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Love in the Time of Cholera
3.89
did not like it
**spoiler alert** I don't like this book.

I don't like the characters. (This was going to be a list, but then I realized that this is the only reason I
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not set
Mar 21, 2008
 
Excellent Women
3.93
really liked it
Aside from a few differences--living in the 1950s, being British, not being a teacher, being actively involved in church--Mildred Lathbury could easil ...more
not set
May 13, 2008
 
A Room with a View
3.91
it was amazing
This is the first book that I've just tipped over in love with in a long time.

Having seen the movie Howard's End, and knowing that E.M. Forster wrote
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Mar 2008
Mar 28, 2008
 
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
3.97
really liked it
I bought this book after having seen the movie and, as is so often the case, the book is much, much better than the film. While I enjoyed the movie ve ...more
Apr 18, 2008
Mar 25, 2008
 
The Importance of Being Earnest
4.17
it was amazing
Oscar Wilde is my backup husband, after William Shakespeare.

I don't care that he was gay; he's also dead, but I'm not really making that an issue, am
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Jun 21, 2012
Mar 02, 2011
 
Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56
3.95
it was ok
Though this is about an elementary school teacher, there are a few strategies that are applicable to high school teachers as well.

And now it's time fo
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not set
Sep 07, 2008
 
The Grand Finale
3.71
it was ok
Bought while waiting for my sister to finish shopping.

Summary:

Girl: [stupid/clumsy/love-burned/focused:] I am stupid and clumsy and love-burned and fo
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not set
Mar 08, 2009
 
People of the Book
4.01
liked it
A book conservator is trying to find the human story behind a very rare haggadah as she is restoring it physically.

There really is a Sarajevo haggadah
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not set
Mar 21, 2008
 
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy (The Penderwicks #1)
4.13
it was amazing
As I was reading, I had to keep reminding myself that the story is contemporary, that it doesn't take place in the 1950s or the 1820s. That's because ...more
not set
Dec 25, 2008
 
Brideshead Revisited
3.99
liked it
This is a thinking book. Initially my first reaction, upon completing the book, was this: "What a bunch of assholes."

After further reflection, I stand
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not set
Mar 25, 2008
 
Shooter
3.67
really liked it
I honestly don't know how Walter Dean Myers does it. How can he be such a genius? It's unfathomable.

This is the story of a teenager who is often bulli
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not set
Aug 17, 2008
 
Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1)
3.75
really liked it
... I know.

So I know I'm not supposed to like Bridget Jones, with her obsessions over her weight and her single state and her constant attempts to imp
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Jun 25, 2011
Jun 19, 2011
 
Pippi Goes on Board
4.11
really liked it
Pippi Longstocking was my hero when I was a little girl. Come on: the strongest girl in the world? who's richer than God? and lives by herself? with a ...more
not set
Jul 08, 2008
 
Howards End
3.95
liked it
**spoiler alert** While I did enjoy this book, I found myself becoming increasingly frustrated with the characters. I know it's because I'm reading wi ...more
Apr 27, 2008
Apr 19, 2008
 
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
3.52
it was ok
Note 1: I just started it and I wish Bella would go away. Now, please.

Note 2: Why is Bella doing 12th grade math and reading 9th grade literature?

Note
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not set
Dec 07, 2008
 
The Uncommon Reader
3.81
it was amazing
I love to read about other people's reading.

In this book, Queen Elizabeth II is the reader, half-heartedly picking up a book from a traveling library
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not set
May 26, 2008
 
Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
4.08
really liked it
Since I've spent most of my life in the South, and since I'm a fan of Gone with the Wind, I almost always find myself rooting for the Confederates. Th ...more
Jan 21, 2011
Jan 07, 2011
 
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)
4.16
liked it

"This," said Dr. Constantine, "is more wildly improbable than any roman policier I have ever read."
You said a mouthful, mister.

Agatha Christie's myste
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Jul 16, 2017
Jul 13, 2017
 
Naughty Neighbor
3.63
it was ok
This is one of Evanovich's earlier works, and man, does it show. Though there are flashes of humor throughout, the plotting is inconsistent, the chara ...more
not set
Oct 06, 2008
 
The Wedding Night
3.45
did not like it
ummm ... right.

What this book tells me is that every problem in the world can be resolved with sex, even if you specifically say that you don't want
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Jul 31, 2008
Mar 25, 2008
 
A Streetcar Named Desire
3.97
it was amazing
read in my theater class

2013: This class liked the play, probably because I emphasized the importance of stepping outside their own experience to reme
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Apr 17, 2013
Apr 23, 2010
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.12
really liked it
I love this book. 11/15/15

5/4/10- rereading, because I want to

LOVED! Read in one day.

The residents of Guernsey are given the opportunity to write abou
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Nov 15, 2015
Jun 09, 2009
 
The Beast
3.66
it was ok
I've never met a Myers book that I didn't love, but this one just seems ... off ... to me.

I don't know what my problem with it is, exactly, but let m
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not set
Sep 13, 2008
 
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
4.33
really liked it

Eleanor Oliphant is the exact opposite of fine. Eleanor Oliphant is enif.

Lonely by choice, Eleanor's renaissance begins when she gets a crush on a lo
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Sep 03, 2017
May 13, 2017
 
Lakota Woman
3.95
really liked it
4.5

One of the reasons I read about Native Americans, especially in the 20th century, is that my mom is a registered American Indian and spent some tim
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Jul 26, 2017
Jul 25, 2017
 
Pandora's Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong
4.26
really liked it
Listen. I am by no means a person with a scientific mind, but the history of science is something I can get behind every single time, especially when ...more
Oct 16, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
 
Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables, #3)
4.21
it was amazing
This is the one where Anne goes off to college and tells perfect, amazing Gilbert Blythe that she will never marry him. Anne! How stupid can you be?

Bu
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Dec 08, 2015
Mar 25, 2008
 
A Conspiracy in Belgravia (Lady Sherlock, #2)
4.16
it was ok

-this is an advance copy through Penguin's First to Read program -

I can't speak to how closely this novel mirrors Doyle's, because I haven't read tha
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Aug 30, 2017
Aug 30, 2017
 
Winterhouse (Winterhouse, #1)
3.80
really liked it

This is a book about a girl who loves books, so of course I loved it.

Ten-year-old Elizabeth comes home one day to find that her aunt and uncle are go
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Sep 27, 2017
Sep 25, 2017
 
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
4.23
it was amazing
This has been my favorite book for 30 dang years.
Dec 03, 2015
Dec 02, 2015
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