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The Waste Land
4.12
liked it
i think this might make me an anti-intellectual, but i enjoyed this poem so much more when i read this outside of the classroom and infused it with my ...more
not set
Feb 16, 2008
 
Valley of Silence (Circle Trilogy, #3)
4.20
really liked it
I avoided this trilogy for more than a year because I thought that they sounded terrible, and I was annoyed at Nora for jumping on the vampire bandwag ...more
Oct 2008
Nov 03, 2008
 
The Elvenbane (Halfblood Chronicles, #1)
3.94
it was amazing
convincingly created a whole new world for the reader with a complicated hierarchy and fascinating gender dynamics. sexy, traumatic, enchanting, and m ...more
Jan 1997
Mar 06, 2008
 
Shadow Rider (Shadow, #1)
4.04
did not like it
Extremely disturbing and upsetting glorification of an abusive relationship. Just not okay. This will be the last Christine Feehan book I ever read.
Sep 12, 2016
Sep 12, 2016
 
Whitegirl
3.68
really liked it
what to say about this book. i picked it up with shelly at random at daltons in the valley which was closing down and having a crazy sale.
i thought a
...more
Jan 2007
Mar 25, 2008
 
Origin in Death (In Death, #21)
4.35
it was ok
One of my least favorite j.d.robb's because the scheme eve undercovers is too grand. though the robb books are all wonderful because they effectively ...more
not set
Feb 17, 2008
 
Poetry and Prose (Library of America)
4.29
liked it
This work has a lot more of Whitman than one is traditionally exposed to in high school. There are poems about masturbation, about homosexuality, abou ...more
not set
Feb 10, 2008
 
My Life, Volume I: The Early Years
3.78
liked it
he is an excellent writer, and his depiction of his chubby childhood getting struck with political fever is really cute. too bad this paperback versio ...more
not set
Mar 04, 2008
 
Galax-Arena
3.83
it was amazing
a fascinating, disturbing read. the ending is a complete shock and surprise. i was fully immersed in the story as a science fiction work and then was ...more
not set
Apr 04, 2008
 
On Beauty
3.69
liked it
**spoiler alert** While i think she is a brilliant author objectively, the subjective experience of reading the story of a marriage falling apart was ...more
not set
Aug 03, 2008
 
Golden
3.87
did not like it
I am super disturbed that a YA book would close with a high-achieving student who has worked her whole life to get into stanford, choosing to forego t ...more
not set
Jul 01, 2013
 
Predatory Game (GhostWalkers, #6)
4.31
did not like it
the worst of the ghost walkers series so far, which means that the series that started with so much promise is probably just going to continue making ...more
Mar 14, 2008
Mar 17, 2008
 
Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith
4.06
it was amazing
This stunning work introduces the reader to Persian history through magical realism. The stories of generations of women overlap and intersect - alter ...more
Jan 2003
Feb 10, 2008
 
Mackenzie's Mountain (Mackenzie Family, #1)
4.19
it was amazing
infinitely re-readable. the first of the mackenzie books and arguably the best. howard takes trashy romance to a new level - bringing in real emotion, ...more
not set
Mar 11, 2008
 
Then Comes Seduction (Huxtable Quintet, #2)
3.88
liked it
really enjoyed this book until half-way through it descended into an overly-angsty, overly-drawn-out, artificial stupid conflict. i also kept rolling ...more
not set
Apr 22, 2009
 
The Final Solution
3.31
really liked it
after his epics, a 100 page chabon was a relief. i was dreading the read cuz of the audacious title, but enjoyed the book. it was too short and too de ...more
not set
Jan 02, 2009
 
The Book of Lost Things
3.98
liked it
**spoiler alert** i loved the cover and the title. the book itself was magical, and delved into the dark imagination that originally created fairytale ...more
Mar 20, 2008
Feb 10, 2008
 
Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5)
4.33
it was ok
**spoiler alert** while i disturbingly really liked all the other books in this series, and this one was alright through most of it- the end actually ...more
Jan 18, 2009
Jan 08, 2009
 
Winds of Salem (The Beauchamp Family, #3)
3.60
did not like it
scattered, overly ambitious, draggggged, boring, patchwork narrative, no forward plot movement. trying too hard to be too many things (biting social s ...more
not set
Sep 08, 2013
 
Sin and Sensibility (Griffin Family, #1)
3.89
liked it
Enoch clung fiercely to a spice-girls esque girl power message - our protagonist struggled against the domineering men in her life, all the while year ...more
not set
Dec 07, 2008
 
Everything Is Illuminated
3.90
it was amazing
The only criticism I have heard of this work is that the alternating chapters written by the tour guide, in his transliterated accent, are disorientin ...more
Jan 2004
Feb 10, 2008
 
Before the Scandal (Notorious Gentlemen, #2)
3.80
liked it
i liked the spiderman twist (girl falls for both protagonist and his highwayman alter-ego without knowing); but ultimately the plot just got too invol ...more
not set
Dec 07, 2008
 
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
3.68
it was amazing
I resisted reading this book for a long time because of all of the trendy hype around it. Don't do that. It honestly is exactly what the title describ ...more
not set
Feb 10, 2008
 
Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
3.76
it was ok
Though I had heard a lot of hype about this book, I really couldn't get into it - and in fact only got about halfway through. The problem with it is t ...more
Mar 2007
Feb 12, 2008
 
Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
3.69
really liked it
look, i still have love for this series just for being so engaging and compelling. but but but, i will say that by the third book i just really found ...more
Apr 28, 2008
Apr 02, 2008
 
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, #1)
4.34
liked it
I thought that this was an important work, but I'm disappointed that the author took the easy way out with the unrealistic approach taken by Ari's par ...more
not set
Mar 19, 2014
 
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
4.04
it was amazing
loved.loved.loved. cannot stop thinking about it. for starters, it was honestly a pleasure to read something so beautifully written. the world creatio ...more
not set
Sep 03, 2013
 
The Wind Blows Backward
4.25
it was amazing
A dark dark book written for a teenage audience. It plays on a familiar theme but does so in a haunting and original way. Middle school best friends w ...more
not set
Feb 10, 2008
 
Why We Broke Up
3.49
it was amazing
crawled inside of me and broke my heart all over again. heartwrenching, heartbreaking, searingly accurate, uncanny, beautiful perfection. hurtsogood.
not set
Apr 06, 2014
 
Rich and Pretty
2.76
really liked it
very well done and painful in some respects (especially at this moment in time), but also just maddeningly subtle, like too subtle, and also so unfini ...more
Jul 18, 2016
Jul 18, 2016
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