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The Secret Garden
4.09
I know this book seems out of place among the fare I usually read, but hey, all I can say is that I like what I like. There is some intangible quality ...more
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Aug 22, 2007
 
Elantris
4.13
I never would have picked up this book, normally, because I usually base my fantasy reading on referrals rather than random browsing, but this was an ...more
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Aug 22, 2007
 
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
4.48
To me, the whole point of reading the first two books of LOTR is to get to this one, because this is the truly masterful part of the story.

One thing I
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Aug 22, 2007
 
A Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought, #1)
4.12
This is one of the weirdest books I've ever read. It was amazingly creative and clever, and is easily one of the best sci-fi books I've ever laid hand ...more
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Aug 22, 2007
 
The Book Thief
4.36


I didn't like this book, not at first. The narrator was too strong, for me. His (?) voice was getting in the way of the story, which started quite sl
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Aug 09, 2012
 
The Book Thief
4.36


I didn't like this book, not at first.

The narrator was too strong, for me. His (?) voice was getting in the way of the story, which started quite slo
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Dec 02, 2012
 
The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe)
4.20
I just finished this book, again, for the umpteenth time, and it never gets old. This is the Original Fantasy Quest Story, right here. I don't have mu ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 22, 2007
 
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2)
4.76
Really good book. It's been awhile since I had a book good enough to prevent me from falling asleep at night. Once I was about 2/3rds of the way throu ...more
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May 08, 2014
 
Foundation (Foundation, #1)
4.05
I tried to like Asimov and his robots. Really, I did. My friend, who is usually spot-on with his recommendations, would rave and rave about Asimov, th ...more
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Aug 22, 2007
 
The Mote in God's Eye
4.04
Flat-out one of the best sci-fi books out there. If you like sci-fi then you MUST read this book. Do not pass go, do not collect $200, just drop whate ...more
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Aug 22, 2007
 
There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children
4.30
First things first: this was instantly and easily one of the best books I've ever read.

Usually I read a book for entertainment, to pass the time, or
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Oct 23, 2014
Sep 26, 2014
 
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
4.60
I almost regret reading this book, because it was such an amazing story, the prospect of waiting for the next installment is viscerally painful.
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Jul 23, 2011
 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.43
It's hard for me to review this book. There are aspects that had me riveted but other aspects that had me grinding my teeth. I settled for 3 stars, pe ...more
May 23, 2014
May 10, 2014
 
Ella Minnow Pea
3.82
My mom recommended this book to me at a time when I didn't have anything else to read, so I gave it a go.

I did not enjoy this book. The premise is cut
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Aug 2007
Aug 22, 2007
 
The Rithmatist (Rithmatist, #1)
4.24
This book did not begin well, for me. Actually the first half of the book was only worthy of about 2.5 stars. It was only in the second half where thi ...more
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Dec 11, 2013
 
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5)
4.03
I enjoyed this short novel, not only because it's a fine mystery story, not only because it's Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson at their finest, not only ...more
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Apr 06, 2012
 
Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, #1)
4.11
There were parts of this book I was disgusted by, parts I was bewildered by (what is the point of all this horribly gruesome detail??) but some parts ...more
Feb 2008
Feb 02, 2008
 
The Count of Monte Cristo
4.15
This book has a soft place in my heart because I first read it, or the abridged version anyway, in 6th grade, which was a very influential year for me ...more
Jul 2007
Aug 22, 2007
 
A Study in Scarlet  (Sherlock Holmes, #1)
4.13
Not as enjoyable as other Holmes books, because it takes up a lot of time introducing Watson and Holmes. Also Holmes in this book didn't feel like Hol ...more
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Apr 07, 2012
 
The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, #4)
4.18
Simply a fun little page-turner.

I'm rolling my eyes at some of the other people's reviews here. "Characters were one-dimensional" etc etc. They don't
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Apr 20, 2012
 
Rainbows End
3.73
This book was quite fascinating in its vision of the future. The book actually made me want to live in the future and made me cringe to think of using ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 18, 2007
 
Contact
4.04
Hey, what do you know, a sci-fi book with real science in it! And let me just add the obligitory "the book is so much better than the movie" sort of c ...more
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Aug 22, 2007
 
A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1)
3.96
This is just a beautiful book, to me. In contrast to so much fantasy that is out there, this story is concise, uncomplicated, and with few characters. ...more
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Aug 22, 2007
 
Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple
4.21
This is a great book for 1st and 2nd year medstudents who want to get a grip on bugs and drugs. The explanations are pretty simple and straightforward ...more
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Aug 24, 2007
 
Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
4.39
[ I read this book because I know the author. He was a professor for one of my last classes at BYU. When I later ran across his book Elantris in a boo ...more
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Aug 22, 2007
 
Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)
4.14
The mechanics felt a bit loose for Sanderson's standards, and the twists were very predictable. Not my favorite Sanderson work, by a longshot. Still, ...more
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Dec 09, 2013
 
The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3)
4.41
The totally unique and fascinating ending to this book is a perfect ending to a unique and fascinating fantasy trilogy. The author was very ambitious ...more
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Nov 30, 2009
 
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
4.30
Why only 3 stars for this book? Well, I'll tell you, and I'll keep it short.

This is a great story, and has great moments in it. Also, it is the start
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Aug 22, 2007
 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.38
Two stars?!

Yeah, I didn't like this book a whole lot, I'm not sure why. The tone is so whimsical and childlike compared to the rest of the series. It
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Aug 22, 2007
 
A Deepness in the Sky (Zones of Thought, #2)
4.30
Absolutely marvelous. Vernor Vinge has quite a vision of technology, and finishing this book has made me decide to continue reading his stuff. I also ...more
Nov 2007
Aug 22, 2007
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