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The Vampire Tapestry
3.56
really liked it
Creepy, psycho-analytical thriller

Mythology: No fangs, immortality (inter-spaced between Rip Van Winkle-like states), highly intelligent and adaptable
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Mar 2010
Mar 29, 2010
 
Fledgling
3.89
it was amazing
Psychoanalytical, intelligent, fun read

Mythology: no fangs; venomous feel-good-properties; white vamps can’t abide sunlight so they experiment to crea
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Mar 2010
Mar 29, 2010
 
In the Country of Men
3.67
really liked it
Distractingly, I kept wondering whether this book was (semi)autobiographical. The author's father was "disappeared" in Cairo in the late 1970s and has ...more
May 2011
May 31, 2011
 
Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)
4.13
liked it
Fun, angsty, strong female protagonist (-6 Bellas on the BellaScale)

Mythology: these vamps deal with earth-bound magic, are fanged, bad vamps can live
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Mar 2010
Mar 29, 2010
 
Sucks to Be Me: The All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (maybe) (Sucks to Be Me, #1)
3.72
liked it
5. Sucks to Be Me
Laugh-out-loud funny, told in an irreverent, teen voice
Mythology: No fangs; immortal; when vamped, they become more beautiful version
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Mar 2010
Mar 29, 2010
 
Sweet Jiminy
3.32
liked it
Sweet is in the title, and the book sure is sweet. The storyline is a little fantastical (seems like the author wanted to throw in every trope out the ...more
May 2011
May 31, 2011
 
The Society of S (Ethical Vampire, #1)
3.40
really liked it
Creepy, psychological, turning-of-age mystery – could not put it down
Mythology: Beautiful, immortal vamps; mind-reading; no fangs and do not need to s
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Mar 2010
Mar 29, 2010
 
Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2)
4.29
really liked it
Second book in the Vampire Academy series....the plot thickens as Rose's long-lost Guardian mother show's up at the school, St. Vlads (oh did I not me ...more
Mar 2010
Mar 29, 2010
 
Love in a Headscarf
3.69
it was amazing
LOVED it, and not just because the author is my friend. It's heartfelt without being shmoopy, with hilarious rishta stories as well as poignant descri ...more
not set
Mar 12, 2009
 
Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3)
4.37
really liked it
Awesome Guardian Rose is back, and so are the rest of the gang! This time, Rose is starting to fear a madness related to Vamp Lissa regaining her own ...more
Mar 2010
Mar 29, 2010
 
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
3.86
liked it
Took a while for me to get into this book; I'm admittedly not a Sci-Fi fan. The story is well-developed and the protagonist, Tally, is likeable and sm ...more
May 2009
Mar 29, 2010
 
Total Oblivion, More or Less
3.05
liked it
Weird plot, but I got into it at the end. In a world where the Scythians have returned, the plague is back, a talking dog roams the streets, and the M ...more
Mar 2010
Mar 29, 2010
 
Zeitoun
4.08
it was amazing
This is a compelling read of an American Muslim family's experience and survival of Hurricane Katrina. Abdulrahman Zeitoun, husband and father, remain ...more
not set
Sep 19, 2009
 
Peace Be Upon You: Fourteen Centuries of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Conflict and Cooperation (Vintage)
3.86
liked it
Currently reading...interesting history on interfaith relations among the Abrahamic traditions after the advent of Islam.
Dec 26, 2008
Nov 11, 2008
 
I Am America (And So Can You!)
3.91
it was amazing
Love. His sections on religion and American sports are especially amazing. Says this uber soccer fan :-D
Dec 2007
Oct 22, 2007
 
A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
4.22
it was amazing
This book made me decide to study int'l human rights law.
not set
Apr 30, 2007
 
Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
3.69
it was amazing
So awesome. The best book so far of the series!

All of my criticisms of how annoying a simpering Bella was in New Moon and how controlling Edward is ge
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not set
Aug 11, 2007
 
How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization
3.77
it was ok
Self important author; the info is a bit outdated. Lost me completely in the Iran and US chapters (the last two of the book).

a) apparently Islam's ho
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not set
Apr 30, 2007
 
Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1)
3.87
did not like it
This book was crap. He's the worst writer ever. I foreshadowed everything plot-wise and his literary "talent" is hidden like the twelvth Imam. He make ...more
not set
Apr 21, 2009
 
Soccer Against the Enemy: How the World's Most Popular Sport Starts and Fuels Revolutions and Keeps Dictators in Power
3.96
it was ok
It took me forever to read this book, and ultimately, I didn't even finish it - a sign of sure boredom and irritation with the book. I simply didn't h ...more
not set
Jun 06, 2007
 
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
3.69
did not like it
Terrible. What a stupid way to end what could have been an interesting story. The problem with SM is that she had a cool idea, but lacked the talent t ...more
not set
Mar 29, 2010
 
Found Wanting
3.36
Not sure how I felt about this book. More later, if I feel like it. :)
May 2011
May 31, 2011
 
Snow
3.56
liked it
I guess I liked it, but not that much. It started out strong, but fizzled out in the end, in my opinion. I understand where he wanted to go with this, ...more
Mar 12, 2009
Feb 16, 2009
 
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
3.96
it was ok
Fun! More to come on this series later...HM
Jun 2009
Mar 29, 2010
 
Me Talk Pretty One Day
3.97
liked it
So far this book is pretty funny. I keep imagining him reading it the way he would on TAL. Which makes it all the more funny. The France stuff is abso ...more
May 2007
May 01, 2007
 
The Last Templar (Templar, #1)
3.59
did not like it
Wow, what can I say about this? Awful, choppy writing; unsophisticated character development; a villain seen a mile away. Think Dan Brown's crappy wri ...more
not set
Nov 11, 2008
 
Atonement
3.88
liked it
Oddly enough, I was bored by the book, but blown away by the movie. It's a rare instance when the movie is better than the book, but in this case, it' ...more
Apr 20, 2008
Jan 07, 2008
 
American Muslims: The New Generation
3.38
did not like it
Ridiculous. Vacuous, barely there analysis, universalizing fairly singular experiences to those of the rest of the American Muslims. If this chick can ...more
not set
May 05, 2007
 
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
4.05
really liked it
Begins hilariously and ends poignantly. David Sedaris at his wittiest and most meaningful.
Jul 20, 2008
Jul 20, 2008
 
Jane Eyre
4.11
it was ok
I'm the only person I know who hates this book.
not set
Apr 30, 2007
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