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The Christmas Letters
Not only is this a story of 3 generations of one family, but it is also a running commentary of our times, 1944 until 1996. The characters reach out t ...more
Dec 31, 2012
Dec 30, 2012
Prince of Shadows
I would give it 3.5 stars for the first section of the book, but 4.5 for the last 2. I found it a bit repetitive at the beginning, with Benvolio repea ...more
Jul 13, 2014
Jun 30, 2014
84, Charing Cross Road
Such a touching little book. It makes me long for the days when we used to write real letters and not these inane things called "e-mails."
Dec 31, 2012
Dec 31, 2012
An Unexpected Visitor (Dear Canada Christmas Story, #2)
Heartwarming story. Makes one appreciate what difficult lives many immigrants had when first coming to our country.
Dec 15, 2013
Dec 15, 2013
Daughter of Time: A Time Travel Romance (After Cilmeri, #0.5)
I liked it OK, but some of the words/phrases seemed too modern for the year 1268. The introduction to the next book sounds more interesting.
Jan 15, 2013
Jan 13, 2013
The Christmas Quilt (Elm Creek Quilts, #8)
I love these Quilt books by Jennifer Chiaverini. They speak of simpler times, the simplicity I often wish to have back. The characters in her book see ...more
Jan 05, 2014
Dec 29, 2013
Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir
I may have finished READING this excellent book last night, but I have not yet done the writing practice. I wanted to read it in its entirety first. N ...more
Mar 20, 2013
Mar 13, 2013
The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness: A True Story
A wonderful little book, beautifully written. A unique way to write a memoir. I loved it.
Dec 30, 2012
Dec 30, 2012
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency  (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1)
Finally started this series. Love the life lessons subtly peppered throughout.
Jul 2012
Oct 01, 2012
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Loved this book! Laughed, cried, didn't want it to end.
Feb 06, 2010
Mar 24, 2014
The Taxman is Watching: What Every Canadian Taxpayer Needs to Know and Fear
Apr 2012
Dec 23, 2012
The Spymistress
What an amazing woman was Lizzie Van Lew during the civil war. I kept wondering, "Why did we never read of her role in history while we were in school ...more
Dec 07, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
Well-written. Really enjoyed the history and the humanness of this story.
Feb 25, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
Each book is better than the previous one!
Jun 05, 2014
May 28, 2014
The Ruins of Lace
The history of contraband lace in France in the 1600's is something I'd never heard of before. Fascinating history, horrifying actually. I'm so glad I ...more
Feb 17, 2014
Nov 29, 2013
The Kalahari Typing School for Men (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #4)
I love the subtle lessons taught in these books about the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. The only reason I don't give them 5 stars is the way the aut ...more
Jan 06, 2013
Oct 01, 2012
The Keeper (The Keeper Trilogy #1)
Fun to read something my friend's daughter wrote! Quite proud of her.
Aug 04, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
The Book of Secrets
This book touched me in ways I certainly hadn't anticipated. Parts of it were similar to my own story. What a great author.
Oct 20, 2013
Sep 21, 2013
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
Wan't sure if this book would be as exciting as the movie, but it absolutely was! JKR sure knows how to write to make you feel like you are THERE.
Jul 2014
May 28, 2014
The Historian
Even though the subject of this book was a surprise to me, and one I've never been interested in, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Extremely well-written, the ...more
Dec 24, 2013
Nov 06, 2013
Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables, #5)
I will always love Anne! And now I know why we are kindred spirits...
Mar 02, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
The Blythes Are Quoted
A bit darker than LM Montgomery's former Anne books, but upon reading the Afterword, I understand why. It was good to have a bit of a look into Anne & ...more
Apr 13, 2014
Feb 17, 2014
Children of Time (After Cilmeri #4)
Really enjoyed this book in the series. Getting very attached to the characters and their futures!
Apr 23, 2013
Mar 13, 2013
Rilla of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables #8)
This book (the last of the Anne books) and the first 2 are my favourites. This one was rich with history surrounding WWI.
Feb 07, 2014
Jan 30, 2013
Finding Your Way in a Wild New World: Reclaim Your True Nature to Create the Life You Want
I enjoyed parts of it, but got lost in other parts. I do like a lot of her concepts about living in a way that includes nature.
Jun 22, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
The Confabulist
Loved the twists. Loved his style of writing.
Jun 16, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
Loved reading about Highclere Castle and the 5th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon!
Apr 05, 2014
Mar 24, 2014
Love Anthony
Lisa Genova's books always touch me in a place deep within.
Feb 10, 2013
Oct 01, 2012
The House Girl
not set
Dec 29, 2013
Tears of the Giraffe (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #2)
Jul 2012
Oct 01, 2012
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