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I figured I would feel exactly about this book as I do about Tina Fey. 90% of the time, I think she's hilarious and smart and I want to be friends wit ...more
May 17, 2011
May 14, 2011
Little Women (Little Women, #1)
I have said for years and years how much I like this book, but I realized when I started reading it on Sunday that I might not have picked it up since ...more
Feb 23, 2009
Feb 26, 2009
Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, #3)

Well, I was told to have more tissues on hand for this book than the other two. That was good advice. This definitely had more heavy mome
Mar 2005
Jan 02, 2009
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
After reading the tangled mystery cover to cover, holding my breath to see if this or that person would escape the thugs, would they figure it out and ...more
Jul 19, 2010
Jul 19, 2010
The Night Circus
Wow. What to call this? Fantasy? Yes. A love story? Absolutely, complete with star-crossed lovers. What else? A little bit of sci-fi maybe? Certainly ...more
Nov 20, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
The Storyteller's Daughter: One Woman's Return to Her Lost Homeland
It's hard to know what to say about this book. I said a lot of it in the journal entry for the audio version. I am so glad I was introduced to this bo ...more
Aug 2007
Dec 04, 2008
**spoiler alert** This was an odd book. I just keep saying that, over and over. This is a really odd book. For example, Callie's story was interesting ...more
Feb 2009
Jan 12, 2009
This book had me intrigued at page 2, and I wasn't happy when I had to put it down for interruptions. The technical medical parts I found fascinating, ...more
May 10, 2011
May 03, 2011
The Poisonwood Bible
URGH! I just had half of a long journal entry written, and the computer (or my palm on the track pad) wiped it out!

It started with a post I made on Fa
Apr 16, 2010
Apr 16, 2010
The Future Homemakers of America
So. . . I'm not even sure how to write the journal entry on this one. It's interesting what goes through your head as you read each book. It's very Am ...more
Oct 2005
Jan 02, 2009
To Kill a Mockingbird
Review from July 2011:
Read this for book club, and I loved it just as much the second time as I did the first. More so, in fact. This could be an annu
Jul 19, 2011
Dec 02, 2008
Giants in the Earth: A Saga of the Prairie
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
Mar 2005
Jan 02, 2009
One True Thing
Lame book review from BookCrossing, part the first:
Wow, I cried a lot in this book!

When a book has been made into a movie, I never prefer having the p
May 2006
Dec 31, 2008
A Thousand Acres
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
Why Girls Are Weird
**spoiler alert** My first comment on this book:
WOO HOO! I am going to find out why I am weird :) I always thought I was weird because of the Transiti
Jun 2006
Dec 31, 2008
Smilla's Sense of Snow
I've seen this title in multiple languages on the sidebar of the BookCrossing website so many times, and it's always intrigued me. In speaking with a ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 21, 2009
Scumble (Savvy, #2)
"Scumble" is a great sequel to "Savvy"! I got it yesterday and finished it before going to sleep, it was so good. I was kind of "meh" on the beginning ...more
Feb 04, 2011
Feb 04, 2011
Princess Academy (Princess Academy, #1)
What a wonderful book! So odd to read it after Infidel, though. I was thinking I just wanted something "lite" to follow that -- and it was definitely ...more
Dec 10, 2011
Dec 10, 2011
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Another Lousy Oprah's Bookclub Book

I remember when Oprah was promoting this one on her show, and I remember thinking, "that's another one I won't both
Jul 2010
Jul 12, 2010
Daddy's Girl
**spoiler alert** So ... now that I read three Scottoline books in three days and didn't feel like writing the reviews as I went, I don't have much to ...more
Jan 17, 2011
Jan 22, 2011
The Rebellion of Jane Clarke
I didn't dislike this book, and for historical fiction it went superfast, but I also felt like it was trying to give me a feminist agenda. Sadly, it d ...more
Dec 03, 2011
Dec 02, 2011
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
I never know what to think of stories like this. I'm also struck by how life circumstances affect my feelings/opinion about a book. So I'm going to go ...more
Sep 16, 2011
Sep 15, 2011
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
This was a very well-written, very strange, strange book. I don't even know what I think about it. The first half was pretty interesting, albeit a bit ...more
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 12, 2011
Strawberry Girl
I continue to be confused by what the Newbery committee is/was thinking and what they consider a level of appropriateness for children. I'm also surpr ...more
Apr 16, 2011
Apr 14, 2011
Adam of the Road
**spoiler alert** Now *here* is a Newbery I can embrace! First, it was more than a lame short story (I'm looking at you, Matchlock Gun). Second, it ac ...more
Feb 02, 2011
Jan 30, 2011
On April 20, 1999, I was in Omaha, NE on a business trip, working as a trainer for a financial services firm. All the Financial Advisors had TVs in th ...more
Mar 05, 2011
Mar 02, 2011
Killer Smile
So ... I'm not sure what I really need to write for a review on these types of books. It's fun, it's lite, it's a mystery, and it's Scottoline, so the ...more
Feb 19, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
Okay for Now
Wow. This was very ... very... good. I didn't like it at first -- I think Doug's voice was actually TOO good, and I didn't really want to read a whole ...more
Sep 21, 2011
Sep 21, 2011
Enemy Women
**spoiler alert** And once again I wish for half stars! It didn't seem fair to give this two, but it's not quite worthy of three, either.

I found parts
Jun 29, 2012
Jun 24, 2012
Look Again
**spoiler alert** I have to write this review so I can take these books back to the library and check out some more :)

So the thing is that one of my m
Jan 16, 2011
Jan 16, 2011
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