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Blackbird House
3.80
I loved this book. Once I started it, if I had to put it down, I couldn't wait to pick it back up.

Old houses see many things, many lives, loves, loss...more
Mar 15, 2014
Jun 16, 2013
 
The Age of Miracles
3.64
Julia is eleven years old and one day the earth's daily revolutions begins to slow, adding mintues, hours, to every day. The world around her, and her...more
May 19, 2013
May 19, 2013
 
Still Alice
4.26
Remember the movie,Scream, where Drew Barrymore is talking to the killer on the phone and realizes he's in the house with her? Well, Still Alice is ki...more
Jul 15, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
 
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
3.87
Harold Fry spent his life trying to be invisible to the world, seen only by his beloved wife, Maureen and, for a brief period, his coworker Queenie He...more
Oct 12, 2013
Sep 29, 2013
 
Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World
3.85
After reading the first couple of chapters I was afraid I wouldn't like this memoir of a well-to-do woman who chose, after the end of her marriage, to...more
May 23, 2011
May 01, 2011
 
She's Come Undone
3.78
(BC 3/20/09--Mary Kelley's--A+)

This is a book that you will either really, really like, or really, really dislike. I fall into the first category. I l...more
Mar 20, 2009
Feb 06, 2009
 
You Remind Me of Me
3.58
My problem with this book is that I have seen You Remind Me of Me as a TV movie (not by this name). I know it. The first scene with Jonah and Elizabet...more
Aug 19, 2010
Jul 18, 2010
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.03
When Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer in 1951 her family did not know that part of her, cells from her cancerous tumor, were not only living, t...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
 
The Art of Racing in the Rain
4.15
This really should be a 4 star book, since it is really well written, but I have given it a three because of my enjoyment level. First off, the story...more
Apr 22, 2010
Mar 11, 2010
 
Defending Jacob
3.95
I have to say up front, I approached this book with extreme prejudice. I'm not a fan of courtroom suspense novels, I don't care for Grisham and the li...more
Apr 22, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
 
Loving Frank
3.68
February 2008

This novel is based on the real-life affair between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mrs. Mamah Cheney, who scandilized 1909 Chicago by running off...more
Feb 2009
Jan 28, 2009
 
Strange as This Weather Has Been
3.75
I saw that this book had a pretty good rating so I started it with high hopes. Those hopes were quickly dashed. The odd, stream of consciousness style...more
Sep 26, 2012
Aug 22, 2012
 
Dear American Airlines
3.07
I waivered between 2 and 3 stars, so I guess it's a 2.5 star book. I really tried to like it, and to be honest, parts were really very funny. But done...more
Mar 31, 2011
Feb 25, 2011
 
The Orchardist
3.74
While I was reading this book, 48 Hours Mystery did a story based in Wanatchee, WA. The filming of the location allowed me to see the wild beauty of t...more
Jun 16, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
 
Babayaga
3.48
This is a combination of Mad Men meets American Horror Story meets Homeland. Set in 1959 Paris, there are ad men and witches, CIA operatives and bald...more
Apr 20, 2014
Apr 02, 2014
 
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
4.27
(BC 4/16/09--J. Liu's, Worthington)
My actual rating is 4.5 stars, but I don't have that option.

I really enjoyed this book. I laughed out loud so many...more
Apr 2009
Feb 06, 2009
 
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
3.77
May 20th BC, Lucky House--review to follow after meeting.

Betrayal, jealousy, rape; it could happen with any family gathering. Iris has a nice, tidy li...more
May 02, 2010
Apr 23, 2010
 
Every Last One
3.80
I'm not a fan of Nicholas Sparks, Jody Picoult and others of this genre. Melodrama just doesn't do it for me. However, Quindlen has crafted a superbly...more
Mar 14, 2012
Feb 16, 2012
 
Plain Truth
3.95
Jodi Picoult is not one of my go-to authors. All of her books seem to be melodramic heartbreaking downers, like she's the Lurlene McDaniels for adults...more
Jan 2007
Feb 27, 2009
 
The Devil's Star: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 3)
4.01
I was a little afraid of this one, especially with it being promoted as "the next Stig Larsson", that it was going to be super dark and twisted. While...more
Apr 11, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
 
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
3.85
Despite all the great reviews and hype, I found this to be a sterotypically dull historical tome. There were parts, based on actual diaries of some of...more
Nov 2006
Feb 12, 2009
 
Embassytown
3.84
First off, pure science fiction is not my medium. I have great difficulty with abstract ideas (I was 45 before I passed algebra). I have never read an...more
Jun 23, 2011
May 26, 2011
 
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
3.60
This was a good read, though it was dark and depressing when you were reading about David and Norah's lives after the birth of their Downs Syndrome da...more
Jan 2007
Feb 10, 2009
 
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
3.94
Alexandra Fuller's memoir of her childhood in Africa is compelling while at the same time horrifying. Filled with lost babies, dogs, unrelenting heat,...more
Jan 19, 2013
Nov 09, 2012
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.91
In some ways, in the beginning, Cheryl Strayed reminded me of Rita
Gelman of Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World in her total lack o...more
Aug 26, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
 
The Third Angel
3.52
I sat down with a cup of tea this morning to read a couple of pages,just to see what the writing was like. Afterall BC isn't until the end of the mont...more
Apr 28, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
 
Garden Spells
4.06
2nd read: May 2010
1st read: January 2008
5/2010--After having an unusally difficult week, and not knowing what to read, I picked up Garden Spells again...more
May 15, 2010
Jan 28, 2009
 
Year of Wonders
3.99
This was an ok book. Very depressing, everyone dying of the plague. The ending was kind of out of place, the main character suddenly became more conte...more
Jan 2007
Feb 10, 2009
 
The Devil Wears Prada (The Devil Wears Prada, #1)
3.62
One of the most poorly written books I've ever read. I didn't care a whit about any of the characters. Even the movie, which was very loosely based on...more
Jan 2007
Feb 10, 2009
 
The Husband's Secret
3.89
Would you open Pandora's box if you had the chance,knowing everything in your life would change? How well do you know the people around you, those you...more
May 25, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
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