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The Wednesday Letters
My Book Club's latest selection...I don't have much to say about it except if you love Hallmarky books that are written on about a 5th grade reading l...more
Feb 17, 2009
Jan 16, 2009
Cold Sassy Tree
My grandmother's favorite book of all time, so I have always wanted to read it. This is such a great book. It nearly ripped my heart out for making me...more
Feb 09, 2009
Jan 28, 2009
Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
I adore Anne Lamott and this book. She is the most realistic Christian woman I have read in quite a long time, if not ever. She doesn't claim to have...more
Oct 09, 2009
Sep 29, 2009
The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity
Wow, this book is all the rage right now. I read half and skimmed the rest. I just couldn't get into it. In my opinion, the author had good intentions...more
Sep 2008
Nov 04, 2008
The Story of a Marriage
"We think we know the ones we love." This is the first line and theme of the book about Pearlie Cook and her marriage to Holland. Brilliant and very p...more
Apr 14, 2009
Nov 18, 2008
The Hours
I started Virginia Wolfe's "Mrs. Dalloway" a year ago and gave up and returned it to the library. Strike one.

As much as I wanted to like this movie wh...more
Oct 22, 2009
Oct 23, 2009
Belong to Me
Love this book. Great Piper and suprisingly I can totally relate to her. Great follow-up to "Love Walked In" yet can...more
Aug 26, 2008
Aug 02, 2008
This novel builds slowly, purposefully. The last 50 pages broke my heart; for what it means to be family and what it means to go home, whether you fee...more
Nov 16, 2009
Oct 12, 2009
The Reader
This is a really thought provoking book. This is a story that starts with a 15 year old boy and his love affair with an older woman. It turns into a h...more
Dec 29, 2008
Dec 28, 2008
Little House on the Prairie (Little House, #2)
I just finished reading this classic to my children. This was my first time to read this story; never read it as a child myself and never watched the...more
Mar 12, 2009
Mar 13, 2009
The Rapture of Canaan
This is such a hard book to review. It is the very raw story of a young girl growing up inside a cult. It is a stunningly crafted book with incredible...more
Feb 05, 2014
Jan 28, 2014
I'm Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers
First of all, I love Mr. Rogers and grew up watching his show on PBS. His voice alone can make me feel so at peace. As I have grown and learned more a...more
Nov 06, 2008
Nov 05, 2008
Here If You Need Me: A True Story
A good book about a game warden chaplain, the loss of her husband and her call into ministry. This is a quote from the book that I thought was very to...more
Aug 16, 2008
Aug 14, 2008
Jane Eyre
I just loved this beautiful book. Jane Eyre is absolutley the best protagonist character I have read. She comes up against so many obsticles and fight...more
Dec 12, 2008
Nov 25, 2008
The Lovely Bones
I expected not to like this one after reading several scathing reviews before I started. But I liked it a lot. The story of the abduction and murder o...more
Oct 31, 2008
Oct 12, 2008
Save the Date
This isn't something I would typically pick out, but a friend passed it to me. I have never read anything by this author, but know her from her amazin...more
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
On the Banks of Plum Creek  (Little House, #4)
The kids and I loved reading about the family moving to Minnesota and creating a life there, amidst the hardships of grasshoppers, fires and blizzards...more
Apr 12, 2009
Mar 14, 2009
Gift from the Sea
Beautiful writings from Lindbergh during a solitary trip to the beach in the 1950's. Her revelations are still relevant today: slow down, turn off the...more
Mar 2011
Apr 08, 2011
Sundays at Tiffany's
This was pretty bad. The writing was junior high, so it made me uncomfortable when the f word got thrown in and during the sex scene I just cringed. A...more
Apr 09, 2009
Apr 03, 2009
The Confessions of Max Tivoli
"We are each the love of someone's life." Greer always has a great opening line. Wonderful, wonderful novel. The idea of aging backwards now makes us...more
Apr 20, 2009
Apr 15, 2009
Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)
This was okay. I had much higher hopes because I loved 'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan'. I liked the overall story, but got bored with the everyday de...more
Jun 12, 2009
Jun 04, 2009
Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith
I get Anne Lamott. I appreciate her honesty and faith and quirkiness. I can see past her Bush-bashing. I love how she can write something that can cap...more
Jul 06, 2011
Jul 06, 2011
84, Charing Cross Road
This collection of letters between Helene Hanff {book lover from NYC} and Frank Doel {used book dealer in London} over the span of twenty years stole...more
Jan 26, 2013
Jan 27, 2013
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
Our January book club pick and the first Fannie Flagg book I have read. It was a nice enough story, but I didn't love Flagg's writing style. I enjoyed...more
Jan 2014
Dec 27, 2013
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
Okay, so I said that I wouldn't join Facebook or read 'Twilight' and now I have succumbed to both. And now I love both. Everyone (from my thirty somet...more
Aug 05, 2009
Aug 03, 2009
The Orchard: A Memoir
A great memoir. I loved Weir's writing style and how she candidly wove her flawed, heartbreaking story. The characters are all mysterious and haunting...more
Jan 05, 2014
Jan 01, 2014
Girls in Trucks
A southern girl that grows into a mess of a woman who drinks too much, gives herself away too much and never really gets herself figured out. Very wel...more
Jul 2010
Jun 27, 2010
The History of Love
I thought this book had a really interesting plot and characters; however, the author lost me at times. Especially near the end when she added another...more
Jan 05, 2009
Dec 30, 2008
Cold Mountain
This book is not an easy read, but was so worth it. For me it took time and focus. I could not pick this up and only read a few pages, I had to work a...more
Oct 20, 2009
Oct 09, 2009
Love Anthony
I love it when you read a book and love it so much that makes you want to devour everything that author has written, but I hate it when the other book...more
Aug 05, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
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