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Into the Forest
This book was amazing, as my stars indicate. I'll let other reviewers tell the basis of the story and simply say that I didn't like the way it ended,...more
Sep 2007
Sep 22, 2007
Hearing Birds Fly: A Nomadic Year in Mongolia
Someone left this book at my house and I decided to start reading it for lack of anything better to do. I'm really glad I read it as it captures many...more
Jul 2007
Aug 01, 2007
The Shadow Walker
I'm having a hard time deciding exactly how to review this book. My opinion of it is EXTREMELY colored by the fact that I lived in Mongolia so I am pe...more
Sep 16, 2008
Jul 27, 2008
The Virgin's Lover (The Tudor Court, #5)
I couldn't finish this one by Gregory either, I only got through about half, similar to where I got in "The Constant Princess". I really liked "The Qu...more
Aug 2007
Aug 08, 2007
Reflex (Jumper, #2)
Not nearly as good as "Jumper", but better than "Griffin's Story", especially because the bad guys are a little more defined and have a clearer purpos...more
Mar 16, 2008
Mar 17, 2008
How to Talk to a Widower
It is interesting to think of this book, how it portrays the widower's grief as written by a man, and compare it to something like Dogs of Babel and t...more
Jun 16, 2008
Jun 19, 2008
The Deed of Paksenarrion (The Deed of Paksenarrion, #1-3)
I just couldn't get into this book, though I really wanted to. I read the first part/book of The Deed of Paksenarrion and couldn't bring myself to rea...more
Nov 06, 2008
Jan 09, 2008
Smoke and Mirrors
This compilation of Gaiman's short stories that I thoroughly enjoyed. Of course, I did enjoy some more than others, but they were all entertaining eno...more
Jul 2007
Jul 13, 2007
My Year of Meats
I really really enjoyed this book. The author did a great job at combining the stories of two women, and also commenting on the meat industry without...more
Aug 2007
Aug 08, 2007
The Girls
In this fiction novel, set up as an "autobiography" of conjoined twins, the author does an excellent job of establishing the two differnet characters...more
Sep 2007
Sep 18, 2007
The Count of Monte Cristo
The first time I read this book I finished it in less than a week. The second time I started this book (in 2007) it took me considerably longer and I...more
Jan 2004
Jul 13, 2007
All Quiet on the Western Front
You'll see the date I have for reading this book is August 2007, but that is only because I know that is when I'm likely to read it for the 5th or 6th...more
Aug 2007
Jul 13, 2007
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
I was pleseantly suprised by this book. I've read one other Sedaris book before and didn't quite see what other people thought was so funny. However,...more
Jul 2007
Jul 15, 2007
My Dream of You
I liked parts of this book, especially two different views of Ireland, yet the end didn't keep me engaged, which was perhaps more a result of me wanti...more
Feb 2007
Jul 17, 2007
I'm not a huge fan of McEwan's having read two of his other books, but this one really drew me in and was an overall satisfying read. It starts a litt...more
Jan 2007
Aug 11, 2007
Tipping the Velvet
This book hooked me so thoroughly that I even read it while traveling for 3 days on unpaved roads. Bumps in the road do make it hard to read, but it w...more
Oct 2005
Jul 17, 2007
Bet Me
I have read this book a few times because it is an enjoyable book to read over and over, almost like a well-made chic-flick. Even though the courtship...more
Jan 2007
Jul 17, 2007
Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
I loved this books. And I love trying to describe the plot to someone who hasn't read it. There are the usual descriptive gems that make Tom Robbins s...more
Mar 2007
Jul 15, 2007
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things
An interesting read, with parts that reminded me a bit of those cognitive problems I remember doing in highschool where you have a chart and you try t...more
Jun 2008
May 27, 2008
The Comfort of Strangers
This book is good, though a bit creepy. I had to re-read a few parts to see if what I thought was going on really went on, which can be a good and a b...more
Feb 2007
Aug 11, 2007
The Constant Princess (The Tudor Court, #1)
I got about half-way through this book and while it is an okay read, it just wasn't keeping me as interested as "The Queen's Fool" which I finished a...more
Jul 2007
Jul 13, 2007
A quick, simple read for an adult, but still a fun read. Definetly something I would share with children. While reading I could imagine some of the ca...more
Aug 2007
Aug 11, 2007
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Not nearly as good as some of his other stuff, though I think it is better than the movie. Robbins has a gift for great description and it's still pre...more
Apr 2007
Jul 15, 2007
The Queen's Fool (The Tudor Court, #4)
The Queen's Fool is the first book I read by this author and I enjoyed it enough to search for some of her other books. Who knows how entirely accurat...more
Jul 2007
Jul 13, 2007
This books is a nice, short read that made me wish that Jen Sacks (the author) was writing more. I was really amused by the characters and the touble...more
Jan 2005
Sep 09, 2007
Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventures: Funny Women Write from the Road
An okay book, not nearly as funny as I thought it was going to be - though some of the stories are pretty wild. They also left me thinking - my travel...more
Aug 2007
Aug 01, 2007
American Gods
The first book I've ever read by Neil Gaiman and what an introduction! He introduces a lot of old-world gods which could be confusing, but it works re...more
Oct 2006
Jul 13, 2007
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas
My introduction to Tom Robbins began with this book. While the 2nd person perspective is a little hard to get use to at first, but the end I was lovin...more
May 2006
Jul 15, 2007
In Cold Blood
An interesting book to read because 1) you know how it will end and 2)it is both a non-fiction book and also literature.
Sep 2007
Sep 03, 2007
The Sandman: Book of Dreams
Some of the stories are only so-so, but others are incredible. There's one about serial killers that still sits in my mind now.
Jul 2007
Jul 13, 2007
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