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Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
it was amazing
Update 6/9/12 ** some spoilers..** but if you haven't read this by now, shame on you. I know it's popular and over-saturated, but it's not Twilight... ...more
Sep 2009
Jan 10, 2009
Afterlife (Evernight, #4)
Update 2011:

Moving to the 'read' shelf, because I can't stand this on my 'to-read' shelf any longer. I will never read this. Reading other reviews co
not set
May 25, 2010
Reached (Matched, #3)
liked it
Well, it's over, isn't it?

I liked didn't jump the shark but it also didn't knock my socks off.

To be fair, I'm going to say to this book, "It
Jan 05, 2013
Nov 10, 2011
Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere Chronicles, #3)
it was amazing
I'm just ... speechless at this point.

I need to ruminate.

If I could sum up this series with one word, and MM uses it copiously thr
Oct 12, 2012
Mar 13, 2011
Brothers In Battle, Best of Friends
really liked it
I don't understand when people say things like, "Not very well written.." when it is very obvious that the 'memoir' in question is by someone who is n ...more
Oct 24, 2009
Oct 17, 2009
The Walking Dead, Vol. 14: No Way Out
it was ok
update: Another bonus to the whole series is, if you line up all the trade covers next to each other, the zombies at the bottom make one big, long ban ...more
Aug 17, 2011
May 12, 2011
Froi of the Exiles (Lumatere Chronicles, #2)
it was amazing

Another re-read in anticipation of the BIG DAY.

Once again, this story blows me away.

Froi of the Exiles (Lumatere Chronicles, #2) by Melina Marchetta

I love this book cover ... It puts a obscure but
Oct 20, 2011
not set
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Feb 14, 2011
Last Night I Sang to the Monster
it was amazing
update: I'm a rare 5 star person. It has to be an overall good book with a decent plot, sympathetic characters, unobtrusive language and a satisfying ...more
Mar 16, 2012
Jun 05, 2011
Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream
it was amazing
I'm giving this book a 5 star rating not because it's elegantly written, or that the story is so gripping I couldn't put it down. On the contrary, I r ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 06, 2009
Mr. Darcy, Vampyre
it was ok
wow...nothing at all really happens in this book. Oh, pg. 235, they finally start to talk about all the 'off' things that happened before. But still, ...more
Nov 18, 2009
Nov 10, 2009
How to Be Famous: Our Guide to Looking the Part, Playing the Press, and Becoming a Tabloid Fixture
did not like it
Are you kidding me?

Really? REALLY???

Actually, I should be happy, because if these two frauds can get a book published,ANYONE CAN!!!!!

Nov 2009
Nov 11, 2009
Double Dexter (Dexter, #6)
liked it
Ok, was better than I expected. Still, a good 50 pages can be cut out with all the inner monologue, ruminations of sweat, traffic and food. Bu ...more
Nov 19, 2011
Nov 17, 2011
Free Four: Tobias Tells the Divergent Knife-Throwing Scene (Divergent, #1.5)
really liked it
a little taste.

Sometimes the alternative POV really works (Graffiti Moon). Sometimes you need to burn it with fire (Midnight Sun).

I liked this and re
Dec 28, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
Big Questions
really liked it
I really don't know how to rate this at all. I like to give stars where stars are due, especially with a 600+ page monster that I easily read in 2 hou ...more
Apr 05, 2012
Apr 05, 2012
really liked it
** slight spoilers, ye be warned. **

I'll preface my review with the thought that Wonder is not a YA book. YA readers and adults alike can read and en
Mar 10, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
The Walking Dead Survivors' Guide
liked it
A good synopsis for someone in the midst of reading the GN's.

I read a majority of them a year or so ago, and although I enjoy the story overall, it r
Mar 20, 2012
Mar 19, 2012
28 Days Later (Faber and Faber Screenplays)
really liked it
Watched the movie, which counts as reading this script, right?

Jun 18, 2011
Dec 18, 2011
Crossed (Matched, #2)
really liked it
Reread 12/12

Amazingly, my thoughts are exactly the same for this book since the first time I read it. I think I get the story more, but this book ser
Nov 10, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
BoneMan's Daughters
it was ok
This book just really seemed to go all over the place, with no real direction.

** Major spoilers **

I see that he was trying to show a hardened militar
Jun 15, 2009
Jun 14, 2009
Dying to Know You
really liked it
* edited for typos

Free eBook preview courtesy of Net Galley. Thank you!

I knew the name Aidan Chambers from the time I've spent over the last few month
Jan 20, 2012
Dec 20, 2011
Auschwitz Report
It was an interesting, fact-filled book. Although a first hand account of the horror in and near Auschwitz, it is missing much of the emotion of any t ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 21, 2008
Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
it was amazing
In the end, I'll give it 5 stars, as this book will really hit some people, and I'm one of those people. Other people will hate this book, and to each ...more
Mar 06, 2012
Oct 03, 2011
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
it was amazing
update 6/6/12: I just reread this, the first such since '10 when Mockingjay was released.

I even bought all these books knowing that I'll read and rer
Sep 2008
Jan 10, 2009
Jasper Jones
really liked it
5/14/2016. Reread for the first time since 2011. Such a great book, which I enjoyed just as much. But honestly Craig Silvey needs to publish again soo ...more
Sep 27, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent, #1)
really liked it
*** some Spoilers, ye be warned. ***

Note: continuing to edit as I remember things. I usually wait to take back library books, but was too hasty this t
May 2012
Mar 09, 2012
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)
it was amazing
Now it comes to it, I don't feel like parting with it. It's mine, I found it. It came to me! --- wait, wrong book, wrong fantasy world. But still, my ...more
Sep 11, 2016
Jul 24, 2016
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer (Necromancer, #1)
really liked it


I think this is one of the few times my re-read review is exactly like my first go through.


A fun story that
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 03, 2012
Chanticleer and the Fox
really liked it
Alas, my Wednesday Night Working with Celeste on the Kids Floor will be moved to Thursdays, until further notice.

I don't know what other books were c
not set
Jun 21, 2012
Charlotte: Bronte Revelations: The Final Journeys of Jane Eyre
did not like it

I shouldn't have picked this book up, I know that.

Fans of Jane Eyre, who like it just the way it is, and thought it ended perfectly well, mig
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 15, 2011
Empire State: A Love Story (or Not)
really liked it
I forgot to mention that the part where he's showing a real web programmer his website, and he said he coded it all in funny... but onl ...more
Aug 16, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
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