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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1)
4.11
really liked it
A pleasant, quick read. I picked it up because the little girl who lives in the apartment below me loves it, and it is one of the few Dahl books I had ...more
Mar 09, 2016
Mar 07, 2016
 
Dune (Dune Chronicles #1)
4.20
it was amazing
This book is one of my all time favorites. It is imaginative, intriguing, gripping, delightful... I really like this story.

Duke Atreides & his fam
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not set
Apr 27, 2012
 
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
3.78
liked it
Marie Kondo, author of the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, is a professional consultant who helps clients "tidy" their homes. Her technique is simp ...more
Feb 09, 2016
Feb 02, 2016
 
The Sparrow (The Sparrow, #1)
4.17
really liked it
Fascinating story, enjoyable writing.

A radio transmission is discovered from another planet and a group of Jesuits decide to embark on a mission to me
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Mar 20, 2016
Dec 03, 2013
 
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
4.07
it was ok
I found the stories mediocre.
Furthermore, the commentary from Dumbledore seemed out of character. He offered some disparaging remarks about Malfoy an
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Apr 10, 2016
Apr 05, 2016
 
Dark Matter
4.10
it was amazing
Really fun. I listened to this on audio from my library, so I wasn't bothered by many of the literary things that irked some readers.

It was fast pace
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Oct 02, 2017
Sep 25, 2017
 
The Martian
4.40
it was amazing
This book was so much fun.

It had a great mixture of science and humor and suspense. I enjoyed being taken through the realm of space and astronauts,
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Nov 09, 2015
Nov 09, 2015
 
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
3.95
really liked it
I listened to this on audio.

It was fascinating. While some places were drier than others, I found the way Barry approached the epidemic engaging and g
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Apr 03, 2017
Feb 02, 2017
 
10 Steps to Girlfriend Status (Bird Face, #2)
4.44
really liked it
10 Steps is a YA novel centering around 14-year-old Wendy. The girl has many things happening in her life that keep the novel quick-paced. Her mother ...more
Feb 18, 2016
Mar 06, 2016
 
Prayer
4.36
it was amazing
Excellent book.
It is dense and took me almost a year to get through, but it was certainly worth it.
While there were spells of dryness, I also found s
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Apr 09, 2014
Sep 09, 2013
 
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
4.31
really liked it
I listened to the full cast audio of this because after watching a booktuber raving about it.

I had no idea what to expect when clicking play, but it w
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Jul 26, 2016
Jul 20, 2016
 
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)
3.73
really liked it
I was expecting to hate it, especially with so many people complaining about this work, but I found I enjoyed it.

It was easy to read and I liked pictu
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Nov 17, 2016
Nov 14, 2016
 
Chiara Luce: A Life Lived to the Full
4.50
really liked it
This book was lovely and makes me want to be a better person. The writing itself was nothing fantastic, but the story was beautiful. I loved reading a ...more
Feb 29, 2016
Feb 27, 2016
 
The Enchanted
3.96
it was ok
I listened to the audio book for my current book club.

This novel is narrated by a death row inmate, telling the story of the prison in which he lives.
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Sep 25, 2016
Sep 23, 2016
 
Palace of Stone (Princess Academy, #2)
3.95
liked it
I listened to this on audio book, and I again enjoyed the cast and narration.

I would not say that it is as good as the first Princess Academy book, bu
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Aug 08, 2016
Jul 28, 2016
 
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
3.93
it was ok
There were several things I appreciated about this book, namely that the author whacked at the cultural taboos that come with depression and mental il ...more
Sep 09, 2016
Sep 08, 2016
 
Circus Mirandus
4.10
really liked it
Fun story.
I listened to this on audiobook for my book club. It felt like a children's story, but was enjoyable. And I always appreciate not having to
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Dec 2016
Nov 27, 2016
 
The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands
3.71
it was amazing
I'd randomly seen a blog where a woman had said that this book saved her marriage. I was intrigued, & had the library order in a copy.
I'm glad I
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Jul 19, 2016
Jul 14, 2016
 
Their Fractured Light (Starbound, #3)
4.15
liked it
This was my least favorite of the series.
Two reasons:
1. I listened to the audio book and disliked the narration. I found the actors too dramatic, wh
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Oct 12, 2016
Sep 25, 2016
 
Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom (Death Note, #1)
4.42
it was ok
I wasn't all that impressed. Maybe the story takes off in the following volumes, but I'm not interested enough to continue.

I'd picked this up as a re
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Apr 27, 2016
Apr 27, 2016
 
Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
4.04
really liked it
This book was pretty fascinating. I'd recommend it, especially as it is a quick read.

It focuses on how societies run and what makes humanity thrive. J
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Sep 25, 2016
Sep 06, 2016
 
Dreaming Spies (Mary Russell, #13)
4.04
really liked it
3.5 stars.

I enjoyed this. It is better than some of King's recent Russell books. There was more focus on relationship than just plot, but I wish there
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Jan 29, 2017
Jan 22, 2017
 
The Tiger Rising
3.78
really liked it
Two children become friends in the midst of family struggles and school bullies. They discover a caged tiger in the local woods and the mystery seals ...more
Mar 04, 2016
Mar 03, 2016
 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
4.39
really liked it
Really glad I picked this up.

I'm not a huge fan of the way she writes--overload of info--but the story itself is fascinating and I enjoyed it.

The book
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Jan 29, 2014
Jan 15, 2014
 
Uprooted
4.12
it was amazing
This book was a lot of fun. Creative, well-written, engaging. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
I am a bit of an old lady and so I wish she'd skipped the sex sc
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Jan 20, 2017
Jan 13, 2017
 
The Doll People (Doll People, #1)
4.02
really liked it
Good read for a 7-8 year old. Strong focus on friendship, loyalty, family.
Jun 14, 2017
Jun 12, 2017
 
The Golem and the Jinni (The Golem and the Jinni, #1)
4.10
really liked it
The audio version is well done.
I picked this up for it had been recommended as a well done stand-alone fantasy. Interesting characters and plot. Enjo
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Oct 13, 2017
Oct 02, 2017
 
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
4.07
really liked it
This was a fascinating read. I appreciated the pace, the style, the suspense.

I loved Wein's style. The way she described things left pictures in my h
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Jan 16, 2016
Dec 16, 2015
 
Golden Fool (Tawny Man, #2)
4.32
really liked it
I listened to the audio version of this book. I liked the narrator. His voices were easy to follow, and it amused me that Chade had a Scottish accent. ...more
Jul 06, 2016
May 28, 2014
 
Princess Academy (Princess Academy, #1)
4.02
it was amazing
This was surprisingly fun. A sweet story.
A good read for YA. Fantasy, but not overwhelmingly so.
Feb 23, 2016
Feb 19, 2016
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