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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
4.49
The crown jewel of the Harry Potter series, "Half-Blood Prince" is one of the finest novels I've read in my lifetime. Having allowed us to watch Harry ...more
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Oct 30, 2007
 
The Alexandria Quartet  (The Alexandria Quartet #1-4)
4.17
In terms of literary achievment, I have never ever ever read any book (or, technically, four books) that surpass The Alexandria Quartet. These are my ...more
Jan 2001
Oct 31, 2007
 
Saturday
3.59
I would not qualify "Saturday" as McEwan's best work. I think the argument begins and ends with "Atonement" in terms of sheer literary achievement.

Bu
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Aug 2006
Nov 14, 2007
 
Too Loud a Solitude
4.20
Here's how the first page reads:
"For thirty-five years now I've been in wastepaper, and it's my love story. For thirty-five years I've been compacting
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Nov 14, 2007
 
Hey Nostradamus!
3.71
I have long been an avid Coupland fan and I first read "Hey, Nostradamus" when it was first released several years ago. It moved me to tears, which do ...more
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Oct 31, 2007
 
Jane Austen's Guide to Dating
3.46
Jessica is one of the best present-givers ever (and I know she takes pride in that). Last Christmas, along with my silver Ravenclaw bookmark clip, she ...more
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Nov 14, 2007
 
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
3.75
Awesomely awesome and fantatically fantastical. It is unethical to not read this book. It makes me wish I were a better writer and a better magician.
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Nov 14, 2007
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.92
maybe i just wasn't in the right frame of mind. while it's quite lovingly written and certainly engrossing, and while it does manage some nice insight ...more
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Dec 13, 2007
 
The Fabulist
3.13
I've struggled to settle into a way to feel about this book. The damning paradox here is that everything that is so fantastically absorbing and captiv ...more
Dec 18, 2007
Nov 23, 2007
 
Speaking With the Angel
3.52
Without question, this is my favorite collection of contemporary short stories. The cast of writers is drool-worthy:
Roddy Doyle, who makes gold from p
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Nov 14, 2007
 
Dreaming the Dark: Magic, Sex, and Politics
4.06
I've always been skeptical of the whole Wiccah movement. Considering I majored in religion in college, devoting much of my study to contemporary relig ...more
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Nov 23, 2007
 
I Am America (And So Can You!)
3.91
not as bitingly and achingly funny as its counterpart, the "text book" America: The Book, written by jon stewart and the "daily show" writers, I Am Am ...more
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Jan 10, 2008
 
The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1)
4.10
I make it a point to read this every couple of years. It falls soundly under the heading of books that defined my life and outlook. Aside from being a ...more
Aug 2007
Oct 30, 2007
 
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
4.09
No book has ever taught me more about literature than this one. If you can read it and still want to be a writer, then I think that's a solid litmus t ...more
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Oct 30, 2007
 
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
3.85
Part journalism, part urban fiction, part history, part fantasy, all completely wonderful. This is the kind of thing that makes me want to stop writin ...more
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Feb 06, 2008
 
This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women
3.83
lately has become my bible. i take it out when i have a moment to stop being an active participant in the world and can briefly reflect on it. loaded ...more
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Jan 10, 2008
 
The Gospel According to Bruce Springsteen: Rock and Redemption, from Asbury Park to Magic
3.60
every sentence reminds me why i love music, and makes me wonder why i'm lucky enough to live in a world and a time with bruce springsteen in it.
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Jul 22, 2008
 
About a Boy
3.79
fucking hell i love this book
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Nov 14, 2007
 
Shakespeare: The Biography
3.91
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Nov 14, 2007
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