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The Black Tulip
I have read this several times. I love the complexity of it, as well as it's simplicity.

If you are into love stories - this has a great one - of loya...more
Jan 2011
Sep 15, 2008
In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith
After years of ignoring the history of polygamy in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I decided to learn about it. The more I learn, the...more
Aug 03, 2011
Jul 24, 2011
Fevre Dream
"The main thing is that poetry is pretty. The way the words fit together, the rhythms, the pictures they paint. Poems are pleasant when said aloud. Th...more
Jul 2012
Aug 17, 2012
This was a fun little read. I enjoyed it, on the recommendation of my 9 year old daughter.

> "I wrote the copyright notice for a comic called "The B...more
Jul 2011
Aug 03, 2011
Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)
I adore "fantasy-horror" stories. Shape-shifters, werewolves, and vampires? Yes, please. I'm a hardcore fan of such delightfulness - as long as its go...more
Feb 2012
Mar 09, 2012
The Wind in the Willows
I loved, and was disappointed by this book.

I've been familiar with the basic story for years; however, I hadn't read it. I've decided to start filling...more
Jun 2009
Jul 15, 2009
So I'm a Double Threat (Double Threat, #1)
First off, I've got to say: I would never have read past the first chapter if this wasn't written by a friend of my husband. High school drama - inclu...more
Jun 05, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
Letter to a Christian Nation
>>> “I know of no society in human history that ever suffered because its people became too desirous of evidence in support of their core bel...more
Oct 2012
Nov 08, 2012
Blackest Night
>>>before this mine for Blackest Night: Green Lantern....

Okay. Confession: I misunderstood the order of the graphic novels and...more
Jan 10, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
Green Lantern, Vol. 9: Blackest Night
Every comic-bookian, but me, has already read this. I've been hearing about Blackest Night for a long time now. And not just hearing about it...but he...more
Jan 2012
Jan 09, 2012
Haunted (Women of the Otherworld #5)
Eve: "My gaze slid back to the praying inmate. I'd never been what you call a religious person. I've even been known to be somewhat disparaging of fai...more
Mar 2012
Mar 19, 2012
No Humans Involved (Women of the Otherworld #7)
"They say that if you scratch a cynic, you'll find a disappointed idealist underneath...As a child, I devoured stories of witches, vampires, werewolve...more
Mar 2012
Mar 19, 2012
Stolen (Women of the Otherworld #2)
"Try singing it again and see what happens," Paige said.

Adam's grin broadened. "What are you going to do, turn me into a toad?"

Paige pretended not to...more
Mar 2012
Mar 19, 2012
Before I Fall
"Maybe that's why I decide to take Izzy there...I want to see if it's still the same at all, or if I am. It's important to me, for some reason...So I...more
May 30, 2012
May 30, 2012
The Graveyard Book
Mistress Owens asked, "Do you know what you are going to do now?"
"See the world," said Bod. "Get into trouble. Get out of trouble again. Visit jungles...more
Jan 2013
Jan 06, 2013
Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps, Vol. 2
Tangential tales...that I would have been sad to have missed.

I know that some were less than impressed With the Flash/Rogues story arc...but, I enjoye...more
Jan 2012
Jan 11, 2012
Beauty and the Beast
I am a lifelong fan of fairy tales and fables. I love them. I love reading the different versions. I love the whacked out comic book spin-offs. I love...more
Jul 2011
Jul 24, 2011
101 Things You Didn't Know About Jane Austen: The Truth about the World's Most Intriguing Romantic Literary Heroine
Why, on earth, do you love Jane Austen? It's all just cry, have tea, get married...blah, blah, blah. Is the common reaction I receive when others lear...more
Apr 15, 2009
Apr 03, 2009
The Book Thief
I liked this book...though I shouldn't have. I have got to stop reading books set in Europe in World War II. By their very definition they're going to...more
May 17, 2011
May 09, 2011
The Ice Dragon
I cannot write a better review than this excellent one written by my daughter:

"i love it! it's my all-time favorite book!i seriously just love it! it...more
Jun 2011
Jun 10, 2011
Rise Again (Rise Again #1)
I'm a sucker for good zombie flicks, zombie comics, and zombie tales. This one was absolutely, compellingly-entertaining. I literally couldn't stop re...more
Oct 2011
Oct 24, 2011
The Witching Hour (Lives of the Mayfair Witches, #1)
Pg63 “Christmas he never forgot. It was the one remnant of his religion which never left him, for he sensed behind it a great, shimmering history that...more
Jan 15, 2011
Jan 15, 2011
New X-Men Omnibus
i thought the art was just "all-right"
wasn't brilliant or beautiful, however, it wasn't that awful homogenous cartoon-y stuff either.

i found the writi...more
Sep 30, 2008
Sep 16, 2008
Bitten (Women of the Otherworld #1)
It's wonderfully refreshing to read a current-fantasy book...replete with werewolves, witches, and vampires...that is well-written. Excellent, interes...more
Mar 2012
Mar 19, 2012
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Ugh. I watched the movie - and loved the juxtaposition of the lives of the two women. I thought it was an interesting concept...and decided to read it...more
May 11, 2011
May 23, 2011
Dracula the Un-Dead
Written by Bram’s grandnephew, this book was a interesting sequel. I hated some parts. I hated their interpretation of how the heroes of “Dracula” wou...more
Jan 2011
Feb 01, 2011
DC Comics: The New 52
DC did a complete reboot of EVERYTHING. Now, when I heard they were doing this I admit I was not a happy fan. I'm already mentally and emotionally inv...more
Feb 2012
Feb 16, 2012
I'm only to chapter two...and i don't think i can do any more...

I've looked up other reviews...few like it. But, it's in a lot of "Best" lists. How do...more
Feb 2011
Feb 08, 2011
Ghosts, Apparitions and Poltergeists: An Exploration of the Supernatural Through History
I enjoy spooky stories. I particularly enjoyed the stories shared...which were later debunked and the fraud revealed. I don't mind stories shared with...more
Oct 2011
Oct 24, 2011
The Wicked Enchantment
I had this book when I was younger. I loved it and read it many times. It got lost in one of our moves and I haven't read it for years. I've been thin...more
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Jun 16, 2009
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