Category Archives: 2011

You’re (Not) the One, by Alexandra Potter

I’m not really big into chick-lit. In fact, I think I can count on one hand the number of chick-lit novels I’ve read, and still have fingers left. I can only recall one other one off the top of my … Continue reading

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Protected: The Raising, by Laura Kasischke

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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern, are Dead by Tom Stoppard

Hard to know what to say about this one. I saw the play about 18 months before I read it. I quite enjoyed the performance, though I felt a little lost every time they switched into Shakespeare-speak, because Shakespeare’s language … Continue reading

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, by Michelle Hodkin

I’m in two minds about this book, so I’ll get the negative out of the way first. The writing was not my favorite, and the characterization of the teens seemed really stereotypical/cliched, particularly in the beginning. The plot meandered a … Continue reading

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs

So this book has been big news for the last few months. Unfortunately, I was not really blown away by it the way many people seem to be. The story was fun enough, and creative, but I had quite a … Continue reading

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The Likeness, by Tana French (audio)

I had a couple issues with the book, specifically the believability of the premise, and the repetitiveness of a cop getting too obsessed/into the case just like in the first book of this series, but otherwise it was a compelling … Continue reading

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The Mayor of Casterbridge, by Thomas Hardy

Of the four books by Thomas Hardy that I’ve read now, this is my least favorite. There were a lot of good points about it, sure. I liked that in the end, honesty won. I liked the statements it made … Continue reading

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