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White Oleander
3.93
really liked it
If nothing else, read this book for the language. White Oleander reads like a poem. It's so beautifully crafted.
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Jan 13, 2008
 
Love Is a Dog from Hell
4.17
it was amazing
Bukowski is one of those poets you can show to people who swear up & down that poetry is all rhyming & flowers. Even if you hate Bukowski, you ...more
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Jan 14, 2008
 
Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
3.77
it was amazing
I can't begin to tell you how many wonderful books that I've gotten from "Book Lust". It's a perfect manual for deciding just what to read. It's also ...more
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Jan 14, 2008
 
The Scarlet Letter
3.37
it was amazing
Heartbreaking & moving. I first read this in 11th grade & it did nothing for me. I recently reread it & found myself in love. If you don't ...more
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Jan 13, 2008
 
Les Misérables
4.14
it was amazing
I've always been a fan of the musical. I've always meant to read Les Miserables. Over Spring Break I finally sat down & did. What a journey! I was ...more
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Jan 13, 2008
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.79
it was amazing
Read this book when you're young. It's best read when you're a teenager & the world is new. Enjoy the book the first time. It's never quite the sa ...more
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Jan 14, 2008
 
Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books
4.19
it was amazing
I can't sing too many praises about this book. It made me laugh & cry simultaneously. It's a beautifully written book.
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Jan 14, 2008
 
How Right You Are, Jeeves (Jeeves, #12)
4.17
it was amazing
Any of Wodehouse's "Jeeves and Wooster" books are books worth reading. His books are delightful escapes into a world where misadventures happen. Don't ...more
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Jan 14, 2008
 
Rent
4.14
it was amazing
The Rent Bible is the perfect book to prop open & immerse yourself into the world of Rent. The photos are amazing. There's a full libretto...& ...more
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Jan 14, 2008
 
Mrs. Dalloway
3.78
it was amazing
This is my favorite book. It took me forever to get into Woolf's style, but once I did I fell in love. Every sentence is a work of art. Every paragrap ...more
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Jan 12, 2008
 
The Code of the Woosters
4.36
it was amazing
If you want a happy book that's guaranteed a laugh, be sure to read anything by P.G. Wodehouse. He's a gem of a writer. Sometimes it's good to break a ...more
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Jan 14, 2008
 
His Monkey Wife
3.60
it was amazing
This is a perfect quirky books for romantics. My boyfriend swore up & down that he wouldn't fall for Emily, the chimp...But he did. Who wouldn't l ...more
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Jan 13, 2008
 
A Coney Island of the Mind
4.16
it was amazing
This is a perfect book for people interested in exploring the world of poetry. I know quite a few people who got hooked on the genre through this book ...more
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Jan 14, 2008
 
Fox in Socks
4.04
it was amazing
This book could be my childhood. I remember many evenings that my brother & I would choose "Fox in Socks" for our nightly bedtime read.
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Jan 14, 2008
 
Middlemarch
3.93
it was amazing
Beautiful novel with some of the most engaging characters I've ever encountered. This is George Eliot at her finest!
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Jan 13, 2008
 
Madame Bovary
3.64
it was amazing
A flawless work of art. I couldn't put it down!
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Jan 13, 2008
 
Assassins
4.22
it was amazing
It's not very often that a musical is written to explore presidential assassins & would-be assassins. Sondheim's piece is thought-provoking & ...more
Jan 1998
Jan 15, 2008
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.25
it was amazing
This book always reminds me of September when school is starting. Rereading it is like milking the last days of summer. I really love this book & ...more
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Jan 12, 2008
 
Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time
3.75
it was amazing
A debatable list of the 100 greatest novels. It contains a lot of my own personal favorites, while also including books that I should read. This is a ...more
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Jan 13, 2008
 
To the Lighthouse
3.76
it was amazing
This is a beautifully written novel. For first-time Woolf readers, the style may seem a little daunting. Don't give up! Savor in every word. Some of t ...more
Dec 2004
Jan 15, 2008
 
Jude the Obscure
3.80
it was amazing
Don't read Thomas Hardy when you're depressed. "Jude the Obscure" is a wonderful book, but one of the darkest you'll ever read. Reading Thomas Hardy w ...more
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Jan 13, 2008
 
Kinky
4.22
it was amazing
I have always found a loathing in my heart for Barbie & all she stands for. Maybe that's why this book is so dear to my heart. The poetry is wonde ...more
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Jan 15, 2008
 
The Thirteenth Tale
3.95
it was amazing
This is a gripping book that will keep you breathless until the end. There's a lot of plot twists & turns. It's especially a good read for fans of ...more
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Jan 14, 2008
 
Ariel
4.23
it was amazing
"Ariel" is one of my favorite collections of poetry. Plath really speaks to me. I can feel not only the pain in her poetry, but also the beauty.
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Jan 14, 2008
 
Rebecca
4.20
it was amazing
I love Rebecca. It will give you goosebumps at some parts. This is truly a perfect creepy novel. I dare you not to be scared of Mrs. Danvers!
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Jan 13, 2008
 
1984
4.14
it was amazing
Big Brother is watching. It is so important that we read this book in today's world & reflect on the warnings it offers.
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Jan 13, 2008
 
The Friendly Jane Austen: A Well-Mannered Introduction to a Lady of Sense and Sensibility
3.92
it was amazing
"Fun" book on Jane Austen. It's filled of things to agree with/disagree with & things to think about. I love it.
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Jan 12, 2008
 
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1)
4.24
it was amazing
I love this book! I couldn't put it down. It's the perfect book for bibliophiles. I highly recommend it!
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Jan 14, 2008
 
Owl Babies
4.19
it was amazing
This is the perfect book to keep in your babysitter's arsenal! Children adore this book. I always get asked to read it several times. The children enj ...more
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Jan 14, 2008
 
Women Who Love Books Too Much Bibliophiles, Bluestockings & Prolific Pens
3.57
it was amazing
This book is truly a wonder. It packs a lot of interesting facts and tidbits about nearly every writer you can think of off the top of your head! Don' ...more
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Jan 14, 2008
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