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The Good Luck of Right Now
This felt a little like a less interesting Silver Linings Playbook. The main character is as stilted, odd, and removed from mainstream society in this...more
Apr 27, 2014
Mar 29, 2014
The Eleventh Plague
I felt myself wanting the story to end up in an entirely different way. That's not the fault of the author or the writing, but it left me feeling slig...more
May 27, 2012
May 18, 2012
Blood Is the New Black
The trashiest vampire book I think I've ever read. And I mean that in a good way. I found myself laughing numerous times over the silliness of having...more
Nov 14, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy, #1)
Rare is the book that I find worthy of casting aside all my tasks to sit and burn through its pages in less than a day. This is one of those books. It...more
Mar 22, 2014
Mar 09, 2014
The Sookie Stackhouse Companion (Sookie Stackhouse, #10.5)
Only for the true fan. The interviews with Charlaine Harris and Alan Ball were really interesting, the recap and "secret" phone calls between Bill and...more
Sep 12, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2)
Marginally better than the first one. It seems that Ms. James finally got tired of having her heroine repeat "Holy crap!" and "Oh my" over and over ju...more
Apr 08, 2012
Apr 08, 2012
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
I first read this many years ago but thought I'd read it through again to remind myself what I thought of it. It's still as good as ever, though it's...more
Jul 23, 2013
Apr 22, 2010
Little Mouse Gets Ready
Cute. My grade one son read this to me today. Both he and I were a little thrown by the weird ending but he was over-the-moon thrilled to have read hi...more
Apr 05, 2013
Apr 05, 2013
The Crossbones (Skeleton Creek, #3)
While this is a continuation of the previous two volumes of Skeleton Creek, it felt quite removed from those two books, Sarah has now moved away from...more
May 04, 2014
Jan 02, 2014
Skeleton Creek (Skeleton Creek, #1)
This is really made better because of the combination of journal and videos. The videos are fairly creepy which gives it an extra star. I am not at al...more
Jan 02, 2014
Dec 30, 2013
Midnight Sun (Twilight, #1.5)
I enjoyed this partial draft of a book more than I did Twilight. It's too bad Stephanie Meyer seems to have abandoned this book. I liked it. I'd even...more
Aug 31, 2011
Aug 31, 2011
The World of Divergent: The Path to Allegiant (Divergent, #2.5)
For the true fan...of which I am one. I enjoyed this extra bit of info on the World of Divergent. I took the faction quiz which resulted in me being a...more
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Oct 29, 2013
Mal and Chad: The Biggest, Bestest Time Ever! (Mal and Chad, #1)
As a huge fan of graphic novels (of the distinctly more adult variety), I was curious to see if a graphic novel geared to 9-12 years would be enjoyabl...more
May 09, 2011
May 09, 2011
The Unraveling (Wool, #4)
Sadly, the characterization was pretty thin here. There are also a number of moments that felt forced and unnatural to me. I went from LOVING the firs...more
Oct 25, 2013
Oct 25, 2013
The Future of Us
The book has an interesting premise and some nice moments, however it also has a story that really just runs along the surface and I found myself supr...more
Dec 08, 2011
Dec 03, 2011
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
I listened to the audio (unabridged) of this while laid up after eye surgery but figure it still counts as a "read". Irving certainly enjoyed his desc...more
Sep 27, 2013
Sep 27, 2013
There are a lot of sub-plots in this book and even more characters. It took me a few dozen pages to get everyone straight in my mind, but once I did,...more
Jul 28, 2010
May 12, 2010
Meals That Heal Inflammation: Embrace Healthy Living and Eliminate Pain, One Meal at a Time
Comprehensive and sound help for those that need assistance getting inflammatory issues under control. Half of the book is information and the other h...more
Jun 07, 2014
May 31, 2014
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
Reading this while hungry can be dangerous. While sections of this book were deliciously fascinating, a few segments fell short of captivating me (tho...more
Jun 27, 2013
Jun 07, 2013
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
Super brief and filled with a lot of info that I already knew, but still, I can't fault it for that. The info contained is easy to follow and simple t...more
May 26, 2013
May 25, 2013
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (Sleeping Beauty, #1)
Rape, kidnapping, serial degradation, Stockholm Syndrome. It's all here in this "fun-filled romp". Similar to The Story of O, a young girl is brutaliz...more
Apr 17, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2)
Significantly better than book one (Across the Universe). In fact it's so much better, that I think I have been too generous with my stars on that rev...more
Feb 05, 2012
Feb 01, 2012
Kudos for a voice I hadn't heard from outside of picture books, though 300 pages of a five year old's thoughts were a little draining after awhile. Go...more
Dec 20, 2012
Dec 19, 2012
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2)
I think I gave the first book of this series one star, which either means I was in a bad mood then, an amazing mood now, or James Dashner improved his...more
Apr 29, 2012
Apr 01, 2012
Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1)
It might be because I feel as though I was raised on Disney's Mary Poppins, but I really do prefer the film version of this story. Julie Andrews as Ma...more
Apr 21, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
Raven (Delirium, #2.5)
Not much happens in this story. A bit of a non-story and therefore unnecessary. There is only one interesting tidbit and that is discovered in one lin...more
Mar 26, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
Landry Park (Landry Park, #1)
This starts out slow with a lot of description of what the clothing of the time looks like but the characters felt stilted and didn't really grow thro...more
Feb 13, 2014
Jan 26, 2014
The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies, #2)
I'm fairly certain that the conglomerate of writers that make up the fake personage of Pittacus Lore passed the writing of this book off to an entirel...more
Aug 19, 2012
Aug 10, 2012
Edmund Bertram's Diary (Jane Austen Heroes, #4)
I don't fully understand the re-write Jane Austen novels genre, but this isn't the first book of that niche so who am I to judge? This is one of the b...more
Aug 14, 2013
Aug 01, 2013
Half World (Half World, #1)
A strange weird world filled with people and creatures that are equally odd, scary, and occasionally wonderful. Very heavy on the fantasy side of thin...more
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Jan 07, 2012