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A Man Without a Country
4.06
GREAT book. Man, he says exactly how I feel about this country of ours today in 2005. The apocalypse is coming, you know, after we ruin the earth. Her ...more
Nov 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less
3.88
Evelyn Ryan is married to an alcoholic who doesn’t make much money. The Ryan’s have 10 kids to feed and a house that is falling apart. Evelyn managed ...more
Dec 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague
3.99
One of my favorites of the year! Wow, what a great writer. It’s 1666 and the plague is carried from London to a small Derbyshire village by a tailor. ...more
Apr 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress: Tales of Growing up Groovy and Clueless
3.68
It was okay, another quirky memoir. Here is a memorable line: When her brother asks their dad why their Jewish family celebrates Christmas, she doesn' ...more
Sep 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
Grave Sight (Harper Connelly, #1)
3.83
Harper Connolly was hit by lightning as a child. Now she can sense dead people. The dead people don’t visit her ala Sixth Sense. She can find their ac ...more
Dec 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #4)
3.79
I just saw the movie, the movie ends at the 3rd book, HENCE, starting with the 4th book. I LOVE that Sunny, the baby, speaks in gibberish, and always ...more
Sep 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
The Yada Yada Prayer Group (The Yada Yada Prayer Group #1)
4.00
Christian book (sometimes VERY annoying) about a group of women from all sorts of ethic backgrounds getting together and becoming friends. It was so g ...more
Sep 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life
3.87
Makes you mad reading it because, well, you COULD have written it. Random thoughts about everyday subjects. I wrote to her telling her it was very Bud ...more
Sep 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
Elsewhere
3.92
A girl dies before her 16th bday. She goes to “Elsewhere” (heaven?) where you live backwards until you reach infancy and rejoin the earth as a new spi ...more
Nov 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank
3.62
GREAT book. What if Peter Van Pels (one of the young kids holed up with the Frank family) hadn’t died in a concentration camp and had moved to America ...more
Jun 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
3.91
True story of food critic for New York Times. Disguises herself to go to different restaurants. Treated differently depending on what she is wearing. ...more
May 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
Replay
4.15
Man lives till he in his late 40’s. Dies. Wakes up in his college dorm room. Lives a life, not unlike the life he just lived, yet with more money. Die ...more
Aug 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
Where Is the Mango Princess?: A Journey Back From Brain Injury
4.08
Husband/Father suffers brain injury, he was once an attorney, now he can’t tie his shoes and cannot walk. “Where is the Mango Princess?” is something ...more
May 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
Case Histories
3.79
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson – 3-18-05 – Great book. Private Detective Jackson Brodie—ex-cop, ex-husband and weekend dad—takes on three cases invol ...more
Mar 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
The Rule of Four
3.19
Wanted to be the next Davinci Code. Um, it wasn’t. LONNnng, drawn-out book with no damn payoff. So disappointed. Yawn. Clues that went no-where. Yawn. ...more
May 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
The Day I Turned Uncool: Confessions of a Reluctant Grown-up
3.28
I read this entire book on a plane to Syracuse. Fun essays about growing up and realizing that, yeah, growing up stinks. Fun part? When he visits his ...more
Dec 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #10)
3.96
I have 2 more to read and I’m caught up. Of course I can’t stop now! You meet up with the “thought-to-be-dead” Quagmire triplet and he likes Violet. o ...more
Dec 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
The Preservationist
3.63
What was Noah’s family thinking when he said to them, “hey, I gots to build me a HUGE ark and um, gather up animals, 2 by 2, and “we” have to boogie b ...more
May 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
The Ice Queen
3.48
Liked it very much. Very “Alice Hoffmany” if you that means anything to you. Very sweet, sad and elegantly told. About a woman who is always cold and ...more
Sep 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith
4.04
I love Anne Lamott. Religion is a manmade invention, God is not. No one is right, no one is wrong. I’m a Buddhist-Christian, and that’s okay. Are you ...more
May 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
Sunshine
3.83
Okay, I was in a vampire mood. This was a vampire mystery/fantasy that was written well, with GREAT characters, but hoooo boy, it needed a good editor ...more
Mar 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
I'm the One That I Want
3.68
Serious and fun essays about the state of our world today. I understand her sense of compassion and how angry a compassionate person can become when f ...more
Dec 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure
3.50
Travelogue of an Australian radio correspondent who lives in India with her news correspondent boyfriend. Clash of cultures. Great look into other wor ...more
Mar 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
March
3.70
Another great book by Ms. Brooks. I love this woman’s writing. It’s Mr. March from Little Women. It tells of his experiences in the Civil War. It is n ...more
May 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
Assassination Vacation
3.99
Sarah loves history…and she tells us things we never knew ABOUT history. She goes all over the country visiting historical spots that played a part in ...more
May 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
Wonder When You'll Miss Me
3.83
One of my “weird-ass” books that I always find. Fat girl losses weight. Phantom fat-girl-self haunts newly skinny girl. Murder ensues. Oh..and traveli ...more
Feb 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #9)
3.92
The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket-11-26-05 Same review as the others in this series, but I can’t seem to stop. These books are comforting to ...more
Nov 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
The Giant's House
3.68
What can I say, another “weird-ass” book. All about a librarian who falls in love with the tallest man in the world. It does not end happily, let me t ...more
Oct 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
The Wonder Spot
3.25
GREAT book. Loved the vagueness about it. Another “weird-ass” book, but this time a very commercial “weird-ass” book. I’m losing my cutting edge! Meli ...more
Oct 2005
Jul 18, 2007
 
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
4.49
Well, because it’s the law to read it. I thought it was long-winded and needed editing. JK Rowling has come down with the Stephen King syndrome. Just ...more
Jul 2005
Jul 18, 2007
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