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La Chanson de Roland
3.54
really liked it
I had epiphanies all through this book! It was mainly a war story about French "Christians" taking over Arabic "Heathens," however it was the first bo ...more
Jan 2010
Mar 06, 2010
 
Le Romance De La Rose (French Edition)
3.67
it was ok
I fully admit, first of all, that I am judging this novel by a modern perspective. But, here I am, the reader, and I bring to this what I have lived a ...more
Mar 2010
Mar 06, 2010
 
La Sainte Bible: Segond (103910)
3.93
it was ok
This is an amazingly beautiful book, aesthetically. Soft-bound and almost pocket-size. It gives me pleasure to merely hold it. It was a gift from my M ...more
Jan 02, 2010
May 18, 2008
 
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
4.11
Annie Dillard's 'Pilgrim at Tinker Creek' is breath-catching, exuberant, and moving. I've wanted to read it for years, and finally last year I picked ...more
Jan 2017
Jan 14, 2017
 
Purple Hibiscus
4.14
it was amazing
I first became familiar with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie through her incredible (and incredibly enlightening) TED Talk called "The Danger of the Single S ...more
Mar 2016
Mar 25, 2016
 
The Hobbit
4.25
it was amazing
Having recently finished re-reading The Hobbit, I'm in a fresh mindset to give it a well-thought-out review that may be more telling than my simple fi ...more
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Jun 19, 2010
 
His Dark Materials (His Dark Materials #1-3)
4.26
it was amazing
I almost started crying when I finished the first book of this series.

I philosophized into the night about how awful, how completely AWFUL, it was th
...more
Sep 2009
Aug 20, 2007
 
Great Expectations
3.76
it was amazing
A great story about renowned literary figures Pip, Estella and Miss Havisham. Joe, Biddy, Herbert and Wemmick are among my other favorite characters. ...more
Jul 31, 2010
Jul 03, 2010
 
The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3)
4.48
it was amazing
Not only for lovers of fantasy, or for lovers of just any fantasy, these books are amazing if you are a lover of detail, tangents, and enchantingly-de ...more
May 19, 2009
Aug 24, 2007
 
The Picture of Dorian Gray
4.06
it was amazing
I loved reading and experiencing the passion of this book. I was thrilled to read something so homo-erotic in emotion from the eighteen hundreds. The ...more
Dec 2009
Dec 23, 2009
 
Wide Sargasso Sea
3.57
it was amazing
I was so excited when I heard an English teacher mention that someone, somewhere, had written the story of the mad-woman in the attic from Bronte's Ja ...more
Aug 2006
Sep 12, 2007
 
The Giving Tree
4.37
it was amazing
This is quite possibly my favorite children's book. That is so hard to say, though! Children's literature is possibly my favorite genre. This book was ...more
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Jan 11, 2009
 
The Great Gatsby
3.90
really liked it
I hated this book when I read it in high school. But, because it was a classic, and because I've changed a lot since high school, I read it again. And ...more
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Sep 24, 2008
 
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
Avi
3.81
it was amazing
Loved this book just as much as an adult as I did as a kid ... it's full of mystery and intrigue, and teaches you about ships and crew members in a de ...more
Nov 2009
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Jan 06, 2010
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.80
it was amazing
I read this for the first time in high school and I remember the one thing I got out of it was amazement at its' honesty. I thought, "WOW. THANK YOU J ...more
Jan 2002
not set
Sep 24, 2008
 
Leaves of Grass: Eighteen Fifty to Eighteen Eighty-One
4.12
it was amazing
This is the most beautiful book of poetry I have ever encountered. I thought I would like Walt Whitman. I had no idea I would relate to and revere him ...more
May 11, 2009
Mar 03, 2009
 
Les Lais de Marie de France
3.86
liked it
These were harder to follow than La Chanson de Roland but I enjoyed reading classic stories, knowing they had been passed down orally by generations o ...more
Jan 2010
Mar 06, 2010
 
Siddhartha
4.00
really liked it
I read this in high school and it was fascinating. I'm looking forward to reading it again for my Comparative Literature class. This book opened my ey ...more
May 2003
Aug 24, 2007
 
Jane Eyre
4.11
really liked it
For many years I hated the idea of a 400-page book that began as dully as I thought this one did, but when I got to be a bit older and more appreciati ...more
Jul 2000
Sep 12, 2007
 
1984
4.15
liked it
Long-winded, but thought-provoking, and, of course, a must-read for cultural references.
Nov 2008
Dec 10, 2008
 
Watership Down (Watership Down, #1)
4.06
it was amazing
I've read most of this book before, when I was in high school my step-dad gave it to me. I loved it, but it was long, and I didn't get through it. It' ...more
Sep 24, 2008
Feb 14, 2008
 
Maniac Magee
3.87
I remember loving this book, so I'm guessing it gets a four. However I've marked it as to-read because I love re-reading books I loved as a child, to ...more
not set
Jan 11, 2009
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.26
it was amazing
I've read this book multiple times, and love it every one more.
not set
Sep 24, 2008
 
Matilda
4.29
it was amazing
None
Jan 2010
Jan 06, 2010
 
The Iliad
3.84
liked it
None
not set
Mar 06, 2010
 
Beloved
3.79
it was amazing
None
Jun 27, 2009
Jun 27, 2009
 
La cantatrice chauve, suivi de La leçon
3.89
it was ok
None
not set
Aug 24, 2007
 
Medea
4.08
really liked it
None
not set
Aug 24, 2007
 
Bonjour tristesse
3.62
really liked it
None
Mar 05, 2008
Feb 14, 2008
 
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
4.34
it was amazing
None
Jun 26, 2010
Jun 19, 2010
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