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Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's
liked it
I bought this book on a whim (so that my order would get free shipping from I was quickly horrified to learn that the author is the real- ...more
Jul 06, 2008
Jul 02, 2008
Snow Hunters
really liked it
This book is one of the stack that I bought on BookOutlet for next to nothing. I thought the cover was pretty.

Yoon's writing style is so sparse, and i
Jul 30, 2015
Jun 25, 2015
A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive
really liked it
I bought this book on my Kindle because it's one of those parenting manual type books, and there just aren't that many for parents of children with an ...more
Aug 27, 2011
Jul 01, 2011
Go Set a Watchman
really liked it
Some thoughts I have... Maybe spoilerish, so tread lightly.

My favorite quote:
"Hell is eternal apartness. What had she done that she must spend the re
Jul 15, 2015
Feb 03, 2015
A History of the World
really liked it
Last year I decided to take the Texas certification test for history grades 8-12. It covers historical topics from world history, US history, governme ...more
Apr 11, 2014
Jan 27, 2013
My Thirteenth Winter: A Memoir
it was ok
I wanted to like this book, and I did within the first 50 or so pages. I guess I should lay off memoirs for awhile. There's a self-importance that jus ...more
Nov 2007
Oct 29, 2007
Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain
liked it
I bought this book after a friend of mine mentioned it. She'd read the article that People magazine ran on Portia de Rossi and it sounded interesting. ...more
Nov 26, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
Going Long
liked it
I bought this book on my Kindle because I like to read about running, especially when I train for races.

This book is a collection of articles from Run
May 2012
Mar 17, 2012
How to Be a Woman
liked it
This is yet another book that I bought during a stress-spree, but I'd wanted to check it out for a while.

Having just put it down, I find it hard to co
Jan 10, 2015
Dec 31, 2014
This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl
it was ok
Like so many others I bought this book because of its connection to The Fault in our Stars. I was curious so see the real-life view of teenage cancer, ...more
May 23, 2014
Apr 12, 2014
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
really liked it
I'd be lying if I didn't admit to two things: I'm a sucker for a great book cover design, and I love a dystopian setting.

Before getting into this book
Feb 21, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)
it was amazing
I had my doubts going into this one. It seems like the more hype there is for a book, the more I just want to hate it. I'm a stubborn jerk like that.

Jun 02, 2016
Jun 01, 2016
Teacher Misery: Helicopter Parents, Special Snowflakes, and Other Bullshit
really liked it
I found myself feeling equal parts grateful that I have not experienced things like some of the anecdotes and commiseration for the ones that sounded ...more
Jul 09, 2016
Jul 02, 2016
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
it was amazing
Wow. This book was amazing. Foer created interesting and quirky characters that were able to reach my jaded black heart. I don't often feel a connecti ...more
Aug 25, 2008
Jul 31, 2008
Awkward (Awkward, #1)
it was amazing
This is a graphic novel I found in my 11-year-old daughter's room. She said she liked it, so I nabbed it and read it all in this one rainy afternoon.

Jan 16, 2016
Jan 16, 2016
Anya's Ghost
it was ok
In a mission to try new genres, I bought this one. I'd seen it on reading lists, and I'd heard good things, so I was curious.

I liked it. Honestly, for
May 30, 2015
May 30, 2015
The Dark
it was amazing
This little children's book is adorable. I just love well-done illustrations, and the writing was satisfying. Read this to a kid who is scared of the ...more
Dec 18, 2015
Dec 18, 2015
A Coming Evil
it was ok
**spoiler alert** This is a bit of historical teen fiction complete with Nazis and a ghost (that un-ghosts?). It was a fast read and probably great to ...more
Jan 2008
Oct 29, 2007
Why Not Me?
really liked it
My first book of 2016!

I read Mindy Kaling's other book, so I was excited to read this one too. I got it in my Popsugar subscription box.

Her writing i
Jan 03, 2016
Dec 23, 2015
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
it was amazing
It's been a hot minute since I've read something that I just couldn't put down, so I read over a hundred pages in each sitting! I need some time to th ...more
Mar 06, 2016
Feb 28, 2016
The Hobbit
really liked it
I feel in love with this book as a junior high student. It's simple and easy to read, but teases enough to give the urge to read the next set of books ...more
Jan 1994
May 27, 2007
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
it was ok
I'd heard about this book, so I thought I'd check it out.

The premise was interesting to me. There does seem to be quite a bit of homogenization in reg
Apr 2014
Mar 19, 2014
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
really liked it
I bought this book for super cheap, and I had watched a video or two online from people who loved this book (or at least really liked it). Also, my da ...more
May 30, 2015
May 19, 2015
The Casual Vacancy
liked it
I bought this book on my Kindle because, like so many others, I loved the Harry Potter series.

I had heard that Rowling couldn't be judged by those bo
Jan 2013
Oct 12, 2012
Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir
it was amazing
I bought this from a search I ran on for memiors concerning AIDS.

Wow. The writing was poignant and full of raw truth. It was not over indul
Jun 09, 2011
May 10, 2011
We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story
it was ok
I've been watching several booktubers on Youtube lately, and this title was hot in the month of March. Like a good little sheeple, I got a copy and re ...more
Mar 16, 2015
Mar 07, 2015
The Extra Mile: One Woman's Personal Journey to Ultra-Running Greatness
liked it
I've been on a kick of reading running memoirs this year. I saw this book while searching around and really wanted to read it when I saw that it was a ...more
Oct 04, 2009
Sep 20, 2009
The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School
it was ok
I was trolling around on Goodreads one day and came across it. Sounded interesting, so I got it on my Kindle.

At first, I really liked it. Quirk theory
Feb 17, 2012
Dec 28, 2011
Oryx and Crake
it was amazing
My opinion is biased. I'm a big Atwood fan. I was humbled to find out back in August that one of my students had read this book and loved it before me ...more
Nov 02, 2008
Jul 31, 2008
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
liked it
I bought this at a school book fair, like so many others, because of the interesting cover. When I flipped through it and saw the other photos, I was ...more
Jun 15, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
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