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My Sister's Keeper
As I said before: I'm still reading this book but I'm not sure why. My mom lent me the book and she loved it, everyone tells me they loved it and I'm...more
May 2007
May 28, 2007
How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets
It started off slow and ended with my least favorite types of endings: the vague one. The middle was filled with characters making bad decisions that...more
Dec 2009
Oct 07, 2009
A Promising Man (and About Time, Too)
It took a while to read this one. The thick slang and the slow beginning (and the fact that I was only reading it before bed) made me read it very slo...more
Dec 2007
Jan 03, 2008
The Book of Jane
If I could have been the editor, this would have been a fantastic book. Since they didn't ask for my opinion before they published it, it's just an OK...more
Oct 2007
Oct 04, 2007
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
I can't possibly tell you how much I loved this book, other than to say I want to fly to Seattle right now and give Molly a hug.

"A Homemade Life" was...more
Jul 2009
Jun 25, 2009
Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office
Loved it! I started off hating the condescending, egomaniacal, self-centered, smartass Jen, but then she started growing on me and I started to root f...more
May 2009
May 27, 2009
Surprisingly enjoyable.

After the first couple of chapters I thought I had the story figured out and it was going to be another predictably twisting p...more
May 2009
May 12, 2009
The Year of Pleasures
I liked it. I wish it had been longer and more developed, but I liked it. The characters were all interesting for the most part and everyone seemed to...more
Jun 2007
Jun 08, 2007
My Nepenthe: Bohemian Tales of Food, Family, and Big Sur
I loved this book so much. It's so much more than a cookbook, it's a family history and an amazing story of a magical restaurant where I spent a coupl...more
Mar 2010
Mar 23, 2010
A great, quick beach read about the intricacies if family relationships, friendships, and the pain and joy that comes with loving someone.

Reading the...more
Aug 2009
Aug 05, 2009
Olive Kitteridge
Being one to prefer the fluffy, pink, British books, I wasn't convinced I'd enjoy a novel whose description included phrases such as "...heart-wrenchi...more
Jun 2009
May 27, 2009
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, #1)
My original quote as I started to read the book was: "Loved the movie, I'm sure the book will be even better."

I am shocked, appalled, FLABBERGASTED. I...more
Sep 2007
Jun 19, 2007
In Her Shoes
I love Jennifer Weiner. I just got another copy of her book Goodnight Nobody which I lost in the middle of reading last summer and my sister gave me L...more
May 2007
May 28, 2007
Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry: Breeds, Care, Health
Honestly, this was the most interesting, straightforward book on poultry I could possibly imagine. Scientific and detailed, yet somehow not boring. I...more
May 2010
May 17, 2010
Cringe: Teenage Diaries, Journals, Notes, Letters, Poems, and Abandoned Rock Operas
I usually glaze over when people post excerpts from their teenage diaries online so I wasn't sure I was going to love this book, but it turns out I di...more
Feb 2010
Feb 03, 2010
Stern Men
My first thoughts were, "Odd... I hope I end up liking it because so far, not so much."

Well, nothing much changed. How disappointing to go from loving...more
May 2008
Feb 21, 2008
The Reading Group
I liked it more than I ever expected. I grown-up chick lit book filled with (many!) interesting characters and stories and also book recommendations....more
Nov 2008
Dec 23, 2008
Mr. Maybe
After just searching Amazon for other Jane Green books, I realize that I've read several of them, and I've loved them all.

Great characters, engaging s...more
Jan 2009
Jan 05, 2009
A Hopeless Romantic
Just lovely. It started out with so many characters, I needed a family tree to keep them straight, but once I knew who everyone was, I truly loved the...more
Jun 2010
Jun 23, 2010
The Three Miss Margarets
I was hoping for another can't-put-it-down story like "Serendipity" but this one was... well, not the same.

For about 3/4 of the book I was completely...more
Jan 2010
Oct 07, 2009
Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey
Eh... this book was OK. It was like the literary equivalent to flat soda. I read it because I needed something to read. I didn't hate it, but I wish i...more
Sep 2007
Jun 19, 2007
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's
Meh... I so badly wanted to like this book. I didn't hate it, I just feel very, well, in the author's term,"Aspergian"about it.

I have no emotions for...more
Oct 2008
Oct 23, 2008
It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita
If you love Dooce, you'll love this book. If you're afraid of the f-word or bothered by the frequent use of the CAPS LOCK KEY to add EMPHASIS to certa...more
Jun 2009
Jul 07, 2009
The Professors' Wives' Club
A fun, quick read with great characters, a scary villain and a literary mystery mixed with a bit of art. What more could you ask for?
Mar 2009
Mar 06, 2009
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Not my favorite of the series, but as a whole, I loved the Hunger Games trilogy.
Nov 2010
Dec 02, 2010
Talk Before Sleep
SOB! Sad... so sad. But a quick read with lovely characters and a bit of humor in between all the sadness.
Oct 2009
Oct 07, 2009
P.S. I Love You
I saw this movie and now have a serious crush on it. I must read the book because the book is always better than the movie, right?

Sigh... why does thi...more
Mar 2008
Jan 03, 2008
The Spice Necklace: A Food-Lover's Caribbean Adventure
I loved this book. Loved it. I still think about it nearly every day. I would highly, highly recommend reading An Embarrassment of Mangoes first, othe...more
Apr 2011
Aug 05, 2010
Multiple Bles8ings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets
I was forced to read selection by my book club. It was pure misery. Misery with a dash of overzealous Jesus-love thrown in. Painful. Run away!
Dec 2008
Dec 23, 2008
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
Sigh... I so badly wanted to love this book after reading and adoring Eat, Pray, Love. I really should have known better, I read Stern Men, after all....more
Mar 23, 2010
Jan 10, 2010
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