45
Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City
3.54
The subject matter of this book is interesting, but unfortunately it was a real slog for me. I think it was just that Grandin put in SO MUCH detail an...more
May 06, 2011
May 06, 2011
 
30
Unfamiliar Fishes
3.55
Oh, Sarah Vowell. I always laugh right out loud at your books, and I learn so much!

This one was especially interesting to me as I had just started to...more
Mar 30, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
 
39
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)
4.30
This book was pretty much what I expected, and as such, I did like it a lot.

I liked the original Mortal Instruments series, and with the historical se...more
Apr 23, 2011
Sep 16, 2009
 
106
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.43
Fascinating and also difficult to read at times. Very intense. I was so emotionally involved that I had to skip ahead and find out what happened to Ph...more
Dec 05, 2011
Dec 05, 2011
 
1
Zeitoun
4.09
I found this ebook at a very reasonable price so I thought I'd give it a shot, having been convinced to give Dave Eggers a try by a reliable source (h...more
Jan 03, 2011
Jan 02, 2011
 
52
The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy
3.71
I'm reading all the traditional pregnancy books, and wanted something lighter. After a recommendation from a goodreads friend, I hunted this down at t...more
May 27, 2011
May 27, 2011
 
14
Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, #9)
4.02
These books certainly have picked up. And it seems as though the Fairy War took a lot less time, book-wise, to get resolved than did the Vampire War o...more
Feb 04, 2011
Feb 04, 2011
 
2
The Vespertine (The Vespertine, #1)
3.43
**spoiler alert** Digital ARC from NetGalley.

I picked up The Vespertine not quite knowing what I was getting into. I had a difficult time getting into...more
Jan 07, 2011
Jan 07, 2011
 
5
Silver is for Secrets (Blue is for Nightmares, #3)
4.09
Here we are yet again, watching as young witch Stacey Brown suffers through nightmare precognitions with icky side effects. Honestly, the nosebleeds a...more
Jan 13, 2011
Jan 12, 2011
 
46
Zombies Vs. Unicorns
3.77
This was so, so not a Julie book. I knew going in that zombies weren't my favorite subject matter, but I am a unicorn fan, and most of the stories wer...more
May 09, 2011
May 09, 2011
 
16
The Art of Spelling: The Madness and the Method
2.90
I've always been fascinated by language (my mom, the elementary school librarian, found a book in her to-be-discarded pile about word origins, and bro...more
Feb 10, 2011
Feb 09, 2011
 
33
The Dead and the Gone (Last Survivors, #2)
3.83
Wow.

Like book 1, this book really packed a punch. I had a hard time putting it down. The story of New York City was really compelling, even more so in...more
Apr 07, 2011
Apr 07, 2011
 
69
This World We Live In (Last Survivors, #3)
3.81
I didn't enjoy this as much as the other two in the series. I realized that I really don't like either of the main characters - Miranda not having mat...more
Jul 2011
Jul 13, 2011
 
4
White is for Magic (Blue is for Nightmares, #2)
4.03
I'm zipping through this series because I found book 4 at a book sale and I'd like to get through it and send it on its way. And yet, I am completely...more
Jan 12, 2011
Jan 12, 2011
 
87
The Red Tent
4.13
This was a very interesting take on the story of Dinah, a granddaughter of Jacob who is briefly mentioned and really has no voice in her own story at...more
Sep 04, 2011
Sep 05, 2011
 
74
The Winnie-the-Pooh Storybook Treasury
4.48
Well. I picked this up quite a while ago on bargain at Waldenbooks, and was particularly happy because it didn't even have a remainder mark.

Then recen...more
Jul 20, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
 
54
Terrier (Beka Cooper, #1)
4.19
This series is quite a change for Tamora Pierce. It reads more like a police procedural than her usual adventure novel, and I felt that the undertones...more
May 31, 2011
May 31, 2011
 
38
Tristan and Iseult
3.60
I really enjoyed Sutcliff's version of this well-known tale. I agree with her decision about leaving out the love potion; people are obviously very ca...more
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 19, 2011
 
9
The Iron Duke (Iron Seas, #1)
3.90
I had so much fun reading this book. It grabbed hold of me right from "Two hundred years ago, the Horde had hidden their nanoagents in tea and sugar l...more
Jan 24, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
 
35
Wolf-speaker (Immortals, #2)
4.18
Oh, how I adore these books. Reading one, even if it's new to me, is like slipping into comfy jammies and relaxing with old friends.

They're just so we...more
Apr 14, 2011
Apr 14, 2011
 
15
Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10)
3.87
I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as the previous few. Despite all the plot threads going on I guess I didn't feel like as much happened for some...more
Feb 05, 2011
Feb 05, 2011
 
116
The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories
4.18
Wow. I thought this sounded right up my alley, but the stories made less and less sense as the collection progressed. The author also seemed to feel t...more
Dec 28, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
 
62
Bloodhound (Beka Cooper, #2)
4.25
Another enjoyable, fast read from Tamora Pierce. I like Beka as a character and her friends are great, although in my head I kept confusing Beka with...more
Jun 09, 2011
Jun 09, 2011
 
6
Half Broke Horses
4.01
This is a fascinating book detailing the life of Lily Casey Smith, grandmother of the author. The book is based on oral history about her family, but...more
Jan 17, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
 
7
From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse, #8)
4.02
**spoiler alert** What with this book and the one before it, this series seems to have picked up again (in my opinion). I've really enjoyed these last...more
Jan 18, 2011
Jan 18, 2011
 
17
Red is for Remembrance (Blue is for Nightmares, #4)
4.08
Well. I started this series in the first place because I'd picked up this book at a book sale, and then it turned out to be book 4 in the series. So i...more
Feb 12, 2011
Feb 12, 2011
 
75
The Realms of the Gods (Immortals, #4)
4.31
Another book which sucked me right in, courtesy of Tamora Pierce. I really enjoyed revisiting old friends (Daine, Numair, etc.) and meeting some new o...more
Jul 23, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
 
11
Instant Egghead Guide: The Universe
3.88
Ok, my three-star rating doesn't mean it's a BAD book. In fact for the first two thirds I was thrilled to pieces with it, enjoying every moment. The p...more
Jan 26, 2011
Jan 26, 2011
 
28
Two Histories of England: By Jane Austen and Charles Dickens
3.62
This was a lot of fun to read. Austen's history, intended mostly for humor purposes, was very short and extremely silly and of course, extremely biase...more
Mar 25, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
 
111
Let It Snow
3.93
On The first try, this book did not grab me. I read half of the first story and ended up sorta half-skimming the rest. Then I started story two and re...more
Dec 10, 2011
Dec 10, 2011
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