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A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality
1. I'm not gay.
2. I'm not lying to you, or to myself. I'm actually not gay.
3. I have never had such a visceral, negative reaction to a book. I wanted...more
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Feb 27, 2013
The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness
You always get the best insights from the people who have actually experienced the disorders. R D Laing has been on both sides of the therapist's couc...more
Mar 17, 2013
Mar 04, 2013
The Far Side of the Sky
3.5 stars, really. The beginning was really good, but it unravelled a bit from there. Not much, it's still worth the read, but I can't say I loved it....more
Jan 26, 2014
Jan 19, 2014
The Flame Alphabet
Can I talk now? Is that a thing people still do?

I really shoulda listened when the book jacket said "a work of heartbreak and horror." Yep. Yessir. al...more
Jan 07, 2013
Dec 30, 2012
How Not to Write a Novel: 200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them--A Misstep-by-Misstep Guide
Let me just say that I have never laughed out loud this much because of a book. It is freaking hilarious and you should put a copy on hold at your lib...more
Dec 09, 2012
Nov 30, 2012
The Goblin Wood (Goblin Wood, #1)
I bought this book in middle school, and I vaguely remember being enchanted with the heroine, Makenna. Years later, I found it amongst stacks of books...more
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Mar 13, 2012
The Night Circus
This book accomplished everything it tried to do. That said, you have to be in a mood for something mysteriously charming and not really plot-heavy. F...more
Jan 04, 2014
Mar 11, 2012
Charm & Strange
Never heard of this before I saw it in the library, picked it up, and finished it in the same day. So it was good, it held my attention.
I was a littl...more
Jan 07, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
The Killing Circle
The curriculum of my course in English Literature last year included this on its (lengthy) reading list, and I opened it completely blind to what it w...more
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Mar 15, 2012
Hawksong (The Kiesha'ra, #1)
I liked it more than I thought I would. It was a very quick read, but there are sequels, so I hope the characters will develop more. It felt a bit lik...more
Nov 12, 2012
Nov 12, 2012
Pride and Prejudice
I don't usually do classic novels. I burned out my desire to read the literary greats after deciding that I wanted to be well-read in my early teenage...more
Jun 03, 2012
Jun 05, 2012
Fablehaven (Fablehaven, #1)
I liked the concept, but what really struck me was the interaction between Kendra and Seth. It felt very real, the teasing, goading, and ineffectual a...more
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Oct 26, 2012
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Frankie was great. She had a lot more spunk than most YA girls, and, in a refreshing change from most YA, the plot was driven by things she did rather...more
Apr 06, 2013
Mar 26, 2013
Lenny Bruce is Dead
I adore Jonathan Goldstein's CBC show WireTap, which is the entire reason I bought this book. Still, pretty excited to read this.
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Jan 24, 2014
Tree of Codes
I have heard it said that the best way to foster creativity is to construct boundaries, and go wild within them. Jonathan Safran Foer was given a fini...more
Feb 07, 2013
Feb 07, 2013
The Unbound (The Archived, #2)
One word. GUYLINER.
Feb 09, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven, #2)
Warren, you slay me.
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Nov 02, 2012
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
This book was actually super amazing and I completely forgot I read it. June is basically me at 13, only way more articulate about it. I totally also...more
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Nov 13, 2012
Stuart: A Life Backwards
I was floored.
Dec 22, 2013
Dec 27, 2013
De Niro's Game
Rawi Hage did a brilliant job of making me root for a character that really wasn't that nice. Bassam and George were pretty selfish most of the time,...more
Jan 05, 2013
Jan 03, 2013
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Okay I've freaking loved this so far, but I'm just getting to the depressing bit now, and despite my love and anticipation for Sammy and Tracy huggles...more
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Jan 04, 2013
Far From the Madding Crowd
Video review to come!
Apr 29, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
The Art of Fielding
Highly recommend. I don't know a thing about baseball, or how it's scored, so I kind of glossed over those parts, but it was about so, so much more th...more
Jan 18, 2013
Jan 03, 2013
Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)
This book was so cute! I had high expectations, since the movie version is so dear to my heart, and I wasn't disappointed. Also, still worth a read if...more
Mar 17, 2014
May 08, 2012
Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)
The kind of book one lengthens one's subway commute for, then reads while walking home despite the slight frostbite in her fingers. The kind of book I...more
Mar 23, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
For Darkness Shows the Stars (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #1)
Can't say I've read Persuasion, which this story is based on, so I won't comment on the quality of the adaptation. But it was a cute story, and well t...more
Jan 12, 2014
Dec 24, 2012
The Rebel Prince (Moorehawke Trilogy, #3)
The ending to this series was... rather abrupt, and not all that satisfying. The second book was by far my favourite.
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Oct 28, 2013
The Case Of Joshua Kirk
Really short book I'm reading for course work, a case study in the life of Joshua Kirk, a twenty-something PhD student and schizophrenic. It reads lik...more
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Mar 14, 2013
Fantastic writing, thought-provoking content, and a healthy dose of action too. Video review on my booktube channel:
Jan 18, 2014
Dec 07, 2013
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
This book is 1000+ pages long. Not a single one was wasted. However, I was slightly annoyed by the copious use of the phrase "his/her heart was in his...more
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Mar 17, 2012
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