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An Alphabetical Life: Living It Up in the World of Books
3.31
it was amazing
In this memoir, Wendy Werris discusses her long career in the book business in which she started out as a sales clerk in a Hollywood bookstore to beco ...more
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Oct 21, 2009
 
Book Tour
2.80
liked it
While growing up, Horace Meeker was never respected but success is the best revenge so this wanna-be bestselling author sets out on a book tour hoping ...more
Nov 10, 2009
Nov 07, 2009
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.95
liked it
Henry DeTamble is a librarian who works at the Newberry Library in Chicago. He suffers from Chrono-Impairment which means he’s a time traveler who jum ...more
Mar 23, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
 
Reunion: The Girls We Used to Be, the Women We Became
3.06
really liked it
Author, Elizabeth Fishel, graduated from a prestigious all-girls private school in NYC in 1968. During that period of time, her and her classmates wer ...more
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Dec 01, 2008
 
The Winds of War (The Henry Family, #1)
4.36
it was amazing
Without a doubt, Winds of War is one of the best historical fiction novels I've ever read! From page one I was completely engrossed with the story as ...more
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Apr 24, 2009
 
The Virgin Suicides
3.83
did not like it
This book is about the five Lisbon sisters who committ suicide and how their male high school classmates try and understand their deaths years later. ...more
Apr 10, 2009
Apr 03, 2009
 
The Royal House of Monaco: Dynasty of Glamour, Tragedy and Scandal
3.57
liked it
Although Grace Kelly was a Hollywood movie star from my parent's generation, I always found her life fascinating and so I'm glad that I came across th ...more
Jul 27, 2010
Jul 16, 2010
 
For Laci: A Mother's Story of Love, Loss, and Justice
4.24
it was amazing
Sharon Rocha writes about her daughter, Laci Peterson, who was murdered by her husband, Scott, when she was seven months pregnant. It's a heartbreakin ...more
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Feb 14, 2009
 
Depth Takes a Holiday
3.56
really liked it
A collection of essays, written by a fellow Angeleno, regarding the L.A. scene. Some topics include Hollywood, cultural art, pick-up lines, and poetry ...more
Dec 30, 2009
Dec 21, 2009
 
The Crucible (A Play in Four Acts - Penguin Plays)
3.54
really liked it
This play is based on the Salem witch trials that occured in 1692. Arthur Miller takes us back to that time in New England and it is through the chara ...more
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May 12, 2010
 
Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
3.88
it was amazing
A Chinese proverb says that falling leaves return to their roots. In this memoir, Adeline Yen Mah, discusses her childhood and growing up in China. Wh ...more
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Oct 27, 2009
 
Carrie
3.92
really liked it
This book is about a high school girl who gets picked on by other kids. She has this secret ability to move things with her mind and when the other ki ...more
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Mar 15, 2009
 
The House on Mango Street
3.57
really liked it
It's about a Hispanic girl growing up in a poor neighborhood of Chicago. The short chapters paint a picture of what life is like on Mango Street. Espe ...more
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Jul 16, 2009
 
For One More Day
4.09
really liked it
Chick Benetto, an alcoholic, has reached a low point in his life and so returns to the house in which he grew up in only to find his mother there (She ...more
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Mar 01, 2009
 
She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall
3.90
it was amazing
Misty Bernall talks about the life of her daughter, Cassie, who was shot to death at Colombine High School. While everyone considered Cassie a "martyr ...more
not set
Dec 01, 2008
 
Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope
3.67
really liked it
This book is about Ana, a young woman who is HIV-positive. Despite a difficult childhood that included poverty and abuse, Ana learns that she can over ...more
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Dec 22, 2008
 
Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope
4.04
really liked it
Laura and Whitney were two college students who were involved in a car crash. At the scene of the accident, the two girls were mistakenly identified a ...more
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Jul 17, 2008
 
Love Story (Love Story, #1)
3.60
it was amazing
While reading this book I really felt for the character Oliver. Throughout the story he is portrayed as this tough, hockey-player type but when Jenny ...more
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Aug 05, 2009
 
Believe: A Young Widow's Journey Through Brokenness and Back
4.10
it was ok
Four years ago Jennifer Silvera became a widow when her husband who was a police officer died while trying to stop a crimminal from stealing a car. Th ...more
not set
Sep 17, 2009
 
Home Fires
4.00
liked it
Thomas, a firefighter, rescues Anne when her house catches on fire. They fall in love but not everyone around them is supportive of their relationship ...more
not set
Mar 01, 2009
 
Looking for Mr. Goodbar
3.65
it was ok
Theresa Dunn leads two lives: During the day she is a school teacher and at night she picks up men at bars. As certain episodes in Theresa's life get ...more
not set
Jun 13, 2009
 
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
3.90
really liked it
At age 83, Eddie didn't think he led a life that was all that important but then he dies in an accident and when he gets to heaven he meets five peopl ...more
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Mar 07, 2009
 
Third Degree
3.81
it was ok
Warren Shields finds out that his wife is having an affair by coming across a love letter hidden in one of her books. He confronts her about the affai ...more
Feb 21, 2009
Feb 14, 2009
 
Farewell to Manzanar
3.53
it was amazing
Author, Jeanne Wakatsuki, tells the story of the struggles and hardships her and her family faced during their time spent in a Japanese internment cam ...more
May 24, 2009
May 21, 2009
 
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
4.00
it was amazing
I enjoy reading true crime books, especially if that crime occured in my hometown of Los Angeles (i.e., the Night Stalker, the Hillside Strangler, etc ...more
not set
Mar 12, 2009
 
A Time to Kill
4.03
really liked it
Two white men rape a ten-year old black girl and her father, Carl, seeks revenge by killing them. You may not agree with the vigilante approach but yo ...more
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Mar 01, 2009
 
Gerald's Game
3.47
really liked it
Gerald and his wife decide to take a vacation and so they head for their cabin in the woods, telling no one that they are there. While there, he handc ...more
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Mar 15, 2009
 
All Together in One Place (Kinship and Courage Series, #1)
3.98
really liked it
This story is about a group of families who travel on the Oregon Trail and many die along the way. In the end, it's the women who survive and they try ...more
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Feb 21, 2009
 
The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
4.24
it was amazing
"The Boys of Winter" is about the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team who beat the Russians and went on to win the Gold Medal. I borrowed this book from my ...more
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Jun 27, 2009
 
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
3.64
liked it
While on a climbing expedition in Pakistan, American Greg Mortenson gets lost and while trying to find his way back, he stumbles upon a remote mountai ...more
Apr 29, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
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