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Talon by Julie Kagawa
Talon (Talon, #1)
by Julie Kagawa (Goodreads Author)
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I just... can't... finish it.

I tried, really I did. I'm a big fan of Kagawa's work and I've enjoyed both her Fae books and her vampire trilogy; it was only natural that I was dying to get my hands on her brand new series about dragons who take human...more
Emily May rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
by Diana Gabaldon (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2011
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I wanted to write a better review for this book to coincide with the release of the new TV series, where Jamie actually does look pretty hot...


Back when I read this as a wee lass (okay, like, three years ago), there weren't quite as many inter...more
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Emily May rated a book 3 of 5 stars
My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
by Stephanie Perkins (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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Like almost all short story collections by various authors, this one is a mixed bag of hidden gems and ones I didn't even finish. If you'd asked me beforehand to name a list of YA authors that I'd like to appear in a short story collection, many of t...more
Emily May rated a book 2 of 5 stars
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
American Psycho
by Bret Easton Ellis
read in August, 2014
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This book shocked me. Though not for any of the reasons I might have expected.

Not shocking fact #1: This book is about a psychopath.
Yes, how very astute of me. I hadn't seen the movie before I picked American Psycho up, but most people who know a bit...more
Emily May rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)
by Julie Kagawa (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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“Something was happening, something strange and creepy and terrifying, and the scariest part of all was that it wore a familiar, ordinary face.”

3 1/2 stars.

While The Immortal Rules series is still Kagawa's winner for me so far, I was actually real...more
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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
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“There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.”

I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens' works that I'd read o...more
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J.R.R. Tolkien
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.K. Rowling
“Yeah, Quirrell was a great teacher. There was just that minor drawback of him having Lord Voldemort sticking out of the back of his head!”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Edgar Allan Poe
“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”
Edgar Allan Poe

Frank Zappa
“So many books, so little time.”
Frank Zappa

Mark Twain
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
Mark Twain

A Brit in L.A. (Leafmarks) (Entertainment)
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