the book thief

why i wanted to read it: because erin sent it to me years ago, and i finally decided to tackle it for her latest book challenge in the nonhuman character category. what i liked: first the colors. then the humans. that’s usually how i see things. or at least, how i try… i most definitely can… Continue reading the book thief

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the beginning of everything

why i wanted to read it: because i liked the title and the cover and the first few pages grabbed my attention. but it, like so many books, made it home and then was untouched for quite some time. i picked it up again for the book beginning with b category in erin’s book challenge.… Continue reading the beginning of everything

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all the bright places

why i wanted to read it: this is one of those that i always saw on display at barnes and noble for the longest time, like the fault in our stars, but would pick up and put down again and again. on a visit to the lovely, independent blue willow bookshop in west houston many,… Continue reading all the bright places

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the help

why i wanted to read it: because erin sent it to me years ago… and because one of the categories for her challenge was a book that had a yellow cover. what i liked: she rubs the cream in my hair with both hands. i can practically feel the hope in her fingers (page 128).“minny, i… Continue reading the help

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splintered

why i wanted to read it: because one of the categories for erin’s book challenge is a novel with an animal on the cover. this one’s got bugs and butterflies on it. also at a writer’s conference last year, i met a woman who, if memory serves, had something to do with the cover design… Continue reading splintered

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caraval

why i wanted to read it: because the cover appealed to me, the letters at the beginning intrigued me, and the story sounded like it might be cool. and for erin’s book challenge, it meets the published in ‘seventeen category. but mostly it’s because i dig the title. what i liked: scarlett’s feelings came in… Continue reading caraval

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belle

why i wanted to read it: because for this round of erin’s book challenge, we were supposed to select a book based on or inspired a disney flick. i’d seen this one before. i picked it because it was two hundred four pages, i liked the rose on the cover, and i thought i would… Continue reading belle

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the princess bride

why i wanted to read it: because my sister-in-law, niece and nephew had not seen the movie. we watched it while in colorado. when i’d mentioned to my nephew that it was based on a book and asked if he wanted to read it, he said yes, so i bought it. curious to know how… Continue reading the princess bride

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the romantics

why i wanted to read it: a friend recommended it. what i liked: it’s a love story told from cupid’s perspective. neat idea. what sucked: but i have an issue with cupid’s so-called inability to intervene in some instances and the lengths to which he goes in others. and the ending’s too unbelievable. having said that:… Continue reading the romantics

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the duff

why i wanted to read it: because i liked the movie well enough. what i liked: “spanish, huh?” he said, glancing down at the scattered papers as he grabbed them. “can you say anything interesting?”“el tono de tu voz hace que quiera estrangularme.” i stood up and waited for him to hand over my papers.“that… Continue reading the duff

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