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Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1)
did not like it
This book had the potential to be amazing: affluent teens learn in their fifteenth year that they are reincarnated vampires who will never really die, ...more
Oct 27, 2008
Oct 21, 2008
did not like it
It is my experience that the movie versions of books are usually not as good as the book itself. So after watching the movie, I thought I was in for a ...more
Oct 19, 2008
Oct 21, 2008
The Tree Bride
it was ok
Bharati Mukherjee's language and prose is definitely beautiful and poetic, but that's not always a good thing. Overall, I felt like this book was extr ...more
Jul 15, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Stephen King is certainly a prolific writer, even if his writing is not particularly good writing. This may only apply to his newer ...more
not set
Nov 14, 2013
You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice
it was ok
I'm not really sure where they were going with this book. I'm not familiar with 'The Believer' or 'Sedarisms' specifically, but I am familiar with Amy ...more
Dec 20, 2013
Dec 19, 2013
Writing Is My Drink: A Writer's Story of Finding Her Voice (and a Guide to How You Can Too)
I have mixed feelings about this book. I picked it up from a display case at the library on a whim. One of my favorite ways to put off actually writin ...more
May 02, 2014
Apr 23, 2014
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
liked it
Note: After glancing through some of the other reviews, I see that the trolls are out criticizing anyone who doesn't rate this a full 5 stars. I'm ful ...more
May 19, 2014
May 17, 2014
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
it was amazing
Warning: this book will make you want to cook like a mad person!

I added this to my to-read list a few months ago after reading an interview with Barba
May 05, 2014
May 05, 2014
Publishing and Marketing in the Digital Age
it was ok
Read this review and other writing resources on The Writersaurus.
Title: Publishing and Marketing in the Digital Age
Author: Debbie Elicksen
Target Audie
not set
Dec 25, 2014
The Shack
liked it
I bought this book because of all the amazing reviews I've read about it. i.e., 'OMG this will totally change your life and the way you view religion! ...more
Feb 08, 2009
Feb 08, 2009
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
liked it
Despite what your views may be for Stephen King's works of fiction, I do think this is a decent exploration of writing, if you happen to be an aspirin ...more
not set
May 07, 2013
January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her
did not like it
It's obvious that Michael Schofield cares very much about his daughter. That doesn't make him a good father, though.
There are very few protagonists (
Feb 29, 2016
Feb 26, 2016
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
it was amazing
The array of positives about 'Behind the Beautiful Forevers' is vast. Even though it is a work of non-fiction, Boo's dreamy writing style makes it rea ...more
Dec 09, 2013
Dec 05, 2013
Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse, #13)
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I'll start this review off by saying that while I would have preferred Sookie and Eric (Seric?) ending up together, I always knew sh ...more
Aug 05, 2013
Aug 01, 2013
The Partly Cloudy Patriot
liked it
I picked up three of Vowell's books ( The Partly Cloudy Patriot and The Wordy Shipmates in book-form and then Assassination Vacation on cd, which I've ...more
Mar 25, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
Dreaming in Hindi: Coming Awake in Another Language
it was ok
Like so many other reviewers on this site, I really wanted to love this book. I studied Linguistics and Hindi in college. It seemed like 'Dreaming in ...more
Jun 04, 2014
May 27, 2014
Coilhunter (The Coilhunter Chronicles, #1)
really liked it
Note: This review was originally posted on

Book: Coilhunter by Dean F. Wilson

Genre: Science fiction, weird west

Available in Kind
Feb 04, 2018
Jan 21, 2018
Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer
really liked it
I won't lie: when my AP English teacher started passing out copies of this little relic in class, I groaned internally. I had long heard rumors of how ...more
Nov 30, 2008
Nov 15, 2008
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
liked it
I thought this was a good book. Not great; not fantastic, just good.

I'm not sure whether Beah used a ghost-writer or not; if he didn't, I commend him
Nov 19, 2008
Nov 15, 2008
Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet
liked it
I first encountered this title on a display at a bookstore entitled 'Beach Reads,' and honestly, I couldn't think of s place where it would fit in bet ...more
Aug 30, 2012
Aug 26, 2012
The Haunting of Josh Weston
really liked it
Good, fast-paced read. I found this book because it won the Onebook AZ Young Adult award. the character's are all very sympathetic and compelling. I m ...more
May 20, 2016
May 18, 2016
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
really liked it
As a big David Sedaris fan (and who isn't, these days?), I was especially excited to be able to preorder this book, and have it delivered to my door o ...more
May 17, 2013
Apr 15, 2013
The Events at Poroth Farm
really liked it
Four stars instead of five because of the unnecessary misogynistic comments and undertones that had absolutely nothing to do with the story. It was re ...more
Mar 14, 2015
Mar 14, 2015
The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life
it was ok
Am I supposed to find this funny? Witty? Smart? Am I supposed to be entertained?

Most of all, am I supposed to believe that half of the things portraye
Sep 2014
Jul 15, 2014
Skipping Christmas
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I like this book.

A lot of being like to ridicule it because the characters aren't 'believable', and, if they were in our world, they
not set
Oct 27, 2008
Brave New World / Brave New World Revisited
it was ok
Eh, not the best dystopian novel that I've ever read. I honestly can't decide if this was a page turner or not. I feel like I had to make myself finis ...more
Feb 21, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
A Walk Across the Sun
liked it
I downloaded the Kindle version of this book to read on my recent study abroad trip to India. While it wasn't a bad book, and the motives behind it we ...more
not set
Apr 05, 2012
The Handmaid's Tale
it was amazing
I'm really surprised by some of the negative reviews. A couple people have said they think this book is poorly written. It's been a while since I read ...more
Jan 2009
Apr 06, 2012
The Lovely Bones
liked it
I made the mistake of reading the reviews on here before I read the book, compromising the experience.

Because one reviewer complained about the amount
Oct 29, 2008
Oct 27, 2008
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
really liked it
I read this book for a Literatre class in the eighth grade. Like a lot of Lowry's work, it focuses in on a futuristic world where the people think the ...more
not set
Oct 28, 2008
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