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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.40
So, unlike some reviewers of this book, I was not repulsed by the premise, nor did I think this book was overly graphic or gratuitously violent. Befor ...more
May 11, 2011
May 11, 2011
 
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
3.74
Without a doubt, one of my favorite books. Clarke's sense of humor is dry, sarcastic, and often very subtle, which I really enjoy. She interjects magi ...more
Apr 05, 2011
Mar 14, 2011
 
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
4.09
The book was fantastic, and definitely one I would like to read again. It very literally takes you on a journey, beginning several promising tales and ...more
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Aug 05, 2011
 
This is Where I Leave You
3.88
Wow, this book is depressing in places. So depressing I almost put it down. But it was an inspiring read, and I really liked the dark humor of the dis ...more
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Apr 28, 2011
 
Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, #1)
3.91
I was recommended this book by a friend after I told how much I enjoyed Sherlock Holmes. Not a bad book, but I was disappointed. I think I would have ...more
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Mar 14, 2011
 
Observatory Mansions
3.92
A very different book. Full of unbelievable characters, some might say the barnacles of society, a plot that doesn't make itself very evident early on ...more
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Mar 14, 2011
 
The Count of Monte Cristo
4.15
I ended up liking this book a lot more than I thought I would. The climax is wonderful and satisfying, seeing all the a**holes getting their comeuppan ...more
Apr 2011
Mar 14, 2011
 
The Secret History
4.05
Even though I'm still not quite sure what to make of this book, thanks to reviewer Joe Hill for his mention Nietzsche’s Apollonian vs. Dionysian theor ...more
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Apr 28, 2011
 
The Archivist
3.38
I had really high hopes for this book. A man whose wife mysteriously died works in an archive with delicate, sometimes ancient, texts, and a willful, ...more
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Mar 14, 2011
 
Still Life with Woodpecker
4.02
So, this book, a novel precariously balancing on the edge of being a philosophy text, is difficult to describe. It's not an easy read; Robbins makes y ...more
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
 
The Night Circus
4.00
A quick read, full of engaging characters and entrancing images, that I didn't want to put down once I picked it up. The climax left me somewhat disap ...more
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Aug 30, 2012
 
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
3.69
A book full of very good ideas, in which not a lot happens but the reflective and interesting voices of the main characters keep you reading. Sometime ...more
Feb 14, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
 
Little, Big
3.91
As close to literary magic as you can get, in my opinion. This is a Tale driven by character and emotion more than plot and substance more than events ...more
Sep 07, 2011
May 02, 2011
 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3.82
An interesting book, and not one I would have picked up had I not run out of books and had to borrow some from my tour partner. But I found it engagin ...more
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Apr 28, 2011
 
Little Bee
3.66
Stunning, stunning book. Two superbly and distinctly written voices, contrasting each other in their suffering and their desire to help each other. I ...more
May 02, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
 
Jitterbug Perfume
4.22
Tom Robbins is the most original and absurd author I have ever read. He can simultaneously encourage philosophical reflection on heavy subjects like e ...more
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Mar 14, 2011
 
The Complete Sherlock Holmes
4.49
Love it. Highly recommend The Yellow Face and A Scandal in Bohemia. The short stories are generally awesome. As far as the novels, the Sign of the Fou ...more
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Mar 14, 2011
 
The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
4.36
Loved this one. There are a couple of stories I could do without (sorry, not a fan of Mary Russell) but I loved most of them. A great collection.
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Jul 05, 2011
 
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire #1)
4.05
Good book. Well-written, interesting, and very different. Enjoyed it much more than I expected to. I'm picky about my fantasy novels.
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Apr 05, 2011
 
Eye Contact
3.59
This book was an enticing read, written lyrically and sentimentally. The problems: the twists and turns become exhausting after a while, it hits more ...more
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Jun 17, 2011
 
Now We Are Six (Winnie-the-Pooh, #4)
4.38
More of my childhood!
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May 25, 2011
 
House of Leaves
4.15
Whoa. What a weird frickin' book. But undeniably one of the most captivating I have read. The crudeness of the most outward author as he descends into ...more
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Apr 28, 2011
 
When We Were Very Young (Winnie-the-Pooh, #3)
4.32
Oh! My childhood!
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May 25, 2011
 
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
4.18
. . . what?

I'm sorry, I understand what the book is aiming for, but it's way too long and most of the fragmented stories are distasteful or vaguely ob
...more
Aug 05, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
 
The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures
4.30
I agree with most of the other reviewers of this collection; some hits, some misses, some disappointments, but a worthy read for those who enjoyed the ...more
Dec 29, 2011
Nov 02, 2011
 
John Dies at the End (John Dies at the End, #1)
3.93
A fun, quick read. Got a little too insane toward the end for me, but the way everything actually comes together in a story which I was supremely cert ...more
Nov 2012
Oct 09, 2011
 
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
3.97
I cried. It's about 9/11, but it's not what you're thinking. If you're looking for something different, pick this up.
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Mar 14, 2011
 
The Travels
3.58
None
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Mar 14, 2011
 
Life of Pi
3.86
None
Jun 26, 2011
May 02, 2011
 
The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes (The Sandman, #1)
4.34
None
not set
Mar 14, 2011
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