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The Crimson Petal and the White
**spoiler alert** Ugh. This book, and the length had nothing to do with it, took me about three weeks to read. (If it was any good it would have taken ...more
May 26, 2008
May 04, 2008
The Fault in Our Stars
I'm afraid that any review I write will really just tread upon the numerous other reviews before me. Instead I will just say that I was moved. I knew ...more
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May 13, 2014
Gone Girl
Uh. Just wanted to say that this book is crazy. Cray-zy. Don't talk to anyone about specifics until you get all the way to the end. You may hate it wh ...more
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Oct 03, 2012
Tempest (Star Wars: Legacy of the Force, #3)
**spoiler alert** Thank God for Troy Denning.

Overall Plot: Much, Much better. It felt more thought out and tried to use a broader cast of characters
Mar 2008
Mar 10, 2008
The Collectors (Camel Club, #2)

I'm not going to say this book wasn't completely lacking in entertainment value--but it came pretty close. I've read other books by David Baldacci
Aug 2007
Aug 23, 2007
Life After Life
Very well written, and obviously repetitive because of what the mechanics of a living a life over and over entail. However the whole Hitler connection ...more
Sep 12, 2014
Sep 01, 2014
The Goldfinch
The reason I am giving this four stars instead of three stars is as follows. I really loved that the Goldfinch in the painting stood as a metaphor for ...more
Sep 12, 2014
Dec 24, 2013
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
The Silkworm is compelling, and a little gross. The murder itself dares you to use your imagination, and like any good detective novel the clues bandy ...more
Oct 31, 2014
Oct 13, 2014
The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad, #2)
**spoiler alert** This is a dual review i wrote for In the Woods and the Likeness together.

Dublin, Ireland. In her first two novels, Tana French write
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Oct 06, 2009
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)
**spoiler alert** I will go into this review with one caveat. I have read Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, both were entertaining, but Brown ...more
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Oct 06, 2009
Backlash (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, #4)
**spoiler alert** I think this is a sign. I've been a huge, SW Expanded Universe Fan for over fifteen years. I love Aaron Allston, Tim Zahn, Michael S ...more
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Apr 25, 2010
The Meri (Meri, #1)
**spoiler alert** Not so much of a review rather than fragments of thoughts about it:

I think that more often than not I got thrown off track from the
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Jan 08, 2011
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
**spoiler alert** So with this book, I an torn between three and four stars. On one hand, I can't help but compare this one to the Twilight series (wh ...more
Dec 22, 2010
Dec 22, 2010
The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)
So I started The Bone Season with high hopes. You know the one that comes when you read reviews like "the next Harry Potter, the next JK Rowling." Sha ...more
Jan 25, 2014
Jan 22, 2014
Wynde (Fireheart, #1)
We all know we have a lot of options when it comes to what we read. So picking up a first novel of a new author may require some convincing.

But I am g
Mar 05, 2014
Feb 18, 2014
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
I enjoyed this book for a few reasons. 1. Tris is an interesting female character. 2. I love all the throwbacks to Chicago 3. I finished wanted to rea ...more
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May 13, 2014
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
**spoiler alert** The second in the trilogy (which we all know naturally sets up the larger forces and storyline of any fantasy world) Catching Fire w ...more
Dec 2010
Dec 22, 2010
The Invention of Wings
So I've known about the Grimke sisters since graduate school but Sue Monk Kidd's "The Invention of Wings" provided a robust and intricate view of a pe ...more
Sep 30, 2014
Sep 12, 2014
Under Heaven
Just finished this today, and as usual I really appreciate how Kay mixes the fantastical with the historical to tell his story. Each and every one of ...more
Aug 10, 2010
Jul 24, 2010
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
**spoiler alert** Before you read further, there are no obvious spoilers in this review, but I do give some set up for the sequel.

Dublin, Ireland. In
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Sep 13, 2009
The Luminaries
I'm not sure if my lack of knowledge about astrology made me miss a layer of this book but I certainly didn't mind. Catton knows how to pace a story - ...more
Jan 25, 2014
Jan 22, 2014
A Visit from the Goon Squad
Having just finished reading Cloud Atlas a month or two ago I wasn't sure if I would be ready for another story that pieced together stories with mult ...more
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Apr 24, 2013
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells
Read this for book club last month. Not sure what I expected when I first picked it up but I rather enjoyed the tripping through time. As a historian ...more
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May 13, 2014
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
**spoiler alert** I had heard a lot about this series,and picked it up on a whim after seeing it at a friends place. I was instantly hooked--and once ...more
Dec 2010
Dec 22, 2010
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
So that was quite an ending. This book felt the way all of the epic fantasy series do. Multiple characters, navigating through different cultures and ...more
Apr 30, 2013
Apr 24, 2013
Paris in Love
So I read this in preparation for my own trip to France earlier this month. I was intrigued by the fact that much of the book is her Facebook status u ...more
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Apr 24, 2013
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
We read this for book club last month and it was really interesting to go back to a book that was very influential in my formative years. I was really ...more
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Apr 05, 2014
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
So I admit, I had many a conversation about this book before I actually read it. I may have even scoffed a little. After reading it I have to say that ...more
Jan 25, 2014
Jan 22, 2014
The Book of Air and Shadows
The plot in a nutshell? Someone discovers evidence indicating that somewhere out there is a missing Shakespeare manuscript, written in his own hand—an ...more
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May 04, 2008
Cast in Sorrow (Chronicles of Elantra, #9)
When I started reading this book I didn't realize it would be a love story, and one that was entirely unexpected. As usual Michelle Sagara has pulled ...more
Sep 30, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
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