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130
The Stolen Child
3.68
I am a big fan of literature that retell or reconfigure old myths and fairy tales especially if the author can bring it into a modern setting and so I...more
Mar 21, 2009
Jan 25, 2009
 
429
Ya Yas in Bloom
3.54
Now that I have read all three of Rebecca Well’s Ya-Ya books, I can honestly say that while Divine Secrets was the most intellectually satisfying of t...more
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Mar 11, 2009
 
350
Learning to See Creatively: Design, Color and Composition in Photography
4.01
Learning to See Creatively was a bit a disappointment for me. It seems odd to say this since I am still really a beginner in terms of photography but...more
Jul 22, 2010
Feb 10, 2010
 
43
Knitting
3.25
**spoiler alert** For a book entitled "Knitting," this novel was more about two women trying desperately not to unravel than their efforts to create a...more
May 15, 2009
Jan 14, 2009
 
148
Fitcher's Brides
3.58
Fitcher's Brides is the latest book I've read from the Terri Windling Fairy Tale series. Some of the books in that series (like Windling's The Wood Wi...more
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Jun 11, 2009
 
305
At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much
4.07
A collection of short, little snippets about knitting and knitters, At Knit’s End was my first introduction to the Harlot and was enough to get me com...more
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Jan 06, 2009
 
264
The Knitting Sutra: Craft as a Spiritual Practice
3.57
**spoiler alert** To tell you the truth, I found the Knitting Sutra to be a mixed experience. On one hand, I am not that familiar with most of the spi...more
Mar 19, 2009
Jan 09, 2009
 
348
The Sweetgum Knit Lit Society (Sweetgum Knit #1)
3.57
**spoiler alert** Not bad for light, mindless reading but I have to be honest, I was hoping for more. The characters are all members of a combination...more
Oct 19, 2009
Jul 25, 2009
 
81
Every Visible Thing
3.70
As a huge fan of Lisa Carey’s books, I was looking forward to reading Every Visible Thing. I was really hoping for something in the same vein as the o...more
Jul 19, 2010
Jul 06, 2010
 
108
Someplace to be Flying
4.30
Yet another amazing book in Charles de Lint's Newford series. This was my first introduction to the Crow Girls, Raven and the rest of that crew and I...more
Aug 05, 2009
Jul 23, 2009
 
512
Longbourn
3.63
To be honest, I rarely read any Jane Austen books that aren’t written by Jane Austen. I just find it so hard not to be disappointed when a modern auth...more
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Jul 19, 2014
 
511
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
3.87
Then I went on to read Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. I can definitely see how it could a significant book to many young girls, and I liked how...more
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May 16, 2014
 
507
Selected Poems
4.26
Before I picked up the Selected Poems of Langston Hughes, I was familiar with some of his more famous poems like
"Harlem (Dreams Deferred)", "A Negro...more
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Feb 05, 2014
 
378
The Love Goddess' Cooking School
3.72
There is a genre of books where a group of people (usually women with one lone guy thrown into the mix) gather together in some sort of club or class...more
not set
Aug 19, 2011
 
490
Questions About Angels
4.22
Continuing my current obsession with Billy Collins, I picked yet another collection of his poems: Questions about Angels. Some of the poems (like: “Fi...more
not set
Jun 19, 2012
 
489
King's Fool: A Notorious King, His Six Wives, and the One Man Who Knew All Their Secrets
3.94
I have always enjoyed historic fiction, particularly historic fiction about the life and times of the Tudors, but lately it has been a bit difficult t...more
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Jun 15, 2012
 
488
Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems
4.25
While on a bit of a poetry spree, I picked up some books by former U.S. Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, including: The Trouble with Poetry and Other Poe...more
not set
Jun 14, 2012
 
502
Frankenstein
3.69
**spoiler alert** I have just finished reading Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and in lieu of a review, I would like to take this moment to say a few thin...more
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Oct 07, 2013
 
499
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
4.00
After a crazy past few weeks, I gave myself a day off to rest and recharge and I decided to spend it reading Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the...more
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Jul 13, 2013
 
76
Naamah's Kiss (Moirin Trilogy, #1)
4.08
**spoiler alert** As much as I enjoyed returning to the world of Terre d'Ange, I have to say that Naamah's Kiss wasn't nearly as good as the original...more
Aug 18, 2009
Aug 18, 2009
 
485
Ballistics
4.07
There is a lot to love about Billy Collin’s poetry. For me, I love his wry observations and his musings about all the little details of what he sees a...more
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Jun 13, 2012
 
484
The Wedding Quilt (Elm Creek Quilts #18)
3.64
Ever since I first read The Quiter’s Apprentice I have been a big fan of the Elm Creek Quilt series. I really enjoyed the characters that Chiaverini h...more
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Jun 13, 2012
 
483
All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin
4.08
All Wound Up is a collection of essays about a variety of things. Of course, having being written by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (a.k.a. The Yarn Harlot) t...more
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Jun 06, 2012
 
493
Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay
4.02
I was introduced to the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay this past semester when I took an Intro to Poetry class. We read “I, Being Born a Woman and...more
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Jul 11, 2012
 
501
A Fine Romance:  Falling in Love with the English Countryside
4.69
I was utterly charmed by Susan Branch’s A Fine Romance: Falling in Love with the English Countryside. Written during a two month trip to England, A Fi...more
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Sep 02, 2013
 
65
Sarah (Women of Genesis, #1)
3.87
**spoiler alert** I was intrigued when I discovered that Orson Scott Card had written several historic fiction books based on the lives of women featu...more
Mar 28, 2009
Mar 27, 2009
 
261
Brendan
3.51
Morgan Llywelyn is one of my all-time favorite authors. I love her take on Celtic history and mythology – particularly the way she can tell larger tha...more
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Aug 17, 2011
 
327
Across the Miles: Tales of Correspondence
3.86
**spoiler alert** Lucy Maud Montgomery has been one of my favorite authors ever since I read Anne of Green Gables as a little girl. But unlike many of...more
Jul 22, 2010
Jul 20, 2010
 
356
Without You
3.99
I saw Without You on a recent trip to Borders and had to buy it. Rent is one of my all time favorite Broadway shows and Mark is a character that has a...more
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Jan 15, 2010
 
487
Picnic, Lightning
4.28
While on a bit of a poetry spree, I picked up some books by former U.S. Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, including: The Trouble with Poetry and Other Poe...more
not set
Jun 14, 2012
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