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My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams
**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
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
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
4.04 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
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
Apr 04, 2009
Apr 04, 2009
Yes Please
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
Nov 29, 2014
Sep 07, 2014
The Other Boleyn Girl (The Tudor Court, #2)
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
Mar 07, 2009
Mar 07, 2009
The Cellist of Sarajevo
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
Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
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
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)
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
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
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
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe
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
Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession
Oh man. This book was not good. Perhaps it is my punishment for not being prepared for my last library is one of those books that seems lik ...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 06, 2011
Outliers: The Story of Success
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
Aug 21, 2010
Aug 01, 2010
The Miracle at Speedy Motors (No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency #9)
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
The Tiger's Wife
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
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
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
Whitethorn Woods
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
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
Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
"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
Just Friends
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,
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 04, 2011
Glitter and Glue
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
Jun 2014
Apr 20, 2014
Her Fearful Symmetry
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
Dec 30, 2010
Jan 02, 2011
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Easy, fascinating of those books that I want to have a long conversation about over a good cup of coffee with a couple of very smart friend ...more
Jul 23, 2010
Jul 23, 2010
The Age of Miracles
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
Jul 21, 2013
Jul 13, 2013
The Careful Use of Compliments (Isabel Dalhousie, #4)
This book was ok -- but disappointing in that I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as the other Isabel Dalhousie books. In The Sunday Philosophy Club, Isa ...more
Jun 22, 2008
Jun 14, 2008
Being Catholic Now: Prominent Americans Talk About Change in the Church and the Quest for Meaning
I thought this book was really interesting, and have found myself bringing it up in random conversations (always the sign of a good book, I think). Th ...more
Jun 28, 2010
Sep 15, 2008
The Double Comfort Safari Club (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency #11)
This was one of my favorites in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency books. Picking up another book in the series is like coming back home...the charact ...more
Dec 29, 2010
Aug 21, 2010
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