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The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
4.38
it was ok
I think after having made little to no progress in the past about 9 months it's best if I just give up even pretending I'm still reading this book.

The
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not set
May 06, 2010
 
David Copperfield
3.96
really liked it
I enjoyed this book, I just found it quite difficult to make significant progress with. Which sounds like quite a contradiction and I'm not sure quite ...more
Dec 10, 2015
May 06, 2010
 
Cold Comfort Farm
3.92
liked it
Flora Poste finds herself suddenly orphaned and recipient of only £100 pounds a year when she is 24. She decides to fall back on one of her many relat ...more
Oct 24, 2013
May 06, 2010
 
Kane and Abel
4.27
it was amazing
I've set myself the challenge of reading all the books on the BBC Big Read list - a compilation on the 100 greatest books as of 2003 as voted for by ...more
Jun 28, 2012
May 06, 2010
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.79
liked it
This book is nothing like what I was expecting. All I knew going into it was that it was about a disillusioned boy named Holden Caulfield; probably be ...more
May 27, 2014
May 06, 2010
 
The Thorn Birds
4.22
it was amazing
Wowza.

Now, this is becoming something of a recurring theme with the books from the BBC poll more years ago than I care to recall. Once again, this is
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Mar 10, 2017
Aug 18, 2010
 
Katherine
4.18
really liked it
Katherine was sent to a monastery by the Queen of England when her newly-knighted father died, leaving her and her sister Philippa orphaned. Many year ...more
Jul 20, 2014
May 06, 2010
 
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
4.53
liked it
For a while I had this book at 4*, but it just didn't feel right. Then I realised that I'd just automatically put it there because that's what I'd rat ...more
Mar 03, 2014
Jun 25, 2010
 
Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8)
4.32
really liked it
My reading of this book is made all the poignant by the fact that the BBC has just shown a documentary made by Pratchett looking into assisted death a ...more
Jun 22, 2011
May 06, 2010
 
Good Omens
4.25
liked it
This book is imaginative, clever, enjoyable and incredibly funny (how could it not be when written by both Pratchett and Gaiman?!). The characters wer ...more
Sep 10, 2010
May 06, 2010
 
Rebecca
4.21
it was amazing
Our nameless heroine marries the man of her dreams. 20 years older than her, his first wife - Rebecca - passed away just 10 months earlier and upon th ...more
Feb 20, 2014
May 06, 2010
 
Birdsong
4.07
it was amazing
I've set myself the challenge of reading every book on the 100 greatest list compiled by the BBC Big Read a few years ago. It's slow going but I'm get ...more
Jul 18, 2011
May 06, 2010
 
On the Road
3.64
liked it
To start with, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I can't quite pinpoint why, but it was easy to read and I wanted to know the people Sal would meet and ...more
Feb 09, 2014
May 06, 2010
 
Dune (Dune Chronicles #1)
4.20
liked it
I vacillated between loving this book and being very ambivalent towards it. The start was very slow, and while the story was interesting enough for me ...more
Sep 23, 2011
May 06, 2010
 
Magician (The Riftwar Saga, #1-2)
4.33
really liked it
3.5*, but I've rounded up.

This is a long book. Now, I've read long books before, but with this one I was very aware of the fact that it was a long boo
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Sep 28, 2011
Sep 22, 2011
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.26
liked it
The last time I read this book was for high school English. We read it over and over and over and went into so much detail that I hated it, and it was ...more
Aug 20, 2011
May 06, 2010
 
Far from the Madding Crowd
3.92
it was ok
I really struggled with this book. While some sections were easier to read than others, there was never anything that grabbed me by it. The main probl ...more
Nov 06, 2013
May 06, 2010
 
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
3.95
really liked it
I enjoyed this book, because even though WWII is the backdrop and the catalyst for all that happens, it isn't really the focus. Yes, soldiers are foll ...more
Feb 23, 2012
May 06, 2010
 
The Count of Monte Cristo
4.22
really liked it
This book has three distinct parts: pre-imprisonment, imprisonment and post-imprisonment. Pre-imprisonment is a good introduction to all the character ...more
Feb 23, 2013
May 06, 2010
 
I Capture the Castle
4.00
liked it
In I Capture the Castle, we follow Cassandra Mortmain's life over the course of a few months through the medium of a journal she keeps, the different ...more
Dec 17, 2011
May 06, 2010
 
A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
4.13
it was ok
I feel a bit harsh giving this just 2*, but it really is entirely necessary.

A Christmas Carol itself was great and I really enjoyed reading it. It was
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Apr 23, 2012
May 06, 2010
 
Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1)
3.82
really liked it
This is an incredibly enjoyable book, with an interesting and different twist on fairies and other such creatures. I am disappointed in myself that it ...more
Sep 04, 2010
May 06, 2010
 
Girls in Love
3.53
liked it
This is what it is: pretty standard Jacqueline Wilson that I probably would have loved when I was 13. Still, I can appreciate why it's likeable. Quirk ...more
Jan 22, 2012
May 06, 2010
 
The Colour of Magic (Discworld, #1)
3.98
really liked it
Good, funny book about a world that is based on a weird sort of almost-logic. Very amusing and good light reading, but not a book I can sit and get lo ...more
May 21, 2010
May 06, 2010
 
Little Women  (Little Women, #1)
4.04
liked it
None
Feb 13, 2012
May 06, 2010
 
Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1)
3.75
liked it
None
Jun 27, 2011
May 06, 2010
 
Bleak House
4.00
None
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May 06, 2010
 
The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries, #1)
3.76
liked it
None
not set
May 06, 2010
 
Anna Karenina
4.02
None
not set
May 06, 2010
 
Watership Down
4.06
liked it
None
not set
May 06, 2010
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