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**spoiler alert** I know you are not supposed to review a book, based on how it compares to the movie but I cannot help it. I was disappointed with th ...more
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Mar 05, 2011
Nana, Vol. 17 (Nana, #17)
**spoiler alert** I love Nana, really I do. Volumes 2-7 are some of the best manga I have read. The last few, though, have begun to drag on tediously. ...more
Sep 12, 2009
Sep 12, 2009
Batman and Robin: Batman Reborn
I liked the idea behind this, and enjoyed the first half more then the second. I don't mind violence terribly much but I think mainstream comics are g ...more
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Jul 31, 2011
The Windup Girl
My first read of a genre which I have heard called "Bio-punk." I imagine it is due to most everything in the novel's society having been genetically a ...more
Feb 18, 2011
Apr 13, 2011
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)

I understand why people are very divided on this book. Even though the protagonist's whining was sometimes hard to stomach I found 'The Magicians' ove
Mar 30, 2012
Apr 05, 2012
Lions and Shadows: An Education in the Twenties
'Lions and Shadows' is one of Christopher Isherwood's biographies; this one details the end of his time at prep school, his short Cambridge career, an ...more
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Aug 06, 2009
Umbrella Academy, Vol.1: The Apocalypse Suite (The Umbrella Academy, #1)
I think many people write this off due to its "celebrity" author (that guy from My Chemical Romance). Which is odd as most of my friends who do create ...more
Jan 2009
Jun 20, 2009
The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1)
Recommended by my local book shop owner when I was purchasing 'a Game of Thrones' as a gift for someone. "Get this instead, she has a far better econo ...more
Oct 18, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
Beyond Black
The priggish Collette constantly attempts to categorize, label and compartmentalize the psychic phenomena her colleague encounters on a daily basis. S ...more
Nov 17, 2009
Sep 12, 2009
The Reader
I tend to go into books that have been made into films with trepidation. This is based on no past experience or consequences, just that I tend to have ...more
Jul 24, 2009
Jul 12, 2009
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
I rated this two stars for "it was ok". Though to be fair, like many others, I devoured Twilight in hours all the while both hating it and eager for m ...more
Jul 2008
Jun 20, 2009
Her Fearful Symmetry
Fans of 'Time Traveler's Wife' will no doubt agree that Niffenegger can sure write a scene. I am one of those people. I planned on jumping into this b ...more
Sep 27, 2010
Oct 21, 2009
Likewise: The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag
I have been a fan of Schrag since her first mini (Awakward). Each installment of her Highschool autobio I liked more than the previous until this one. ...more
Sep 12, 2009
Aug 27, 2009
A Moveable Feast
I waited until I was on the plane to Paris to read this and I am glad I did. There are few things Hemingway sees with rose-colored lenses and it seems ...more
Oct 20, 2010
Nov 05, 2010
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, Volume Two (Miss Temple, Doctor Svenson, and Cardinal Chang #1.2)
**spoiler alert** I realize this is just the second half of "The Glass Books of the Dream Easters" that the publisher split into two parts for the pap ...more
Jun 23, 2010
Jul 26, 2010
Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments, with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies
Part fairy tale, part cook book, I really loved the idea and framing of "Like Water for Chocolate."
I was enamored at first but as the tale went on I
Jan 26, 2010
Jan 26, 2010
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
The most surprising thing about this book, one I might not have read if I did not get "The Divergent Box Set" as gift, is that it is as good if not be ...more
Jan 12, 2014
Mar 13, 2014
The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower, #4.5)
Having read so much King when I was younger I have somewhat sworn him off. I am however a sucker for anything Midworld so I went ahead and plowed thro ...more
Oct 09, 2012
Oct 16, 2012
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
I love the entire ASOIF like no other fantasy series and am always excited to spend time in the Seven Kingdoms (and to some degree its neighbors).

Sep 02, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
The Garden of Eden
Immediate and gripping prose, but a very odd Hemingway novel dealing with many subjects that I feel the author himself feared discussing or revealing ...more
Nov 05, 2010
Nov 05, 2010
True Grit
The world needs more YA heroines like Mattie Ross. I loved seeing the "wild west" through her myopic determined view point. The accidental comedy and ...more
Apr 13, 2011
Apr 13, 2011
In One Person
Disappointing. I am a fan of any plea for tolerance, most particularly of the gender different kind but as a novel this fell flat. The characters rare ...more
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Aug 06, 2012
The Book Thief
A brave and lovely book told in a wonderfully unique voice. Throughout it dissects the considerable power of words and language. The clever writing wa ...more
Aug 06, 2009
Jul 12, 2009
The Little Stranger
Dr. Faraday makes a visit to the crumbling Hundreds Hall to call on a sick maid. Soon his life has become entwined with the Ayres, an Aristocratic fam ...more
Jan 26, 2010
Jun 20, 2009
Happier at Home: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Cram My Day with What I Love, Hold More Tightly, Embrace Here, and Remember Now
I felt the momentum of this book, and with it my interest, wax and wane as it progressed. However, in the end, it did offer some helpful tips, tricks ...more
Feb 10, 2015
Mar 23, 2015
The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 2: Dallas (The Umbrella Academy, #2)
'Dallas' was a great time but took longer to find its footing than the first Umbrella Academy Book. I would still recommend it to anyone who enjoys ti ...more
Nov 02, 2009
Nov 17, 2009
The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3)
In The Magician's Trilogy Grossman pulls off the impressive task of writing both a self-aware commentary of the genre he is depicting and a fun epic y ...more
Aug 21, 2014
Aug 09, 2014
Essential X-Men, Vol. 8
I purchased this mainly as it had the first X-men comic I ever bought in it (Uncanny X-men 241). It was actually the best issue in the bunch (the orig ...more
May 08, 2010
Apr 13, 2010
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I had avoided this for a while because the premise seemed too similar to Battle Royale, which was a mistake. 'Hunger Games' is super fun and addictive ...more
Oct 26, 2010
Nov 05, 2010
PLUTO: Urasawa x Tezuka, Volume 006 (Pluto, #6)
Outstanding. Pluto just keeps getting better. I tore through the last few volumes yesterday (Yay being back in the US). I am amazed how Urasawa contin ...more
Nov 20, 2009
Nov 20, 2009
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