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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
4.54
it was amazing
The crown jewel of the Harry Potter series, "Half-Blood Prince" is one of the finest novels I've read in my lifetime. Having allowed us to watch Harry ...more
not set
Oct 30, 2007
 
The Alexandria Quartet  (The Alexandria Quartet #1-4)
4.17
it was amazing
In terms of literary achievment, I have never ever ever read any book (or, technically, four books) that surpass The Alexandria Quartet. These are my ...more
Jan 2001
Oct 31, 2007
 
Saturday
3.62
really liked it
I would not qualify "Saturday" as McEwan's best work. I think the argument begins and ends with "Atonement" in terms of sheer literary achievement.

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Aug 2006
Nov 14, 2007
 
Too Loud a Solitude
4.14
it was amazing
Here's how the first page reads:
"For thirty-five years now I've been in wastepaper, and it's my love story. For thirty-five years I've been compacting
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not set
Nov 14, 2007
 
Hey Nostradamus!
3.72
it was amazing
I have long been an avid Coupland fan and I first read "Hey, Nostradamus" when it was first released several years ago. It moved me to tears, which do ...more
not set
Oct 31, 2007
 
Jane Austen's Guide to Dating
3.49
really liked it
Jessica is one of the best present-givers ever (and I know she takes pride in that). Last Christmas, along with my silver Ravenclaw bookmark clip, she ...more
not set
Nov 14, 2007
 
I Am America (And So Can You!)
3.91
liked it
not as bitingly and achingly funny as its counterpart, the "text book" America: The Book, written by jon stewart and the "daily show" writers, I Am Am ...more
not set
Jan 10, 2008
 
Dreaming the Dark: Magic, Sex, and Politics
4.08
really liked it
I've always been skeptical of the whole Wiccah movement. Considering I majored in religion in college, devoting much of my study to contemporary relig ...more
not set
Nov 23, 2007
 
The Gospel According to Bruce Springsteen: Rock and Redemption, from Asbury Park to Magic
3.53
every sentence reminds me why i love music, and makes me wonder why i'm lucky enough to live in a world and a time with bruce springsteen in it.
not set
Jul 22, 2008
 
The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1)
4.12
it was amazing
I make it a point to read this every couple of years. It falls soundly under the heading of books that defined my life and outlook. Aside from being a ...more
Aug 2007
Oct 30, 2007
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