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The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2)
3.85
liked it
David Martín is a writer of penny dreadfuls who is offered a huge sum of money to write a book for a French publisher. He can't find any evidence that ...more
Mar 07, 2010
Jun 18, 2009
 
The Arabian Nights
4.06
it was amazing
For those 2 people who don't know, The Arabian Nights is sort of a collection of short stories told in the Arabian world, as I'm told it should be cal ...more
Apr 2008
Jan 10, 2008
 
The Poisonwood Bible
4.02
it was ok
The Poisonwood Bible is about a Southern Baptist family that decides to go be missionaries in the Congo in 1960, just before the country was supposedl ...more
Oct 2007
Sep 05, 2007
 
The Pillars of the Earth (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
4.29
really liked it
To be very simplistic, The Pillars of the Earth is about building a cathedral in the twelfth century in England. But to say that would be doing this b ...more
Apr 27, 2009
Dec 07, 2008
 
The Fairy Godmother (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #1)
3.96
really liked it
Elena Klovis is badly mistreated by her stepmother. She is forced to clean the house, cook the food, and dress her stepmother and her two stepsisters, ...more
Aug 14, 2008
May 14, 2008
 
Anna Karenina
4.02
liked it
This is primarily the story of Anna Karenina's troubled affair with Alexey Vronsky. It's also the story of Konstantin Levin's search for love and trut ...more
Jan 30, 2009
Jan 16, 2009
 
The Diary of a Young Girl
4.10
it was amazing
Any kind of synopsis feels extremely redundant, but I'll write one anyway. Anne Frank is a young Jewish girl in hiding in Amsterdam during WWII.

I don'
...more
Apr 13, 2010
Apr 09, 2010
 
Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
4.29
it was amazing
Honestly, I can't help but feel that for me to sit in judgment of a memoir of the Holocaust would be terribly presumptuous. We can't ever forget what ...more
Apr 07, 2010
Sep 10, 2008
 
The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Stories, #1)
4.23
it was ok
The Last Kingdom is the story of Uhtred Uhtredson, the 10-year-old son of an English earl who is kidnapped in a battle against the Danish invaders of ...more
Mar 2008
Jan 14, 2008
 
Fair and Tender Ladies
4.15
it was amazing
I'm an Appalachian mountain girl. I felt like I knew Ivy from the first sentence. She truly seemed to come to life on the pages. I came along a few ge ...more
Jun 28, 2009
Apr 12, 2007
 
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
4.19
really liked it
The first volume in Maya Angelou's autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is not an easy read. It picks up when she's three and her brother is ...more
Sep 26, 2010
Sep 07, 2009
 
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel
3.87
really liked it
Major Ernest Pettigrew is literally reeling around his house in shock on the morning his younger brother dies. A knock comes at his door and it is the ...more
Aug 2011
Feb 05, 2011
 
The Book of Lost Things
3.98
really liked it
“Um, and what about ‘happily ever after’?” asked David, a little uncertainly. “What does that mean?”

“Eaten quickly,” said Brother Number One.

That shou
...more
Sep 10, 2009
Jan 20, 2009
 
The Housekeeper and the Professor
3.94
really liked it
The Professor is a brilliant mathematician who suffered some brain damage in an automobile accident years ago. He can remember his entire life up unti ...more
Jul 09, 2011
Aug 22, 2010
 
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
4.22
it was amazing
Percy Jackson tries to be good, but circumstances just don't allow him to be. Trouble always seems to find him. Let's not talk about what happens to h ...more
Oct 02, 2008
Oct 12, 2008
 
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Calpurnia Tate, #1)
3.97
it was amazing
"My name is Calpurnia Virginia Tate, but back then everybody called me Callie Vee. That summer, I was eleven years old and the only girl out of seven ...more
Mar 30, 2011
Jan 28, 2010
 
One for the Money (Stephanie Plum #1)
4.03
really liked it
Stephanie Plum has just gotten laid off from her job as a lingerie buyer for a company that turned out to be owned by the mob in New Jersey. Her Miata ...more
Mar 2008
Feb 14, 2008
 
Bending Toward The Sun: A Mother and Daughter Memoir
3.90
really liked it
Rita Lurie is a Holocaust survivor. Her story is remarkably similar to Anne Frank's. She hid in an attic in Poland for two years at the very end of WW ...more
Dec 03, 2010
Sep 21, 2010
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.35
really liked it
What’s left of North America has been divided up into 12 districts. Katniss lives in district 12, the poorest district. She’s learned to buck the syst ...more
Aug 09, 2009
May 11, 2009
 
A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper, #1)
4.08
really liked it
Charlie Asher is your average Beta Male. He owns a second-hand shop in San Francisco and rents out the apartments in the rest of the building to some ...more
Jul 21, 2008
Mar 13, 2008
 
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
4.11
really liked it
In 1996, Jon Krakauer attempted to climb Mt. Everest as part of a guided group for a writing assignment for Outside magazine. An experienced climber i ...more
Jan 15, 2011
Dec 10, 2008
 
In the Company of the Courtesan
3.76
liked it
Bucino is a dwarf employed by one of the most favored courtesans of Rome, Fiammetta Bianchini. When Rome is sacked by Spaniards and Lutherans in 1527, ...more
Sep 10, 2008
Jun 08, 2008
 
Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art
3.76
liked it
I have mostly been able to follow Christopher Moore into his craziness with success. He makes a joke and I laugh. It might be the weirdest thing ever ...more
Apr 16, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
 
Persuasion
4.13
it was amazing
Anne Elliot is the daughter of a peacock of a baronet. She had a chance to marry Captain Wentworth when they were both young, but her family and frien ...more
Feb 21, 2010
Jun 08, 2007
 
North and South
4.13
really liked it
Margaret Hale is the daughter of a slightly-impoverished parson. She's been living as a companion to her wealthy cousin, but when that cousin gets mar ...more
Feb 26, 2011
Feb 16, 2009
 
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
4.22
it was amazing
I thought this book was boring the first time I tried to read it, but I gave it another try a few years later and I loved it. Whenever anyone asks wha ...more
not set
Apr 03, 2007
 
World Without End (The Pillars of the Earth, #2)
4.23
liked it
Set a couple of hundred years after The Pillars of the Earth , World Without End picks up the story of the town of Kingsbridge. I don't want to say t ...more
Feb 15, 2010
Dec 07, 2008
 
The Black Jewels Trilogy: Daughter of the Blood, Heir to the Shadows, Queen of the Darkness (The Black Jewels, #1-3)
4.39
really liked it
I have an omnibus edition, so I guess I'll write a review for each book as I get to it.

I am embarrassed by how long this is, but here is the third and
...more
Aug 17, 2009
Jun 08, 2007
 
Just After Sunset
3.85
really liked it
Warning! This review will be incredibly long because I find it impossible to review a collection of short stories without reviewing each story. Feel f ...more
Dec 31, 2008
Dec 21, 2008
 
Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English
3.58
really liked it
Jack Rosenblum and his young family were some of the fortunate Jews who escaped Berlin before WWII started. When they disembarked in Great Britain, th ...more
Jun 18, 2011
Sep 01, 2010
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