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My Name Is Asher Lev
4.18
None
Jan 2012
Apr 02, 2013
 
Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment
3.52
liked it
None
Jan 2004
Jan 04, 2009
 
Suite Française
3.81
it was ok
I expected more.
Jul 04, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
 
Nights in Rodanthe
3.82
did not like it
My lame BookCrossing review:

Finished this on a quick trip to Victoria, BC while visiting my sister in Seattle. Will write a real journal entry later;
...more
Jun 2007
Dec 04, 2008
 
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
3.46
did not like it
Well, I'm done with it. That's about all I have to say. Fortunately, I read it while riding the stationary bike, so it wasn't a total waste of time.
Mar 02, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
 
The Color Purple
4.16
it was ok
Not what I expected. At all.

I am always impressed with authors who are able to write dialogue in a way that can be heard as clearly as it is in this b
...more
May 2005
Jan 02, 2009
 
The Things They Carried
4.12
This book started with real promise, and in fairness to it, I may just be in a nonfic funk right now. But I finally returned it to the library (with a ...more
Mar 29, 2012
Mar 17, 2012
 
True Colors
3.89
liked it
It's interesting, this book. I thought Firefly Lane was so well done ... So when someone mentioned they thought this one was actually her best book, I ...more
Oct 12, 2011
Oct 03, 2011
 
The Art of Racing in the Rain
4.19
it was ok
Book is due at the library, I'm going out of town for the weekend, and it's on "hold" so I can't renew it. I'm pasting these tweets for a reminder and ...more
Oct 2011
Sep 25, 2011
 
Coraline
4.03
it was ok
This is one creepy, weird ass book. As I was reading it, I was thinking, "do I know any child who would want to read this?" And I answered myself with ...more
Aug 03, 2011
Aug 01, 2011
 
Great House
3.45
it was ok
So ... I've been reading this book for a while, and have finally finished it ... and I still don't have a clue as to what I'd write for a review for i ...more
Feb 20, 2011
Dec 09, 2010
 
Ethan Frome
3.35
it was ok
I think this is one of those books that if I had read it in an English class would have been more interesting. The teacher would have pointed out all ...more
Jul 05, 2012
Jul 01, 2012
 
Mistaken Identity (Rosato & Associates, #4)
3.85
it was ok
I should let several months pass between Scottolines. I like her just fine, but they're pretty much all the same book, so reading one or more in a row ...more
Mar 14, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
 
Infidel
4.19
really liked it
Another well-written nonfiction book that reads like a novel. Interestingly, for such a heavy subject, she handled it so well that I didn't feel total ...more
Dec 10, 2011
Nov 05, 2011
 
The Nanny Diaries (Nanny, #1)
3.40
it was ok
I was first introduced to this book via a thread in the BookCrossing chit-chat forums. (click here)

I actually liked it (mostly) until the end. No spoi
...more
Feb 2004
Jan 04, 2009
 
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
4.42
really liked it
I always thought I hated non fiction, but in fact, I just didn't like boring non-fiction. Well-written nonfic can be as good as any riveting novel... ...more
Nov 25, 2011
Nov 05, 2011
 
Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1)
3.90
did not like it
One of the worst books I've ever read. It's been at my house for about a year, hidden under the couch by my neighbor who didn't want her daughter to r ...more
not set
Feb 17, 2013
 
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
3.76
it was ok
The stuff about Quality and not giving grades was fascinating. I'd have liked to have read more about Aristotle, too. It felt like he alluded to it an ...more
Mar 11, 2014
Mar 13, 2014
 
The Outsiders
4.06
really liked it
I read this in high school, but for the life of me, I remembered almost nothing about this book. In fact, recently someone made a "Ponyboy" reference ...more
Feb 18, 2011
Feb 18, 2011
 
Sarah's Key
4.14
liked it
My heart started breaking from page 8, and I continued reading with ... trepidation. And yet, I couldn't put it down, either. Here's the thing that wa ...more
Apr 10, 2011
Apr 03, 2011
 
Lady's Maid
3.79
liked it
This is the fictional story of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's real-life lady's maid, and it was fascinating to read. The author really drew me into the ...more
Mar 16, 2009
Mar 09, 2009
 
The Windup Girl
3.74
it was ok
It's ironic that the Goodreads text above the review box doesn't say "write your review", but "What did you think?" ... because I don't know what I th ...more
Jan 28, 2011
Jan 27, 2011
 
Something Borrowed (Darcy & Rachel, #1)
3.83
it was ok
I knew it was chicklit. I knew Darcy would be unlikeable. I'm even pretty sure I've read this before but since I couldn't find a review for it anywher ...more
Jun 18, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
 
The Guy Not Taken: Stories
3.46
it was ok
I was just checking out my reviews on the library website and realized I'd never added this one. So here's what I wrote on November 23, 2008:

Auugh! Ho
...more
Nov 2008
Aug 27, 2010
 
Courting Trouble (Rosato and Associates, #7)
3.76
it was ok
I was just sort of "meh" on this one. There was a murder, there was a mistaken identity, there was some crazy stalker action .... but this one wasn't ...more
Jun 2011
May 31, 2011
 
Giants in the Earth
3.98
it was ok
I read this because I'm the daughter of an immigrant (Holland; not Norway), and I lived in North Dakota for several years.

Thoughts -- randomly:

This is
...more
Mar 2005
Jan 02, 2009
 
A Thousand Acres
3.79
liked it
Well, I've processed the book a bit, and I also watched the DVD. I'm still trying to decide if I'd say I "liked" it or not. I guess I did like it, but ...more
Dec 16, 2005
Jan 04, 2009
 
Drowning Ruth
3.72
liked it
A totally bizarre book I didn't like at all until the 2nd-to-last page. I mean not at ALL, and the only reason I was reading it was because I was on a ...more
Dec 2006
Dec 29, 2008
 
Smoky the Cow Horse
3.93
did not like it
There were several reasons I didn’t like this book, the main being that the book as a whole is, to me, illustrative of the fact that there just wasn’t ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 28, 2009
 
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
3.97
liked it
Interestingly, I liked this, but not as much as the previous Newbery winner (Rifles for Watie). This seemed a little more fluffy and honestly, wasn't ...more
Feb 25, 2013
Feb 24, 2013
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