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Pagan's Scribe (Pagan Chronicles, #4)
For me, a book is all about the ending, but a series is mostly about development. And this final entry in the Pagan series delivers. I don't know if I ...more
May 26, 2010
Apr 30, 2010
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Wow. I picked this because one of my favorite bloggers asked her audience what was the scariest book they had ever read and LOTS of them named this ve ...more
Nov 07, 2010
Nov 03, 2010
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Good for people who like Freakonomics or people interested in the subject. I've been trying to figure out how to motivate my sons without crushing the ...more
Jan 23, 2013
Jan 23, 2013
Unclutter Your Life in One Week
Another standout. It must be said that the author does not mean one continuous week, rather a series of seven days spaced out over the course of.. a y ...more
Oct 30, 2010
Oct 30, 2010
He Comes Next: The Thinking Woman's Guide to Pleasuring a Man
I read this book as a companion piece to She Comes First by the same author. I think I'm going to reread it before I write a review. First impression ...more
Jan 12, 2012
Jan 13, 2012
Ethan Frome
Listened to this- it's fast, only about five hours. I remember I liked it in high school, but had no real appreciation of New England in the winter. I ...more
Nov 20, 2012
Nov 20, 2012
Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles, #1)
This was a fun read. I never thought I'd get emotional over a cockroach! I really like Gregor, and I'm curious to see the character development over t ...more
Feb 24, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
America Through the Lens: Photographers Who Changed the Nation
Picked this up in the library in the juvenile section due to my interest in both photography and history. It's a great, informative volume. If I were ...more
Jan 07, 2011
Jan 07, 2011
Pagan's Crusade: Book One of the Pagan Chronicles
Sometimes I have to think about a book for awhile before I can decide what I think about it. Pagan is an interesting character, but he seems a bit ana ...more
Apr 30, 2010
Apr 29, 2010
The Sea of Tranquility
Really it's 4.5 stars. I think this is the kind of novel that people will either love for the story, or pick apart for the flaws. It does feel too lon ...more
Mar 25, 2015
Mar 24, 2015
Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Other Half-baked Theories Don't
Utterly forgettable. I cannot stand authors with such a blatant agenda. At least let me figure out the agenda for myself! He lost me when he tried to ...more
not set
Nov 08, 2009
I Am the Messenger
I don't even know what to say about this book. It's worth a read. I listened to it on audiobook and the narrator does a good job with it. I'll think a ...more
Apr 10, 2011
Apr 10, 2011
The Lotus Eaters
I liked almost everything about this book. The contrast of the brutality/gentleness; ugliness and beauty; chaos and structure; and loyalty/betrayal. I ...more
Jun 2012
Apr 19, 2012
Cold Sassy Tree
I grabbed this book at a second-hand shop, knowing nothing about it. I had lukewarm feelings about it at first- the Southernness (is that a real word? ...more
Jul 19, 2010
Jul 13, 2010
Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party
Terrifying book. It basically explains, mostly chronologically, how the religious fundamentalists took over the Republican party. Step by horrifying a ...more
Mar 20, 2010
Feb 06, 2010
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
I tried not to get too attached to the characters because it just seems like the sort of book where not everyone survives, but I was still a blubberin ...more
Nov 18, 2013
Nov 16, 2013
The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2)
This was more like 3 1/2 stars for me. It has the typical Riordan strengths of fun plot, fast pace, and comic moments, but falls short on characteriza ...more
May 19, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible & Why We Don't Know About Them
By treating the Bible as any other book, this one actually has inspired me to read more of the Bible. The parts about early Christianity are so intere ...more
Sep 13, 2010
Sep 02, 2010
Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't
Timely, informative, and surprising, but at the same time, not surprising. I am surprised that evangelicals know only as much about the bible as every ...more
Sep 20, 2010
Sep 02, 2010
On the Island
Super fun, sweet read. I went through it so fast, I'm going to need to reread it. Great characters, compelling story.
Jul 28, 2012
Jul 28, 2012
100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing the Right Educational Philosophy for Your Child's Learning Style
I would give it 5 stars, because it is very helpful, but the author is coming from a particular type of religious background, and makes this a priorit ...more
not set
Mar 14, 2009
Bridge To Terabithia
What a wonderful story. It's great as a read-aloud, except for my crying. Lots of passages to pull out and talk about different elements; perfect for ...more
Jan 20, 2010
Jan 13, 2010
A Loving Scoundrel (Malory-Anderson Family, #7)
What can I say? It's Labor Day weekend. It was here. I read it. Romance novels are my guilty pleasure.
Sep 06, 2010
Sep 06, 2010
SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
The ending is worth the whole book.
If you liked Freakonomics, you will like this too. It's really that simple.
Nov 10, 2009
Nov 08, 2009
This is a beauty of a story. It's told in several different viewpoints, some of them surprising. It's definitely more triumphant than tragic. I think ...more
May 07, 2012
May 02, 2012
The Namesake
This looks like a more intimidating book than it actually is. It's a pretty fast read and very entertaining. You can really feel how the characters ar ...more
Nov 03, 2010
Oct 24, 2010
Moonlight in the Morning (Edilean, #6)
It rained all day yesterday, and then I was up all night so I read this.
Sep 30, 2012
Sep 30, 2012
The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke
She saw all of this economic crap coming. Unlike Alan Greenspan, et al.
Jan 2008
Sep 16, 2010
One Plus One
Love it. Love Jess, love Nicky, love Tanzie, love Ed, love them all together. Find your tribe!
Jul 10, 2014
Jul 07, 2014
Ruhlman's Twenty: The Ideas and Techniques that Will Make You a Better Cook
A little basic, but some of us need basic instruction!
May 27, 2012
May 27, 2012