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American Taliban: A Novel
3.21
liked it
This is probably the longest review I have written so here is my summary: not bad, but I would not recommend either.

So I picked this up because I foun
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Mar 11, 2011
Feb 14, 2011
 
Beware of the Frog
3.85
liked it
The first time we read this it scared Melanie a little and I was unhappy that I let her pick it as a bedtime story before I read it. But, the next mor ...more
not set
Aug 20, 2013
 
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
3.93
really liked it
Maybe don't listen to this audiobook while driving.
I listened to the beginning during an hour long drive and was laughing so hard I had to turn it of
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Apr 04, 2017
Nov 13, 2015
 
Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture
3.65
liked it
Interesting and made me think without really proving answers other than to say that the author makes mistakes and wonders what she is teaching her dau ...more
Sep 04, 2013
Sep 03, 2013
 
Baby Love: Healthy, Easy, Delicious Meals for Your Baby and Toddler
3.83
liked it
I liked it in general, but I don't know that I will use the information. The way the book was written made it interesting and the pictures are very pr ...more
Feb 2011
Jan 28, 2011
 
Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women
4.16
really liked it
I loved this audiobook. If I had actually read the print, I might have given it 5 stars.

This book made me think about the way I felt about elections a
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Feb 27, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
 
How I Live Now
3.58
it was amazing
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
 
Beauty Queens
3.60
it was ok
A lot of this book was terrible. I really thought about quitting it a few times toward the beginning, but then something funny or interesting would ha ...more
Mar 14, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
 
Eve
3.46
liked it
First of all, I never in a million years would have picked this up if it wasn't chosen for my book club. In general, I avoid bible spinoff books.

I hav
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Apr 23, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
 
Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five
4.24
liked it
I was given this book by someone who really likes it. I liked it, but I didn't think it was amazing.

There was a lot of information in this book and it
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Dec 29, 2012
Dec 20, 2012
 
Anne of Windy Poplars (Anne of Green Gables, #4)
4.04
liked it
A lot of this book was tedious, but there were enough good parts to make it go from a 2 star to a 3 star book.

Part of the problem was that the charact
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Sep 14, 2011
Sep 11, 2011
 
Thomas' Night Before Christmas (Thomas & Friends)
3.77
really liked it
We are still well in the Thomas loving phase over here and this book was great (although a little odd in March). The rhythm and rhyming are right and ...more
not set
Mar 26, 2014
 
Moon Over Manifest
4.02
it was amazing
2011

This book is great. I really enjoyed the storytelling, newspaper articles and complexities of the style. Having the main character be in the 1930s
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Jul 22, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
 
... And Now Miguel
3.45
liked it
1954

A lot about sheep. I mean really really a lot. This book was not exctly a page turner, but I do think that maybe it fills a hole in the world. I m
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Aug 05, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
 
An Abundance of Katherines
3.64
liked it
Overall, good not great, but with some better than good parts. I liked to read about someone's thoughts that I could relate to, specifically how the t ...more
Aug 29, 2011
Aug 11, 2011
 
Ella Minnow Pea
3.84
liked it
This book had a very interesting style. In the beginning the people use language kind of obsessively with tons of words I have never heard of. In the ...more
Nov 17, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
 
Jane Austen Made Me Do It: Original Stories Inspired by Literature's Most Astute Observer of the Human Heart
3.68
it was ok
This book was ok, but a lot of the stories were alike and it got too repetative after a while. If I read this over a few months instead of a week it w ...more
Jan 21, 2012
Dec 31, 2011
 
Beezus and Ramona (Ramona, #1)
3.97
liked it
Read to Melanie at bedtime. She liked hearing this and I was amazed at how well she would remember the details of the story from one night to another. ...more
Aug 20, 2016
Dec 22, 2015
 
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
3.84
liked it
This book gets a 3.5 because I liked it more than An Abundance of Katherines, but less than Paper Towns.

This book had a lot of funny parts. Lines tha
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Sep 02, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
 
My Fair Lazy: One Reality Television Addict's Attempt to Discover If Not Being A Dumb Ass Is the New Black, or, a Culture-Up Manifesto
3.90
it was ok
This book took longer than necessary to read because I had to stop in the middle to take a break and read something else. I do not like Jen. I think s ...more
Sep 17, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
 
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
4.01
it was amazing
I had a couple of false starts over the past several months because it was hard for me to get past the first couple pages but once I got past that I l ...more
Oct 20, 2014
Nov 06, 2013
 
One Giant Leap: Neil Armstrong's Stellar American Journey
3.58
really liked it
The beginning of this book, the part that talks about when he was a kid, was kind of boring and was a slow start. I liked the rest of the book a lot t ...more
Nov 06, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
 
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).
4.28
it was amazing
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
 
A Thousand Shades of Blue
3.46
liked it
I picked up this book without really knowing what it was going to be about but I ended up liking it. I ran in to the library 10 minutes before closing ...more
Jun 26, 2010
Jun 23, 2010
 
Houston, We Have A Problem
3.77
liked it
Trashy but fun. I agree with the other review that said it kind of reminded you of Grey's Anatomy.

2009 Summer Challenge Category: romance or summer ro
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Aug 19, 2009
Aug 15, 2009
 
Up a Road Slowly
4.01
liked it
1967 Newbery Medal Winner

Entertaining story where not much happens. Didn't feel very "modern" even though I suppose it took place in the 50's and 60's
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Feb 15, 2010
Feb 05, 2010
 
Big Girl Small
3.35
it was ok
I think this book was meant for audio. The style was kind of choppy and conversational and I don't think I would have liked reading it. At first, I di ...more
Mar 17, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
 
Life After Life
3.74
it was ok
Book club, May 2014

Hmm, so ok here is what I thought as I went through the book.

The first scene was pretty fascinating, and thank goodness (um, for th
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May 03, 2014
Mar 28, 2014
 
Watchers
4.16
liked it
This book took me forever to get through in part because of the mass market format for the copy I had (forced me to hold it with two hands and couldn' ...more
Apr 06, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
 
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
4.17
liked it
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
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