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Read my review of Conceit ...more
Jan 22, 2011
Dec 14, 2010
The Monsters and the Critics and other essays
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
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
Sep 2008
Sep 20, 2008
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
**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
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)
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
Read my review of Wonder ...more
Jan 03, 2015
Dec 26, 2014
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5)
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
**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)
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
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
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)
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)
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 m
Jul 2009
Jul 05, 2008
Death of a Salesman: Revised Edition
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
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
Read my review of Into the Wild . ...more
Dec 16, 2014
Jan 04, 2009
Byron's Poetry
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
Read my review of The Thirteenth Tale . ...more
Oct 28, 2006
Apr 23, 2008
The Little Stranger
Read my review of The Little Stranger . ...more
Jun 21, 2010
Jun 15, 2010
The Story of Britain: From the Romans to the Present: A Narrative History
Read my review of The Story of Britain . ...more
May 31, 2011
Jan 10, 2011
The Wild Rose (The Tea Rose, #3)
Read my review of The Wild Rose . ...more
Jul 11, 2011
Jun 23, 2011
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
Review to come tomorrow. Bed for now!
Sep 06, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
The Woman Who Died A Lot (Thursday Next, #7)
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)
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
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 abou ...more
Jul 26, 2008
Jul 26, 2008
I Am One of You Forever
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
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
Mar 16, 2015
Mar 16, 2015
This Song Will Save Your Life
Dec 20, 2014
Dec 20, 2014
March: Book One (March, #1)
Read my review of March: Book One . ...more
Apr 03, 2015
Apr 03, 2015
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