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The Rules of Survival
This book was so well written that I didn't notice how disturbing it was until after I finished. I would call it haunting and beautiful. I kept readin...more
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Nov 11, 2008
Water for Elephants
I enjoyed this book for several reasons. I liked the fact that a 90 or 93 year old was looking back on his life. The flashbacks were well done. And al...more
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Apr 01, 2008
Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1)
Okay - I learned a few things from this book and I didn't think I would. For me, Ive been doing some pretty heavy reading over the past few weeks -- S...more
Jan 2008
Jan 23, 2008
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
Not happy with the ending otherwise it would have gotten 5 stars. Well written, kept me hanging on the edge of my seat.
I have the third one downloaded...more
Jan 2008
Dec 21, 2007
Going Down South: A Novel
All right - it is hard not to feel like a parent of a new child when you are getting ready to introduce a book to the public that you have written. He...more
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Jan 11, 2008
Well - everything was right with this book but I did not grow to love the main character -- which - under the circumstances is mnost likely what the a...more
Sep 02, 2007
Jul 19, 2007
The Middle Sister: A Novel
Kind of dumb not to give the book that I wrote 5 stars! I recommend it and hope that everyone within range of this email buy it! Available through all...more
Jan 2003
Jul 05, 2007
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Back to my serious fiction for the year. This is a book that resonated. Easy to see why it was such a hit.
Jan 22, 2009
Jan 21, 2009
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
I thought this book was great but it did have some violence.
Excellent plot that kept me riveted and reading well into the night. High adventure. I esp...more
Dec 2007
Dec 12, 2007
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Loved this book and I keep it handy for when I need some inspiration. Every writer should.
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Jul 10, 2007
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
Well, I thought this last book in the trilogy was masterful. I expect to get lost in a book and that goal was achieved here. And, as anti-religious as...more
Jan 2008
Dec 21, 2007
Pink Slip
I picked up this book thinking that it would be a lightweight read. I needed to escape: from heavy books, heavier politics, my life, etc. And, althoug...more
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Mar 27, 2008
Well - This was an extrememly thought provoking book and I would have given it five stars had it not been so thought provoking at times that I had som...more
Sep 02, 2007
Aug 18, 2007
The White Tiger
Very provocative. Haunting. I couldn't put it down and read it in three days. I found myself wanting to learn more of India and understand the politic...more
Feb 22, 2009
Feb 21, 2009
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
I found this to be a very thought provoking book. There were all kinds of testaments to human goodness and resilience. I found self dreading when the...more
Jan 14, 2009
Jun 22, 2008
A Rose in Winter
Okay - I enjoyed this purely for the pleasure of reading and not for anything other than my enjoyment book. I'm taking a small break from serious stuf...more
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Mar 22, 2008
Geek Love
I didn't want to reach the last page. I never thought I'd fall in love with an albino little person with a voice like aged whiskey.

Katherine Dunn wrot...more
Dec 2007
Nov 24, 2007
The Time Traveler's Wife
This author has my vote for "Most Skilled Craftsman of the Year." This was one difficult job to pull off.
The only thing I would have change might hav...more
Oct 2007
Jul 10, 2007
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
I read this a long time ago yet I remember being fascinated by the premise -- one who has no scent and yet has an excellent nose. The prose kept me at...more
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Jul 07, 2007
A Vengeful Longing (Porfiry Petrovich, #2)
I learned that Roger Morris is a master storyteller and that I have to take the time to write a full blown review for this. So, look for it on BonnieG...more
Aug 03, 2008
Jan 07, 2008
Rarely have I read any book this disturbing. I was absorbed almost from the start. A very interior book about a slave and her feelings about life and...more
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Jan 21, 2008
The Remains of the Day
This book made me appreciate control in writing. The authopr is wonderful at details and it was very engrossing, giving a historical context to all th...more
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Jul 11, 2007
Flame and the Flower
Okay - I loved this book. I'm a sucker for an uncomplicated romance - by that I mean, I don't have to think. Plus I was about fourteen when I read it....more
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Jul 07, 2007
Plainsong (Plainsong, #1)
I had this book for a number of years before reading. I was so very thoroughly surprised and could not put it down. How wonderful for me to make a new...more
Apr 25, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
Velvet Angel
You know, I don't normally do this. Giving a book one star says a lot for me and I guess I am making a statement. On page 19 of this book it reads -"I...more
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Jan 22, 2010
The Fall (The Strain Trilogy, #2)
Finally figured out that this book and the first (The Strain) were written more like movie scripts than novels. I believe they should get a great ghos...more
Oct 2013
Oct 14, 2013
The Snow Fox
This book was wonderful, lyrical and mystical at the same time. Definitely going to read more of her books.
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Jul 08, 2007
Sidney & Norman: A Tale of Two Pigs
I gave this book as a Christmas present last year. I cleaned the store out. Loved it.
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Sep 23, 2007
Tobacco Road
I thought this an excellent, well written book that was full of irony and as funny as hell.
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Aug 01, 2007
Bastard Out of Carolina
One of my favorite books. I learned that women can be blind when they want to be.
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Jul 10, 2007
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