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While in the process of moving out of my now ex-boyfriend's house I was sifting through some old boxes in the garage and I found a box of books that I have had forever.

In this box was a book I thought I had lost a long time ago, and MAN was I happy to have found it.

The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley was sitting underneath a copy of Emma where it has been hiding from me all this time.

It's not too worn, because it is the copy that I bought to replace my other worn (...)

That's what people say when they have just read and finished a novel they find to be in the category above good- Great. I just couldn't put it down! I don't say this, because I judge a book by a whole different cover. To me if a novel is truly great and pulls me in for a ride I say "I just couldn't sit down!

Huh? Well when I come to a particular portion of a story, when I'm so engrossed in the story itself, eat and breathe the characters, I put the book down. Then I stand up, and (...)

A few weeks ago I've finished reading "The Years of Rice and Salt" by Kim Stanley Robinson. It's subtitled with "Image A World Without Europe". The story so far: "A vanguard of mongole horde rides west across the steppes into an eerily silent world. People lie dead in vlllages and in the streets of towns. The Black Death has struck Europe. There are virtually no survivors."

So the story unfolds like this: christianity nearly (...)

Over the past few weeks, I've bought several books, all of which I have enjoyed. Here are a few I would recommend:

Being Alexander by Nancy Sparling
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg

I'm in the middle of Greenberg's book. It took me a bit to get into, but it is still incredible. I also bought another book by Sebold entitled Lucky that I haven't gotten to, but it looks good, too.

Anyway, just my opinion. Hope (...)

I recently completed a really great book called "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris.

At first, it didn't draw me in, but I continued reading nonetheless. I am very glad I did! It is wonderfully entertaining and very well written. My only complaint is a sort of abrupt ending. It's worth the $7.50 I paid for it, though. Made me laugh out loud quite a few times.

I'm on the lookout for a new book to read. Anyone have any suggestions?

I recently (about two months ago) recieved a set of eight books from my grandmother, all of which are considered classics. I've only read two of them; Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bonte, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. After reading these books, which are very good by the way, i'm interested to learn what others think of them. If you've ever read the book (please don't just watch the movie and then try to carry on a conversation about the book no matter how decent you think (...)

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell is an interesting work delving into the unconscious mind. From the same author of The Tipping Point, Blink delivers a new outlook on the complexities of the human brain and how to control it. Gladwell explains in this book how to manipulate the most impulsive of reactions to enhance your decision making.

Read (...)

***This is a book-review I recently wrote for an AP US History Class, that I thought you might all find useful and like to reply to. The book is David McCullough's Pultizer Prize-winner, John Adams.***
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Based on the reading experience offered by David McCullough’s John Adams, it is clear that the author set out to write the book with the intention of being as detailed, and objective, as possible. It is not immediately clear from the start of the book that McCullough (...)


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