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209
Sylvie and Bruno
3.47
liked it
This is a strange hodge-podge of sentimental stories of fairies/children, nonsense stories & verse, and pseudo-scientific & theological dialog ...more
Nov 2009
Nov 11, 2009
 
204
An Enemy of the State (The LaNague Federation, #1)
3.92
liked it
This is a story of political and economic revolution set far in the future and far in space. There are some interesting ideas in this book, but the ph ...more
Oct 17, 2009
Oct 03, 2009
 
262
The Stonekeeper (Amulet, #1)
4.15
really liked it
Picked this up to read after one of my nephews told me it was his favorite. Good art, exciting story, interesting world & characters. Very good ki ...more
Apr 02, 2017
Apr 02, 2017
 
250
Ready Player One
4.31
it was ok
Not every moment of this book was tortuous, but some of it was.

I know this review sounds like I'm just a hater, or maybe just an outsider who doesn't
...more
Jul 17, 2015
Jul 16, 2015
 
241
The Rolling Stones
3.85
liked it
I saw this book on a community bookshelf and knew I had to read it due to the cover, which seems to almost be an illustration from "The Trouble With T ...more
Oct 26, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
 
260
Megatokyo Omnibus
4.59
it was amazing
I used to read this online, when it was first coming out and liked it. I rediscovered it lately by finding "vol. 3" at the library, which didn't have ...more
Mar 09, 2017
Mar 09, 2017
 
227
Princess Academy
4.01
it was amazing
I just loved this. It is a really sweet and wholesome story, yet still nuanced and complex. I would have loved this when I was a girl and even as an a ...more
Dec 31, 2009
Mar 13, 2009
 
251
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
3.99
it was amazing
At this point I don't want to spoil how much I loved this book by reviewing it. I intend to carry this around for a while and go back to it, because i ...more
Jan 28, 2016
Aug 26, 2013
 
261
Megatokyo Omnibus Volume 2
5.00
it was amazing
I feel like the story telling became more coherent and complex in this volume than the previous. It seemed like a step up quality-wise. I was impresse ...more
Mar 11, 2017
Mar 10, 2017
 
222
Healer (The LaNague Federation, #3)
4.14
it was ok
The writing in this just isn't very good, there is only one character to speak of (well two if you count the voice in his head) he lives thousands of ...more
Dec 2009
Nov 24, 2009
 
210
Sylvie and Bruno Concluded
3.68
liked it
This is a strange hodge-podge of sentimental stories of fairies/children, nonsense stories & verse, and pseudo-scientific & theological dialog ...more
Nov 2009
Nov 11, 2009
 
168
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
3.70
it was ok
I'd like to say first, that this book isn't really a book for young readers. I'd say older teens and up for this book. The rest of the series seems fi ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 24, 2009
 
54
The Martian Chronicles
4.12
it was amazing
I loved this book when I read it in high school, and have always counted it among my favorites. That first reading, has been a rather long time ago no ...more
not set
Jun 18, 2008
 
256
N. C. Wyeth
3.81
liked it
The life sketch is informative and the pictures are pretty, interesting, fun, & exciting.
One interesting thing that I learned was that apparently
...more
Jan 07, 2017
Jan 07, 2017
 
228
Oz: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
4.08
it was amazing
This graphic novel adaptation of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is great. The illustrations are lovely and the story is essentially true t ...more
Jan 2010
Feb 01, 2010
 
253
Marionettes, Inc.
3.94
liked it
This is a very quick read. Enjoyable & disturbing, though dated and sometimes sexist. The pictures that my mind forms of these stories were that o ...more
Nov 14, 2016
Nov 14, 2016
 
169
Midnight Sun (Twilight, #1.5)
4.03
liked it
I enjoyed re-reading this story from Edward's perspective. I wished it was complete. I read it between books 2 and 3 of the series and that seemed lik ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 25, 2009
 
202
Inkdeath (Inkworld, #3)
3.93
really liked it
I re-read this and enjoyed it. It is a fun fantasy story. I like that for the most part the characters and relationships had complexity. I think Farid ...more
Aug 18, 2015
Sep 03, 2009
 
254
Paper Girls, Vol. 1
3.87
liked it
This is a fun comic: tough 12 year old girls in 1988 face pre-dawn chaos - I like it. My library doesn't seem to have the rest of the series, so I may ...more
Dec 19, 2016
Dec 19, 2016
 
201
Inkspell (Inkworld, #2)
3.90
really liked it
Just re-read (8-2015) Inkheart this & it's sequel Inkspell, because I listened to a snippet of the middle of it on audiobook with my niece & n ...more
Sep 22, 2009
Sep 03, 2009
 
198
Inkheart (Inkworld, #1)
3.86
really liked it
Just re-read (8-2015) this & it's sequel Inkspell, because I listened to a snippet of the middle of it on audiobook with my niece & nephews wh ...more
not set
Sep 03, 2009
 
194
The Mice Templar, Vol. 1:  The Prophecy
3.73
really liked it
Loved the art in this, and found the story interesting & complex. I didn't like the non-ending, but I suppose that is sometimes to be expected in ...more
Jun 19, 2009
Jun 21, 2009
 
211
Poison
3.98
really liked it
This is an interesting fantasy tale that goes strangely philosophical. I thought it was a fun easy thing to read, though I felt that the writing could ...more
Nov 07, 2009
Nov 11, 2009
 
183
Fables: Covers
4.41
really liked it
This is book collecting the covers for the Fables series, by James Jean. They are really pretty. I liked when there were accompanying pictures showing ...more
Apr 23, 2009
Apr 25, 2009
 
218
Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #6)
4.02
really liked it
It seems like there must be a short story or something that you are supposed to read between Dead As A Doornail and this. I don't know what it is, but ...more
Nov 24, 2009
Nov 16, 2009
 
170
The Demigod Files (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
4.04
it was ok
The short stories in this collection are fun, the rest is silly. The kids will probably like it, aside from the stories, it's too juvenile for adults.
Feb 2009
Feb 25, 2009
 
181
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: No Future for You (Season 8, #2)
4.11
liked it
Bought this while waiting for a ride last night. It's a fun continuation of the Buffy stories from tv, but I wish I would have gotten vol. 1 first.
Apr 02, 2009
Apr 03, 2009
 
165
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
3.52
liked it
I felt like this was a step up from the first book, the added complications made it more real and interesting and less of a simple juvenile fantasy lo ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 22, 2009
 
259
S Is For Space
4.10
liked it
Reading these short stories is like watching old Twilight Zone episodes. They are fun, kind of creepy, and dated. I enjoyed them myself, but they may ...more
Feb 28, 2017
Feb 05, 2017
 
172
The Host (The Host, #1)
3.84
really liked it
I was pleasantly surprised by this, it exponentially better than the Twilight series. The plot is tighter, the story more compelling and interesting.. ...more
Mar 04, 2009
Feb 25, 2009
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