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The Night Circus
I have seen this book EVERYWHERE and had to read it, but I'm not sure how to review it. The beginning was very intriguing, the middle slow, and the en...more
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Apr 22, 2012
The Chaperone
I LOVED this book! The writing grabbed my attention from the very beginning, and I can't even put my finger on what it was that caught me. The charact...more
Sep 2012
Sep 30, 2012
Something Borrowed
This is a difficult book to rate. It bothered me that two of the main characters have an affair and acknowledge that it's a bad thing, but other than...more
Nov 2011
Dec 04, 2011
Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter (Dixie, #1)
All right, I am putting my foot down and refusing to read one more word of this drivel. It was making me plain crabby. I was really looking forward to...more
Jan 2012
Jan 22, 2012
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
I've been waiting a long time to read this book, so the bar was high. This is a good solid book and I enjoyed reading it, but I did go through differe...more
Mar 2011
Mar 30, 2011
The Last Queen
Man, I felt bad for the main character. Queen of two countries and no friends on her side.
not set
Dec 09, 2008
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
This is one of the most poetic and affecting books I've read in a long time. Bender nails the innocent and observant nature of a young girl and mainta...more
Dec 2011
Dec 29, 2011
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
I...don't...get it?

This is one of those bestseller books that is hyped as a steak dinner but is really only the parsley and orange slice decorating th...more
Jul 2011
Aug 11, 2011
The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt
Frankie's story is told in snippets, clippings, and photographs as if it were a real scrapbook. It is almost like a comic book for grown-ups. It is a...more
Apr 2012
Apr 29, 2012
Disney after Dark (Kingdom Keepers, #1)
The author came up with a genius concept--who wouldn't love to explore Magic Kingdom after closing, when the park seems to come alive? The bad news is...more
Jan 2010
Feb 04, 2010
Good Grief
I've seen this bunny slipper-focused cover everywhere for years now, and stayed away because I didn't really want to read a book about grief. (Grief=s...more
May 2012
Jul 01, 2012
The Strangers on Montagu Street (Tradd Street, #3)
Karen White is great. I love the Southern setting and the bit of mystery in her books, even though I usually seem to be a few steps ahead of the main...more
Nov 2012
Nov 26, 2012
Nightshade (Nightshade, #1)
I was desperate. I needed a book. I saw this one and thought, ooh, a purple girl. Could be interesting.

It's not. This book is bizarre; these teenagers...more
Aug 2011
Aug 11, 2011
The Christmas Cookie Club
You know, when I pick up a book about women that bake Christmas cookies, I expect a story a little more...sugary? Happy? Not the case with this one, w...more
Jan 2012
Jan 22, 2012
Smokin' Seventeen (Stephanie Plum, #17)
I've read just about every book in the Stephanie Plum series up to this point, and it's starting to wear a little thin. The chuckles just aren't a'com...more
Jan 2013
Feb 26, 2013
The Song Remains the Same
Wow, the perfect book at the perfect time! This is a quick read and well paced; the story focuses on a woman who has lost her memory and has to piece...more
Jun 2012
Jul 01, 2012
Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (Bloody Jack, #1)
Excellent book! I was absolutely blown away by "Jacky" and her honest observations about the things around her. This gal doesn't mince her words! She...more
Dec 2012
Jan 15, 2013
The Little Lady Agency and the Prince (The Little Lady Agency, #3)
Every time I read a book by Hester Browne, I try to stretch them out to make them last, I love them so much. This was a great ending to the series. Wh...more
Oct 2011
Nov 13, 2011
My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business
How can you not like Dick Van Dyke? I "read" this as an audiobook, and he just has one of the friendliest voices out there. I thought his autobiograph...more
Jun 2012
Jul 01, 2012
My Happy Days in Hollywood: A Memoir
Want an interesting drive home? Listen to Garry Marshall narrate his audiobook: "CHAP-tuh ONE! The BRONXXXXXX!" I thought the book would have more hum...more
Sep 2012
Nov 26, 2012
Watership Down
I finally got around to reading this book, and was surprised how much it stuck with me. At first it was a little difficult remembering the names and p...more
Aug 2009
Aug 09, 2009
Here We Go Again: My Life In Television
I was in a rush and in need of an audiobook, and found this one at the library. She's led quite a full life and it was interesting to hear how her car...more
Apr 2012
Apr 29, 2012
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
Really good book! It's not what I thought; it's got its share of witches and whatnot, but really it was more of a scientific approach to magic and its...more
Jun 2011
Aug 11, 2011
Upside Down, Inside Out
I want to enjoy Irish lit so badly, but I just don't get it. Binchy, Ahearn, and now McInerney...they all feel flat and empty to me, but they always g...more
Feb 2012
Mar 03, 2012
Remember Me?
Just okay. It's a little more dismal than the other books I've read by this author. The main character has amnesia and is surrounded by all these shal...more
Sep 2011
Nov 13, 2011
The premise is a little odd -- an arranged marriage? -- but that's also kind of the appeal, because it's something different! It's chick-lit for sure,...more
Jan 2013
Jan 15, 2013
The House of Velvet and Glass
Ehh...I liked the idea of a book that focused on a family that lost loved ones on the Titanic, rather than another portrayal of the disaster itself, b...more
Feb 2013
Feb 26, 2013
The Violets of March
Ahhh, a nice quick read, beautiful prose, engaging story...and even though I had a pretty good idea how it would end, it was a wonderful read. I feel...more
Sep 2012
Sep 23, 2012
The Apothecary's Daughter
The story and writing were good and I liked the characters, however I had one big complaint: here is a beautiful young girl and she has 4 potential su...more
Sep 2010
Sep 15, 2010
The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott
Most of the reviews for this book are pretty positive, so I must be the oddball here. I loved Little Women, and everyone says "if you loved Little Wom...more
Sep 2011
Nov 13, 2011
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