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The Shanghai Murders
3.42
The story was fine, but the editing was a mess! Sometimes names were spelled right and wrong in the same paragraph! I enjoy the story, but the ending...more
Aug 05, 2011
Aug 07, 2011
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.77
I'm not sure how I feel about this book. There were two lines in the entire novel that really touched me ~ they were heart-felt and philosophical. The...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers
3.89
What a great book! Anyone who hold environmentalist beliefs should read this book. It really opens your eyes to environmental harms around the world t...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
Memory (Scavenger Trilogy, #3)
3.88
Nice ending with an unexpected way of satisfying the prophecy. Plot holes you could drive a truck through though. For example, the arrival of Muno Sil...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
Pattern (Scavenger Trilogy, #2)
3.78
Not very magical for a sci fi book. A lot of description of daily routines of the characters. Some parts of the book are repeated word-for-word in lat...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
3.76
Interesting perspectives, but a little slow moving - I suppose that is a common problem with memoirs. Enjoyed learning about the homeless in a city so...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
Taft
3.37
An easy read with an ending that is just a little "all of a sudden." Creative and original story that goes by fast. Ending leaves you wanting to know...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years, #1)
3.46
Okay book, slow going at times. Difficult to read a book when you already know how it is going to end (unless you haven't seen the Wizard of Oz!). Kin...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
The Crow Road
4.04
I am sure there was a plot in there somewhere, I just couldn't find it! Very slow development and nothing really happens until the last 10 chapters. P...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
Killing The Shadows
3.76
Nothing like a murder novel based on murder novelists. Plenty of mystery and the usual McDermid gore displayed in a non-threatening matter but vivid e...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
The Grave Tattoo
3.62
I like McDermid, but this book was unusual for him. A little slower to read and the twist wasn't as neat. A little less suspense than a normal McDermi...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
Another Roadside Attraction
3.94
A little different than other Tom Robbins books, slightly more eclectic and disorganized. Interesting way to tell the story. Will always think about t...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
3.98
Not the best Tom Robbins book, but still an excellent story. I always long Robbins' way of addressing offensive and touchy societal subjects in a humo...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
All the Fishes Come Home to Roost: An American Misfit in India
3.70
Wonderful book, especially for those in love with India. Great philosophical reflections on childhood that can be applied to non-misfits as well as th...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
Holidays on Ice: Stories
3.96
Not as funny as I was hoping, especially given all the hype surrounding this author. Was actually kindof sad and depressing. A demonstration of the fa...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
Shadow
3.79
Pretty good, but a little too complicated. Almost tried too hard to write a good story and it would have been better if it was a little more straight-...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
Spaceland: A Novel of the Fourth Dimension
3.60
Fantastic! Quite the ride through dimensional travel. Fun twist and fantastical food to make you drool. Weird science and definitely a good read for a...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
The Wire In The Blood (Tony Hill & Carol Jordan, #2)
4.19
Excellent read! Shocking death in the middle of the story that only a non-American author could get away with. Unusual killing and just the right abou...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
Snow White and the Seven Samurai
3.51
Okay story, not as good as his others. Definitely a new way to tell the traditional fairytale, but ending seemed to come too slow and left the reader...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
Falling Sideways
3.58
Very strange sci-fi in the modern world. An entirely new take on time travel, aliens, and alternate realities. A perfect read for anyone who loves Tom...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
Candide
3.74
You can never go wrong with a classic, unless it's Dickens (haha). Great story with an unfortunate but happy ending. A must read for anyone in love wi...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
Perfect Match
3.90
Always predictable Jode Picoult. I have read four of her books and I knew "who done it" or the plot ending usually by the 5th chapter. Nice stories fo...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
The Romance of Tristan and Iseult
3.70
Best tragic romance ever. Romeo and Juliet eat your hearts out. A better read in French than in English, as much is lost in translation, but a classic...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
Truth and Beauty
3.92
Ending was a little abrupt, but the story was wondering. A great story of an unlikely and unexpected friendship. Let's you look into the hearts of peo...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
The Birth of Venus
3.75
Beautiful story with a unique, realistic ending. A story of how true love might play out in real life without giving into an ultra happy ending.
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Aug 07, 2011
 
Poison Study (Study, #1)
4.19
Very easy read, almost juvenile. Nice story and not too much smutty romance. Good book for a one night read, but not for hardcore sci-fi lovers.
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Aug 07, 2011
 
Neverwhere
4.16
Sci Fi existing in today's world! What a great idea. Fun and slightly desparate. A little bit too happy of an ending. Overall a nice variation for Sci...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
Fuzzy Dice
3.76
Excellent book if you love pondering the existence of life. A lot of fun, satire, and good jokes to light up a very serious philophoical quest.
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Aug 07, 2011
 
Baby-Sitters Club Boxed Set #1 (The Baby-Sitters Club, #1-4)
3.77
I ready these when I was little and loved them so much my parents saved them. Now, my little girls reads them!
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Aug 07, 2011
 
The Age of Missing Information
3.78
Fun but a little dry. Flash to the past with some insight too. Good book for creating a heated debate.
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Aug 07, 2011
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