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Maurinejt rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
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Castle in the Air reminded me of Narnia's A Horse and His Boy in that you spent the whole novel wanting to get back to the main characters. Then, when you do, it's not quite the glorious reunion that you hoped for.

Forget Sophie, Howl, and Calcifer
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Maurinejt rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Holes by Louis Sachar
Holes (Holes, #1)
by Louis Sachar
read in January, 2015
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Holes gets mad props for being unlike any kids book I have read...and I've read a lot of them. It is set in a juvenile correctional camp, but it never gets gritty or depressing, it's not that kind of story. It deals with big subjects such as race, se ...more
Maurinejt rated a book 4 of 5 stars
In One Person by John Irving
In One Person
by John Irving (Goodreads Author)
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I have read most of John Irving's novels and accept there are certain elements he is drawn to and uses over and over. That only succeeds to a point, however. There have been failures where he pushed it too far. This one gave me an eerie sense of dej ...more
Maurinejt rated a book 5 of 5 stars
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
A Prayer for Owen Meany
by John Irving (Goodreads Author)
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I have always wanted to write a review for A Prayer for Owen Meany.
I was afraid, because how do you write about something that close to you? My copy has no cover, the front and back pages worn into paper hills on the edges. The spine is practically
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Maurinejt rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)
by Maggie Stiefvater (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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I enjoyed the latest installment, of course, because I love the Raven Boys clan. It was so refreshing for the fragmenting in Dream Thieves to have blown over, and the friends are knit back together again with nary a crack. Well, maybe a few cracks
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Maurinejt rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
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The reasons I loved this book are almost too numerous to describe. Let's just start with the "hero", a vain and immature but powerful wizard who spends two hours in the bathroom every day to magically adjust his appearance. Add our heroine, unfairly ...more
What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding by Kristin Newman
" Lol, sounds a little sour grapes? "
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
" My book club read this and while others enjoyed it I thought it was awful. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson has basically the same premise and I think it ...more"
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The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare
read in September, 2014
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Comedy of Errors is a romp. It almost unfolds like a Monty Python sketch, rife with mistaken identity and crude humor; and is great fun to read. There is a tiny scene at the very end, just a poignant moment between brothers which I loved. It put a
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