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The Lady and the Poet
I remember reading some of John Donne's early stuff, his lady-hating stuff, way back in my sophomore year of college. It was sort of jerky, and misogy...more
May 2010
May 02, 2010
The Education of Bet
I feel a little stingy giving this book two stars, but for better or for worse, I'm becoming harder to impress when it comes to YA books. There are so...more
Oct 2010
Oct 08, 2010
The Cookbook Collector
I marked this as historical fiction on account of the fact that it was set during the bubble and 9/11 -- some day that will be very historical...more
Jul 2010
Jul 16, 2010
Cate of the Lost Colony
I always forget about the lost colony of Roanoke. So much so that I didn't realize until the end of the book that that's what I was reading about. Thi...more
Nov 2010
Nov 21, 2010
The Little Bride
Whew. This was a really striking read -- actually the second story I've read recently about a mail order bride from Odessa. You know, the easiest thin...more
Oct 2011
Oct 16, 2011
I'm gonna go ahead and put it out there: five stars. I'm becoming more discerning about passing those stars out. When I started, I thought that things...more
Nov 2010
Dec 01, 2010
The Betrayal of Maggie Blair
Goodreads, are you seriously not offering half stars yet?

This was a solid one. Another reviewer said that the cover could probably use some revision t...more
May 2011
May 26, 2011
Everlasting (Everlasting, #1)
Everything about this book should have put me over the top gaga for it -- historical fiction, an ocean voyage, loving the person you shouldn't love, m...more
Oct 2010
Oct 05, 2010
Prisoners in the Palace
I'm a huge sucker for anything set between 1800 and 1900 in Great Britain. So it makes me happy that I can actually say how much I enjoyed this book....more
Jan 2011
Jan 01, 2011
Strings Attached
I love Judy Blundell. She never goes in for the cheap way out. She does her research, and really creates a place for readers back in time. And it's a...more
Jun 2011
Jun 28, 2011
The Bride's Farewell
Another reviewer said that she never knows quite what to expect from Meg Rosoff, and I think that's really pretty much what it all boils down to. But...more
Jun 2010
Jun 22, 2010
The Twin's Daughter
There are times when this book exasperated me, but I think there's more to admire here than not. I'm kind of a sucker for anything with a horse &...more
Feb 2011
Feb 21, 2011
The Water Seeker
I bet I'd have loved this book in print, but it's really amazing on audio. The man reading the book does a great job -- it's sort of grass-rootsy soun...more
Dec 2010
Nov 06, 2010
One Crazy Summer (Gaither Sisters, #1)
Jan 2011
Jan 23, 2011
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