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Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
3.71
liked it
Although I only read half of this book - because after the first half it got reallllllly boring to me - I'll still give it 3 starts. I *do* like Anna ...more
Aug 16, 2012
Aug 16, 2012
 
The End of Dieting: How to Live for Life
4.04
liked it
The diet book to end all diet fads and diet fad books...yes?

I found myself agreeing with a lot of what was in the book:

-diet fads are bad (I've neve
...more
Sep 21, 2014
Sep 21, 2014
 
White as Snow
3.71
it was amazing
This is simply the finest novelization of a fairy tale. Tanith Lee has created a simply marvelous world where the Snow White tale is retold.


Read it a
...more
Sep 30, 2008
Mar 23, 2007
 
What I Love about Movies: An Illustrated Compendium
3.59
it was ok
Was pretty disappointed in this book, which is filled with quotes from film artists and celebrities on why they love the movies.

Being a person who ad
...more
Jul 08, 2015
Jul 07, 2015
 
Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook
4.13
it was amazing
There are some cookbooks you check out from the library and you think...this looks good, or I might want to try making that. This is one of those cook ...more
Jan 31, 2016
Jan 31, 2016
 
The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, #1)
3.81
it was ok
This book seemed closely aligned to Gail Carriger's "Soulless," but not in the best way. It's set in a different era (Regency vs. Victorian) and the m ...more
Sep 28, 2016
Oct 02, 2016
 
Outlander (Outlander #1)
4.20
really liked it
Even though I swear off books in series...I've finally given this first book a chance after several fails trying to listen to it (faulty playaway devi ...more
Dec 02, 2015
Dec 02, 2015
 
A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat
4.01
it was amazing
I love picture books that tell a great food story...like Polacco's Thundercake.

Or a young child's look at chronological changes.

All done so well and
...more
Apr 2015
Apr 01, 2015
 
The Diary of Samuel Pepys: A Selection
3.93
really liked it
I read this delicious (although some might call tediously boring) diary during my maternity leave with my first born son. It allows you to be a fly on ...more
Jan 1996
Apr 03, 2007
 
Tea with Jane Austen
3.89
liked it
I thought this would be more a of a cookbook, but was pleasantly surprised that it was more an information based book on tea during the regency era an ...more
Apr 14, 2016
Apr 14, 2016
 
My Ántonia
3.76
really liked it
Willa Cather is an amazing storyteller that parallels my mother's chicken noodle soup. My mom always added a stick of butter and Amish egg noodles for ...more
Aug 12, 2016
Oct 12, 2016
 
Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle-School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail
4.15
really liked it
Ok, so like you've seen this drop-dead gorgeous dress at a boutique and it costs $62. Well, you've only got $50 bucks...what's a girl to do???

You wait
...more
Jan 2008
Jan 25, 2008
 
Glimpsing Heaven: The Stories and Science of Life After Death
3.69
really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this journalistic view of life after death experiences. The stories appealed to me because although I haven't experienced dea ...more
Oct 08, 2014
Oct 08, 2014
 
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
4.03
really liked it
Author Caitlin Doughty spent several years working in a crematory in California and in this very accessible book, she explores death and the treatment ...more
Nov 26, 2014
Nov 26, 2014
 
The Secret Recipes
4.27
it was amazing
What a great cookbook. The first half is filled with gorgeous photographed pastries and as you read the stories behind the creation of each dessert, y ...more
Dec 28, 2014
Dec 28, 2014
 
The Museum of Extraordinary Things
3.73
it was amazing
Hoffman again deliveries 100% true romance - this time within a beautifully written historical fiction novel. Set in Coney Island's boardwalk and NYC' ...more
Dec 31, 2013
Jan 05, 2014
 
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
3.77
really liked it
Although I don't think I read another sentence that says, "does this spark joy?" - but I will probably think it when I go through the items in my hous ...more
Jun 18, 2015
Jun 18, 2015
 
The Big Book of Martyrs
3.63
liked it
What I learned from this book: most martyrs/saints were total freak-a-zoids. I mean really nutty.

But, I suppose if you where a Catholic teen or adult
...more
Aug 27, 2008
Apr 14, 2008
 
The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)
4.11
liked it
**spoiler alert** I like dystopian society books. A lot.

This one was good. Plot line was reminiscent of Battlestar Galactica's the aliens are among u
...more
Aug 18, 2014
Aug 18, 2014
 
The Monsters of Templeton
3.58
really liked it
Simply wonderful story chock-full of genealogical fun as a young woman searches her hometown's rich history to discover the mystery of who her father ...more
Oct 17, 2015
Oct 17, 2015
 
The Girl on the Train
3.88
it was ok
This was one of those stories...where I can't put it down, but all the while I'm reading/listening to it, I'm like "how ridiculous"..."you've got to b ...more
Jun 12, 2016
Jun 12, 2016
 
Northanger Abbey
3.80
liked it
While it's not Persuasion, it's good. I tried reading this Northanger Abbey in my twenties (like Mansfield Park) and gave up on it; bored.

It was reco
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Dec 09, 2014
Dec 09, 2014
 
Where Are They Buried?: How Did They Die? Fitting Ends and Final Resting Places of the Famous, Infamous, and Noteworthy
3.79
liked it
Read several out loud at the dining room table for meal time conversation. I think I enjoyed it the most and after about a few days of reading, the fa ...more
Jan 27, 2015
Jan 27, 2015
 
Your Face in Mine
3.12
liked it
I've read only 1/4 of this book, and while I like it; I don't want to finish it. I spent all of last night and this morning while on vacation re-readi ...more
Feb 2015
Feb 01, 2015
 
Modern Art Desserts: Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Confections, and Frozen Treats Based on Iconic Works of Art
3.84
liked it
5 stars for originality. 2 stars for being a practical cookbook. I didn't read every word, but I can see how the author suspended belief to create cak ...more
Jun 11, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
 
The Buried Giant
3.42
it was amazing
Loved, loved, loved this book. Ishiguro is a master storyteller and I was transported back in time just after King Arthur's death and England is shrou ...more
May 25, 2016
May 26, 2016
 
YOLO Juliet (OMG Shakespeare)
3.61
really liked it
A mash-up of TTYL & TTFN and Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.

Good fun. Glad for the glossary in the back, as this ol' lady didn't know some of t
...more
May 30, 2015
May 30, 2015
 
How to Be a Victorian
4.14
really liked it
The entire time I was reading this book, I thought the title was "How to Behave like a Victorian." It's not, but it could be.

Ruth Gordon's research a
...more
Nov 18, 2014
Nov 18, 2014
 
Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories
4.29
really liked it
I listened to this compilation of short "Christmas" stories and loved it. Who would have guessed a sheriff in Wyoming could warm the hearts of so many ...more
Dec 10, 2015
Dec 10, 2015
 
Eerie America: Travel Guide of the Macabre
3.56
liked it
Eerie America goes state by state documenting weird places to visit, spooky places to sleep and creepy places to eat. The layout was very conducive fo ...more
Oct 24, 2014
Oct 24, 2014
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