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The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
4.02
did not like it
This was one of those books that I bought because I was sucked in by the title and the cover. Plus I thought, hey that's kinda out of my comfort zone, ...more
Apr 18, 2011
Jul 16, 2010
 
Bee Season
3.55
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I picked up this book because I have liked watching or reading all these recent spelling bee movies or books. I thought this would b ...more
Mar 28, 2008
Feb 02, 2008
 
IBM and the Holocaust
3.94
it was amazing
omg i might never buy another IBM product again...truely terrifying and appalling.

This book actually made me physically ill. The thought that the Nazi
...more
Jul 2008
Jun 05, 2008
 
Rumi
4.19
it was amazing
i really enjoy reading this poet, his poems often require second glances to fully understand but that is the way it should be with all poetry
not set
Jan 21, 2008
 
Thunderstruck
3.68
it was ok
It's not a biography per se and it's not a memoir...but I had to stick in as a pseudo-something, since it reads more like fiction...which would have b ...more
Dec 20, 2011
Feb 12, 2008
 
School's Out—Forever (Maximum Ride, #2)
4.16
it was ok
This book is perfect for two occassions. 1. The short chapters are great for trying to convince the reluctant reader or the short attention span teena ...more
not set
Jun 10, 2014
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.01
it was amazing
To say I was taken aback by how much I enjoyed this book would be putting it mildly. It was not at all what I was expecting which is actually a good t ...more
Aug 31, 2010
Aug 23, 2010
 
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1)
3.29
did not like it
I've read pride and prejudice at least 4 times and I've seen the BBC movie countless number of times...so I was hoping for a bit more than taking the ...more
Dec 20, 2011
May 19, 2009
 
Chez Moi
3.03
really liked it
I think sometimes we review books based on the actual merits of the book...is the grammar correct? Do they use the words cold and hard to describe the ...more
Jan 12, 2013
Dec 29, 2012
 
The Diary of a Young Girl
4.11
really liked it
**spoiler alert** ok i know i'm supposed to read this book and love it, it is a classic and taught in all the high schools, but I just can't get throu ...more
not set
Aug 09, 2008
 
1984
4.15
really liked it
3.8
Apr 09, 2017
Apr 06, 2011
 
Bone: Coda
3.72
liked it
Reading Bone introduced me to the world of graphic novels and comics, so purchasing this was a no brainier. Besides I have all the original black and ...more
Aug 14, 2016
Aug 14, 2016
 
Siddhartha
4.00
really liked it
**spoiler alert** NOTE: My version was translated by Susan Bernofsky.

Just a couple of quotes that stood out. The first one because I'm a parent.

"Wha
...more
Jun 23, 2016
Jan 23, 2008
 
Drood
3.48
did not like it
This book had such great potential. The story seemed so interesting. Weaving Dicken's actual life into a fictional chase after a mysterious person by ...more
Sep 26, 2010
Sep 05, 2010
 
French Women for All Seasons: A Year of Secrets, Recipes, and Pleasure
3.61
it was ok
Note: this is not a review of the recipes in the book as it will take me a while to rid myself of the distaste for the authors pretentious tone that p ...more
May 30, 2016
Feb 02, 2008
 
Lean Mean Thirteen (Stephanie Plum, #13)
4.08
liked it
This is the current latest book in Janet Evanovich's series about bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. I still really wish she'd pick a man although it seems ...more
Feb 15, 2008
Jan 19, 2008
 
Rex Libris, Volume I: I, Librarian (Rex Libris, #1-5)
3.35
really liked it
As a librarian I endorse this book wholeheartedly, it is intelligent, funny, interesting and oh-how-i-wish-i-could-get -overdue-books-back-like-Rex-fa ...more
Jul 04, 2016
Aug 29, 2009
 
Little Bee
3.70
it was ok
You know when you hear over and over how fantastic a movie is? Then you go see it and you're like meh? I think all the accolades on the back of the bo ...more
Aug 02, 2010
Jul 31, 2010
 
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
3.91
it was amazing
Wow!! all i can say is Wow. I need to read this again and start highlighting and making notes on all the historical changes, literary references, slan ...more
Aug 17, 2011
Feb 02, 2008
 
The Secret Lives of People in Love
4.03
really liked it
My most favorite story was "Where They Hide Is a Mystery."

The others I liked are:
French Artist Killed In Sunday's Earthquake
Everyday Things
Save as Man
...more
Aug 19, 2016
Feb 08, 2008
 
Atlas Shrugged
3.68
liked it
Awesome book on capitalism. The only things I didn't like was the complete amoral attitude of the main characters and the 50 page radio speech that pr ...more
not set
Jan 21, 2008
 
The Grimm Legacy (The Grimm Legacy, #1)
3.87
really liked it
I loved this book, what is not to love! Its about a girl who gets to be a page in a object library. The library's collection included things from Grim ...more
Nov 30, 2010
Nov 23, 2010
 
The Princess Diarist
3.67
it was amazing
The audiobook is amazing and bittersweet. To hear her reading it was endearing. She's funny and sardonic and slightly sad. I enjoyed listening but I'l ...more
Mar 31, 2017
Nov 20, 2016
 
Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong
3.86
really liked it
4 stars for excellent writing style. 2 stars for the fact that reading this was ultimately just depressing.
not set
Jun 15, 2014
 
The Gargoyle
3.97
did not like it
As you can tell from the group I put it in, I just could not finish this book and I've tried twice now. I just couldn't get into the story or the char ...more
Nov 03, 2008
Jul 13, 2008
 
Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine
3.75
really liked it
I would like to know how he feels about the recent Wonder Woman (the new 52 series by Azzarello). As well as her more Barbie like incarnation in the n ...more
Jan 2015
Jul 27, 2014
 
Star Wars #42 The Ashes of Jedha, Part V
3.69
liked it
I don’t usually review individual comics. I’m in them more for the long haul story and the art. The art being why I am reviewing this. I love LOVE Sta ...more
Feb 11, 2018
Feb 11, 2018
 
Big Fish
3.65
it was ok
This is one of those few cases when the movie is better than the book. I watched the movie first of course and loved it. I picked up the book to see i ...more
Jul 27, 2008
Jul 13, 2008
 
Zombies Vs. Unicorns
3.73
liked it
**spoiler alert** Ok let's go story by story: Although I'm going to try to not really give any story lines away. I just want to tell you what I though ...more
Nov 03, 2010
Nov 03, 2010
 
The Phone Book: The Curious History of the Book That Everyone Uses But No One Reads
3.49
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Who could have thought that a book about the phone book could be so interesting? Ammon Shea's expose on the phone book is entertaini ...more
May 09, 2011
May 01, 2011
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