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The God Makers: A Shocking Expose of What the Mormon Church Really Believes
3.51
What is funniest about this book is the writers, portraying themselves as Christians and Mormons as non-Christians, blasting Mormons for believing wac ...more
Nov 04, 2009
Nov 04, 2009
 
Letters on Cezanne
4.22
When I read Rilke's letter about Cezanne emptying himself out, emptying everything apple into his apple so the representation of the apple is the thin ...more
Feb 03, 2013
Feb 03, 2013
 
The Wisdom of Menopause: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change
4.12
I must confess I love Christiane Northrup. I read Our Bodies, Our Minds, and loved her completely. I'm loving her even more now. Get this: "It's a saf ...more
Jun 11, 2009
Mar 12, 2009
 
Fortune's Rocks
3.85
**spoiler alert** At first I would have said I'd recommend this book to pedophiles, since it's about a 15-year-old girl who has an affair with a middl ...more
Feb 25, 2009
Feb 25, 2009
 
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
3.78
**spoiler alert** Listened to this again recently and just love the series of misadventures Huck Finn gets into. People may say this book is an import ...more
Dec 24, 2009
Dec 24, 2009
 
Bag of Bones
3.83
**spoiler alert** It had been many years since I read anything by Stephen King, and my friend Toni loaned me this book, saying it was good & worth ...more
Apr 11, 2010
Apr 11, 2010
 
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
4.19
I promised I wouldn't read any more of these Larsson books after being subjected to the first terrible offering in the series, but there it was on my ...more
Aug 07, 2010
Aug 07, 2010
 
Ready Player One
4.31
I read this book forward and then I read it backward, chapter by chapter, to review how Ernest Cline constructed such a great story. I haven't read a ...more
Mar 05, 2013
Mar 05, 2013
 
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
3.95
**spoiler alert** I borrowed this book on cassette from my local library to accompany me on a road trip, and couldn't stop listening to it when I got ...more
Aug 05, 2010
Aug 05, 2010
 
Horoscopes for the Dead
4.02
Billy Collins himself visited my humble town of Eugene, Oregon recently and I went to see him, along with a friend. "I see why," my friend said, "he w ...more
Jan 04, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
 
Snow Water
4.15
Michael Longley thinks like an Irishman -- that is, he thinks like a man whose borders have been violently erased and replaced with melancholy, which ...more
Jun 05, 2010
May 31, 2010
 
Northanger Abbey
3.77
As a Jane Austen fan, I believe one must approach Northanger Abbey as an exercise, written when Ms. Austen was young enough to be reactionary and old ...more
Nov 23, 2012
Nov 23, 2012
 
The Handmaid's Tale
3.99
**spoiler alert** This is well worth reading and as soon as I learned there was a film I put it on hold at my local library. It has an absolutely stel ...more
Jun 14, 2009
Jun 14, 2009
 
Horns
3.91
**spoiler alert** This may be the funniest horror novel ever written. I laughed out loud while reading it, then listened to my husband laugh while rea ...more
Jun 17, 2010
May 31, 2010
 
Three Cubic Feet
4.32
I'm still waiting for the gay romantic comedy, where everybody gets married in the end and the initial pain is no more than a misunderstanding based o ...more
Nov 14, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
 
The Fabric of the Cosmos (Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality)
4.10
Considering its daunting topic, this book is amazingly easy to read. Dr. Greene warns us readers occasionally to skip over sections we may find diffic ...more
May 07, 2013
May 07, 2013
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.07
**spoiler alert** This book was loaned to us by a friend and my husband read it first and said he liked it, so I was predisposed to think it was a goo ...more
May 02, 2010
Apr 11, 2010
 
The Thread That Binds the Bones (Chapel Hollow #1)
4.06
**spoiler alert** I read this book and immediately loaned it to my daughter. It's one of those fantasy books where everything goes right. The strong a ...more
Dec 24, 2009
Dec 24, 2009
 
The Winds of Altair
3.58
**spoiler alert** Clash between desperate, religious colonists and ferocious, six-legged native predators. Sketchy characters, fair-to-middling alien ...more
Feb 25, 2009
Nov 28, 2008
 
Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #1)
3.96
**spoiler alert** I borrowed this from the library and it was an entertaining listen. I was a bit disturbed by the treatment of witches and, as fantas ...more
Dec 24, 2009
Dec 24, 2009
 
Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1)
3.71
I had to read this book because I also love Pride and Prejudice, as the protagonist does. And of course I related to her as a woman who isn't skinny, ...more
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Jun 20, 2010
 
Shakespeare's Planet
3.54
My husband has this book. I started reading it & said, "Wow! This is great." He stopped what he was doing, looked at me, and said, "It gets even b ...more
Nov 28, 2008
Sep 21, 2008
 
Life Before Man
3.39
I read this as the second in a single volume of three Atwood novels that starts with Surfacing and ends with The HandMaid's Tale. This was my least fa ...more
Jun 14, 2009
Jun 14, 2009
 
Intimate Kisses: The Poetry of Sexual Pleasure
4.07
A wonderful book to have on your shelf and pull out whenever you're feeling amorous -- or you want to inspire someone else to.
Jul 23, 2011
Jul 24, 2008
 
The Mermaid Chair
3.06
**spoiler alert** I listened to this book on tape from my local library, and had trouble relating to any of its characters because I'm so down on bad ...more
Aug 07, 2010
Aug 07, 2010
 
Tyrannosaurus Rex and the Corduroy Kid
3.63
My favorite parts are excerpts of his translations of Homer's Odyssey and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. He smooths out & modulates the classics ...more
Feb 25, 2009
Feb 25, 2009
 
Gone Girl
3.97
Could not put it down.
Mar 27, 2015
Dec 06, 2014
 
Sister Carrie
3.69
I'm a huge Dreiser fan. I know he's not for everyone, but he reminds me a lot of F. Scott Fitzgerald in his bald portrayal of people's ambitions and s ...more
Nov 04, 2009
Nov 04, 2009
 
The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe)
4.21
Just read the 75th anniversary edition, which I received for Christmas. I had to see the second film in the series after listening to a discussion abo ...more
Dec 28, 2013
Jul 15, 2009
 
Mansfield Park
3.80
My daughter gave me the Barnes & Noble edition of 2004, not realizing I already owned and had read the book -- thanks, honey! On page 423 I found ...more
Aug 05, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
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