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Sway
3.13
**spoiler alert** I just finished this book, and am still mulling. I can't say I overly enjoyed it, nor did I find it all that interesting at the star...more
Mar 04, 2009
Feb 28, 2009
 
The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel
3.35
**spoiler alert** I received this book from the Librarything Early Reviewer program. It is historical fiction with a psychological bent. I liked the w...more
Aug 23, 2009
Aug 17, 2009
 
Water for Elephants
4.05
**spoiler alert** The story of a bereft, naive young man about to finish college and become a Vet, who ends us joining the circus on the unexpected, v...more
Oct 04, 2008
May 30, 2008
 
The Ladies from St. Petersburg: Three Novellas
3.45
**spoiler alert** Another book for a RL book group. I have to say that short stories or novellas, are not for me.

I find the shorter form is frustrati...more
Nov 02, 2008
Oct 08, 2008
 
Second Sunrise (Lee Nez, #1)
3.56
**spoiler alert** The first book in a series that has a POV, Lee Nez , who is a Navajo State Police Officer, who becomes a vampire. It is set in New M...more
Feb 26, 2009
May 04, 2008
 
The Loved One:  An Anglo-American Tragedy
3.81
**spoiler alert** I found this to be an odd book. I realize it is supposed to be a black comedy, and a satire skewering social mores, I am just not su...more
Nov 15, 2008
May 04, 2008
 
The House at Riverton
3.91
I read this for a RL book group. I like historical fiction, though prefer mine set in the BC time period. It was a large book, and I was dreading havi...more
Sep 13, 2009
Mar 06, 2009
 
Gunpowder Plot (Daisy Dalrymple, #15)
3.80
**spoiler alert** I had to read a book in this series for my RL Mystery group. We pick an author/series and then each member can pick any book in it....more
Aug 03, 2008
Jul 26, 2008
 
The Painted Veil
3.87
**spoiler alert** An older book made prominent again due to the film of the same name. I read it for a RL book group.

It is very hard for me to give an...more
Sep 21, 2008
Aug 31, 2008
 
Tsotsi
3.64
This was a book that I read for a RL book group, although I had already purchased it for myself.

It is set in South Africa during apartheid in a townsh...more
Aug 15, 2009
May 04, 2008
 
The Feast of the Goat
4.15
**spoiler alert** One of my book groups is reading In the Time of the Butterflies. Someone on LibraryThing recommended this book as a companion read b...more
Oct 12, 2008
Oct 08, 2008
 
The Coroner's Lunch (Dr. Siri Paiboun, #1)
3.99
**spoiler alert** A truly wonderful book. Full of whimsy, surprises, and characters who come to quickly seem like old friends.

Set in the newly Communi...more
Nov 02, 2008
Oct 19, 2008
 
En el tiempo de las mariposas
4.13
**spoiler alert** I read this book for a RL book group. It is the second book I had read about the Dominican Republic and the Trujillo dictatorship.

Th...more
Oct 13, 2008
Oct 08, 2008
 
Interrupted Aria (Tito Amato, #1)
3.52
**spoiler alert** This is an historical mystery, set in Venice in the 1730s. The main character is a castrato, a young man who was deliberately castra...more
Nov 08, 2008
Sep 28, 2008
 
The Perfect Summer England 1911, Just Before the Storm
3.63
I read this book for my RL Fiction group - we do non-fiction as well.

It was interesting, had lots of details, a narrow focus, but needed a bit more co...more
Apr 12, 2009
Jul 26, 2008
 
Perfume
3.97
**spoiler alert** I finished was very glad to finish this book. It was supposed to be a psychological mystery and/or horror. I just found it boring. S...more
Sep 28, 2008
May 04, 2008
 
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
4.22


I just couldn't finish this book. The writing was OK, but it was boring, and had no story or purpose. I realize it is supposed to be a slice of life o...more
Feb 2009
Oct 19, 2008
 
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
3.58
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May 11, 2009
 
Marike's World
3.56
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Sep 13, 2008
 
The Book of the Heathen: A Novel of the Congo
3.48
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Sep 14, 2008
 
Clea's Moon
3.77
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Sep 28, 2008
 
While I Disappear
3.81
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Sep 13, 2008
 
The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story
3.48
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Sep 28, 2008
 
Into the Land of Bones: Alexander the Great in Afghanistan
3.79
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Sep 28, 2008
 
Nectar: A Novel of Temptation
3.19
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Sep 13, 2008
 
The River: A Journey Back to the Source of HIV and AIDS
4.09
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Sep 02, 2008
 
Apartment in Athens
3.62
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Aug 26, 2008
 
Death in Venice and Other Tales
3.82
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Oct 11, 2008
 
Tokyo Year Zero
3.22
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May 20, 2009
Aug 24, 2008
 
The Last of the Angels
3.76
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Dec 18, 2009
Aug 03, 2008
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