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The Shell Seekers
4.08
There's something about this book that always makes me resolve to move to Cornwall, bake lots of bread and have an enormous flower garden, and spend t ...more
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Jun 11, 2007
 
Coming Home
4.24
I really love Rosamunde Pilcher books. I hate how they look like sappy romance novels because somebody put dorky flowers and curlicues all over the co ...more
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Jan 03, 2008
 
The Red Tent
4.14
My frustration with this book stemmed primarily from the depiction of the various characters. I liked the writing, I liked the way Diamant addresses t ...more
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Jul 14, 2007
 
Gift from the Sea
4.18
This is one of those books that really will change your life, and it's one that absolutely should.

Lindberg (the wife of Charles Lindberg) explores the
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Jun 19, 2007
 
Desert Solitaire
4.22
This is one of the few books I don't own that I really really really wish I did. I love this book. It makes me want to pack up my Jeep and head out fo ...more
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Sep 14, 2007
 
Chalice
3.72
I gave this four stars not because it was the best Robin McKinley book I've ever read, but because I was so pleased to see her returning to what I thi ...more
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Jan 12, 2009
 
Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
3.71
It was better than the first two--she's starting to improve as a writer.

With that said, it's still very definitely targeted towards teenage girls. Unl
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Aug 31, 2007
 
Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil
3.59
I read this book in my continuing "read more nonfiction" quest. I have to say that it didn't really feel like nonfiction, and I still can't decide whe ...more
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Oct 31, 2007
 
Fool's Assassin (The Fitz and The Fool Trilogy #1)
4.32
So torn on this book! Did I stay up until three am to finish it? Yes! But did it have what I loved most about the previous Fitz books...the sense that ...more
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Aug 27, 2014
 
Green Babies, Sage Moms: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Your Organic Baby
3.32
I have mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, I thought the actual content was very interesting and informative--I liked learning more about ...more
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Mar 21, 2008
 
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
4.56
Excellent, excellent, excellent--one of the best-written fantasies I've read in ages. When I picked it up, I was a little dubious about all the review ...more
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Jan 12, 2009
 
The Wolf Hunt
4.02
I read this book because it was based on Marie de France's 13th century poem Lai de Bisclavret, and I have to say it was a pretty good retelling. Brad ...more
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Sep 17, 2007
 
My Life in France
4.14
My sister gave me this book for Christmas, and I absolutely loved it! I've always been a fan of Julia Child, and this book was just marvelous. Lively, ...more
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Jan 03, 2008
 
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
3.60
I was disappointed in this book. I thought the premise was so neat--this woman cooked her way through the entire Mastering the Art of French Cooking i ...more
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Sep 14, 2007
 
From Julia Child's Kitchen
4.36
One of her most readable works--I love this because not only are the recipes classically fabulously Julia Child, but it's also one that I can sit down ...more
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Jun 03, 2008
 
Girl in Hyacinth Blue
3.68
I really enjoyed this book. I've owned it for seven or eight years now, and I reread it every six months or so. It's a beautifully written series of b ...more
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Jan 09, 2008
 
The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays
4.15
One of the things I remember most about this book is the day in class when someone mentioned that purple was the color favored by...schizoprenics? I d ...more
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Nov 29, 2007
 
Dragonhaven
3.31
I can't believe I'm giving 2 stars to anything by Robin McKinley, but I was just horribly disappointed. My gripes? Well, first of all, the book's writ ...more
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Nov 08, 2007
 
On Target Living Nutrition: The power of feeling your best
4.43
I can't believe I'm just now getting around to leaving a review for this book. I love how accessible this is--much more so than, say, The China Study. ...more
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Jul 20, 2010
 
Forest Mage (Soldier Son, #2)
3.31
I couldn't put it down, but I wasn't happy while I was reading it. Yes, it was at the incredible level of detail and world-building I expect from Robi ...more
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Feb 01, 2010
 
Henry James: A Life
4.14
I don't think this is the text I'm looking for. What I want is the seven volume biography, each about 800 pages, that were part of the required readin ...more
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Nov 29, 2007
 
Rachael Ray 365: No Repeats: A Year of Deliciously Different Dinners
3.61
I really like this cookbook. It's got great, super-tasty recipes, and they're diverse enough that it's fun to cook your way through.

That said, few of
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Oct 14, 2007
 
The Portrait of a Lady
3.74
I have to give at least a nod to my thesis, but out of the body of James' work, this is my definite favorite. It's not bogged down by the narrative as ...more
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Jun 11, 2007
 
White Oleander
3.88
I started reading this in high school and couldn't finish it because I was so disturbed by both the language and the scenarios it depicted. So I tried ...more
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Jun 11, 2007
 
Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, #12)
4.28
Not that this is my absolute favorite Wimsey mystery, but mostly I wanted to list at least one because I think everyone should discover Dorothy Sayers ...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Cybele's Secret (Wildwood, #2)
4.09
I was so excited when I saw the sequel to Wildwood Dancing...but I was fairly disappointed when I finished the book (I actually ended up skipping to t ...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Honey for a Child's Heart: The Imaginative Use of Books in Family Life
4.39
I can't say enough good things about this book; it's a must-read if you have children. The author describes how to effectively use literature--and GOO ...more
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Feb 17, 2012
 
The Dark Lord of Derkholm
4.10
Another fantastic Diana Wynne Jones offering, and one that I find especially amusing because it's sort of turning the entire genre on its head. The ba ...more
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Dec 04, 2008
 
Shadow Tag
3.33
I struggled with rating this book. Was it well-written? Absolutely. Did it draw me in? Yes. Did I read it straight through in a single sitting? Yes.

Bu
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May 19, 2010
 
The Poisonwood Bible
3.98
What I really love about this book is how we see the same event from five perspectives, all women in the same family who've been imported from the Ame ...more
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Jun 11, 2007
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