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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
I just had to read what a bad parent I am, and what I should be doing so that my kids are not destined to fail in their lives. In the end, I think it'...more
Jan 22, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
Summer Rental
I hate these formulaic, happy ending books that are so mindless. I guess that's why people like them so much, since most of the characters end up in a...more
Aug 21, 2014
Aug 19, 2014
A Christmas Carol, The Chimes and The Cricket on the Hearth
I loved the Christmas Carol. Although I've seen many versions of the story in movie form (Alastair Sim being my favorite Scrooge), I was glad to have...more
Jan 07, 2012
Dec 24, 2011
The Good Daughters
I gave it 4 stars only because it's Joyce Maynard and I normally love her writing; this one, however, seemed a little trite - I had the story figured...more
Feb 22, 2011
Feb 20, 2011
The Other Typist
I really liked this book; very suspenseful, and you're left still not sure in the end what is the true story. The author states in her acknowledgement...more
Aug 25, 2013
Aug 09, 2013
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
very sweet. anyone who's ever had a pet or had their lives touched by one will be moved. the end had me bawling like a baby.
Jan 2009
Apr 18, 2010
The Giver (The Giver #1)
My daughter had to red this for school and told me that it was a great book that she really enjoyed, so I wanted to read it, too, especially since it...more
Aug 17, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
Ghost Lights
I got this book as a free advance reading copy. It sounded like it might be funny, with interesting characters and an intriguing story line. It was, h...more
Nov 29, 2011
Oct 18, 2011
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
My son read this for his third grade class and really liked it. His interest intrigued me so I read it for myself. I somehow missed reading it when I...more
Jun 02, 2013
Jun 02, 2013
That Old Cape Magic
Short read, but I liked the characters. Well written, funny in parts, very enjoyable in Russo style.
May 25, 2010
May 24, 2010
We Need to Talk About Kevin
absolutely chilling. great read. I will never forget it.
not set
May 24, 2010
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
a classic coming of age novel for pre-teen girls
not set
Apr 18, 2010
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
I gave this book 5 stars; I don't know if it was "amazing" but I more than really liked it, I really, really liked it, so I wanted to rate it more tha...more
Aug 02, 2014
Jul 13, 2014
Let the Great World Spin
well written; interesting
Apr 2010
Apr 25, 2010
The Astronaut Wives Club
I agree with some of the other reviews here; this should have been a really interesting topic, but the way it was written, it was hard to keep track o...more
Jun 07, 2014
Jun 09, 2013
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
Very interesting
Feb 14, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
Every Last One
so sad
Feb 05, 2011
Feb 01, 2011
Little Bee
haunting, beautiful story
Feb 12, 2011
Feb 05, 2011
The Inn at Rose Harbor (Rose Harbor #1)
I suppose there is a market for people who like to read this type of book and really enjoy it. This book was not at all for me. So ridiculously unreal...more
Oct 12, 2012
Sep 02, 2012
The Help
It was OK; not the best book ever. however, interesting perspective on black/white relations in the south in the not so long ago sixties
May 18, 2010
May 03, 2010
The End of the World as We Know It: Scenes from a Life
A tragic, sad childhood story beautifully written in a nonchalant, matter of fact way that you are almost not sure of what you have just read, it is s...more
Mar 17, 2013
Jul 31, 2012
Growing Up Amish
I wanted to like this book, but found myself struggling to get through it. I also did not like the writing style with sentence fragments, (see JF Vire...more
Sep 10, 2011
Jul 07, 2011
Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
It was very interesting to read the case studies of the people presented to talk about different types of hoarders and possible reasons as to why they...more
Feb 09, 2014
Mar 18, 2011
Just Let Me Lie Down: Necessary Terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom
My favorite part was keeping the Lego guy in her pocketbook both for luck, and to keep things in perspective in the work/parenting dichotomy. "And the...more
Jul 23, 2012
Jun 24, 2012
A Free Man: A True Story of Life and Death in Delhi
Like A Fine Balance, but a non-fiction version. I liked how the author (who is also a journalist) really got involved with his subjects, drinking with...more
Feb 24, 2013
Nov 02, 2012
One Day
I really liked this book because it was honest; it didn't end in some cutesy, trite way. It was just about two people whose lives kept intertwining, a...more
Oct 10, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
Summer Of The Redeemers
I didn't like the animal abuse.
May 11, 2013
Apr 16, 2013
The Art of Fielding
I really really liked this book; hence the five star rating vs. four. I enjoyed getting to know each of the characters. Writing was excellent and look...more
Jul 20, 2012
Feb 11, 2012
Help Thanks Wow: Three Essential Prayers
I like Anne Lamotte. And i like the idea of this book and the title, simplifying the three categories of prayer: help, thanks, wow. So i gave it 3 sta...more
May 19, 2013
Nov 05, 2012
A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life
I like Bethenny so I would have liked to read more about her own life - that is, it would have been more interesting to me as a biography than as a se...more
Jul 27, 2011
May 29, 2011
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