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Added by sleepless101 on 28 Dec 2010 06:28
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My 2011 books

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Blindness - Jose Saramago
Loved this movie. Love Saramago. It's about time that I read about humanity going to hell instead of just watching it.
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People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel - Barbara Kingsolver
Beautiful words. Some great quotes. Too much God.
Thank you librevox for making this free and something that I can listen to as I spend hours remodeling my house!
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Voyager - Diana Gabaldon
What?! He had a wife after her?! It doesn't matter at all because he had that wife in that same amazing Scottish accent. these ones are SO much better as audiobooks!
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Hmmm...hero lives, all of the main characters live, and all of them get lauds from the gods. Yup, this was definitely made for fifth graders.
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People who added this item 127 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque
I've been on a World War kick for a while, and this has been in my anti-library for about that long time ten.
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OK, I know this is made for fifth graders, but I read the first one after the movie came out and now I've got to finish the series.
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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 0
Redeeming Love - Francine Rivers
Now I'm only reading this one because a friend gave it to me claiming it was her favorite book. I'm afraid that it's a bit too god...god...god..blah...blah...blah for me other than that.
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 9.4 IMDB Rating 0
Dragonfly in Amber - Diana Gabaldon
Due to my impending trip to the Highlands, I've been reading up on Scottish history--the nonfiction type, so I thought I'd at least make it through the battle at Culloden in the fictional part too! At least here I can imagine the most beautiful Highlander my fantasy warped mind can conjure.
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Band of Brothers - Stephen E. Ambrose
Was blown away by the mini-series, so I put all other books on hold to read this one. I was not disappointed. I got a real dose of what it meant to be a hero, and why soldiers can honestly say that war is hell. Thank God for them, and thank God I'll never have to survive what they did.
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OK, I read this a decade ago. It was one of my first Stephen King novels and, given my age at the time, I've since forgotten what it's all about. I wanted to finish the entire series, now that Mr. King has decided to give Roland his final say, and I thought I'd start at the beginning. I was not disappointed. I love the worlds that this man can create and drag you into in only a few words!
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People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
Holy horrible bunch of plotless garbage. I admit I was entertained by Ture Blood, so I had to try one of the books. This now takes the cake for the only smut book I'll ever read. I will not be reading the rest of this series...and I'll spend a good deal of my next week contemplating how some authors actually get paid to write the trash they write.
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On the Road - Jack Kerouac
Beautiful imagery. Jack Kerouak has such a talent with words. It makes you wonder exactly how amazing of a story he could have constructed if he just hadn't been so damn high all of the time.
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People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (23 ratings) 8.9 IMDB Rating 0
Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
You know, this is as close to a romance novel as I have ever read, but I found myself enjoying the Hell out of it. It has even prompted me to go to Scotland this summer, though I won't be holding out for a Frazier. I think I will be reading the other books in this series...and imagining that beautiful Scottish accent the entire time!
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People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 0
A Very Long Engagement: A Novel - Sรƒยฉbastien Japrisot
The movie was poetry. The book was as well. I really enjoyed the language, as well as the tiny plot twists. I founf myself wishing that I could have come up with this story.
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People who added this item 268 Average listal rating (145 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
A sensory book. This story is told in terms of beautifully described scents with the element of the grotesque so eloquently included. I liked this movie, but thank God I saw it before I read the book, because the literary version absolutely blows the cinematic one away.
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Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
I can't say it was much in terms of imagery, but I did enjoy the story line, and I had a slight problem putting it down after a while.
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