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Off-Topic: The Story of an Internet Revolt
4.37
My “recommended for” list is too long for its field: for all passionate and competent people who would like to create another site similar to the best ...more
Nov 06, 2013
Nov 03, 2013
 
The Book Thief
4.36
I admit that I am perplexed about why this is considered a young adult novel and not an adult novel that could be read by those 12 and up. The title c ...more
Mar 31, 2008
Jun 07, 2007
 
The Book of Lost Things
3.98
Part fairy tale and part psychological study, I found this to be an engrossing and powerful book. Recommend to everybody, particularly those who have ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 08, 2008
 
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
3.92
This is a thoroughly delightful and brilliant book. I chuckled and chortled all the way through this book; it’s hilarious. There are many interesting ...more
Mar 15, 2008
Oct 22, 2007
 
Wonderstruck
4.13
Wonderful! Fabulous! So special! Very clever!

I liked this book even better than The Invention of Hugo Cabret, and that’s saying a lot. it’s even more
...more
Oct 09, 2011
Apr 25, 2011
 
People of the Book
3.97
This is a marvelous book. I really enjoyed this author’s Year of Wonders and I think I liked this book at least as much. This is skillful and enthrall ...more
Aug 09, 2009
Jan 11, 2008
 
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops
3.94
This was so worth importing from England, and it was worth the money to me too, even though I’m buying basically no books these days. Even though it t ...more
May 09, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
 
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession
3.35
I’d wanted to read this book since it was first published (I first learned of it, and Gilkey, from one of my local independent bookstores), and so I w ...more
May 11, 2013
Jun 14, 2009
 
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)
3.98
Nothing less than 5 stars for this gem.

It’s really really hard for me to write a review because I was inundated with so much to say about every page,
...more
Nov 18, 2011
May 03, 2011
 
The Neverending Story
4.15
This is a rather brilliant book and I could see it being a life changing book for some readers.

It’s about reality & fantasy, escape, power, free w
...more
Mar 06, 2010
Feb 06, 2010
 
Sorted Books
4.00
This is so brilliant! Why didn’t I think of this?! Now I do want to steal the idea. If I can find the “right” books, I can see taking photos and makin ...more
Aug 18, 2013
Aug 08, 2013
 
The Shadow of the Wind
4.21
YES! YES! YES! I read this book for my real word book club and for each book we read we vote and post whether we’d recommend our books to other book c ...more
Nov 28, 2010
Dec 22, 2007
 
Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of "To Kill a Mockingbird"
3.79
To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my very favorite all time books. My copy is so tattered it’s almost unreadable (so I did buy the 50th anniversary edit ...more
Jul 16, 2010
Jul 06, 2010
 
One of Our Thursdays Is Missing (Thursday Next, #6)
3.91
Oh, I just loved this book. From beginning to its very wonderful end.

I’m in love with Jasper Fforde. He’s got a brilliant imagination and he’s hilario
...more
Mar 29, 2011
Aug 06, 2010
 
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
3.99
This is a book I’d love to own; it’s one I’d probably reread, and I’d love to be able to review all the wonderful literary and other quotes. It’s not ...more
Oct 15, 2014
Apr 11, 2014
 
Bridge of Time
3.37
I have a too long recommended for list for the recommend to field. I can heartily recommend this book to 9 to 13 year olds (and those young at heart) ...more
Sep 09, 2012
Aug 22, 2012
 
Wild About Books
4.13
This book deserves 5 stars, but I’m giving it 4 because I hate zoos and don’t want them shown in a positive (and unrealistic) light. But otherwise the ...more
Apr 25, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
 
The Girl Who Hated Books
4.04
I laughed so hard I cried.

The overflowing books in Meena’s house were just too close to home. So funny! This is a fantastic book for those whose homes
...more
May 18, 2010
May 09, 2010
 
The Lonely Book
4.10
I have mixed feelings about this book. As I read it today, I loved it. I love old books, and books in general.

But, (view spoiler)
...more
Jun 08, 2012
May 24, 2012
 
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, a History
3.79
Every time I read about an author’s account of books & reading, I now compare them with Anne Fadiman’s book Ex Libris and they simply never live u ...more
Nov 21, 2008
Sep 11, 2007
 
The Incredible Book Eating Boy
4.26
Oh, I just loved this, and its outlandish humor will, I think, appeal to most kids. I can see reading it with kids in all sorts of settings, and indep ...more
Dec 05, 2011
Jan 17, 2008
 
First Among Sequels (Thursday Next, #5)
3.99
I was really scared to read this one because so many readers seem to dislike it, even those people who enjoyed the first four books in the series, and ...more
May 19, 2009
Mar 12, 2008
 
It's a Book
4.36
Oh dear; I feel sacrilegious.

Well, I thought I’d love this, but it was just okay. Books! Books and animals!; this book should be exactly my cup of tea
...more
Jan 27, 2011
Aug 19, 2010
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.10
This story was predictable but oh so delightful. These letters feel as though they’re written by real people, not fictional characters. Everything des ...more
Jan 25, 2009
Jul 16, 2008
 
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
4.17
This is one of my favorite books. The daughter of Clifton Fadiman can write! These are wonderful essays about life, family, and most importantly, abou ...more
Jan 1998
May 21, 2007
 
The Polysyllabic Spree
3.73
By the time I got to page 40, I had emailed 2 friends to recommend this 140 page book; it’s a very quick read. Some of those early chapters turned out ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 14, 2007
 
84, Charing Cross Road
4.18
I read this book either right after high school or at the very end of high school when it was first published. It was a gift from the mother of a frie ...more
Jan 1971
Aug 13, 2007
 
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
4.57
I’m a sucker for books about books, and this is a fantastic book. For me, it was 5 stars all the way, up until toward then end, then it lost me a bit, ...more
Aug 07, 2012
Jul 01, 2012
 
Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
4.21
This is an enjoyable read and a lovely book. Anne Lamott is a very engaging writer and she is very funny, honest, and heartfelt. Although I don’t desi ...more
Jan 1994
May 12, 2007
 
Housekeeping vs. the Dirt
3.90
As with his The Polysyllabic Spree, the first collection of these columns, Hornby is funny and informative. Perhaps too informative as reading about t ...more
Jun 23, 2008
Oct 25, 2007
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