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Stardust
4.08
really liked it
I watched the movie (more than once) several years ago, and loved it. It was fun and quirky and I really liked the premise. It was clever and funny I ...more
Mar 13, 2019
not set
Mar 10, 2019
 
A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)
4.06
really liked it
The tone and subject of this book tell me this is basically Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere meets the One Ring from Tolkien's work. It was extremely well exe ...more
Jan 20, 2020
Jan 15, 2020
 
Fire Bringer
4.19
liked it
I didn't realize until this rereading that the plot of this story is lifted almost wholesale from Watership Down. Obviously, there are some adjustment ...more
Jan 02, 2020
May 19, 2019
 
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
4.37
it was amazing
Wonderful as always. I listen at night when going to bed, comforted by a familiar story and characters I might admire without reserve. Aragorn in his ...more
Jul 28, 2020
Nov 06, 2018
Sep 10, 2018
 
The Girl Who Drank the Moon
4.10
really liked it
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book.

When I went in, I was expecting either a very narrow story about a girl who had a strange relationshi
...more
Oct 19, 2019
Oct 14, 2019
 
Neverwhere (London Below, #1)
4.16
liked it
First, I want to clarify that I really did enjoy this book. It was fun, and as usual, Mr. Gaiman's characters and worldbuilding are superb.

But

I have a
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Dec 11, 2019
Dec 03, 2019
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.27
it was amazing
This is another one of the books that I reread when I'm stressed. And as usual, I enjoyed it immensely. ...more
Oct 12, 2020
Jan 10, 2020
not set
Sep 10, 2018
 
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games, #0)
3.81
really liked it
There are two things about this book that really impressed me. First, that the author managed to make a prequel so engaging and fun to read. Second, t ...more
Jun 13, 2020
Dec 26, 2019
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.29
it was amazing
I especially appreciate how the motives of one character don't just steamroller right over the motivations of the other. There are realistic (if frust ...more
May 21, 2020
May 18, 2020
 
Skyward (Skyward, #1)
4.51
it was amazing
I really wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I loved it. I think... Dragonriders of Pern battle scenes meet Hunger Games character developm ...more
Dec 31, 2019
Dec 03, 2019
 
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
4.24
really liked it
I enjoyed the book thoroughly. The style and humor of the narrative reminded me strongly of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Very good read. Will
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Sep 08, 2019
Sep 06, 2019
 
In the Labyrinth of Drakes (The Memoirs of Lady Trent, #4)
4.39
it was amazing
There are passages in this book that make me squeal in happiness.

Sometimes I imagine there's a clerk sitting behind a desk situated between the brain
...more
Feb 16, 2021
Mar 23, 2020
Apr 27, 2019
Jul 2018
Oct 21, 2018
 
Starsight (Skyward, #2)
4.43
really liked it
This was an excellent sequel to the first Skyward book, and really I only have two biased nitpicks.

The first is that it took too long for the main ch
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Jan 05, 2020
Jan 01, 2020
 
The Flying Flamingo Sisters
3.61
really liked it
This was a fun story that used a lot of storytelling patterns that I think would be entertaining for younger listeners. It used a very fairytale struc ...more
May 12, 2020
May 09, 2020
 
The Book Thief
4.38
really liked it
There is such gorgeous prose in this book I was just blown away. But the pacing seemed a bit... draggy? I was about 3/4 of the way through and my sens ...more
Oct 10, 2019
Sep 10, 2018
 
Mortal Engines (The Hungry City Chronicles, #1)
3.78
really liked it
Reading this book was a delight in worldbuilding. I didn't need an explanation of which lighter-than-air gasses the airships used to stay aloft or wha ...more
Jan 04, 2019
Dec 30, 2018
 
Watership Down (Watership Down, #1)
4.06
it was amazing
There are many things to love about this book. The vivid characters, the earnestness of the message, the descriptions of animal life. This belongs in ...more
Apr 27, 2020
Dec 03, 2019
Nov 27, 2019
 
Code Name Verity
4.02
it was amazing
I only just finished reading this about 5 minutes ago. And I'm not even sure I have words for it. I was hoping so hard but the main character would be ...more
Jun 17, 2019
Jun 15, 2019
 
The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1)
4.12
liked it
I really liked the worldbuilding in this book, but there was a lot in the plot that left me unsatisfied. I liked the narrator's voice, and I liked how ...more
Jul 24, 2019
Jul 21, 2019
 
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
4.44
really liked it
The worldbuilding and characterization were very well done, though I maintain that the fight scenes were too long and detailed for my taste. I hesitat ...more
Mar 10, 2020
Feb 25, 2020
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.62
liked it
I think this is both my favorite and least favorite of the Harry Potter series.

I loved how Harry has completely graduated from childhood into adultho
...more
Jun 25, 2020
Feb 23, 2019
Feb 18, 2019
 
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)
4.27
it was ok
I wanna say the last... 5 chapters, maybe, improved my reading experience. Part of it was my eventual resignation to inconsistent characterization. Th ...more
Sep 28, 2019
Jul 29, 2019
 
The Tropic of Serpents (The Memoirs of Lady Trent, #2)
4.04
it was amazing
I discovered these books early last year, and fell in love with them. It's not just because they're about dragons and the people that love them (thoug ...more
Jan 30, 2021
Mar 12, 2020
Apr 03, 2019
Apr 03, 2019
Jul 2018
Oct 21, 2018
 
The Neverending Story
4.16
liked it
Considering how lengthy the story is, and how the pace drags through the second half, the book actually has a very satisfactory ending. I enjoyed that ...more
Feb 05, 2020
Jan 09, 2020
 
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #1)
3.99
liked it
This book is an accurate representation of the disorienting, non-linear progression of a dream, in which failure features prominently, closure is frus ...more
Dec 09, 2020
Dec 05, 2020
 
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (The Hundred-Year-Old Man, #1)
3.82
it was amazing
This was a surprisingly engaging book, with plenty of humor and an intriguing double-ended narrative telling the main character's story in the present ...more
Apr 15, 2020
Apr 06, 2020
 
Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)
4.25
it was amazing
The plot develops at a slow but steady pace, prominently featuring the interactions and development of the characters over the development of the worl ...more
Mar 05, 2019
Feb 18, 2019
 
Dark Horse
3.73
it was amazing
I had a blast reading this short little book. It's a pretty transparent allegory, but all the characters are horses, and I think that's 100% acceptabl ...more
Aug 03, 2020
Aug 03, 2020
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.05
it was amazing
No matter how many times I read it, I cry like a baby every time. I especially like the main character's continued acknowledgement that she's not a ve ...more
May 27, 2020
May 24, 2020
 
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
4.02
really liked it
I think I like the themes in this installment of the series better than the first. It was very brave to tackle the topic of suicide and suicidal thoug ...more
May 27, 2019
May 24, 2019
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