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The Adventures of Sally
I wanted to try P.G. Wodehouse because references to him started cropping up around me and also there's a set of really cool hardcover editions in my ...more
Jul 2010
Jul 18, 2010
A forbidden romance, you say? Shakespeare references galore, you say? Spooky old houses that might be enchanted, you say? Why, yes
Nov 27, 2009
Nov 24, 2009
Drinking the Rain: A Memoir
When I read this book I was twenty years old and it had never occurred to me before but I realized it was quite true that I might live my whole life w ...more
Jan 1996
Nov 17, 2009
How to Be Good
Really intimate first person novel about a woman whose husband suddenly stops being snarky and facetious and becomes really sincere and loving. Basica ...more
Jul 09, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
Mmm - so many yummy things about this book. Very enjoyable. List format seems most useful:

Setting: Oxford College, libraries, awesome castles, foggy r
Mar 20, 2011
Mar 27, 2011
Your Code Name Is Jonah (Choose Your Own Adventure #6)
I found it really disturbing when I made a choice that resulted in my death the first time through. I mean, even at age 11 I knew that in real life yo ...more
Jan 1987
Jan 10, 2010
Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World 1890-1940
This is a big, big book and haven't nearly read it all. It's full of fascinating details that you can just read bits and pieces and be chatting about ...more
May 15, 1998
Jan 18, 2010
Summer of '42
I've read this a couple of times during the summer, there's a dog-eared copy at the house I spent all my summers at as a kid. I love the nostalgia and ...more
Aug 1989
Jan 19, 2010
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
I wish there were a "listened to" shelf because I didn't exactly read it, and I'm totally sure that I couldn't have finished it if I hadn't had it on ...more
Jan 22, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids' Letters to President Obama
So they collected a bunch of amusing letters written to president-elect Obama by children. This is like brain-candy - bite-sized and easy to digest. P ...more
Apr 26, 2010
Apr 26, 2010
Beastly was suggested to me by the Kindle store, and for once the Kindle store did not have its head up its power-port. As it's easy to extrapolate fr ...more
Apr 20, 2010
Apr 21, 2010
Their Eyes Were Watching God
When people ask me to name my favorite book I often choose this one. It's three love stories, really, in one, and it's a life story, and it's full of ...more
Jan 1992
Nov 16, 2009
Book of the Dead (Kay Scarpetta, #15)
We listened to this as a book on tape in the car.
I really admire Cornwell's writing. She pulled me right into the details of the story, gave me a sens
Jan 20, 2009
Feb 06, 2009
Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2)
The plot thickens...
Like the first Sookie book (Dead Until Dark) the novel is narrated in a chummy way by Sookie Stackhouse, a self-described telepath
Jan 06, 2009
Feb 06, 2009
The Namesake
I found myself marveling at how I could read a whole chapter and it felt like a single sentence. Or at least a single thought. Lahiri's prose is seaml ...more
Feb 06, 2009
Feb 06, 2009
Demon from the Dark (Immortals After Dark, #10)
This was one of those books I read and enjoyed well enough, but never really felt absorbed into. I think it's mostly just because it's not my kind of ...more
Jan 02, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
First of all, this book rocks as an audio book, because Tina Fey does the voices of everyone she talks about - her theater geek friends, her odd cowor ...more
Apr 14, 2011
Apr 21, 2011
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)
This book just jumps right up and grabs you and pulls you into it. Right away. Simple, killer premise that on this particular planet (colony of earth, ...more
Nov 05, 2010
Nov 05, 2010
Beauty Queens
This is one of those books that has a great one-line tag line - "plane full of beauty queens crashes on a desert island" - I mean, can you beat that? ...more
Aug 18, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
Flambards (Flambards, #1)
This book took a little tracking down. Not sure if it's out of print or just not many copies floating around out there, but it was worth it. Reminisce ...more
Dec 02, 2010
Dec 02, 2010
Pleasure Island
You are going to laugh at me but this is what having a Kindle is like so I'll share: it's late at night and I'm thinking, I wonder if the Gate at the ...more
Sep 2009
Dec 10, 2009
A Man to Call My Own
This story features a set of twins - one evil, one good. The evil one is the one that is spoiled and the good one lives in such fear of incurring the ...more
Jan 2005
Dec 10, 2009
The Family Nobody Wanted
One of my all-time favorites, this book alternates between the stories of adopting and fostering children and the stories of raising them.

Helen Doss
Jan 1988
Nov 19, 2009
The Post-Birthday World
"Last night had been like groping about in a fog and expecting to bump into a low stone wall, and instead banging her nose smack against an Egyptian p ...more
Dec 24, 2011
Jan 04, 2012
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
I'll admit it. After Catching Fire I was a little disoriented. The complexity of a competition pitting 24 contestants against one another, combined wi ...more
Aug 28, 2010
Aug 29, 2010
Snark: A Polemic in Seven Fits (It's Mean, It's Personal, and It's Ruining Our Conversation)
Is it weird that I want to read the book about snark by a guy I thought I liked for being snarky? I mean, maybe he isn't exactly snarky - if I know wh ...more
not set
Jan 19, 2010
The Edge of the Cloud (Flambards, #2)
I loved this book, maybe more than the first, because it didn't include the disappointment of Dick's sad story - although there are a couple of very a ...more
Dec 20, 2010
Dec 29, 2010
A Long Way Down
Picked this up because I wanted to read a Nick Hornby that I hadn't already seen as a movie (About A Boy, High Fidelity, Fever Pitch). This one has a ...more
Jan 24, 2010
Jan 24, 2010
It's official - I've read all of Jane Austen's completed novels and I'll never again have the joy of reading a new one.

I kept picking this up and putt
Feb 15, 2010
Feb 15, 2010
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
At one point in this book (which was recommended to me by my financial advisor), Robert T. Kiyosaki makes the point that he never claims to be the bes ...more
Jun 2002
Jan 02, 2010
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