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Moloka'i
4.13
I stayed up until 2 a.m. finishing the last 100 pages of this book, stifling my tears so as not to wake up my husband. Needless to say this book is he ...more
Aug 27, 2008
Aug 06, 2008
 
1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, #1)
4.02
**spoiler alert** This was my first James Patterson novel, and I have to say it was probably my last. I was expecting much, much more from a best-sell ...more
Jun 2007
Jul 14, 2008
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.93
**spoiler alert** Despite certain obvious problems, which I'll address later, I really did enjoy this book. The way the time lines are streamed togeth ...more
Jul 25, 2008
Jul 09, 2008
 
The Friday Night Knitting Club (Friday Night Knitting Club, #1)
3.40
I want to like chick lit books. I really do, but it's rare that I find one that I absolutely love.

This was a sweet little story about a group of wome
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Aug 06, 2008
Jul 14, 2008
 
The Glass Castle
4.21
Jeannette Walls describes growing up in extreme poverty with her eccentric, anti-establishment parent, one of whom is a drunk and the other is an "art ...more
Oct 22, 2007
Jul 09, 2008
 
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
3.78
History and religion are two subjects so far out of my comfort zone that I didn't hold much hope of getting into, much less finishing, this book. Howe ...more
Sep 19, 2013
Sep 19, 2013
 
Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
3.81
Hundreds of examples of why "all natural" doesn't necessarily mean good for you with gruesome, little drawings and tales of misguided medicinal uses t ...more
Mar 28, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
 
The Bourne Identity
3.93
What can I say? I'm a sucker for a good spy story.

I've had this book for as long as I can remember. Actually, I think it's one I inherited from my mo
...more
Jul 15, 2008
Jul 14, 2008
 
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
4.05
Aside from the chapter on the specific processes of human body decomposition and the various experiments designed to study those processes, the one se ...more
Sep 29, 2014
Oct 22, 2012
 
Lies & the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair & Balanced Look at the Right
3.79
I read this book right after finishing Michael Moore's Stupid White Men, full of righteous indignation and certainty of our country's decline into hel ...more
Nov 22, 2005
Jul 10, 2008
 
Beautiful Ruins
3.68
While I enjoyed the overarching theme as each character progressed through lives that, though not living up to their highest ambitions & desires, ...more
Feb 22, 2015
Feb 22, 2015
 
Alias Grace
3.95
**spoiler alert** The book raises questions as to the mental capacity of Grace Marks during the period of two murders for which she was imprisoned as ...more
Mar 30, 2007
Jul 10, 2008
 
A Better World (Brilliance Saga, #2)
4.10
I have many problems with this book - the dry exposition at the start, the lack of any real development of the main characters beyond that established ...more
Feb 09, 2015
Feb 09, 2015
 
Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3)
4.03
Honestly, I find these books only okay, but I love the True Blood TV show. I think that endears me more to these characters than I otherwise would be. ...more
Jan 26, 2012
Feb 02, 2012
 
Over the Edge/An Edge in My Voice (Edgeworks 1)
4.28
At the 2008 SXSW film festival in Austin, I saw a documentary called "Dreams with Sharp Teeth" on the famous sci-fi/fantasy (or 'speculative fiction', ...more
Jun 10, 2009
Jul 14, 2008
 
Don't Pigeonhole Me!
3.93
Mo Willems is a favorite in this house so it was cool seeing his doodles, sketches, and stories not necessarily catered to the preschool set. I'm insp ...more
not set
Feb 25, 2014
 
Serenity: Those Left Behind (Serenity, #1)
4.03
Just discovered this whole series of graphic novels that bridge the story-line gap between Firefly the series and Serenity the movie. Makes my little ...more
May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015
 
Persuasion
4.12
Loved it, as I do ALL Jane Austen books full of deliciously agonizing sexual tension. The only fault I can find (as I always find when finishing an Au ...more
Sep 2006
Jul 10, 2008
 
Hemlock Grove
3.48
A hot mess of a book. I can only assume the author plans to tie up the dangle-y bits, of which there are plenty, in subsequent books of this series.
May 19, 2015
May 20, 2015
 
Peter Pan
4.10
I got this and several other children's books from grandparents way back when my age was still in the single digits but never once read them. I'm havi ...more
Feb 25, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
 
Something Wicked This Way Comes (Green Town, #2)
3.95
Knowing Ray Bradbury only through his screen adaptations of stories, I had no idea he was such a poetic writer. Nice surprise.
Jul 07, 2013
Jul 08, 2013
 
The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels
3.79
I really wanted to like this book. But around page 112, I just couldn't take it anymore. Sorry, PW.
Apr 05, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
 
Monkeyluv: And Other Essays on Our Lives as Animals
4.10
I loved this book! Sapolsky is able to effectively filter and translate scientific findings and publications into a language everyone can understand a ...more
Oct 11, 2006
Jul 10, 2008
 
The Mermaid Chair
3.06
Enjoyable but not as good as everyone says IMHO. I loved Kidd's first book, The Secret Lives of Bees. This was along the same theme - deceased parent ...more
Apr 29, 2007
Jul 10, 2008
 
Dumping Hilary?
2.89
Ok, this one was odd. This a book that my husband was given by his best friend back before we were even dating. We were in the same circle of friends, ...more
not set
Jul 15, 2008
 
Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die:  Musings from the Road
3.27
I really wanted to like this book, but it is simply too rambling & disjointed for me to get a good foothold. I gave up. Sorry, Willie.
Jun 17, 2014
Jun 02, 2014
 
Life Itself
3.86
I loved certain sections of this book, particularly the more self-reflecting chapters where he discusses his take on religion, his deep friendships, h ...more
Feb 12, 2015
Sep 29, 2011
 
Baby 411: Clear Answers & Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year
4.21
I actually read this book cover-to-cover although I'm sure it's meant to be more of a reference. It'll come in handy over the coming year, I'm sure. O ...more
May 27, 2009
Jul 14, 2008
 
The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove
3.84
Funny, little book about a primordial lizard tempted out of the depths of the ocean by a wave of depression, brought about by a psychiatrist's crisis ...more
Dec 30, 2006
Jul 10, 2008
 
Blackout (Newsflesh Trilogy, #3)
4.13


Things I appreciated about this series: bypassing the actual zombie outbreak and therefore the associated gore factor; the thought and detail that we
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not set
Sep 01, 2012
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