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Old September 27th, 2010, 3:52 am
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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. 7/10

This book was a lot like The Handmaid's Tale for me. Awesome story, hated the style of writing. I understand why the author used a poetic style to the writing, but sometimes I had to go back and re-read to see what was imagined and what was happening.


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A orillas del rio piedra me sente a llorar by Paulo Cohelo.

Good book. Bit cheesy , but tolerable. Very good quotes for life and a most interesting message. Definetly a most have book. 9/10

Frida by Paulo Coehlo . I thought would be more interesting. It talks about withces and wizards and the magic of the sun and the moon. But I personally found it a bit boring, way too cheesy and it lingered forever on some topics. 6/10


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Old September 29th, 2010, 9:09 am
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A Storm Of Swords.

This book is great. i really liked all of the pov's there's never really a chapter,sure some are less good than others, but i liked them all a good bit. Which is really something because the book is 923 pages long. 9.75/10

The Reckoning

Third book in the Darkest Powers series about a bunch of teenagers on the run from this cooperation. I liked the first book in the series a lot, the second to me was okay, but not a lot really happened as it was more of a book that just got the charecters where they needed to go. the thrid picks up where the second left off. i actually liked that they stayed in one place rather than ran all over, it gave time for charector development and this one actually had some cool story elements instead of the second's "We need to go here" story. but my one problem with the book was, they stayed in that place for a while with not a lont going on, sure there are things here and there, but nothing really starts to go down until about halfway through the book.

Another thing i didn't like was how open ended the book's ending was. Especially since t his is the last book in this trilogy. i know there is susposed to be another trilogy after this, but it's with different charecters set in the same universe. I like my series ending to be all tied up, maybe with some loose ends, but the main story i want done, this felt like a nother book in a series of 5 or 6 books, not the end to a trilogy

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10/10 Pretty Little Liars
This is the first book of the Pretty Little Liars series. It's an easy read, but there's so much drama in it, I totally loved it.


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The Days - Taha Hussain. I finished part 1 and started part 2. I'm not sure what's so wonderful about it, or what makes it a very popular work. But I'm not going to judge now, with part two and three left. Anyways I'm going to give part 1: 7/10.


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American Conspiracies -- Jessie Ventura -- 8/10

Very good book -- recommend it . No matter what side you're on, it's worth a read.


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9/10 The Likeness by Tana French


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8/10 Perfect Murder, Perfect Town


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Old October 10th, 2010, 1:31 pm
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Inkheart - Cornelia Funke 8/10. A very creative idea for a book. I liked the plot, but I didn't think any of the characters were really well written, certainly not her villains. Besides I think she made it easy lots of times for her characters to get away from something, and not really in a smart way (i.e because they happened to have a knife or a gun, because their enemies were looking away, sleeping...). They didn't have much losses either, even though the conditions they were in, were supposed to be deadly.
I'm really curious about the second book because major things seemed to have been ended and resolved in the first book, and other things were so mysterious, I expect they'll be clarified in the second book.
All in all, I liked it well enough, I think it might easily appeal to book lovers, since the main characters love books so much themselves.


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Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks - I loved this book and I cried at the end. I felt incredibly sorry for Stephen and I'm not sure how I feel about Isabella. I feel sorry for her, never having a decent family and running away when there is a slight chance of having one. I had to get used to the war descriptions which I'm not used to reading. It got a bit boring at times.

I felt really sorry for Weir when he got back to his family on leave and they were so disinterested. Stupid people...


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From class: Fahrenheit 451 7/10

I actually loved the way Bradbury formed his story, and how descriptive he gets at parts, but then again, that actually hinders the text sometimes, in my opinion. It just gets confusing in parts. And part 3 was a complete letdown. I was expecting Clarisse to show up and for Guy to get everything he ever wanted (AKA real happiness), but no. Bradbury decided to blow up the city. Which actually seemed like a very convenient way to end the story....

On my own: The Art of Racing in the Rain, 10/10

I love this book. So much. It is the better, more mature version of Marley & Me. I would honestly recommend this book to anybody. It has some serious topics, but it's an amazing book and a wonderful story.


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From class: Fahrenheit 451 7/10

I actually loved the way Bradbury formed his story, and how descriptive he gets at parts, but then again, that actually hinders the text sometimes, in my opinion. It just gets confusing in parts. And part 3 was a complete letdown. I was expecting Clarisse to show up and for Guy to get everything he ever wanted (AKA real happiness), but no. Bradbury decided to blow up the city. Which actually seemed like a very convenient way to end the story....
Boo! F451 is amazing. You students always want a happy ending. There are no happy endings in life. Did you note my use of fallacies there?


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On my own: The Art of Racing in the Rain, 10/10

I love this book. So much. It is the better, more mature version of Marley & Me. I would honestly recommend this book to anybody. It has some serious topics, but it's an amazing book and a wonderful story.
This sounds really good. I believe I have it in my classroom library. I must read it once summer comes and I no longer have to read essays and books for school.


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Boo! F451 is amazing. You students always want a happy ending. There are no happy endings in life. Did you note my use of fallacies there?



This sounds really good. I believe I have it in my classroom library. I must read it once summer comes and I no longer have to read essays and books for school.

Well, I can understand your fallacy, and I realize that there is a grimness to life, but [/i]come on![/i] At least Bradbury could have given us a brief summary of what really happened to Clarisse!!!

And The Art of Racing in The Rain is absolutely phenomenal. Potter gave me a copy, and I fell in love with it.


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Well, I can understand your fallacy, and I realize that there is a grimness to life, but [/i]come on![/i] At least Bradbury could have given us a brief summary of what really happened to Clarisse!!!
Well, as Potter would say, "Embrace the ambiguity." I'm betting you'll hear her say that often next year.
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And The Art of Racing in The Rain is absolutely phenomenal. Potter gave me a copy, and I fell in love with it.
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Pssh. I still think Bradbury's done much better than Fahrenheit.

Well, this isn't the last book I've read, but it definitely deserves some publicity. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher. 8/10. This is a book I think every teenager, and even most adults need to read. It teaches us how our actions have huge effects on other peoples' lives. So, definitely read it.


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10/10 Flawless: Pretty Little Liars #2


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Rich Like Us - Nayantara Sahgal

9/10 - It is easy to understand why Sahgal won the Sinclair Prize and the Sahitya Akademi Award for this book. She has this amazing talent of putting across the most complex ideas and opinions in the way of a story. This book is a snapshot of India and some of her people, before and after Independence and how the Emergency diminished if not demolished the very ideals upon which the country was founded. She writes beautifully and I only wish Sahgal is made more popular and accessible to the many book lovers who deserve to read someone of her calibre.


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Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks 9/10 - This definitely lived up to the multitude of recommendations I was given for it, it makes me embarrassed I hadn't read it before. At first I wasn't sure about the 'jumping around' style but it was beautifully written and the content is just tragic. I really loved it.


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Ender's Game - Orsen Scott Card

8/10. This book was written about 30 years ago, but is still so relevant, particularly for a sci-fi book.


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A feast for Crows.

After a Storm of Swords, everybody tries to regroup and pick up the pieces left.

First of all, this book is a lot more slower than any of the others in the series, it takes a while for anything to to start happening, and takes a while longer for those things things to really boil over. so this book has some really dull moments. I know after A storm of Sword some sort of cool down was needed and that the pace couldn't keep up forever, but i often found myself looking to see how many pages i had left.

Another thing is this book was origonally susposed to include all of the charector pov's from the first 3 books, but it grew to be too long so 4 or 5 of the charectors were cut out and put into the upcoming 5th book.

Witrh all that said it's still a good book, there are some really cool moments in it, just not as much as in the others 8/10


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