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Decision Points
3.77
it was amazing
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
4.03
did not like it
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)
4.32
it was amazing
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
 
A Turn in the Road (Blossom Street, #8)
4.07
it was ok
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
 
Reunion in Death (In Death, #14)
4.32
it was amazing
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
 
Back When We Were Grownups
3.50
did not like it
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
 
A Century of Wisdom: Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the World's Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor
3.81
liked it
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
 
Surviving the Death of a Sibling: Living Through Grief When an Adult Brother or Sister Dies
4.24
it was amazing
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
 
The Treasure Principle: Unlocking the Secret of Joyful Giving
4.11
did not like it
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
not set
Jan 14, 2010
 
The Wildwater Walking Club
3.53
it was ok
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
not set
Nov 30, 2010
 
The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest's Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews
4.21
it was amazing
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
...more
Oct 20, 2008
Oct 18, 2008
 
Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential
4.00
did not like it
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
not set
Aug 16, 2008
 
Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood
3.58
it was amazing
My God, someone knows exactly where I am in life and how I'm feeling. And, there's a name for it...which means I'm not the only one. It's got a name, ...more
Dec 06, 2010
Nov 30, 2010
 
1022 Evergreen Place (Cedar Cove, #10)
4.10
it was ok
While I don't like this series as well as I do the Blossom Street series, I have read all of it and enjoyed it. But this book was a disappointment. It ...more
Jul 10, 2011
Jul 16, 2011
 
I Will Bear Witness, Vol 1: A Diary of the Nazi Years 1933-41
4.22
it was amazing
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
 
Then Again
3.39
really liked it
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
 
Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger: Moving from Affluence to Generosity
4.04
liked it
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
not set
Jul 26, 2008
 
Life
3.84
really liked it
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
 
The Season of Second Chances
3.40
really liked it
This is a beautifully written, character-driven literary novel (not chick-lit). The main character is a “nearly 50” single professor of literature. Af ...more
Jun 11, 2011
Jun 05, 2011
 
Having Our Say: The Delany Sister's First 100 Years
4.14
it was amazing
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
 
Fantasy in Death (In Death, #30)
4.25
really liked it
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
 
Hellspark
4.44
it was amazing
I've loved this book a long time, and have re-read it many times. It stays fresh for me. It's a very good first contact science fiction mystery. The c ...more
Jan 1988
Jul 30, 2008
 
It's All About Him: Finding the Love of My Life
3.92
liked it
I debated between giving it two stars or three, but it's better than okay even if the writing is a bit simplistic sometimes. It feels real & groun ...more
not set
Nov 16, 2008
 
Spellwright (Spellwright, #1)
3.61
liked it
I wish Goodreads had half stars, I would give the book 3 stars.

I wanted to love it but I couldn’t quite get there. I understand that it’s the author
...more
Jul 13, 2011
Jun 05, 2011
 
About Grief: Insights, Setbacks, Grace Notes, Taboos
4.22
it was amazing
An excellent, down-to-earth, practical, compassionate book about grieving. It is greatly comforting. I like the light touch of humor used; there are e ...more
Dec 06, 2010
Jan 08, 2011
 
Riding the Dragon: 10 Lessons for Inner Strength in Challenging Times
3.81
really liked it
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
 
A Journey: My Political Life
3.46
did not like it
This is one of the very few autobiographies I just couldn't finish. I LIKE autobiographies -- and political ones are usually good as they give me behi ...more
Apr 2011
May 20, 2011
 
White House Diary
3.76
liked it
I listened to this as an audio book. President Carter's latest book, White House Diary, is a look into the daily operations of the White House and his ...more
Feb 14, 2012
Dec 07, 2011
 
When a Brother or a Sister Dies
3.75
it was amazing
My younger brother died suddenly less than two months ago. I have been reading books on grief since then to try to deal with the overwhelming grief an ...more
Sep 12, 2010
Sep 19, 2010
 
Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture
3.98
it was amazing
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
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