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Howl's Moving Castle
4.30
it was amazing
I'm not sure why I picked this out and added it to my TBR list, but I did. And then it sat there. For a long time. I decided to try to get the list do ...more
Mar 2017
Feb 18, 2017
 
The Windup Girl
3.74
really liked it
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
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Nov 13, 2014
Oct 14, 2014
 
Pattern Recognition (Blue Ant, #1)
3.86
really liked it
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
 
Cocktails for Book Lovers
4.18
really liked it
Disclaimer first: I received my copy free as part of a Goodreads giveaway.

I think this is a wonderful idea for a book. For me, there was a good mix of
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May 25, 2015
May 16, 2015
 
The Invisible Man
3.62
really liked it
This was a re-read for me but it was so long ago, I forgot more of it than I remembered. I think this is a good one and I think it holds up reasonably ...more
Jun 15, 2017
May 31, 2017
 
Master of Smoke (Mageverse #7)
4.23
really liked it
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
 
Uprooted
4.13
it was amazing
Most of the time I was reading this, I was thinking 4 stars, without a doubt. Her action scenes are phenomenally well written. I felt so vested in eac ...more
Nov 27, 2016
Nov 20, 2016
 
In the Morning I'll Be Gone (Sean Duffy #3)
4.25
it was amazing
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
 
Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty Dance with Death
4.05
it was amazing
I read this book a LONG time ago and on memory alone, when I was adding books on here, I rated it 5 stars.

A lot has happened since I first read the b
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not set
Dec 08, 2015
 
American on Purpose
3.97
really liked it
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)
3.69
really liked it
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
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Mar 11, 2013
Mar 05, 2013
 
Independent Ed: Inside a Career of Big Dreams, Little Movies, and the Twelve Best Days of My Life
4.25
really liked it
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
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Oct 30, 2014
Oct 22, 2014
 
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
4.02
liked it
Now this one was a pleasant surprise. I wasn't expecting to like it all that much, but I read a short story about the main character and figured I wou ...more
Oct 30, 2012
Oct 30, 2012
 
The Yard (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad, #1)
3.77
really liked it
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
4.03
it was amazing
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
 
The Woman in White
3.98
really liked it
It's always a little difficult to review a book like this. It was written so long ago when so many things were different. How much easier solving the ...more
Apr 23, 2017
Apr 08, 2017
 
Between the Bridge and the River
3.80
really liked it
I wavered back and forth on how much I liked this book and how many stars I would give it as I read. There wasn't any point along that way I didn't en ...more
Jul 18, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
 
Hidden River
3.75
it was amazing
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
 
For Rouenna: A Novel
3.75
it was amazing
It's hard for me to review this fairly since my middle kid (aka - The Boy) gave it to me for Christmas. He's 22. This is the first all by himself gift ...more
Dec 27, 2015
Dec 26, 2015
 
Eye of the Needle
4.16
really liked it
Most of this book, I was riveted to. Yes, there were some clichés but overall, the pace was excellent. I know I'm supposed to hate Faber and really, I ...more
Jun 27, 2017
Jun 21, 2017
 
All Quiet on the Western Front
3.92
it was amazing
I don't know why I've never read this before. It should have been assigned in high school - one of those cross-over studies of European history and En ...more
Mar 31, 2016
Mar 22, 2016
 
Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)
3.91
really liked it
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
 
Exit Unicorns
3.87
liked it
I have an odd fascination with Irish history and politics. I'm by no means an expert on either, but I read a lot about it. I was a teen in the 80's an ...more
May 11, 2016
Apr 10, 2016
 
The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
3.99
it was amazing
I really liked this book a lot. I don't think I've read a non-fiction book quite like this one. It was a suggested read by someone in a calls I'm taki ...more
Aug 18, 2015
Aug 07, 2015
 
Dead I Well May Be (Michael Forsythe #1)
3.98
liked it
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
3.60
really liked it
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
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Aug 17, 2013
Jul 16, 2013
 
A Prayer for Owen Meany
4.22
really liked it
I like John Irving's books. They are odd little tales that make me weepy, sometimes at the same time want to laugh. I haven't read him in a while, but ...more
Oct 16, 2016
Oct 05, 2016
 
The Daylight Gate
3.32
really liked it
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
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Oct 12, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
 
Plain Tales from the Hills
3.76
really liked it
I fell in love with this book when I picked it up from the library. It was over 100 years old. It smelled old. It felt old. It looked old. I even love ...more
Sep 02, 2015
Aug 17, 2015
 
Look for Me by Moonlight
3.75
really liked it
**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
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Dec 22, 2010
Dec 20, 2010
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