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Galore
3.71
Had high hopes for this novel, a multi-generational story told during Newfoundland's settling. The book blurb talked about an ambitious and accomplish...more
not set
Oct 16, 2013
 
Bent Road
3.46
I did not enjoy this book. Other reviews have said great things about the "shifting point of view," but when the point of view shifts several time wit...more
Apr 04, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
 
Parrot and Olivier in America
3.41
I so wanted to like this book, and even got to page 257 when it dawned on me that I did not care how anything turned out. I was not emotionally invest...more
Mar 30, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
 
Lost Memory of Skin
3.54
Slogged halfway through this book before I ditched it. And I felt little to no remorse for saying goodbye to the main characters: "The Kid," a 20-some...more
not set
Nov 09, 2013
 
Alfred & Emily
3.15
Read the first 100 pages, and thought it was okay. This was my first Doris Lessing book, and I actually came across a review that suggested reading ot...more
Apr 13, 2009
Apr 08, 2009
 
Enchantments
3.21
Got about halfway through this book before it was due back at the library. Might be worth checking out again if I am in the mood for a well-written bu...more
not set
Apr 19, 2014
 
The Marriage Plot
3.40
Jeffrey Eugenides is a talented author, but I couldn't get into this one. I read about 2/3 of the way through and decided I had better things to do (a...more
Jan 02, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
 
The Feast of Love
3.70
This was on my "Books to be Read Immediately" list, but for me it was just too sexually explicit. Had to ditch it. Guess I should've known with a titl...more
Nov 04, 2010
Nov 02, 2010
 
Crossing to Safety
4.16
Ditched after 160ish pages. Nice writing, not a real mover in the plot department. Might pick up again later if I feel inclined for a slower read.
Jul 07, 2013
Jul 07, 2013
 
People of the Book
3.96
Should've read my friends reviews before I checked this out on my Kindle. Blah. Didn't get into the storyline or characters. Ditched it.
Jan 05, 2013
Jan 05, 2013
 
The Women
3.46
Sorry, but I just couldn't get into this one. I knew Frank Lloyd Wright was eccentric, but I just got the feeling that I would hate him if I finished...more
Jan 26, 2010
Jan 13, 2010
 
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
3.69
I just couldn't get into this book. Usually I read at least 100 pages of every book, to make a valiant effort to really get into things, but this one...more
Jan 13, 2010
Jan 07, 2010
 
A Hologram for the King
3.34
Honestly: depressing, long winded, plotless. Ditched about 60% of the way through, should've ditched sooner.
Feb 20, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
 
The Headmaster's Wager
3.86
Maybe it was just because I was having a horrible day, but I didn't get into this one. Ditched it.
Nov 14, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
 
All the Land to Hold Us: A Novel
3.41
I think I just prefer Rick Bass's nonfiction.
May 06, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
 
Sister India
3.23
Got 150 pages in and still wasn't really riveted by the book. Strange narrative style that didn't necessarily enhance the storyline.
Aug 2009
Jul 25, 2009
 
Live by Night (Coughlin, #2)
3.84
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not set
Mar 13, 2013
 
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
3.76
None
Mar 09, 2013
Mar 07, 2013
 
Drood
3.46
None
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 05, 2011
 
The Sweetheart Season
3.24
None
Dec 02, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
 
Summerland
3.52
None
Nov 05, 2011
Oct 25, 2011
 
A Guide to Being Born: Stories
3.68
None
not set
Jan 16, 2014
 
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
4.00
None
not set
Apr 27, 2011
 
Great House
3.41
None
Mar 31, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
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