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Hiss of Death (Mrs. Murphy, #19)
3.63
did not like it
I didn't finish this book and let me tell you why. After two chapters I remembered why I hadn't finished the last Mrs. Murphy book either: the author' ...more
Apr 13, 2011
Apr 12, 2011
 
The Supreme Macaroni Company
3.44
it was ok
I was disappointed overall with this chapter in Valentine's story (though I think this is the last one, so says the author?) as the character seemed t ...more
Jan 09, 2014
Dec 26, 2013
 
The Key to Rebecca
3.85
really liked it
I found this book on an '80s themed display at my library. The cover caught my eye with both Egyptian and Third Reich iconography, then I picked it up ...more
Feb 21, 2016
Feb 02, 2016
 
The Amityville Horror
3.82
really liked it
Properly scary, especially since this is non-fiction.
Mar 22, 2016
Mar 21, 2016
 
Hope to Die (Alex Cross, #22)
4.14
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I was excited to get this book since the last Alex Cross book ended with the kidnap of Cross' whole family. However my excitement qu ...more
Dec 22, 2014
Dec 09, 2014
 
Yes Please
3.80
it was ok
I really wanted to like this book, but unfortunately it wasn't that funny. To sum up:

* Writing a book is hard. Filling half the book telling the read
...more
Jan 20, 2015
Jan 27, 2015
 
Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
4.07
it was amazing
For the last several election cycles (do those even exist anymore or are we in a state of perpetual campaigns?), there has been a lot of talk on the m ...more
Aug 12, 2012
Aug 09, 2012
 
Rogue Lawyer
3.70
it was amazing
This is 5-stars when comparing the vast library of Grisham novels to each other. It's no 'A Time to Kill' but very good. I really enjoyed this take on ...more
Dec 28, 2015
Nov 10, 2015
 
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)
4.00
liked it
I originally tried this book when I was in high school on the recommendation of my band director. At that time I couldn't get through more than thirty ...more
Apr 18, 2016
Apr 09, 2016
 
Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners
3.85
really liked it
Finally sat down and finished this. It's a good mix of humor and information which makes me very happy to be living now and not back then!
Jun 18, 2017
Dec 30, 2016
 
Gone Girl
4.03
it was amazing
Absolutely loved how dark, twisted, and rather creepy the story was. I eagerly look forward to Flynn's next book.
Sep 02, 2012
Jun 06, 2012
 
Prometheus: The Art of the Film
4.08
it was amazing
I saw "Prometheus" twice in the theater (so far) and this book gave me all the information I was curious about regarding the set design and overall ar ...more
Jul 07, 2012
Jul 06, 2012
 
The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet
3.87
really liked it
I will admit to being one who was all "leave Pluto alone" back in 2006 when it was reclassified as a dwarf planet. Dr. Tyson made me realize how silly ...more
May 12, 2013
May 13, 2013
 
Private London (Private #4)
3.74
really liked it
It was 3 stars of enjoyment with a bonus star for it being really British. The co-author Mark Pearson is either from London or really familiar with th ...more
Jan 13, 2013
Dec 03, 2012
 
The Devil's Elixir (Templar, #3)
3.73
it was ok
I was SO disappointed by this book. I had read the two previous in the Templar series and greatly enjoyed the back and forth between present day and a ...more
Sep 30, 2012
Sep 02, 2012
 
The Stranger
3.85
it was amazing
I received an ARC of 'The Stranger' through the FirstToRead.com website. Harlan Coben once again delivers a fantastic stand-alone story that you can't ...more
Mar 04, 2015
Feb 26, 2015
 
The World of Downton Abbey
4.11
really liked it
Four stars for the photos and behind-the-scenes information, three stars for the content about life in the manor houses. It might be more interesting ...more
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
 
Seriously... I'm Kidding
3.72
it was ok
I really love Ellen, but I don't think her kind of comedy comes through best in print. I bet the audiobook would've been much more entertaining.
It's a
...more
Feb 2012
Feb 04, 2012
 
The Twelve (The Passage, #2)
3.98
really liked it
With 'The Passage', I had larger chunks of time available for reading and was able to plow through the first book quickly. This second book was slight ...more
May 13, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
 
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
4.07
really liked it
This was a very timely listen since the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania is in a few days. Like all of Mr. Larson's books, he manages ...more
May 04, 2015
May 02, 2015
 
Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song
4.26
really liked it
I loved this glimpse into Sara Bareilles life and songwriting. I was a casual fan of her before reading this book (in only 2 hours!) but now I'm ready ...more
Dec 15, 2015
Dec 15, 2015
 
Go Big or Go Home: Taking Risks in Life, Love, and Tattooing
3.95
it was ok
As much as I love Kat Von D's tattooing and her makeup line, this is the last time I'll pick up one of her books. It's not really her fault, I come to ...more
Dec 27, 2015
Dec 27, 2015
 
Death Match
3.76
liked it
I'm giving this 3 stars only because for me personally I figured out what was going on and I'm not sure if that would apply to a lot of other readers. ...more
Jun 03, 2012
May 25, 2012
 
Neverwhere
4.17
it was amazing
Absolutely loved this. I'd never read anything by Neil Gaiman before, but if this is representative of his other works, then I am definitely in for mo ...more
Jan 04, 2013
Dec 16, 2012
 
The Sign
3.41
really liked it
This is the third book by Khoury that I've read with each one, while I enjoy the plot and characters, they could be about 50 pages shorter. I like the ...more
Jan 11, 2012
Dec 28, 2011
 
Wicked Charms (Lizzy & Diesel, #3)
3.73
really liked it
All of Evanovich's books have a similar tone and that's just fine. Lizzy & Diesel are basically "magical" Stephanie & Ranger, but I enjoy this ...more
Jul 06, 2015
Jul 01, 2015
 
Zoo
3.43
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** SPOILER: This book does not have a happy ending. I liked it even more for that reason. This is a different spin on the "humans are s ...more
Nov 28, 2012
Sep 30, 2012
 
Viola in Reel Life (Viola #1)
3.46
really liked it
The kind of young adult/teen book I would've actually enjoyed when I was the age of the target audience. Trigiani creates such wonderful and believabl ...more
Feb 09, 2010
Feb 10, 2010
 
Cujo
3.64
really liked it
This was a great listen. King does an amazing job of creating characters. Yeah, there is a rabid dog that is rather terrifying but I found the book to ...more
Jul 30, 2015
Jul 29, 2015
 
Play Dead
3.74
liked it
I cut this book slack since I knew that it was Coben's first novel. It has all the beginnings of his later great storytelling, but what it really need ...more
Jul 26, 2011
Jul 16, 2011
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