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Little Earthquakes
I read Jennifer Weiner's In Her Shoes shortly after my sister died. In my grief I was seeking out everything I could about sisterly connections, and t ...more
not set
Dec 19, 2010
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
The author has a tendency to get distracted: for a book on human cadavers, the author spends too much time on animal cadavers. The book started off st ...more
Sep 14, 2010
Sep 01, 2010
The Road
Really enjoyed this book. The short sections served to give little glimpses at the character's lives as well as remove any sense of how much time has ...more
Oct 14, 2010
Oct 13, 2010
I read this just after finishing Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, and the story was so much more engaging and the characters much more... real that ...more
Aug 03, 2010
Aug 03, 2010
The Apprenticeship of Big Toe P
I grabbed this book at the library book sale, intrigued by the premise of waking up with a penis for a big toe. As one character puts it, "If you chan ...more
May 22, 2010
May 14, 2010
The Book of Air and Shadows
**spoiler alert** The characters were unbelievable, the story was slow, and the writing was stilted.

I could not stand how one main character provided
Mar 10, 2010
May 14, 2010
Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later
I grew up with the Sweet Valley Twins and moved quickly into Sweet Valley High and just loved them. I had to read it. But this book... was atrocious. ...more
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 13, 2011
The Flying Troutmans
I picked up The Flying Troutmans at the library book sale this spring because... well... I could say that the summary on the back grabbed me or the fi ...more
May 29, 2010
May 24, 2010
I picked this up because the back cover blurb sounded like a fascinating jumping off point for a story: a man has been trying to divorce his wife for ...more
Mar 17, 2010
May 14, 2010
And the Mountains Echoed
Really enjoyed this book, cried at the end. Each narrative left me wanting to know more about the characters and their story.
Mar 22, 2014
Dec 07, 2013
Messenger (The Giver, #3)
I liked it better than Gathering Blue, but again the ending was too quick. I'm still unconvinced of the boy's fate at the end, the writing was very va ...more
Feb 11, 2013
Feb 09, 2013
Still Missing
The format of talking to her therapist was super annoying and revealed how much I didn't like the character - she was just trying too hard.

The kidnap
Aug 27, 2012
Aug 28, 2012
What is the What
**spoiler alert** I picked up What Is The What at a book swap and was pretty confused about it being labeled a novel. It reads more like a biography o ...more
Nov 03, 2010
Oct 24, 2010
Good Benito
The book explored the disconnect between being entrenched within your work and the everyday emotional and physical world. The scientists in this book, ...more
Oct 04, 2010
Sep 24, 2010
A Visit from the Goon Squad
Some of the life snippets were definitely more interesting than others, but I had a very difficult time keeping track of characters and similarities b ...more
Mar 26, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
Little Bee
"Everyone in my village liked U2," I said." "Everyone in my country, maybe. Wouldn't that be funny, if the oil rebels were playing U2 in their jungle ...more
Dec 31, 2012
Dec 25, 2012
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
I didn't care about the story or the characters at all in this one. The few characters I did care about got killed off, and I was so sick of the love ...more
Sep 2011
Sep 02, 2011
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
Better than book #2, in that I can't really remember anything that happened in #2 except for a bunch of fighting. Although this book seemed to be thro ...more
Jul 2011
Jun 16, 2011
The Interestings
Nothing about this book was interesting, and I didn't care about any of the characters. I wish I had more time to care about their teenage selves, the ...more
Jun 2014
May 19, 2014
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Fascinating glimpse into the history of Japanese internment camps during WWII, but it hardly scratched the surface of the camps, made it seem like the ...more
Jul 23, 2012
Jul 22, 2012
Son (The Giver, #4)
The first section was an interesting perspective on the community from The Giver, but much of the excitement of the transition to the second village w ...more
Feb 16, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
Anansi Boys
Had forgotten I read American Gods and was similarly lost. Too much fantastical stuff happened and the main character never questions. Like oh, he has ...more
Feb 03, 2014
Jan 28, 2014
Mathilda Savitch
**spoiler alert** Mathilda Savitch focused on coming-of-age teen Mathilda and her family falling apart after her older sister dies. I loved the voice ...more
Nov 21, 2010
Nov 13, 2010
Under the Dome
The vivid descriptions of the dome incident, the sociological fascination of those coping inside of the dome, and the heart-wrenching climax kept me r ...more
Feb 10, 2012
Feb 12, 2012
Still Alice
I'm going to mark this as KINDA read because I read the first 60 pages or so before my Nook decided to skip to the last 60 pages and although I though ...more
Jun 07, 2012
Jun 11, 2012
I started reading this while camping and didn't have any other options. I was amazed at how interesting it was given the synopsis. I can't decide if t ...more
Aug 21, 2013
Aug 18, 2013
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
I really didn't care that much about the political issues the main character cared about. I skimmed most of the first bit, the history of financial in ...more
Aug 24, 2010
Aug 03, 2010
Ellis Island (Ellis Island, #1)
I enjoyed reading about rural Ireland and Ellie's life there before she left for America, and I liked the culture shock she experienced when she went ...more
Jun 07, 2014
Jun 02, 2014
Gathering Blue (The Giver, #2)
I expected it to follow the story from The Giver but it wasn't related at all, except in that formulaic YA Fiction kind of a way. And I had the same p ...more
Feb 06, 2013
Feb 09, 2013
The Paris Wife
The first half or more of the book was so dry and slow. It read more like a history book with names and dates and locations, things they did and place ...more
May 18, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
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