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And the Sea Will Tell
3.98
liked it
I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bug ...more
Jan 2013
Apr 04, 2013
 
A Bargain for Frances
4.25
it was amazing
Frances experiences the dark side of female manipulation and cunning... over a tea set. Great for a read aloud and exploring characters and motivation ...more
not set
Sep 05, 2007
 
Capote
4.12
really liked it
In my opinion the author assesses various aspects of his life appropriately, but leaves some areas grossly underrepresented or wrongly assessed. For a ...more
Feb 12, 2008
Aug 07, 2007
 
The Goldfinch
3.87
did not like it
I wanted to like this book, but I didn't. The main character (a teenage boy) reads as a 40 year old white woman with continual references outside of ...more
Aug 09, 2015
Jul 06, 2015
 
Angel
3.84
really liked it
Excellent! This book has a brilliant subtlety and dark underbelly that belies the surface. So subtle in point, that many readers who readily accept th ...more
Apr 29, 2016
Jun 22, 2012
 
Seed to Harvest (Patternmaster, #1-4)
4.32
really liked it
I liked these. It was recommended to me to read them in the order they were written, and didn't do that and regretted it. After reading them I would h ...more
Jul 06, 2015
Mar 02, 2015
 
The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
3.85
did not like it
This book really annoyed me. In my opinion it had an underbelly of fear and disrespect for Africa that was masked by a story narrative that was good i ...more
not set
Sep 28, 2007
 
Robbing the Bees: A Biography of Honey--The Sweet Liquid Gold that Seduced the World
3.93
liked it
I am enjoying the book and find it interesting. However, I do think it could have been written better. I had some issues with the continuity and seque ...more
Aug 09, 2012
Oct 25, 2008
 
Finding Fish
4.17
really liked it
Great book. A difficult read at times. The story has a lot of press as inspirational and uplifting, and indeed it is both of those things in an absolu ...more
not set
Nov 17, 2014
 
Ghosts! Ghostly Tales from Folklore
3.83
it was amazing
Fabulous!!! My students couldn't get enough of this book...they fought over it during independent reading time. Not to scary for first grade, but yet ...more
not set
Sep 02, 2007
 
The Girls
3.49
it was ok
This book is clearly overrated. I believe that the author rode on the coattails of the Manson murders and exploited that terrible history. The real li ...more
Apr 2017
Apr 15, 2017
 
The Golem
3.92
really liked it
Multifacted book has much to say about fragmentation of the self and identity. Although disjointed narratives brillliantly contribute to the themes of ...more
not set
Aug 26, 2007
 
The Go-Between
3.93
it was amazing
One of the best books I've ever read. I loved it. You should not go into this book knowing much about it..it needs to unfold. I loved the subtley. The ...more
Dec 30, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
 
Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson
3.94
liked it
I did like this book, but felt in general that it is over-rated. I liked learning more about Charles Manson's childhood and some of the people around ...more
May 16, 2015
May 02, 2015
 
John Adams
4.05
it was amazing
Excellent.....recommended! Captures much that the HBO miniseries misses. Intricacies and subtleties of John and Abigail's relationship, John and Jeffe ...more
Mar 30, 2016
Mar 11, 2016
 
Moby-Dick or, The Whale
3.46
it was amazing
Let's get the obvious out of the way.....yes, be prepared for some sections that will be hard to muddle through (like parts/ history of whaling etc.) ...more
Jun 29, 2016
Jul 21, 2016
 
The Jungle Books: The First and Second Jungle Book in One Complete Volume
4.00
liked it
I liked these tales. These tales were very different from what I expected. They were darker than I expected with themes associated with dominance, pow ...more
not set
Feb 28, 2014
 
The Clue in the Old Stagecoach (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, #37)
3.92
really liked it
Great Nancy Drew. It had sense of setting which was interesting, a vacation hotel and the time period references to the old west were interesting. The ...more
Feb 23, 2016
Feb 23, 2016
 
Hairdo: What We Do and Did to Our Hair
3.53
it was amazing
Don't judge a book by its cover. I did not like the illustrations..however the content is very interesting. A great book for multicultural interest in ...more
not set
Nov 19, 2012
 
Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
4.00
did not like it
I saw Hunter Thompson years ago on some type of interview and had a gut level instinctual dislike for the man. I've wanted to read this book(had an ol ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 13, 2007
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.44
really liked it
Loved this book..best of the series. Strengths...author's exploration of various points of view of different characters makes for interesting reading; ...more
Sep 2012
Nov 19, 2012
 
Retro Desserts: Totally Hip, Updated Classic Desserts from the '40s, '50s, '60s, and '70s
3.60
liked it
Great cookbook if you: a) appreciate retro style, b) were attracted to the diners and desserts on Twin Peaks c) have fond memories of grandmothers co ...more
Jan 2004
Aug 17, 2007
 
Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century
3.85
it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It shows the pathos of the couple but maintains a respectful distance. I found myself more curious of Elizabeth's Taylor's ...more
Jun 16, 2012
Apr 05, 2012
 
Hawaii
4.18
really liked it
I loved this! Yes....it does have some flaws related to an American macho white male stance, but there's enough good material in there that flaws can ...more
Jan 1978
Mar 04, 2008
 
The Book Thief
4.36
really liked it
Death personified is the narrator of this book about experiences and aquaintences of a foster girl living in Nazi Germany. Though this book has some f ...more
Aug 2007
Sep 02, 2007
 
Classic Indian Cooking
4.15
it was amazing
This book is one of my favorites. Great recipes, easy to follow instructions. Delicious. Food in not greasy. Favorite recipes include: string beans wi ...more
Jan 1999
Aug 18, 2007
 
The Clue in the Jewel Box (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, #20)
3.89
it was amazing
Highlights include: abnoxious, crass villian with bad manners that refuses to go away, sleuthing process interesting. For some reason I was very into ...more
not set
Aug 23, 2007
 
Jackson Pollock: An American Saga
4.15
really liked it
**spoiler alert** (SPOILER ALERT)This book has a fascinating wealth of information on both Pollack and American art history in general! Why not five s ...more
Jul 29, 2009
Jul 04, 2009
 
New Food of Life: Ancient Persian & Modern Iranian Cooking & Ceremonies
4.51
it was amazing
Food is absolutely delicious and visually stunning! Personal favorites: peach stew with chicken, yogurt dip with nuts & herbs, walnut cheese dip, ...more
not set
Aug 25, 2007
 
The Secret of the Wooden Lady (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, #27)
3.89
it was amazing
High marks for imagery. There seemed to be something iconic about the wooden lady that brought this one to a higher level.
not set
Jun 01, 2013
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