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Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
3.85
it was ok
Do you ever wonder about why people choose to read the books they do? Well, I can tell you, I read Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel because it won the Book ...more
May 19, 2011
Dec 14, 2010
 
Like Water for Chocolate
3.94
it was ok
Have you ever finished a book and thought "Man, this is going to be hard to review?" Because that's the first thing I thought when I finished this lit ...more
Jun 13, 2011
Sep 24, 2010
 
Bloodchild and Other Stories
4.30
it was amazing
Bloodchild is a collection of short stories by the famous science-fiction writer Octavia Butler. The problem with most short story collections is that ...more
Jul 16, 2011
Jul 14, 2010
 
Tipping the Velvet
4.00
liked it
When I first picked up this novel, I was expecting an exciting romp through Victorian England, complete with lesbians, a little sex, and lots of adven ...more
Aug 11, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
 
The Waste Land
4.12
it was amazing
What can one say about The Waste Land that hasn't already been said? It's disjointed, difficult, long, and brilliant. Parts of it are confusing and gr ...more
Apr 04, 2011
Apr 04, 2011
 
Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1)
3.98
it was ok
It was... ok. The writing was ok and it was an easy read, but the past tense thing got a little boring after awhile, and honestly, I just couldn't mak ...more
May 23, 2009
May 11, 2009
 
The Children's Book
3.66
it was amazing
The first thing I have to tell you is that this is not an easy review to write. How does one review an 675 page book in just a few paragraphs? But the ...more
Dec 06, 2010
Sep 18, 2010
 
Mr. Palomar
3.90
it was amazing
I don't usually like blurbs. I find that they often misrepresent the books that they are supposed to be describing. That said, I don't know that there ...more
Jan 30, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.30
it was ok
Eh. It's not good, and it's not bad. I guess mediocre is the word I'd use.
As much as I love dystopian themes, female leads in action books, and rebell
...more
Nov 15, 2009
Nov 11, 2009
 
The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories
4.02
it was amazing
This story is amazing in every sense of the word. Gilman did a great job with characterization. The narrator has a very distinct voice and feels very ...more
Feb 20, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
 
The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1)
4.12
liked it
I am honestly having a hard time reviewing this book. This is such a long book and there is so much to say, and yet I can't seem to explain the way I ...more
Oct 27, 2010
Sep 06, 2010
 
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose
4.23
really liked it
If you read my recent review of Alice Walker's famous novel The Color Purple, then you'll know that I think she is an excellent novelist. Well, dear r ...more
May 31, 2011
Jul 14, 2010
 
Never Let Me Go
3.80
really liked it
Never Let Me Go is a gentle, refined book whose descriptions of the seemingly mundane aspects of everyday life hide a deeper beauty. The story is set ...more
not set
Aug 23, 2009
 
Mrs. Bridge
4.04
it was amazing
On the surface, Mrs. Bridge doesn't sound like the kind of book you'd want to pick up. The story of a typical 1950s housewife, it seems from the blurb ...more
Sep 04, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
 
The Western Lit Survival Kit: An Irreverent Guide to the Classics, from Homer to Faulkner
4.07
did not like it
If you know me, you know that I am a big classics reader, so I thought that it would be fun to get The Western Lit Survival Kit and get a few laughs o ...more
not set
Mar 25, 2012
 
Selected Prose
3.97
really liked it
I've recently taken a personal interest in T.S. Eliot. I studied Prufrock and The Waste Land in one of my classes last semester, and that got me inter ...more
Dec 14, 2011
Dec 09, 2011
 
Four Quartets
4.37
it was amazing
I am consistently impressed with Eliot's use of language. My goodness, does the man know how to write a poem. While I'm not a huge fan of all the Angl ...more
Jul 04, 2011
Apr 16, 2011
 
Possession
3.88
it was amazing
This book is incredible. It manages to link together so many people and stories and events into one narrative that's actually pretty easy to follow.

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...more
Oct 25, 2009
Aug 23, 2009
 
The Princess Bride
4.25
liked it
I grew up with the movie, and I'm still not sure which one I liked the best. The book was great because it gave the back stories for all of the second ...more
not set
not set
May 09, 2009
 
Stoner
4.28
really liked it
I read this book for my Contemporary Novel class, and I really enjoyed it. It is a quiet novel, telling the story of an English professor, detailing h ...more
Aug 29, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
 
Everfree (Idlewild, #3)
3.78
did not like it
Don't read this. Trust me. Once you have read the first two books this one is just a terrible disappointment. It completely destroys the former plot l ...more
not set
May 09, 2009
 
The Left Hand of Darkness
4.05
it was amazing
This book is utterly incredible. I love Le Guin's writing style. I swear she could write about paint drying and I would read it. Luckily that didn't h ...more
May 08, 2010
Jun 03, 2009
 
Ulysses
3.74
it was amazing
Last semester I took a seminar class on James Joyce, and of course no class on Joyce would be complete without reading Ulysses. We spent the last half ...more
Nov 28, 2012
Aug 18, 2012
 
Stories of Your Life and Others
4.27
it was amazing
Short story collections are often difficult things to review. Usually the stories in them are of mixed quality, a few gems surrounded by average or su ...more
Feb 19, 2012
Dec 11, 2011
 
Cassandra Rising
4.00
it was amazing
Alright, I'm going to come right out and admit it. I love short stories. Short stories have all the wonderful things about a novel compacted down into ...more
Oct 02, 2010
Sep 25, 2010
 
Frankenstein
3.76
it was amazing
One of my resolutions for 2011 is to read all of the books I got for Christmas. Among the many books I received was an adorably tiny little copy of Fr ...more
Jan 09, 2011
May 09, 2009
 
Been Here a Thousand Years
3.36
it was ok
Been Here a Thousand Years is the story of the Falcone family. Starting on the day that Don Francesco Falcone's first and only son is born, it follows ...more
Aug 15, 2010
Aug 15, 2010
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.34
liked it
As the first book in the series, I thought that The Hunger Games was a pretty strong start. The plot moved ahead at a nice pace, and the action was ve ...more
May 22, 2009
May 22, 2009
 
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
3.19
really liked it
When I discovered that I had won an ARC of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake from the GoodReads Giveaway program, I was both excited and worried. I ...more
Feb 26, 2011
Feb 01, 2011
 
Jane Eyre
4.10
really liked it
You know those books on your to-read list that you've always meant to read at some point, but never end up getting around to? The Bronte sisters have ...more
Mar 30, 2011
Dec 14, 2010
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