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The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
4.64
it was amazing
Fantastic! By far my favorite book from this author. It actually started out somewhat slow and a little confusing, which almost made me give up on it. ...more
Jan 20, 2011
Feb 10, 2011
 
Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal (Harry Potter, #1)
4.45
it was amazing
I listened to this audiobook to help keep up my Spanish. It's a great read in any language, although hearing "Fluffy" (the three-headed dog) pronounce ...more
Jul 19, 2010
Jul 27, 2010
 
The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Stories, #1)
4.23
it was amazing
An excellent book, especially for those who like historical fiction.
Sep 2013
Oct 27, 2013
 
Outliers: The Story of Success
4.11
it was amazing
An outstanding book that shares some of the themes from Talent is Overrated but with a different main message: anyone who has had success in life -- f ...more
Jul 18, 2009
Apr 10, 2009
 
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2)
3.93
it was amazing
Long before the events of this book, the main character was chosen to be a leader, he had a role in planning the "trials" referred to in the title, an ...more
Nov 19, 2010
Sep 04, 2010
 
The City of Ember (Book of Ember, #1)
3.85
really liked it
A very interesting idea for a novel: "Builders" plan for some future catastrophe by hiding a city underground, safe from whatever might happen above. ...more
Nov 23, 2008
Nov 25, 2008
 
An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England
2.95
did not like it
This is one of those books where the author has the main character express "deep thoughts" which are actually just pithy sayings like "but can any of ...more
Jan 10, 2009
Jan 10, 2009
 
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
4.05
it was amazing
The last book I read by this author, The Omnivore's Dilemma, was great, and this one I liked even more. The author really knows how to write about a p ...more
Feb 28, 2009
Feb 01, 2009
 
Ender in Exile (Ender's Saga, #1.2)
3.89
liked it
Some authors can take a great story idea and ruin it with dull and sometimes bizarre writing (see American Gods). Some authors can take a story idea t ...more
Jul 14, 2009
Jun 20, 2009
 
Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles, #1)
3.99
it was amazing
I've read the Hunger Games and Catching Fire by the same author, but I enjoyed this book much more. I don't know if this was because of the more inter ...more
Mar 07, 2010
Mar 07, 2010
 
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
4.04
it was ok
Sometimes it can be really fun to go back and read books you loved when you were a kid. Other times... not so much. I don't know what exactly I liked ...more
May 08, 2011
May 14, 2011
 
Antsy Does Time (Antsy Bonano, #2)
3.96
it was amazing
I read this book because the author also wrote Unwind and that was pretty good, but this one was great. It's almost like it was written by a completel ...more
May 30, 2010
May 31, 2010
 
The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths
3.91
liked it
The author seems to think he has considered every argument for and against the existence of God (he concluded there isn't a God), but he definitely ne ...more
Feb 2014
Mar 02, 2014
 
Keys to the Demon Prison (Fablehaven, #5)
4.42
it was amazing
If I could give a book more than five stars, I would give this one six or seven! A very good ending to an excellent series. This last book was at leas ...more
Apr 05, 2010
Apr 02, 2010
 
The Wild Girls
4.15
really liked it
No, this book is not about what you'd think from the title (not that I'd know whatever it is you'd think). It's actually about two girls who take a sp ...more
Feb 19, 2009
Feb 01, 2009
 
Hominids (Neanderthal Parallax, #1)
3.77
really liked it
The first book in this series was very good, by the second book I got tired of the author's attitude toward religion (he pretended to have his main pr ...more
Jun 17, 2010
Jul 04, 2010
 
Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods (Underland Chronicles, #3)
4.20
it was amazing
Another great book in the series. I'd have had a much higher opinion of the author if I had read this series before the Hunger Games (not that the Hun ...more
Mar 12, 2010
Mar 12, 2010
 
The Host (The Host, #1)
3.84
it was amazing
I wouldn't say this book started out slow-paced -- it's just that it's so weird and different, especially considering we're reading it from the point ...more
Dec 29, 2008
Dec 14, 2008
 
Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs, from Communism to al-Qaeda
3.81
really liked it
A very interesting book. It's written from the perspective of a former CIA chief, so the author is cheerily enthusiastic about the CIA's successes wit ...more
Jul 03, 2009
Jun 20, 2009
 
Flashforward
3.60
liked it
The first half of this book was excellent, fast-paced and well-written science fiction. However, the last half was new age mumbo jumbo. I read it beca ...more
Feb 20, 2010
Mar 05, 2010
 
Brisingr (The Inheritance Cycle, #3)
4.03
really liked it
It had been quite a while since I had read the first two books in this series and I was really excited to read this one. It was very good, the author ...more
Oct 28, 2008
Apr 19, 2008
 
Eragon (El Legado, volumen 1)
3.86
liked it
Every once in a while I like to listen to an audio book in Spanish to help me stay current. They are somewhat hard for me to find, but I found this an ...more
Feb 04, 2011
Feb 10, 2011
 
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
3.70
really liked it
This book was the best of the series. I would have given it 5 stars if only the main character had done more and actually used her amazing powers more ...more
Dec 14, 2008
Nov 25, 2008
 
Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1)
4.26
really liked it
Ken Follett is a very good writer, although the same themes repeatedly appear in his books (like in The Pillars of the Earth): the privileged and powe ...more
May 30, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
 
Darwinia
3.35
liked it
The novel started fairly quickly, but then it dragged on and on for too many pages. It was a good idea for a story, but there was too much waiting aro ...more
Jul 20, 2010
Jul 27, 2010
 
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
3.52
really liked it
I enjoyed this book much more than the first book, because there was a lot less of the mushy stuff and a lot more action. This is probably because one ...more
Dec 2008
Nov 25, 2008
 
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
4.12
it was ok
I have not often felt thankful for never having been a teenage girl. This book, however, makes me glad for that, because, I'm guessing only teenage gi ...more
May 12, 2011
May 14, 2011
 
The Ancient (Corona: Saga of the First King, #2)
3.96
really liked it
I've liked many of the books from this author, and if you've ready any of his other books, then you'll like this one for sure. If you haven't ready an ...more
Apr 18, 2009
Apr 10, 2009
 
The Maze of Bones  (The 39 Clues, #1)
3.83
it was amazing
All of the authors books are excellent, although this one wasn't quite as fast-paced as The Red Pyramid.
Jul 2010
Jul 04, 2010
 
The Steel Wave (World War II: 1939-1945, #2)
4.21
really liked it
I never studied a great deal about World War II, so much of what this book covers was very new to me. The characters in the book are real people (many ...more
Aug 10, 2008
Aug 02, 2008
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