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Old May 23rd, 2009, 2:47 am
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The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

9/10 Completely amazing. The book is very thought provoking and brings up some great ideas. It has a interesting plot and the characters are all well developed. It is a really great read.


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Old May 24th, 2009, 1:04 am
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian

1000000000/10 Best book I have ever read in my entire life. It was just wonderful. I loved it.


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Old May 24th, 2009, 11:56 am
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J.R.R. Tolkien. A Biography. by Humphrey Carpenter - 9/10. If you want to learn more about Tolkien's life, I'd recommend this book! (I know it's from 1977 or something, but it's great anyway. Even the Norwegian translation, which I read, is quite good! )

I first wrote "1077 or something"! It's not that old!


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Old May 25th, 2009, 8:14 pm
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The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga- 9/10

Well, its a brutal book. An angry account of two Indias and a man who tried to get from one to the other. Did I like this book? Oh, no. But the book made me think a lot. It's a Booker Winning Book and well, I know why now. It's raw, cold, remorseless and meant to be just that.


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Old May 26th, 2009, 3:52 am
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"One Second After" by William R. Forstchen. 9/10.

"The Wheel of Time - The Eye of the World" by Robert Jordan. 10/10.


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Old May 31st, 2009, 10:46 am
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Night Watch by Terry Pratchett. 10/10. Well worth the read with his usual well-thoughout messages and ideas and great humour.

A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett. 8/10. Entertaining read.


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Old May 31st, 2009, 7:26 pm
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The final part of the Princess Diaries: Ten Out of Ten - Meg Cabot

10/10

This is just hilarious fun. I'll miss this series that made for great relief from the serious, heavy reading that I do a lot


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Old June 1st, 2009, 10:16 pm
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Artemis Fowl - The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer.

8/10


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Old June 3rd, 2009, 12:31 pm
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows 9/10.
I would have appreciated the nineteen years later ending to be deeper.


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Old June 4th, 2009, 2:35 pm
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I did forget to rate The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, didn't I? But everyone who really knows me (excluding my friends, they don't know or care which books I like, in fact they don't care about books at all) can guess what I am going to say: 10/10!


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Old June 6th, 2009, 8:56 am
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Good Omens - Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
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A hilarious and worthwhile read. Exceeded expectations


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Old June 9th, 2009, 2:59 am
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Nightside - Agents of Light and Darkness by Simon R. Green

8/10


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Old June 12th, 2009, 12:42 am
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Tajore Akoore, by Jackie French

8/10. Very good storywriting, and it still amazes me how detailed her childhood's world was (for this was based on her childhood imaginary world), and how believable her characters are. Though, the plot takes about 2/3 of the book to really warm up, this is an unforgettable read.


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Old June 12th, 2009, 3:52 am
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Fast Food Nation- Eric Schlosser. 8/10- I don't really recommend it, but if you can handle some of the stuff it talks about and want a very different (to me) perspective of the fast food industry, I'd at least check it out. Maybe skip over the meatpacking industry section though, it horrified me.


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Forever Princess by Meg Cabot, the final in the Princess Diaries series

10/10. I think it's probably the best in the series, and definitely my favorite since about the third or fourth. The same humor was back, Mia was her crazy self, and the situations she (or her family!) got herself into were both hilarious and lesson-teaching. Also, if the above hasn't gotten you to go get this book yet, I'm just gonna say that the end is the most awesome ending yet


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Honor Harrington - War of Honor by David Weber.

8/10.


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Q & A by Vikas Swarup, 9/10. An excellent read, very moving and well crafted. The story flows naturally and fits together seamlessly. (It's the book Slumdog Millionaire is based on, but the plot was changed almost beyond recognition for the movie. I still loved both, though)


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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen- 8/10


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Old June 15th, 2009, 12:37 pm
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Something Rotten- Jasper Fforde. 10/10. I loved the book! So very creative as usual and even more thrilling and exciting than ever!


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Old June 16th, 2009, 12:59 am
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Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen.
This was a reread. The first time I read it, about ten years ago, I really disliked it. This time I enjoyed it very much. 8/10


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