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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
A sweet book about growing up in Brooklyn at in the early 20th century. The Nolan family doesn't have much, but they have a great life together. Katie ...more
Nov 20, 2014
Nov 13, 2014
The Brief History of the Dead
I read this for a book club, so this isn't my usual selection. I liked the concept of the book, and only took the first chapter to get into it. I had ...more
Feb 02, 2012
Apr 27, 2010
In Search of Mockingbird
December 1, 2009:
This was a book club read for last month. I did not care for To Kill a Mockingbird mainly because it is so overhyped. A book should c
Dec 2009
Jan 26, 2010
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Overall, this was an enjoyable book. It helps if the reader is familiar with the works of Vladimir Nabokov, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Jane ...more
May 26, 2012
May 10, 2012
Across Eternity
I love the idea of this book, but in my opinion it fell short. Having a couple that falls in love over many lifetimes has so much potential, but we on ...more
Jan 21, 2014
Jan 16, 2014
Bridesmaid Lotto (McMaster the Disaster, #1)
This was a cute story of Josie McMaster the Disaster. I really didn't see her life as a disaster, but aren't all "normal" girls suppose to be clutzy i ...more
Dec 28, 2012
Dec 27, 2012
The Bell Jar
I listened to Maggie Gyllenhaal perform this book. I think her voice and talent did an expert job of capturing Esther. I read where people compare thi ...more
Jun 08, 2014
May 14, 2010
Nancy Drew Mystery Stories : The Hidden Staircase
I got the opportunity to read the 1930 version of this book, and it was rewritten in the 1950s. It really doesn't seem like the beginning of the 1929 ...more
Jan 08, 2015
Jan 08, 2015
Ready Player One
If you like stuff from the 1980s or video games you will love this book. If you love adventure you will love this book. I'm not a sci-fi person but fo ...more
Feb 26, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
I enjoy reading Erik Larson's work and I have been interested in finding out about Nazi Germany, however, this book was just okay. There were many cha ...more
Oct 06, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
The Tortilla Curtain
“This book deals with both sides of a controversal issue facing the United States right now - illegal immigration. I will say my sympathies are more w ...more
Mar 20, 2013
Apr 27, 2010
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
I read Devil in the White City and really enjoyed Erik Larson's writing. Being in the field of Emergency Management I was excited to find out he wrote ...more
May 24, 2010
Jan 29, 2010
This book was given to me by a friend. The cover made her think of me. Flipped is a very light read, but does make you think if you are one to find de ...more
Jun 04, 2012
Jun 04, 2012
The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew, #2)
I got the opportunity to read the 1930 version of this book, and it was rewritten in the 1950s. It really doesn't seem like the beginning of the 1929 ...more
Jan 08, 2015
Jan 08, 2015
Between Here and April
There were things I really liked about this book, but I really didn't connect with this book. Maybe it was because I'm not a parent.

The thing that got
May 05, 2010
Jan 29, 2010
I would not have read this book except for it having been listed on the 1,001 books to read before you die list. The point that grabbed me the most wa ...more
Apr 09, 2014
Mar 26, 2014
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
This is about two men with the same name and similar backgrounds that end up taking different paths in life. One leads to being a Rhodes Scholar and w ...more
Feb 07, 2014
Jan 29, 2014
I'm trying to read the books I missed reading as a child or don't remember. This a cute and magical book about a highly intelligent little girl. She d ...more
May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014
The Walking Dead, Vol. 02: Miles Behind Us
I'm a fan of the TV series, and thought I should read the graphic novel to see the differences and maybe even get more background knowledge. There are ...more
Aug 15, 2014
Sep 30, 2014
Brave New World / Brave New World Revisited
Considering this is one of the first utopian/dystopian novels, considered a classic it should be read. Intelligently written. I did feel that some poi ...more
Apr 27, 2014
Apr 22, 2014
Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running: The Best Advice to Get Started, Stay Motivated, Lose Weight, Run Injury-Free, Be Safe, and Train for Any Distance
I discovered I'm an intermediate runner. It has gotten me to think a bit differently, and realize that I'm not quite ready to go for my running goal a ...more
Jun 09, 2014
May 28, 2014
Our Boys: A Perfect Season on the Plains with the Smith Center Redmen
There are no surprises. This is about a perfect season with a high school football team. You do not need to have a good grasp on football to read this ...more
Mar 22, 2012
Mar 14, 2012
Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny
Having watched some episodes of The Girls Next Door I was curious t see what life would be like as a Bunny. Holly tends to paint herself as the innoce ...more
Jul 16, 2015
Jul 14, 2015
Suite Francaise
I learned about a part of World War II that I had previously been ignorant about which is the French occupation. This is not a fast read, maybe becaus ...more
Dec 17, 2014
Dec 01, 2014
The Phantom of the Opera
I fell in love with the music to Phantom of the Opera, and love the movie with Gerald Butler and Emmy Rossum. I've yet to see the live production of i ...more
Sep 22, 2013
Sep 17, 2013
Moon Over Manifest
I was the same age of Abilene when I lived in the town this book is based off of, so I can say I'm a bit prejudiced in enjoying this book. Manifest do ...more
Dec 2013
Nov 26, 2013
Wearing of This Garment Does Not Enable You to Fly: 101 Real Dumb Warning Labels
I thought this would be funnier that what it was. There are some labels that I understand why they exist. I wish they would have done more research li ...more
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
Generation Dead (Generation Dead, #1)
I was not very impressed with this book. The story line was okay, but I never really felt an attachment to any of the characters. I did look ahead to ...more
Aug 02, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
This is a collection of short stories taking place in Dublin in the early 1900s. Looking at reviews it sounded like I would really get to know Dublin ...more
Feb 12, 2015
Feb 05, 2015
State of Wonder
I found this to be a low read, and very hard to get into. The story was interesting, but the only character I liked was a deaf mute, and we never know ...more
Mar 23, 2014
Mar 06, 2014