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Salvage the Bones
it was ok
I initially picked this book up because it was nominated for the National Book Award, but for the life of me I can't figure it out. I'm not poorly rea ...more
Nov 20, 2011
Nov 15, 2011
Carry Me Down
did not like it
I am not going to be an a$$hole about this book. I am not going to say it was written poorly (because it wasn't). I'm not going to say that the story ...more
Sep 02, 2010
Aug 24, 2008
Fever Crumb (Fever Crumb, #1)
it was amazing
I have to say that I really enjoyed this book, mostly because it was one of the most original YA books I've read in a while. I mean, we in the Middle ...more
Oct 28, 2011
Oct 23, 2011
Dies the Fire (Emberverse, #1)
liked it
Thank the maker... this book took me forever to read because it was much more fantasy then I expected. I thought... SF all the way. I mean, power goes ...more
not set
Jan 16, 2009
Born to Rock
liked it
As far as YA books go, Korman is pretty much where it's at. Born to Rock is no exception. He manages to write about punk rock and the 80's without men ...more
Oct 30, 2010
Oct 23, 2010
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
it was amazing
I completely echo Sadie on this book. I've been so entrenched in Zombie novels that I sort of forgot what it was like to read something from the livin ...more
not set
Jul 14, 2009
it was amazing
Awesome story. Joe Hill is quickly becoming one of my favorite thriller writers today. He is wise, and has a hell of a way with words. I would go so f ...more
Dec 09, 2013
Nov 30, 2013
Hit-Girl (Kick-Ass, #1.5)
liked it
I know that there is a lot of debate surrounding the new Kick Ass movie, and I know that the story is uber-violent, and disturbing, but there is somet ...more
Jan 12, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
Blonde Bombshell
liked it
I think that the main point with Blonde Bombshell was to make the reader laugh. I didn't laugh as much as I would have liked, but there were some mome ...more
Jan 07, 2011
Dec 07, 2010
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)
it was amazing
2017- just finished reading again for a class I'm teaching this in. Still amazes me how good it is. It's better with a second read, and more I suppose ...more
Feb 19, 2017
Nov 06, 2011
The Natural
it was amazing
The Natural has always been one of my favorite baseball movies, and I decided to finally read the book, with the season opening and all. I've read som ...more
Apr 10, 2017
Apr 02, 2017
X-Rated Bloodsuckers (Felix Gomez, #2)
really liked it
There is nothing quite like mixing vampires and porn. Better than Twilight? Yes. More obvious than Anne Rice? Absolutely. A little bit sexier than Soo ...more
Mar 19, 2010
Mar 14, 2010
Tietam Brown
really liked it
There is something innocent about a former wrestler writing fiction. Something kind, unexpected and altogether surreal, but one thing I can say is tha ...more
Nov 20, 2010
Oct 23, 2010
The Town
it was amazing
The main reason I picked this book up was because I read the Del Toro/Hogan collaboration The Strain, but then I saw the movie The Town and thoughts i ...more
Jan 23, 2011
Jan 03, 2011
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 (Harry Potter, #8)
liked it
**spoiler alert** I'm an HP fan. Read all the books when they came out, pretty much all my students have read them, seen all the movies, have some HP ...more
Nov 02, 2016
Nov 01, 2016
The Testing (The Testing, #1)
liked it
So, I read this based on a recommendation (and I will be using it in class later on down the road), and I have to say... more of the same. I love the ...more
Oct 22, 2015
Oct 20, 2015
The Saturday Boy
really liked it
I chose this book for book club for this month. I thought it was current, about the war, involves a sense of coming if age, what could go wrong? Well, ...more
Nov 29, 2013
Nov 29, 2013
The Future of Us
liked it
This book was a great big ball of "meh". There were a couple of moments where I was definitely invested, but it felt like the authors were trying to d ...more
Jan 2013
Dec 28, 2012
really liked it
I would say, for the most part, Moxie was a fun, insightful, and empowering read. My only criticism comes from the description of the school that Viv ...more
Sep 16, 2017
Sep 11, 2017
Plague of the Dead (Morningstar Strain #1)
really liked it
I had a discussion with my wife about what constitutes a zombie story. Plague of the Dead seems to be more of a virus story. The strain hits, turns pe ...more
not set
Mar 20, 2009
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
it was amazing
So I realized that the best way for me to read NF is to read it alongside Fiction, that way I can focus on the true happenings of the NF and have a he ...more
Jan 08, 2014
Dec 27, 2013
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
it was amazing
I have to say that I enjoyed this book totes extreme! I have run, but don't like it. I've done an Ironman, but probably never again. I have a sort of ...more
Dec 25, 2013
Dec 17, 2013
Darkness, Take My Hand (Kenzie & Gennaro, #2)
it was amazing
So, I am on the mystery kick, and it has definitely taken hold of me. I heard about Lehane from a colleague, gave him a try with the first book in the ...more
Aug 08, 2014
Jul 18, 2014
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
really liked it
Junot Diaz has created a character who has some very interesting traits. Oscar is not cool, not good looking, and not good with the ladies, but there ...more
Mar 25, 2009
Mar 19, 2009
Sweet Tooth, Volume 6: Wild Game
it was amazing
Well, the ride is over. It was a great one, and I was into it. Love the epilogue, and love the direction that the story took. Some sad moments with so ...more
Apr 05, 2015
Mar 28, 2015
Mucho Mojo (Hap and Leonard, #2)
it was amazing
Hap and Leonard are some of the best characters in a buddy series I've ever read. They play off each other so well, comedically, seriously, brotherly, ...more
Apr 18, 2017
not set
Mar 19, 2017
The Trespasser (Dublin Murder Squad, #6)
liked it
I truly love Tana French. I think she is one of the best thriller/mystery writers out there right now, and she continually brings new ideas and twists ...more
Nov 08, 2016
Jul 26, 2016
really liked it
Woohoo! First off, I would like to pat myself on the back for finishing this book. I love Morrissey. I love The Smiths. I love the fact that Morrissey ...more
Mar 11, 2014
Jan 10, 2014
Looking for Alaska
it was amazing
There is something to be said about how freaking fantastic John Green handles characters of the teenage mind. He is a master of enveloping the mind of ...more
Jan 07, 2013
Dec 28, 2012
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
it was amazing
I'm a huge fan of Krakauer, and for some reason I had not read this yet, so here I went... and it was amazing. I loved the way the story was told, I l ...more
May 07, 2016
Apr 26, 2016
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