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My Antonia
3.72
I really liked this book! It had a little of the Little House feel, with some other "immigrant" books thrown in. I read "Oh, Henry" a million years ag...more
Feb 2005
Jan 02, 2009
 
Middlesex
3.93
**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
 
The Russian Debutante's Handbook
3.49
From the back of the book:

"Breezily hilarious."
-New York Magazine
"Blisteringly funny."
-Salon.com
"Remarkable."
-New York Observer
"As funny and wicked as...more
Dec 2004
Jan 07, 2009
 
The Poisonwood Bible
3.97
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...more
Apr 16, 2010
Apr 16, 2010
 
Kane and Abel (Kane and Abel, #1)
4.22
**spoiler alert** As soon as I started reading, I thought I had read it before in paperback, but couldn't be positive. It wasn't until near the end, w...more
Oct 2004
Jan 07, 2009
 
The History of Love
3.88
I'm charmed by the dedication page. It says:

For My Grandparents,
who taught me the opposite of disappearing


This was a very unique Holocaust survivor st...more
Jun 2005
Jan 02, 2009
 
Giants in the Earth: A Saga of the Prairie
3.93
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
 
The Kitchen God's Wife
3.92
I really really liked this book!

First, I'm always interested to read what I would call "ethnic" books, where neither the author nor the story are abo...more
Oct 2004
Jan 07, 2009
 
Smilla's Sense of Snow
3.70
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
 
Lady Killer (Rosato & Associates, #10)
3.70
So first, I just have to say that Mary DiNunzio is part Stephanie Plum and part Kinsey Milhone. I like both those chicks ok, but not necessarily enoug...more
Jan 17, 2011
Jan 22, 2011
 
Killer Smile
3.78
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
 
Day After Night
3.61
My biggest complaint about this book is that the ending was too abrupt. On the other hand, that is exactly what happened to the women in the story, so...more
Mar 09, 2011
Mar 03, 2011
 
The Windup Girl
3.73
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
 
Sarah's Key
4.10
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
 
The Twilight of Courage
4.16
If you like reading fiction and non-fiction at the same time, try reading Doris Kearns Goodwin's No Ordinary Time at the same time as this book. The b...more
Jan 2004
Jan 04, 2009
 
The Matchlock Gun
3.64
**spoiler alert** It's weird - we're up to 1942 in "Read the Newberys", and it still feels like many of the books are written by people who have never...more
Jan 09, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
 
Onion John
3.40
It was ok - just ok. I loved the conversation between Andy and his father at the end, which is what earned it a third star. Otherwise, it was just kin...more
Mar 10, 2013
Mar 08, 2013
 
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
4.41
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
 
Infidel
4.18
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
 
Great House
3.41
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
 
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
3.37
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 Gates of Zion (Zion Chronicles #1)
4.26
None
Jan 2004
Jan 04, 2009
 
A Daughter of Zion (Zion Chronicles #2)
4.32
None
Jan 2004
Jan 04, 2009
 
The Key to Zion (Zion Chronicles #5)
4.34
None
Jan 2004
Jan 04, 2009
 
The Vendetta Defense (Rosato & Associates, #6)
3.99
None
Feb 17, 2013
Feb 17, 2013
 
The Return to Zion (Zion Chronicles #3)
4.34
None
Jan 2004
Jan 04, 2009
 
Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment
3.44
None
Jan 2004
Jan 04, 2009
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