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Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (Modern Library Paperbacks)
Nice collection wth some well known pieces as well as some under-known gems.
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Nov 27, 2009
The Namesake
So lovely. JL's writing is so pellucid, yet richly evocatve.
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Feb 14, 2009
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Jack started this last night, and I'll get it when he's done.
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Sep 13, 2010
A Weekend with Wendell
I don't like his book, but Andy thinks it is HILARIOUS.
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Nov 22, 2008
Gone with the Wind
Jack wants to read this because it is worth 71 AR points. I started reading it to him and I think he might have been a little bored, which is kind of...more
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Mar 22, 2008
Practical Magic
Nice enough, quick read. Nothing tremendously memorable.
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Dec 30, 2009
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)
All in all, a very satisfying wrap up to the series.
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Jun 16, 2009
The New Basics Cookbook
Kip is now a friend, so I'm going to start reviewing cookbooks -- Yay!

This is one of my favorite go-to cookbooks. When my friends were getting married...more
Jan 1990
Aug 11, 2007
Heaven to Betsy & Betsy in Spite of Herself
Beautiful new edition of some of my favorite books!
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Sep 27, 2009
Ordinary People
Darsa mentioned this. Time for a reread!
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Jan 06, 2011
Don't Cry
rec by Julia Keller, Chicago Tribune.
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Mar 14, 2009
Obsession: An Erotic Tale
Oh my God. I don't know if I have to word to express how VERY VERY BAD this book is. I've read better sex in fanfiction. I've WRITTEN better sex in fa...more
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Jul 07, 2009
'Tis the Season (Echo Company, #3)
my favorite of the series so far
Feb 02, 2014
Feb 02, 2014
Helen of Troy
I'm skimming this. I haven't truly enjoyed a Margaret George book since Henry's diary.
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Aug 04, 2010
Small Game
I'm embarking on my annual try at reading this book. I always feel guilty when I set it down again. My cousin's neighbor and friend wrote this book an...more
Sep 2007
Sep 15, 2007
Little Women (Little Women, #1)
I picked this up because Jack wanted a high point value book to read for his AR quiz. I kept trying to sell this to him, and went to far as to read hi...more
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Feb 04, 2008
Year of Wonders
Lovely, lovely writing.
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Dec 27, 2008
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)
Jack just finished. My turn next!
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Jun 04, 2010
Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet (Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet, #1)
enjoyable enough. Andy loved it.
Jun 18, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Irene Adler, #1)
One of my absolute favorite books. A retelling of ACD's A Scandal in Bohemia from Irene Adler's side of things. The story is narrated by Nell Huxleigh...more
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Sep 02, 2007
An Old-Fashioned Girl
The preachy tone annoys me, but not enough to stop me from rereading every once in awhile.

ETA: reread, after Girl of the Limberlost and Rebecca of Sun...more
Jan 22, 2012
Dec 29, 2007
Venom and the River
It's like a bitter Kate Morton novel.
Sep 23, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
An Off Year
fellow Northwestern CW person.
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Sep 03, 2009
Ethan Frome
re-reading for "craft issues."
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Feb 05, 2010
Hollywood Costume: Glamour, Glitter, Romance
I used to check this book out of the library once every other month in the early 80s. I just found it at a Friends of the Library book sale!

This book...more
Jan 1980
Mar 02, 2008
Clash of the Class Clowns (Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet, #2)
funny. andy loved it.
Jun 18, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale
Cleaning off the bookshelves... Dh picked this up for 50 cents at a remainder table. So.Very.Dull. Jenna Jameson came from a bad homelife and ended up...more
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Sep 17, 2007
The Dunderheads
Sounds like an Andy book!
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Jan 08, 2010
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians (Alcatraz, #1)
for Jack
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Jan 02, 2010
Her Fearful Symmetry
I'm having a hard time getting into this one. Kind of a bummer, as TTW is one of my favorites.

ETA: I finally finished it and had an overwhelming impre...more
Jan 07, 2010
Aug 05, 2009