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I'm Thinking of Ending Things
3.30
really liked it
I’m Thinking About Ending Things is one of those books that pulls you in from the very first paragraph and doesn’t let you go until the last paragraph ...more
May 24, 2016
Jun 07, 2016
 
Today Will Be Different
3.20
it was ok
I loved “Where Did You Go Bernadette” by Maria Semple, so when I saw that Today Will Be Different was going to be made into a movie and had glowing re ...more
Dec 28, 2016
Jan 10, 2017
 
Cop Town
3.88
liked it
Cop Town takes place in the 1970’s in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta in the 70’s is not a good place to be if you black, female, or really anything other t ...more
May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014
 
The Great Zoo of China
3.70
really liked it
Every once in awhile I feel the need to step out of my reading comfort zone. A good example is The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly. I’m not sure ...more
Jan 04, 2015
Dec 31, 2014
 
Cutting Teeth
2.98
really liked it
Cutting Teeth tells the story of a weekend getaway for a mommy playdate group. This mommy playdate group has every possible mommy you could imagine. T ...more
May 04, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
 
Death in Brittany (Commissaire Dupin #1)
3.52
really liked it
Death in Brittany opens with Commissaire Georges Dupin sitting at the Amiral, a very traditional cafe and restaurant across from the gorgeous “Blue Ci ...more
Jun 23, 2015
May 12, 2015
 
Us
3.66
really liked it
Us: A Novel by David Nicholls opens with Connie waking up Douglas from a deep sleep to tell him that she thinks their marriage has run it’s course and ...more
Dec 2014
Dec 07, 2014
 
The Goldfinch
3.87
it was amazing
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is such a good book that I don't feel like I am a good enough writer to review it! I don't think there is anything I can ...more
Jan 18, 2014
Dec 29, 2013
 
All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
4.12
it was amazing
Wonderful book!

There are six chapters: The Principles of Roasting, Beef & Lamb, Pork, Chicken & Poultry, Fish & Shellfish, and Vegetables
...more
Nov 14, 2011
Oct 25, 2011
 
Why Not Me?
3.89
really liked it
This review is for the audio version.

I make it a habit to listen to audio books in my car when I am driving. Yes, I love to read so much that I do the
...more
Nov 29, 2015
Oct 06, 2015
 
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
3.81
it was amazing
I don't know how I missed The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared when it was first released, but I'm so glad I found it no ...more
Jul 04, 2013
Jul 06, 2013
 
Unstuff Your Life!: Kick the Clutter Habit and Completely Organize Your Life for Good
3.63
it was amazing
As part of my New Year’s resolutions to declutter, I have been listening to a smattering of audiobooks on decluttering. Each one seems to have a few s ...more
Mar 11, 2015
Mar 11, 2015
 
The Bone Clocks
3.81
really liked it
I love a book that pulls me in right from the beginning with it’s writing, tone and characters. The Bone Clocks is that kind of book. I could tell fro ...more
Dec 29, 2014
Dec 07, 2014
 
Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans
3.56
it was amazing
When I received Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans to review, I was immediately drawn to the cover, just like her previous book, Whole Latte Life. This time ...more
Mar 13, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
 
Two for Sorrow (Josephine Tey, #3)
3.50
really liked it
One of my jobs as an inclusion teacher is to go into the language arts classroom to help my students. Since a lot of my students have trouble with rea ...more
Aug 17, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
 
Last Night at the Blue Angel
3.89
really liked it
I loved Last Night at the Blue Angel from beginning to end.

It is the story of relationships. Primarily a mother/daughter relationship between Naomi H
...more
Apr 21, 2015
Apr 25, 2015
 
In Her Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Grandmas Around the World
3.84
really liked it
First of all let me begin by saying that I love to peek into people’s homes! I love to walk my neighborhood right at dusk when people are turning on t ...more
Mar 05, 2015
Mar 05, 2015
 
The Stranger
3.85
really liked it
I have always put Harlan Coben at the top of my list of mystery/thriller writers and with The Stranger, he stays firmly at the top.

The story opens wit
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Mar 03, 2015
Mar 24, 2015
 
My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman
3.79
it was amazing
This is the second book from Lisa Scottoline that is made up of a collection of essays from her "Chick Wit" column in the Philadelphia Inquirer. I can ...more
Dec 22, 2010
Nov 27, 2010
 
So That Happened: My Unexpected Life in Hollywood
3.69
it was amazing
You know how Jon Cryer always seems so nice and likable on TV? Well, it turns out, he really is nice and likable.

I listed to his audiobook of So That
...more
Oct 06, 2015
Sep 24, 2015
 
You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself
3.91
it was amazing
I listened to the audiobook version of You Are Now Less Dumb: How To Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Y ...more
Sep 02, 2014
Sep 30, 2014
 
The Little Paris Bookshop
3.50
it was amazing
My husband once commented that most of my book reviews get a 4/5. That’s because I carefully choose what I am going to read. I almost always know that ...more
Sep 20, 2015
Sep 24, 2015
 
The Astronaut Wives Club
3.26
it was amazing
In July, 1969, Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. This meant something to me because, I was 10 years old, my last name was Armstrong, and I told every ...more
Aug 24, 2013
Aug 11, 2013
 
The Serpent of Venice (The Fool, #2)
3.86
really liked it
I have a confession to make. The only Shakespeare that I have read is Romeo and Juliet and that was back a long time ago in high school. So, with that ...more
Apr 12, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
 
The Child Garden
3.60
really liked it
I hate when I take too long to write a review for a book I really liked. It’s been a couple of weeks and several books later since I read The Child Ga ...more
Nov 05, 2015
Nov 19, 2015
 
A Wedding in Provence
3.22
really liked it
A Wedding in Provence is about that one thing we all want. Love. The characters are all at various stages of wants and needs when it comes to love. Ol ...more
Jul 03, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
 
The Swans of Fifth Avenue
3.57
The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin is a light, but fun read. I came to the novel as a blank slate, all I knew of Truman Capote was that he ...more
Feb 13, 2016
Feb 01, 2016
 
You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning
3.73
really liked it
This is the third book I have read (or listened to) by Celia Rivenbark, as usual, she does not disappoint. I could listen to her tell her stories fore ...more
Jul 08, 2011
Jul 08, 2011
 
The Impossible Fortress
3.77
it was amazing
The Impossible Fortress is a coming of age story set in the 1980’s. Everything I loved about the 80’s and more all rolled up into a sweet novel.

The s
...more
Jan 14, 2017
Feb 14, 2017
 
Yes Please
3.80
liked it
I wanted to like Yes Please more than I did, and I feel bad about giving it only three stars. Perhaps my expectations were too high, but I found this ...more
Dec 31, 2014
Dec 07, 2014
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