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Midnight Sun (Twilight, #1.5)
Can't get enough of Edward's hissy, snarly, growly velvet honey voice? Bella's "selflessness"? The thirst, the infernal burning thirst? Multi/one-dime ...more
Sep 2008
Sep 12, 2008
This is a wonderful, wonderful book, absolutely enchanting, and a must-read for anyone who's ever been weird, lonely, and/or fascinated by the beautif ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 30, 2008
Stacey's Choice (The Baby-Sitters Club, #58)
Either this wasn't Ms. Martin's finest moment, or this little nostalgia kick is coming to a blessed close. It started out promising enough; I especial ...more
Jul 2012
Jul 06, 2012
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
Imagine that Nora Roberts and Anne Rice gave birth to a precocious twelve-year-old who ditches English class to sit under a cypress tree and read Jane ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 30, 2008
King Dork Approximately
Long live King Dork! Replete with Ayn Ran AND Hercule Poirot references, the most apt (if apt means what I think it does) analysis of the extremely fl ...more
Feb 2015
Feb 03, 2015
Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together (Scott Pilgrim, #4)
Okay, so we're back on track with this one, or closer to it, though I'm getting kinda sick of the low-grade misogyny (every female character seems to ...more
Jul 2014
Jul 17, 2014
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
What to say about Book 2 that I didn't say about Book the First?

The writing improves.

The plot thickens.

Bella's self-esteem nosedives (except for when
Sep 2008
Sep 08, 2008
Mary Anne's Makeover (The Baby-Sitters Club, #60)
OMG, the babysitters are such total b-words to Mary Anne in this book, and she ends up apologizing to them! All because she had the nerve to get a new ...more
Jun 2012
Jun 26, 2012
Weetzie Bat (Weetzie Bat, #1)
This book would probably have infuriated me if I hadn't decided early on--it's 88 pages, so I guess "early on" means "right away"--to read it as a nar ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 22, 2009
Psyche in a Dress
**spoiler alert** Block plays to her strengths here: this is essentially written as a poem-poem interspersed with prose poems/vignettes. Gorgeously wr ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 28, 2009
Blood Roses
Even read as prose poems, this collection of short stories is pretty insubstantial. Several felt like recycled drafts of her other work: beautiful but ...more
Jul 2009
Jul 08, 2009
The Illustrated Mum
This book had me on the verge of tears throughout, but it wasn't devoid of laughs, either. Our heroine is awesome and I wanted to adopt her, if only f ...more
Mar 2009
Dec 30, 2008
The Princess Routine
As no description is provided by goodreads, I will take the liberty of transcribing the one on the back of the book:

"Perfectly petite, blond, blue-eye
Nov 2008
Nov 07, 2008
I Was a Teenage Fairy
I'm on a Francesca Lia Block kick and rapidly coming to the conclusion that anything she writes is worth reading for the writing alone.

This is a good
Jun 2009
Jun 26, 2009
Boy-Crazy Stacey (The Baby-Sitters Club, #8)
Stacey + boys = LUV

Good thing I didn't write that on the beach, or I'd have to flee for fear that the waves would wash it away.

This was a fun nostalg
Apr 2012
Apr 02, 2012
Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely, #2)
I liked this better than Wicked Lovely. By quite a bit, actually. These characters had a lot more depth and dimension than those in this book’s predec ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 02, 2012
Stacey's Lie (The Baby-Sitters Club, #76)
Here she goes, here she goes, here she goes again: tell me, what is her weakness? Men! Boy-crazy Stacey is in LUV once more, and this time she’s heade ...more
Jun 2012
Jun 07, 2012
Violet & Claire
This is probably my favorite book by Francesca Lia Block that I've read so far. While her writing is always gorgeous, sometimes (certainly not always) ...more
Jun 2009
Jul 03, 2009
Witch Baby (Weetzie Bat, #2)
"'My pain is ugly, Angel Juan. I feel like I have so much ugly pain,' says Witch Baby in a dream.
'Everyone does,' Angel Juan says. 'My mother says th
Jun 2009
Jun 23, 2009
Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality
GUTGed on page 52!

Well, it started out promising enough, with LOL moments aplenty, and characters you can root for. Sadly, they seemed to deteriorate
May 2013
May 16, 2013
Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness (Scott Pilgrim, #3)
Compared to the other two, this one kind of fizzled for me. Either I was in a phase from which I've now emerged, or the story/characters in this go-ro ...more
Jul 2014
Jul 15, 2014
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)
**spoiler alert** I never had a fairy phase. I even tried to at one point, because I thought it would be cool, but, although I of course have a health ...more
Dec 2011
Oct 07, 2011
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
Any time you derive so much enjoyment from an author's output, you owe that author your gratitude. So, thank you, S.M.

That said--the (possible--it lea
Oct 2008
Oct 29, 2008
Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #3)
GUTGed at page 206 because it felt like homework and at this point I was only a third of the way through this long, long book. This was one of the rar ...more
Jun 2014
Apr 02, 2014
Stacey's Big Crush (The Baby-Sitters Club, #65)
This one is bittersweet, it is. On the one hand it's one of the more hysterically funny (and this is deliberate, as best I can tell!) installments of ...more
Jun 2012
Jun 29, 2012
What a delightful confection! While aspects of the plot (especially toward the end) strain credulity (the days of attic wives, after all, are thankful ...more
Feb 2013
Feb 26, 2013
The Truth About Stacey (The Baby-Sitters Club, #3)
As may be evident by now, I am on a big BSC nostalgia kick. In the third installment of the series, Stacey deals with the Big D (hence the longing gla ...more
Jun 2012
Jun 16, 2012
Stacey's Ex-Best Friend (The Baby-Sitters Club, #51)
**spoiler alert** Well, this is one of the better ones, I think. I admire that Martin didn't slap a tidy resolution on this in which everyone makes up ...more
Jun 2012
Jun 18, 2012
Texas Gothic (Goodnight Family #1)
GUTGed at the most likely hastily dismissive page of 40 because, what can I say? Not my bag, baby. While getting the central Texas references I wouldn ...more
Jan 2012
Nov 04, 2011
Claudia and the Great Search (The Baby-Sitters Club, #33)
Maybe I'm on Team Stacey, but this revisited installment of the BSC struck me as kind of boring. This is probably because we of course know how it's g ...more
Jun 2012
Jun 24, 2012
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