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The Land of Painted Caves (Earth's Children, #6)
I know, I know...this series went crashingly downhill after Clan of the Cave Bear, but I still want to find out how the saga ends. I'm done.
Apr 07, 2011
Jun 08, 2010
Her Father's Daughter
As someone who loves, loves, loves A Girl of the Limberlost, it hurt me to read this racist piece of trash from the same author.
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Aug 28, 2008
The Parfit Knight
One of my top-10 favorite romance novels of all time. I love the humor and tenderness of this book, and I wish the author would somehow come up with a ...more
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Aug 17, 2012
The Shadow and the Star (Victorian Hearts, #2)
A lush, lovely romance that I could not put down. This one gets re-read every year or so.
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Oct 27, 2009
The Wedding Ring Quest
This would have been an adequate romance from someone else, but was very disappointing coming from my long-time favorite Carla Kelly. I just didn't bu ...more
Apr 17, 2014
Apr 14, 2014
The Underdogs
I'm neither a teenage boy nor a sports fan, but for some reason I really love Mike Lupica's books about kids who play sports. They make me feel the ca ...more
May 29, 2015
May 29, 2015
The Player
There were moments in this book that stretched credulity more than I usually like, but the humor and lovely characters still pushed me to give it 5 st ...more
Apr 12, 2015
Apr 12, 2015
Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife
This was a really interesting book. I had no idea there had been so much (forgive the pun) drama about the creation of the play based on Anne Frank's ...more
Dec 27, 2013
Oct 05, 2009
Gone Girl
This was a novel about some deeply twisted people! I might have given up after the first third or so, because I usually prefer to have some sympathy f ...more
Mar 18, 2014
Jun 29, 2012
In the Basement of the Ivory Tower: Confessions of an Accidental Academic
Some essays are meant to BE essays, and not be expanded into books. I haven't yet read the article that inspired this book, but I'll be interested to ...more
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
So many people love these books, and I am SO underwhelmed. I'm not sure if I'm going to make it to the end of this one. I am annoyed to a perhaps-unre ...more
Aug 13, 2010
Aug 11, 2010
Free Food for Millionaires
I'm giving this book 200 pages to get me interested, but at page 120 I'm not sure it's going to make it. I just looked and found out that two of my Go ...more
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Sep 14, 2008
iRules: What Every Tech-Healthy Family Needs to Know about Selfies, Sexting, Gaming, and Growing Up
This book was VERY helpful for putting together our family tech rules. I'm still overwhelmed by managing tech with my kids, but at least I now have a ...more
Jul 13, 2015
Jun 02, 2015
Family Trust
Technically, I did finish this book, but I shouldn't have. Unrealistic even for a romance, with a "hero" who could only be more passive if he were dea ...more
Mar 10, 2010
Mar 11, 2010
Garment of Shadows (Mary Russell, #12)
Definitely better than Pirate King, but still not as good as the first two books in the series, The Beekeeper's Apprentice: or, On the Segregation of ...more
Oct 06, 2012
Oct 06, 2012
A King's Ransom (Plantagenets #5)
I liked this one much better than its predecessor, Lionheart, but still not as well as the Here be Dragons trilogy or The Sunne in Splendour. It was a ...more
Mar 20, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
Year of Wonders
This book was set to get an enthusiastic 5 stars -- I loved the narrator and thought the author did a great job at evoking the horror of living in the ...more
Aug 31, 2013
Aug 31, 2013
Among Others
This book was AMAZING!!!! I wish I could give it 10 stars! And yet, it's a little hard for me to explain why I love it so much. As someone in a review ...more
Feb 26, 2011
Feb 25, 2011
Daring to Dream (Dream Trilogy #1)
Two irritating, arrogant lead characters -- I guess they deserve each other. I kept reading the trilogy because I liked the secondary characters in th ...more
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Sep 03, 2007
A Hollywood Ending
This one just BARELY escaped being relegated to the "Couldn't Finish" shelf. The first third makes the heroine appear selfish, clueless and completely ...more
Jul 31, 2009
Jul 31, 2009
LOVED this book as a kid. Apparently lots of other people did too, since the cheapest copy I can find on line is $45!!!
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Aug 25, 2013
Just After Sunset
For the record, I did not read the last story in this collection. I was looking at the endnotes after reading one of the previous ones, and noticed th ...more
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Jan 11, 2009
Just One Evil Act (Inspector Lynley, #18)
Didn't finish this book somuch as survive it. What a slog, and so depressing.
Dec 11, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
Oh Goodreads, I need more stars! I loved this book even more than Eleanor & Park. Cath is a really interesting protagonist, fighting severe social ...more
May 06, 2014
May 05, 2014
One Day
Normally books with protagonists who are as oblivious and unself-aware as Dexter never pass my 100-page test, but Dexter has a basic sweetness to his ...more
Aug 18, 2010
Aug 18, 2010
Under the Dome
**spoiler alert** I really wanted to give this 3 1/2, but it got the extra star because it was absorbing enough that I tore through all 1074 pages in ...more
Jun 06, 2010
Jun 07, 2010
For Us, the Living: A Comedy of Customs
No stars at all for the story, because there really isn't one. But I did find Heinlein's ideas on how to recreate government and economics interesting ...more
Mar 12, 2014
Mar 10, 2014
Foreign Correspondence: A Pen Pal's Journey from Down Under to All Over
It was interesting, but it was only her second book. I enjoyed her later stuff more, ESPECIALLY People of the Book, which is one of the best books I'v ...more
Sep 20, 2013
Sep 19, 2013
Just Henry
Starts a little slowly, but moves to a rollicking climax. Not quite as good or as touching as Good Night, Mr. Tom or Back Home, but I'm definitely gla ...more
Dec 03, 2011
Dec 03, 2011
This Wicked Gift (Carhart, #0.5)
I always have a hard time buying the premise of two people falling in love without really, you know, *talking* to each other, and it is especially har ...more
Jan 03, 2015
Jan 03, 2015
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