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Mary Poppins
4.05
it was ok
The saving grace of this book, for me, was that it was the basis of a wonderful musical by Disney. I didn't enjoy the book at all. I was surprised at ...more
May 30, 2010
May 30, 2010
 
While Beauty Slept
3.75
it was amazing
A beautifully told story. I was captivated from beginning to end. The characters were charming and the story had interesting twists and turns to it. I ...more
Mar 20, 2015
Mar 19, 2015
 
All-of-a-Kind Family (All-of-a-Kind Family, #1)
4.23
it was amazing
Very cute and easy read. The characters are charming and it was interesting to take a peak into the life of this sweet Jewish family of the early 1900 ...more
Mar 2015
Mar 01, 2015
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.24
it was amazing
I'm not even sure how many times I've read this book, but this is the second time this year, at least. My favorite book of all time.
Oct 10, 2016
Oct 07, 2008
 
Ask the Dust (Arturo Bandini, #3)
4.14
really liked it
The writing was so beautiful and the characters were so real. Although I can't say the realness of them made me like them much. It was a book to suffe ...more
Mar 11, 2015
Mar 11, 2015
 
The Book Thief
4.36
it was ok
This book was a struggle to finish. It just dragged on forever and then ending didn't satisfy me. The story was interesting and the characters were pr ...more
Aug 31, 2014
Aug 22, 2014
 
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
3.98
liked it
I have read very little about the Japanese camps during the war and this little glimpse was pretty shocking to me. It is sad to have that in American ...more
Jun 30, 2011
May 19, 2011
 
The Invisible Id
4.57
it was amazing
This book was not easily put down, and I finished it all in one day. It was an exciting adventure and a very cool self help book all in one. The chara ...more
May 11, 2016
May 16, 2016
 
Blackmoore
4.17
it was amazing
While I was hoping to find a second book for the characters in Edenbrooke, I reluctantly started this book, by the same author, with a whole new set o ...more
Jan 02, 2016
Jan 09, 2016
 
Mansfield Park
3.83
liked it
I think this is my third reading of the book. although still not one of my favorite Jane Austin books, I looked it a little better than I remembered l ...more
Feb 20, 2015
Oct 07, 2008
 
Life of Pi
3.88
liked it
I'm not really sure if I liked this book or not. It was one I didn't mind reading but it was also just plain odd. It was a strange book for sure and I ...more
Aug 12, 2014
Jul 15, 2009
 
The Devil Wears Prada (The Devil Wears Prada, #1)
3.70
liked it
Just a warning about my review, I read the book, not so much from a fun fiction standpoint, as a philosophical one. Aside from all the obnoxious swear ...more
Nov 05, 2011
Nov 05, 2011
 
Becoming Isaac: The Next Potter of Niederbipp (Remembering Isaac, #3)
3.93
it was amazing
As I came to the end of the series, I feel like there has been a shift in some of my perspectives. The truths offered within the stories throughout th ...more
Feb 06, 2011
Feb 06, 2011
 
Fairest
3.86
it was amazing
One of my new all time favorite books. I liked it even better than Ella Enchanted. It is the Snow White fairytale done right. Great characters and exc ...more
Oct 02, 2016
Aug 18, 2009
 
The Greatest Salesman in the World
4.19
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I'm not a fan of this one. It started out great. It was nice to have a self help book set as an interesting fiction story. It was a ...more
Mar 10, 2009
Mar 12, 2009
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.12
really liked it
I haven't enjoyed a book this much in a long time. At first, the letter form almost scared me off, but I ended up enjoying the letter format and felt ...more
Sep 20, 2012
Aug 21, 2010
 
Out of My Mind
4.37
really liked it
This book definitely gave an interesting perspective to read from. I thought it was pretty realistic the way people reacted to her also. I think it is ...more
Mar 21, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
The Red Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #3)
3.74
really liked it
My library had a cute little display with a bunch of books wrapped in white paper and only the genre listed on the outside. The idea was to check one ...more
Feb 07, 2013
Feb 07, 2013
 
Darcy's Story
3.40
really liked it
While it definitely doesn't amount to Jane Austen's ability to set up the characters, the book was well done. I would assume when you read it that you ...more
Oct 09, 2009
Oct 09, 2009
 
Edenbrooke (Edenbrooke, #1)
4.34
it was amazing
While the language is not quite as sophisticated as Jane Austen, this definitely hit the spot for that kind of book. I read it in a day and I thought ...more
Jan 2016
Feb 15, 2013
 
Discovering Isaac: The Beloved Potter of Niederbipp (Remembering Isaac, #2)
3.89
really liked it
This book definitely had an exciting beginning. It's amazing how much book the author fit into such a short time period for the characters. From readi ...more
Feb 04, 2011
Feb 06, 2011
 
Fablehaven (Fablehaven, #1)
4.08
really liked it
Fablehaven is quite the imaginative book. I enjoyed the storyline and the characters were inventive. I couldn't help but be completely annoyed with Se ...more
Jun 07, 2011
Jun 07, 2011
 
Delicious!
3.74
liked it
It was a wonderful book for quite awhile. I especially loved the foody angle of it. There were endearing characters, a fun story, a bit of mystery.... ...more
Mar 13, 2015
Mar 14, 2015
 
The Cookbook Collector
3.31
it was ok
I was hoping to find a fun new fiction author to read but this wasn't it. The book had some interesting characters and plot lines but there were so ma ...more
May 24, 2011
May 31, 2011
 
Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary (Fablehaven, #4)
4.35
liked it
The author has definitely made a lot of progress in his writing by this one. The story was amazing and it was a very exciting book. I have to question ...more
Jun 14, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
 
Mr. Monk on the Couch (Mr. Monk, #12)
3.99
it was ok
As much as I've enjoyed reading the "Monk" book series, this most recent one is only getting 2 stars. This is the second book that Goldberg has put ou ...more
Jun 24, 2011
Jun 02, 2011
 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.44
really liked it
I just can't get over how imaginative this book is and how many subtle truths it has in it. I enjoyed the series as much the 4th time as the 1st time.
Aug 10, 2011
Oct 07, 2008
 
Always to Remember, Never to Forget Shantewa: A Novel
3.50
really liked it
I read this books several times as a teenager. It has a little of the flavor of a Jack Weyland novel. It is a sweet story of romance and triumph.
not set
Jul 16, 2009
 
Sarah (Women of Genesis, #1)
3.87
liked it
This is my first Orson Scott Card book and I think he is a great writer and had a great storyline. However, I didn't like how he portrayed these bibli ...more
Sep 18, 2009
Sep 17, 2009
 
Gemini
3.66
liked it
This was almost a good book. It had all the makings of a good book. It just got so messy. Too much drama and complication. It was hard to even get the ...more
Feb 11, 2015
Feb 10, 2015
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