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The Compassionate Diet: How What You Eat Can Change Your Life and Save the Planet
The spiritualism of vegetarianism doesn't interest me so the section of how world religions view vegetarianism was of no use. However, the rest of thi ...more
Jan 04, 2013
Dec 30, 2012
The Eleventh Plague
I felt myself wanting the story to end up in an entirely different way. That's not the fault of the author or the writing, but it left me feeling slig ...more
May 27, 2012
May 18, 2012
Blood Is the New Black
The trashiest vampire book I think I've ever read. And I mean that in a good way. I found myself laughing numerous times over the silliness of having ...more
Nov 14, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
The Good Luck of Right Now
This felt a little like a less interesting Silver Linings Playbook. The main character is as stilted, odd, and removed from mainstream society in this ...more
Apr 27, 2014
Mar 29, 2014
Number the Stars
Fell short of the expectations I had from reading The Giver, but still a competent description of the fear & confusion of war as well as the brave ...more
Jul 13, 2013
Jul 08, 2013
The Sookie Stackhouse Companion (Sookie Stackhouse, #10.5)
Only for the true fan. The interviews with Charlaine Harris and Alan Ball were really interesting, the recap and "secret" phone calls between Bill and ...more
Sep 12, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy, #1)
Rare is the book that I find worthy of casting aside all my tasks to sit and burn through its pages in less than a day. This is one of those books. It ...more
Mar 22, 2014
Mar 09, 2014
Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2)
Marginally better than the first one. It seems that Ms. James finally got tired of having her heroine repeat "Holy crap!" and "Oh my" over and over ju ...more
Apr 08, 2012
Apr 08, 2012
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
I first read this many years ago but thought I'd read it through again to remind myself what I thought of it. It's still as good as ever, though it's ...more
Jul 23, 2013
Apr 22, 2010
The Crossbones (Skeleton Creek, #3)
While this is a continuation of the previous two volumes of Skeleton Creek, it felt quite removed from those two books, Sarah has now moved away from ...more
May 04, 2014
Jan 02, 2014
Little Mouse Gets Ready
Cute. My grade one son read this to me today. Both he and I were a little thrown by the weird ending but he was over-the-moon thrilled to have read hi ...more
Apr 05, 2013
Apr 05, 2013
Skeleton Creek (Skeleton Creek, #1)
This is really made better because of the combination of journal and videos. The videos are fairly creepy which gives it an extra star. I am not at al ...more
Jan 02, 2014
Dec 30, 2013
The Unraveling (Wool, #4)
Sadly, the characterization was pretty thin here. There are also a number of moments that felt forced and unnatural to me. I went from LOVING the firs ...more
Oct 25, 2013
Oct 25, 2013
The World of Divergent: The Path to Allegiant (Divergent, #2.5)
For the true fan...of which I am one. I enjoyed this extra bit of info on the World of Divergent. I took the faction quiz which resulted in me being a ...more
not set
Oct 29, 2013
The Future of Us
The book has an interesting premise and some nice moments, however it also has a story that really just runs along the surface and I found myself supr ...more
Dec 08, 2011
Dec 03, 2011
Mal and Chad: The Biggest, Bestest Time Ever! (Mal and Chad, #1)
As a huge fan of graphic novels (of the distinctly more adult variety), I was curious to see if a graphic novel geared to 9-12 years would be enjoyabl ...more
May 09, 2011
May 09, 2011
Midnight Sun (Twilight, #1.5)
I enjoyed this partial draft of a book more than I did Twilight. It's too bad Stephanie Meyer seems to have abandoned this book. I liked it. I'd even ...more
Aug 31, 2011
Aug 31, 2011
There are a lot of sub-plots in this book and even more characters. It took me a few dozen pages to get everyone straight in my mind, but once I did, ...more
Jul 28, 2010
May 12, 2010
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
I listened to the audio (unabridged) of this while laid up after eye surgery but figure it still counts as a "read". Irving certainly enjoyed his desc ...more
Sep 27, 2013
Sep 27, 2013
Meals That Heal Inflammation: Embrace Healthy Living and Eliminate Pain, One Meal at a Time
Comprehensive and sound help for those that need assistance getting inflammatory issues under control. Half of the book is information and the other h ...more
Jun 07, 2014
May 31, 2014
A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2)
Significantly better than book one (Across the Universe). In fact it's so much better, that I think I have been too generous with my stars on that rev ...more
Feb 05, 2012
Feb 01, 2012
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
Super brief and filled with a lot of info that I already knew, but still, I can't fault it for that. The info contained is easy to follow and simple t ...more
May 26, 2013
May 25, 2013
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (Sleeping Beauty, #1)
Rape, kidnapping, serial degradation, Stockholm Syndrome. It's all here in this "fun-filled romp". Similar to The Story of O, a young girl is brutaliz ...more
Apr 17, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
Reading this while hungry can be dangerous. While sections of this book were deliciously fascinating, a few segments fell short of captivating me (tho ...more
Jun 27, 2013
Jun 07, 2013
Kudos for a voice I hadn't heard from outside of picture books, though 300 pages of a five year old's thoughts were a little draining after awhile. Go ...more
Dec 20, 2012
Dec 19, 2012
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Interesting and humorous take on important questions such as "what if the Earth stopped spinning?" and "can you fill a helium balloon fast enough to s ...more
Oct 29, 2014
Oct 29, 2014
Half World (Half World, #1)
A strange weird world filled with people and creatures that are equally odd, scary, and occasionally wonderful. Very heavy on the fantasy side of thin ...more
not set
Jan 07, 2012
Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1)
It might be because I feel as though I was raised on Disney's Mary Poppins, but I really do prefer the film version of this story. Julie Andrews as Ma ...more
Apr 21, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
Tiger Eyes
I think, unfortunately, this is a book that should have remained living in my memory. As it was a much better memory than rereading it as an adult app ...more
Jul 13, 2013
Jul 02, 2013
The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies, #2)
I'm fairly certain that the conglomerate of writers that make up the fake personage of Pittacus Lore passed the writing of this book off to an entirel ...more
Aug 19, 2012
Aug 10, 2012