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Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
did not like it
This book failed on almost every level. I would be hard-pressed to find something that the author did well.

I will try to be as spoiler-free as possibl
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Jan 29, 2012
Jan 31, 2012
 
The Grapes of Wrath
3.92
did not like it
I am perhaps digging my own grave by giving a negative review to the well-respected Steinbeck, but Grapes of Wrath is a sore disappointment. Steinbeck ...more
Jan 2011
Mar 15, 2011
 
A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons
3.52
really liked it
Everyone knows that slavery was evil, but Elizabeth Dowling Taylor's book A Slave in the White House explores the role of this evil in the heart of th ...more
Jan 02, 2012
Dec 10, 2011
 
Snoopy and the Red Baron
4.20
really liked it
I thought this book was hilarious. I checked it out from the library thinking that it was a collection of Peanuts strips that pertained to the Red Bar ...more
Nov 28, 2011
Nov 19, 2011
 
Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals/On a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns
3.88
it was amazing
Everyone seems to complain that the text is dry and hard to follow, but honestly, it's not bad at all. I read it as a freshman, and it was probably th ...more
not set
Mar 02, 2012
 
The Christmas Shoes (Christmas Hope #1)
4.22
did not like it
This novel follows two different characters during a difficult Christmas season: A boy, Nathan, learns that his mother is dying of cancer, while a har ...more
Jun 26, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
 
Visions of Sugar Plums (Stephanie Plum, #8.5)
3.68
liked it
I like the Stephanie Plum books, but this book just doesn't seem to fit in the series. It is funny, of course, but it doesn't feel like Stephanie Plum ...more
Dec 23, 2011
Dec 24, 2011
 
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
3.74
really liked it
Hobbit poems. It's Middle Earth like you've never seen it before. And once you've read it, you'll know why. Yikes.

I enjoyed this book very much. Tolki
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Feb 2013
Feb 02, 2013
 
Complete Poems (Library of Classic Poets)
4.21
really liked it
I enjoyed the book overall. I adored some poems but found others to be tedious and confusing. Some poems were difficult to understand, and many, parti ...more
Feb 28, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
 
Star Trek Cats
4.16
it was amazing
Amazing! This book surprised me by being extraordinarily well thought out. It doesn't simply rest on its gimmick; the entire cast being made of cats w ...more
Jul 18, 2017
Jul 18, 2017
 
The Christmas List
4.17
it was ok
This book was inspired in part by Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and reading it, I can certainly see the parallels. However, while Scrooge's sin was indi ...more
Dec 22, 2011
Dec 08, 2011
 
Life Goes On
4.12
really liked it
This book was funny! Not as funny as The Christmas Scrapbook, perhaps, but vastly amusing nonetheless. This book is a series of amusing anecdotes set ...more
Jun 19, 2017
Jun 28, 2013
 
The Jumping Frog
3.76
liked it
Mark Twain's sense of humor is peculiar, for want of a better word. I think I understand what he was trying to do here, but if I could sum this book u ...more
Nov 30, 2012
Nov 30, 2012
 
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
4.11
it was ok
This book was a disappointment.

The story was interesting--compelling, even--but it was so badly written that the prose itself was often distracting. C
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Jan 2005
Jul 14, 2011
 
Summer of Secrets (Seasons of the Heart #1)
4.27
it was amazing
This book was amazing! I'm not a huge fan of Amish fiction generally, as it is too easy to be preachy and/or over-the-top-sappy, but this book is neit ...more
May 05, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
 
Pretty Good Joke Book
3.98
it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I'm giving it five stars, but I really should add a disclaimer: the five stars are not to be taken as an endorsement of ev ...more
Sep 24, 2012
Nov 24, 2012
 
Scary Nuns
3.11
really liked it
I did not expect to like this book so much, especially since I never thought of nuns as scary, and this book seemed, from the cover, to be little more ...more
May 30, 2016
May 30, 2016
 
Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet
3.90
liked it
This biography was very interesting and remarkably detailed. Although it was somewhat long, it kept me turning pages until the very end. This book was ...more
Aug 09, 2017
Jul 30, 2017
 
Fifty Works of English Literature We Could Do Without
3.19
did not like it
Don't waste your time with this. If you have two neurons to rub together, you'll be better off on your own than following the guidance of the authors ...more
Feb 28, 2017
Mar 01, 2017
 
The Golem and the Jinni (The Golem and the Jinni, #1)
4.10
it was amazing
This book is amazing. The characters are well-developed, the plot is intricate, and this seamless blend of two completely different mythological figur ...more
Jan 11, 2016
Jan 31, 2016
 
7th Sigma
3.69
did not like it
I didn't like this book at all. Generally, when I rate books, I try to balance my personal enjoyment of the book with the book's actual quality. Some ...more
Aug 09, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
 
Dracula
3.98
really liked it
I liked this book very much. In terms of its impact as a horror novel, it does not disappoint. The villain Dracula is as creepy as I'd hoped he'd be, ...more
Dec 26, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
 
The Norton Anthology of Children's Literature: The Traditions in English
4.32
it was amazing
This book has everything. It gives history associated with children's literature generally, with the specific stories (the different versions of "Litt ...more
Jan 2009
Mar 20, 2012
 
On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's
3.87
it was amazing
This book is amazing. The author wrote it after his diagnosis with Alzheimer's disease, and I wasn't sure what I was expecting, but it certainly wasn' ...more
Jun 30, 2015
Feb 19, 2015
 
The Last American Vampire
3.97
really liked it
~~Spoilers for the first novel~~

This was not as good as its predecessor, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, but then, most sequels aren't. This was stil
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Jan 23, 2015
Jan 23, 2015
 
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
3.70
it was amazing
Surprisingly wonderful. This book features a strong story -- powerful and emotional -- and strong characters. Lincoln is very well-developed as a char ...more
Feb 27, 2012
Mar 05, 2012
 
Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear
4.17
really liked it
This book provides an answer for the worries of daily life, and Max Lucado writes with a distinctive voice: funny in some places, serious in others, a ...more
Dec 03, 2011
Nov 19, 2011
 
Heroes for My Daughter
4.30
it was amazing
As the title suggests, Brad Meltzer wrote the book Heroes for my Daughter for his daughter. This collection contains brief commentary on many great he ...more
Apr 21, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
 
Deck Z: The Titanic: Unsinkable. Undead.
3.57
liked it
The premise is interesting, to say the least. In this alternate history, a scientist trying to find a cure for the plague is studying a particular gru ...more
Apr 22, 2016
Jan 16, 2013
 
The Christmas Scrapbook (Harmony, #5.5)
3.99
it was amazing
This book was hilarious! First of all, if you've ever been involved in the workings of a church, you will recognize characters in this book. If you've ...more
Jul 03, 2017
Apr 21, 2013
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