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The Millionaire's Pregnant Wife
Okay - so sometimes, when I need a quick fix, I read a romance. I was surprised at how soft core these have become. When I was a teen they weren't nea...more
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Jan 04, 2008
The Known World
A disquieting book about slaves owning slaves. All kinds of stories woven together make this novel a joy to read. I especially love the changes that J...more
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Jul 06, 2007
Black Body
This book kept me reading and trying to figure out how it would end. Better than a great many other magical realism books. Read years ago but it still...more
Jan 1991
Jul 05, 2007
No Longer at Ease
I thought this was actually a better book than "Things Fall Apart." This is the story of a man's descent when he should have been rising like a star....more
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Jul 15, 2007
Cat's Cradle
Loved the irony, the satire. Can't say I warmed to the characters mainly because Vonnegut made them so human and unlovable. Protagonist kept at such a...more
Jan 31, 2014
Jan 31, 2014
Speaks the Nightbird (Matthew Corbett, #1)
This book was a great historical read. Kept me glued to it once I started. Sad -- I guess there are never any happy forver endings. Someone has to die...more
Apr 2012
Sep 05, 2007
Spoonbread & Strawberry Wine: Recipes and Reminiscences of a Family
My mother-in-law bought me this book the first Christmas that I married my husband. I guess she was tired of me calling her so much to ask for "instru...more
Dec 1985
Dec 01, 2007
An Assembly Such as This  (Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman #1)
I must admit that I do love Jane Austen and here is a great rendition from Mr. Darcy's POV. I thought it was true to her spirit and that it was a grea...more
Jul 2007
Jul 31, 2007
The Good Negress
I remember reading this and being touched to my core about this young girl and the life she was leading. How was she ever going to find a way out. And...more
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Sep 10, 2007
Tarzan of the Apes (Tarzan, #1)
I did like this book until I grew up enough to see how racist it really was. I guess it doesn't change the fact that it was laden with adventure but i...more
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Aug 07, 2007
The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers
A great read. Only disappointed in the last few pages of a novel that was almost one thousand pages. She rushed the end -- I would have liked to have...more
May 2007
Jul 05, 2007
Cupid and Diana: A Novel
Liked it all right but thought how sad it was that the protagonist knew her father didn't love her as much as he loved her other siblings. That oversh...more
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Sep 10, 2007
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
It's been so loooong since I read this book -- but it was one of the best stories of our time. It showed what being poor was like as a poor white fami...more
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Jul 15, 2007
The Brief History of the Dead
Hum. Interesting blend of lit, science fiction and religion so hard to classify. I was hooked until the very end with this one but resented the choice...more
Sep 2007
Sep 02, 2007
East of Eden
As was the custom during the time it was written, the author was somewhat wordy but even with that, it is a wonderful study of human nature and charac...more
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Jul 05, 2007
The Confessions of Max Tivoli
I thought this was such a sad book about love and how it almost never lasts except for those of us unlucky enough to give all of ourselves over to it....more
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Jul 15, 2007
The Edge of Reason (Bridget Jones, #2)
Very different from the movie ending. Have discovered a whole new appreciation for some words. Surprised at how much I really liked it. Funny.
Jan 28, 2008
Jan 28, 2008
Whale Season
Loved the humour. Reminded me some of Christopher Moore. Surprised how well she tied it all together. Now, we must wait for the movie!
Aug 2007
Jul 26, 2007
I did really like this book but I felt that I wanted to jump in and help the protagonist 'cause she wasn't getting a break from anyone.
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Jul 11, 2007
The Story of Ferdinand
I loved this book as a child and when I had my own children I read it to them constantly -- along with many others.
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Oct 03, 2007
I Am the Messenger
Fascinating book. Wonderful language. A great precursor to
THE BOOK THIEF. I can only imagine what he'll write next.
Aug 16, 2008
Dec 23, 2007
Coffee Will Make You Black
I can remember my mother saying this when I was young. This was a great book and very well written.
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Jul 12, 2007
This book made me want to become a writer. It simply tore my heart out. I couldn't stop crying. Beautiful.
Jan 1998
Jul 12, 2007
Secret Confessions of the Applewood PTA
Great plot, laughable situations created by very human characters -- ladies of the PTA. Good job Meister.
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Jul 10, 2007
One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School
Prepared me for the emotional stresses of law school as much as any book can prepare anyone.
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Aug 07, 2007
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
Finally - a book where the hero has some flaws and the anti-hero has some good. Wonderful story.
Apr 06, 2009
Apr 05, 2009
The Miracle at Speedy Motors (No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency #9)
The best I've read thus far. Look for my review next week at!
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May 24, 2008
By a Lady: Being the Adventures of an Enlightened American in Jane Austen's England
No the greatest, but not bad. Liked the period details more than anything else.
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May 26, 2008
I thought this was a wonderfully, ironic book. Ha Jin is a master at what he does.
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Nov 24, 2007
The Ginger Tree
This was a very touching book. Unfortunately the author was not very prolific.
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Sep 09, 2007