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A Separate Peace
really liked it
There's something about John Knowles' A Separate Peace that makes me not review it. When I reread it to teach it last year, it was already after I had ...more
Aug 17, 2011
not set
not set
not set
not set
Jan 24, 2008
Dust (Silo, #3)
liked it
I'm not enthusiastic about writing my Dust review. Which sadly echoes my feelings about reading it. While the early episodes of the Wool series tugged ...more
Jan 03, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
Second Shift: Order (Shift, #2)
really liked it
All previous Wool comments remain: complex, credible characters; epic themes built on a story about real human relationships, a sophisticated setting, ...more
Jun 29, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
Skinny Bitch
it was ok
I am not the intended audience of Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin's Skinny Bitch. The very title offends me. I'm not sure if their title is suggestive ...more
Feb 27, 2012
Jun 16, 2012
This Side of Paradise
liked it
This Side of Paradise was F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel. And it felt like it. I imagine that the twenty-two-year-old Fitzgerald used This Side of ...more
May 14, 2013
Jun 14, 2013
My Ántonia
it was ok
The first thing I noticed about Willa Cather's My Antonia was that it wasn't nine hundred pages. That was nice. After Neal Stephenson's The Baroque Cy ...more
Aug 15, 2010
Aug 13, 2010
A Room with a View
really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed E.M. Forster's A Room with a View. It was a leisurely, enjoyable read, both artful and accessible, with compelling characters and ...more
Sep 06, 2011
Sep 06, 2011
Lost in a Good Book (Thursday Next, #2)
really liked it
An antagonist named Mr. Schitt-Hause. A 108 year-old woman who can't die until she has discovered and read the ten most boring classics (and who debat ...more
Jan 15, 2010
Jan 09, 2010
Northanger Abbey
really liked it
Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey reawakened my desire to devour books. A lively story and clever satire, Austen's first novel may lack the subtlety of h ...more
Aug 02, 2009
Jul 28, 2009
She Stoops to Conquer
liked it
**spoiler alert** Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer is a fast-moving, funny play that pokes fun at the manners of eighteenth century British ar ...more
Nov 30, 2009
Dec 20, 2009
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