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Let's Go for a Drive! (Elephant & Piggie, #18)
4.40
really liked it
I've been studying Mo Willems lately. What's the big hullabaloo about Mo Willems? His art's not the best. It's rather rudimentary. His colors are mute ...more
Feb 13, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
 
Discipline without Shouting or Spanking: Practical Solutions to the Most Common Preschool Behavior Problems
3.70
did not like it
I found this book pretentious and impractical, marred by a prevailing attitude that the major flaw with children is their parents. When the authors we ...more
not set
Jun 02, 2011
 
Honey Hunt, Vol. 6
3.82
it was ok
Yura continues her descent into silliness and unbelievability, and the series comes to an end.

It's hard to see how anybody would want to work with su
...more
Jun 07, 2012
Jun 09, 2012
 
Death Note, Vol. 10: Deletion (Death Note, #10)
4.22
it was ok
With only two volumes left to the series it is probable that the creators knew I would keep reading no matter how dull and drawn out the conversations ...more
Sep 30, 2011
Oct 02, 2011
 
Ghosts in the House!
4.02
it was amazing
Delightful! What a whimsical tale. Good thing ghosts like hanging and lying around!

The linoleum cut-style illustrations added a rudimentary touch that
...more
Nov 11, 2011
Nov 11, 2011
 
Stormbreaker (Alex Rider, #1)
3.97
really liked it
As I sat down in my heather gray, jogger pants—made by Champion with DUODRY technology—and read this first book in the Alex Rider series, I realized t ...more
Aug 06, 2017
Aug 06, 2017
 
The Girl with the Silver Eyes
4.01
really liked it
★★★☆ The over the top setting almost derailed this story for me. It was so negative, portraying a cynical and isolated child, abandoned and feared by ...more
Apr 10, 2017
Apr 10, 2017
 
Bunny Drop, Vol. 5
3.78
liked it
The jump forward of ten years is jarring and poorly transitioned, and the switch from Daikichi to Rin as the main character is disappointing, but the ...more
Jul 17, 2012
Jul 16, 2012
 
Blood Alone, Vol. 1-3
3.97
liked it
I'm going to do my best on this review, but there is a lot of commotion going on around me and my attention is taxed. You have been warned.

I have mix
...more
Apr 10, 2015
Apr 09, 2015
 
How to Write a Mystery
3.58
liked it
I have no interest in writing mysteries, but I was interested in reading about how they were put together. This book is as excellent as it was disappo ...more
Aug 15, 2017
Jun 02, 2017
 
Bakuman, Volume 1: Dreams and Reality (Bakuman, #1)
4.18
it was amazing
First of all, the art in this series is top notch. I am often in awe at the competence of Takeshi Obata. Secondly, the characters are engaging. The tr ...more
Nov 08, 2010
Nov 08, 2010
 
Komomo Confiserie Volume 5
3.99
liked it
Komomo finally finds true love and lives happily ever after. I'm not opposed to a happy ending, and I do realize the audience this story was intended ...more
Sep 24, 2016
Sep 25, 2016
 
The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs
3.97
liked it
Fanciful illustrations, but inexplicable storyline. Things happen because they do, not because they make sense. I am astounded that the movie Epic cou ...more
Sep 22, 2013
Sep 22, 2013
 
Phantom Thief Jeanne, Vol. 1
3.95
really liked it
I originally followed this story when it appeared monthly in Ribbon magazine. Back then I was reading a lot of manga from imported sources, and my Jap ...more
Aug 07, 2017
Aug 07, 2017
 
Bellwether
3.92
it was amazing
I save my highest ratings for books that inspire me or make me think. Bellwether by Connie Willis has left me with much to think about. I have a feeli ...more
Nov 23, 2016
Nov 22, 2016
 
Fancy Nancy: Saturday Night Sleepover
3.87
really liked it
The ninth book in the series captured all the whimsical art and clever story writing that made me fall in love with this series. O'Connor's story was ...more
Dec 31, 2016
Dec 31, 2016
 
The Secret Staircase
4.41
liked it
At first I thought this book would escape the formula of the others. Only a short time was spent describing food and surroundings. The children were i ...more
Feb 07, 2017
Feb 07, 2017
 
Autumn Story
4.43
it was amazing
This is my first ★★★★★ book of the 2017. That means it's a solid ★★★★☆ book that inspires me.

Autumn Story is by far the best of the four books in thi
...more
Feb 08, 2017
Feb 10, 2017
 
The Ancient Magus' Bride, Vol. 5
4.47
it was amazing
Lovely volume. The story takes an interesting turn here as Chise overexerts herself to help a Leannān Sīdhe and her human "lover". Unlike others of he ...more
May 2017
May 01, 2017
 
The Ancient Magus' Bride, Vol. 1
4.23
really liked it
★★★☆ I'm not sure what to make of this series yet. The art is competent, the character designs are appealing, and the dialogue is interesting. I espec ...more
Feb 12, 2017
Feb 18, 2017
 
Redshirts
3.84
liked it
**spoiler alert** I wanted to like this book. I loved the redshirt themed satire. I enjoyed the campiness of the dialog when the Narrative took over. ...more
Jun 26, 2014
Jun 25, 2014
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
liked it
I've come to the end and I must admit I am disappointed. Where the first book seemed to be about hope in the face of despair, and the second book was ...more
Mar 28, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
 
Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile
3.99
liked it
After years of hearing of Fables in hushed, reverent whispers, I thought I might take a look and see. I fear being branded a heretic, but I must admit ...more
Feb 28, 2011
Feb 28, 2011
 
I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1)
3.94
liked it
As I read this book, I felt it read like a screenplay. The descriptions were so perfunctory; so practical. Then I learned after I was finished that th ...more
Apr 04, 2011
Apr 04, 2011
 
Chicken Cheeks
3.99
liked it
I wanted to like this book. I truly did. It featured comical, brightly colored illustrations. It featured a cornucopia of keisters. Seriously. A book ...more
Jul 13, 2013
Jul 14, 2013
 
The Keepsake (Rizzoli & Isles, #7)
4.09
liked it
This was a good mystery. I swallowed it up in one evening, so the story was engaging and kept my attention. I found the ghoulish keepsake deaths well ...more
May 28, 2009
May 29, 2009
 
Maoh: Juvenile Remix, Vol. 5
4.04
it was amazing
This series continues to surprise me. On one level it is a typical manga for teenage boys with blood & violence and the occasional busty girl, but ...more
Dec 06, 2011
Dec 07, 2011
 
Fables, Vol. 3: Storybook Love
4.15
liked it
I don't feel the comic is as bad as some make it out to be, but, heck, it ain't as phenomenal as it has been made out to be, either.

The first story w
...more
Mar 05, 2011
Mar 05, 2011
 
The Cloud Roads (Books of the Raksura, #1)
3.96
really liked it
I must warn you. I'm sick and grumpy. It will likely affect my review…

I loved this book. I cracked the cover to check it out while tidying my shelves
...more
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
 
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot, #1)
3.98
liked it
…Styles began stuffy, became engaging for chapters on end, bored me fiercely during the trail, then ended happily, although poor Hastings didn’t get t ...more
Oct 03, 2009
Oct 03, 2009
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