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The Rent Collector
Oh my. At first I did not like this book and almost put it down. Something, however, pushed me on, and I'm glad it did. I just finished this deeply mo...more
Jun 10, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
Elantris (Elantris, #1)
Wow! This book grabbed my attention almost from the first sentence and did not let me go until the last. The plot could not have been better. I am usu...more
Aug 24, 2013
Aug 24, 2013
People of the Book
This book weaves many stories into one coherent whole. I had been unaware of the richly illustrated, Jewish Haggadah before reading is book and was am...more
Mar 06, 2014
Mar 06, 2014
The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains
Still thinking about this one. Lots to think about and to imagine. The imagery is fantastic. Didn't much care for Molly with self importance and head...more
Aug 27, 2013
Aug 25, 2013
Ephraim Hanks: Fearless Mormon Scout
I enjoyed this book about Ephraim Hanks although I wish I had noticed the second half of the title: A Novel. This is written as a factual book with co...more
Jul 08, 2013
Jul 08, 2013
My Brother Sam Is Dead
I had been told by authoritative sources that this was an excellent book to add to our collection of American historical fiction. I did not like it be...more
Jul 2008
Feb 14, 2009
This was okay. The author fits a story about the servants around the book Pride and Prejudice extremely well, but I think Jane Austen would not have b...more
May 07, 2014
May 07, 2014
Fantastic lines and plot. Many quotable quotes, and new writing and staging techniques. It's a story of misunderstandings, murders, suicide, and greed...more
Jan 30, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
The Hollow (Hercule Poirot, #25)
I just finished reading The Hollow for the first time and I'm feeling rather ambivalent about it so I read some other reviewers instead of immediately...more
May 13, 2014
May 14, 2014
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow
What a chilling book. It documents what can happen when youth are indoctrinated by evil men (or women) from a young age and how it can happen in any c...more
Jun 04, 2009
Jun 04, 2009
The Bookseller of Kabul
I have decided that Afghanistan and her peoples is a sad land. Perhaps the reason they have not moved forward is as the final pages suggest, that ther...more
Apr 30, 2009
Apr 30, 2009
As Women of God
This is a much-needed book in this world of confused values. As women of god! we need to seek our essential gifts rather than coveting others'. We are...more
Dec 02, 2013
Dec 02, 2013
The Giver (The Giver #1)
I'm not sure how to rate this book. I wanted this to be a story with a tight ending, but it's not. I picked this up out of mere curiosity and ended up...more
Oct 02, 2013
Oct 02, 2013
Forget Me Not
Tis is such a sweet message for everyone to remember, but he geared this especially to women. I think women need to be reminded the very most of how i...more
not set
Apr 25, 2013
The Dragon of Trelian (Trelian, #1)
My 14-year-old daughter made me read this book. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. ;-) Okay, so she left it on the kitchen counter and I picked i...more
Sep 18, 2013
Sep 17, 2013
The Totally Made-up Civil War Diary of Amanda MacLeish
This is a Mark Twain nominee for 2010. My daughter is reading the MT nominees in school so I have been reading them too. I was impressed with the way...more
not set
Oct 08, 2010
Whatever Happened to Justice?
I am really enjoying this series of Uncle Eric books about economics and law. Each book basically covers one topic so you can either read it quickly o...more
Jul 31, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
The Martha Principle
This book is a practical approach to changing your life. It is written in a plain style, as if you were having a telephone conversation with the autho...more
Sep 17, 2009
Sep 18, 2009
The Evolution of Thomas Hall
I think I just found my latest favorite book. This is a wonderful book for those struggling to understand The question of Why God? This follows Thomas...more
Mar 05, 2014
Mar 06, 2014
The Cost of Lunch, Etc.: Short Stories
This author is cynical. The only story I felt to be really insightful and heart endearing was about the woman hoarder. Still, even that felt flat. Her...more
Jun 14, 2014
Jun 14, 2014
Holy Bible: King James Version
I finished reading the Old Testament in 2008, and I can testify that I love that book. It is an amazing account of the Lord's people through generatio...more
Jan 2008
Feb 14, 2009
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)
My daughter has to read this for her summer reading assignment so I read it first. I wasn't sure what to expect but the premise sounded interesting. I...more
Jun 11, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
The Kite Runner
According to one rater, he/she would classify me as a moron. That's okay because we're all entitled to our opinion. In short, I liked this book a grea...more
Apr 2009
Apr 01, 2009
Half a Chance
I have been reading a lot of adolescent literature lately, always my favorite genre. Frankly, though, I've been feeling really, really sorry for the t...more
Apr 05, 2014
Mar 27, 2014
Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs
I have realized from this book how deeply ingrained men's and women's differences are. Both are important and both are absolutely necessary, but it is...more
Apr 15, 2009
Apr 08, 2009
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution
I absolutely loved this biography of Abigail Adams because it displays that time period in a way more meaningful to women. Abigail Adams understood th...more
Apr 10, 2014
Apr 01, 2014
Leadership by Example: The Ten Key Principles of All Great Leaders
This is a wonderful book on leadership, teaching by telling stories of individuals who became great leaders. Although unfamiliar with many of the stor...more
Apr 17, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
Inside Out Girl
Okay, if you get into snarky children and mothers who allow anything and impossible situations and improbable lifestyles meshing, you'll like this boo...more
Oct 04, 2013
Oct 05, 2013
Inside Out & Back Again
Wow. This book of open verse tells the story of a young immigrant Vietnamese girl is incredible in how it caught the essence of the girl's life and em...more
Jul 21, 2013
Jul 21, 2013
The New World: The First Pictures of America
This is an amazing book because of the documents and sketches it includes from explorers of the day. It is non-fiction. I learned so much that I had n...more
Sep 30, 2008
Jun 04, 2009
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