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The Book of Lost Things
it was amazing
Part fairy tale and part psychological study, I found this to be an engrossing and powerful book. Recommend to everybody, particularly those who have ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 08, 2008
The Book Thief
it was amazing
I admit that I am perplexed about why this is considered a young adult novel and not an adult novel that could be read by those 12 and up. The title c ...more
Mar 31, 2008
Jun 07, 2007
Off-Topic: The Story of an Internet Revolt
really liked it
My “recommended for” list is too long for its field: for all passionate and competent people who would like to create another site similar to the best ...more
Nov 06, 2013
Nov 03, 2013
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
it was amazing
This is a thoroughly delightful and brilliant book. I chuckled and chortled all the way through this book; it’s hilarious. There are many interesting ...more
Mar 15, 2008
Oct 22, 2007
People of the Book
it was amazing
This is a marvelous book. I really enjoyed this author’s Year of Wonders and I think I liked this book at least as much. This is skillful and enthrall ...more
Aug 09, 2009
Jan 11, 2008
it was amazing
Wonderful! Fabulous! So special! Very clever!

I liked this book even better than The Invention of Hugo Cabret, and that’s saying a lot. it’s even more
Oct 09, 2011
Apr 25, 2011
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)
it was amazing
Nothing less than 5 stars for this gem.

It’s really really hard for me to write a review because I was inundated with so much to say about every page,
Nov 18, 2011
May 03, 2011
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops
really liked it
This was so worth importing from England, and it was worth the money to me too, even though I’m buying basically no books these days. Even though it t ...more
May 09, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession
liked it
I’d wanted to read this book since it was first published (I first learned of it, and Gilkey, from one of my local independent bookstores), and so I w ...more
May 11, 2013
Jun 14, 2009
The Neverending Story
really liked it
This is a rather brilliant book and I could see it being a life changing book for some readers.

It’s about reality & fantasy, escape, power, free w
Mar 06, 2010
Feb 06, 2010
The Mermaid's Purse
it was amazing
4 1/2 stars

I wasn’t familiar with the term mermaid’s purse and was afraid this would be one of Polacco’s folk tale books for young children, and I ten
Nov 19, 2016
Jun 17, 2016
84, Charing Cross Road
it was amazing
I read this book either right after high school or at the very end of high school when it was first published. It was a gift from the mother of a frie ...more
Jan 1971
Aug 13, 2007
Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
it was amazing
This is an enjoyable read and a lovely book. Anne Lamott is a very engaging writer and she is very funny, honest, and heartfelt. Although I don’t desi ...more
Jan 1994
May 12, 2007
A Poem for Peter
it was amazing
The Snowy Day is a 4 star book for me, though not particularly memorable from my childhood, even though it was introduced to my 4th grade class by on ...more
Dec 31, 2016
Oct 29, 2016
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
it was amazing
This is a book I’d love to own; it’s one I’d probably reread, and I’d love to be able to review all the wonderful literary and other quotes. It’s not ...more
Oct 15, 2014
Apr 11, 2014
Still Firetalking
really liked it
4 1/2 stars

This is an excellent picture book autobiography, her second one. This book was published 20 years after her first picture book autobiograph
Nov 16, 2016
Sep 28, 2015
I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks
it was ok
It was okay. I generally love these types of humor books. Here, a couple of the heartfelt stories were touching and several of the humorous ones were ...more
May 15, 2017
Nov 28, 2016
Sorted Books
it was amazing
This is so brilliant! Why didn’t I think of this?! Now I do want to steal the idea. If I can find the “right” books, I can see taking photos and makin ...more
Aug 18, 2013
Aug 08, 2013
How This Book Was Made
liked it
This was not my favorite Mac Barnett - Adam Rex book. They’re both brilliant and I’ve loved many of their books.

This one for me was a combination of i
Oct 28, 2016
Oct 07, 2016
Among Others
it was amazing
This is one of those books that so impressed me I’m struggling to write about it in a coherent manner.

Right away: wonderful WONDERFUL!!! from the auth
May 24, 2011
Feb 01, 2011
Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife
it was amazing
This is a must read book for anyone who’s read and appreciated Anne Frank’s diary in any of its published forms.

I am now eager to read the critical ed
Nov 20, 2009
Sep 06, 2009
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1)
it was amazing
YES! YES! YES! I read this book for my real word book club and for each book we read we vote and post whether we’d recommend our books to other book c ...more
Nov 28, 2010
Dec 22, 2007
Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of "To Kill a Mockingbird"
really liked it
To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my very favorite all time books. My copy is so tattered it’s almost unreadable (so I did buy the 50th anniversary edit ...more
Jul 16, 2010
Jul 06, 2010
One of Our Thursdays Is Missing (Thursday Next, #6)
it was amazing
Oh, I just loved this book. From beginning to its very wonderful end.

I’m in love with Jasper Fforde. He’s got a brilliant imagination and he’s hilario
Mar 29, 2011
Aug 06, 2010
Marguerite Makes a Book
it was amazing
This is a great book to learn about the art of hand painted illuminated manuscripts/books. I’d also recommend it for those looking for stories about s ...more
Dec 04, 2012
Nov 22, 2012
The Boy on Fairfield Street
it was amazing
4 stars, star off because of my personal vegan sensibilities about how animals should be treated. However, this is a beautiful book and it’s very we ...more
Mar 24, 2013
Mar 06, 2013
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
it was amazing
This story was predictable but oh so delightful. These letters feel as though they’re written by real people, not fictional characters. Everything des ...more
Jan 25, 2009
Jul 16, 2008
The Legend of the Golden Snail
it was amazing
This is an absolutely stunning book. The pictures create a whole fantastical world: big, bold, amazingly colorful, intricate, and so easy for readers ...more
Mar 10, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, a History
it was amazing
Every time I read about an author’s account of books & reading, I now compare them with Anne Fadiman’s book Ex Libris and they simply never live u ...more
Nov 21, 2008
Sep 11, 2007
The Illustrator's Notebook
really liked it
As a lefthander I’ve always been interested in sides, left and right. I love that this book is read from right to left. Along with English, there is a ...more
Sep 25, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
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