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Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
it was amazing
Update 6/9/12 ** some spoilers..** but if you haven't read this by now, shame on you. I know it's popular and over-saturated, but it's not Twilight... ...more
Sep 2009
Jan 10, 2009
Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere Chronicles, #3)
it was amazing
I'm just ... speechless at this point.

I need to ruminate.

If I could sum up this series with one word, and MM uses it copiously thr
Oct 12, 2012
Mar 13, 2011
Last Night I Sang to the Monster
it was amazing
update: I'm a rare 5 star person. It has to be an overall good book with a decent plot, sympathetic characters, unobtrusive language and a satisfying ...more
Mar 16, 2012
Jun 05, 2011
really liked it
** slight spoilers, ye be warned. **

I'll preface my review with the thought that Wonder is not a YA book. YA readers and adults alike can read and en
Mar 10, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
it was amazing
In the end, I'll give it 5 stars, as this book will really hit some people, and I'm one of those people. Other people will hate this book, and to each ...more
Mar 06, 2012
Oct 03, 2011
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** 6/16/12 *** major spoilers ***

Finished a read-through last night...and I'll admit, I was depressed and in a bad mood for a few hours
Aug 26, 2010
Feb 13, 2010
Ferragost (Lumatere Chronicles, #2.5)
it was amazing
3.5 stars

I'm just not into short stories, because, well, I just don't get the appeal.

This one, and Ferragost, were excellent for what they are: short
Aug 08, 2012
Jun 08, 2012
A Single Shard
it was amazing

I've decided that this is a perfect example of the 'journey' plot structure. And it works so, so good! I'm not saying it's a perfect book, perf
Jan 2002
Oct 24, 2009
Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1)
I have this book in my hand, and a 2 hour plane ride tonight. So excited!!!
not set
Jan 25, 2016
The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
really liked it
fervently read the first 3/4, got the main idea, skipped some to the end and just read the ones I found fascinating.

I mostly read this book in 15 min.
Jan 11, 2012
Nov 10, 2011
A Monster Calls
really liked it
What a book... 4.5 stars

I haven't cried that hard at the end of a book in a really, really long time.

My guess is: if a book can win awards on it's ab
Oct 27, 2011
Aug 01, 2011
Before I Fall
really liked it
4.5 stars

I'm embarking on a 4300 mile road trip tomorrow, so my review is going to have to wait.

This book almost lost me. I almost gave up at page 9
Jul 06, 2012
Oct 19, 2011
Chew, Vol. 9: Chicken Tenders
it was amazing
Tying up of a few story arcs, introducing a few more.

I foresee (view spoiler)
May 06, 2015
Feb 19, 2015
Fahrenheit 451
really liked it
How was this book not written 15 years ago?? Did RayBra predict large-screen tv's, Reality Television, blue tooth, and pretty much the true downfall o ...more
Jul 08, 2012
May 16, 2012
Unwind (Unwind, #1)
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** I'm almost speechless about this book.

It wasn't AWESOME in any sense of the word, but it certainly is compelling and thought provok
Jun 11, 2009
Aug 28, 2009
The Wednesday Wars
really liked it
4.5 stars

**slight spoilers. Ye be warned...**

I almost wish I had read this before Okay for Now.

But it's ok...they are companion books, and 'Okay' isn
Nov 13, 2011
Sep 01, 2011
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
it was amazing

Best YA fantasy book I've read in a really long time. I really liked Bitterblue, but this one just takes the cake. Maybe not since Froi of th
Jun 2012
Sep 23, 2011
All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps
really liked it
Just read all in one sitting.

Some very heartwarming yet entirely ordinary stories about love found, love lost, and live regained.

Nothing exciting, b
Jun 22, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
Lord of the Flies
liked it
Rating Clarification: I liked it, and It Was Amazing pretty much describe it.

Amazing because: this is a work of fiction, an allegory, it is social co
Oct 13, 2011
Oct 01, 2011
Okay for Now
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** I just figured out that I didn't write a review for this.

I REALLY hope this wins either the Newberry or Printz. It totally deserves
Sep 30, 2011
Aug 11, 2011
Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals
it was amazing
5 stars, even though partially read. I just really think she knows her stuff.

I only read the introduction and the chapter on dogs, but I'm sure each
Mar 09, 2012
Feb 29, 2012
V for Vendetta
really liked it
Such a timely piece.

Symbolic, personal, original and homage transcends the genre.

My one complaint is the strangely colored panels at t
May 17, 2012
Jan 29, 2009
Cooking Comically: Recipes So Easy You'll Actually Make Them
really liked it
I'm pretty sure I'm can-opener certified, and with a recipe difficulty that is on par with shoe tying, this book is a winner.

I like that the pictures
Oct 28, 2013
Oct 22, 2013
Ready Player One
really liked it
I could not put this down.

Slightly spoilerish, ye be warned.

Points deducted because it was very Deus ex Machina towards the end, I felt. Oh, I need
Aug 28, 2014
Jun 21, 2013
The Autobiography of Ben Franklin
really liked it
Slightly dry at times, but enthralling.
Jun 1998
Dec 09, 2011
Locke & Key, Vol. 5: Clockworks
it was amazing
Overall, I'd have to say that this is one of the best standalone GN series ever.

I get it if you don't like ghosts (view spoiler)
Aug 23, 2012
Mar 06, 2012
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
it was amazing
Update 2010: Just saw that there is a movie coming out starring James Franco as Aron... Looks good! Well, as good as a movie about a horrific situatio ...more
Jul 2008
Aug 13, 2008
Batman: Ego and Other Tails
liked it
I like this immensely as a stand alone. It's style is very distinctive and different than any other Batman graphic novel. Initially, I didn't like tha ...more
Mar 22, 2014
Mar 10, 2014
The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
liked it
** Update.

Peter Weir is making this into a movie...should be awesome, just because it's Peter Weir.

It's likely that this story is completely fiction
Apr 2009
Jan 07, 2010
Jellicoe Road
it was amazing
6th time through, so what's that... 30 stars?

I can't even write a review about this book.

It's too personal.

I think everyone has a book that just hit
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 06, 2011
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