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The Ginger Man
3.65
did not like it
**spoiler alert** The book is described as a “comic masterpiece” and it’s odd because when I think back to a couple events in the novel, like the toil ...more
Feb 05, 2010
Feb 28, 2010
 
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
3.20
it was amazing
I was afraid to read this book. Part of me I was afraid I wouldn’t like it, and all the anticipation I’d built up would be a let down when it either d ...more
Dec 23, 2010
Jan 22, 2011
 
Wide Sargasso Sea
3.58
it was ok
This is about Jean Rhys’s Whide Sargasso Sea and how I tried to like it despite of itself:

The first time I read the book it was right after I’d put do
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Sep 03, 2010
not set
Aug 06, 2010
 
Concealed Power (The Healers of Meligna, #1)
3.57
it was amazing
I don't give a lot of 5 star ratings to Young Adult fiction, despite (or possibly because) I read a lot of it. Here are my reasons for making this exc ...more
Aug 20, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
 
Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1)
3.95
did not like it
Let's see how many YA cliches we can squeeze into one book!

1. Female protagonist who wants to take action but everyone else wants to protect her.
2. Re
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Mar 20, 2015
Apr 11, 2015
 
The Black Witch (The Black Witch Chronicles, #1)
3.96
liked it
I read The Black Witch before I heard about any of the controversy. I was adding the books I’d forgotten to add in Goodreads to Goodreads when I was s ...more
not set
Jan 04, 2018
 
Ready Player One
4.28
really liked it
I adore books (and TV shows and films) that deal with virtual reality. I think it's a fascinating concept and I thought this book did a great job expl ...more
Jan 15, 2015
Jan 25, 2015
 
This Thirtysomething Life
3.46
did not like it
Why did I read this? There were some funny parts, but it was generally a waste of time. The main problem:

Major lack of characterization. Here's what w
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Jul 12, 2013
Jul 12, 2013
 
In the Land of Believers: An Outsider's Extraordinary Journey into the Heart of the Evangelical Church
3.48
it was amazing
Growing up Protestant, I've always thought of Evangelicals as the "wrong" or "misguided" kind of Christians, and a label to push as far away as possib ...more
Jul 15, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
 
Sacre Blue
3.78
it was amazing
This book was awesome.

My friend Christina recommended it and I was hesitant at first because Christopher Moore's books never really appealed to me, bu
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Nov 27, 2012
Oct 04, 2012
 
Alif the Unseen
3.84
liked it
A unique piece of young adult fiction. Intriguing plot, exceptional setting, and some great characters (notably Dina and Vikram), but suffers from a c ...more
Feb 12, 2019
Feb 06, 2019
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.99
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book and it's encouraged me to try and find ways to do more hiking even though I live in Manhattan and I don't have a car! I thi ...more
Jul 09, 2013
Jul 12, 2013
 
The Buried Giant
3.47
liked it
I had a hard time deciding between 2 and 3 stars. I didn't really like it; it was rather boring. I wonder if I'd have a different experience reading i ...more
Apr 06, 2015
Apr 11, 2015
 
Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1)
3.67
it was amazing
Sometimes I think "they should make a movie of this book." That's not what I thought this time, with this book. They did make a movie of the book. I h ...more
Jan 05, 2018
Apr 08, 2018
 
The Bone Clocks
3.83
it was amazing
I LOVE THIS BOOK. I can’t stop recommending this book to everyone. “You have to read this book it’s called The Bone Clocks and it’s amazing!” I picked ...more
Feb 05, 2015
Apr 11, 2015
 
Night Film
3.78
really liked it
Here’s the thing about my reviews: they’re subjective. I realize I’m writing these based 50% purely on “how much did I like this book” and 50% on thin ...more
Oct 20, 2013
Jun 23, 2014
 
The Postman Always Rings Twice
3.80
really liked it
**spoiler alert** The 116 pages were a fast and emotional yet well-crafted read. It was like being on one of those tall wooden roller coasters where y ...more
Feb 10, 2010
Feb 28, 2010
 
The Magnificent Ambersons
3.76
liked it
What struck me most about the book was the role of the automobile in the story. I’ve always considered the automobile to be one of the most world-chan ...more
Jan 14, 2010
Feb 28, 2010
 
The Sheltering Sky
3.91
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** I’m breathless.

Once in a blue moon a book will do this to me, where as I turn the page and realize I have no more left to read I fin
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Feb 24, 2010
Feb 28, 2010
 
I Know I Am, But What Are You?
3.58
really liked it
I decided I should start reading some humor writing. I picked up Samantha Bee’s I Know I Am, But What Are You? at a bookstore sale because I love her ...more
Apr 10, 2011
Apr 09, 2011
 
The Magus
4.05
really liked it
This review contains MINOR SPOILERS (I'm not marking it as such because it doesn't really give anything away.) This is just a partial review. To read ...more
Jan 06, 2011
Jan 22, 2011
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.13
it was ok
I don't normally read mystery novels, but this one intrigued me. I liked the cover. I thought the title character sounded interesting. After reading i ...more
Jul 13, 2010
Jul 13, 2010
 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
3.99
really liked it
I'm a sucker for nostalgia. Sometimes I fall down a rabbit hole of it and come up hours later ready to take on the present and future. I know that som ...more
Jul 10, 2013
Jul 12, 2013
 
Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling, #1)
3.94
it was ok
I really wanted to like this book. I'd seen it in the bookstore on the shelves and thought about buying it for years. I don't know why I actually thou ...more
Jun 2010
Aug 06, 2010
 
The Magicians (The Magicians #1)
3.50
really liked it
More than just "Harry Potter for adults"--this book really spoke to some current feelings and thoughts I've been having. I don't think a book can be t ...more
Oct 09, 2011
Oct 09, 2011
 
La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, #1)
4.19
it was amazing
Philip Pullman describes an ocular migraine:

“It was a line: a curved C, and it was sparkling and flickering in a zigzag pattern of blacks and whits an
...more
Jan 05, 2018
Jan 10, 2018
 
Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession
2.43
it was amazing
I picked this up after hearing about it on NPR. I didn't expect to like it. I picked it up because reading about someone's downward spiral sounded vag ...more
Aug 22, 2010
Aug 06, 2010
 
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
4.30
really liked it
I enjoyed it, particularly the description of the video game Ender played (the one with the giant). I really want to play that game. Reading about End ...more
Dec 03, 2012
Nov 30, 2012
 
The Hate U Give
4.55
it was amazing
Please, I thought when I picked up this book, please be a well-written book with robust, interesting characters and a captivating plot because I can t ...more
Jan 31, 2018
Jan 22, 2018
 
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)
4.18
liked it
A 5 second review of The Cruel Prince by Holly Black: it was better than I expected, but not as good as I wanted it to be.

The Good: The faeries aren't
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Jan 2018
Apr 08, 2018
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