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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 Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
4.16
I was resistant to reading this book because I’m not an omnivore, and also I thought that Pollan’s book The Botany of Desire was brilliant and I suspe...more
Dec 2007
Dec 09, 2007
 
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
 
Eating Animals
4.14
I was torn how to rate this book. It isn’t perfect (I noted many flaws in its comprehensiveness) but it’s amazing enough, so 5 stars it is.

I’ve read s...more
Nov 09, 2009
Nov 05, 2008
 
Orange Is the New Black
3.67
This book was remarkably enjoyable to read. The writing is light and breezy, and it’s very well written, though not beautifully written; it’s a very s...more
Jun 26, 2012
May 02, 2010
 
When You Reach Me
4.07
First I have to say that A Wrinkle in Time has been my favorite or among my very favorite books since I was nine years old, and I’ve never been able t...more
Apr 05, 2010
Jun 21, 2009
 
Moloka'i
4.13
Reading this book contained and gave me absolutely everything I love about reading. It encompasses everything I love about the reading process. I love...more
Apr 03, 2011
Dec 14, 2007
 
The Phantom Tollbooth
4.21
My mother got this for us when I was 8 and it was first published in 1961. I still own that original edtion and it is not in great shape due to multip...more
Aug 1961
May 12, 2007
 
The Book of Lost Things
3.97
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
 
Sarah's Key
4.10
I wasn’t sure how the back and forth chapters between one girl in 1942 and a different woman in 2002 were going to work for me, but this story is so w...more
Aug 24, 2008
Jul 27, 2008
 
City of Women
3.80
4 ½ stars

I’m struggling because I want to do this book justice but I am not in the mood to write a review. I want to get something down though when ev...more
Feb 10, 2013
Aug 23, 2012
 
Notes from a Small Island
3.90
It took me forever to read this because I was constantly picking it up and putting it down, not because I wasn’t enjoying it, but because it’s one of...more
Apr 08, 2009
Jul 29, 2007
 
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
3.69
Some asides before the review: Ugh. One of my pet peeves is when books don’t start on page 1 and I think that this book starts farther ahead of page 1...more
Mar 19, 2009
Sep 27, 2008
 
I Never Promised You A Rose Garden
3.82
I first read this in 1966 when I was 13 and in the 8th grade and it became my favorite book and remained my favorite book throughout high school. I re...more
Nov 1966
May 19, 2007
 
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
3.79
Delightful!

I loved this quirky book.

The amateur sleuth and chemistry enthusiast Flavia de Luce is a very unusual 11 year old, but I’ve known many 11...more
Apr 19, 2010
Mar 12, 2009
 
Wintergirls
3.98
This book was absolutely mesmerizing! I was completely engrossed and I really enjoyed it. This book gets five stars and not four from me, despite a co...more
Feb 07, 2009
Jan 27, 2009
 
Every Last One
3.80
I recommend reading this book knowing very little about it. I always read the cover and inside covers first and what I learn usually whets my appetite...more
Apr 22, 2010
Mar 07, 2010
 
Into the Forest
3.86
This became one of my favorite books as soon as I read it; I was totally immersed while reading and continue to dwell on this book. I almost gave it 4...more
Jan 1999
May 12, 2007
 
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
4.18
I really loved this book. I think it’s geared for 8-12 year olds but this is one of those books that the more you know about the world the more you li...more
Mar 31, 2009
Dec 08, 2007
 
Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook
4.08
Well, for some reason I thought that this was going to be more like a thorough vegan Joy of Cooking type book but it isn’t quite so comprehensive. How...more
Nov 2007
Nov 12, 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
 
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
3.83
This book got me out of my very long reading slump. It was such an easy book to read, yet it was wonderfully complex. I sank into it as I hadn’t sunk...more
Dec 16, 2013
Jun 16, 2013
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
I’m rating this as the third part of one story, so I’m basically rating the trilogy.

Well, it took me a long time in this book, past the time when I t...more
Aug 25, 2010
Dec 04, 2009
 
The Blood of Flowers
3.93
I will never again look at Persian/Iranian carpets in the same way. This book makes me want to view many examples of such carpets so that I can now fu...more
Aug 20, 2008
May 08, 2008
 
The Fault in Our Stars
4.46
First I have to say: Thank you John Green for not letting me down. I was so afraid the end, or even the middle, would greatly disappoint me, but it wa...more
Nov 13, 2012
Dec 27, 2011
 
People of the Book
3.96
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
 
Black Beauty
3.92
This book probably deserves 5 stars or at least 4, and I do recommend it to everyone, especially to girls who love horses. I’m giving it only 3 stars,...more
Jan 1962
Aug 28, 2007
 
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
4.16
I’ve been having a hard time reading but I quickly sailed through this book. It’s hilarious but poignant too.

Her description of depression is one of...more
Mar 23, 2014
Nov 08, 2013
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