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Thinking, Fast and Slow
4.02
This was a really interesting book. Thinking Fast and Slow is the culmination of years of Daniel Kahneman’s research into the nature of human decision ...more
Mar 09, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
 
Speaker for the Dead (The Ender Quintet, #2)
4.00
I’ll say up front, I was very close to giving Speaker for the Dead five stars as well. It was a very good book. It just didn’t quite have the jarring ...more
Jan 07, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
 
A War of Gifts (The Ender Quintet, #1.5)
3.64
I grabbed this book at the airport looking for something to read on a two hour flight, and it was perfect!

First, let me warn you; if you haven't read
...more
Mar 31, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
 
Xenocide (The Ender Quintet, #3)
3.73
The first thing I noticed about Xenocide, book three in the series, is that it was much longer than the first two. Almost twice as long actually. As a ...more
Jan 17, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
 
Fire Baptized (Santeria Habitat, #1)
3.93
Ever since I read the description of this book I was really excited to start reading. Was I disappointed? Not really. Was I surprised? A little.

This b
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Feb 10, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
 
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
4.28
A couple weeks ago I was browsing my extensive “to read” list at the Lexington Public Library, where I work. As I was looking, my co-worker saw Ender’ ...more
Dec 30, 2011
Jan 22, 2012
 
The Monstrous Regiment
3.60
The Monstrous Regiment is a story of the far future. Long ago, the planet Artemis was colonized by a small group of feminists and male supporters who ...more
Feb 08, 2012
Feb 08, 2012
 
The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles, #2)
4.21
Well, Sadie and Carter continue the adventure in this second book, and if you liked the first one, you'll like this one.

At the beginning, you'll notic
...more
Aug 02, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
 
The Night Circus
4.00
So...

I did really like this book. I didn't really expect to. I had to read it because I work at the library in Lexington, KY, and 1 book 1 bluegrass c
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Mar 31, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
 
Songlines
4.10
This is a chapbook of poetry. It is a short and fast read with 21 poems over 27 pages.

To be honest, I wasn't sure I was going to like it as I read th
...more
Feb 17, 2013
Feb 08, 2013
 
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)
4.04
**spoiler alert** This was a really fun book! It's set up as a tape recording. Two kids are recording their adventures on a tape and supposedly sent i ...more
Jul 29, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
 
Unwind (Unwind, #1)
4.20
This is a great premise for a book, and I can't wait to read the sequel! Plenty of emotional complexity and character development here. I especially f ...more
Dec 28, 2013
Sep 29, 2012
 
The Little White Horse
4.10
This book was nothing like I expected. I saw the movie, the Secret of Moonacre, first, and since it was a relatively recent movie, I hadn't realized t ...more
Dec 2012
Nov 16, 2012
 
Storm of Arranon (Storm of Arranon, #1)
4.03
At first glance, I really loved the look of this book. The cover is a bit cluttered, but the typography of the title is beautiful and the description ...more
May 14, 2012
Apr 24, 2012
 
You Mean, Besides the Cancer? A Caregiver's Journey
4.60
This is truly a unique book, and despite a few personal misgivings, I’m honored to be a part of revealing it to the public.

“You Mean, Besides the Canc
...more
Apr 09, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
 
A Magic of Twilight (The Nessantico Cycle, #1)
3.43
This book has me torn.

The writing is very, very good. As far as writing syle, imagination, tying things together, S.L. Farrell has lived up to the Clo
...more
Jul 17, 2011
Jun 22, 2011
 
George's Secret Key to the Universe
3.89
This book was pretty awesome. I would have loved it as a little kid. George is the child of environmentalists who refuse to use any sort of technology ...more
Feb 06, 2013
Jan 09, 2013
 
The Book Thief
4.36
This book was really fascinating, really well written, and full of emotion. It was slower for me, but not because it ever got boring. It was just a st ...more
Nov 27, 2013
Nov 01, 2013
 
Angels, Delirium, Liberty
3.33
I’ve been waiting to write this review because when I finished the book, I was still so flabbergasted that I wasn’t quite sure what to say. Well, I ca ...more
Jul 21, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
 
King of Clubs - The Great Golf Marathon of 1938
3.80
I received an Advance Reader Copy (ARC) of this book from the author or publisher free of charge in exchange for an honest review. This review may be ...more
Mar 10, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
 
Lioness Rampant (Song of the Lioness, #4)
4.27
Okay, I've finished the series, and my comments haven't changed.

The story was great, I absolutely loved the characters, but Tamora Pierce's writing st
...more
Dec 04, 2012
Oct 27, 2012
 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.33
Kind of a slow start, but AWESOME once it got going. Can't wait to start Insurgent!
Apr 02, 2014
Aug 20, 2013
 
The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Song of the Lioness, #3)
4.19
Better than the second one, just as good as the first. It was cool to explore the Bazhir culture more, although the author doesn't seem to care much f ...more
Dec 03, 2012
Oct 27, 2012
 
Wrecked
2.94
Let me say ahead of time that I really hate giving bad reviews. As an author, I know how much time and sweat and love goes into writing a book, and th ...more
Jul 12, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
 
This Mobius Strip of Ifs
3.70
When I first read about this book, I got the impression that it would either be wonderful or terrible. Either the author would be intelligent enough t ...more
Mar 25, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
 
Fablehaven (Fablehaven, #1)
4.04
I've been really excited to start reading this series for months. I kept seeing it at the library where I work,and between the cover and the name and ...more
Oct 05, 2013
Jul 16, 2012
 
My Side of the Mountain/On the Far Side of the Mountain
4.16
My sister pointed this book out to me at Half Price Books and told me she had to read it for school back in the day and it was really good.

She was ri
...more
May 03, 2013
Jan 09, 2013
 
The Cure
3.75
The Cure isn’t a new story, but it’s an uncomfortably plausible one in today’s world, and the action-packed writing will keep you glued to the pages u ...more
Aug 2012
Jun 30, 2012
 
I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1)
3.93
This book was a really fast and fun read, but not exactly intellectually stimulating. The writing is almost laughably formal or forced sometimes, espe ...more
Dec 18, 2012
Jun 22, 2011
 
Dust Girl (The American Fairy, #1)
3.45
Well, it’s nine o’clock PM, and I had a whole list of things to do today. But I woke up a bit earlier than I planned, so I thought, “hey, let’s read a ...more
Jun 30, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
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