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The Traveling Vampire Show
3.85
**spoiler alert** Well, I have to see the story was engaging, and the book overall a page turner—yet some of that was due to wanting to get to actual ...more
Feb 25, 2011
Mar 12, 2010
 
Beautiful Stranger: A Memoir of an Obsession with Perfection
3.06
**spoiler alert** This is about a woman from a well-to-do wealthy family who struggles with depression (it runs in the family) and "deals" with her pr ...more
Aug 20, 2005
Nov 13, 2008
 
Mind Over Magic (Psych, #2)
3.80
**spoiler alert** I must be crazy... I actually *bought* this book, instead of waiting for its possible entry into one of the library systems. Yup, cr ...more
Sep 11, 2010
Apr 05, 2009
 
The Stepford Wives
3.65
**spoiler alert** When the new movie came out, I was interested in reading the book. (As it turns out, the 2005? movie sucked, and I borrowed the orig ...more
Nov 2006
Oct 28, 2008
 
Coraline
3.98
Ugh. I was on page 112 of 160 AND I JUST COULD NOT GO ON.

Granted, I understand this book was written for the under 10 set (and I'm 30-ish, reading it
...more
Jul 26, 2012
Jan 28, 2009
 
One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)
4.01
I was very surprised that I enjoyed this so much (I sort of have a suspicious wonder that the authors who seem to be so prolific are just rewriting th ...more
May 25, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
 
When Christmas Comes
4.02
**spoiler alert** Last Christmas I saw the movie version of this book on the Hallmark channel, but had no idea it was based on a book, since the title ...more
Nov 10, 2012
Nov 01, 2012
 
Rosie Little's Cautionary Tales for Girls
3.60
I wanted to like this book so much more, but after giving it a fairly good effort on two separate occasions, I've decided that it's just not going to ...more
Oct 28, 2014
Jan 16, 2009
 
The Monsters Of Templeton
3.56
**spoiler alert** I know I should push on reading until page 50, when I might possibly get hooked on the plot and the characters, but I just can't get ...more
Oct 23, 2013
Aug 21, 2008
 
Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1)
3.71
**spoiler alert** Very funny. I decided I wanted to read this after I'd seen the movie Bridget Jones's Diary 10 or 15 times. I hoped that the book cou ...more
Sep 2006
Jul 30, 2008
 
The Iron Wyrm Affair (Bannon & Clare, #1)
3.35
What a disappointing mess. I know I'd said I'd give it till page 50, but I literally can't imagine trying to wrap my head around anymore of this alien ...more
not set
Aug 03, 2012
 
Certain Prey (Lucas Davenport, #10)
4.16
**spoiler alert** After about 60 pages, I have decided to stop reading this one. I really wasn't sure about it when I began reading, but did give it t ...more
Dec 06, 2012
Nov 02, 2011
 
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)
3.70
**spoiler alert** Pretty good 21st century fairy (oops, I mean "faery") tale about a teenage girl who has the Sight, which means she (and all the wome ...more
Nov 21, 2008
May 29, 2008
 
The Little Friend
3.40
**spoiler alert** While I enjoyed writing style and even Harriet's family of characters, I hated all the lengthy descriptions of the snakes as well as ...more
Jul 2008
Nov 20, 2008
 
Some Danger Involved (Barker & Llewelyn, #1)
3.93
This was enjoyable to read; the main characters were likeable enough. The minor characters were almost easy to forget. The plot itself was as engaging ...more
Mar 09, 2012
Dec 18, 2011
 
Whispers Under Ground (Peter Grant, #3)
4.14
I've decided to stop reading this for now. This is often the problem with series books: if you haven't read the previous books in a series, references ...more
not set
May 15, 2013
 
Just as Long as We're Together
4.03
**spoiler alert** I read this somewhere between middle school and high school. It's a very engrossing girl teen read about three girls' friendship as ...more
Apr 1995
Aug 23, 2008
 
In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories
4.26
This is one of my favorite children's books. I used to love to read it around Halloween-time especially. My favorite story was the one about Jenny, th ...more
not set
Nov 30, 2008
 
Plain Truth
3.95
I picked this up because I had a seen the TV movie and had found the movie pretty interesting. I wasn't sure what to expect because I'd always associa ...more
Dec 18, 2011
May 06, 2011
 
Daughters of Eve
3.62
**spoiler alert** I read this back in high school for a book report. It was a pretty cool story. It takes place at a high school in the 1970s, where a ...more
Oct 18, 1996
Aug 27, 2008
 
When the Messenger Is Hot
3.69
**spoiler alert** I bought this in a train station while I was there by myself, in hopes that reading something chick-lit would help focus my nerves. ...more
Apr 25, 2005
May 30, 2008
 
The Incredible Journey
4.15
I was just reminded of the movie made from this story, "Homeward Bound" and that led me to recall I'd read this *quite* a while back. Probably around ...more
Jan 1994
Jan 30, 2012
 
Great Expectations
3.71
**spoiler alert** I may have read a drama-play version of this in high school, but I suspect it's the same or at least similar. Pretty good tale about ...more
Sep 1997
Dec 14, 2008
 
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
3.98
**spoiler alert** Decided to stop reading this after 64 pages. It's a depressing read, with the prose too young-YA for my taste. My attention just isn ...more
Aug 30, 2014
Aug 07, 2014
 
The Twisted Thread
3.12
I just started this the other day but I'm just not getting into it. I think part of the reason for this is the author's style of breaking sentences up ...more
not set
Jun 19, 2011
 
The Mistress's Daughter
3.22
Good read; I'll admit, part two or three (the section with all the questions) is a bit strange but I thought they were the kind of necessary questions ...more
Mar 2007
Aug 26, 2008
 
Batman: Fear Itself
3.70
Astonishingly well-written, well-plotted, with well-rounded human characters. This wasn't some cheesy, wannabe Batman "fanfiction" novel, this was the ...more
Apr 15, 2014
Oct 13, 2011
 
Christmas At Timberwoods
3.45
What a terrible book. When I bought it I was apparently charmed by the blurb on the back, which promised what sounded like an interesting, fun holiday ...more
Nov 19, 2011
Oct 11, 2011
 
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
3.71
**spoiler alert** I have been reading this non-stop since two days ago when I started it, and I finally finished it today. And I absolutely loved it! ...more
Sep 2008
May 29, 2008
 
Harry by the Sea
4.14
This is a sweet story about a family dog who's white with black spots. I read this one a while ago. The only thing I really remember about it is that ...more
not set
Dec 06, 2008
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