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$12.10 - Save $1.16 8% off - RRP $13.26
- Published: 25 Aug 2010
Still not really sure how I feel about the ending, but still an exciting read
written: 15 Apr 2013
"...I got through this book very quickly, as I did the others. Collins has a true talent for writing a hell of a page-turner...This kind of book is difficult to write a review of partly for that reason - I would hate to be less vague and inadvertently include spoilers, but trust me when I say that *... See full review
- Published: 01 May 2003
A legal thriller that was not really all that thrilling
written: 06 Aug 2013
"...I'll be honest with you guys. Courtroom drama and legal thrillers are not really my thing. Sure, I am studying criminal justice as a minor, but my concentration is in forensics: I'm more interested in the investigation and laboratory analysis side of things, not so much the hanging-aro... See full review
$24.38 - Save $0.61 (2%) - RRP $24.99
- Published: 01 Oct 1998
written: 09 Oct 2011
"... J.K. Rowling creates a rich and fantastic world that draws the reader in, making you wish you were a part of it. Has anyone read this and NOT wished an owl would come deliver them an acceptance letter to Hogwarts? I desperately want to explore the shops on Diagon Alley, ride the Hogwarts Expres... See full review
- Published: 26 Jul 2011
Not much content, but cute!
written: 14 Oct 2011
"...Well, I was at Target earlier today, and saw this book! Knowing how into Yo Gabba Gabba! my niece is, I grabbed it for her for Christmas. It was about $5 US, and the back cover has a little blurb stating that there is an eBook edition also. It's a really short board book (only 12 "pages"), ... See full review
- Published: 07 Feb 2006
A great insight into the lives of immigrants from Mexico
written: 18 Oct 2011
"... There are a lot of stereotypes and generalizations made about Mexican immigrants coming into the United States - Janitors, Street Vendors, and Activists is an excellent book because it gives a look into what some of their experience is actually like, and of course many of the things people thin... See full review
$7.27 - Save $5.68 43% off - RRP $12.95
- Published: 15 Sep 2009
Glad I gave this a try!
written: 19 Oct 2011
"... I definitely understand why lovers of classic literature would be hestiant to read these oddball re-writes, but I'm glad I picked this one up to try! It was silly and fun, and even though I did roll my eyes or raise an eyebrow at some parts, I laughed out loud at others and was intrigued b... See full review
- Published: 01 May 2004
Not quite what I was looking for.
written: 26 Oct 2011
"...I finished this book last night, and I have to say, I was kind of glad to be done with it. Not that it was a terrible book, because it wasn't. Not exactly. It was extremely informative, but it wasn't quite what I was expecting. Oxbrow really does take us WAY back, and one goal of his i... See full review
- Published: 24 Feb 2009
Much more than just a romance!
written: 30 Oct 2011
"...This is the first novel about lycanthrophy that I have ever read, and I have to say - I really enjoyed it! It's essentially a paranormal romance, but there was also more to the story than simply that. One thing I learned about romance novels featuring werewolves? They have a LOT of sex. And... See full review
- Published: 27 Mar 2009
This book and its accompanying CD are a treasure
written: 31 Oct 2011
"...Apart from the cute story and the sweet illustrations, a major thing that makes this book so special is that it comes with a CD. The first track has a reading of the story in English, but then the second track reads it again in Maori, New Zealand's aboriginal language. There are also two bo... See full review
- Published: 27 Jan 1994
Fun song to interest young children in other languages!
written: 03 Nov 2011
"...There is a basic map with oceans and continents labeled on both the front and back inside covers, and the back pages of the book also have the following resources: the words and sheet music for the song AND a page of information about language, including a little information about each of the la... See full review
$19.31 - Save $0.68 (3%) - RRP $19.99
- Published: 01 Aug 2006
Obviously you're not a dummy if you're interested in Austen!
written: 13 Nov 2011
"...Seriously, this book is a treasure and a truly wonderful resource - it doesn't matter if you are a long-time Janeite or if you are newly interested in the novels after having seen film adaptations, or if you just want to find out more because you were assigned one of Austen's novels fo... See full review
- Published: 01 Sep 1999
I wish this book were longer!
written: 14 Nov 2011
"...Arriving in the strange new city is, for Elisabet, like going to another country - the Louisiana Purchase has only just occurred recently, so the residents are still very much French or Spanish at heart. On top of this, she finds out that she is expected to work in her aunt and uncle's bake... See full review
- Published: 29 Apr 2010
I didn't want to put this down and can't wait to read the sequel!
written: 20 Nov 2011
"...Holy hellbenders (hee; if you've read this already, you'll see what I did there) - there are not enough words to describe how much I adored this book. Embers has a little bit of everything I really love in a story: it's an urban fantasy, but in the scenes where Anya is on the cl... See full review
- Published: 13 Aug 1992
Not great, but I'm interested enough to read the next in the series.
written: 24 Nov 2011
"...I thought 'The Memory of Earth' started off a little on the slow side, and the pace never really picked up too very much, but what did build throughout the book was intrigue. There are murder plots, mysterious rituals, prophecies, and the great mystery of the Oversoul. The religious... See full review
$17.44 - Save $0.55 (3%) - RRP $17.99
- Published: 17 Jan 2012
Excellent debut novel!
written: 02 Dec 2011
"...'Tempest' started out a little slow for me, but that is not to say it was necessarily boring. Cross has a complex concept of time-travel that I have not encountered before, so it was probably a good thing that she takes time at the outset for Jackson and Adam to explain as much as they... See full review
- Published: 27 Aug 2004
Almost didn't bother finishing this one.
written: 03 Dec 2011
"...If you are a person who affirmations work for, or you would like to give something like this a try, I would suggest looking at the book in an actual bookstore before buying it, rather than getting it online like I did. The affirmations in this book all felt so corny and disingenuous to me, and ... See full review
- Published: 01 Jun 1993
Short and bittersweet. True anecdotes about life inside a mental hospital.
written: 09 Dec 2011
"...Kaysen initially was admitted to McLean for treatment of depression, but ended up being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, and some of the files that have been scanned into the book are quite interesting to look at. Academically, there is a lot more known about mental illness now th... See full review
- Published: 26 Jul 2004
Informative and wellorganized very interesting book
written: 19 Dec 2011
"...I know this is a kind of book that people will give you side-eye for reading, but I'm really interested in this kind of thing, and I absolutely believe in the existence of an afterlife and ghosts. Do I believe all of the descriptions of the afterlife Konstantinos has claimed to receive from... See full review
- Published: 05 Oct 2005
Its cool to hate this book but I was never cool to begin with anyway
written: 29 Dec 2011
"...Okay, I know after reading some of this, it might sound like I actually didn't really like Twilight. But I do. I joke a lot that "trashy romance novels are my guilty pleasure," but I don't really mean that I think they're trashy. They're fun, and sometimes I need to vicarious... See full review
$23.17 - Save $3.78 14% off - RRP $26.95
- Published: 12 Jan 2012
Fantastic sophomore novel
written: 04 Jan 2012
"...When I read the synopsis of this book on the LTER list, I knew I had to request it, because Come In and Cover Me combines two of my great loves - archaeology and ghosts. You can imagine how thrilled I was to see that I had won a copy for review! Sometimes when you are very excited about somethin... See full review