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WOF: DATEABLE: ARE YOU? ARE THEY?
3.69
liked it
The points made were usually pretty good, but the attitude was a little too hip for me. I felt like...come on, talk to me like an adult...which doesn' ...more
Jun 2006
May 01, 2007
 
Gaining: The Truth about Life After Eating Disorders
3.80
liked it
This was the first book I read on the subject of eating disorders. I didn't find it particularly helpful or hopeful, though I'm sure it wasn't as horr ...more
Jan 2009
Feb 01, 2010
 
Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul
3.92
liked it
This was something I never would have decided to read on my own, but a friend let me borrow it. In general, it had a lot of good points to make, and m ...more
May 2009
May 27, 2009
 
Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived
3.56
really liked it
He brings up a lot of interesting points and ideas. It's well written and explained; in fact, I think it gets repetitive after a while. But definitely ...more
not set
Jun 06, 2012
 
The Crimson Petal and the White
3.88
did not like it
Maybe I missed something when reading this book, which I chose because I kept seeing it all over the place in every bookstore and saw the word "bestse ...more
Jul 2008
Jun 11, 2008
 
Something Borrowed (Darcy & Rachel, #1)
3.84
liked it
These characters are so shallow, which makes me feel disheartened regarding humanity in general, but also makes me feel a little bit better about my o ...more
Apr 18, 2011
Apr 19, 2011
 
A Long Fatal Love Chase
3.64
liked it
There is nothing to learn from this book, per se. It is a piece of fluff, and frivilous in many ways.

Here is a fine paragraph that set me to giggling
...more
Jan 2004
Jun 01, 2007
 
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
3.70
really liked it
This book was awesome! It wasn't totally off the wall with the witchcraft element...it was just enough to be believable and compelling.
not set
Nov 07, 2012
 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
3.99
really liked it
I'm not a huge Neil Gaiman fan, but this book was amazing. It's pretty short, but didn't leave me wanting more.
not set
Jan 18, 2014
 
The Yearling
3.99
I read this when I was 12 and didn't like it. I should probably give it another chance before really reviewing it.
not set
Aug 25, 2010
 
The Historian
3.77
liked it
There is a lot of backstory in this book, which is useful in helping to solve the ancient mysteries and blah blah blah, but sometimes it gets a little ...more
Jan 2007
May 01, 2007
 
The Andromeda Strain
3.88
liked it
I ordered this book from the book orders that we could get in elementary school. Why it iwas in a child's book order, I'll never know. But the concept ...more
Jan 1996
Jun 27, 2007
 
The Toilers of the Sea
4.08
really liked it
The text is pretty dense, the same as Les Miz ... a lot of description of the setting. I found that when I took the time to read it and not skim throu ...more
May 10, 2008
Jan 12, 2008
 
A Wind in the Door (Time Quintet, #2)
4.05
liked it
Not as good as "A Wrinkle in Time", but that is almost to be expected. The characters are still as likable (or unlikable) as they were in the first bo ...more
Jun 2007
Jun 09, 2007
 
Empire Falls
3.91
liked it
A great story with fantastic characters, but waaaaay too many italics and backstory.
Sep 08, 2010
Aug 25, 2010
 
Emma
3.99
it was ok
Emma is a hard character to like. I read this book years ago and thought it was pretty awesome, but I tried to pick it up and read it again not long a ...more
not set
Sep 12, 2007
 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3.86
really liked it
I resisted this book for awhile, just because I didn't know if it would be worth spending the money on. But I got picked a copy off of the "take a boo ...more
Oct 2007
Sep 25, 2007
 
Lisey's Story
3.65
really liked it
I didn't like Stephen King when I tried reading "It" many years ago, but this is so different.

This book was awesome. The way he writes, it's like I a
...more
Aug 2007
Aug 17, 2007
 
Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1)
3.87
liked it
This was quite good, though I never would have picked it up if a co worker hadn't practically forced it on me. It was exciting throughout, but it drov ...more
Jul 2005
Jun 09, 2007
 
Persuasion
4.13
really liked it
This was the best Jane Austen book I have read yet. I read it in about two monotonous days at work, and felt like I caught the humor and understood th ...more
Jan 2008
Jun 21, 2007
 
The Tale of Despereaux
4.01
really liked it
The illustrations are amazing, the plot is easy to follow and interesting, and even the evil characters are likable in some ways.

It's a kid's book, b
...more
Jan 2004
May 14, 2007
 
Soul Music (Discworld, #16; Death, #3)
4.03
really liked it
This is the first book I read by Terry Pratchett. Although I plucked it out from the series at the recommendation of a friend, I enjoyed it thoroughly ...more
not set
Jun 09, 2007
 
Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life
4.11
liked it
I need to reread this; it was a bit dense for me and covered so many thoughts and ideas that I couldn't give them all adequate consideration. I'm exci ...more
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
 
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
4.47
it was ok
This book seemed unnecessarily long. There was way too much setup in the beginning. Took awhile to get to the real plot.
Dec 31, 2008
Nov 25, 2008
 
Congo
3.57
liked it
An interesting concept, but I don't remember being particularly struck otherwise when I read this book. However, I was in 6th grade when I read it. On ...more
Jan 1996
Jun 27, 2007
 
Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
3.74
did not like it
Maybe I'm just bitter, but I couldn't make it past the fifth page.
Life is just too beautiful, so perfect, so gorgeous.
Someday I will try to give it an
...more
not set
May 01, 2007
 
A Very Long Engagement
3.91
it was ok
I didn't like this book nearly as much as I thought I would. The main character...I didn't really care about her at all. She wasn't likable.
Good plot
...more
Sep 2007
Sep 25, 2007
 
Timeline
3.84
it was ok
This book was like a wild goose chase. Everyone was lost or trying to find each other. The action didn't seem very real. This is my least favorite MC ...more
not set
Jun 27, 2007
 
Jurassic Park
3.98
really liked it
This is so much better than the movie. I read it before I was even out of intermediate school, which I probably shouldn't have done. There's a good de ...more
not set
Jun 27, 2007
 
Reaper Man (Discworld, #11)
4.28
really liked it
Wittiness.

I liked "Soul Music" better, but I think I really need to read these in order to get the whole picture.

The character of Death is what makes
...more
May 2007
May 01, 2007
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