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My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams
4.16
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Politics, history, loss, adventure, love, and the great lost art of truly beautiful letter-writing are all in this collection of let ...more
Aug 18, 2008
Aug 02, 2008
 
Bossypants
3.94
it was amazing
When this book is good, it is so, so good. Laugh out loud good. Call someone in the middle of a paragraph to quote Tina Fey good. Stop and make you th ...more
May 2011
May 01, 2011
 
Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
3.70
it was amazing
An enthusiastic 5 stars for Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland. I love non-fiction that reads like fiction, and this book definitely does -- it's hard t ...more
Jan 2016
Jul 05, 2014
 
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
4.04
it was amazing
Ah...how wonderful it is to re-read a book you loved as a child. And oh...I loved this book. It's strange to understand all the things you didn't unde ...more
Jun 27, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
 
Vacation
3.65
really liked it
Dearest friends -- someone please read this book so I have someone to discuss it with me! Wow.

I really like Deb Olin Unferth's writing -- I find her p
...more
Apr 04, 2009
Apr 04, 2009
 
Yes Please
3.80
it was amazing
Listened on Audible...if you like audio books, this is definitely one for you. There are guest stars!

Funny, sweet, and smart.

“Creativity is connected
...more
Nov 29, 2014
Sep 07, 2014
 
The Cellist of Sarajevo
4.02
really liked it
Is there a word that describes the feeling when you are drawn to a particular conflict, or a particular point in history? There is much suffering in t ...more
Dec 27, 2014
Dec 23, 2014
 
The Other Boleyn Girl (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #9)
4.04
really liked it
One sentence summary: I knew this book would end with Anne Boleyn getting her head chopped off, but I still found the book pretty creepy.

I found mysel
...more
Mar 07, 2009
Mar 07, 2009
 
Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
4.40
it was amazing
Father Greg Boyle is somewhat legendary in Los Angeles -- he created a series of nonprofit organizations to offer jobs to former gang members in LA. T ...more
Aug 12, 2010
Aug 08, 2010
 
The Pact
4.00
really liked it
I confess that I bought this book solely because it was the best-looking paperback at my grocery store, and I couldn't be bothered to make a trip to a ...more
Jun 05, 2010
Jun 05, 2010
 
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, #14)
4.10
it was amazing
One of my favorite books in one of my favorite series. I love the friendship between Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi. I love how even though they both ar ...more
Aug 22, 2014
Aug 20, 2014
 
The Corrections
3.78
really liked it
This is a book I didn't completely love, but I can't stop thinking about it -- so, friends, read it so we can discuss! It took me a while to get into ...more
Aug 10, 2012
Aug 07, 2012
 
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
4.05
really liked it
Quick story about Ruth Reichl first...I met Ruth at a book signing for her beautiful Gourmet cookbook. When I handed my book over for her signature, I ...more
Oct 12, 2010
Oct 06, 2010
 
Lily and the Octopus
3.75
it was amazing
I loved this book, and finished it in about a day and a half. The book features Ted, Lily (a dog), and an octopus. Except the octopus isn't really an ...more
Feb 07, 2017
Jan 26, 2017
 
Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession
2.41
it was ok
Oh man. This book was not good. Perhaps it is my punishment for not being prepared for my last library visit...it is one of those books that seems lik ...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 06, 2011
 
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe
3.69
really liked it
I read the whole book in one sitting on an airplane. It makes me want to be smarter, stronger, better to make up for the many, many women and girls in ...more
Aug 05, 2013
Aug 05, 2013
 
Perspective: The Calm Within the Storm
3.87
really liked it
I read this book for the St Monica's book club. It isn't one I normally would have picked up, but I thought it was pretty interesting. There are a lot ...more
Dec 20, 2014
Nov 28, 2014
 
The Miracle at Speedy Motors (No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #9)
4.09
really liked it
I love these books. I can't remember the last time I've been so pleased with a series -- I feel like every time I pick up a new book it's like continu ...more
Jul 04, 2009
Jul 02, 2009
 
Outliers: The Story of Success
4.10
it was amazing
Hey, two 5 star books in a row! I'm on a roll.

I wonder how reading Gregory Boyle's "Tattoos on the Heart" right before reading "Outliers" affected my
...more
Aug 21, 2010
Aug 01, 2010
 
The Tiger's Wife
3.37
it was amazing
I am giving this book 5 stars not because I think it's a perfect book, and not because I think everyone would find it engaging and riveting. I am givi ...more
Jan 2013
Dec 07, 2012
 
I'll Be Seeing You
4.10
really liked it
I realized I've been giving lots of books 4 stars recently. 4 stars to me means I enjoyed it. You might enjoy it, too. It might not be the best/most p ...more
Aug 17, 2013
Jul 21, 2013
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.95
really liked it
I am tempted to write very little in my review here -- just to tell you to read the book, so we can talk about it. A friend recommended this book to m ...more
Jun 22, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
 
The Girl on the Train
3.88
really liked it
Wow, these are terrible people. Every single one of them. And the one I thought was maybe secretly not so terrible was the most terrible.

So why could
...more
Oct 28, 2015
Aug 09, 2015
 
Whitethorn Woods
3.58
liked it
Really 3 1/2 stars...I have a hard time choosing between 3 and 4 stars. Today I'm saying this is a 3 star book, if you ask me tomorrow I might say it ...more
Jul 22, 2010
Jul 23, 2010
 
The Girl Next Door
3.47
really liked it
So does anyone in an apartment complex actually get to know their neighbors in a way that's possible in fiction and in television shows? I don't. Perh ...more
Jun 05, 2010
Jun 05, 2010
 
Just Friends
3.61
really liked it
Some days, I don't eat any vegetables.

Some days, I take the elevator instead of the stairs.

Some days, I just want a book that is easy, that is simple,
...more
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 04, 2011
 
Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
4.07
really liked it
"When civilians are not asked to pay any price, it's easy to be at war -- not just to intervene in a foreign land in the first place, but to keep on f ...more
Nov 24, 2012
Oct 15, 2012
 
Glitter and Glue
3.76
really liked it
I read this book in one sitting last night. I hadn't intended to read the whole thing yesterday, but once I started I couldn't put it down.

I think Ke
...more
Jun 2014
Apr 20, 2014
 
Her Fearful Symmetry
3.23
liked it
Weird premise. This book is occasionally delightful. I love the concept of "mirror twins" -- is that a real thing?

I am giving this book 3 stars becaus
...more
Dec 30, 2010
Jan 02, 2011
 
The Age of Miracles
3.64
it was amazing
Maybe 4 1/2 stars...but I'm feeling generous.

I enjoyed this book -- it was an interesting, unique combination of standard realistic fiction with a sci
...more
Jul 21, 2013
Jul 13, 2013
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