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The Long Walk
4.09
I have to say I'm surprised I'm giving four stars to a Stephen King book, even if it is one of the ones he wrote as "Richard Bachman."

I read this beca...more
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Mar 14, 2009
 
Sharp Teeth
3.90
This was surprisingly good. And I have to say I'm shocked that a NOVEL in FREE VERSE about WEREWOLVES got published by Harper Perennial. I mean, I'm n...more
Mar 22, 2009
Mar 14, 2009
 
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy, #1)
3.97
Enjoyable, but it didn't live up to the fancypants blurbs on its back jacket. I think I wanted a book that equalled the Handmaid's Tale: was hoping fo...more
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Apr 27, 2009
 
Firebird
4.13
The # of books called "Firebird" that I have read in my life is rather staggering. A popular metaphor I suppose.

Mark Doty's is a pretty good use - I'...more
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Apr 18, 2009
 
InterWorld (Interworld, #1)
3.49
Inaccurate author info. It's actually a collaboration between Gaiman and Michael Reaves, who's a screenwriter and worked on stuff like Star Trek and T...more
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May 31, 2009
 
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)
3.70
I wanted badly to like it. And Tamora Pierce did like it...or at least thought it was "riveting and dark."

Although now I am not sure that's a complim...more
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Mar 12, 2009
 
The Sweet Hereafter
3.84
An instance where the movie may be better? I think I wrote a paper about that many years ago.

Also. Something I have noticed about Russell Banks is tha...more
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Mar 12, 2009
 
Found
3.32
There was a weird spot about seven pages into this book where it appeared that a sentence had been accidentally elided, and it's possible that I shoul...more
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May 31, 2009
 
A Child's Garden of Verses (Scribner's Illustrated Classics)
4.29
I was born in November, 1981. The inscription reads:

"Christmas 1981

To Bernie, Grace, & Rebekah

from Paul & Joan,

Pauline, Anna, Mike,

Marnie Rose...more
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Apr 18, 2009
 
Watership Down
4.02
Typewritten (on a typewriter) and taped into the front cover, from my grandfather Phil:

"July 26, '93.

Dear Reeb, Here is the book I mentioned earlier....more
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Mar 18, 2009
 
Howl and Other Poems
4.15
I like this edition because it's smallish. My first interaction with Ginsberg was thru They Might Be Giants when I was in sixth grade. Perhaps you can...more
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Mar 14, 2009
 
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
4.50
This is a good edition.

My dad got it for me. It already had an inscription in it:

"Christmas Day, 1911. --Mother."

My dad wrote,

"Rebekah Gifford Silverm...more
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Mar 18, 2009
 
The Order of Odd-Fish
3.98
Now that I know that JK is watching closely, I'll say this. This book is kinda hysterical. I was utterly charmed by it. I'm a YA snob and I liked it....more
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Jan 15, 2010
 
The Complete Stories
4.45
Somehow I got red wax on the cover of this book. It is such a good book. It has an awesome stylized peacock and oak branch on it. It is from 1977 and...more
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Mar 14, 2009
 
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day
4.08
It depends. What's your purpose in reading this anthology? Are you teaching with it? Because that's acceptable, I suppose. But that's about it.

Who tr...more
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Apr 18, 2009
 
Conversation At Midnight
4.17
I had a drama teacher in high school who made memorize a Millay poem, and ever since then I've hated her. I think the hate was transferred from the te...more
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Mar 17, 2009
 
Never Let Me Go
3.78
Honestly, I had higher hopes for this book, but I'm realizing that I've got a pretty finely tuned dystopian ear. I want more horror, sadness, lack, de...more
Mar 25, 2009
Mar 14, 2009
 
Unknown Book 5947291
4.00
Ur-story.

"Once upon a time there was an old man and his wife, and they had a speckled hen. One day the hen laid an egg, not an ordinary egg, but a gol...more
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Mar 18, 2009
 
Dragon's Blood (The Pit Dragon Chronicles, #1)
3.97
Pretty bad. I expect better of jane Yolen, really. My copy doesn't indicate it's part of a series. It appears to be part of a series though, and I wou...more
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Jul 29, 2009
 
White Fang
3.87
Watermill Classics rock my world. My dad was going to read this to me, but then it gave me nightmares and he stopped. I didn't get around to reading i...more
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Mar 14, 2009
 
Winesburg, Ohio
3.82
I wish you could see my cover. It's so good. I got it at a garage sale - actually a yard-sale-turned-carpet-sale on the sidewalk, in Oberlin, Ohio. So...more
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Apr 18, 2009
 
Mighty Mizzling Mouse And The Red Cabbage House
3.75
I am so sad there's no cover for this book. It's a picture book w/o words. Mighty Mizzing Mouse makes a house out of cabbage and then a rabbit eats it...more
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Mar 14, 2009
 
The Collected Poems
4.25
This was a book I gave to my grandmother because she particularly liked Kunitz. I used to read it out loud to her. When she died it was given back to...more
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Apr 02, 2009
 
The Stranger
3.92
I think I must have taken my copy from a class. Because it has Susan, Carrie, Sara, Drew, Christie, Donya, LaGenia, Marsha, and Val's name's before mi...more
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Mar 15, 2009
 
Mona Lisa Overdrive (Sprawl, #3)
3.92
Did you know William Gibson has a blog? Check it. He posts bits from works in progress.
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Mar 12, 2009
 
Pattern Recognition (Blue Ant, #1)
3.84
Did you know William Gibson has a blog? Check it.He posts bits from works in progress.
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Mar 12, 2009
 
Girl With a Pearl Earring
3.80
I met Tracy Chevalier once. She came to give a reading at my college, where she had also gone to college many years before. She was very nice.
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Mar 12, 2009
 
Fahrenheit 451
3.94
Again, it's a classic, and I read it early enough (and not in a middle school class that butchered it!) that it made the appropriate impression.
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Apr 18, 2009
 
The Bar Code Tattoo (Bar Code, #1)
3.58
Terrible, really. But I'm the kind of kid that wants to read the sequel anyway. Because...because there are clones in it. I gots to be honest.
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Apr 28, 2009
 
The Remains of the Day
4.09
I'm going to try and sit on this review for a bit. I'm not exactly sure why I couldn't manage to get into this book.

Although it might have something...more
May 20, 2009
Apr 27, 2009
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