is so 2010.

lo
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Apr 27, 2014
Apr 28, 2014
 
Keeping the Moon
3.86
so, on the inside flap (which i assume has a technical name, but i don't know it), it reads: it's like a cinderella tale that could really happen to y ...more
Jul 07, 2011
Jul 08, 2011
 
Vertigo 42 (Richard Jury, #23)
3.74
sigh.

i love all things "vertigo" and thought this one was going to be "a sure thing" as far as british murder mysteries go...but i was ultimately disa
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Aug 04, 2014
Aug 03, 2014
 
The Dovekeepers
4.00
i've been looking for a book like the red tent pretty much since i finished the red tent. i don't know if it's the biblically epic scope or the mix of ...more
Apr 06, 2015
Apr 05, 2015
 
The Best of Me
3.83
**spoiler alert** i don't know why i always think i'm going to like nicholas sparks books.

maybe it's because in the movie trailers (this one, we like
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Oct 12, 2014
Oct 12, 2014
 
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
4.14
has there been just chastely torrid love since edward and bella?

probably not.

do i care about any of this?

nope.
Jun 29, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
 
On the Island (On the Island, #1)
4.15
I picked this up because I thought it would be like blue lagoon and I could mock it and get a billion hits on my old blog post from teenaged girls who ...more
Jul 22, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
 
Before Ever After
3.77
so, i have this thing. i cannot in good conscience give more than one star to a book that i could not finish. and i could not finish this one. it star ...more
Oct 22, 2011
Oct 11, 2011
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