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The Book Thief
I give this 5 stars, BUT there is a disclaimer: If you want a fast read, this book is not for you. If you only like happy endings this book is not for ...more
Aug 2007
Jul 07, 2007
The Princess Bride
This is one of the few books that I strongly believe is made infinitely better by watching the movie (many many times) first.

Two Things I Liked Better
Dec 05, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
Milk Eggs Vodka: Grocery Lists Lost and Found
This book started out as a website, just like PostSecret, Not Quite What I Was Planning, etc. I don't know why these are so addictive, but this is yet ...more
Apr 26, 2008
Mar 15, 2008
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
Review from July 2007

The perfect end to an epic series.

Review from October 2014

I mean, I could say it's not perfect. But it kind of is.

Favorite Quot
Oct 13, 2014
Jul 28, 2007
To Kill a Mockingbird
My Review

Simple and complex in the same breath. Whenever you wonder what it takes to be human, turn to this.

P.S. Given that the name Harper is making
Jun 21, 2014
Jun 21, 2014
My Reviews

I want to read every novel Rainbow Rowell has ever written. Oh, wait. I just did. Damnit, hurry up and publish Landline already!

Favorite Quo
Jan 18, 2014
Dec 03, 2013
Belong to Me
I have to preface this review by saying that I am very dense. There is no other explanation for the fact that it took me almost 75 pages to realize th ...more
Jun 04, 2008
May 29, 2008
The Thirteenth Tale
The best English mystery/ fiction novel I've ever read! There is a lot of twin lore going around recently, and this does nothing but add to the fantas ...more
Mar 2007
Mar 28, 2007
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Holds the reader at arms length from the characters; felt a bit like eavesdropping, or like watching the story unfold in a snow globe. An unusual styl ...more
Sep 13, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
Patron Saint of Liars
To live and work in a place where everyone is pregnant must be chaotic, and yet this book was quite calming.

The whole time I was reading this, every
Feb 09, 2010
Feb 10, 2010
Garden Spells (Waverley Family, #1)
This one made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The easiest way to sum up the plot is "Practical Magic." The magical powers are somewhat believable, ...more
Dec 08, 2009
Dec 08, 2009
Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project
I finished this book with tears running down the sides of my face, pooling on my pillow, smeared on my clothes and dripping into my hair. There is so ...more
May 02, 2011
Mar 20, 2011
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Favorite Quotes:

"I need someone," thought Francie desperately. "I need someone. I need to hold somebody close. And I need more than this holding. I n
Jan 2006
Oct 20, 2008
I Am the Messenger
Short Version

Moral of the story: Nothing is worse than doing nothing.

Long Version

1. What you bring to Markus Zusak's books, what you learn and how yo
Feb 12, 2012
May 03, 2009
Love Walked In
Cornelia, an over-educated barista undergoing a quarter-life crisis, and Claire, a temporary orphan, come together through random circumstance to form ...more
Mar 2006
Oct 30, 2008
The Time Traveler's Wife
I loved this book from beginning to end.

The ability of the author to convince me of an epic love within a matter of pages was thoroughly impressive.
Nov 2007
Nov 25, 2007
The Myth of You and Me
As a perpetually single person, I greatly appreciate books that take friendships as seriously as romantic relationships. As the main character states, ...more
Aug 2007
May 30, 2007
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
This is when I become convinced that we should archive and catalog everything that has ever existed, so that when something amazing happens that no on ...more
Jun 02, 2013
Oct 16, 2011
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1)
My Review

As someone who is so often - despite all of the intentions to the contrary - controlled by emotion, I saw a lot to envy in Don's approach to
Mar 16, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency  (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1)
Favorite Quotes:

She was a fixer of lives - as so many women are - whereas he was a fixer of machines.

There were some aspects of the old arrangements
Aug 21, 2003
Dec 25, 2009
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Guernsey provides a solid backdrop for describing the small details of how life was altered by World War II.

Though I would consider this "fluffy" in
Aug 15, 2012
Sep 19, 2008
Unaccustomed Earth
Magnified details of everyday life mixed with universal themes of love, family, death...A book to lose yourself in.

Favorite Quotes:

She was grateful
Oct 18, 2009
Oct 17, 2009
My Sister's Keeper
Favorite Quotes:

…fine lines bracket her mouth, parentheses around a lifetime of words I was not around the hear.

It is one of those summer days that
May 2004
Oct 30, 2008
The Poisonwood Bible
I read this on the beach in Miami, Florida on spring break. Left a lasting impression.
Jan 2001
Dec 24, 2009
Some Things That Stay
Loved. Loved. Loved. Definitely a book to curl up with.
Jan 2005
Jan 15, 2011
The Girls
A great book about conjoined twins. Definitely plays on the omigod aspect, but is also a very original tale of the for-better-or-worse aspect of siste ...more
Sep 2006
Apr 15, 2007
A Girl Named Zippy
An all-time favorite.

Paired with She Got Up Off the Couch, these are two irreplaceable memoirs about growing up in small town Indiana. Kimmel’s quirk
Jan 2006
Apr 30, 2007
The Help
The best books are those that make every character both good and evil, wise and naive, beautiful and ugly. This book did that. Storytelling at its fin ...more
Dec 13, 2009
Mar 23, 2009
Rocket Boys (Coalwood #1)
Hickam's lullaby-like language about the struggles of living in a coal mining town during the age of the Space Race is unparalleled. His descriptions ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 07, 2007
The World of Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1-2)
One of my top 5 favorite books of all time. I think it's about time for another reading. Like going to the doctor, one should visit Winnie every one t ...more
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Jul 28, 2007
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