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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.12
did not like it
**spoiler alert** This book garners a 1.5 from me. What a painful read.

I won't dwell too long on what makes this book so wrong, but let's start with t
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Dec 22, 2008
 
Suite Scarlett (Scarlett, #1)
3.60
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I would give this a 2.5, simply because the last, oh, 200 pages made me laugh from how ridiculous it was.

Johnson's writing style irr
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Dec 11, 2008
 
Gossip of the Starlings
3.26
did not like it
**spoiler alert** What a disaster of a book. I can't begin to comprehend what the goal or purpose of this way, and I feel like it was a major rip off ...more
Jul 14, 2008
Jun 12, 2008
 
The Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere: a Memoir
3.78
it was amazing
I grow tired of reading memoirs, since it's the quick and easy way to publish for tenure-hungry academics. But Marquart does something here that is un ...more
Jul 13, 2008
Jun 14, 2008
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.57
it was ok
Bella, grow a backbone and a personality.

That said, I'll read the next books.
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Nov 01, 2008
 
Paper Towns
3.89
liked it
**spoiler alert** This would get a 3 1/2 stars.

Okay. John Green had me in part one. He somewhat had me through half of part two. But after that? I jus
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Nov 21, 2008
 
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
3.82
really liked it
Let me begin by saying I would give this 4.5 stars.

Frankie is one of the most well-written characters I've read in a long time. She is independent, an
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Nov 03, 2008
 
An Abundance of Katherines
3.63
it was ok
I just could not get into this book, and I think it is because the characters aren't interesting at all. I don't care about them, nor do I find myself ...more
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Dec 03, 2008
 
The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community
3.86
liked it
Part I: 4 stars.
Part II: 2.5 stars.
Part III: doesn't deserve a rating.


This book explores a great concept. When it was originally release, it certainly
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Nov 07, 2008
Oct 17, 2008
 
Little Brother
3.94
liked it
This was a book that had definite ups and downs in terms of a moving plot. Technology, terrorism, and politics meld together in a somewhat sci-fi mann ...more
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Dec 21, 2008
 
Chains (Seeds of America, #1)
4.09
liked it
I wish I could get into this one more. I think I outgrew my historical fiction stage a long time ago, so this one is a tough one. I definitely would h ...more
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Dec 22, 2008
 
Embroideries
3.82
really liked it
I liked this one as much, if not a little more than, Persepolis. It's meant for an entirely different audience - this is definitely not a typical youn ...more
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Nov 30, 2008
 
Library 2.0: A Guide to Participatory Library Service
3.53
really liked it
I've done a lot of reading about 2.0. This one was by far one of the best since the authors approached it with a business and knowledge management phi ...more
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Oct 21, 2008
 
ttyl (Internet Girls, #1)
3.46
liked it
This book, told exclusively through instant messages, is a rarity in having good dialog with a realistic delivery. The story chronicles three girls wh ...more
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Dec 16, 2008
 
Under the Mermaid Angel
4.02
it was amazing
I think I read this book when it first came out. I remember reading it and thinking to myself, a junior high student, that no book in the world could ...more
Nov 27, 2008
Nov 27, 2008
 
High Dive
3.70
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Arden is a character with wit, intelligence, and adventure-driven. Stein writes a fast-paced but descriptive story of a girl who goe ...more
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Dec 22, 2008
 
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
3.64
it was amazing
Although the writing itself gets tiresome, the story is incredible. They keep mentioning that they think Mortenson deserves a Nobel for his efforts an ...more
Dec 28, 2008
Dec 26, 2008
 
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
3.86
really liked it
Science fiction with an interesting premise. I found myself hating Tally throughout the book, until the last few pages. Even then, she's leaving me un ...more
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Dec 03, 2008
 
The History of Love
3.91
really liked it
I love myself a good piece of post-modern literature. I kid not. Krauss does a good job building a good pomo work, tying together some very loose piec ...more
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Dec 13, 2008
 
Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
4.08
liked it
A very cute story. I learned a lot about owls I never knew before, and the pictures were great.
Downsides? This woman is a nutjob, and she had a seriou
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Dec 21, 2008
 
Moloka'i
4.15
it was amazing
I didn't know I cared about a story involving lepers or Hawaii, but I did. Great story - that's all it is. A story. There's a great end note with info ...more
Nov 25, 2008
Oct 21, 2008
 
Angels on the Roof
3.60
really liked it
I'd give this a 4.5.

Another one I read by Moore when I was younger. I am glad I revisited it. Moore does such a cool thing with her literary allusions
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Dec 16, 2008
Nov 27, 2008
 
Einstein for Beginners
3.83
it was ok
Whhyyyyy the paragraphs at the end about socialism? Those were entirely unnecessary and no, I do not care about your opinions, Mr. Schwartz.

I wasn't a
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Nov 02, 2008
Sep 06, 2008
 
Dramarama
3.44
liked it
**spoiler alert** Very cute book and a very quick read. Lockhart's story focuses on Sarah (Sadye) attending a summer acting camp. Like any camp situat ...more
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Dec 15, 2008
 
Multiple Bles8ings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets
3.32
liked it
I love Jon and Kate, and I've always had a great admiration for Kate (unlike most people, apparently). The book tells mostly stuff that I knew but som ...more
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Dec 25, 2008
 
Twenty West: The Great Road Across America
3.47
did not like it
He only cares about the Boston area, apparently, and he leaves little to talk about further west since there aren't many places of literary excellence ...more
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Nov 28, 2008
 
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return (Persepolis, #2)
4.23
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I think Satrapi developed this story much better than the first book, but perhaps that's because it's much more social than politica ...more
Nov 30, 2008
Nov 29, 2008
 
Forever...
3.63
really liked it
This was one of the only Judy Blume books I missed when I was younger, and I wish I hadn't. I enjoyed it now, and I can only imagine I'd have loved it ...more
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Sep 06, 2008
 
The Abstinence Teacher
3.24
it was ok
This was a real disappointment. I dislike how Perrotta wrote this with what seems the express intent of making it a film. I think it has potential tha ...more
May 31, 2008
Apr 19, 2008
 
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
3.92
it was ok
2.5

As a psychology major, I was both pleased and annoyed I knew each study he cited and I knew greater implications than those he chose to discuss. Li
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Aug 01, 2008
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