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Faithful Ruslan
4.18
oh, my god.
what a fantastic book.

don't get me wrong, it is insanely sad, but for most of the book, it is sad in the way it is sad when you are still...more
Sep 23, 2011
Sep 21, 2011
 
The Quick
3.36
so, somehow i am supposed to review this.

and it's unfair, because it isn't being published until june, and as soon as it is, and more people begin to...more
Feb 06, 2014
Feb 04, 2014
 
Blood and Chocolate
3.77
**this is not a float - i have been ordered to edit this review to include something "necessary"

i was watching the runaways last week, and in the bonu...more
Oct 12, 2010
Oct 08, 2010
 
Reached (Matched, #3)
3.59


as i was posing for this, i was thinking to myself, "how fitting! this truly is like being trapped in a bubble, because even though i was only 'eh' ab...more
not set
Jun 11, 2012
 
The Late Lord Byron
3.94
people lie people lie people lie

almost everything i thought i knew about byron is now revealed to have been apocryphal. all the lurid menage a trois,a...more
Jul 22, 2011
Jul 05, 2011
 
The Great Gatsby
3.84

i love this book. yes, it is a story about vapid and shallow people who live selfish and hedonistic lives and treat other people like playthings, but...more
not set
Aug 01, 2012
 
The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking #2)
4.23
okay, so i loved the knife of never letting go but this one was somehow even better.

oh, jeez, i am afraid i am just going to write a gushing fangirl r...more
Dec 02, 2011
Dec 01, 2011
 
Shark Girl
3.85
IT WILL NEVER STOP BEING SHARK WEEK!

roger daltrey may not get fooled again, but for me, it happens time after time.

dear books, please tell me when you...more
Dec 09, 2011
Dec 09, 2011
 
The Tilted World: A Novel
3.83
this was just beautiful. i knew i was going to love it, having read two books by franklin and one by fennelly (and for me to give four stars to a poet...more
Aug 06, 2013
Aug 01, 2013
 
In the Mean Time
4.37
holy freaking crap!!

i am giving this five stars, even though there were one or two stories there that i didn't think were the best, because the ones t...more
Jan 31, 2011
Jan 31, 2011
 
The Eleventh Plague
3.44
*EDIT shit - i forgot to say one little thing*

i initially gave this book three stars, but when i sat down to write my little book report, i found that...more
Nov 15, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
 
Shadows (Ashes Trilogy, #2)
3.74

sigh.

yup - three stars. and i am angry at having to give this book three stars, because i was so looking forward to it! life is unfair.

okay - here are...more
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 09, 2012
 
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
4.18
this is a perfect book for young teenagers. if you were trying to devise a formula for writing a perfect book for this age group, you could not have d...more
Nov 17, 2010
Nov 16, 2010
 
The Known World
3.80
there is that old adage that a good book will tell you how to read it. and i have no idea to whom that should be attributed, only that my undergrad pr...more
not set
Apr 01, 2010
 
Shadowlands (Shadowlands, #1)
3.71

so. apparently, when you are being stalked by a relentless serial killer, and have to become part of the witness protection program, this is the proce...more
Jan 12, 2013
Jan 13, 2013
 
Story of O
3.40

i am not going to write a serious review of this book. if you want to talk about why bondage erotica is bad for women or how negation porn makes its r...more
May 09, 2012
May 08, 2012
 
Lion vs. Rabbit
3.91
it is entirely coincidental that i am reviewing this book during this whole "goodreads inelegantly cracking down on bullies" situation.

i had no idea...more
Oct 02, 2013
Oct 02, 2013
 
Witness
3.69
this is the way this conversation should have gone down.

"so, i want to write a kid's book about the KKK coming to town and the town's reaction to it f...more
not set
Nov 09, 2010
 
Steve Jobs
4.11
so, we are having the event for this book at our store tonight. the number of people calling up to ask if steve jobs will also be present to sign is s...more
not set
Nov 10, 2011
 
Red Leaves
3.57

some books should remain out of print,left to molder and rot without curious readers tracking them down and disturbing the wisdom of nature. even ones...more
Oct 03, 2011
Oct 01, 2011
 
NW
3.36
ZADIE SMITH IS IN MY STORE RIGHT NOW!!!


i think zadie smith is good at writing.

for one thing, she has a real flair for location. i don't recall having...more
Aug 23, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
 
Nothing Gold Can Stay
4.00

man, ron rash is good.

of all the people who write that appalachia-desperation stuff i eat up with a spoon, his writing is just head and shoulders abov...more
Dec 17, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
 
Cartwheel
3.29
it's so rare that i review a book that is actually out, what with all my netgalleying and ARC-hoarding. but this one has been out for ages and i am on...more
Jan 23, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.01
this book is about zombies the same way the bible is about god. they are mostly background actors who are the reason other characters do what they do...more
not set
Oct 27, 2009
 
The Weight of Blood
3.72
3.5 stars, actually...

without even consciously trying to, i have read seven books so far this year, and all of them have been by women. take that, pat...more
Jan 10, 2014
Jan 09, 2014
 
I Am Maru
4.15

okay, so i am just learning about this maru-cat. i have seen plenty of his escapades on the internet in the past, but i had no idea it was the same da...more
Jan 03, 2012
Jan 03, 2012
 
A Land More Kind Than Home
3.84

You show me a woman who calls herself a Christian up in these parts, and I'll show you a woman who knows how to heal. It ain't un-Christian to make do...more
Feb 22, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.23
it is official: now everyone on the planet has read this book. i was the last holdout, and being the last person (excluding those who are just being b...more
May 31, 2009
May 27, 2009
 
Underworld
3.90
seriously, why does everyone suck this book's dick so much?

this book was recommended to me by an ex (who also recommended zuleika dobson and the joke...more
not set
Nov 21, 2009
 
A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain
3.35
See, you know us. Or think you do.

i loved this book.

it reminded me very much of Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone which is a sort of short...more
Jan 31, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
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