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When We Danced on Water
3.79
Beautiful, engaging, painfully intimate. A masterfully created story within a story and set in the mysterious world of European ballet. Not a war stor ...more
Jul 04, 2011
Jun 12, 2011
 
The Last Nude
3.72
I couldn't stop reading this richly written novel. Set in Paris between the two world wars, the story follows closely the details of the life of real- ...more
Jan 12, 2012
Jan 13, 2012
 
The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation
4.11
Of course I couldn't resist a horse book. Honestly, I wasn't disappointed by the writing either ~ Letts writes as if for cinema and perhaps the story ...more
Jul 02, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
 
Freedom
3.69
With a somewhat comforting ending, Franzen really brings it on home. We are left with the sense that this really is the story of us - of any of us or ...more
Oct 12, 2010
Sep 01, 2010
 
This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike.
3.62
I set this aside because I felt like maximum enjoyment was reached about halfway through. I did thoroughly enjoy what I read, carrying the book with m ...more
Jun 04, 2012
May 19, 2012
 
The Maltese Falcon
3.94
Read/listened to this for book group. It's ok. The story is great and interesting, but I read for style and form more than plot. A great classic detec ...more
not set
Apr 12, 2011
 
French Leave
3.40
A capricious novella - a perfect palate cleanser!
Not only did I enjoy the characters and light story, but it made me wistful for not having grown up
...more
Sep 23, 2011
Sep 23, 2011
 
Boleto
3.61
Loved this novel! Not just for horse people, a beautifully descriptive and thoughtfully delivered view into the changing western landscape.
Dec 18, 2011
Dec 25, 2011
 
The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine
3.72
A great, funny, and quick read. Fans of Elegance of the Hedgehog and/or Olive Kittredge will dig this. It's funny because you don't actually know this ...more
Apr 08, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
 
Hating Olivia: A Love Story
3.54
Good but not great. Semi-important. Reminded me of the song 'Laid' by James.
Nov 23, 2010
Nov 30, 2010
 
Waiting for Robert Capa
3.48
Ohhhh....beautifully and refreshingly true, raw, haunting. As Fortes wrote in her Author's Note, "there is a part of me that will forever remain in th ...more
Jul 30, 2011
Jul 04, 2011
 
An Unfinished Score
3.61
Every word of this exquisite novel was chosen and placed with the precision and care of the protagonist's composed music notes. One of the best novels ...more
Jul 03, 2011
Jun 12, 2011
 
The Reservoir
3.28
reading this for book club...
Jan 13, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
 
Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English
3.57
Such a light, sweet story. As life is, the plot is not without its own ups and downs, but refreshingly has nothing too heartbreaking or two dramatic t ...more
Oct 19, 2010
Jul 12, 2010
 
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
3.70
A new favorite book - easily top 10 on my life list. Barbary has a fresh way of seeing people and the world around her, and she freely allows us to se ...more
Jul 04, 2010
May 11, 2010
 
Revolutionary Road
3.86
Can't believe I never read this classic that has influenced and inspired so many. Holy hannah, what a book. Must read more of Richard Yates.
Sep 05, 2012
Jul 17, 2012
 
The Oregon Experiment
3.11
I'm upping my rating of this book. It gets smarter the longer it sits with me. Definitely high on my Top 10 of 2011 list.
May 27, 2011
May 11, 2011
 
The Wings of the Dove
3.79
reading with Jace for the first meeting of our book club
not set
Mar 29, 2010
 
Farther Away
3.59
I am enjoying these refreshing essays as sorbet between full length books.
not set
May 19, 2012
 
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
3.57
So beautiful...engaging....I'll never regret the time I spent with this book.
Nov 18, 2010
May 19, 2010
 
The Outside Boy
4.05
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Jun 01, 2010
 
Beyond Good and Evil
4.00
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Mar 21, 2012
 
The Count of Monte Cristo
4.16
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Feb 23, 2010
 
Wild Ride: The Rise and Fall of Calumet Farm Inc., America's Premier Racing Dynasty
4.10
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Sep 09, 2013
 
The Breathing Book: Good Health and Vitality Through Essential Breath Work
4.15
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May 11, 2010
 
How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving
4.21
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Sep 07, 2011
 
This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind
4.20
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Aug 31, 2010
 
Awakening the Buddha Within: Eight Steps to Enlightenment
4.17
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Aug 31, 2010
 
Written on the Body
4.09
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Jul 14, 2010
 
The Poisonwood Bible
3.99
None
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Feb 23, 2010
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