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Visions of Glory: One Man's Astonishing Account of the Last Days
3.86
I started out liking it. He had some interesting insights and perspectives. Then it got strange. I skimmed the second half because it was just too wei ...more
Dec 30, 2013
Dec 29, 2013
 
Night of the Living Deed (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #1)
3.81
This is not a scary ghost or zombie story. It is a mystery with a witty, funny main character. I loved her snarky attitude, her poignant evaluations o ...more
Dec 03, 2013
Dec 04, 2013
 
Small Move, Big Change: Using Microresolutions to Transform Your Life Permanently
3.85
This is a very simple, straight forward approach to helping yourself adopt better habits. People who are intuitively organized, self disciplined, good ...more
May 26, 2014
May 28, 2014
 
Out to Pasture: But Not over the Hill
3.70
I was looking through the library shelves for a Jacqueline Winspear book and this one, a few books away, jumped out at me. It looked cute, so I added ...more
Jan 19, 2014
Jan 22, 2014
 
Prophecy and Modern Times
4.10
After reading a rather un-credible book about the "last days", I went in search of something more trustworthy. I found this ancient little book on my ...more
Jan 10, 2014
Jan 13, 2014
 
The Greatest Salesman In The World
4.15
I read this through in a couple hours. It starts as a story, then has wisdom in the middle and then ends with the story. So, it is a quick read, howev ...more
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
 
Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss
4.12
I love this book. (I don't know how to add the revised edition as a separate book to my list of read books, so I will just write a review for both the ...more
May 09, 2014
Feb 22, 2012
 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.44
I really liked the first part about his youth and his running accomplishments. I was also fascinated by his survival experience out in the middle of t ...more
Jun 2013
Feb 20, 2013
 
Facing Your Giants
4.41
This was a great book. I super-extra-a lot loved his writing style! I have never been fond of David in the Bible (prepare for lightening to strike me! ...more
Jul 13, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
 
Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
3.77
This was a great book for motivational ideas on how to overcome procrastination. I just love the title. Now when I see a yucky task on my list I think ...more
Jul 20, 2014
Jul 24, 2014
 
Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)
3.90
Meh. I think this would be really enthralling for a 10 -12 year old, or for an older teen who has not read a lot of better literature. As a literature ...more
Oct 27, 2013
Oct 28, 2013
 
VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health . . . for Good
3.66
This was probably my favorite "how to" healthy eating book. I have read many others, and agreed with their ideals, but found their rigid guidelines ha ...more
Dec 29, 2013
Dec 29, 2013
 
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
3.51
I read this hoping to find a good representation of the steam punk genre. It is listed highly on the top 10 lists. At first it was quite engaging and ...more
not set
Oct 14, 2013
 
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
4.28
I don't know how to rate this book. One or four? One or four? Well, I'll just say three.

Why I would give it one star:
The language. I know that swearin
...more
Feb 09, 2013
Feb 01, 2013
 
Anthem
3.61
I read this because my high school child had to read it and wanted to talk about it. I would re-title the book RAnthem. The first part was a typical d ...more
Jan 26, 2013
Jan 28, 2013
 
Heavenly (Heavenly, #1)
3.81
Maybe I am just too old for teen drama/romance. I won't say that it was a lousy book, it just did not appeal to me. One peeve, although petty, is the ...more
Jan 2013
Jan 18, 2013
 
Ophelia
3.75
I read this because my 9th grade daughter did, and she wanted to discuss it. I'm pretty sure there was no swearing and although some romantic "stuff" ...more
Apr 04, 2014
Apr 01, 2014
 
The Ghost Bride
3.73
This is actually three and a half stars. The cover of the book was more alluring and mysterious than the book. I liked learning about the culture and ...more
Jan 03, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.03
Wow. This was an amazing glimpse into a world that I had never thought about. It was fascinating to learn about how all kinds of medical breakthroughs ...more
Jan 17, 2013
Dec 23, 2012
 
My Orange Duffel Bag: A Journey to Radical Change
3.67
This was a quick read. It is formatted like a scrap book -- pictures, text in little patches here and there on the page, doodles, ticket stubs, etc. I ...more
Jun 26, 2014
May 16, 2014
 
Brigham's Bees
3.77
I read Dark Angel first and loved it, so I had high expectations for this book. I did not know that this was his first novel, but it certainly showed ...more
Aug 26, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
 
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
4.15
DNF (Did Not Finish) A friend recommended this as historical fiction. Not hardly. Within the first few pages I realized it was a badly written, trashy ...more
not set
Jan 11, 2013
 
The Forgotten Garden
4.10
My poor old brain. This book was hard to get into. The chapters jump from London in 1900 to Brisbane in 2005 then to small English town in 1975 and go ...more
Jan 11, 2013
Nov 25, 2012
 
The Girl with the Pearl Earring
3.81
This is actually a three and a half star book. I liked the simple, straightforward story. The writing seemed a bit flat. The girl relayed her story in ...more
Jan 31, 2013
Dec 23, 2012
 
Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)
3.90
So. My 7th grader did a writing lesson that talked about "steam-punk." Curious, I researched the genre and decided to read a few of the top 10 steam p ...more
Oct 02, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
 
The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
3.52
I really liked this book. It started off with Gretchen explaining her desire to live her life with more happiness. She details her vast amount of rese ...more
Jul 10, 2014
Jul 09, 2013
 
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
4.13
Very violent. Horrific and tragic. I was deeply disturbed. While I was in high school, worrying about if I had the right brand of jeans, and complaini ...more
Feb 22, 2013
Oct 14, 2008
 
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
4.01
I liked how this book brought to my awareness how my thinking patterns influence the outcome of my accomplishments in life. Duh. We all know this, but ...more
Dec 13, 2013
Aug 15, 2013
 
Dark Angel
4.21
Hilarious. Some members of my family laughed till they had tears running. This is one of those rare books where the child's thoughts and words feel au ...more
not set
Nov 05, 2012
 
The Space Between Us
3.96
This is a combination of The Help and A Thousand Splendid Suns. It is good, but I am kinda tired of reading books about overworked, under appreciated, ...more
not set
Oct 14, 2008
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