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The Last Lecture
It may be that I am particularly sensitive to certain topics, but I didn't enjoy this book. I realize that the author is trying to cram all that he ha...more
Apr 29, 2008
Apr 03, 2008
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off: The Yarn Harlot's Guide to the Land of Knitting
I'm sharing this quote because it perfectly sums up knitting for me:

"It turns out that knitting isn't about the yarn or the softness or needing a hat...more
Sep 07, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
What a turkey! A coworker (I'm a bookseller) recommended this book because of history and architecture. However, I found the characters anachronistic...more
Jul 2002
Mar 30, 2008
The Sparrow (The Sparrow, #1)
Jesuits in space!!! No, seriously, this book was so much more... the only way I could continue with the story despite the overwhelming sadness was tha...more
Oct 11, 2010
Apr 02, 2008
52 Fights: A Newlywed's Confession
I initially found this book very encouraging; apparently, other couples experienced many of the same adjustment to marriage that Patrick and I did. I...more
Aug 27, 2008
Aug 23, 2008
Everything I Needed to Know about Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume
It's been way too long since I read an essay collection. This book reminded me of why Judy Blume (and authors like her) is so important. She explains...more
Nov 03, 2009
Oct 26, 2009
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
I originally read the enitre existing Harry Potter series in 2001 and absolutely loved it. I then reread the series before the release of Book 6 (Half...more
Aug 2007
Mar 30, 2008
A Free Man of Color (Benjamin January, #1)
This book was a chore to read, which is especially strange since I really liked the main character. The writing, however, was overly descriptive and d...more
Apr 17, 2008
Apr 08, 2008
Mason-Dixon Knitting: The Curious Knitter's Guide: Stories, Patterns, Advice, Opinions, Questions, Answers, Jokes, and Pictures
I have found my knitting idols! Love the authors' philosophy of knitting and life. Next employee discount days, I will buy this book.
Feb 15, 2011
Feb 16, 2011
The Monster of Florence
I generally avoid true crime, but this book came highly recommended, and when I learned that the prosecutor in the case had recently tried Amanda Knox...more
Apr 19, 2010
Apr 12, 2010
He Who Fears the Wolf
This was an extremely interesting, compelling book that I did not particularly like or enjoy. However, I easily read it in a half-dozen sittings. I su...more
Aug 13, 2013
Aug 05, 2013
The Club Dumas
Although it was hard for me to get through this book, I'm glad I did. It wasn't time wasted since it made me want to read The Three Musketeers; if I w...more
Aug 21, 2008
Aug 15, 2008
The Big Sleep
After browsing some other reviews of this book, I feel a little better about it. No one- including the author, appparently- can keep the characters an...more
May 19, 2011
May 04, 2011
Knitting Goes Large: 20 Designs to Flatter Your Figure
Oh Rowan...your looks are gorgeous and FREAKIN' UNREALISTIC! Seriously, this book was hard-core yarn porn. There were entire page spreads with little...more
Aug 21, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
The Tall Book: A Celebration of Life from on High
I found this book very encouraging. My only complaint is that it wasn't written sooner! The author's description of her own dating experience rang so...more
Jun 30, 2009
Jun 15, 2009
People of the Book
I enjoyed this book so much that it was difficult to accomplish anything else while I was reading it. When I read during lunch or breaks, I usually re...more
Jun 16, 2008
Jun 05, 2008
The Hiding Place
I have read this book maybe 3 times, and it has spoken to me in a different way each time. I first encountered Corrie Ten Boom's story at church camp....more
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Apr 24, 2008
White Nights (Shetland, #2)
I liked this book even better than the first one in the series! Jimmy Perez is an interesting detective, and I was glad that he is now involved with F...more
Apr 14, 2014
Apr 14, 2014
The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The detective has everything that Michael Bloomqvist (Stieg Larssen) and Kurt Wallender (Henning Mankell) lack- he's f...more
Jul 18, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
Knitting In the Sun: 32 Projects for Warm Weather
Really appreciate non-winter knits! Living in the Pacific Northwest, I don't need to be bundled up. While many of the pattern are charming, this book...more
Sep 07, 2013
Sep 09, 2013
Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1)
I think I'll give this series another chance. I'm not particularly impressed with the writing style, but this IS a first book. Patrick assures me that...more
Mar 18, 2010
Mar 18, 2010
Mistress of the Art of Death (Mistress of the Art of Death, #1)
I'm not sure if I really enjoyed this book or if it bugged the crap out of me. On the good side, the main character grew and changed; the mystery was...more
May 06, 2009
Apr 18, 2009
Trustee from the Toolroom
Keith Stewart, a humble engineer from Eeling, proves beyond a shadow of a doubt to "Be yourself. Everyone else is taken." And it WORKS for him as vent...more
Mar 23, 2014
Mar 06, 2014
Vampire Knits: Projects to Keep You Knitting from Twilight to Dawn
Loved the Shapeshifter Shrug. Liked the Silver Bullet-and-Blood Head Scarf, Bloody Socks, and Lore Hoodie. The whole teen vampire schtick prevents me...more
Sep 07, 2013
Sep 09, 2013
Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder, #1)
I had trouble putting this book down. After hearing good things about the author's second book in the series, I checked this one out on impulse from t...more
Jul 05, 2011
Jul 07, 2011
A Noble Radiance (Commissario Brunetti, #7)
This particular installment didn't grab my attention nearly as much as the last 3 have, so I'll wait a bit before picking up the next book. However, I...more
Dec 2012
Dec 02, 2012
Peter and the Shadow Thieves (Peter and the Starcatchers, #2)
I thoroughly enjoyed the second installment in this series. Jim Dale could make the phone directory sound interesting, but to have him read such an en...more
Jan 2012
Jan 02, 2012
Peter and the Secret of Rundoon (Peter and the Starcatchers, #3)
What a series!

These books explain the how and why of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. Jim Dale's narration adds so much to the stories. Will have to make sure...more
Feb 11, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
The Night Villa
It was a treat to have a book that I couldn't put down during the stress of the Christmas season. I'd been a little burnt out on Carol Goodman, but ha...more
Dec 19, 2008
Dec 20, 2008
And Justice There Is None (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #8)
I really enjoyed this book. The pacing was excellent, and small sections presented in a different voice helped me stay interested throughout. I will d...more
Jun 26, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
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