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The Secret Lives of Dresses
it was amazing
This book makes me feel like Sarah Addison Allen's works do. This book makes me feel like the yumminess that is Jenna's pies in the movie Waitress. Th ...more
Aug 23, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
Delirium (Delirium, #1)
it was ok
This book felt to me like Lauren Oliver *really* loved The Hunger Games Trilogy so much that she wanted to write her own story like it, but not like i ...more
Jul 23, 2011
Jul 21, 2011
Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter #1)
really liked it
I was really disappointed at how similar this book was to the first of the series (Fantasy Lover). The plot was different, Kyrian of Thrace is a "good ...more
Jul 31, 2010
Jul 30, 2010
The Sisters Brothers
it was amazing
This novel is very different. At first I was put off by the writing style: first person, from brother Eli's perspective. His character voice sounded l ...more
Jul 10, 2011
Jul 07, 2011
Night Embrace (Dark-Hunter #2)
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Quick Synopsis: Book is primarily about Talon, a Celtic Dark Hunter who needs to keep his emotions under firm control in order to re ...more
Aug 04, 2010
Aug 01, 2010
When Gravity Fails
it was amazing
As far as detective mysteries go, they mostly bore me, since I tend to figure out whodunit way beforehand. In this book it wasn't so bad. I was kept a ...more
Feb 03, 2012
Feb 01, 2012
Once Upon a Time, There Was You
really liked it
I read this book together with the Serious About Books group for August 2011.

I wasn't sure if I wanted to read this book. Based on the cover it looks
Aug 13, 2011
Aug 11, 2011
Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen
it was amazing
I was surprised at how lovely this story turned out. Not "perfect", but definitely quaint. It really made me wish that I had grown up in a small-town ...more
Sep 10, 2011
Sep 08, 2011
The Year of Yes
it was amazing
I originally picked this up, thinking it was the other Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person, since that one is of ...more
Jan 06, 2017
Jan 03, 2017
The Kitchen House
it was amazing
What a powerful novel! I just finished reading it and I am still reeling from the shock of the last 20%!

The setting is the late 1700's in southern Am
Apr 30, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
The Enchantment Emporium (Gale Women, #1)
really liked it
Alright, well, I've been trying to figure out what to write about this book every since I finished it last night. The reason it's so hard? For all tha ...more
Jan 27, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
Water for Elephants
it was amazing
I had totally forgotten about my one and only circus experience: The Ringling Brothers Most Amazing Show on Earth in San Francisco when I was about 10 ...more
Oct 03, 2010
Sep 29, 2010
London Calling
it was amazing
I really enjoyed London Calling!

The prose is very fluid; the whole story (with exception of the Interludes) are spoken from a first person main chara
May 05, 2010
May 02, 2010
it was amazing
This is one of my most favorite King novels, primarily because it deals with such inexplicable things like telekinesis and pyrokinesis.

The story seem
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Jun 2004
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Nov 02, 2010
The Rose Garden
it was amazing
I tend to stay away from time travel stories ever since I read The Time Traveler's Wife. Don't know why, but that book rather ruined the whole phenome ...more
Jan 19, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
Super Sad True Love Story
really liked it
When going into a dystopian-themed novel, you're always aware of what's going down: there's a government in control, almost in too much control, of it ...more
Aug 18, 2011
Aug 13, 2011
Beach Challenge
really liked it
This book has five short stories in it. I'll review them each individually:

1. Beach Challenge

Delightfully fun and cute. The Beach Challenge is a way f
Oct 26, 2010
Oct 22, 2010
Pirate Curse (The Wave Walkers, #1)
really liked it
If this wasn't a book meant for children I would probably give it five stars. Just a bit too simple for me.

I probably would have loved this book had
Sep 21, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
A Clash of Kings  (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
liked it
I am a bit disappointed by this novel. I had expected more. The last book was all intrigues and danger and plots and fun times, but this one was just ...more
Jul 15, 2011
Jul 08, 2011
John Dies at the End (John Dies at the End, #1)
it was amazing
So you know those books that get published as fiction because if they were produced as non-fiction no one would buy them / believe them? I sorta have ...more
Jan 23, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
Brooke (Orphans, #3)
it was amazing
Brooke was the spoiled, sort of rich orphan. I truly didn't understand what she had to complain about until I realized how it would be if I was in tha ...more
Jan 2004
Dec 07, 2010
The Men Who Stare at Goats
it was amazing
:O I can't believe that I never left a review for this book!

It was wonderful. I really enjoyed reading it. Humorous about many subjects where I just
Jul 29, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
The City & the City
it was amazing
Oh my gosh is this book amazing. 6 our of 5 stars. 7 out of 5. More out of five! It really is incredible!

First off, this is my second book by Miévill
Feb 18, 2011
Feb 12, 2011
The Erotic Adventures of Ambrose Horne
really liked it
As adaptions of other novels go, this one was pretty amusing. Based on Sherlock Holmes (and he does come up as an absent character) and his types of a ...more
Jan 27, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
The Sense of an Ending
liked it
Sometimes you read a book and it gives you all the answers. Spells the whole plot and ideas and problems and solutions all clearly and precisely out s ...more
Nov 20, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
Fantasy Lover (Dark-Hunterverse #1)
it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! It seemed plausible to have an ancient Macedonian half-god trapped in a book due to his own hubris. Albeit, he just "oozed ...more
Jul 28, 2010
Jul 28, 2010
The Word Brain: A Short Guide to Fast Language Learning
it was amazing
A super helpful guide on how best to learn a language! I read this short book in just under two hours, with breaks for digging up my Latin and Hungari ...more
Nov 29, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
Castle in the Air (Howl's Moving Castle, #2)
it was amazing
As the sequel to Howl's Moving Castle, I felt that it was very well adapted. I love how Jones took an age-old classic story (most commonly known by th ...more
Jun 04, 2011
Jun 02, 2011
The Education of Victoria
liked it
Although set in one of my most favorite time periods, and filled with lots of yummy hot scenes, this book was rather boring in it's main plot line. Es ...more
Dec 16, 2010
Dec 15, 2010
Debt Inheritance (Indebted, #1)
it was ok
I got about 80% in this book, and then I just couldn't anymore. Some people like the ASoIaF, First Law, Black Company-like darkness, and some people d ...more
Feb 09, 2015
Feb 08, 2015
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