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The Fault in Our Stars
4.26
liked it
i need to write this now, when the book is still raw, before i forget the minutiae and the emotion as i get suckered into another text. there will pro ...more
Jan 15, 2012
Aug 27, 2011
 
Lost It
3.46
liked it
what i learned from this book / promises to my daughters, who are far too young to read this review and far too smart to ever misread ethan frome:


1. r
...more
Dec 02, 2011
Dec 02, 2011
 
After the Party (Ralph's Party #2)
3.55
it was ok
this novel represents the culmination of days of trying to be a goodreads giveaway winner. thank you, goodreads!

of course, as such, the aura of myste
...more
Sep 11, 2011
Sep 05, 2011
 
Looking for Alaska
4.09
liked it
because this book is written in first-person narration from the perspective of a 16-year-old boy, it will garner many comparisons to "catcher in the r ...more
Aug 26, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
 
Dating Big Bird
2.99
liked it
2.5

this is the sad story of a woman who apparently works in marketing for a famous fashion designer but hates her job because she not-so-secretly want
...more
not set
Jul 01, 2010
 
How to Start a Fire
3.55
liked it
so...

possibly because of my attachment to lutz's other work, i kept waiting for this one to turn into a sinister murder mystery where kate was anna or
...more
Aug 03, 2015
Aug 03, 2015
 
The Vacationers
3.14
liked it
oh man, this was a disappointment.

i've been excited to read this one for awhile now; it had such initially good buzz that i probably should have been
...more
Jul 04, 2015
Jun 01, 2015
 
Eleanor & Park
4.11
really liked it
i want to love this book, but i'm finding it difficult. not unlike eleanor herself, the book is a little weird, a little off-putting, and not particul ...more
Nov 23, 2013
Nov 24, 2013
 
Ethan Frome
3.35
it was ok
this is not the age of innocence.

it's also one of those books that inevitably was killed for most of us by some well-meaning english teacher harping o
...more
Apr 04, 2015
Feb 25, 2009
 
Chasing Harry Winston
3.32
it was ok
oh, lauren weisberger. why must you write such ugly people. not physically ugly, naturally. since all three of these BFF 4 evas are gorgeous in their ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 02, 2011
 
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
4.21
really liked it
i'll admit that i reread this one because i'm VERY excited about the STARZ series and i wanted to reread it before it premiered.

which is silly becaus
...more
Aug 07, 2014
Jul 14, 2017
Feb 26, 2009
 
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
3.66
did not like it
my inner goddess is jazz hands-ing (jazz fisting???)...

or rather...

my inner goddess (by which i mean feminist) is slightly appalled by the overt natur
...more
Jun 02, 2012
May 18, 2012
 
Gone Girl
4.03
liked it
i eat surprise twists for breakfast.

and, in all fairness, this one has been out for awhile now, so it's not like it owed me anything. the only thing i
...more
Mar 23, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
 
The Girls in the Garden
3.59
liked it
I started this one months ago and my interest waned quickly.

I restarted this evening and finished before my middle child could interrupt my REM.

I don'
...more
Dec 28, 2016
Aug 15, 2016
 
How I Broke Up With Ernie
3.42
it was ok
whoa.

a non-scary r.l. stine? (by which, of course, i mean non-horror; it's actually sort of terrifying that stine is capable of drivel like this book)
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Nov 06, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
 
Chasing Brooklyn
4.08
it was ok
it's okay
to want to date
your dead boyfriend's brother
isn't it?

according to this novel
the best way to deal with grief
is to fall in love
with the decease
...more
Dec 28, 2013
Dec 28, 2013
 
Voyager (Outlander, #3)
4.38
really liked it
i should be prepping for something called "english instructional lab" and instead i'm reading "men in kilts: return of the kilt".

i'm okay with my life
...more
Aug 30, 2014
Aug 31, 2014
 
The Hamlet Trap (Constance and Charlie, #1)
3.33
it was ok
(sung to the tune of "Let's Get Together" from the seminal flick The Parent Trap)

Let's commit murder, yeah yeah yeah.
Why don't you and I combine?
Let's
...more
Jan 07, 2014
Jan 06, 2014
 
Paper Towns
3.88
liked it
there is nothing like a two hour power outage to inspire some quality book-readin'

first off, john green might be my new "go-to" guy for quick, addicti
...more
Aug 28, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
 
Landline
3.55
liked it
i really like rainbow rowell, i think you all know that, but i didn't love this book at all.

it's much shorter than her previous tomes, but that's not
...more
Jul 23, 2014
Dec 28, 2013
 
The Great Gatsby
3.89
really liked it
i honestly think i will like this book better when i actually get to teach it (what i call "the lord of the flies phenomenon"). i still dislike nick, ...more
Oct 21, 2016
Feb 25, 2009
 
Two Boys Kissing
4.11
really liked it
i almost didn't get this book out of the library. i feel like i need to confess this, for some reason. i was embarrassed to check it out. the older, c ...more
Dec 03, 2013
Dec 02, 2013
 
Second Chance Summer
4.16
really liked it
so...morgan matson is my new sarah dessen. i like how she writes teenagers.

better than that, i like how she writes parents. not as enemies of the sta
...more
Aug 2014
Aug 01, 2014
 
Hamlet
4.00
it was amazing
by far my favorite shakespearean tragedy. hamlet's philosophically charged soliloquies coupled with the complexities of the usurping claudius have alw ...more
Nov 2016
Feb 25, 2009
 
Since You've Been Gone
4.19
really liked it
so...i read both SYBG and Second Chance Summer back to back in one night...which probably speaks to their digestibility fairly well. and i was pleasan ...more
Aug 2014
Aug 01, 2014
 
Playing With Bones (Joe Plantagenet, #2)
3.79
liked it
i finally started reading for pleasure again.

by which i mean, not the odyssey. or jane eyre. although i do enjoy those books.

i also decided i was goin
...more
Oct 02, 2016
Oct 03, 2016
 
Labor Day
3.56
liked it
i have to say, do you ever just read a novel and picture kate winslet as the female lead? i do. she's my "bernadette" (from "where'd you go, bernadett ...more
Jul 12, 2014
Jul 12, 2014
 
Losing It
2.50
did not like it
new life plan:

write novel about two women in a coffee shop who spend all day picking apart orange scones and drinking milky tea while discussing how t
...more
Oct 15, 2016
Oct 15, 2016
 
Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters
3.66
really liked it
this was a gift from a student, so i probably love it a lot more than i should, but dang, some of these texts are funny.

sample:

Gertrude: your girlfri
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Dec 23, 2015
Dec 25, 2015
 
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
4.07
did not like it
has there been just chastely torrid love since edward and bella?

probably not.

do i care about any of this?

nope.
Jun 29, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
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