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A Thread of Grace
3.99

I've been on a somewhat serious reading kick lately, and if you're looking for a really amazingly well written novel, take a gander at Thread of Grace
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Nov 16, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
3.63
(bought on 1/16/2008 at Bookstop)

I liked the story of this book, though the writing was a little overwrought at times. It's a pretty interesting accou
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Dec 14, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
3.83
How many of ya'll had milk delivered to your house when you were young? We did. I think the milkman left two gallons a week, though I can't remember i ...more
Jul 09, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions
4.02
Armstrong is a former Roman Catholic nun that writes about religion. She wrote a book before this one called "The History of God" that went into the d ...more
May 18, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
Christine Falls (Quirke, #1)
3.44
bought in moment of extreme weakness at Bookstop, 10/29/08

This book isn't really by Benjamin Black. It's by Booker Prize winning John Banville writing
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Dec 29, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
Watchmen
4.32
Bought at Amazon on July 30, 2008

I'm not quite sure why it took me so long to read this graphic novel. I'd known about it for decades, but for whateve
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Dec 21, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #1)
3.91
I'm sure I bought this after the movie came out to compare. One day I'll get to it.

I quite liked it, and I'm not sure I was expecting to. I knew that
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Dec 19, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
Absurdistan
3.28
It took me a little under two years to read this book. I just couldn't really get into it all that much. I finally picked it up again after finding it ...more
Dec 08, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
Broken Angels (Takeshi Kovacs, #2)
3.99
Amazon tells me I ordered this one on June 15, 2004. I liked his other book I ordered that day.

I finished this on Thanksgiving Day on the plane back f
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Nov 27, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
Captain Alatriste (Adventures of Captain Alatriste #1)
3.60
I have come to love Arturo Perez Reverte, and this is no exception. It's a very different book, though, than the Flanders Panel or Club Dumas or Nauti ...more
Nov 03, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
4.01
This book of short stories was a fairly quick read. Most of them I enjoyed immensely, and all of them were quirky and offbeat. If you don't know Gaima ...more
Dec 04, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
To Kingdom Come (Barker & Llewelyn, #2)
3.98
(Given to me by mama on 10/30/08)

I liked the second in this series about as well as the first. The characters are interesting and very well flushed, a
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Dec 07, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.56
Well, what to say. I suppose it was good enough for me to buy the second book after I read it, but I'm not exactly sure that I'd recommend it. It's a ...more
Aug 02, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
The Baker's Apprentice  (Bread Alone, #2)
3.62
I picked up the first in this series a few years ago when I was on a chick-lit kick, and it was different from the other books. More mature, more thou ...more
Sep 27, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
3.53
I liked it a little better than Twilight, if only because I liked the character Jacob a little better than anyone else. I'm still troubled, though, by ...more
Aug 04, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
Spinsters Abroad: Victorian Lady Explorers
3.17
I loved this collection of stories about lady adventurers. I've always had a fascination with them, stemming from childhood. It's a little difficult t ...more
Sep 21, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
Suite Française
3.77
Where to begin? This is such a wonderfully written, heartbreaking book. It's hard to believe that it wasn't edited or complete in the author's mind wh ...more
Feb 07, 2008
Apr 17, 2008
 
The Rise and Fall of a Tenth Grade Social Climber
3.46
I bought this because a friend of my sister's wrote it. But I'm not sure I'd recommend it. Again, I got annoyed with the main character and I didn't r ...more
Feb 08, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
Keeping Watch
3.99
This is an excellent, excellent thriller told in two timelines. The first is the Vietnam war, which is one of the most vivid that I've ever read. The ...more
Oct 05, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
The Laughter of Dead Kings (Vicky Bliss, #6)
3.76
I am thoroghly biased towards Elizabeth Peters and tend to immediately buy her novels as they hit the shelves. This is no exception. Again set in Egyp ...more
Sep 21, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
Everything Is Illuminated
3.89
I had a really, really hard time getting through this book. I had trouble deciphering the broken English and I didn't really like the contempory story ...more
May 15, 2008
Apr 17, 2008
 
Ash Wednesday
3.25
This actually isn't a bad little novel. The characters are really well developed, and I liked how they were likable but also unlikeable at the same ti ...more
Jul 19, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
Choke
3.67
I'm not quite sure how to express my interest in this book. It's certainly an attempt at being shocking, and in some respects it succeeds. The main ch ...more
May 21, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
First Among Sequels (Thursday Next, #5)
3.99
I read this book some time after I'd read the previous Thursday Next novels, and a lot of the details from the previous novels had been forgotten. It ...more
Nov 09, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
Water for Elephants
4.05
I loved, loved, loved this book. The narration was quick paced and never really lagged. The jumps from the older narrator to his younger self were wel ...more
Mar 06, 2008
Apr 17, 2008
 
Spook Country (Blue Ant, #2)
3.62
I love William Gibson books, and I'm so pleased that he's moved on to contemporary fiction instead of just sci-fi. This isn't as good as the previous, ...more
Feb 17, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
3.84
I loved this book. The care and detail that went into the dictionary, plus the pure weirdness of the "madman"'s story made me love words even more tha ...more
Oct 17, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
Into the Wild
3.89
I thought this was quite good, and I give a lot of credit to Krakauer. He did an excellent job researching his subject, but he also gave empathy and r ...more
Feb 28, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
The Namesake
3.93
I enjoyed this one. It was given to me by a friend, and she thought it was wonderful. Seeing the world from any immigrant's eyes is always interesting ...more
Jan 10, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
The Bright Side Of Disaster
3.62
I think it's a bit fluffy, but it's a good quick read. I know the author and went to her book signing when this came out in May 2006. It took me awhil ...more
Jan 13, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
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