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Tribute
3.87
I pushed through this book just because of the family-history angle in the story line. I can't say I was actually Rewarded for my efforts, but at leas...more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
Fever Dream (Pendergast, #10)
4.06
I am terribly conflicted about Preston & Child, having read only Cemetery Dance and Fever Dream thus far. That "thus far" is part of my conundrum....more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
Wish You Well
3.88
I wouldn't want to parse this book in a literature class or book club discussion, because it's fairly heavily (and sometimes heavy-handedly) laced wit...more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One (Darcy Saga #1)
3.43
Perhaps I should cut-and-paste the opening lines from my Time After Time review. This was another case of not loving a book someone enthusiastically a...more
Jan 26, 2014
Jan 26, 2014
 
Virgin River (Virgin River, #1)
4.12
Well, this book has really taught me a thing or two about making assumptions. I thought all those sweet ladies at my bookstore were hooked on some lit...more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
Ready Player One
4.30
I was in fact a teenager in the 80s and spent quite a bit of my high school years at the local video arcade. As a young adult I read all the Dragonlan...more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
The Replacement
3.57
Count me among those suckered-in by that amazing, creepy baby-basket cover.

The writing was flat, but relatively painless. I am not the target audienc...more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind (Miss Julia, #1)
3.69
Miss Betty Rose has been telling me how wonderful the Miss Jool-ya books are, and I do declare, this one was mighty entertaining! (It helped to have B...more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
Family Album
3.21
Okay, perhaps five stars because this book was so ridiculously timely, what with me lately thinking about family and memory and the fantastic oddity o...more
Mar 12, 2014
Mar 09, 2014
 
The Lady of the Rivers (The Cousins' War, #3)
3.87
Oh my. Fifteen disks long and it stopped being even mildly interesting somewhere around disk seven, I think. After a while it was just a recitation of...more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
3.78
I had to give it at least three stars just by virtue of it's bookstore setting and book-driven plot. Alas, I am not the target audience for this part-...more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
A Bend in the Road
3.99
Yes, I'm a book snob. I admit it. And yet, I'm not above enjoying a trendy popular book. I gladly read the entire Twilight series, for pete's sake!

Bu...more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad
3.50
I am only a peripheral sports fan, but for some reason I really enjoy Mike & Mike in the morning. And I am a big fan of the essay, so I was kinda...more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
3.92
This audio book was kinda interesting and even enlightening at some points. But then she got to talking about motion sickness. I stuck with it through...more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.24
I am so glad to finally understand the popularity of this delightful book, and Elizabeth Bennett has joined Jo March and Anne Shirley at my circle of...more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
Mistress of the Art of Death (Mistress of the Art of Death, #1)
3.95
I would have given this book (audio) three "liked it stars" nearly all the way through, until the over the top confrontation between our heroine and t...more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
The Double Bind
3.58
I just stumbled across this book and decided to give it a shot because I typically like "psychological thrillers" on film and decided I might like to...more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
The Archivist
3.39
I am too young, too gentile, and too unfamiliar with TS Eliot to understand even half of what is discussed in the wife's portion of this book. And I d...more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
The Hound of the Baskervilles
4.00
Due to the influence of my friend Barb, I decided to finally read some Arthur Conan Doyle. I can't say I'll become a ravenous fan who lives to attend...more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
Time and Again (Time, #1)
4.05
I really wanted to love this book. The person who recommended it to me did. At least one of my bookstore customers did. Alas, I did not.

I had to work...more
Jan 24, 2014
Jan 05, 2014
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.31
It's always a pleasure to discover well-written, engaging books that stand on their own as adventure stories, yet interwoven with sophisticated and pr...more
Dec 31, 2013
Jan 01, 2014
 
The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2)
3.78
The delightful thrill of initial discovery can't be replicated, so I knew this book was unlikely to live up to its predecessor. It did not - but espec...more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
Simple Genius (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, #3)
3.80
I listened to this on audio and it was engaging enough that I didn't repackage the disks in disgust (as I did after trying to listen to a Janet Evanov...more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
Hold Tight
3.92
I should have paid attention to the impulse to quit reading this book and move on to another one. In the closing chapters the marginal writing gives w...more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
3.96
I should have loved this book. Shifting perspectives, historical context, a hint of mystery...and I DID enjoy it at first.

But I must agree with those...more
Feb 04, 2014
Jan 29, 2014
 
The Cricket in Times Square
3.99
I do wish I had read this when I was a kid and not an old fuss budget - I was too distracted by the stereotyping and the dated scenario (kid working a...more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life
4.13
"Memoir Project" makes it sound more interesting than I found it to be, but that's probably because I read a lot of Writing magazines in my twenties a...more
Jan 08, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
 
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
4.01
"It is, after all, not just an illness, but something that affects every aspect of my life; my moods, my temperament, my work, and my reactions to alm...more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
The White Queen (The Cousins' War, #1)
3.80
I mostly enjoyed this refresher on who killed whom during the Wars of the Roses, and the fictional overlay was well done. Gregory often repeats the sa...more
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Dec 28, 2013
 
Death on the Family Tree (Family Tree Genealogy #1)
3.66
I liked the idea of bringing a genealogical slant to things, but not enough to compensate for the things I didn't like, so I won't be finishing this s...more
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Dec 28, 2013
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