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The Purple Book Monster

I love to read books on the side as a hobby. I don't really review much, but I want to try. I'm a bit scared of it, but hopefully I will improve as I go.

Currently reading

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Mary Roach
Les Misérables
Victor Hugo, Norman MacAfee, Lee Fahnestock
Adulthood Rites
Octavia E. Butler
The Hangman's Daughter
Lee Chadeayne, Oliver Pötzsch
Clockwork Princess
Cassandra Clare
Falling Kingdoms
Morgan Rhodes, Michelle Rowen
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
George R.R. Martin
Fearscape (Horrorscape, #1)
Nenia Campbell
Progress: 26 %
Fool Moon (Dresden Files Series #2)
Fight Club: A Novel

The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #2)

The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #2) - I thought the sequel was pretty good. I'm not sure if I should be happy about the ending, but I will see how that plays out in the rest of the series.

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #1)

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #1) - Finally decided to start reading the series. I thought this one was pretty good.

Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

Orange Is the New Black - Piper Kerman Finally finished this book. If you are wondering if its exactly like the Netflix Original show, that is not the case. The show is very loosely based off the book. Regardless, I did enjoy reading it. It isn't full of drama like the show. So, if you are looking for all the drama and excitement then this book might not be for you. However,there are some very heart-warming moments which I enjoyed. Also, there was a mention by another reviewer about seeing how privileged Piper is in the memoir and I can agree that one can definitely tell the differences in treatment as well as among other things. Regardless, I would recommend this book.
The Eternity Cure - Julie Kagawa I enjoyed this sequel, though there were a few bits I didn't like. I love it when books make me angry and I threw this one at wall.
Prey - Michael Crichton It was an interesting read. It definitely caught my attention and kept it til the end.
The Politics of the Administrative Process - Donald F Kettl,  James W. Fesler Read for class, not reviewing.
Public Administration: Concepts and Cases - Richard Stillman Read for class, not reviewing.
The Science of the Placebo: Toward an Interdisciplinary Research Agenda - Harry A. Guess, Arthur Kleinman I read this for class and I actually liked it.
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card One of my friends suggested this book, and I finally decided to read it. I wasn't sure about it at first, but I definitely enjoyed it towards the end.
Babbitt - Sinclair Lewis It was okay, and only stuck through it for class. I don't ever plan on reading this again. It's basically about conformity.
Scarlet - Marissa Meyer I wasn't sure if it was going to be good at all. It felt strange having a new character's story added in from the start of the book. I was completely expecting to start the book where the end of [b:Cinder|11235712|Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)|Marissa Meyer|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1317794278s/11235712.jpg|15545385] left off. Fortunately, it turned out much better than expected. I took me til halfway through the book though to get the theme. It is very loosely based off Little Red Riding-hood as the first was based loosely off Cinderella. I can't wait to see which story the next book will be based off of next.
The Emerald City (Osland Trilogy, #1) - J.A. Beard I know its probably aimed towards a younger age, so I kind of disliked the writing a little and some of the cliche situations. Yet, I overall generally liked the book. I originally that it was going to be something like Wizard of Oz, but it wasn't completely. It had some elements, though I didn't know Wizard of Oz was a series of books and I've only read the first one so I don't have a clue,
Paper Towns - John Green I thought it was pretty good til towards the end, though I am not sure what I was expecting. It did have quite a number of humorous moments which I appreciated.I also had something negative happen today so that probably also affected me reading it, so I might re-read another time but no guarantee.EDITED 12/31/12After mulling over it, I gave it another star because I really enjoyed large chunks of the book. In my mind, I didn't 'liked' it because I really liked it.
Inkheart - Cornelia Funke, Anthea Bell I read this back in middle school, and I thoroughly enjoyed it so I decided to try re-reading it because of the sequels. I absolutely loved it and probably would have rated it five stars. Since its been quite a number of years, I do not feel the same as I have in the past. Yet, I still enjoyed it.
Amaretto Flame - Sammie Spencer It was a good quick read, though it could have been a bit better. Occasionally, I felt some parts of the book stopped abruptly or did not go deeper so I felt a bit lost. Yet, I did enjoy the characters and the plot.
The Commanding Heights : The Battle for the World Economy - 'Daniel Yergin',  'Joseph Stanislaw' For my economics class, therefore I'm not rating this.