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Secondhand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1)
3.89
really liked it
The Five W's of the Cozy Mystery Review

Who is the protagonist?
Lily Ivory, practicing witch and shopkeeper of "Aunt Cora's Closet", a vintage clothing
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Dec 28, 2011
Dec 06, 2011
 
The Matchmaker
3.81
did not like it
I really, really enjoy Elin Hilderbrand's books, but this one was just SO AWFUL for many, many reasons. The names are just ridiculous, and listening o ...more
Jan 24, 2015
Jan 13, 2015
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.25
it was amazing
There is a reason why pretty much every single high school student in the United States reads this in school. As a teacher, I see them enter my classr ...more
not set
Aug 08, 2008
 
The Gargoyle
3.96
it was amazing
I haven't read a book this powerful in quite some time, and I really enjoyed the story. I cannot begin to imagine the amount of research that went int ...more
Jan 31, 2009
Oct 19, 2008
 
Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook
3.98
it was amazing
I decided to make the leap into veganism in July 2011 after reading several books about the diet's benefits and I have never felt better. I once could ...more
not set
Jun 02, 2011
 
And Then There Were None
4.23
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Also published as Ten Little Indians, my first experience with an Agatha Christie novel was incredible. I didn't know what to expect ...more
Feb 10, 2009
Jan 24, 2009
 
The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning
3.83
it was amazing
***Note: You do not have to be vegan to enjoy and appreciate this book!***

The Kind Diet was the second book I read before going from a hard-core meat/
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Aug 27, 2014
Jul 26, 2014
 
The Help
4.45
it was amazing
This book was well worth the wait; the story was incredible, the relationships between the women fantastic, and the history sad. I would recommend thi ...more
Feb 02, 2010
Jun 28, 2009
 
Written on the Body
4.08
it was amazing
Another incredible love story. Is the narrator a male or a female? Does it even matter when a love is this strong? We read this for one of my English ...more
Jan 1999
Aug 19, 2008
 
Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar: 100 Dairy-Free Recipes for Everyone's Favorite Treats
4.22
it was amazing
I decided to make the leap into veganism in July 2011 after reading several books about the diet's benefits and I have never felt better. I once could ...more
not set
Jun 02, 2011
 
Like Mother, Like Daughter (Gilmore Girls, #1)
3.77
it was ok
As a huge fan of Gilmore Girls, I was excited to find that I could get even more of the absolute best mother/daughter combo on television in book form ...more
Apr 23, 2010
Nov 15, 2009
 
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
4.55
it was amazing
I have to admit, as someone leery of the fantasy/sci-fi genre, I picked up this book for my reading group with great trepidation. While it took me abo ...more
Feb 09, 2011
Dec 11, 2010
 
Vegan Express
3.81
liked it
I have been going nuts with the vegan cookbooks since switching to this lifestyle in June, so I feel like I have explored my fair share. That being sa ...more
Nov 29, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
 
Without You
3.97
really liked it
I love Rent and I love Anthony Rapp. I just saw the show for the umpteenth time because he toured with Adam Pascal. I first saw the show in NYC, but t ...more
Feb 05, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
 
Monkeewrench (Monkeewrench, #1)
4.11
it was amazing
Another great mystery recommendation from our book group! This is a hard thriller/mystery to put down, so I suggest reading it on a weekend unless you ...more
Mar 12, 2009
Jan 31, 2009
 
The Cellist of Sarajevo
4.02
it was amazing
Wow. This is one of those rare books that is so powerful and so moving that you can only read it in bits at a time. War-torn Sarajevo is the backdrop ...more
Jul 20, 2010
May 14, 2010
 
The Tailor's Daughter
3.67
really liked it
This novel took me FOREVER to read, and I often didn't look forward to picking it up; however, when I had large chunks of time to read I found myself ...more
Dec 22, 2009
Dec 03, 2009
 
The Book Thief
4.36
it was amazing
This could have simply been another novel about the Holocaust, but instead, Zusak spun an incredible tale of one of the world's most horrifying period ...more
Nov 08, 2009
Aug 08, 2008
 
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1)
3.74
it was ok
I don't know what it was about this book, but I could not get into the story at all. I didn't have any vested interest in the characters, and the jour ...more
Feb 24, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
 
Mind Over Murder (Raven's Nest, #1)
3.38
it was ok
The cover really sucked me into checking this cozy out of the library, and I generally love cozies that take place in book stores or libraries, but th ...more
Dec 06, 2011
Dec 06, 2011
 
Women of the Silk
3.94
it was amazing
One of my students recommended this to me as one of her favorites, and I enjoyed it as well. It reminded me a little of one of my summer reads "The Bl ...more
Oct 2008
Aug 10, 2008
 
Great Books for Every Book Lover: 2002 Great Reading Suggestions for the Discriminating Bibliophile
3.74
it was amazing
I love books about books, and what makes this one stand out is that it had many titles that I did not recognize. So many of these types of books have ...more
Dec 03, 2009
Dec 02, 2009
 
The Princess Bride
4.25
it was amazing
I loved, loved, loved this story of Buttercup and Westley. I have seen the fabulously cast movie a hundred times and read the book once a LONG time ag ...more
Jan 18, 2010
Dec 06, 2009
 
The Blood of Flowers
3.95
it was amazing
This is the first book in several months that I was really unable to put down. The story was unlike anything I have read in the past, and I enjoyed le ...more
Aug 17, 2008
Aug 10, 2008
 
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
3.86
liked it
Note to self: Never, ever, ever go hiking in the Amazon.
Aug 24, 2010
Dec 04, 2009
 
Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day
3.75
it was amazing
A delayed review, thanks to a career change right in the middle of attempting to read a pile of books from NetGalley!

I followed the suggestion put for
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Jul 27, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
 
Alice I Have Been
3.64
it was amazing
I loved this two-part historical fiction story of the Alice who inspired the tale of Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. In part one, the reader gets a sense ...more
Feb 17, 2010
Jan 08, 2010
 
The Haunting of Hill House
3.89
it was amazing
I read this book several years ago, but I enjoyed it much more on its second reading. I particularly enjoyed this edition with its fantastic introduct ...more
Oct 2009
Aug 22, 2008
 
Cancer Vixen
3.71
it was amazing
I have read several graphic novels in the past year, and many of them have been memoirs. This story, about a fabulous New York cartoonist who dons equ ...more
Dec 10, 2009
May 29, 2009
 
Bookmarked For Death (Booktown Mystery, #2)
3.82
really liked it
Last year I didn't even really read mystery novels, now I have read many and have even branched into the "cozy mystery" genre.

I particularly enjoy th
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Apr 11, 2010
Mar 07, 2010
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