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Mrs. Mike
I first discovered this book on my grandfather’s bookshelf. I borrowed it and never gave it back because I love this book. I love the haunting descrip...more
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Feb 03, 2010
Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English
I find the Holocaust to be a fascinating time in history and usually like books set in this time frame. Usually. This is the story of a German jew and...more
Mar 12, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
Thoughts of a Grasshopper: Essays and Oddities
I am a grasshopper more than an ant. Most of my family are ants and that is why they don't understand the decisions I make. This sentence makes sense...more
Jan 15, 2012
Mar 13, 2011
Lady of Milkweed Manor
I knew that this was a romance novel before I started so I didn't have too high of expectations. This was such a rip-off of Jane Eyre in terms of the...more
Feb 20, 2010
Feb 20, 2010
The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller, #1)
This novel was really, really, really, really, slow at the beginning. I gave up multiple times, but it had received a higher rating from a friend of m...more
Dec 19, 2011
Dec 29, 2010
Getting Published in International Journals: Writing Strategies for European Social Scientists
I'm teaching a class on Global Englishes and writing for global audiences. I thought this book would be helpful. It provides a good overview of how to...more
Dec 29, 2013
Dec 18, 2013
Princess Ben
I had high hopes for this novel and the dust cover seemed to imply that this was the tale of a princess that was not going to let people take advantag...more
Apr 07, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
Single White Psychopath Seeks Same (Andrew Mayhem #2)
This is laugh out loud funny. I spent a couple of hours hysterically laughing at the dialogue. Ok, this novel reads like one of the SAW movies. The SA...more
Jun 27, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
A Princess of Mars (Barsoom, #1)
We went to see the movie "John Carter" tonight and it was a horrible movie with bad acting and a plot line that made no sense. The best part of the wh...more
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Jun 30, 2012
Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #1)
I have read most of Hamilton's Anita Blake series. The last half of the series could be described as sexual orgies, violence, and extremely graphic sc...more
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Aug 15, 2010
A Short History of Writing Instruction: From Ancient Greece to Modern America
The history of writing, but this was more interesting than I thought it would be. Seriously, does the history of writing sound that interesting to any...more
Nov 18, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
Darkborn (Darkborn Trilogy, #1)
I picked up this book because it looked interesting and was listed as a reader's choice at the library. It took forever to get going and then the endi...more
Sep 06, 2010
Sep 06, 2010
Stalemate (Eve Duncan, #7)
I am willing to suspend disbelief if I really like a book. However, I couldn't make myself suspend disbelief. The main character came across as extrem...more
Nov 14, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
Rise Again (Rise Again #1)
The beginning was super slow. The plot heated up in the middle. There were some strange ultra-military types thrown in that caused the plot to stall a...more
Jul 16, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
A Darcy Christmas
This is three short stories that build on one another and star Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy (of Jane Austin fame). The first story mixes "A Christmas Carol...more
Nov 11, 2012
Nov 10, 2012
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)
Before I read this book, I was reading a really bad YA paranormal book and so it was a breath of fresh air to read a YA paranormal book that was actua...more
Mar 18, 2012
Jul 06, 2011
I Am Legend and Other Stories
I saw the movie first and couldn't sleep for a couple of night. I saw the book and bought it because I enjoyed how the movie made one think about what...more
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Feb 15, 2010
A Girl of the Limberlost (Limberlost, #2)
A timeless book about a teen age girl (Elnora) that connects with the forest around her because her mother hates her. Gene Stratton-Porter uses gorgeo...more
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Oct 01, 2009
Cat Deck the Halls (Joe Grey #13)
Ok, if you can overcome the fact that cats can actually talk and do in fact, talk to their owners, then you will probably enjoy this novel. I picked i...more
Nov 20, 2011
Nov 19, 2011
Redesigning Composition for Multilingual Realities
I used two of the chapters for my exams. I mainly focused on his descriptions of Writing Centers at universities. Writing Centers are found at most un...more
Nov 18, 2013
Sep 09, 2013
The Christmas Scrapbook: A Harmony Story (Harmony, #6.5)
Sigh. I love Christmas books even thought the genre of Christmas books seems to be filled with drivel. Some authors seem to seize this genre as a chan...more
Nov 28, 2011
Nov 28, 2011
Soft Apocalypse
As a fan of distopia novels I was interested in what a "soft apocalypse" would entail. Instead of zombies taking over the world, I have a feeling that...more
Apr 08, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
Bunnicula (Bunnicula, #1)
This is hilarious. Chester is a cat that is well-read and makes very funny and insightful commentary on his life. His owners find a baby rabbit and na...more
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May 10, 2012
Galloway (The Sacketts, #12)
The adventure is written from the first person perspective of Flagan, yet the title of the novel is Galloway (his brother). Strange. I liked that the...more
Dec 15, 2013
Dec 04, 2013
The Dark Side of Nowhere
I have read several other Shusterman novels. All have annoyed me because while the ideas are great, the execution is not. All start off well and then...more
Jun 19, 2013
Jun 16, 2013
The Accidental Sorcerer (Rogue Agent, #1)
I gave up after 250 pages. I really tried to get into the plot because the first 60 pages are so dull. Then the plot got more interesting and I kept h...more
Jun 05, 2012
Jun 01, 2012
The Wayfarer Redemption (Wayfarer Redemption, #1)
A friend of mine loaned me this book because this is one of her favorite fantasy series. I love fantasy, but my tastes are more towards light and fluf...more
Apr 14, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
In Too Deep (Looking Glass Trilogy, #1; Arcane Society, #10)
Paranormal clockwork dolls that seem intent on murder, really creep me out. I hope to never meet one :) This novel, is full of such creations, and int...more
Oct 10, 2013
Oct 09, 2013
With These Hands: Stories
My favorite Louis L'Amour books are ones that deal with the old West. Most of these stories are set in more modern settings and I simply don't like th...more
Aug 15, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
The Shopping Cart Man
I love Christmas stories, whether they are well written or not. I just love stories about people helping people. This is a great example of a story th...more
Dec 27, 2010
Dec 26, 2010