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The Double Bind
Offensively bad. Poorly written and/or poorly edited -- likely both -- oh dear crap, it was awful. Overwritten. Stupid. Carelessly written. Used the w ...more
May 04, 2008
Apr 26, 2008
The Man of My Dreams
Hm. I liked it -- really, I did -- and I LOVED Prep. But what Prep was that this isn't was multi-layered. While it was Lee Fiora's journey, it was als ...more
Jun 15, 2008
May 27, 2008
The House at Tyneford
I very much enjoyed this. It's imperfect, sure -- the author is a little obsessed with foreshadowing to such a degree that almost nothing is a surpris ...more
Jan 10, 2013
Sep 30, 2012
Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected--A Memoir
I am not the kind of person who would usually pick up this book. I am cynical, crabby, never read blogger books and generally find people who are shin ...more
Apr 17, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
The Theory of Opposites
First, a word about the author and the process. Winn Scotch self-published this, and one of the reasons she did so was to be able to set her own price ...more
Nov 14, 2013
Nov 14, 2013
The Dom of My Dreams
You will notice there are no stars associated with this review. That's because, um, no. No. NO NO NO NO NO NO. NOPE. NOPE. NOPE. NOPE.

Seriously, peopl
Aug 10, 2012
Aug 10, 2012
Knight (Unfinished Hero, #1)
I'm sorry. I'm sorry! I'm SORRY.

I . . okay, this was the oddest book I have ever read, legitimately, and I have read a lot of odd books. But let me j
Nov 18, 2013
Nov 18, 2013
This was the kind of YA I dislike -- it was written exactly to its targeted demographic, never challenges, and it never gets below the surface. Cather ...more
Nov 09, 2013
Nov 09, 2013
Gone Girl
I really, really loved this. It was slow going for the first half, because just . . . I don't know, man, it didn't draw me in. Then at the halfway mar ...more
Aug 23, 2012
Jun 03, 2012
Office Affair
Okay, perhaps I've overloaded on trashy novels lately, but how, and I really want to know the answer to this, HOW is it possible that every person who ...more
Jun 06, 2012
Jun 06, 2012
Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2)
I thought this was just . . . good, but not great. After everything that happened in the first book, I sort of expected more than this, and I don't kn ...more
Jul 31, 2012
May 26, 2012
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Meh. Honestly, I don't know what to say that hasn't already been said. While to Roth, jumping right into the action PRECISELY where Divergent left off ...more
May 14, 2012
Sep 22, 2011
The Husband's Secret
Oh dear. I am so disappointed in this book. What a BUMMER, because I think Moriarty is so talented. The main issue here was that all of the characters ...more
Nov 29, 2013
Nov 24, 2013
The Blue Bistro
Eh, had I read this in a day, fine. I read it over several, because I don't have the time to finish a book in a day in winter. Or ever, but let's pret ...more
Feb 06, 2014
Feb 02, 2014
Split: A Memoir of Divorce
I've been a fan of Finnamore since -- well, it feels like it's been since the day I started reading books, but we all know that makes no sense, as I'm ...more
Apr 20, 2008
Apr 19, 2008
Bared to You (Crossfire, #1)
Yes. Yes, I read this at the suggestion of Smart Bitches. I can't even really talk about it, except that like Fifty Shades, I read it in 24 hours and ...more
May 19, 2012
May 19, 2012
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Okay, I loved this, I really did. Dystopian? Check. YA? Check. Fast-paced? Um, super-check. And therein was really the only complaint I had about the ...more
Sep 19, 2011
May 25, 2011
The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad, #2)
So smart. As good as, if not better than, In the Woods. I love the way French keeps the focus as much on the narrator as much as she does the mystery ...more
May 05, 2012
Feb 05, 2011
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
This is a tough book to review. I liked it -- I liked the story, and I even started to like some of the characters, and look forward to perhaps seeing ...more
Mar 27, 2011
Nov 26, 2009
Eat, Pray, Love
Oh my hell. I hated it through Italy and India. HATED IT. And hated her. Thought she was smug, self-absorbed, and utterly childish. Because I believe, ...more
Apr 19, 2008
Apr 19, 2008
The Year of Magical Thinking
I had such an emotional reaction to this book, but it wasn't the one I anticipated -- instead of being depressed, I was uplifted, and reminded that th ...more
Mar 21, 2010
Apr 20, 2008
Sammy's House (Samantha Joyce, #2)
I love Kristin Gore's writing. I really, really do. And frankly, Sammy Joyce is one of the most lovable, quirky characters I've encountered in years. ...more
Aug 31, 2008
Jun 10, 2008
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
I loved this. I just found it compelling, joyful and beyond pleasurable to read. What I love is that Harkness -- clearly a fan of vampire lit -- took ...more
Jul 04, 2011
Feb 18, 2011
Can You Keep a Secret?
I'm too old for Sophie Kinsella. While I enjoy chick lit -- and have definitely read my share of fluff -- Kinsella crosses the line here, just a bit. ...more
Aug 27, 2008
Aug 13, 2008
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
I can't get through it. I tried, but ... I CANNOT GET THROUGH IT. I love the idea, I love the topic, but I am not a fan of the execution, at least for ...more
not set
May 27, 2008
Hard Time
No. Just no.
not set
Feb 22, 2015
The Song Remains the Same
Huh. This was very, very good. I have to be honest, I picked this up a few books after I finished her most recent novel, The Theory of Opposites, and ...more
Jan 02, 2014
Jan 01, 2014
Me Before You
I very much enjoyed this book. I find most of the complaints entirely valid -- the plot was predictable, it was designed to be a snot-fest from the ge ...more
Nov 24, 2013
Nov 26, 2013
I really, really enjoyed this. It's smart, vividly written and originally done, despite being in a genre that seems saturated with dystopian novels. I ...more
May 30, 2012
May 16, 2012
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
This book was absurd. Embarrassing. Cringe-worthy at best. It was awful. AWFUL. AWFUL. AWFUL. You will notice, however, that there are still four star ...more
Jun 12, 2011
Feb 21, 2010
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