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The Crimson Petal and the White
did not like it
**spoiler alert** Ugh. This book, and the length had nothing to do with it, took me about three weeks to read. (If it was any good it would have taken ...more
May 26, 2008
May 04, 2008
Tempest (Star Wars: Legacy of the Force, #3)
liked it
**spoiler alert** Thank God for Troy Denning.

Overall Plot: Much, Much better. It felt more thought out and tried to use a broader cast of characters
Mar 2008
Mar 10, 2008
The Collectors (Camel Club, #2)
did not like it
I'm not going to say this book wasn't completely lacking in entertainment value--but it came pretty close. I've read other books by David Baldacci(Abs ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 23, 2007
All the Birds in the Sky
it was ok
I can't decide how I feel about All the Birds in the Sky. Charlie Jane Anders has an inventive storytelling style that was at times engaging but at o ...more
May 11, 2016
Jan 28, 2016
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
really liked it
The Silkworm is compelling, and a little gross. The murder itself dares you to use your imagination, and like any good detective novel the clues bandy ...more
Oct 31, 2014
Oct 13, 2014
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1)
it was amazing
There will be far more comprehensive reviews than the one I am about to write but I will say that this book was amazing. It was challenging, moving, a ...more
Oct 08, 2016
Oct 02, 2016
The Fault in Our Stars
it was amazing
I'm afraid that any review I write will really just tread upon the numerous other reviews before me. Instead I will just say that I was moved. I knew ...more
not set
May 13, 2014
Between the World and Me
really liked it
I'm not even sure it's possible to write a review for this book that accurately imparts and describes the depth of feeling Coates provides in Between ...more
Aug 04, 2016
Jul 24, 2016
I Am America (And So Can You!)
really liked it
Well. Colbert is genius. He's funny and amusing but you know in book form, best served in small dosages over time--not in one week like I did. Whew wh ...more
Jan 2008
Oct 29, 2007
How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise
it was amazing
This book is a gem for any Star Wars fan. It provides amazing insights and information on the galaxy far, far, away.

Excerpted from a longer blog post
Oct 15, 2015
Nov 15, 2015
Gone Girl
liked it
Uh. Just wanted to say that this book is crazy. Cray-zy. Don't talk to anyone about specifics until you get all the way to the end. You may hate it wh ...more
not set
Oct 03, 2012
The Historian
liked it
I finally finished the Historian. In a lot of ways I loved the book. It fed my interest in primary research and piecing together a narrative by lettin ...more
Jan 10, 2015
Jan 24, 2015
American War
really liked it
**spoiler alert** "They didn’t understand, they just didn’t understand. You fight the war with guns, you fight the peace with stories."

American War is
Jul 04, 2017
Apr 05, 2017
Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination
liked it
Two historians I respect wrote a book about Thomas Jefferson. In some ways it didn't tread particularly new ground but did attempt to reveal a Jeffers ...more
May 15, 2016
May 07, 2016
really liked it
This is the second Stephen King book I've ever read (I think?). The first was his book "On Writing."

Overall I really enjoyed the book - not only as a
Feb 28, 2016
Jan 28, 2016
In a Dark, Dark Wood
really liked it
I hesitate to compare books to each other (aka this is like Gone Girl or Girl on the Train) except to say that all three share a tone dark and grim. G ...more
May 29, 2016
May 27, 2016
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I've read a few Rushdie books and I've always struggled to get through them. This particular title was worse than normal. While the ...more
Mar 12, 2016
Feb 15, 2016
Station Eleven
it was amazing
I am not sure how much praise to heap upon this novel that others have not already addressed. In short Station Eleven is at times a reflection on indi ...more
Feb 24, 2015
Dec 20, 2014
Northanger Abbey
really liked it
It would be easy for me to say that this book was great because just because it was written by Jane Austen. But I won't.

I first read Northanger Abbey
Feb 20, 2016
Feb 15, 2016
The Obsession
liked it
Sometimes I can't tell if I prefer Nora Roberts who writes the fluffy romance, or the Nora Roberts that writes the mystery romance. This book was fine ...more
Jul 28, 2016
Jul 24, 2016
The Nightingale
liked it
Kristin Hannah has put together an moving and fascinating novel set in World War II France. I appreciated how both sisters developed throughout the co ...more
Jul 20, 2016
Jan 01, 2016
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
really liked it
Two minor things here. 1. It was nice to read a book with an Indian (South Asian) character that wasn't all about him being Indian. 2. Even though the ...more
Jan 16, 2016
May 04, 2015
The Bone Clocks
really liked it
I really enjoyed my second foray into David Mitchell's world. The first, Cloud Atlas, remains one of my favorite stories -- both because of how challe ...more
Feb 15, 2015
Aug 31, 2014
The Goldfinch
really liked it
The reason I am giving this four stars instead of three stars is as follows. I really loved that the Goldfinch in the painting stood as a metaphor for ...more
Sep 12, 2014
Dec 24, 2013
All the Light We Cannot See
really liked it
Often it is the language of a book that draws me in. Imagery that paints a picture of a person or a place so clearly that you can't rip your eyes from ...more
Mar 15, 2015
Dec 20, 2014
In the Unlikely Event
liked it
I read this for a book club and wasn't floored, and not because of anything specific. Rather it felt like it had a lot of cast members some of whom ha ...more
Aug 12, 2015
Aug 01, 2015
A God in Ruins
liked it
So almost a year after reading Life after Life we I finally got around to reading the next novel in Kate Atkinson's repertoire. It should be unsurpris ...more
Sep 25, 2015
Sep 13, 2015
When Breath Becomes Air
really liked it
In some ways this book makes me think of an oft-repeated theme in Hamilton: the development of a Legacy. Or "Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story ...more
Jul 28, 2017
Feb 05, 2017
The Grace of Kings (The Dandelion Dynasty, #1)
it was ok
It took me a very long time to get into The Grace of Kings and an even longer time to finish it. On the surface it is a book that is right up my alley ...more
Apr 25, 2016
May 16, 2015
The Proposal (The Survivors' Club, #1)
liked it
Started this series as a counterpoint to my normal reading. Sometimes its nice to have a little romance and fluff in your life.
Jul 13, 2016
Jul 17, 2016
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