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Lark & Termite
I have this feeling that "beautifully written" really means that I can't understand it without the aid of a read-between-the-lines-ist.

The general st
Mar 2010
Feb 22, 2010
The main character in this book, Precious, has a baby who has Downs Syndrome and she names it Mongo. MONGO!

So Precious is kind of awful and stupid, bu
Oct 2009
Oct 28, 2009
The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad, #2)
I didn't like this as much as In the Woods. It was definitely a very engaging read, and quite happily spent about 5 hours cozied up just with it yeste ...more
Mar 13, 2010
Mar 14, 2010
The Girl On The Landing
After spending about 2 months reading 2666, it was a relief and a joy to be able to finish a book in just 2 or 3 days. I AM still a reader! Hurrah!

Jan 05, 2010
Jan 02, 2010
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
**spoiler alert** I swallowed this book in large wolfish chunks, staying up too late, reading on my lunch break, and squeezing in every word possible ...more
Feb 10, 2010
Feb 09, 2010
Let the Great World Spin
On the surface, there wasn't so much *story* to this book, so when I think about having liked it, I'm a little puzzled. Because the story really was t ...more
Feb 08, 2010
Feb 01, 2010
The Zero
You spend about 85% of the time reading this book having no idea what's going on because the main character suffers from gaps in his memory and consta ...more
Mar 10, 2010
Mar 02, 2010
The Lazarus Project
I'd like to give this 3 and 1/2 stars, but it really can't have 4.

The half of the story about the modern character was lost and disaffected. His stor
Jan 20, 2010
Jan 05, 2010
The Outcast
I kind of liked this book. But kind of not.

It was just so SO unhappy.
And also:
stiff-upper lipped
dash hope

Feb 13, 2010
Feb 17, 2010
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1)
It's been a few years since I read Pride and Prejudice, and I found myself pleasantly surprised by getting sucked back into the story again. I actuall ...more
Jul 13, 2009
Jun 23, 2009
The Last Witchfinder
Made me want to re-read The Crucible.

Took me a while to catch on to the changing perspective between the actual story telling and then the weird wtf
Apr 2010
May 03, 2010
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
Reading this was what reading was like for me when I was 12 in the summer time. Except that I had to go to work when I could have been reading.

It fel
Jun 19, 2009
Jun 15, 2009
893 pages are in this book. That’s probably the most important thing I have to say about it.

2666 has 3 parts:

* The 4 international professors who fo
Dec 2009
Dec 31, 2009
The Forever War (The Forever War, #1)
I found this book really interesting. The main character is recruited to fight a war against aliens in outer space and due to some mumbo jumbo science ...more
Mar 18, 2010
Aug 28, 2007
The Last Child
Quite a bit of this is written as if the author's knowledge of police and detective work comes solely from watching Die Hard. Lots of aggressive male ...more
Jun 08, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
The Story of a Marriage
The author is a charming, witty, amusing fellow and I rather wish that he were my chum, so he could probably write some utter drivel and I would love ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 30, 2009
This is Where I Leave You
Somehow I read this book in less than 24 hours. I truly just could not stop. The characters were at once both completely ordinary, and unique and inte ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 21, 2009
The Gargoyle
i couldn't stop reading this book once i picked it up.
the first 50 pages were hugely compelling and by the time it stopped being quite so gripping, i
Jun 2009
Jun 14, 2009
The Help
Everyone's loving this book. People who only read one or two novels a year are reading this one. All the hype is completely warranted. The Help is jus ...more
Apr 10, 2010
Aug 24, 2009
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
Another murder mystery for me! Not my typical ilk, but maybe I've been ignoring an ilk that I shouldn't. Who doesn't love a book that you CAN'T PUT DO ...more
Feb 19, 2010
Nov 16, 2009
The Lacuna
It was no Poisonwood Bible, but lots of interesting bits. I did a lot of Wikapedia-ing while reading this to learn more about different aspects of the ...more
Aug 2010
Sep 14, 2010
600 Hours of Edward
Gosh, I liked this one a lot.
I loved the repetition and the patterns. I loved the vocab words that Edward took special pleasure in using.
The story w
Jun 27, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
I was surprised to discover that this book is a sort of politico-crime-mystery-thriller type, a genre I rarely get into.
But this was gripping, and I
Jul 2009
Jun 30, 2009
Garden Spells (Waverley Family, #1)
Sweet girly story about sisters with a magical garden. They've been apart for years and find that the difference between them are what will help both ...more
May 2009
Jun 10, 2009
The Book Thief
I generally just go plowing through books, frantically trying to finish... not because I'm in a hurry, but just because I can't stop.
I very much enjo
Oct 2009
Oct 14, 2009
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
I almost liked it. But I didn't get on board with any of the characters, really. Truly never became truly likable for me. Not as "magical" as the book ...more
Feb 21, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
Interesting spin on the Cinderella story. Fairies play a large, somewhat creepy, role. The love story was different and intriguing, but awkward enough ...more
Jul 2009
Jul 13, 2009
The Secret Scripture
Another book about how Irish people are wretched.
Apr 2009
Jun 23, 2009
Love the One You're With
Total fluff, but a great beach read.
May 2009
Jun 10, 2009
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
Less putrid than Twilight.
not set
Feb 18, 2013
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