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First of all, I need to say that I liked the story. I liked Sloane, I liked Derek, I liked their backstory, I liked the concept of the kidnappings. Th ...more
Jul 12, 2008
Jun 30, 2008
The Friday Night Knitting Club (Friday Night Knitting Club, #1)
I don’t usually find myself picking books from the “chick lit” genre, but I read this for my initial foray into Books-a-Million’s book clubs. I liked ...more
Mar 24, 2008
Mar 20, 2008
Skipping Christmas
I picked this up as a quick, Christmas-related read, mostly because it was so short I knew I could knock it out in a few hours. If you take it for wha ...more
Dec 07, 2008
Dec 06, 2008
Full Tilt (Full #2)
I thought this was a great read (and listen). If there’s one thing Janet Evanovich has a knack for, it’s colorful, interesting characters, and there’s ...more
Jul 17, 2008
Jul 12, 2008
Innocent in Death (In Death, #24)
You’d think this series would start to get stale after 24 books, but I think this is one of the best ones yet. There’s a bit of a crisis in Eve and Ro ...more
Jan 2008
Feb 01, 2008
Sharp Teeth
Wow, am I glad the front of this caught my eye at the library. I wasn’t sure what to expect from it, between the graphic novel comparisons and free ve ...more
Jun 18, 2008
Jun 15, 2008
Plum Lucky (Stephanie Plum #13.5)
It was time to pick up this book (or rather, load it on to my mp3 player) because I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of Fearless Fourteen and didn’t ...more
Jun 21, 2008
Jun 18, 2008
Degree of Guilt (Christopher Paget, #2)
There’s a blurb on the front of this book that says it’s “compulsively readable”. That’s no lie. Every time I picked up this book, I had a hard time p ...more
Oct 26, 2008
Jul 21, 2008
Déjà Dead (Temperance Brennan, #1)
I’m a fan of the tv show Bones, and have had this series recommended to me numerous times, so I was looking forward to this book! I already knew that ...more
Nov 28, 2008
Jul 21, 2008
Dead Aim (Eve Duncan, 6)
While not technically part of a series, this book contains some characters that are parts of Johansen’s other series/books: John Logan, Sarah and Mont ...more
Jan 31, 2008
Feb 01, 2008
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1)
I wasn’t sure I was going to like this. I’d just finished listening to Before I Wake and lamenting about how nice everyone was, and now I’m going to l ...more
Oct 13, 2008
Oct 07, 2008
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
I won’t be really reviewing these books I read for the Daring Book Challenge, because I feel funny reviewing books that are older than I am (this was ...more
Oct 07, 2008
Sep 28, 2008
Dance with the Devil (Dark-Hunter, #3)
I wasn’t expecting to like this installment in the series, mostly because Zarek is not the most charming of Dark-Hunters. I was pleasantly surprised! ...more
Sep 28, 2008
Jul 21, 2008
Before I Wake
This is my second foray into Christian (or “inspirational”) fiction in the last couple of months, which is unusual for me. In this case, I liked the s ...more
Oct 07, 2008
Sep 28, 2008
The Good, the Bad, and the Undead (The Hollows, #2)
Man oh man, I like this series. I really hated for this one to end! I like Rachel, even if she tends to be bull-headed and downright stupid sometimes. ...more
Aug 07, 2008
Jul 29, 2008
The first emotion this book invoked in me was nostalgia… It actually made me miss my own college creative writing class. I want to know the rest of Pr ...more
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Sep 28, 2008
Last Known Victim (Stacy Killian, #3)
This was my first Erica Spindler book, and I think I’ve found a new author! The suspense is good, the characters are believable, and she does a great ...more
Sep 28, 2008
Aug 23, 2008
Foul Play
This was just a quick listen (only 4 discs), but it was a cute little romance story, peppered with the quirky humor that Evanovich does so well in her ...more
Dec 22, 2008
Dec 16, 2008
I'm Watching You
This book is set in Richmond, VA, and I always get a little extra thrill when I read something that’s set in a place I am familiar with. It’s like I’m ...more
Oct 07, 2008
Oct 07, 2008
Exit Music (Inspector Rebus, #17)
In this, what is supposed to be the last book in the Inspector Rebus series, Rebus is in the last two weeks before retirement. Now, I’ve only read one ...more
Apr 08, 2008
Mar 27, 2008
Living with the Truth
Admittedly, this isn’t my usual type of book as I’m not much into philosophy and allegorical fiction. It started out well for me, but about 3/4 of the ...more
Nov 03, 2008
Oct 26, 2008
The Death of Vishnu
This was an unusual book, but good. Being only marginally familiar with Indian culture, there were things that seemed strange to me, like the whole co ...more
Mar 11, 2008
Mar 07, 2008
The Handmaid's Tale
I was a little frightened of reading this book. I’m not a big fan of dystopian fiction, and I was afraid it was going to be too over-the-top, too unbe ...more
Nov 07, 2008
Nov 03, 2008
Undead and Unwed (Undead, #1)
This book is a mix of paranormal and chick lit, so if you don’t like either genre you need to avoid it like a vampire avoids garlic. Oops, sorry about ...more
Aug 24, 2008
Aug 14, 2008
Midnight Bayou
I really liked this one, even though it’s much heavier on romance than it is on suspense. I liked Declan a lot. I think I could appreciate his obsessi ...more
Mar 20, 2008
Mar 16, 2008
This was your run-of-the-mill Nora Roberts romantic suspense. The science behind the authentication of the art made for an interesting backdrop. The o ...more
Jul 29, 2008
Jul 21, 2008
Nineteen Minutes
This was a completely different read for me than it would have been before April 16, 2007, since I live in a community that has experienced one of the ...more
Feb 07, 2008
Feb 01, 2008
The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain #1)
I thought this was a great story that actually made me quite nostalgic. One of the first computer games I played extensively was Sierra’s The Black Ca ...more
Nov 17, 2008
Nov 07, 2008
A Thousand Splendid Suns
As good as The Kite Runner was, this was even better. I’m not sure the book description really serves it justice, because I almost didn’t listen to it ...more
Apr 22, 2008
Apr 08, 2008
Beautiful Lies (Ridley Jones #1)
I liked this a lot. It starts out with a glimpse into the past and a glimpse into the future that are just enough to whet your appetite and start you ...more
Jun 24, 2008
Mar 04, 2008
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