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Old February 14th, 2009, 11:47 am
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The Truth by Terry Pratchett - 9/10. Very good book delving into journalism and what's considered 'the truth'. Not my favorite book though.


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Old February 15th, 2009, 1:20 am
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Just finished Bridget Jone's Diary . I would give it 7/10. I must say I thought the movie is a lot better! Just a much better story and so many more funny things happen.


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Old February 16th, 2009, 3:59 pm
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BBC's India with Sanjeev Bhaskar: 6/10

Too vague, it only gives outlines, never deals with anything in depth. However, I do understand it will be very helpful and fascinating to its target audience- foreigners


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Old February 16th, 2009, 8:01 pm
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Fire From Heaven gets 10/10. Impressive prose and compelling storytelling.


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Old February 16th, 2009, 10:56 pm
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Via Dolorosa, by David Hare. Awesome book- but only for someone with a very in depth interest into the Middle East Crisis. Very journalistic. 8/10.


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Old February 17th, 2009, 1:39 am
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Enola Holmes by Nancy Springer - 7/10


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Old February 17th, 2009, 2:56 am
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1st book in Edge Chronicles Series-Beyond the deep woods, 8/10


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Old February 18th, 2009, 1:00 pm
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The Historian - by Elizabeth Kostova - 6/10

Quick review - 400 pages of "Are we there yet? and 200 pages of "Wow"

The book spends far too much time looking for clues, although I enjoyed reading about some of the locations they were in, like Budapest, Istanbul and Sophia. I wondered if Bulgaria was really the way they portrayed it. The last 200 pages were very good, but for 400 pages I kept wondering why I was still reading it.


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Old February 24th, 2009, 10:02 am
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Xenocide by Orson Scott Card - 7/10.
Pretty good, but some of it was a bit far fetched for my taste. I know that's somewhat inevitable with sci-fi, but part of the reason I loved the first two books in this series is that the science stuff seemed plausible.


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Old February 24th, 2009, 11:47 am
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Bridget Jones' Diary-9/10 It is hilarious!


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Old February 26th, 2009, 12:59 pm
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The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris (sequel to Chocolat) - 9/10. It's awesome and incredible and really makes you want to eat chocolate!


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Old February 27th, 2009, 7:22 pm
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Enchanment by Orson Scott Card gets 9.5/10. I loved this book. I would give it the full 10 points, but the first few chapters seem to drag a bit and idk, the ending was a little too perfect. But, yeah it was a fantastic page turner.


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"Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer, 10/10. This book was simply amazing, it blew me away.


Also "Cell" by 4tephen King, 9/10. It was chilling and creeped me out, which makes it great.


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The Boleyn Inheritance - 6.5/10

Its a good read, but a bit too long. Could have been edited much much better.


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A Suitable Boy - by Vikram Seth
7/10

The book is about 1500 pages long but it didn't seem to last forever. This is the author's fist novel, though he has made some poetry books before this one...and it shows. On literally every other page there is some sort of poem and the characters rhyme a lot. I feel like if he would have removed some of the abstract poems the book would have been a 9/10 for me.

The story is about Lata but I found that Maan's storyline was much more interesting and was the main reason I strived to finish the book.


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I just re read Watchmen. It's just as good today as it was when I was 15.

Absolutely, without a shadow of a doubt, 10/10.


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Old March 4th, 2009, 9:55 am
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Love As Always, Kurt by Loree Rackstraw, 5/10. The style or narration are not very impressive, but the insight into Kurt Vonnegut's life is fascinating.


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Extras by Scott Westerfeld. I give it a 7/10. It was a good book, but not as good as the other three in the series.


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Old March 10th, 2009, 10:21 am
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Rosie Dunne by Cecelia Ahern- 7.5/10

It is a fun read. I enjoyed the book: it was humorous, fun, yet emotional at points. Well written


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