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The Cookbook Collector
I was looking forward to listening to Allegra Goodman’s newest effort even though I was not a big fan of her last book “Intuition.” While I think the...more
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Aug 23, 2010
Sisterhood Everlasting
What was I thinking? Why did I bother? Okay, I know why. I tend to do better with audiobooks that require less concentration and offer an engaging sto...more
Jun 26, 2011
Jun 21, 2011
The Peach Keeper
I guess the only thing more predictable than this book was my reaction to it. Once again I let myself be fooled by a high goodreads rating despite the...more
Apr 14, 2011
Apr 06, 2011
Night Road

I know I probably didn't give this enough of a chance. Maybe it would have gotten better. But the other aud...more
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Feb 03, 2013
The Weird Sisters
We were three sisters who wanted to write a story that was different from any other. Or even if it was a cliché, at least we could make it seem differ...more
May 25, 2011
May 19, 2011
The Twentieth Wife (Taj Mahal Trilogy, #1)
If you like Philippa Gregory and her genre of Harlequin romance-cum-historical fiction, there’s a good possibility you’ll like this book. Personally,...more
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Aug 27, 2009
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
My review from Amazon (back in the days before I discovered goodreads!) -- I read this several years ago, but felt compelled to start a literary argum...more
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Mar 25, 2007
Me Before You
This book kind of crept up on me.

Based on the reviews I was expecting, and mostly received, a Disney-meets-chick-lit novel where a young woman (Louisa...more
May 21, 2013
May 18, 2013
A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)
It's telling when most of the popular goodreads reviews of this book, positive as well as negative, contain some sort of disclaimer about needing to c...more
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Feb 03, 2010
I had an odd reaction to this book. I have so many criticisms, and yet I found it surprisingly engaging in spite of its flaws. I wouldn't quite give i...more
May 02, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat
This was really almost a three.

Yeah, I know -- it's the same chicklit people keep writing over and over. Three middle-aged women are friends, and betw...more
Jun 27, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
My goodreads challenge is making me feel guilty about all my unfinished books (how will I ever reach 100 books this year if I keep giving up on what I...more
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Jan 27, 2011
Savannah Blues
This is probably a 3-star book, but I actually liked it enough to give it four.

In fairness, I should say that there were a few things working in this...more
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Jun 14, 2010
Through a Glass Darkly
After some grappling and soul-searching, I have finally decided not to finish this book. As Karen said in her review, there's nothing wrong with indul...more
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May 18, 2008
The School of Essential Ingredients
I have read way, way too many books like this. Several random individuals end up meeting regularly (in this case for a cooking class) and gradually bo...more
Jul 07, 2011
Jul 06, 2011
The premise sounded great -- exploring the dynamics of a family with a well-intentioned but intrusive and domineering mother-in-law, the two daughters...more
Aug 11, 2013
Aug 05, 2013
The Husband's Secret
Well, this is going to be one of those times that my sister and I really disagree about a book. Maybe it was because I listened to it on audio rather...more
Dec 08, 2013
Oct 07, 2013
Friday Nights
Six women form a sisterhood of sorts, meeting every Friday night. Four of them are almost interchangeable except for their circumstances; two are simp...more
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Jan 20, 2010
Four Mothers: A Novel
This doesn’t really merit a summary, but here it is – five generations of women suffer a curse which results in their being abandoned by their husband...more
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Jan 09, 2010
The Devil Wears Prada
So I finally saw this movie, and I thought I'd share the experience with my goodreads friends, who I'm sure are dying to hear from me!

Basically, I wil...more
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Sep 19, 2007
The Island
This is a solid three-star chick lit book. And I mean that in the nicest way.

I find that, with chick lit, sometimes it's about timing. If I've felt ta...more
Jan 10, 2014
Dec 29, 2013
Visible City
This book read like a series of writing exercises that someone with writer's block might have executed in an attempt to get their juices flowing. Put...more
May 30, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
Girls of Riyadh
In the words of one goodreads reviewer, this book is basically "Sex in the City" meets the Middle East. This juvenile book follows four young Saudi wo...more
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Mar 22, 2008
These Is My Words (Sarah Agnes Prine, #1)
In the words of a goodreads friend of mine, this book was "a very strong 3 stars." I was actually inclined toward four stars at several points, becaus...more
Jan 23, 2014
Jan 18, 2014
Ladies' Night
Once again, a reluctant three. 'Cause let's be honest -- a lot of this book was really dumb. Silly and over the top. And it also went on way too long;...more
Feb 04, 2014
Jan 29, 2014
Unravelled: Life as a Mother
A book club friend lent this to me. It's interesting, but pretty heavy. I see that I was right for rejecting her first book, "Hannah's Gift," as too p...more
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May 12, 2007
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1)
Eh. Somehow I don't seem to have loved this as much as everyone else did. I'll round the stars up for effort, though, and for the fact that statistica...more
Oct 14, 2013
Oct 13, 2013
The Village Bride of Beverly Hills
I should probably be embarrassed, but I happen to be in a chick lit mood right now and I was excited to see this at Sefer v'Sefel because I actually l...more
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Apr 26, 2007
This was very much standard chick lit, with nothing special to recommend it in my opinion. I was curious about Mlynowski because she seemed to get rav...more
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May 26, 2007
Belong to Me
I know, I know, why would I even bother with the sequel when the prequel annoyed me so? Uh, it was sitting on my shelf, I was going on vacation, I nee...more
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Aug 06, 2009
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