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Decision Points
Admission: I lean middle left politically, did not vote for GW Bush, and did not like him during his presidency. After reading this book I found I lik ...more
Jan 14, 2011
Jan 15, 2011
One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
I almost hate to review this because I know so very many people absolutely love it. And I guess it's become something of a Christian classic. But, thi ...more
Aug 11, 2012
Jul 31, 2011
Divided in Death (In Death, #18)
I LOVE this installment! Its got a good mystery, but again its the character development that drives this book. For a large part of this book, Eve and ...more
Sep 02, 2011
Sep 02, 2011
Reunion in Death (In Death, #14)
Loved it. Love this series. Yes, it's a police procedural (set in 2059), and she's a homicide cop and her cases are generally pretty convoluted and/or ...more
Jun 10, 2011
Jun 05, 2011
A Century of Wisdom: Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the World's Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor
I both liked and was disappointed by this book. I think the title is misleading. Had they sent it out with a different title I may not have been disap ...more
Jul 09, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
The Wildwater Walking Club
This is my first book by this author. It's a light, easy read that never satisfied me. The main character, Noreen, has just taken a company buy-out fr ...more
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Nov 30, 2010
The Treasure Principle: Unlocking the Secret of Joyful Giving (LifeChange Books)
Okay, I read it. It disturbs me & I'm trying to figure out how to articulate why because there are a LOT of reviews out there saying this is an ab ...more
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Jan 14, 2010
Back When We Were Grownups
I can’t figure out why I finished this book. It was actually depressing, and feels like such a waste of time now. I’d heard that Anne Tyler is a beaut ...more
Feb 20, 2010
Feb 20, 2010
I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941
In April 1935, Klemperer (1881-1960) was a Protestant professor of French literature at Dresden University and a veteran of WWI. By early May, he was ...more
Feb 11, 2010
Aug 14, 2008
Fantasy in Death (In Death, #30)
30th in the series. As anyone who follows me knows, I love this series. I don’t really connect with the books the author writes as Nora Roberts, but I ...more
May 13, 2012
May 24, 2012
Having Our Say: The Delany Sister's First 100 Years
I read this book about ten years ago and I still remember how much I enjoyed it. It is a captivating oral history by two sisters who lived to be over ...more
Jan 1998
Aug 17, 2008
Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger: Moving from Affluence to Generosity
Christianity Today named this one of the "Top 100 Religious Books of the Century" a blurb on the front of this latest revised edition tells me. Anyone ...more
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Jul 26, 2008
A Turn in the Road (Blossom Street, #8)
Another in the Blossom street series, except off the street and on a cross country road trip. The main characters from the series are: Bethanne Hamlin ...more
Sep 02, 2011
Sep 02, 2011
Then Again
I listened to the audio version of “Then Again”. It was read/performed by the author, Diane Keaton. While I don’t always like it when authors read the ...more
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 21, 2012
Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential
Horrible writer. Very repetitive. Self-focused "spirituality". I get the impression that he hasn't lived enough to understand what he's trying to addr ...more
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Aug 16, 2008
Spellwright (Spellwright, #1)
I wish Goodreads had half stars, I would give the book 3 ½ stars.

I wanted to love it but I couldn’t quite get there. I understand that it’s the autho
Jul 13, 2011
Jun 05, 2011
Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture
Excellent book! It is insightful, eye-opening, informative, practical, relevant, affirming, and challenging. It is also biblically solid and very read ...more
May 17, 2010
May 20, 2010
Imager's Intrigue (Imager Portfolio, #3)
This is Book #3 in the Imager Portfolio. As I wrote in my review of Book #2, the first two were a complete duology, except that I wanted to know about ...more
Oct 23, 2010
Oct 24, 2010
Surviving the Death of a Sibling: Living Through Grief When an Adult Brother or Sister Dies
This book is also very good & helpful. It's the only one I've found so far on living through grief when an adult brother or sister dies (which is ...more
Aug 06, 2010
Aug 28, 2010
Riding the Dragon: 10 Lessons for Inner Strength in Challenging Times
Good book for caregivers/people in helping professions. It's a small book that encourages readers to develop patterns in their lives, patterns of cari ...more
Oct 17, 2009
Oct 17, 2009
On the Edge (The Edge, #1)
I don't know if this is the start of a new series or a stand alone, but I do know that this story grabbed me from the start. Very original world build ...more
Nov 28, 2009
Dec 03, 2009
The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest's Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews
Disturbing and heart-wrenching, yet so very important.

Father Patrick Desbois tells the story of his self-given mission to find & examine all of th
Oct 20, 2008
Oct 18, 2008
All God's Children: the Bosket Family and the American Tradition of Violence
Willie Bosket was one of the most violent offenders in NYC, starting at a very young age. The author, Fox Butterfield, researched the Bosket family ba ...more
Jan 1996
Aug 17, 2008
How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read
This is both a great satire and incredibly dense. The author, a Professor of French literature, espouses the virtues of non-reading which he codifies ...more
Mar 04, 2010
Mar 04, 2010
I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1942-1945
In April 1935, Klemperer (1881-1960) was a Protestant professor of French literature at Dresden University and a veteran of WWI. By early May, he was ...more
Aug 14, 2008
Aug 14, 2008
As Much Time as It Takes: A Guide for the Bereaved, Their Family and Friends
This is a beautiful, wise little book. It is a fast read, but one you can go back to over & over again. It would be an enormous help to someone wh ...more
Aug 04, 2010
Aug 04, 2010
Wicked Game (WVMP Radio, #1)
WVMP Radio - The Lifeblood of Rock 'n Roll!

WVMP is the only radio station with real vampires, who know their musical era inside and out because they
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Dec 06, 2008
Grave Goods (Mistress of the Art of Death, #3)
Really like this series. This is the third book. Start with the first as the characters grow over the course of the books.

Set in the late 12th Centur
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Sep 12, 2009
Paul McCartney
I've never read any other McCartney or Beatles-related biography or memoir, so I can't really speak to the accuracy of this one. But still, for me, th ...more
Jun 05, 2011
Jun 05, 2011
I listened to this memoir (more memoir than auto-biography) as an audiobook. It has 3 narrators – it starts with Keith Richards reading the intro, the ...more
Apr 2011
May 20, 2011
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