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The Awakening (The Vampire Diaries, #1)
3.41
it was amazing
Written long before Twilight. SMeyer's claim of never having read Vampire fiction is absurd. There are FAR TOO MANY parallel's between LJ Smith's char ...more
Mar 07, 2009
Mar 06, 2009
 
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
4.54
did not like it
Well I decided to come back and actually put in a review for this book since all I'd done is give it a star and go on my merry little way.

Hated this b
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not set
Aug 30, 2007
 
Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)
3.86
it was ok
The story is your typical Hero's Journey (for more info, study up on Joseph Campbell) and that makes the plot fairly predictable. I know a lot of peop ...more
Apr 19, 2008
Nov 26, 2007
 
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
3.70
did not like it
This book had so much potential.

I wish I could have given it a negative star review. It would have ended up at -5.

Seriously.

It's entirely possible th
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Aug 03, 2008
Feb 07, 2008
 
Hunger (Gone, #2)
4.02
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** I will leave a better review after I sleep, it's 1:30am and I just couldn't stop until I had finished.

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Well. Now that I've ha
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May 30, 2009
Apr 26, 2009
 
For Such a Time
3.83
did not like it
Even the summary is offensive. This is disgusting and horrifically antisemitic. I am offended as a writer and as a non Jew.
not set
Aug 05, 2015
 
Goddess of Legend (Goddess Summoning, #7)
3.93
did not like it
Okay that is 309 pages of my life that I will never get back. This woman writes like a 17 year old girl.

I regret reading this book.

Okay... So here's s
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May 18, 2011
May 08, 2011
 
The Crucible
3.55
it was amazing
I do have to say that seeing this play preformed is ultimately and unequivocally more rewarding than reading it from a book. The emotions of the actor ...more
not set
Mar 11, 2008
 
Waybrooke (Carrie, #1)
4.00
it was ok
2 stars. Good start, but does need improvement.

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I make it no secret that I'm not a fan of self-publishing for a number of reasons. I'
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Apr 24, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
 
Vampire Kisses: The Beginning (Vampire Kisses, #1-3)
4.12
did not like it
There was once a time in my life when I thought that there will never be a book worse than the Twilight series. There was once a time in my life when ...more
May 16, 2009
May 01, 2009
 
Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1)
4.05
really liked it
Delayed review:

I think what I like most about this book is it is neat to see how differently we view things now than, say, when the story was first pu
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not set
Sep 02, 2007
 
How to Teach English: An Introduction to the Practice of English Language Teaching (2nd Edition) (With DVD) (How To Series)
3.89
liked it
I've just taken a TESOL/TEFL class through Oxford Seminars and this was the text that the class used. I found the dvd addition to be very helpful beca ...more
not set
Jan 27, 2008
 
Slumdog Millionaire
3.98
it was amazing
Different from the movie, but certainly not it a bad way.

I picked up Slumdog Millionaire (formerly Q&A) after I saw the award-winning film under t
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Aug 16, 2009
Aug 05, 2009
 
The Fire Gospel
3.09
really liked it
I went into this book with very high expectations because I simply adored Michel Faber's book The Crimson Petal and the White. This book didn't disapp ...more
Jan 25, 2009
Jan 22, 2009
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.57
did not like it
//Very late review.//

The more I think about this series, the more I want to lessen my star rating for them. I read Twilight shortly after my epic disa
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not set
Aug 30, 2007
 
Uncle Tom's Cabin
3.83
liked it
The first exposure I ever had to this story was the musical number within the movie The King and I.

You can obviously tell that this isn't a modern boo
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Sep 12, 2008
Aug 26, 2008
 
The Bell Jar
3.98
really liked it
I ended up reading this in order to wash my brain from the failure of Breaking Dawn. Thank GOD I had The Bell Jar from the library because all my othe ...more
Aug 09, 2008
Jun 30, 2008
 
A Silent Terror (High Stakes, #1)
4.20
did not like it
Hoooooooooo-eeeeee *waves hand in front of nose* What a stinker. I was hoping that this might be better than the last one, but I was sorely mistaken. ...more
Apr 10, 2009
Apr 09, 2009
 
A Mad, Wicked Folly
3.83
really liked it
I listened to this as an audio book.

It was pretty good.

Of course it has its faults, but for the most part I ignored them because I was still enjoying
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Jan 25, 2015
Jan 16, 2015
 
Push
3.82
it was amazing
I'd been avoiding this book because I always find it hard to get into books that acclaimed movies are based on. Especially if I've seen the movie. But ...more
Jul 11, 2010
Jul 04, 2010
 
The Gathering (Darkness Rising, #1)
4.03
it was amazing
Okay, first off I have to say that I love Kelley Armstrong books. I love her WOTO series, the Darkest Powers series and this new series has not disapp ...more
Apr 07, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
 
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
4.12
did not like it
I think I would rather stab myself in the eye with a dirty fork than subject myself to thinking deeply on this book.

Sorry Cassie Clare, your "original
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Sep 2007
Aug 30, 2007
 
The Outcast
3.59
really liked it
I can see now why the little blurbs on the front of my copy that say things like "Riveting", "Addictive" and "Mesmerizing" were put there. Out of the ...more
Jun 13, 2009
Jun 06, 2009
 
A Slave to Want
3.92
did not like it
A Slave to Want by Jay Grewal tells the story of young Jelani born a slave on a plantation in Alabama.

As other reviews have said, the story was defini
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Apr 29, 2013
Apr 24, 2013
 
The Gargoyle
3.96
it was amazing
I say this about a lot of good books sometimes, but usually the moment I finish one that completely wows me I come up with something along the lines o ...more
Jul 02, 2009
Jun 23, 2009
 
Quintet
3.62
really liked it
This is the third "Atlantic Canada" book I've read. The first two being Saints of Big Harbour by Lynn Coady and the second being The Nine Lives of Cha ...more
Jul 09, 2009
Jul 09, 2009
 
Gravity
3.59
it was ok
I'm not going to comment on the religion because I'm not Jewish. I'm also not going to comment on the sexuality because I'm not a lesbian. What I will ...more
Aug 31, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
 
Dreaming Anastasia (Dreaming Anastasia, #1)
3.48
liked it
I don't know if this review will be very long.

I didn't dislike this book, but I certainly wasn't wowed by it. The story was pretty interesting and I'm
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Sep 27, 2009
Sep 07, 2009
 
The Last White Knight
3.30
did not like it
Dear Tami Hoag,

Please stick to writing suspense novels and leave romance to others. This was painful. The purple prose and the euphamisms for sex... o
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Jul 31, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
 
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
4.05
liked it
I think what I liked most about this book is, although it's considered a memoir, the author makes no claims that everything is factual. Her forward sa ...more
Aug 26, 2010
Aug 22, 2010
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