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The Call
What the book is about: A veterinarian in Vermont and the telephone calls he receives, mostly from neighbors in his small town, seeking treatment for...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
Gardens of Water
If I had only "read" this book, I would probably give it only two stars. But I had the rather different experience of listening to parts of it and rea...more
Sep 25, 2008
Sep 05, 2008
A Star for Mrs. Blake
Interesting from the historical point of view, but I was somewhat disappointed with the actual writing. I feel that some story lines were started and...more
Feb 21, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing (James Potter, #1)
Only available as an ebook, this fan fiction is the story of James Potter, son of Harry and Ginny, and his first year at Hogwarts. It was like meeting...more
Jan 26, 2014
Jan 26, 2014
American Savior: A Novel of Divine Politics
I went back and forth between 3 and 4 stars for this novel. It is the story of Jesus Christ (yes, THAT Jesus Christ) returning to earth in a small tow...more
Dec 08, 2012
Dec 17, 2012
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
After many recommendations, I finally read this book. It is hard to add anything to previous reviews by Becky, Katie and Kim - I agree with them all!...more
Jan 26, 2009
Feb 21, 2009
This was another book of Juvenile Fiction that I listened to. It is the story of an orphaned boy, about eight years old, who knows nothing about himse...more
Feb 23, 2009
Mar 07, 2009
Radiance of Tomorrow
I started marking passages that I really liked but soon realized that there were too many of them. This is the first novel by the author of Long Way G...more
Feb 05, 2014
Feb 07, 2014
The Invention of Wings
I started this book with a certain amount of trepidation. The Secret Life of Bees was such a wonderful book. Then I was so disappointed with The Merma...more
Feb 28, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #2)
This book is difficult to describe. It is a combination of time travel, alternate universe, fantasy, historical fiction, thriller, and probably a few...more
Aug 10, 2014
Aug 13, 2014
Out Stealing Horses
Another in my quest to read books from other countries - this author is Norwegian. I really liked his style of writing. There were very short simple s...more
Mar 10, 2009
Mar 14, 2009
Mao's Last Dancer
This is the autobiography of Li Cunxin, who as a young boy was chosen from his very poor peasant village in China to attend Madame Mao's Dance Academy...more
Mar 14, 2009
Mar 14, 2009
Time travel has always fascinated me and to have a storyteller of the caliber of Stephen King employ this device makes it all the better! As the title...more
Nov 14, 2012
Nov 15, 2012
Running the Rift
This is the most recent winner of Barbara Kingsolver’s Bellwether Award for fiction about social justice. At first I was a bit leery of the topic, the...more
Mar 14, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend
Just the premise of this book is intriguing. It is told by Budo, the imaginary friend of Max, an eight-year old boy with special needs, most likely an...more
Dec 23, 2012
Dec 27, 2012
Tomb of the Golden Bird (Amelia Peabody, #18)
This is the 18th in the Amelia Peabody series by Peters, and I must admit I have read all of them. This is the first one I have listened to, and perha...more
May 05, 2009
May 19, 2009
The Light Between Oceans
Set in Australia after World War I, this is the story of Tom Sherbourne, a young man who experienced the horrors of the Western Front for four years....more
Feb 2013
Feb 09, 2013
The Fiddler in the Subway: The Story of the World-Class Violinist Who Played for Handouts. . . And Other Virtuoso Performances by America's Foremost Feature Writer
It has been a while since I read a book that I felt deserved five stars, but here it is. If it were possible, I would probably give it six stars. This...more
Jul 2012
Jul 09, 2012
The Land of Painted Caves (Earth's Children, #6)
Over 750 pages and I gave it one star! So why did I read the whole thing? I think I have this perverse need for closure and I have read all the other...more
Apr 20, 2011
Apr 20, 2011
Still Alice
This was one of the most difficult books I have ever read. Blindness was terrifying in an abstract kind of way. This one was personally terrifying. Th...more
Sep 30, 2009
Oct 02, 2009
The Dew Breaker
"Dew breaker" is a Creole name for a torturer, referring to the disruption of a morning's peaceful serenity by walking across the dew-covered grass. I...more
Nov 14, 2013
Nov 23, 2013
The Plums Hang High
Selection of this book was based on nostalgia and to determine if my memory of reading this book more than 45 years ago was correct. I do not recall w...more
Sep 10, 2011
Sep 17, 2011
An Ideal Way to Die
Although only a two star, I did enjoy this book. Not for any literary reasons since it was replete with formulated phrasing, stereotyped characters, a...more
Jun 25, 2013
Jul 06, 2013
The Casual Vacancy
If I could give only a half star, I probably would. I have decided that one criterion I will use for assigning a single star to my review of a book is...more
Oct 15, 2012
Nov 08, 2012
Year of Wonders
This is the third book by Geraldine Brooks that I have read, and the only one that I listened to. Perhaps it was the reader, who did an excellent job,...more
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
I went into reading The Casual Vacancy with such high expectations and was so disappointed I felt like crying. So when I found out that J. K. Rowling...more
Sep 09, 2013
Sep 12, 2013
Dark Places
This was almost a two-star rating for me. If this were the first Gillian Flynn book I read, I doubt I would seek out her others. But since I read Gone...more
Feb 03, 2013
Feb 09, 2013
The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World
I finally gave up. This has been on my "currently reading" shelf since May. I renewed it numerous times from the library, had to return it, got it out...more
Sep 18, 2009
Sep 20, 2009
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
After reading this book I looked on Good Reads to see if anyone else in the group had read it. I found that both Kim and Katie had and did not seem to...more
Sep 06, 2009
Sep 05, 2009
The Paris Wife
This was our June book club selection. Even thought it was a novel, I liked it more for its historical value than for its literary value. It was the s...more
Jun 28, 2012
Jul 09, 2012
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