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A Walk in the Sun
This was the other book for July book group. I only got it the night before book group, and read it the same night, but for a military book, I actuall ...more
Jul 13, 2011
Jul 18, 2011
The Pig Did It
I'm cramming. Book group is tomorrow, so I bought this on my iPhone yesterday and I have 100 pages to go (out of 400 pages total on my small iPhone sc ...more
Dec 09, 2010
Dec 09, 2010
Little Bee
Ugh. This was generally panned--loathed--by the book group ladies, and I can't disagree. Very depressing. Not much good to say about it. And don't get ...more
Apr 13, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
Cutting for Stone
This was very gruesome in parts, and left some things mysterious that I wish had been better explained. It was fascinating, though, reading a book set ...more
Mar 10, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin
Very interesting. Nothing I would have picked up on my own if it hadn't been for book group, but I can definitely say I know a lot more about Franklin ...more
May 08, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
Outliers: The Story of Success
December's book group pick.

Endlessly fascinating. The anecdotes he uses as evidence were really fascinating as well. Our group had a wonderful discus
Dec 12, 2011
Dec 30, 2011
A Tale of Two Cities
For the October book group. An off the wall choice, but it's because Charles Dicken's great-grandson (I think that's it) is going to be in Mount Verno ...more
not set
Sep 10, 2010
Whitethorn Woods
July's book group selection.

I think Maeve Binchy should give up and admit that she is a short story writer, and not a novel writer. I enjoyed reading
Jun 18, 2010
Jun 10, 2010
The Lacuna
This was very colorful and made me look at actual historical events differently. There was also a really great discussion about it in book group too.

Mar 09, 2011
Feb 27, 2011
Descartes' Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason
April bookgroup. Not a quick read!

It was an interesting book, very thought provoking, and there was a great discussion. This author also wrote The Isl
Apr 14, 2011
Apr 11, 2011
The Highest Tide
For the January book group. I'm reading the book I got autographed by the author at a WALE conference!

This was really good. I highly recommend it. The
Jan 13, 2011
Dec 26, 2010
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
This is one where you could tell the author really knew Seattle and had actually done his research on WWII.

We had a really great discussion, and I def
Jun 08, 2011
May 21, 2011
La's Orchestra Saves the World
August book group

It was an easy read. It fit the time period well, and definitely showed McCall Smith to be a kindhearted man.
Aug 10, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
January's book group book

I am very interested in the topic of ethics in science, so from that standpoint, I found this book really fascinating and qui
Jan 12, 2012
Dec 30, 2011
Hour of Gold, Hour of Lead
One of the two for September

This was very fascinating, and lead to quite a spicy discussion! Both this and War Within and Without make you want to res
Sep 07, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
For July

This was actually a really good, quick read. I really like the 'one day in x's life' kind of books.
Jun 30, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
I have both the book and the talking book because I realized that the book group is meeting in 1 week, and this is the book we're discussing. Totally ...more
Mar 18, 2010
Mar 04, 2010
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
One of the June book group books. I read the first few chapters today, and I'm enjoying it so far!
May 22, 2010
May 13, 2010
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Blegh. Just blegh. Well, we had a good time ripping this one to shreds during the book group discussion today, but I'm looking forward to actually rea ...more
not set
Feb 15, 2009
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
May's book group selection. It's a *long* book, and I'm heading into the thick of Spring quarter, so I might have to do a bit of speed reading to make ...more
May 13, 2010
Sep 20, 2008
Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)
This was for the book group. I got halfway, and didn't really want to continue on. It was okay, but it didn't really keep my interest the way Snowflow ...more
Jun 10, 2010
May 13, 2010
Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: A Cultural History, Vol. I)
Readish. This is a massive book, a reference book, that we read for book group, and I can't claim to have read every single page, but what I did read ...more
May 09, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
The Help
Next month's book group book. I'm getting an earlier start this time! :)
Apr 06, 2010
Mar 11, 2010
Gilead (Gilead, #1)
October's book

More like 2.5 but I rounded up.

This wasn't really my cup of tea. The writing, while beautifuly descriptive, set my mind to wandering, ra
Oct 13, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
For my next book group.
Feb 09, 2010
Jan 14, 2010
Three Junes
For the August book group discussion
Aug 12, 2010
Jul 12, 2010
Border Songs
November's book group book

Enjoyable lunacy. The writing is beautiful, and having lived in Bellingham for years, not far from the border being written
Nov 09, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
The Lovely Bones
Will be demoted to 3 1/2 stars if goodreads ever allows half star ratings.
Jan 29, 2010
Dec 30, 2009
Bel Canto
Rereading this before my bookgroup meets on the 14th.
Jan 14, 2010
Sep 01, 2007
In The Time Of The Butterflies
Jul 14, 2012
Jan 12, 2012
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