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The Secret Life of Bees
4.02
really liked it
None
Jan 19, 2008
Jan 13, 2008
 
Bloodsucking Fiends (A Love Story, #1)
3.93
really liked it
Chris Moore is always a fun ride.
Jul 26, 2008
Jul 23, 2008
 
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
3.66
really liked it
My kids' generation is doomed.
Sep 27, 2008
Sep 01, 2008
 
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary
4.11
it was ok
12 of the least scary "ghost" stories you will ever read.
Mar 08, 2008
Feb 19, 2008
 
East of Eden
4.35
it was amazing
Holy cow. Don't read this review. Just go read "East of Eden" right now.





WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE?
Feb 29, 2008
Nov 28, 2007
 
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
4.29
it was amazing
Great angle on Lincoln's presidency. I listened to the audio book version, and I highly recommend it.
Jul 18, 2008
Apr 24, 2008
 
The Kitchen God's Wife
3.98
really liked it
What I learned from this book: Chinese women lie to each other all the time about everything. It's polite.
Sep 2008
Jan 21, 2008
 
The Alchemist
3.82
it was amazing
This book is just cool. Every character is an archetype, and it's a short novel telling a gigantic story.

Wow.
Jul 22, 2008
Jul 19, 2008
 
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
4.05
it was amazing
I want to have Mary Roach's babies. This book is fantastic - morbid, funny, edifying. I want to have written this book.
Oct 21, 2008
Oct 15, 2008
 
Frindle
3.79
it was amazing
I'm a sap, I guess. My daughter is reading this book, so to be a good dad, I read it too. It's GREAT.

The world needs some Nick Allens.
Jan 30, 2008
Jan 30, 2008
 
My Antonia
3.76
it was amazing
Cather's deceptively simple style works as the perfect tool for her to craft a love letter to the deceptively simple great plains.

Sweet.
Sep 11, 2008
Jan 30, 2008
 
A Case of Need
3.61
liked it
I'd never read a Michael Crichton book, and figured I should try one.

It was a quick, satisfying read. He tells a story compellingly, and keeps you int
...more
Jan 2008
Jan 07, 2008
 
Celestial Navigation
3.80
liked it
This was just heartbreaking. I want to give it more stars, but there's one plot point in the book that I just couldn't believe, and couldn't get past. ...more
May 22, 2008
May 14, 2008
 
Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1)
3.98
really liked it
About what I expected. There was enough vampiring, enough interviewing, and enough philosophical consideration of the emotional difficulty of being im ...more
Oct 10, 2008
Sep 30, 2008
 
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
3.79
liked it
Synopsis:
Utterson: I can't figure out why Jekyll puts up with this Hyde fellow.
Dr. Lanyon: I saw Hyde turn into Jekyll.
Dr. Jekyll: Yep. I'm Mr. Hyde.
V
...more
Jul 28, 2008
Jul 26, 2008
 
Water for Elephants
4.07
it was amazing
What a page turner! Man this is rip-roaring fun, with great characterizations.

Ending felt more tacked on than a bulletin board announcement for a dog-
...more
Jun 24, 2008
Jun 17, 2008
 
Cujo
3.65
really liked it
***Spoiler*** - He's a bad dog.

Great page-turner. I was a bit unclear on the supernatural hints - they just kind of got left at the end. Maybe the mov
...more
Oct 17, 2008
Sep 11, 2008
 
Dating Big Bird
2.99
it was ok
Stupid. I should know better than to read a book because it has a great title. This book's vapidness depresses me.
Beyond that, it's just sloppy. There
...more
Sep 14, 2008
Mar 09, 2008
 
Searching for Caleb
3.89
really liked it
If I could write well, I'd be happy to write exactly like Anne Tyler. Except I wouldn't devote as many words to describing people's clothes.

Excellent
...more
May 31, 2008
May 15, 2008
 
How to Live on 24 Hours a Day
3.64
it was ok
I feel dumb even counting this as a book. Whatever - I obsess about everything.

Anyway, here's the book: Carve out some time a few nights or mornings a
...more
Jul 25, 2008
Jul 23, 2008
 
The Clock Winder
3.75
liked it
Hmm...I like Anne Tyler a lot, but I never know what to say about her books.

She writes well.

Yeah. She writes well. It's so fluid and easy, but works.
...more
May 15, 2008
May 03, 2008
 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3.85
it was amazing
Written from the POV of a kid with severe Asperger's, and I loved it. I *get* Christopher. Being a socially awkward software developer myself, I'm com ...more
Nov 2008
Oct 10, 2008
 
Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution
3.78
liked it
Well, it was good, and it's the only bio of Gouverneur I've been able to get my hands on. There's nothing that makes this really sing, but as the guy ...more
Oct 28, 2008
Oct 21, 2008
 
Bridge to Terabithia
3.98
really liked it
A decent, sad kid's book. The enchanting parts didn't enchant me so, but I liked Jess (the main character), and I liked the ending.

I have a feeling I
...more
Nov 09, 2008
Nov 08, 2008
 
Murder on the Orient Express
4.16
really liked it
The year is 2034.

"GramBup - tell us again about when the whodunit genre jumped the shark!"

"Well, let me tell you, you little punks, what with your zPo
...more
Sep 21, 2008
Sep 18, 2008
 
Equal Rites (Discworld, #3)
4.00
liked it
Third Discworld book. Better than the first two. Close to 4 stars, but I think I'll stick with three.

Terry Pratchett claims on the dedication page th
...more
Sep 06, 2008
Sep 01, 2008
 
Silas Marner
3.60
really liked it
Almost great - I loved this book - it's only not five stars because it's too moralistic. But nicely done. A couple of cool plot twists, and great char ...more
Sep 30, 2008
Sep 21, 2008
 
The Light Fantastic (Discworld, #2; Rincewind #2)
3.94
liked it
There weren't any...chapters. It was just...book.

Well, it was better than "The Color of Magic." Rincewind more likable, the humor a bit less broad, an
...more
Apr 02, 2008
Mar 21, 2008
 
Emma
3.99
it was amazing
Jane Austen, I totally (heart) you. Forgive my brashness, good woman. I mean to give no offence. Your characters amuse and distract while remaining be ...more
Aug 16, 2008
Nov 02, 2007
 
Quirky Kids: Understanding and Helping Your Child Who Doesn't Fit In- When to Worry and When Not to Worry
3.91
it was amazing
If you've got a quirky kid, this book provides a great view of how to deal with the diagnosis/es, the reality, and keep perspective.

A favorite quote f
...more
Mar 16, 2008
Feb 29, 2008
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