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NotYourAverageJenn

NotYourAverageJenn

History buff, news junkie, art, art-journals, poetry, music lover, eye for color, witty impaired, ambiguous poet, adores commas and English roses, shutter bug, chief cook and dog walker...

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The Cabinet of Curiosities
Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Full Dark, No Stars
Stephen King
The Truth-Teller's Lie
Sophie Hannah
Tropic of Cancer
Henry Miller
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Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Stephen King
Sophie Hannah
Henry Miller
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New year, new books, new challenges. It's mid of January, high time to pick some great reads. If you still have no reading pl...
January 2014
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January 2014
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reviewed: The Bone Bed (A Scarpetta Novel)
I'll go along with the general consensus on this one; It sort of lacked something. No frightening plot twist. No insight to t...
The Bone Bed - Patricia Cornwell
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November 2013
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November 2013
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reviewed: In a Perfect World: A Novel
There were no zombies to fend off, no hostile alien take-over, no invading foreign country, but I really enjoyed this journey...
In a Perfect World - Laura Kasischke
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October 2013
01
reviewed: In the Skin of a Lion
My rating is all for the language. "In the Skin of a Lion" reads like fingers through your hair, mesmerizing, sweet and addic...
In the Skin of a Lion - Michael Ondaatje
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July 2013
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January 2013
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July 2012
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June 2012
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March 2012
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reviewed: Ballistics: Poems
Billy Collins poetry feels effortless, but beneath the surface is always something stronger, more precise, calculated. Whenev...
Ballistics: Poems - Billy Collins
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October 2011
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reviewed: Poems New and Collected
Read it through once. After I go through again, I'll have a better grasp on what to say. For now: "eloquent".
Poems New and Collected - Wisława Szymborska, Clare Cavanagh
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August 2011
10
reviewed: Nine Horses: Poems
Amazing collection of poems! For non-poetry reading friends, I'd say read this, now. There's no rhyme, no difficult language,...
Nine Horses - Billy Collins
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August 2011
09
reviewed: The School of Essential Ingredients
Interesting stories about the students of a gifted cooking teacher. If you like food and recipes, with a little mystical magi...
The School of Essential Ingredients - Erica Bauermeister
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July 2011
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May 2011
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reviewed: Slouching Toward Nirvana: New Poems
This was my first Bukowski poetry book. I had read a few snippets of his work here and there and it intrigued me. His profani...
Slouching Toward Nirvana - John  Martin, Charles Bukowski
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April 2011
03
reviewed: The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
Well, for a math book it was pretty good! I read it for extra credit in my Survey of Mathematics class. (Yeah, I needed the e...
The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse - Jennifer Ouellette
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December 2010
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reviewed: Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3)
Okay, the second book left, me (the reader) at such a BIG cliffhanger, I went out and bought the third book and read it in a ...
Mockingjay - Collins Suzanne
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December 2010
05
reviewed: Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Book 2)
Could not believe the ending!! Loved the story, the suspense, could not believe the ending and that's all I have to say... Wo...
Catching Fire - Suzanne  Collins
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October 2010
08
reviewed: The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, Book 1)
I read to page 90 the first day of Fall semester and had to set it down to concentrate on class, but Hunger Games kept callin...
The Hunger Games - Suzanne  Collins
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August 2010
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reviewed: The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle, Book 3)
Loved it!! I cried. I didn't want it to end. I hope there's a fourth book someday. Free Kartik Libba!!
The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
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