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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
 
The Girl Who Drank the Moon
4.18
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
...more
Oct 19, 2019
Oct 14, 2019
 
Neverwhere (London Below, #1)
4.17
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
 
Watership Down (Watership Down, #1)
4.05
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
Dec 03, 2019
Nov 27, 2019
 
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
4.25
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
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.61
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
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Feb 23, 2019
Feb 18, 2019
 
The Book Thief
4.37
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 ...more
Oct 10, 2019
Sep 10, 2018
 
Mortal Engines (The Hungry City Chronicles, #1)
3.79
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 ...more
Jan 04, 2019
Dec 30, 2018
 
Code Name Verity
4.05
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)
4.10
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
 
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
4.56
really liked it
I found myself equal parts frustrated with Dumbledore and understanding, knowing that there are certain pieces of information that would not improve a ...more
Feb 18, 2019
Feb 13, 2019
 
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)
4.30
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. ...more
Sep 28, 2019
Jul 29, 2019
 
Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)
4.30
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 ...more
Mar 05, 2019
Feb 18, 2019
 
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
4.04
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 ...more
May 27, 2019
May 24, 2019
 
It's Not What It Looks Like
3.98
it was amazing
I never knew there was so much I didn't know about life with visual handicaps! Or handicaps in general, actually. I wish I'd started learn about this ...more
Nov 17, 2019
Nov 14, 2019
 
The Secret Garden
4.13
really liked it
Not an exciting read, but a good one. This is one of those books, like Little Women, that teaches me about myself every time I read it.
not set
Jul 27, 2019
 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.47
it was amazing
I must have read these more times than I can count, but it seems like something new this time. Not just that I can see foreshadowing and connections I ...more
Jan 11, 2019
Sep 20, 2018
Sep 10, 2018
 
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
4.22
it was amazing
I have to say, I enjoyed this book WAY more than I thought I would. I expected it to drag, explain things that didn't need explaining, and have bland, ...more
Oct 04, 2018
Sep 10, 2018
 
Stardust
4.08
it was amazing
This was just a quick reread, for comfort, and maybe for inspiration. Happy NaNoWriMo everyone.
Nov 06, 2019
Nov 05, 2019
 
Turning Darkness Into Light
4.27
it was amazing
An excellent heir to the legacy of Lady Trent. I love the colorful characters, and found myself unexpectedly attached - especially to a certain ...more
Sep 06, 2019
Aug 20, 2019
 
The Host (The Host, #1)
3.84
it was amazing
I have a particular love of "playing the victim" in fiction. It can be done badly and it can be overdone (both very easily). In this case, I think ...more
May 03, 2019
May 03, 2019
Sep 10, 2018
 
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)
3.98
liked it
I had fun with this story. It's short and light-hearted and asks for very little investment from the reader. This is clearly not something intended to ...more
Dec 11, 2018
Sep 16, 2018
 
Black Beauty
3.96
really liked it
Black Beauty has been one of my favorite stories since I was a little girl, when I watched the 1994 film repeatedly, as much for my love of English ...more
not set
Sep 14, 2018
 
Changeling (Sorcery and Society, #1)
4.09
liked it
First of all, I'd like to say that I really enjoyed reading this book. It fits nicely into the genre that I love (the "kid discovers they're magical" ...more
Mar 10, 2019
Mar 05, 2019
 
Ender's Shadow (The Shadow Series, #1)
4.31
it was amazing
The reason I picked up this book is because I originally read Ender's Game a long time ago, and I was informed by a friend of mine that this bookbwas ...more
Jun 10, 2019
Jun 06, 2019
 
Sovereign
3.18
did not like it
As one might gather from the rating, I didn't enjoy this book very much. The problem, though, wasn't that it was bad (although it was that) it was ...more
Mar 23, 2019
Mar 13, 2019
 
The Forbidden Wish
4.01
liked it
The pacing is a little choppy, a bit draggy in places, and the very nonhuman jinn are very relatably human in their characterization...

Other than
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Nov 30, 2019
Sep 30, 2019
 
The Shape of Water
3.92
really liked it
The prose was absolutely gorgeous and I loved what I read, but it was too visceral for me. Blood, death, masturbation in the first couple chapters. ...more
not set
Mar 28, 2019
 
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)
4.44
it was amazing
It's a slow read, but I've always enjoyed the development of the characters as individuals.
Gimli as an eloquent mountain prince.
Aragorn as a man with
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Jul 29, 2019
Dec 09, 2018
Nov 08, 2018
 
Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World
4.17
really liked it
There was a lot of really good advice in this book. I think I'll keep it and reread it when stress gets to be too much (which I'm sure it will at some ...more
Mar 09, 2019
Feb 06, 2019
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