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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
3.74
I wanted so much to love this big fat book, to add it to my pile of favorites. But after getting bogged down in endless meandering footnotes and other...more
Sep 07, 2006
Oct 17, 2007
 
Beautiful Children
2.90
I don't know what, exactly, I expected when I started this book, but it certainly wasn't a slow-moving, leaden story.

None of the characters in this bo...more
Mar 09, 2008
Feb 22, 2008
 
The Senator's Wife
3.21
I've had the same experience with both of the Sue Miller books I've read... this one and While I Was Gone. It starts out great, and I really do like M...more
Feb 22, 2008
Jan 03, 2008
 
Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
3.73
Ugh. I feel I deserve some sort of medal for finishing this book.

I had my doubts about the Twilight series ever since I first heard of them a few yea...more
Sep 10, 2008
Sep 04, 2008
 
Many Bloody Returns
3.68
An interesting concept... birthday stories about vampires and the vampire-adjacent -- but it only gets a "meh" from me.

Some of the short stories are...more
Apr 29, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
 
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
3.81
It's hard to believe it's possible, but this book is WORSE than the abominable Twilight books.

I never thought I'd have anything positive to say about...more
not set
Aug 10, 2010
 
Pegasus (Pegasus, #1)
3.56
In trying to avoid spoilers, I read nothing about this book before reading the book itself. I was satisfied that there was actually a new McKinley sto...more
Nov 26, 2010
Nov 26, 2010
 
Soon I Will Be Invincible
3.68
The cover of this book is so fun, I was a bit nervous that the insides wouldn't match up to my high expectations. I needn't have worried.

This book is...more
Mar 29, 2008
Oct 15, 2007
 
The Monsters Of Templeton
3.56
You can tell that you really love a book when you're sorry to reach the final chapter, when you crawl through the last few pages, reading slower and s...more
Mar 19, 2008
Feb 14, 2008
 
The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business, The Manticore, and World of Wonders
4.37
I do love a big fat book, and putting a trilogy together in one volume makes for some big fat reading. The Deptford Trilogy is especially thick becaus...more
May 26, 2008
Mar 29, 2008
 
Riding Lessons (Riding Lessons, #1)
3.38
Any girl who's ever had a love affair with a horse will enjoy this book, especially if you rode hunt seat or know what an egg-butt snaffle is.

I expect...more
Jan 2008
Jan 01, 2008
 
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
3.45
It's raw, it's real, and it's utterly fascinating. I've never read a book about magic and theoretically imaginary lands that's quite like this one.

It...more
Aug 29, 2009
Aug 12, 2009
 
We Disappear
3.61
As in "Mysterious Skin," Heim's subject matter in this book is pretty depressing, but his writing is absolutely gorgeous and keeps me coming back for...more
Mar 22, 2010
Mar 15, 2010
 
The Abstinence Teacher
3.23
I enjoyed Perrotta's Little Children, but am much less impressed with The Abstinence Teacher.

I spent the entire book wondering where it was going. At...more
Oct 2007
Oct 03, 2007
 
No One Belongs Here More Than You
3.80
I wanted to love it. Really, I did. But it just left me feeling flat and fizzless in the end.

Here and there are gems, yes, but overall I felt like Ju...more
Sep 2007
Oct 03, 2007
 
Songs Without Words
2.96
Just finished reading this book, and I have very mixed feelings. For the first 1/3, I didn't like it at all. But I kept going and the last 2/3rds star...more
Oct 2007
Oct 03, 2007
 
The Sleeping Beauty
3.35
I'm a sucker for stories about ballet, but this one was tough to finish. The plot isn't very engaging, none of the characters are likeable, especially...more
Apr 04, 2010
Mar 22, 2010
 
Water for Elephants
4.05
I started reading this book in an airport and had it finished by the time the plane touched down. It's an utterly engrossing story about age, about id...more
Sep 2007
Oct 03, 2007
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.92
This book began to haunt me before I even finished reading it. It's a beautiful story, well-told, and safe to say you've never read anything quite lik...more
Apr 2005
Oct 03, 2007
 
The Oath
4.02
It's been a long time since I read this, but the main thing I remember is that apparently if you have sex and you're not married, it's death by dragon...more
not set
Oct 17, 2007
 
Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, #1)
3.85
This is one case where the TV show is MUCH better than the book that spawned it.
Dec 2007
Nov 29, 2007
 
The Gates (Samuel Johnson, #1)
3.75
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Jan 23, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
 
The Last Chance Texaco
3.76
None
May 03, 2010
Oct 03, 2007
 
Hairstyles of the Damned
3.70
None
not set
Oct 03, 2007
 
The Boy Detective Fails
3.91
None
not set
Oct 03, 2007
 
How the Hula Girl Sings
3.61
None
Aug 06, 2010
Oct 03, 2007
 
Tender as Hellfire
3.71
None
not set
Oct 03, 2007
 
Blue Shoe
3.24
None
not set
Oct 03, 2007
 
Crooked Little Heart
3.59
None
not set
Oct 03, 2007
 
Interview With The Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1)
3.95
None
not set
Oct 03, 2007
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