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The Road
3.94
I'm having trouble with this book. I can't decide if I liked it or not. I also don't want to give things away in this review. First of all, the author ...more
Sep 29, 2008
Sep 11, 2008
 
Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)
3.57
I enjoy reading Sophie Kinsella's books. This is the first book in the series featuring Rebecca Bloomwood. Becky is a legitimate shopaholic (hence the ...more
Apr 23, 2009
Apr 21, 2009
 
Twenties Girl
3.79
I generally enjoy Sophie Kinsella's books. I really didn't know anything about this one before I got it from the library. I certainly wasn't expecting ...more
Dec 31, 2009
Jan 02, 2010
 
Let Them Eat Cake (French Twist #1)
3.71
This was a cute book. I picked it up at the library because I wanted something light to read on the beach, and this was a good pick for that.

This is t
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Sep 04, 2009
Aug 30, 2009
 
The Secret Life of Bees
3.97
I've often heard good things about this book, but I've avoided reading it. I read another book by the same author (The Mermaid Chair), which I did NOT ...more
Oct 2009
Sep 28, 2009
 
Never Let Me Go
3.79
This is definitely a book that makes me wish goodreads would let us give half stars in our ratings. I'd give it a 3.5.

That being said, this was a ver
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Apr 21, 2009
Apr 01, 2009
 
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
3.76
I enjoyed this book. It reminded me a lot of my college girlfriends, and it made me think about how much I would enjoy having a close group of girlfri ...more
Dec 20, 2008
Dec 06, 2008
 
Safe at Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic
3.61
I would give this book 3.5 stars if I could.

I was intrigued to learn that Alyssa Milano had written a book. I clearly remember watching her every week
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Apr 30, 2009
Apr 01, 2009
 
A Not-So-Silent Night: The Unheard Story of Christmas and Why It Matters
3.07
I won this book through Goodreads's "First Reads" program. As the title implies, the author goes through the Biblical telling of the Christmas story, ...more
Dec 24, 2009
Dec 02, 2009
 
The Invisible Circus
3.49
I thought that this book had a really good concept, and yet I felt like the author didn't do nearly as much with it as she could. It seemed to me that ...more
Jan 15, 2009
Jan 09, 2009
 
The Surrendered Wife: A Practical Guide To Finding Intimacy, Passion and Peace
3.66
I understand and agree with the general concepts in this book, but a lot of her ideas just seem over the top. As I read, I kept thinking, "I don't thi ...more
Jul 29, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
 
Diary of a Mad Fat Girl
3.50
I feel like giving this book two stars might be generous. The characters aren't well-developed, the dialogue is often cliche' or over the top, the sto ...more
May 22, 2011
May 21, 2011
 
The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror
3.82
This is the first Christopher Moore book I've read. I definitely enjoyed it! It's rather bizarre, and although it takes place at Christmas, I wouldn't ...more
Dec 14, 2008
Nov 17, 2008
 
Silas Marner
3.53
I picked up this book at the library, thinking my friend Lis had said it was one of her favorites (in one of those silly Facebook "which of these book ...more
Oct 17, 2009
Aug 30, 2009
 
On the Road
3.66
I decided to read this book for two reasons. Number one, it's a book that's referenced on LOST, so I used it as one of my books for the LOST Books Cha ...more
Apr 15, 2009
Jan 20, 2009
 
Called to Love: Approaching John Paul II's Theology of the Body
3.77
I won this book through the Goodreads First Reads program. I was intrigued by the title, as I've been wanting to learn more about John Paul II's Theol ...more
Aug 18, 2009
Apr 25, 2009
 
The Art of Racing in the Rain
4.16
For months now, I've been hearing great things about this book. After requesting it from my library in October, I finally was able to pick it up last ...more
Feb 02, 2009
Sep 11, 2008
 
Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office
3.90
I thought this was a good book. It's definitely chick lit, but it wasn't quite what I expected. This is the author's memoir, which I didn't realize be ...more
May 05, 2009
Dec 20, 2008
 
World Without End (The Pillars of the Earth, #2)
4.19
I am torn about how to rate this book. On one hand, there were a few times when the plot twists actually made me angry, to the point that I thought ab ...more
Jul 31, 2008
Jul 17, 2008
 
The Thirteenth Tale
3.93
There are certain books that remind me of childhood. By that, I don't mean that they remind me of "my" childhood, but rather they bring back some memo ...more
Nov 04, 2008
Sep 17, 2008
 
The Book Thief
4.36
I had heard nothing but good things about this book. It's actually a YA book, but that didn't bother me...I've read quite a few of those in the last f ...more
Feb 12, 2009
Aug 03, 2008
 
Love in the Time of Cholera
3.86
For the most part, I didn't like this book. I didn't like the "back-and-forth" narration, and I didn't love the writer's style (although I'm willing t ...more
Jul 23, 2008
Jul 17, 2008
 
The Heart of the Matter
3.97
I originally put this book on my "to be read" list this past fall when the local library book club had chosen to read it. I have yet to attend a meeti ...more
Mar 10, 2009
Sep 17, 2008
 
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
3.95
I've lived in Seattle for almost a year now, and it was interesting to learn about what the Japanese people in the Seattle area went through during Wo ...more
Aug 30, 2009
Apr 07, 2009
 
Plum Lucky (Stephanie Plum #13.5)
3.69
I wasn't expecting any sort of great literature, but knowing how much other people enjoy Evanovich's books, I was expecting more than this. In its def ...more
Feb 19, 2009
Feb 17, 2009
 
The Glassblower of Murano
3.54
I really didn't know anything about this book before I got it from the library, but I knew it was set in Venice. And I love Venice. :)

The author tells
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Nov 16, 2009
Aug 25, 2009
 
The Bell Jar
3.94
I knew almost nothing about this book when I picked it up. I thought it was pretty good, but I didn't love it.

The Bell Jar is the story of a young col
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Jun 17, 2009
Sep 11, 2008
 
Eat, Pray, Love
3.44
The author, Elizabeth Gilbert, spent a year traveling, and she describes her experiences in this book. The subtitle is actually "One Woman's Search fo ...more
May 22, 2009
Dec 05, 2008
 
The Shakespeare Thefts: In Search of the First Folios
3.45
I don't read a lot of nonfiction, but considering that I'm an English teacher and I really enjoy Shakespeare, I was happy to give this a try. Given th ...more
Feb 23, 2012
Oct 21, 2011
 
Evil Under the Sun (Hercule Poirot, #23)
3.90
It's been a long time since I've read a mystery, and I definitely enjoyed this one. If you haven't read any Agatha Christie novels, this is a good one ...more
Apr 18, 2009
Jan 20, 2009
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