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Loved it. Writing was taut and suspenseful,characters were fleshed out well. I'll be recommending this book to others.
Feb 20, 2015
Feb 20, 2015
Have a Little Faith: a True Story
**spoiler alert** This was an accidental read in a way, as I got the book as a gift from my daughter who went to a Mitch Albom book signing in Philade ...more
Oct 30, 2009
Nov 02, 2009
The Glass Castle
When you have parents as self-absorbed as Jeannette Walls', there are only two options, become self-sufficient the way she and her older sister and yo ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 31, 2008
The Help
Read this last spring and loved it. Passed it on recently to my 22 year old daughter who is in the midst of it, and who just started a career as a mec ...more
Mar 2011
Aug 16, 2011
The Last Days of Dogtown
I like Anita Diamant's writing, having read The Red Tent. I only gave four stars here because the story, while exceptionally written, was basically de ...more
Apr 14, 2015
Apr 14, 2015
Granny Is My Wingman
I really wanted to like this book. But while Granny was funny, Kayli came across as a self-absorbed trust fund baby. The whole thing seemed like a lon ...more
Feb 13, 2015
Feb 13, 2015
World Without End (The Pillars of the Earth, #2)
Another great summer read. Loved the love story of Merthin and Caris, even if it was truly frustrating at times. Didn't think I would like this as muc ...more
not set
Aug 16, 2011
The Hangman's Daughter (The Hangman's Daughter, #1)
**spoiler alert** Good story after you get past the torture and killing of kids. Took a little while to get rolling but once it did the characters dev ...more
Sep 23, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
**spoiler alert** Just finished the book, and it only took three days (my daughter did it in a lot less time). I was very satisfied with the outcome, ...more
not set
Aug 22, 2008
Me Before You
Having just lost a friend who fought against cancer for over 14 years, this certainly is a different perspective about the choice between life & d ...more
Jun 16, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)
very quick read. Not as dense as DaVinci Code, but intriguing nonetheless. Enjoyed the pace, and frankly didn't see the big reveal coming. Worth the w ...more
Oct 24, 2009
Oct 25, 2009
Henry VIII’s Wives
Nice primer on the queens. The book is a nice compliment to the series from Showtime. And it really only took an hour to read! I will be looking at ot ...more
Feb 16, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
Wired (Wired, #1)
Fast paced and really smart. Sort of 007 meets Einstein & the boys from Brazil. Just started Amped & can't wait to get into it too.
Jul 13, 2013
Jul 13, 2013
Gone Girl
**spoiler alert** While it was a well written story, there wasn't one likeable character in the entire book. Maybe Nick's dead mom as the exception. S ...more
Aug 03, 2013
Jul 27, 2013
Threads of Deceit
Nice fluffy murder mystery with likeable characters. I'll be reading the next in the series for sure.
Jun 22, 2015
Jul 03, 2015
No Place for a Dame (Royal Agents #3)
Would qualify as a beach read. Sort of rushed at the end,but there wasn't much further to take the story. Ok read.
Dec 2013
Dec 09, 2013
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Creepy, but good creepy. A physical look into someone's soul.
Jan 1987
Nov 26, 2014
The Colors of Malent (The Colors of Malent #1)
**spoiler alert** Different, yet a little derivative too. Shades of Dune, Harry Potter, etc.; but I am a bit disappointed that there is not yet a book ...more
Nov 2011
Sep 19, 2011
The Gemini Effect
Hot Zone meets (sort of) the Walking Dead meets Hitchcock. This will make a great movie one day. Scary as all get out considering the state of the wor ...more
Mar 30, 2015
Mar 07, 2015
Beautifully written, but is that really enough to get past the subject matter? Humbert ought to die a slow death with only old men to view for the res ...more
Aug 2012
Jul 22, 2012
Cat's Eye
Not a fan though I loved The Handmaid's Tale. The book blurbs in part call it funny, though I saw little to no humor in it. The fact that the main cha ...more
Jul 17, 2012
Dec 07, 2011
The Year of Magical Thinking
**spoiler alert** It's a beautifully written book, and while it deals with sudden death, it doesn't come across as maudlin. Joan Didion expresses clea ...more
Jul 12, 2008
Jul 12, 2008
The Hour I First Believed
Finally a summer where I can rediscover reading! This book is so dense it needed to be done in stages, but it was ultimately an interesting story. To ...more
Aug 16, 2011
Nov 02, 2009
Fatal Tryst: Who Killed the Minister and the Choir Singer?
You definitely don't need the "CSI Effect" to know the police and prosecution blew this case from the moment the bodies were found. It's fairly clear ...more
Jul 12, 2008
Jul 02, 2008
It ended rather abruptly, making me wonder if there is another book in the series. It would be a shame if Pia's fate was only left to the imagination. ...more
May 23, 2015
Apr 13, 2015
Sadly I got bored very early on, and have to admit I sped through it hoping it would get better. It did not. With the exception of Robbie, it was toug ...more
Jul 05, 2008
Jul 12, 2008
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
Highly recommend if you like the interweaving of real history and fiction. Loved the characters and action. I came to care what happened to Tom Builde ...more
Sep 14, 2009
Feb 11, 2009
The Beggar King
Another fast paced intriguing book in the Hangman's Daughter series. 16th century crime is definitely not high tech! I'm ready for the next in the ser ...more
Mar 08, 2014
Nov 03, 2013
Quantum Lens
Broadly written but super smart characters. The end was a little predictable, but the science is fascinating. I enjoy all of Richards' books.
Jan 04, 2015
Dec 10, 2014
The Poisoned Pilgrim (The Hangman's Daughter, #4)
I do love the gang from Schongau. Hope there are more stories in the future. And I want to know if Magdelena has a girl!
Aug 24, 2014
Apr 03, 2014
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