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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
3.82
This was fun. I also found it smart and intuitive. Sometimes she was a bit Valley-Girl-meets-comedic-ingenue but I enjoyed it just the same. I'm start ...more
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Jun 06, 2013
 
Dreams of Joy (Shanghai Girls #2)
4.04
This is the follow-up to Shanghai Girls, which was great, and I loved this book as well.
I must say I have been to China (where Mao Tse-tung is still
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Aug 03, 2011
 
Anne of Green Gables Boxed Set (Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island)
4.45
I never wanted to read this because this girl I knew a few years ago was absolutely obsessed with finding her "Gilbert Blythe", which made me want to ...more
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Oct 30, 2009
 
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon
3.75
Loved this book. It's about a disfigured and scarred woman who befriends two men with handicaps and they move in together and become a little family. ...more
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Sep 12, 2009
 
Bird Box
3.93
Suspenseful and chilling, with a fairly satisfying ending. The protagonist had some decently overdramatic, halting thoughts I'm not sure people would ...more
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Jan 10, 2015
 
What Am I Doing Here?
3.94
I really liked this book. Ironically I don't read too many travel books because I don't really find other people's adventures that fascinating unless ...more
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Sep 12, 2009
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.07
Okay, I didn't totally finish this book. I got pretty far then decided I couldn't handle all the absolutely graphic scenes. I liked the mystery side o ...more
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Oct 04, 2009
 
Lord of the Flies
3.61
I'm pretty sure my dad made me read this when I was grounded, then we had to watch the movie after. This book did not make me feel uplifted and happy ...more
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Jan 11, 2010
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.31
This is a great book, stirs up emotions while you read it, and is a quick read because the end of almost every chapter- heck, almost every paragraph- ...more
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Jan 17, 2010
 
Martin Luther: Selections from His Writings
3.71
I like that he was a catalyst for change and he promoted religious freedom but I truly believe he was off on much of his doctrine, such as that salvat ...more
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Sep 12, 2009
 
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
4.28
Brothers GRIM more like it. These are the unDisneyfied versions of fairy tales that the Grimm brothers collected from town to town, by word of mouth a ...more
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Sep 12, 2009
 
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
3.95
Actually, I really loved that "Dumbledore" critiqued the tales because I remember having to do that all through college and it was very difficult for ...more
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May 06, 2009
 
sTORI Telling
3.63
I cannot believe I read this book. And in one day. Thanks, Heather for getting it for me during a very, very boring time of my life (it's still boring ...more
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Sep 09, 2009
 
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
4.17
I think this was a very helpful book with simple, concise, relevant discussions for single and married people. I used it to rate my own marriage and w ...more
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Mar 26, 2013
 
Me Talk Pretty One Day
3.95
I LOL'd and LMAO'd at his uncannily astute and hilarious way of describing mundane situations. He also describes unusual circumstances with witty brev ...more
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Apr 01, 2012
 
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
4.02
Sometimes I judge a book by how much I look forward to reading it (which I did) and how often I LOL (which I did- often). I can't say there was anythi ...more
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Aug 20, 2012
 
Jacques Pépin's Kitchen: Cooking with Claudine (Pépin, Jacques)
3.94
Yes, I do read cookbooks for fun. I give this 4 stars for the tight-knit relationship father and daughter have, for Jacques being almost BFFs with Jul ...more
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Oct 30, 2009
 
Girl, Interrupted
3.87
I forgot I read this awhile back, before the movie that won Angelina an Oscar. This is a disturbing book in a way, and it exposed the dark corners and ...more
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Mar 05, 2009
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.39
Okay, this was quite the suspenseful page-turner and it was kind of macabre. I think we are voyeuristic in the same sense, only we send people home (o ...more
Apr 18, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
 
Cooking with the Two Fat Ladies
4.03
I love the Two Fat Ladies and used to watch them all the time on PBS (may Jennifer Paterson rest in peace) on their motorcycle with the sidecar. I gav ...more
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Jan 11, 2010
 
The Rebellion of Jane Clarke
3.71
A well-reviewed account of the Boston Massacre mingling fictional and historical characters. Jane: a little too serious at times but stalwart and head ...more
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May 18, 2011
 
A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the Twenty-first Century
4.21
I totally agree about reading the classics. As much as I hate the public school system and don't want to plunge my kids into its dismal abyss, I don't ...more
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Jan 12, 2009
 
Babette's Feast & Other Anecdotes of Destiny
4.12
What was this story about? Because I'm not sure I could tell you. Ok I did like the two spinster sisters and the carefully written background of relig ...more
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Nov 24, 2009
 
Tao of Photography: Seeing Beyond Seeing
4.05
I loved most of the pictures, but it didn't really inspire me or tell me how to be a better photographer really. And some of the pictures really were ...more
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Sep 12, 2009
 
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency  (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1)
3.71
Thanks, Heather, for this very charming, simple read. I was mostly fascinated that an older, white gentleman wrote a book about an overweight, black w ...more
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Mar 05, 2009
 
A Thousand Splendid Suns
4.31
Heather lent this to me and I thought it would give me a misery heart attack but I found it very enlightening and well-written. Although I have zero s ...more
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Feb 17, 2009
 
World of Art
4.00
I love this book because it has pictures of everything and hardly any text. I didn't want a history novel on every painting so this book was ideal. So ...more
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Sep 12, 2009
 
These Is My Words (Sarah Agnes Prine, #1)
4.36
Love a gal who is completely honest and knows how to use a rifle. Wish there was more Jack. He sure was gone a lot. I'd kill him if he was my husband. ...more
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Nov 24, 2009
 
The Kitchen House
4.15
A slave version of The Help, in a way. This was a maddening, sad story with very few heroines and even fewer heros, but I suppose that's how it went i ...more
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Feb 15, 2013
 
The Birth of Venus
3.76
I like 15th/16th century stuff. This was interesting to read about customs and traditions, although the main character (Alessandra) was sometimes a li ...more
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Jan 15, 2009
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