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Conceit
3.47
Read my review of Conceit
Jan 22, 2011
Dec 14, 2010
 
The Monsters and the Critics and other essays
3.96
I wish had Professor Tolkien around to pick his brain, but this book is an adequate substitute, and, I think, indispensable for anyone who teaches Beo ...more
Jan 2007
Jul 05, 2008
 
The Intellectual Devotional: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class
3.95
I usually review every book I read on my on book blog, but I didn't get around to it with this book.

I read this book over the course of a year. It's d
...more
Sep 2008
Sep 20, 2008
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.58
**spoiler alert** My favorite book ever. Rowling manages to tie up the whole series with a bang, even bringing in invented legend and folklore as well ...more
Sep 15, 2014
Feb 19, 2008
 
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
3.78
This book is a classic of American literature that I feel everyone ought to read at least once. Both funny and poignant, it captures a moment in our p ...more
Dec 15, 2014
Feb 19, 2008
 
The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe)
4.21
I borrowed Tolkien's books from a college friend, but my dad had tried to get me to read them earlier. I have read that Tolkien later disliked the avu ...more
Jan 1991
Feb 19, 2008
 
Wonder
4.42
Read my review of Wonder
Jan 03, 2015
Dec 26, 2014
 
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5)
4.03
I am a big fan of Sherlock Holmes stories, and it's a mystery to me why I waited so long to read arguably the most popular Sherlock Holmes story, The ...more
Apr 14, 2009
Apr 14, 2009
 
Never Let Me Go
3.79
**spoiler alert** My book club students chose to read Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go, and we were supposed to be about 50 pages in by our meet ...more
Jan 21, 2013
Jan 15, 2013
 
Superfudge (Fudge, #3)
3.94
Judy Blume has a pitch-perfect ear for writing about children and adolescents in a real way. Mrs. Elliott read this book to our class in third grade. ...more
Jan 1981
Jul 01, 2008
 
My Story
3.33
Very guilty read, but enjoyable. I don't know that this book would appeal to readers who are not interested in the royals, but I have to admit to a fa ...more
Jan 1998
Jun 28, 2008
 
The Journey Through Wales & The Description of Wales
3.73
I relied heavily on this primary source material when writing my book (which is set in Wales). Part travelogue, part chronicle of the young men who go ...more
Jan 1999
Apr 23, 2008
 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.39
I will always have an affection for this book, which introduced me to the world of Harry Potter. Some of my favorites scenes are in this book. I parti ...more
May 26, 2013
Feb 19, 2008
 
Interred with Their Bones (Kate Stanley, #1)
3.44
I'm kind of scared. The recent reviews on this one aren't good, and I got burned bad by The Book of Air and Shadows by Michael Gruber.

Update: Read my
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Jul 2009
Jul 05, 2008
 
Death of a Salesman: Revised Edition
3.45
Intriguing story of the death not just of Willy Loman, the salesman of the title, but also the American dream, which turns out not to be obtainable by ...more
Mar 2008
Apr 23, 2008
 
The Last Runaway
3.76
Tracy Chevalier’s latest book, The Last Runaway, is a bit of a departure from her other work. I have read several of Chevalier’s books, and I can’t th ...more
Jan 19, 2013
Dec 26, 2012
 
Into the Wild
3.90
Read my review of Into the Wild .
Dec 16, 2014
Jan 04, 2009
 
Byron's Poetry
4.10
Byron's poems never fail to delight; I read this collection as part of a Late Romantic Literature course.
Jan 1993
Apr 23, 2008
 
The Thirteenth Tale
3.93
Read my review of The Thirteenth Tale .
Oct 28, 2006
Apr 23, 2008
 
The Story of Britain: From the Romans to the Present: A Narrative History
3.86
Read my review of The Story of Britain .
May 31, 2011
Jan 10, 2011
 
The Little Stranger
3.49
Read my review of The Little Stranger .
Jun 21, 2010
Jun 15, 2010
 
The Wild Rose (The Tea Rose, #3)
4.01
Read my review of The Wild Rose .
Jul 11, 2011
Jun 23, 2011
 
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)
3.79
Review to come tomorrow. Bed for now!
Sep 06, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
 
The Woman Who Died A Lot (Thursday Next, #7)
4.03
Jasper Fforde’s latest and seventh book in the Thursday Next series, The Woman Who Died A Lot, picks up Thursday’s story in the year 2004. Thursday is ...more
Jan 06, 2013
Oct 27, 2012
 
The Hobbit (Unabridged) (part 1 of 2)
4.55
The Hobbit has long been one of my favorite books, but it only recently became available for digital download. I decided to listen to it before going ...more
Jan 23, 2013
Jan 23, 2013
 
Speak
3.98
My daughter was assigned Speak for summer reading, and I decided to pick it up to help her along. She had read the first ten pages, and I read about ...more
Jul 26, 2008
Jul 26, 2008
 
I Am One of You Forever
4.11
I forgot about the fact that I never reviewed this book until I read Sarah Addison Allen's novel The Peach Keeper and the magical realism reminded me ...more
Jan 1991
Jun 25, 2011
 
William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #4)
3.87
Jan 31, 2015
Jan 31, 2015
 
The Iliad
3.79
Thoroughly enjoyable and not what I had thought it would be -- a story of the Trojan War and the Trojan horse. Instead, this story is about the rage o ...more
Oct 05, 2008
Sep 16, 2008
 
This Song Will Save Your Life
3.99
Dec 20, 2014
Dec 20, 2014
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