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How I Live Now
Maybe not quite worth 5 whole stars, but very good. The narrators voice is a little hard to get used to at first, but it seems very real, I and I real ...more
Apr 12, 2009
Apr 04, 2009
Pie in the Sky Successful Baking at High Altitudes: 100 Cakes, Pies, Cookies, Breads, and Pastries Home-tested for Baking at Sea Level, 3,000, 5,000, 7,000, and 10,000 feet (and Anywhere in Between).
I really like this book. It has lots of information about the science of baking and the approach she took to developing the adjustments for different ...more
Oct 25, 2009
Oct 10, 2009
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
There were parts of this book that I liked a lot but overall it didn't work that well to me. My favorite stories were the ones about dogs.
Apr 19, 2014
Apr 13, 2014
The Fault in Our Stars
September 24, 2012
Reading this book a second time, I think it is a full 4. I liked it better now than the first time. Some of the things that bugged m
Sep 24, 2012
Aug 31, 2011
Betty Crocker's Cooking Basics: Learning to Cook with Confidence
I love this cookbook. I don't make many of the recipes from it anymore, but for a while I did. I like that it has a lot of information in it especiall ...more
Jan 2003
Jun 03, 2009
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
July 10, 2009

No review exactly, but a couple quotes from the very end. Not exactly spoilers, but there is your warning in any case.

"He could not let a
Mar 09, 2011
Dec 20, 2008
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
I had been avoiding this book for literally years, but I finally decided to read it. It has actually been sitting on my bookshelf for almost a year si ...more
Sep 12, 2009
Sep 08, 2009
Mothers and Other Liars
I thought this book was pretty good. It started out capturing my interest a lot, but at the end not quite as much. The characters were good. Very fast ...more
Jun 14, 2010
Jun 02, 2010
The Prince of Tides
A 3.5 star book that I am rounding down because I can't imagine recommending it.

This book requires patience. Partly because it is pretty long, but for
Jan 11, 2012
Jan 26, 2011
The Little Prince
I am glad that I picked up this book because I have looked at it and thought about reading it many times, and because it is on all those lists of "boo ...more
Aug 03, 2011
Jul 30, 2011
Pretties (Uglies, #2)
A little bit of suspense and action and continuation of the interesting sci-fi world set up in the first book. Definately a middle series book, it see ...more
Sep 26, 2009
Sep 24, 2009
Charlotte's Web
1953 Newbery Honor Book

I have known this story forever, but I couldn't remember if I had actually ever read it myself. I think it was read to my class
Jul 08, 2009
Jul 03, 2009
Catching Fire (Hunger Games, #2)

Even the second time around, I stayed up way too late to read this book. I read the second half more or less in one sitting and the whole book in 3 da
Jul 11, 2013
Feb 13, 2011
Stuart Little
I thought this book was a good story. Funny parts, and exciting parts, and sad parts. I would have given it 4 stars, but I didn't think the end was th ...more
Jul 06, 2009
Jul 03, 2009
Gone with the Wind
I really liked this book. It took me longer to read than it should have because halfway through I returned the copy to the library and ordered one onl ...more
May 21, 2010
May 01, 2010
Jane Eyre
December 2011: I just saw the 2011 version of this movie and I didn't really like it. They left out a lot of things that I think were kind of importan ...more
Aug 28, 2009
Dec 20, 2008
Anna Karenina
Newsflash: this book is long

Ok so you probably already know that.

I thought the parts about the people were good, but the parts about politics were pr
Sep 02, 2009
Jan 03, 2009
The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster
I got this book to review from Goodreads.

I generally like books written by journalists because they know how to keep readers interested - this book fi
Dec 25, 2014
Nov 24, 2014
Their Eyes Were Watching God
It has been almost 10 years since I read this in school and I liked it much better this time and added a star to my review. The story itself keeps you ...more
Nov 10, 2010
Dec 20, 2008
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Reread June 21 to June 26, 2013.

Read from February 09 to 11, 2011
You should read this book. There is some crazy stuff that happens. I had a hard time
Jun 26, 2013
Jun 12, 2010
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
This book was a little different than I expected. More sci-fi and a very fast read. I thought the story was interesting and could be used easily for s ...more
Sep 13, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
I won this book on this website.

I liked this story once I got into it, but it took about 1/3 of the book to get there. The narrator's voice does not s
May 25, 2009
Mar 29, 2009
Extras (Uglies, #4)
I think I liked this book better than the others in the series. Hard to prove since I have rated them all 3 stars. I liked how there was a major turni ...more
Dec 06, 2009
Dec 04, 2009
Whistling Past the Graveyard
I thought this book was really good. I picked it up randomly without having heard of it before and I ended up happy. The main character felt like she ...more
Jun 11, 2014
May 06, 2014
Specials (Uglies, #3)
This book started off slow but I liked the action in the second half. The ending was ok. I was surprised at the end that the three of these books were ...more
Oct 29, 2009
Oct 21, 2009
13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1)
This book was a good book, but nothing too special. It went along as a good story. I was surprised what happened with the envelopes in Greece and it m ...more
Sep 04, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
A Wedding in December
The story of the book was not bad, but the writing did not really capture my attention for some reason. I was surprised by this book revolving so much ...more
Nov 15, 2009
Sep 16, 2009
The Book on the Bookshelf
2.5ish stars, but I like this author and I didn't dislike the book, so it got bumped up.

There were parts I liked and parts that were amazingly boring.
Apr 21, 2013
Jan 03, 2009
My Ántonia
I almost downgraded this book to two stars on my second time reading it because I didn't really care for the first half. The second half sort of made ...more
Dec 10, 2010
Dec 20, 2008
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
I don't think I ever would have read this book if it wasn't for the fact that I won it. There were parts that I liked and parts that I didn't like, bu ...more
Oct 03, 2009
Aug 14, 2009
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