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Call Me by Your Name
4.30
it was amazing
Finished reading it and promptly burst into tears.

Maybe not so prompt because I could feel it in the back of my throat for the last fifty pages which
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Aug 24, 2017
Jul 12, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
 
The Fatal Flame (Timothy Wilde, #3)
4.17
it was amazing
I got an ARC! A dubious honor when the result was my heart in my throat for the entirety of the 450 pages. I care way too much about too many of these ...more
Apr 05, 2015
Apr 05, 2015
 
The Persian Boy (Alexander the Great, #2)
4.18
it was amazing
Every time I pick this book up to read just a passage I find myself getting sucked in again. This is my desert island book, if I could just bring one ...more
Apr 04, 2017
May 17, 2011
not set
not set
Jun 17, 2010
 
Forbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography
3.49
did not like it
About a quarter of the way into the book Shattuck quotes Descartes:

"For it seemed to me that I would discover much more truth in the reasonings of me
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Aug 05, 2011
Jul 31, 2011
 
Galatea
3.79
it was amazing
Creepy.

(I loved it)

And yes it was hella short and I always want more from Miller but you know what... I got it. Anything else would be padding.
Aug 15, 2013
Aug 15, 2013
 
Fortune's Favorites (Masters of Rome, #3)
4.35
liked it
CAESAR! SULLA! SPARTACUS! POMPEY! THINGS HAPPENING!

Seriously, SO MUCH happens in these books that, when I got near the end, I went back to see exactl
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Apr 08, 2011
Mar 08, 2011
 
The Song of Achilles
4.29
it was amazing
You know how people were all up on George RR Martin's jock (ew) about finishing the next Game of Thrones book so they could read it NOW NOW NOW? Well ...more
Apr 2012
Feb 07, 2012
 
The King Must Die (Theseus, #1)
4.01
it was amazing
I love her, I can't help it.

I thought it was very clever how all the fantastic elements of the myth got explained to be more realisitc and still make
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Dec 29, 2010
Jun 17, 2010
 
The Golem and the Jinni (The Golem and the Jinni, #1)
4.11
it was amazing
This starts off as a catalog of side characters which would be dangerous except they're all FASCINATING. And oh my gosh, the images, my favorite is wa ...more
Sep 03, 2014
Nov 04, 2013
 
The Sellout
3.77
really liked it
There's a short interlude near the end about white people walking into a comedy open mic night for black comedians and, after they've enjoyed themselv ...more
Mar 25, 2016
Mar 23, 2016
 
The Grass Crown (Masters of Rome, #2)
4.29
really liked it
I was a horrible classics student. I barely read the books and I couldn't remember the dates or names of anything other than the obvious characters an ...more
Mar 05, 2011
Feb 14, 2011
 
The Summer Isles
3.77
liked it
Boring as fuuuuuuck for a long time. I was making jerk-off "man problems" motions as I read it until about halfway through and a wild plot arrived. Th ...more
Mar 10, 2014
Dec 02, 2013
 
The Mask of Apollo
4.05
really liked it
My first venture into non-Alexander Mary Renault. I can't help but be sucked in by the first page. Something about her work... it just takes you by th ...more
Oct 2006
not set
Jun 17, 2010
 
An Arrow's Flight
3.90
it was amazing
OOF. Spoilers ahead. Even though the spoilers could conceivably be listed as part of the premise, it was my favorite discovery as I was reading.


(here
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Sep 10, 2011
Jul 16, 2011
 
A Little Life
4.28
it was amazing
I didn't cry because around page 500 or so I just straight up SHUT DOWN and lost the ability to feel feelings.

I liked that characters were given so m
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Aug 25, 2015
Aug 24, 2015
 
Responses to Oliver Stone's Alexander (Studies in Classics)
3.75
liked it
I think I like that this book exists more than the book itself.

I have a soft spot for the movie Alexander. Ok, I WOULD have a soft spot for the movie
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Mar 07, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
 
At Swim, Two Boys
4.08
really liked it
Thank the lord I finished reading this in public and avoided another bout of sobs.

The voice took a really long time to get used to but I appreciate t
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Oct 22, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
 
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
4.06
it was ok
Notes/rant at the halfway point: maybe if there were fewer characters or if less time had been taken coming up with their stupid names, then at least ...more
Mar 22, 2015
Mar 16, 2015
 
You Deserve a Drink: Boozy Misadventures and Tales of Debauchery
4.19
did not like it
First off, I won this book, didn't buy it. So I read it just for funsies. It wasn't that fun. It was mostly sad.

I mean, if the first thing out the ga
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Sep 04, 2015
Sep 02, 2015
 
Baltasar and Blimunda
3.91
liked it
So I picked this up because I was home for Thanksgiving and finished the book I had brought and this was the one thing on Dad's bookshelf that looked ...more
Dec 12, 2010
Nov 29, 2010
 
Stories of Your Life and Others
4.26
it was amazing
The book was better.

Most of the times I try a short story collection, either by one author or several this is usually how it breaks down: one story t
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Dec 02, 2016
Dec 01, 2016
 
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
3.86
did not like it
I might have to create a new bookshelf. Because Indefinite Hiatus was for books that I, in good faith, might come back to but just couldn't handle at ...more
not set
Nov 13, 2014
 
Helen of Troy
3.91
liked it
It's a perfectly adequate version of the story where Paris is noble, Menelaus is a chump, Agamemnon is a dick, and Helen just can't help herself. Whic ...more
Feb 02, 2012
May 20, 2011
 
The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth, #3)
4.38
really liked it
Holy crap these books are so good. When I'm reading a series I almost always space it out but I couldn't wait to tear through all of these. The second ...more
Jan 04, 2018
Dec 27, 2017
 
Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2)
4.19
it was amazing
I love this. Gnarly as hell, how the hell is this YA? Like seriously, how do things qualify as YA anymore? If this got a movie adaptation it would be ...more
Aug 15, 2015
Aug 14, 2015
 
Paper Towns
3.86
liked it
**spoiler alert** Go on the road trip, kid. Then start school in September. Sheesh.
Mar 23, 2015
Mar 22, 2015
 
Uprooted
4.11
really liked it
Look, I'm just going to say it and it's not a knock on the book or the fascinating use of magic (that makes sense in a way but doesn't spend too much ...more
May 18, 2015
May 13, 2015
 
Gone Girl
4.05
it was amazing
Withholding review until Rachel finishes it. Hurry uppppppppp!

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Aug 21, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
 
Greek Art
4.09
liked it
Hardmodius and Aristageiton are "friends" huh? Like Patroklus and Achilles were "friends." Crap like that is why the Lover's Legends: The Gay Greeks M ...more
Feb 20, 2011
Aug 18, 2010
 
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
4.01
really liked it
Dad's theory (I wish I'd come up with it but he's smarter and more attuned to these things): Grenouille is Jesus.

And this is my "I didn't like Christ
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Jan 12, 2007
Oct 26, 2010
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