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Still Alice
it was amazing
Lisa Genova has earned her stripes and proven her skill with the well-researched masterpiece that is Still Alice.

However, this book confirmed for me
Apr 28, 2010
Sep 03, 2009
The Life of Our Lord: Written for His Children During the Years 1846 to 1849
it was amazing
I've heard that critics hated this book, and I'm not at all surprised. This book should not be stacked up against Dickens' other works of art. It was ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 07, 2009
Recovering Charles
it was ok
I truly appreciated a first-hand look at post-Katrina, New Orleans, without the biased, self-serving spin of the media or political figures. The story ...more
Oct 2008
Oct 02, 2008
It's Okay to Take a Nap and Other Reassuring Truths for Mothers Everywhere
liked it
This book was written for typical L.D.S. women working or not, married or not, with or without children. I appreciate that it reaches out to a broad a ...more
May 2009
Jun 15, 2009
In Cold Blood
it was amazing
This book is insanely well written, a masterpiece. Without deviating from the time line, Capote kind of spirals us around and down through events in i ...more
Oct 2003
May 12, 2009
Wikis For Dummies
liked it
This is great! I really had no idea about wikis until I read this book. I love the idea of an evolving group project. Wiki's by nature invite everyone ...more
Sep 2009
Oct 19, 2009
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I was sucked in immediately. I always appreciate a strong female character. I loved the relationships between her and the other char ...more
Jul 20, 2009
Jul 21, 2009
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
really liked it
I REALLY liked this book! Well-developed characters, great plot twists, amazing settings that don't get in the way of the story. This is turning out t ...more
Sep 09, 2009
Sep 05, 2009
Mansfield Park
it was amazing
By far, one of my favorites by Jane. S&S and P&P get so much attention, but this book is a must-read for anyone who loves this style of lit.
not set
Sep 04, 2008
Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
really liked it
My father worked for Morton-Thiokol at the time of the Challenger disaster. While he hasn't read this book yet, he says that this is the person he tru ...more
May 2009
May 13, 2009
Merlin's Charge
it was ok
While on a grail quest, accompanied by various tired and forgettable characters, a horny, pessimistic Merlin does his best to jade an adolescent, and ...more
Mar 02, 2010
Jan 29, 2010
The Love Comes Softly: Love's Abiding Joy/Love's Long Journey/Love's Enduring Promise/Love Comes Softly (Book 1-4)
liked it
Don't get totally hung up on the predictable plot lines. There's real value woven throughout. Many books lack substance behind romance. This series ou ...more
Jan 1993
Jun 01, 2009
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)
really liked it
This was a total guilty pleasure for me. The story is pretty fluffy. The entire plot revolves around the love story. Seriously, this book is one step ...more
Apr 10, 2010
Apr 15, 2010
The Portrait of a Lady
liked it
This book proves that Henry James is a master at fleshing-out characters and weaving relationships. Each individual was so well-developed they felt mo ...more
Jan 18, 2010
Sep 04, 2008
The Book Thief
it was amazing
Holy cow. I love this book!

The narrator is a compassionate and over-worked Death, minus the scythe, who takes mental mini-vacations by observing the
Jan 28, 2010
Oct 08, 2008
Water for Elephants
liked it
This book was a little too gritty for me, but I recognize that I'm far more sensitive about public display of sexuality than most. I understand that s ...more
Feb 17, 2010
May 19, 2009
In My Enemy's House
did not like it
**spoiler alert** It was like reading an outline! Nothing was fleshed out at all. I appreciate when a writer describes the situation so well that you ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 04, 2009
The Host (The Host, #1)
it was amazing
I'm adding this book to my top 10 favorite books of all time. She got it dead on in this book. In fact this is SM at her very best. The characters in ...more
Sep 12, 2008
Sep 04, 2008
Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites (Tennis Shoes, #1)
liked it
This was a fun read. I can see why my siblings loved this so much in jr. high. It's great for that age. My favorite thing about this book is that it i ...more
May 2010
May 19, 2010
The Scarlet Pimpernel
liked it
**spoiler alert** This was a fun read. I liked it very much, but I wished we could have seen into to character of Sir Blakeny and been in on the decep ...more
Sep 2009
Oct 06, 2009
Happily Forever After
really liked it
This is chuck full of brilliant advise for LDS couples who want serious help or simple advise for strengthening their marriages. Kim Nelson does an aw ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 23, 2009
The Twitter Book
liked it
It's short! Woo-hoo! All kinds of good info packed into a coffee-table style book. Tons of great illustrations and links too. I had no idea what Twitt ...more
Nov 2009
Nov 18, 2009
Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary (Fablehaven, #4)
really liked it
I loved that this was a page turner, without completely disrupting my life the way many books can. The story was rich and fully developed, but it didn ...more
Mar 2009
Apr 02, 2009
Through My Eyes
it was amazing
If only we all had courage like this! Little Ruby is inspirational, and steps up to an enormous challenge. Instead of being a victim, she makes the be ...more
Oct 2003
Jun 04, 2009
A Farewell To Arms
it was ok
I think I read this book at the wrong time in my life. (I was in high school) I just couldn't relate to anything in the story. Obviously this book hol ...more
Jan 1995
Oct 15, 2009
The Hero and the Crown (Damar, #2)
it was amazing
This book is wonderful for girls that don’t quite fit in with the rest of the crowd. A large, clumsy girl finds things to value about herself. She has ...more
Feb 2004
Jun 04, 2009
Something Wicked This Way Comes (Green Town, #2)
really liked it
I read this in 8th or 9th grade and absolutely LOVED it (I only rate it four stars, because I haven't read it recently). It was one of the first dark ...more
Jan 1994
Apr 27, 2011
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and The Endurance
it was amazing
This story is true, and yet so difficult to believe. This was very well-written and inspiring. It made me truly grateful for an inspiring hero, Captai ...more
Jan 2003
Jun 04, 2009
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
liked it
It was a fun little visit to a world that I've missed in the last year. "Babbity Rabbity" was great, but I loved "the Warlock's Hairy Heart." I may ac ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 31, 2008
The Help
really liked it
It was good to hear--from an inside perspective--about life in the South during the 1960's. I've held on to all kinds of questions about that culture ...more
May 03, 2010
May 05, 2010
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