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Tangleweed and Brine
3.92
it was amazing
INCREDIBLE. Poetry. I want to tell you everything and I don't want to tell you anything.

You must read this.
Sep 07, 2017
Aug 20, 2017
 
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women
4.36
it was amazing
Get this for all yo' kids, because it is GOOOOOOD. I could easily have ploughed through this, but I wanted to make sure I digested and investigated ea ...more
Mar 20, 2018
Aug 31, 2017
 
Prim Improper (Prim, #1)
4.11
it was amazing
You know what this book needs? ...A sequel.

And more moustaches.
not set
Jan 31, 2012
 
The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English
3.69
liked it
I'll leave my original summation below for anyone who feels the same after chapter 4.

1 Star off for really long, unstoppable chapters.
1 Star off for
...more
Jan 06, 2017
Jun 02, 2012
 
Men Explain Things to Me
3.92
it was amazing
Another eminently quotable book. I need to get a copy (that's not Laura's from Powell's) and put a highlighter to it. I now also want to delve into al ...more
Sep 06, 2016
Sep 04, 2016
 
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
3.51
really liked it
Was that fun? Was I entertained? Oh yeah.

Was it a good book? Hmm.

Was it true? ...

Did I learn anything? YES. These words and phrases were drilled into
...more
Jan 20, 2018
Jan 09, 2018
 
Angela's Ashes
4.08
it was amazing
I didn't know until goodreads that this book was so polarising, but I loved it. It's clever and funny, and if it's not nice or accurate, then at least ...more
Nov 11, 2017
Oct 31, 2017
 
Oasis
3.81
liked it
I'm a little conflicted about my review for this book. I saw it in Galway before the author came for a reading and signing, and though I couldn't make ...more
May 21, 2016
Apr 17, 2016
 
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
4.03
really liked it
"I liked this well enough to say," She rolled over to deliver a terminal thump to the rascally fly that had been bothering her in bed all night. "that ...more
Sep 25, 2016
Dec 01, 2014
 
Improper Order (Prim, #2)
4.31
really liked it
I REALLY liked this sequel. NOW ANOTHER, PLZ.

-ETA: I bought the Prim books for my class of 9-12 year olds and noticed that one of them was reading the
...more
May 06, 2013
Apr 04, 2013
 
Primperfect (Prim, #3)
4.37
it was amazing
It's over!!

Prim is gone on her way, and I can't believe that's it...

I love so much about these books, and my reading genre of choice is usually YA any
...more
Aug 04, 2014
Aug 03, 2014
 
On the Road
3.64
it was ok
1 star for writing a book - I'm a softie.
1 star for mapping a pretty interesting roadtrip.

All the other stars removed for being an entitled ass, and b
...more
May 14, 2017
Jun 02, 2013
 
Spare and Found Parts
3.53
it was amazing
WOW.

Magic.
Apr 11, 2018
Mar 11, 2018
 
Asking For It
4.04
it was amazing
Really good. Awfully really good.
Jan 07, 2017
Jul 18, 2015
 
Motherfoclóir: Dispatches from a Not So Dead Language
4.37
it was amazing
I didn't expect to cry while reading this book, nor to find so many suitable and propitious words to describe people who annoy me. But that's what thi ...more
Nov 13, 2017
Nov 10, 2017
 
Needlework
4.17
it was amazing
Beautifully written. Difficult subject. Perfectly aimed at people the age of Ces. I love that the story didn't shy away from the horrible things that ...more
Mar 2016
Jan 27, 2016
 
You Are Here: A Portable History of the Universe
3.75
it was ok
Much more in-depth, sciency and difficultyier than I thought. I mean, look at the words I have to make up to explain how lost I got. I think if I'd ha ...more
not set
Jan 01, 2013
 
Reached (Matched, #3)
3.56
it was ok
I get tired of people wandering around the grand canyon REAL fast.
Aug 27, 2015
Aug 23, 2015
 
Disobey
4.02
really liked it
This time one star off for beginning and ending with "school is just an arbitrary rule". The more life goes on, the more I realise that no one school ...more
Dec 31, 2016
Dec 31, 2016
 
The Story of My Life
4.07
liked it
This is a weird e-book to get. I can't figure out how my kindle should be displaying things, and Helen can't figure out why she can't hear things.

So
...more
Dec 30, 2015
Jul 18, 2015
 
How to Live Forever
4.02
liked it
Four stars again. Not everyone can be in the military. Not every military is like the US. What if you were a particularly gentle, calming and reassuri ...more
Dec 31, 2016
Dec 31, 2016
 
The Goldfinch
3.89
it was ok
It's like there are about 4 extra books of exposition in here that don't need to be. I listened to the audiobook, and have to give a star just for Dav ...more
Jul 20, 2017
Apr 19, 2017
 
The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #1)
3.63
really liked it
I really enjoyed that. I totally forget how I got it - I think it was a free offer - but I've just bought the second one on my Kindle because I feel l ...more
Apr 30, 2017
Nov 06, 2016
 
The Shadow Cabinet (Shades of London, #3)
3.99
really liked it
Hurray! It's not a trilogy! It will go on forever!!!!
Feb 21, 2015
Feb 11, 2015
 
Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients
4.10
really liked it
There is A LOT of information in here. Ben kindly points out where you can skip over it if it's not your field of expertise, and he does a kind of sum ...more
Feb 21, 2016
Jul 20, 2015
 
The Universe Doesn't Give a Flying Fuck About You
3.78
really liked it
It's good to just read punchy positivity sometimes.

One star removed for saying not to waste your life watching TV, and then using a character's long-
...more
Dec 31, 2016
Dec 31, 2016
 
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2)
3.93
liked it
Fine, fine. I enjoyed the plot, I liked the length of the chapters, and Dashner is EXCELLENT at cliffhangers (in EVERY. DAMN. CHAPTER.)

But.

THE GIRLS.

M
...more
Jul 23, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
 
The Rising: The Complete Story of Easter Week
4.00
really liked it
I found this book by fluke, buried in a school library. I hadn’t heard of it before, but the illustrated map inside the cover is what caught my eye ma ...more
Nov 04, 2017
Oct 18, 2017
 
A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership
4.31
liked it
I mean, I only read this for one reason... But there were a few other interesting parts too.

This book is surprisingly ...simplistic. If you're a bit m
...more
May 18, 2018
not set
Apr 29, 2018
 
Dracula
3.98
it was amazing
First of all, that edition I read in 3rd class was obviously an abridged version.

Second, this story still scares me.

Third, that ending was SUPER FAST.
...more
Jun 28, 2016
Jul 15, 2014
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