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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
4.49
Still enjoyed this book but not *quite* as much as some of the previous ones. Maybe I'm just reading too many in a row and it's my fault rather than t ...more
Feb 05, 2015
Feb 04, 2015
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.58
Whew! Finally done with the series. And what an ending. I'm going to go back and re-read the last 100 or so pages to make sure I understand as much as ...more
Feb 10, 2015
Feb 10, 2015
 
A Widow for One Year
3.72
Somewhere between 2 and 3 stars. The first third - as everyone seems to think - and the very, very end were the best parts. But mainly the first third ...more
Feb 26, 2010
Feb 26, 2010
 
The Sun Also Rises
3.82
This is a book I read years ago on a bus through the unfamiliar countryside of a foreign land, a book that I started in the front seat of the top floo ...more
May 2006
May 13, 2009
 
Immortality
4.09
I know Milan Kundera is supposed to be wonderful, inspirational, telling your life story back to you in your own words but better than you could ever ...more
Jan 2006
Apr 03, 2008
 
Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul
3.83
While super-interesting, it left me wishing for more... detail, rigor, something to grasp. I wish books like this were written for an audience that ha ...more
Apr 2011
May 17, 2011
 
The World's Shortest Stories
3.67
The first story is wonderful. I think I should have read one at a time, once in a while, because otherwise the style wears thin. It's a great concept, ...more
Aug 2009
Sep 10, 2009
 
Sula
3.82
Although it still has the magic of Toni Morrison, this book was a little bit of a let down. 2.5 stars would be most accurate. I'm thinking maybe I've ...more
not set
Mar 19, 2009
 
Running with Scissors
3.66
Absolutely crazy. Possibly a good introduction to how not to raise a family.

Very tightly written, laugh out loud funny - but in a horrifying way where
...more
Jun 2009
Jun 04, 2009
 
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
4.42
**spoiler alert** I thought Harry started off super whiny and annoying in this book, but it picked up. Another tough ending. I wish Harry and Sirius h ...more
Feb 03, 2015
Feb 04, 2015
 
Gone Girl
3.97
Mad. Enjoyable, yes, if you like the kind of book where at the end you're yelling at it, "These people are insane!"

Which some of you may.
Jan 2015
Jan 19, 2015
 
Something Happened
3.49
Thank you, Wikipedia:

Told by an interviewer that he had never produced anything else as good as Catch-22, Heller famously responded, "Who has?"
Jan 2006
Oct 30, 2009
 
Espresso Tales (44 Scotland Street, #2)
3.84
This one was a far better read than the other McCall Smith book I read recently. More clever and enjoyable - though it lacked subtlety.
Aug 2009
Aug 20, 2009
 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.39
Rereading the first four books and finally making my way to the end of the series this time. These are a lot of fun!
Jan 14, 2015
Jan 19, 2015
 
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
4.21
The rating is mainly for the first (and longest) part, which is easily the most entertaining and, I think, useful.
Dec 2008
Jan 20, 2009
 
Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, #2)
4.18
Still fun, though not as catchy as round one.

These books have a way of making me feel twelve again.
not set
Dec 19, 2008
 
Rosie
3.66
Well-written but with a slight air of superiority at points. I prefer the first half of her writing manual.
not set
Sep 10, 2009
 
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
4.30
Two down! This is going like I remember: the more I read of these, the more I want to read.
Jan 18, 2015
Jan 19, 2015
 
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
3.76
Easy to read. Fun. Enjoyable. Feels like an English major in a book. Prose has wonderfully varied excerpts and a great way of describing to us what it ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 10, 2007
 
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
4.48
Listened to this on audiobook. So fun. I think this is my favorite HP book so far.
Jan 22, 2015
Feb 04, 2015
 
The Dog Stars
3.88
Written by a poet, and certainly reads with a rhythm different from most novels. Lovely.
not set
Dec 01, 2014
 
Kissing the Virgin's Mouth
3.36
Enjoyable as a pastime to distract me from classes, but not recommended for much else.
Oct 2009
Oct 30, 2009
 
The Little Lady Agency (The Little Lady Agency, #1)
3.74
Fun, fun, fun vacation book. Melissa is very likable, if, as she is aware, a doormat.
Jan 2010
May 03, 2010
 
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
3.97
The best part of this book is how well JSF captures the mind of a child.
Dec 2008
Dec 19, 2008
 
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
4.48
Still a good time. The ending was a bit rough though.
Jan 26, 2015
Feb 04, 2015
 
A Raisin in the Sun
3.65
... and the movie was at least as excellent.
Jan 1999
May 13, 2009
 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3.82
Points for originality.
Jan 2009
Jan 20, 2009
 
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
4.20
Such a fun read
not set
Dec 19, 2008
 
The Sunday Philosophy Club (Isabel Dalhousie, #1)
3.35
Not all that interesting.
Aug 2009
Aug 20, 2009
 
Still Alice
4.28
Excellent.
Mar 2009
Oct 30, 2009
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