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The Windup Girl
This was an audio book so I want to first say the narrator did a very nice job at giving the characters their own voice.

I don't know what I was expect
Nov 13, 2014
Oct 14, 2014
Pattern Recognition (Blue Ant, #1)
Okay then. I liked the book. From the start, it was written very differently than what I am used to, but the flow of words, which my son found awkward ...more
Sep 24, 2010
Aug 27, 2010
Master of Smoke (Mageverse, #7)
Not my favorite in the series, but it was good and the sex scenes were well done (as always and let's face it, that was why I read it - insert a blush ...more
Mar 26, 2011
Jan 04, 2011
In the Morning I'll Be Gone (Sean Duffy #3)
If I read this book by itself, I still would've liked it, but more of a 4 star than 5 star book. What puts it in the 5 star category (in my opinion) i ...more
Mar 06, 2014
Mar 05, 2014
American on Purpose
This is not great literature but it was an amusing book and because it was an audio book and he read his own words, it somehow felt like a conversatio ...more
Jun 14, 2014
Jun 08, 2014
Snow Angels (Inspector Kari Vaara, #1)
Disclaimer: I received my copy of this book free as a first reads giveaway.

I wasn't sure what to expect with this novel. I officially started reading
Mar 11, 2013
Mar 05, 2013
Independent Ed: Inside a Career of Big Dreams, Little Movies, and the Twelve Best Days of My Life
Disclaimer: I received my copy free as part of a First Reads giveaway.

A solid 4, almost 5 stars

I like Ed Burns. I've never dreamed of making films. I
Oct 30, 2014
Oct 22, 2014
The Yard (The Murder Squad #1)
I listened to this book so I'll divide my review a bit. There was far too much pausing. Towrds the end of the book, one of the pauses was so long, I t ...more
May 10, 2014
Apr 28, 2014
The Night Circus
I was a little worried when I picked up the book from the library. the library it came from keeps it in the "Romance" section. I don't really have any ...more
Jan 09, 2014
Jan 01, 2014
Hidden River
I think I was technically reading three of McKinty's books at the same time. I had ordered The Sun is God. I had been on a waiting list for Orange Rhy ...more
Sep 22, 2014
Sep 07, 2014
Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)
This was an interesting book. First, the library I got it from had it shelved in the young adult section. Not sure that is the right place for it. The ...more
Oct 02, 2010
Sep 27, 2010
Dead I Well May Be (Michael Forsythe #1)
This was an audiobook. I'm still getting used to the concept, but I like the idea of using my time in the car this way. The main reason for all of tha ...more
Jul 23, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
Julia Child Rules: Lessons on Savoring Life
Disclaimer first: I received my copy free as part of a Goodreads, first reads giveaway.

Being from the Boston area and raised on PBS for television, Ju
Aug 17, 2013
Jul 16, 2013
The Daylight Gate
Disclaimer first: I received my copy of this book free as a Goodreads giveaway.

My harshest criticism of this book (called a novella, so there was no i
Oct 12, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
Look for Me by Moonlight
**spoiler alert** Rating this based on the fact that it was written for the younger crowd, not a woman in her 40's.

Well written. I was reading it as a
Dec 22, 2010
Dec 20, 2010
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
I did this as a combination book read/audio book listen. Since I'd gotten the audiobook from the library and it was over 32 hours long, I knew I would ...more
Jul 23, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
In the Shadow of the Master: Classic Tales by Edgar Allan Poe and Essays by Jeffery Deaver, Nelson DeMille, Tess Gerritsen, Sue Grafton, Stephen King, Laura Lippman, Lisa Scottoline, and Thirteen Others
I've loved Edgar Allan Poe since the first time I read The Raven. I think I was all of 10 at the time and while I didn't understand much of it, I was ...more
Oct 16, 2014
Oct 08, 2014
Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3)
First of the series that I've listened to and it was done so well (in terms of matching the sound of Harry to how it was read), it's going to be tough ...more
Apr 25, 2014
Apr 08, 2014
The Girl Who Played With Fire (Millennium #2)
I confess that this book did not grab my attention and pull me in right away, as the first book had. I took a while to get things rolling, but once th ...more
Feb 07, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
I am not putting this book on either of my "kid" shelves, though I think it might have been meant for that audience. I think it is best appreciated by ...more
Sep 20, 2013
Sep 05, 2013
I wasn't a huge fan of Pride and Prejudice. I didn't hate it, but it was hard for me to relate to anyone. Adding zombies to it (Pride, Prejudice, and ...more
Apr 2014
Mar 10, 2014
The Historian
**spoiler alert** I liked it. It wasn't my favorite book of the year, but I did enjoy it. Very different from any other vampire story I've read. Some ...more
Dec 14, 2010
Nov 30, 2010
I Hear the Sirens in the Street (Detective Sean Duffy, #2)
I really have some mixed feelings about this one. I LOVED the first book in the series. I liked Sean a little less this time around. I would love to b ...more
May 29, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
Grave Goods (Mistress of the Art of Death, #3)
This wasn't my favorite of the series, but I still liked it. Timing is everything too because the whole legend of King Arthur has featured prominently ...more
Feb 09, 2014
Jan 27, 2014
Sister Carrie
I happen to think this is a lovely written book. Maybe it is because my head swirls about in a similar way, but it was just a pretty book to read. The ...more
Jan 27, 2011
Jan 06, 2011
Heat Wave (Nikki Heat, #1)
I honestly did not expect to enjoy this book. Why read it then? Well, because I'm trying to read a ebook every month and it was available thru my libr ...more
Jul 16, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas
What a strange little book this was! I honestly picked this because it fit into the reading challenge I'm doing this year - a title with a numeral in ...more
Mar 2015
Feb 26, 2015
The Marriage of Sticks (Crane's View Trilogy, #2)
I read The Wooden Sea as my first Jonathan Carroll book. In a way, I wish I had read this one first. I loved it. I was engaged from page 1. Reading ot ...more
Aug 21, 2009
Aug 12, 2009
The Cold Cold Ground (Detective Sean Duffy, #1)
I really, really liked this book. Set in Ireland in 1981. The crime, mystery was very good. The writing was very good. The main character was someone ...more
Jul 03, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
Falling Glass
I wasn't sure I liked this book when I was reading it, but I had trouble putting it down. I liked the spill-over of characters from another McKinty se ...more
Jun 07, 2013
May 29, 2013
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