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Tuesdays at the Castle (Castle Glower #1)
4.07
**spoiler alert** Once again, a fun read. Character development was better in this one than in Princess of the Midnight Ball. Celie is tenacious and f ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 23, 2012
 
The Happiest Toddler on the Block: The New Way to Stop the Daily Battle of Wills and Raise a Secure and Well-Behaved One- To Four-Year-Old
3.38
I was pleasantly surprised with this book. Not only is it an easy, quick read, but it's also really congruent throughout; everything fits together lik ...more
Jan 2009
Dec 30, 2008
 
Edenbrooke
4.35
**spoiler alert** I really, really liked this one. I had no idea what it was about when I started reading it, and I was a little skeptical in the begi ...more
Jun 2012
Jun 06, 2012
 
Mansfield Park
3.79
**spoiler alert** Parts of this book were dreadfully boring to me (the chapters revolving around the play, mostly). And it bothered me that Edmund see ...more
Aug 2008
Sep 06, 2008
 
Palace of Stone (Princess Academy, #2)
3.93
4.5 stars! I loved this book. I love Shannon Hale. I love Miri. I read Hale's blog every once in a while, and she has mentioned several times that the ...more
Sep 2012
Sep 02, 2012
 
Oliver Twist
3.81
This was one of the many books on my list of books-to-read-so-that-I-am-no-longer-a-disgrace-to-the-world-of-English-majors. It was hard to get into i ...more
Oct 2012
Oct 15, 2012
 
The Swiss Family Robinson
3.91
I had so much fun reading this book. That said, I don't know that I'd be in a hurry to re-read it. It's quite an investment of time (at least it was f ...more
Jul 2012
Aug 02, 2012
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
Hmmm. I struggled a little bit with this. On the one hand, the book is kind of hard to read. At one point, after reading for an hour or so, I realized ...more
Aug 2010
Aug 25, 2010
 
The Children You Want with the Kids You Have
3.33
I actually really liked this book . . . probably one of my favorite parenting books so far. A lot of people felt overwhelmed by it, but maybe because ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 25, 2012
 
On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep
3.52
I never read any help-your-baby-sleep literature with Emma, and I decided to see what I was missing out on this time around. I agree with a lot of thi ...more
Jan 2010
Mar 03, 2010
 
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
3.57
I had a hard time putting this book down. I read it in two days, which is unheard of at this point in my life. But I was caught up in her story. I cou ...more
Apr 2011
Apr 13, 2011
 
Brisingr  (The Inheritance Cycle, #3)
4.00
Much better than Book 2, even though this one was longer. As always, I am amazed that this young author has been able to weave such an intricate plot. ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 01, 2009
 
I Don't Have to Make Everything All Better
4.09
I think the first half of this book (the discussion of the six principles) could have been condensed into one reference chapter. I almost didn't even ...more
Apr 2011
Apr 03, 2011
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.31
This was just as captivating as the first one, and I would say that I probably liked it just as much. It does feel kind of doomsday-ish for most of th ...more
Sep 2009
Sep 19, 2009
 
Lincoln and His Boys
4.01
I loved this! My kids love Max and Ruby books/shows, so when I saw this book I felt like I had to pick it up. It took all of 30-40 minutes to read, bu ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 25, 2012
 
The Actor and the Housewife
3.12
**spoiler alert** I am so very torn by this book. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of Shannon Hale's books, but this one just...I don't know. It didn't t ...more
Oct 2009
Oct 05, 2009
 
Forest Born (The Books of Bayern, #4)
3.99
It's no secret that Shannon Hale can weave an amazing tale, and this book is no different. Not my favorite of the series (seems like none of them real ...more
Nov 2009
Nov 03, 2009
 
The Screwtape Letters
4.18
In a word: insightful. C.S. Lewis has a way of putting into words the ambiguous things that might enter my mind as seeds but never grow because I get ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 11, 2009
 
The 5000 Year Leap   W/Cd Rom E Book And Mp3 Audio   A Miracle That Changed The World
4.27
I will definitely be buying this book. I want to be able to refer to it at any time, and I want my husband, and one day our kids, to read it too. I th ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 06, 2009
 
Anna Karenina
3.99
**spoiler alert** "One of the greatest love stories in world literature"--what? It is dreadfully long, mostly depressing, and at least half of it can ...more
Apr 2009
Apr 15, 2009
 
Life of Pi
3.86
**spoiler alert** I definitely enjoyed this book in terms of it being a real page-turner. I gobbled up the 400 pages in 2 days. It's exciting, suspens ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 06, 2009
 
At First Sight (Jeremy Marsh & Lexie Darnell, #2)
3.80
Still good writing, still funny, still entertaining, but I didn't like this one as much as the other two I read. I feel like it was manipulative in a ...more
Dec 2011
Jan 23, 2012
 
Rainbow Valley (Anne of Green Gables, #7)
3.97
I really liked this one. Unlike some others in the series, the stories are not random, not about people that you don't know or don't care about. The b ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 23, 2011
 
The Secret Life of Bees
3.97
Probably one of my favorite books ever. I was pulled into it immediately, and I really hope I carry its lessons with me. One of the most influential m ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 04, 2009
 
Infidel
4.18
Hirsi Ali's memoirs are eye-opening, to say the least. Her perspective on Islam commands your attention, and it's super interesting to read her experi ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 08, 2009
 
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
3.90
The biggest thing I took away from this book was the "sleepy cues" to look for in your baby. That helped me figure out the best times to put Olivia do ...more
Jan 2010
Mar 03, 2010
 
1984
4.10
I didn't have any idea what 1984 was even about before I started reading it. I know; I'm ashamed to call myself an English major.

Basically it's the lo
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Feb 2009
Jan 16, 2009
 
Animal Farm
3.80
A really thought-provoking political commentary about the dangers of totalitarianism, and a warning to those who would allow themselves to be controll ...more
Feb 2009
Jan 08, 2009
 
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (Underland Chronicles, #2)
4.15
It's such a rare thing for me to like a sequel as much as the original, but Suzanne Collins did not disappoint! The plot is wonderful, the characters ...more
Sep 2009
Aug 22, 2009
 
The Choice
4.00
Read this after a good friend recommended it. I had just finished re-listening to the Hunger Games series and the Underland series, and I was seriousl ...more
Dec 2011
Jan 23, 2012
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