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An Incomplete Revenge (Maisie Dobbs, #5)
4.06
My favorite Maisie Dobbs novel yet.

I have a notion that Jacqueline Winspear creates her plots the same way Maisie Dobbs solves her mysteries - by ske...more
Mar 10, 2009
Mar 10, 2009
 
Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously
3.55
The Julie/Julia project was the first blog I really read, thanks to Amanda Hesser's NYT article, way back in 2003. Julie Powell's blog introduced me t...more
Jun 04, 2009
Jun 05, 2009
 
The Dud Avocado
3.61
What's more fun than discovering a book that makes you laugh out loud in the middle of the night, while you're reading it by the light of your mobile...more
May 16, 2009
May 16, 2009
 
Outliers: The Story of Success
4.06
I'm a sucker for books that do the homework for me - crunch the numbers, dig through the data, unravel their findings in elegant presentation. I like...more
May 28, 2009
Jun 08, 2009
 
A Royal Pain (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #2)
3.81
A nice chitter chattery read, just right for a gloomy October day. Lady Georgiana (Georgie to her friends), is Maisie Dobbs light, which makes for int...more
Oct 26, 2009
Oct 26, 2009
 
Light Can Be Both Wave and Particle: A Book of Stories
4.21
When I first read Ellen Gilchrist's short stories, in high school, I decided that maybe novels weren't the only fiction worth reading after all. Her s...more
Mar 25, 2009
Mar 24, 2009
 
Burning Bright
3.29
Tracy Chevalier writes well - Falling Angels and The Virgin Blue are books I still return to and think about. I looked forward to reading Burning Brig...more
Mar 2009
Mar 01, 2009
 
Keeping the World Away
3.62
The title says so much about this book that I barely feel the need to write a review. Interesting bits about it - I liked the way it articulated looki...more
May 10, 2009
May 11, 2009
 
Five on a Treasure Island (Famous Five, #1)
3.99
My daughter and I read this book (out loud) over the course of two days. I'd read it before, and if I'd been on Goodreads at the time, would have give...more
May 04, 2009
May 04, 2009
 
Heidi
3.94
A beautiful edition of one of my favorite childhood stories, I picked this up in Heididorf, Switzerland, just above the town Johanna Spyri wrote the s...more
Apr 26, 2009
Apr 26, 2009
 
The Learning Curve
3.85
A surprisingly good plot, considering the blurb on the back let us in to how the book would end. And Melissa Nathan has a knack for picking up on idio...more
May 04, 2009
May 05, 2009
 
The Old Man and Me
3.68
A good book to read if you want to dispel any notion that the early 60s were a simpler, nicer, kinder time. On the other hand, I loathed the main char...more
Nov 02, 2009
Nov 02, 2009
 
The Foundling
3.70
Georgette Heyer is the best historic fiction writer (of the light but fun variety) I've had the luck to read. I'd read anything of hers I could get my...more
May 03, 2009
May 04, 2009
 
The Cabal and Other Stories
3.77
After rereading Light Can Be Both Wave and Particle, I decided to see how The Cabal stood up to a reread. It isn't as delicious as Light, but it still...more
Mar 31, 2009
Mar 31, 2009
 
Silent in the Grave (Lady Julia, #1)
3.94
This is my second read through and I liked it a bit more this time, even though I still found Lady Julia much too good to be true. Now off to see how...more
Feb 12, 2011
Feb 12, 2011
 
Regency Buck
3.83
Georgette Heyer never fails to charm with her stories of rakish (yet good hearted) noblemen and sparkly eyed women with wit. A perfect holiday book, g...more
Jun 03, 2010
Dec 30, 2009
 
How I Came to Know Fish
4.13
A favorite from years ago, when we first moved to Prague, I reread it the other night and found it just as good the second time round, and this time I...more
Dec 05, 2009
Dec 06, 2009
 
The Coronation (Erast Fandorin 7)
4.13
None
Aug 09, 2009
Aug 10, 2009
 
Silent in the Grave (Lady Julia, #1)
3.94
None
Apr 12, 2009
Apr 15, 2009
 
Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1)
3.75
None
Apr 14, 2009
Apr 15, 2009
 
Miss Buncle's Book
4.08
None
Apr 15, 2009
Apr 15, 2009
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.10
None
Apr 18, 2009
Apr 18, 2009
 
Diary of a Provincial Lady (Prion Humour Classics)
4.01
None
Apr 18, 2009
Apr 18, 2009
 
Grace at Low Tide
3.51
None
Apr 21, 2009
Apr 21, 2009
 
Someone at a Distance
4.19
None
Apr 26, 2009
Apr 26, 2009
 
Astrid and Veronika
3.65
None
Apr 02, 2009
Mar 26, 2009
 
Petite Anglaise
3.09
None
Apr 28, 2009
Apr 28, 2009
 
Misty of Chincoteague (Misty, #1)
4.02
None
Mar 21, 2009
Mar 12, 2009
 
The Shadow of the Wind
4.21
None
Mar 23, 2009
Mar 12, 2009
 
Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal
3.98
None
Mar 13, 2009
Mar 12, 2009
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