The Book Thief
This is an amazing (yes, Lucia, amazing) book. The writing is incredible, the characters seem completely real, and the use of Death as the narrator le ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 26, 2007
Gone Girl
Am I the last person in America to read this? I found pretty much all the characters to be despicable and therefore I cared very little about them. Bu ...more
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Aug 24, 2014
Heartless (Parasol Protectorate, #4)
The parasol lost! What is Alexia going to do?! Such sorrow.
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Sep 17, 2011
The Martian
Phew! That was intense! I wish that I had been on a 10-hour road-trip so I could have listened to it in one sitting. The book is extremely well-crafte ...more
Feb 11, 2015
Feb 11, 2015
The Host (The Host, #1)
I was really looking forward to reading this, but about 300 pages into it, I was convinced that Stephanie Meyer must be getting paid to write by the p ...more
Jun 2008
Jun 02, 2008
Here's to hoping I never get locked up in a big box-store overnight. Eek! Totally loved the Ikea catalog-like format of this book.
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Oct 18, 2014
One Plus One
Definitely enjoyed this one. The pace was quick, the characters were interesting and the romance storyline was sweet.
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Dec 18, 2014
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Seriously, I need more books like this in my life.
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Nov 18, 2014
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
"Kick him in the Casanovas." That phrase alone is worth 4 stars! Great book with a fun, cheeky protagonist.
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Mar 08, 2014
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
Not my usual reading adventure, but I had heard a lot about this book, so I wanted to check it out. It really is a great read - the author develops a ...more
Oct 12, 2008
Oct 08, 2008
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
I find creepy characters thoroughly engaging and this book sure had its cast of suspect characters. I love the premise of the story, the details of th ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 02, 2009
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
I'm giving this 4 stars although the last 3/4 of the book only deserves 3. A wonderfully bitey book that is hilarious and depressing at the same time. ...more
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Oct 03, 2012
Me Before You
Yeah, that was rough. Not going to say much more about the plot other than that. My biggest beef with the audio version is that the reader didn't quit ...more
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Oct 23, 2014
Sisterhood Everlasting (Sisterhood, #5)
**spoiler alert** I really loved the idea of seeing where life had taken these four teens ten years after the last Traveling Pants book, but honestly, ...more
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Oct 28, 2011
Illumination Night
I love authors who are able to capture and explore the flaws of humans. Great writing and interesting character development. A very sad book in many w ...more
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Aug 14, 2010
Landline: A Novel
Definitely my least favorite of her books but I did enjoy the storyline.
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Oct 03, 2014
Bright's Passage
Picked this up because I'm a fan of his music. I wasn't entirely disappointed, but do feel that I would rather hear him sing his words than simply rea ...more
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Jun 09, 2012
I am finally giving up on this one - I really was trying to stick it out (I'm no quitter!). But, I feel like I might be reading this book for the rest ...more
May 2010
May 23, 2010
I watched the movie last week and LOVED it and wanted to read the book and LOVED it! Wow - I might just be a fan of Neil Gaiman after all. I'm looking ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 12, 2009
The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
Although this is packaged as non-fiction, I think it's pretty one-sided and not much supported by research or references. It's entertaining, that's ab ...more
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Apr 13, 2011
Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1 (The Parasol Protectorate Manga)
It was fun to go back to "the beginning" of this series having just finished the last novel installment. I didn't like how some of the characters were ...more
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May 09, 2012
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
Like many other reviewers remarked, I really loved the "idea" of this book. But, the first 3/4 of it just dragged on with little or no conflict to be ...more
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Mar 04, 2011
Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast
My only other contact with this story was the Disney movie that I loved as a child. This version is obviously MUCH better. McKinley creates a magical ...more
Apr 2010
Apr 02, 2010
I really enjoyed parts of this book, but as a whole package it didn't wow me. The writing is wonderful and strange. I loved the quirky characters and ...more
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Jul 03, 2012
Blameless (Parasol Protectorate, #3)
Oh, how I do enjoy these books. Alexia's troupe gets themselves deeper in trouble with the suprenaturals and religious zealots. The only thing I misse ...more
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Nov 03, 2010
The Reapers are the Angels (Reapers, #1)
An interesting twist on a zombie novel. Zombies are far from the scariest thing in this book. Even more frightening and unsettling are the exploration ...more
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Feb 21, 2011
I Am the Messenger
Really, I think Markus Zusak is pretty brilliant. Didn't think this one was as strong as The Book Thief, but there is such a feeling of humanity that ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 28, 2009
Luka and the Fire of Life
I was thrilled to hear about this companion book to Haroun and the Sea of Stories which is one of my all-time favs. It's a worthy follow-up but not ne ...more
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Jan 03, 2011
The Enchantress Of Florence
When I sit down to read a Salman Rushdie book it is a good long commitment. With so much to read, I opted for the audiobook of this one. I am always e ...more
Sep 2008
Sep 29, 2008
Letters from Father Christmas, Revised Edition
We get this out each year to read at Christmas. It develops into a wonderful story and it is so great to see the handwritten letters that Tolkien sent ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 20, 2008
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