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The Art of Racing in the Rain
**spoiler alert** This is the best book I have read in a long time!

Let me just say - I'm not a race car fan at all, but this book really isn't about r...more
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Jun 19, 2008
Palisades Park
I've been reading books all year waiting for one to captivate me. For one that I want to recommend to others. For one that when I put it down it stays...more
May 25, 2013
May 23, 2013
Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking, #3)
This book tore my heart into pieces and crushed them. Every single one of them. I am emotionally drained after reading this book. The entire thing was...more
Jan 28, 2014
Jan 26, 2014
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1)
It is not very often that a fantasy novel comes along that takes my breath away. I enjoy reading fantasy books - and have followed many down the long,...more
Jul 30, 2010
Mar 27, 2010
Time and Chance
I very much enjoyed both the premise of this book and the actual reading of it. It takes the idea that when we make those pivotal moments in our lives...more
May 26, 2013
May 26, 2013
The Suffragette Scandal (Brothers Sinister, #4)
I LOVED this book!

It's not often that a book makes it into my favorite book list, let alone a historical romance book. But this book...was amazing.

Jul 25, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
Seeking Philbert Woodbead (Fairweather Sisters, #2)
I adored this book. Adored it!

The plot, the characters, the entire book was completely fun, bordering on ridiculous, but i mean that with the HIGHEST...more
Sep 2013
Aug 30, 2013
The Night Circus
This book was magical to read. It simply transported me to another world, a world that I wanted to savor, experience, live in!

I'm not usually one for...more
Jan 07, 2012
Jan 02, 2012
Ella Minnow Pea
What a delightful book! A friend fave this to me as a gift and I'm so glad that she did! This is the story of a country (who successfully seceded from...more
Dec 2012
Dec 25, 2012
The Wicked Wager
This book was such a surprise. I LOVED it!!!

I was expecting historical romance (and in some ways it was), but it was more a regency romance. And a fun...more
Mar 17, 2013
Mar 17, 2013
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
I liked this book. I enjoyed this book. I loved reading this book. I thought that it was cute and clever. As a historian, I appreciated the details of...more
May 31, 2010
May 22, 2010
Winter Garden
This book was recommended to me by my mother. As I started reading it, I couldn't figure out why she thought I would like this book. It started off ve...more
Jun 2010
May 19, 2010
A Reliable Wife
This book captured me and pulled me in right away. However, in parts I think I was engrossed in a watching a train wreck kind of way instead of an eng...more
Mar 07, 2010
Mar 02, 2010
All Shall Be Well; And All Shall Be Well; And All Manner of Things Shall Be Well
This book was more reflective, more deeply troubling, and much sadder and heart wrenching than I expected it to be. I picked it up as a former (or sho...more
May 09, 2010
Mar 31, 2010
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
I'm so glad that a friend recommended this book. I couldn't put it down! It was funny, sad, heart-warming and just a great read. (I spent an entire pl...more
Mar 17, 2009
Feb 03, 2009
The Help
Wow! This book was amazing. Have I already said wow? Every once and a while a book comes along and capures me intensly, magnificently, and manages to...more
Jun 15, 2010
Jan 05, 2010
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
Five stars++++++++++++++++++

I loved this book! Let me tell you about my book reading journey:
1. I had to go to the airport at the butt crack of dawn (...more
Oct 22, 2013
Jul 12, 2013
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
"The right book exactly, at exactly the right time."

This quote from the book sums up exactly (ha) I feel about this book. I loved this book. LOVED!

Aug 02, 2013
Apr 06, 2013
Homer's Odyssey
**spoiler alert** I'm teetering between two and five stars on this one. I know - two and five stars - what a range! I'm torn because I loved reading a...more
Apr 20, 2010
Jan 18, 2010
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)
Wow. This book is haunting, poignant, beautiful, sad....so, so sad but full of hope. There is hope until the end. It is the kind of book that I didn't...more
Jan 17, 2010
Jan 18, 2010
The Uncommon Reader
This short novella is sweet, charming, captivating and clever. It pulled me in as soon as the Queen (taking a romp after her Corgis) stumbles across a...more
Oct 16, 2010
Sep 23, 2010
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, Volume One (Miss Temple, Doctor Svenson, and Cardinal Chang #1.1)
This was a completely unexpected read - one that I expected to enjoy but not one that I expected to love! What was especially surprising to me was tha...more
Jul 06, 2009
Jun 28, 2009
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1)
**spoiler alert** Pride and Prejudice and Zombies takes the original P and P and adds what it was possibly missing all these many years - zombies. How...more
Jun 08, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot (Cecelia and Kate, #1)
WOW! I loved this book!!!! LOVED IT. When I first started reading, I thought it was going to be a tedious read without any real dialogue reading lette...more
Nov 17, 2009
Mar 05, 2009
These Is My Words (Sarah Agnes Prine, #1)
I LOVED this book - LOVED it.

However, I didn't start out loving this book. In fact, when I first started reading it I thought, ugh - I wasted my money...more
Sep 20, 2012
May 28, 2012
Assassination Vacation
I loved this book! It was irreverent, funny, honest, saracastic, ironic, serious, thought-provoking, interesting, cynical and hopefully poignant. Very...more
Nov 08, 2008
Oct 08, 2008
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
Another tearjerker animal book that was inspirational, motivating and informative. Not the most well-written book, it was still such a heart-warming s...more
Jan 04, 2009
Oct 07, 2008
The 19th Wife
This was a great book - combination historical story meets contemporary cult/sect murder mystery. The book alternates between the story of Ann Elizabe...more
Dec 12, 2009
Oct 07, 2008
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
**spoiler alert** Just like the others in the series - I LOVED THIS BOOK!

According to the book flap, this is the concluding book in the Twilight Serie...more
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May 27, 2008
Pale Demon (The Hollows, #9)
Wow! I've been fairly apathetic about this book series based on the past several books. I just got tired of Rachel's whiney-ness. (Oh I'm being punish...more
Mar 13, 2011
Dec 04, 2010
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