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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
it was amazing
There are books that affect me and then there are books that kill me. This falls in the latter. I cried on the couch, I cried on the bus, I cried at s ...more
Nov 12, 2008
Feb 20, 2008
To Kill a Mockingbird
it was amazing
Why is it when I pick up To Kill A Mockingbird , I am instantly visited by a sensory memory: I’m walking home, leaves litter the ground, crunching un ...more
Oct 15, 2009
Mar 11, 2008
Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
really liked it
There is little that freaks me out more than the Holocaust. And I'm not belittling it at all with the phrase 'freaks me out.' Growing up in the 1970s ...more
Apr 11, 2009
Jul 29, 2008
The Dovekeepers
really liked it
There are many reasons why I wouldn’t like this book:

1. I hate feeling dumb.

2. It’s set in Ancient Israel, 70 C.E. to be exact, and the fact that I ha
Dec 16, 2011
Dec 05, 2011
Everything Is Illuminated
it was amazing
Sometimes reading makes me so angry


I’m a freaking mess. I realize this and I accept it.


Why, Jonathan Safran Foer? Why? Why do you do this t
Sep 13, 2009
Nov 10, 2008
The Year of Magical Thinking
it was amazing
You might think of me as a cynic.

If you’re being kind, that is. I’m the one that says ’Seriously?’ when being told of some tragic event--like someone
Jan 2006
Oct 24, 2007
House of Leaves
really liked it
Oct 19, 2009
May 18, 2009
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend
it was amazing

I am a horrible person (ME.ME.ME.ME.ME.ME). I am worse than a horrible person. I am a killer. I am worse than a killer.
I am a killer of dreams.

My dau
Sep 2013
Dec 08, 2012
The House on Mango Street
really liked it

It’s a little after 2am. I’m having the dreams.

The ones that blindside me and have that weird echo --- is or isn’t this real? Sleep isn’t going to ha
Mar 04, 2010
Feb 15, 2010
An Abundance of Katherines
really liked it
Colin Singleton is not a vampire or a werewolf or a sorcerer or a punning Austin zombie. He doesn’t live in a dystopian society, he hasn’t slept with ...more
Oct 29, 2010
Oct 23, 2010
it was amazing
You know what sucks?

When you get 53 (YES, FIFTY THREE) pages into a book and realize that you've read it before. That blows.

You know what doesn't suck
Feb 27, 2008
Feb 20, 2008
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
it was ok

George R. R. Martin is a blowhard.

I mean that with respect, I suppose. I guess any author that got me to read over 2400 pages of his writing garners s
Aug 31, 2008
Feb 09, 2008
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
it was amazing

What I remember from CCD:

• It was Tuesday nights and that meant that I missed Who’s the Boss
• All the really obnoxious cheerleaders went to my church
Oct 03, 2009
Aug 29, 2009
It's Kind of a Funny Story
really liked it
Young Adult books seem to have a few formulas: divorce, unrequited love, death of a parent, self-transformation, and as of late... vampires. Oh... and ...more
Apr 18, 2009
Apr 05, 2009
The House of the Seven Gables
it was ok

Why the hell did I pick this up again? Life's too short, you say? You have 200+ other books on your 'to read' shelf and this was suck
Aug 17, 2009
Aug 16, 2009
This Book Will Save Your Life
really liked it
You know, most days I sit around being angry. I’m in the car, I’m doing dishes, I’m waiting at the dentist (25 minutes after my scheduled appointment ...more
Mar 02, 2009
Oct 15, 2007
Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time
really liked it
This review’s content may be confusing, annoying, trite or downright laughable to persons not born between 1965 and 1978. Hell, it may be all of that ...more
Jan 25, 2011
Mar 11, 2008
The Lovely Bones
liked it
Wow. I'm surprised that there was so much animosity towards this book (from the reviews here on Good Reads). Even if I didn't like it, I don't think I ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 23, 2008
Assassination Vacation
it was amazing

Okay, I’m totally going to ruin this book for you---major spoiler alert coming up, folks. pssst… All the Presidents mentioned in the book, DIE. I know
Aug 2008
Apr 28, 2008
liked it
This book has all the major players....

Incest, war, teenage girl-on-girl experimental sex, deadheads, undescended testes, and a 2 inch penis.

Yep, i
Apr 13, 2008
Feb 20, 2008
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
really liked it
There are certain nuggets… certain lines or sentiments that I stockpile when I read.. I find them on pieces of paper towels or on the back of notebook ...more
Jul 05, 2009
Jan 24, 2008
Juliet, Naked
really liked it
Why do we read? No, it’s not a rhetorical question. It’s something that I’ve been thinking about a lot the last few days. I mean, yeah.. the obvious r ...more
May 20, 2010
Oct 02, 2009
liked it
There should be one of those button options on GR that states this review has been hidden due to hormonal, maybe not so justified, incoherent rants… c ...more
Feb 23, 2009
Jan 27, 2009
Cannery Row
it was amazing

I owe Mr. Steinbeck an apology. I am so shamed that I cannot even use the familiar 'John'. I have taken this beautiful story and mucked it up. I read
Feb 08, 2013
Feb 08, 2013
I Am the Messenger
really liked it
Stamp it on my forehead, folks. I'm here, I'm a blubbering fool, get used to it.

I didn't have high expectations going into this novel, I'd heard it wa
Apr 26, 2008
Feb 20, 2008
Into the Wild (Warriors, #1)
liked it
**spoiler alert** So... Warriors. No, not that awesome 80's flick starring that guy from Xanadu. Unfortunately.

Warriors, Into the Wild is Book 1 of
Jun 2009
May 10, 2009
Bel Canto
liked it
I was only 3 when Patty Hearst showed up on TV toting a semi automatic weapon looking bewildered and stylish in a length leather belted coat. Do I re ...more
May 13, 2009
Mar 03, 2009
Love That Dog (Jack, #1)
it was amazing
I don’t want to

Because boys

Don’t write poetry.

Girls do.

First page, first poem.
Makes me smile
But also makes me kinda
Do words in poem form
Make yo
Mar 27, 2011
Mar 27, 2011
Lullabies for Little Criminals
really liked it
Damn. This book just about broke my heart. It wormed its way in and split me three ways---three different identities rubbernecking in the lives of Jul ...more
Sep 03, 2009
Aug 14, 2009
We Need to Talk About Kevin
it was amazing
This book scared the living crap out of me. (living crap? Really? Is there another kind? I mean, is it dead when it’s out of you? I’m sorry… not getti ...more
not set
Jan 11, 2012
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