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A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)
4.42
it was amazing
rereading August 2016

rereading Dec 2014

first read 2007


I just have fallen completely in love with this series -- I bought them all in paperback, passed
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Sep 03, 2016
Oct 18, 2007
 
129
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.40
it was amazing
This is absolutely one of the best, most riveting books I've ever read in my life. It's also an important book. I'll let you read it to discover why.

I
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Dec 30, 2010
Dec 30, 2010
 
127
Island of the Swans
3.75
it was amazing
This was another of my lucky Kindle finds -- I believe it was only available for a few days and then POOF, it's no longer available on Kindle. After 2 ...more
Jul 2011
Jun 28, 2011
 
165
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.34
it was amazing
I must be the only person in the world who hadn't heard of this series, and I finally caved and got the trilogy. I had no idea what the books were eve ...more
Oct 29, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
 
120
The Forgotten Garden
4.12
it was amazing
This book was absolutely fabulous. The story line didn't waver, and with several dates spanning 1900-2005, it could easily have become confusing -- bu ...more
Jul 11, 2012
Jul 04, 2012
 
191
The American Lover
3.60
it was amazing
Stunningly heart-wrenching, beautiful, uncomfortable, poignant, and way too short. More, please! I somehow think she and Sylvia Plath would have gotte ...more
Mar 16, 2015
Mar 13, 2015
 
174
Dust (Silo, #3)
4.26
it was amazing
First read upon first publication date. First review at END. Second reading May 2017. Second review follows.

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Second review
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May 18, 2017
Sep 05, 2013
 
116
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
4.24
it was amazing
First read Sept 2012, reread August 2013, re-reading out loud to Zack April 2016.



Absolutely positively one of the most creative, imaginative, and best
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Sep 24, 2016
Mar 23, 2012
 
124
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
3.88
it was amazing
Reading to Zack August 2015 (my third read)


Re-read 4/7/14 ... still enchanted.



Oh my.

This is a strange, fantastical story. And it will either enchant y
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Sep 04, 2015
Oct 11, 2011
 
7
Here be Dragons (Welsh Princes, #1)
4.30
it was amazing
As a fan of historical fiction and the "Outlander" series in particular, I had high hopes for this book. The title jumped out at me in the library and ...more
Feb 19, 2009
Feb 12, 2009
 
197
A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 4
4.07
it was amazing
While I agree with many other readers that the art, while very, very good technically, started to lose its individuality the more characters were adde ...more
Oct 07, 2015
Oct 06, 2015
 
198
Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2)
4.07
it was amazing
first read when it came out. practically knocked someone down to get it.!!!.

This is my second reading out loud l to Zack, who loved it. On to the thir
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Oct 09, 2015
Sep 05, 2015
 
139
An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7)
4.42
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** first read Dec 2009.
second read March 2015
third read September 2016

Holy Smokes.

First, this review has spoilers -- so stop reading no
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Oct 05, 2016
Nov 20, 2009
 
3
The Sunne in Splendour
4.40
it was amazing
This was one of the best books I've ever read. I finished it last night with absolute regret, and immediately went to the library as soon as it opened ...more
Mar 04, 2009
Feb 21, 2009
 
140
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
4.08
really liked it
Reading this to my 12 year old son. I've read it once before, August 2012

****

Four Star Rating

One thing right off the bat -- you almost have to read t
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Mar 13, 2015
Aug 29, 2012
 
123
The Night Circus
4.03
it was amazing
This has to be one of the best books I've read all year.


Magical, mysterious, and creative, this is Erin Morgenstern's first book -- and I can't WAIT f
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Nov 14, 2011
Nov 09, 2011
 
30
The Reckoning  (Welsh Princes, #3)
4.43
it was amazing
This book was heartbreakingly good. I've read three other books by Penman and each one is such a pleasure to read -- I look forward to my bedtime so m ...more
Mar 24, 2009
Mar 11, 2009
 
185
Outlander (Outlander #1)
4.20
it was amazing
Third re-read July 2, 2014

UPDATED for second reading:

I got reacquainted with Jamie and Claire by re-reading "Outlander" this week. I plan to read thro
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Sep 03, 2009
Sep 15, 2007
 
133
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
4.04
it was amazing
Originally read June 22nd, 2010. Rereading as the last book has finally come out!

When I started this book, I had no idea it had a vampire-ish element.
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Jun 27, 2016
Jun 22, 2010
 
136
Dark Places
3.92
it was amazing
This book captured me from page one. Exceptionally well written, with words put together in ways I wish I could, it was a roller coaster of a ride. Yo ...more
Apr 2010
Mar 30, 2010
 
154
Flyte (Septimus Heap, #2)
3.99
it was amazing
first read June 17, 2008, second reading 2013, with my ten year old.

These books are addictive! I won't add more than I had a "woah!" moment when I saw
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Mar 12, 2013
Jun 13, 2008
 
200
The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil
4.06
it was amazing
I just loved this book. So many levels of loving this..from admiring the drawings or absorbing the message about life and the l fear of the unknown.
Nov 10, 2015
Nov 10, 2015
 
205
The Phantom Tollbooth
4.22
it was amazing
I can't believe I'd never read this. I loved it! I loved the play on words and the map. I have to admit a love of books with maps.
Feb 22, 2016
Feb 24, 2016
 
32
Japan at War:  An Oral History
4.31
it was amazing
This was an interesting, compelling, and horrifying read. I've read a lot about World War II from the German and American side, and took a particularl ...more
May 08, 2008
Apr 24, 2008
 
134
World Without End (The Pillars of the Earth, #2)
4.23
it was amazing
When I first started reading this sequel to "The Pillars of the Earth", I felt like the story was a bit repetitive -- unrequited and forbidden love, b ...more
Jun 16, 2010
Jun 12, 2010
 
190
Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2)
4.07
it was amazing
When I saw this book at the book store, I snatched it up so fast I startled someone. I adored, LOVED, the first book and had no idea there would be a ...more
Apr 10, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
 
138
Shantaram
4.26
it was amazing
This is now one of my favorite books of all time. And there are now major spoilers in my review, so if you don't want things ruined for you, move on n ...more
Jan 20, 2010
Dec 17, 2007
 
125
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.44
it was amazing
I was a little apprehensive when I started reading "A Game of Thrones" because while I love historical fiction, this book was touted as fantasy, and w ...more
Aug 12, 2011
Jul 28, 2011
 
143
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
4.40
it was amazing
This is the 2nd book in the epic series "A Song of Ice and Fire" and I continue to be enthralled. There were a few parts of the book concerning Daener ...more
Sep 2011
Aug 13, 2011
 
135
The Help
4.45
it was amazing
One of the best books I've read in a long time. This book should be required reading for anyone interested in learning about the Civil Rights Movement ...more
May 19, 2010
Feb 05, 2010
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