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Evening Class
I read Evening Class one broiling summer at my grandparent's house in Baltimore. It was 98 degrees every day; with the humidity it felt hotter. To mak...more
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Aug 04, 2009
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
**spoiler alert** How many ways are there to say "sucked"? I think there must be a lot, because I can come up with a negative adjective for every. Sin...more
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Mar 22, 2009
The Year of Secret Assignments (Ashbury/Brookfield, #2)
I adore this book. I've read it soooo many times. First I checked it out from the library at least four times. Since then, I've bought it and still re...more
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Mar 30, 2009
The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle, #3)
**spoiler alert** *SPOILERS*
I really liked The Sweet Far Thing. It definitely was my favorite of the trilogy. The plot was well-crafted, though a litt...more
Feb 03, 2009
Feb 25, 2009
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Well...I liked The Picture of Dorian Gray, I guess. Depressing. Very very depressing. Wilde has a bit too much fun with his adjectives--some of the pa...more
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Jun 11, 2009
The Host (The Host, #1)
I read this because the bell was about to ring for class to start and I had nothing to read, so I grabbed the closest thing that I had actually heard...more
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Feb 20, 2010
Wuthering Heights
I first read Wuthering Heights when I was about 14--I ripped through it in about two days, and spent hours weeping afterwards. Now, reading it for my...more
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Mar 11, 2013
Madame Bovary
One of the most controversial characters in literature, Madame Bovary--Emma--is so impossibly tempestuous, self-absorbed, and--dare I say it--bitchy t...more
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Apr 17, 2010
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
I just finished reading "Graceling". I really liked it. The plot and ideas were definitely original. I loved the descriptions of all the landscapes, n...more
Apr 03, 2009
Apr 03, 2009
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
I absolutely adore Libba Bray. I follow her blog religiously and I've read all of her books, Gemma Doyle trilogy, Going Bovine, Beauty Queens--many ti...more
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Nov 06, 2012
A Countess Below Stairs
I love Eva Ibboston. I enjoy all of her books, but especially when I was younger. Which Witch is a treasure. Journey to the River Sea and The Secret o...more
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Apr 17, 2009
Un Lun Dun
This was my first Mieville book. I've heard a lot of good things about him, and the premise looked interesting--I was looking forward to a possibly ee...more
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Jul 25, 2011
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
**spoiler alert** Okay.
My main problem with this book, and the entire series in general: What's the point?
So, I get that Dr. Cable is bad, Tally/David...more
Feb 2010
Feb 01, 2010
Along for the Ride
I read this book only because I read the preview in another one of her books (I generally do not really like Sarah Dessen), and it seemed like a book...more
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Jan 28, 2010
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
I love Lord of the Rings.
It pains me when people say they like the movie better than the book, because the books are so much better. Don't get me wro...more
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Mar 29, 2009
Raven Rise (Pendragon, #9)
**spoiler alert** This is my favorite Pendragon book so far. It's suspenseful. It lives up to the previous books, and exceeded my expectations. The en...more
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Mar 11, 2009
Cold Comfort Farm
Oh, this book.

So. Funny.

I mean, how can you not love a book with lines like, "Judith's breath came in long shudders. She thrust her arms deeper into h...more
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Apr 28, 2013
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)
Well, I'm about halfway through the book, and I don't think I'll be able to read the rest. It's just so...bland. I've read this plot so many times. Gi...more
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Jan 08, 2010
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
**spoiler alert** A fun plot and interesting ideas. Great tension between characters, and I was pleased with Alec's characterization. However, all the...more
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Dec 27, 2009
The Soldiers of Halla (Pendragon, #10)
**spoiler alert** Not good, not bad, just....blah. Solara was too easy. So Saint Dane has no territory? That makes no sense to me. Well, it does make...more
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Jun 13, 2009
I've read a bit too many of these smart-hardworking-girl-is-changed-by-various-circumstances lately, but that's my own fault, I'm the one who picks th...more
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Nov 05, 2009
Tales of the Madman Underground
I tend to hate books like this--the protagonist has such a terrible life, oh no, yet he's still a wonderful human being and everyone loves him even wh...more
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Feb 09, 2013
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
I love Lord of the Rings. It's simply amazing. My main problems with the third one were how carried away JRRT got with the "and lo!"s in the middle. A...more
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Mar 29, 2009
I am Charlotte Simmons
I have mixed feelings about this book. For one thing, it's written by a significantly older guy, from the point of view of a young girl--how exactly i...more
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Dec 29, 2012
Chasing Vermeer (Chasing Vermeer, #1)
I first read this book when I was about 10, which is the age group it's intended for. It took me several re-reads (more than a several) to finally get...more
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Feb 03, 2010
The Fault in Our Stars
Okay. I've got a confession to make. As an ardent Nerdfighter, I feel somewhat ashamed saying this, but: I don't like John Green's books. I really,...more
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Jan 28, 2012
Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle, #4)
**spoiler alert** Inheritance! Such a long wait! Now the big question...was it worth it?

Okay, there were a lot of things wrong with this book. But, he...more
Nov 11, 2011
Apr 10, 2011
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Perfect. All I have to say.
I just finished it about 10 minutes ago, so I will edit this review later to say some more thoughts.
It's not for everyone,...more
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Jan 14, 2010
Gone with the Wind
I love Gone with the Wind. It's a sweeping epic. It is, in its essentials, a romance, but it is oh so much more than that. It's the story of the Old S...more
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Feb 25, 2009
Just Listen
I have a friend who is absolutely obsessed with this book (and Sarah Dessen in general). Finally, I decided to give it a try. And I really didn't like...more
Mar 31, 2009
Mar 30, 2009
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