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Mary Poppins
4.05
it was amazing
I LOVED reading this book in elementary school. I seem to remember checking it out ALL THE TIME (whether I really did or not, I'm not sure. I could ju ...more
Oct 1988
Jul 02, 2007
 
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
4.36
it was amazing
It's Charles Schulz and Charlie Brown. How can you go wrong? And what more does a review need to say?
Oct 31, 2014
Aug 02, 2014
 
Jane Eyre
4.10
it was amazing
Up until a few years ago, I wouldn't be caught dead reading this book. I had a thing with "girl books" and "Chick Lit". I hate pretty much everything ...more
Mar 18, 2014
Oct 31, 2009
 
The Alchemist
3.82
really liked it
For the most part, I loved this. It read like a fairy tale (at least in my head) from the first page, the illustrations are charming, the paper and fo ...more
Jun 18, 2017
Jun 08, 2017
 
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
4.23
it was amazing
The classic girls' series. I loved reading the Anne of Green Gables books (despite the fact that I'm totally not girlie). They're so enjoyable. Anne i ...more
Jan 1991
Jul 09, 2007
 
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
3.76
it was ok
Ermmm.... It was okay at some points, but really tedious through most of it. Did not love this; not even sure I liked it.
May 20, 2017
Aug 10, 2007
 
All the President's Men
4.17
really liked it
It's an interesting read. I think I was expecting more...scandal? Maybe it's because by now everyone knows the story of Watergate, so there's not as m ...more
Sep 08, 2017
Aug 29, 2017
 
The Phantom of the Opera
3.97
really liked it
One of my fondest memories is going to Canada with my mom and aunt to see Andrew Lloyd Webber's version of The Phantom of the Opera when I was in 6th ...more
Aug 2007
Jun 27, 2007
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.24
liked it
Okay, so I totally don't do chick lit. And as we all know, Jane Austen is TOTAL chick lit.

But I downloaded the audio as part of one of the audiobook
...more
Aug 07, 2009
Aug 08, 2009
 
Classics of Children's Literature
4.20
it was amazing
Kiddie stories!!! Not only does it include the *non-Disneyized* versions of classics like "The Little Mermaid" and "Little Red Riding-hood," but also ...more
Jul 2005
Jul 03, 2007
 
Ramona the Pest (Ramona Quimby, #2)
4.04
really liked it
I love Ramona. I always loved reading her books as a child, and the little scamp is still endearing today.

Reading the books now, though, made me laug
...more
Sep 25, 2015
Sep 19, 2015
 
The Master and Margarita
4.32
it was amazing
I read that this was a better translation than some other versions, but since I don't speak Russian, I'll have to take others' words for it. This vers ...more
Sep 25, 2014
Nov 19, 2007
 
Emma
3.99
liked it
I have to admit: I'm reading this because of Clueless. It's on the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list, but not being a fan of Austen and her ...more
Sep 16, 2015
Aug 30, 2015
 
One Hundred Years of Solitude
4.04
really liked it
Okay, to start with, this book did not change my life, even though some readers/reviewers say "Oh my God! This book will change your life!! You *have* ...more
Jun 26, 2014
May 29, 2014
 
The Republic
3.91
liked it
Pretty good version. No notes, but helpful headings w/ who's talking on each page and a (sometimes not so brief) summary of what's being discussed.
Mar 2005
Jul 03, 2007
 
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
4.04
it was amazing
The first of the Murry fantasy series of time travel and space travel. Every kid MUST read this.
not set
Jul 02, 2007
 
Republic
3.91
it was amazing
Good version (great notes) of Plato's classic.
Jan 2007
Jul 03, 2007
 
Republic
3.91
really liked it
Good version, good notes.
Oct 2006
Jul 03, 2007
 
The Complete War of the Worlds: Mars' Invasion of Earth from H.G. Wells to Orson Welles [With 2 Audio CDs]
4.10
liked it
The portion of the book that was about H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds and Orson Welles' "The War of the Worlds" radio broadcast was good, a nice (i ...more
Oct 17, 2009
Sep 27, 2009
 
Six Tales of the Jazz Age (and Other Stories)
3.85
really liked it
I really, really like Fitzgerald's writing style, especially in his short stories. I think Fitzgerald could be the Great Find of my adult years (Amazi ...more
Nov 25, 2009
Jul 01, 2007
 
Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited
4.16
really liked it
Wowser. Wow. zer.

On the one hand, Brave New World is a really great story, a little bit shocking, and a whole lot of "Could that really happen?" (both
...more
Nov 06, 2011
Oct 28, 2011
 
Don Quixote
3.85
it was ok
Loving this specific edition (Oxford World's Classics ISBN 0192834835) -- good introduction and good notes.

Around page 60, I started to think maybe I
...more
Jan 22, 2015
Aug 15, 2009
 
Frankenstein
3.76
really liked it
I know people often say that the book is nothing like the movie, but in my defense, I've also never seen the movie. So, with that said, let me add to ...more
May 06, 2011
Aug 10, 2007
 
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
3.89
it was ok
Amazingly, I have never read this book. How did I make it through elementary and middle school without reading it? It's about time I get to it.

-------
...more
May 17, 2014
Feb 13, 2008
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.26
liked it
I first read this in high school, then bought a copy for myself a year or two later, then never touched it again until the summer of 2011. Below is my ...more
Jan 1995
Jul 02, 2007
 
Jo's Boys
3.81
really liked it
Another (and final) charming book about the March family, and Jo's school for boys, and now girls, at Plumfield.

Like Little Men, this book is full of
...more
Jan 12, 2011
Dec 13, 2009
 
A Journey to the Center of the Earth
3.84
it was ok
Ummm... After I finish reading this book, I'm going to read Leonard Nimoy's Afterword and the entry in 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die so some ...more
Feb 11, 2016
Oct 31, 2009
 
Little Men: Life at Plumfield With Jo's Boys
3.84
it was amazing
What a charming book! A high 4.5 stars.

When I was young, my mom always tried to get me to read Little Women and Gone With the Wind, I think because sh
...more
Jan 06, 2011
Jun 08, 2008
 
The Waves
4.14
really liked it
Most of Virginia Woolf's books are seen as "difficult," sometimes for the stream of consciousness, sometimes because of the dialogue. This one, it's t ...more
Mar 05, 2014
Nov 01, 2009
 
The Time Machine
3.87
really liked it
I tried to read this during the summer when I was about 10, but gave up on it. I think there are a few big words at the beginning plus such beautiful ...more
Aug 24, 2011
Jan 10, 2009
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