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Slash
3.96
liked it
Well, Slash, holy fuck man! I sort of want to take you under my wing and give you a hug dude. But first, I want you to have a shower because you are d ...more
Mar 07, 2011
Mar 06, 2011
 
70
Life
3.84
really liked it
Dear Keith Richards;

Oh, Keef, you are wise and funny and your brain is rather impressive. Your body is a whole other matter and I really would encoura
...more
Mar 03, 2011
Mar 02, 2011
 
11
The Gargoyle
3.96
did not like it
**spoiler alert** Oh my word...this book was too much (in a bad way). Too many metaphors, too many similes, too many examples spelling things out for ...more
Sep 02, 2009
Aug 21, 2009
 
21
Little Bee
3.70
liked it
I loved the first two-thirds of the novel. I found Cleave's ability to give voice to a young, female, Nigerian character quite remarkable. I felt the ...more
Sep 06, 2010
Aug 19, 2009
 
43
The Wife's Tale
3.39
liked it
This is Lansens' third novel. Her last book, The Girls, is one of my favourite and Rush Home Road was a wonderful novel which I loved too. Her new wor ...more
Sep 03, 2009
Aug 19, 2009
 
28
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
3.92
it was ok
I enjoyed this novel somewhat, and all of the creativity and inventiveness Fforde showed. It kept me on my toes ~ recalling history as we know it vers ...more
Oct 17, 2009
Aug 22, 2009
 
64
The Broken Teaglass
3.35
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Ugh. I wish this book was so much better for me than it turned out. The threads of the story just did not come together well, and th ...more
May 06, 2010
Apr 16, 2010
 
77
Agaat
4.05
liked it
oh boy.

i really don't know how to review this one. i suspect it is one that is going to sit with me for a long while and that my rating will likely in
...more
Aug 09, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
 
49
The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2)
3.85
did not like it
I really wanted to like this book. It was my first Zafón novel and I had high hopes based on all of the critical praise for his writings.

Generally I f
...more
Dec 06, 2009
Sep 21, 2009
 
55
Fall
3.16
liked it
**spoiler alert** from quill and quire, as it about sums up my feelings exactly:

The "Fall" that provides the title to this well written novel is Fallo
...more
Mar 04, 2010
Sep 21, 2009
 
50
O Pioneers!
3.84
really liked it
The first book in Willa Cather's prairie trilogy, O Pioneers! is a beautiful book which evokes the senses. The style of Cather's writing and the story ...more
Dec 17, 2009
Nov 28, 2009
 
26
The Help
4.45
liked it
This is a wonderful novel and I devoured it, not wanting to take a pause while reading, curious about where the story was going. I admit that I held m ...more
Oct 23, 2009
Oct 15, 2009
 
67
Housekeeping
3.82
it was ok
Last year, I read Robinson's novel Gilead and was disappointed to not like it more than I did. I wanted to love the novel. Robinson is a writer of who ...more
Jun 08, 2010
Jun 07, 2010
 
6
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
3.80
liked it
I had read good reviews for this book and was initially quite enthralled with Flavia and her precociousness. Eventually, however, I came to feel that ...more
not set
Aug 25, 2009
 
35
You Shall Know Our Velocity: (Or, Sacrament)
3.62
liked it

I rate this book 2.5 Stars.

My brain is still lolling around trying to know what to make of this book. The only other time I have come away from a book
...more
Sep 21, 2009
Aug 31, 2009
 
73
A Slipping-Down Life
3.60
really liked it
While brief, this book is evocative and rich. The story has fantastical moments that seem wholly grounded and real as Tyler introduces the reader to E ...more
Mar 14, 2011
Mar 14, 2011
 
69
The Infinities
3.25
really liked it
I think I read this too fast, by which I mean, I am sad the reading of this book is finished. Banville is in a category and class all of his own.
Feb 28, 2011
Feb 27, 2011
 
4
Brooklyn
3.63
really liked it
This was the first Toibin book for me and I adored it. I had wonderful images in my mind as I read. The story was simple but so compelling.
Jun 2009
Aug 22, 2009
 
71
A Widow's Story
3.67
it was ok
Wow, JCO! I just hardly know what to say here. The honesty and openness with your emotions and feelings is raw. Painful. Dark. And repetitive. I ached ...more
Mar 06, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
 
45
The Last Lecture
4.25
liked it
I rate this book 3.5 Stars. (SRC read)

The book is best read in one sitting, to maintain the flow and lecture-like feel. A lot of common sense wisdom i
...more
Sep 22, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
 
46
The Red Shoes
3.59
really liked it
I rate this book 4 Stars.

From the description:
"Here is the beautiful, tortured Victoria Page, torn between her passion for the ballet and the love of
...more
Sep 18, 2009
Aug 31, 2009
 
31
Last Night in Twisted River
3.74
really liked it
Dear Mr. Irving;

I just finished reading your new book, Last Night in Twisted River. I enjoy your writing style very much and your layers of storytelli
...more
Nov 13, 2009
Aug 19, 2009
 
29
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
4.22
really liked it
I rate this novel 4 Stars.

While the first installment of the Millenium Trilogy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, was about publisher Mikael Blomkvist,
...more
Oct 19, 2009
Aug 22, 2009
 
22
The Right Attitude to Rain (Sunday Philosophy Club, #3)
3.74
did not like it
I just didn't get the point of the story. It was lovely and quaint and I did enjoy the fact that it is set in Edinburgh, but there was really nothing ...more
Sep 11, 2009
Sep 09, 2009
 
18
The House on Fortune Street
3.53
really liked it
This book is very well done. The structure is unique - it's a novel but reads almost like connected short stories as, beyond the first section, each f ...more
Sep 07, 2009
Aug 31, 2009
 
23
The Maytrees
3.55
really liked it
I rate this novel 4 Stars.

This is the first novel by Dillard I have read. It made me want to read more of her works. I liked the flow of her writing a
...more
Dec 2007
Sep 22, 2009
 
51
Day After Night
3.65
really liked it
Diamant does well with this story but I did feel she could have given more depth or, I suppose background is the better word, to the four main charact ...more
Dec 03, 2009
Sep 21, 2009
 
30
Jane Austen Ruined My Life
3.36
liked it
Jane Austen Ruined My Life by Beth Patillo was a pleasurable read ~ light and quick and a bit of an escape. English professor and Austen expert Emma G ...more
Oct 24, 2009
Sep 24, 2009
 
56
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce, #2)
3.99
liked it
3.5-stars, really.

Flavia de Luce is back; solving a new mystery in this novel, the second book in the series "The Buckshaw Chronicles".

Flavia is very
...more
Apr 12, 2010
Mar 05, 2010
 
20
Exit Lines
3.34
really liked it
This novel is set in a seniors home. It is a thoughtful, honest book about human inter-connectivity and longevity. I really enjoyed the story and the ...more
May 04, 2009
Sep 05, 2009
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