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Dirty Blonde
3.65
This book was definitely a page turner and moved along at a fast pace, however I just felt that there was a bit too much going on and none of it was e ...more
May 13, 2011
May 09, 2011
 
The Year Of Yes: The True Story Of A Girl, A Few Hundred Dates, And Fate
2.98
Absolute rubbish! It sounded like it could be fun to read, but the writing rambled and the anecdotes just sounded far fetched and contrived. And being ...more
May 2011
Apr 25, 2011
 
Let The Great World Spin
3.91
This book had an interesting format in that it was almost written as a number of short stories, however as the book progressed you see that the storie ...more
Jan 18, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
 
Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family's Year of Gutsy Living on a Tropical Island
3.90
Firstly, as I won this book as part of First Reads, I would like to thank the author for the chance to read and review this book.

I thoroughly enjoyed
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Oct 12, 2012
Oct 09, 2012
 
A Thousand Splendid Suns
4.30
Let me start off by stating that books very rarely make me cry and the only ones that do are usually non-fiction. However this book made me cry, sever ...more
Apr 22, 2011
Apr 19, 2011
 
Until Thy Wrath Be Past (A Rebecka Martinsson Investigation)
3.85
As I won this as part of First Reads, I would first like to thank Hayley for the opportunity to read and review this book.

This book is obviously one i
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Sep 19, 2011
Sep 09, 2011
 
The Book Thief
4.36
This was a very touching book that I really enjoyed. I wasn't quite sure to begin with, as the author's use of quite bizarre descriptions and wording ...more
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
 
Esmerelda
3.00
First of all I would like to thank the author for the opportunity to read and review this book, as I won it as part of First Reads.

Before getting into
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Mar 16, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
 
Scarlett's
3.87
Firstly I would like to thank the author for the opportunity to read and review this book, as I won it as part of First Reads.

Essentially this is a fe
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Jun 10, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
 
Maples Rejuvenating Cocktail
2.90
I entered a First Reads giveaway for this book and although I didn't win, the author contacted me and very generously posted me a copy. I only wish I ...more
Jul 11, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
 
Closure (Closure, #1)
4.16
Firstly I would like to thank the author for the opportunity to read and review this book, as I won it as part of First Reads.

As a short story, it's q
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Oct 20, 2011
Oct 20, 2011
 
I, Safiya
3.55
I would give this book a 3.5 if it were possible. It's an interesting story about a woman sentenced to stoning for adultery, including the lead up and ...more
Feb 12, 2012
Feb 10, 2012
 
Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)
3.57
Ok, so I know this is chick lit and it's meant to be "fun" and not to be taken seriously, but this book just really irritated me. Rebecca is shallow a ...more
Feb 04, 2012
Feb 01, 2012
 
Mateship With Birds
3.05
The title of this book has double meanings for an Australian reader - both "mateship" and "birds" have dual meanings, so I had an idea of what the con ...more
Feb 16, 2012
Feb 12, 2012
 
Berlin Syndrome
3.33
As I won this book as part of First Reads, I'd like to thank Scribe Publications for the opportunity to read and review this book.

This was a difficult
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Jul 05, 2011
Jul 01, 2011
 
Room
3.96
I struggled with this one..... It was an interesting, creative and quick read, however there were so many things that I just didn't like about this bo ...more
Apr 08, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
 
Invitation to Ruin (Invitation To #1)
3.69
As I won this book as part of First Reads, I would firstly like to thank the author for the opportunity to read and review this book!

Firstly, I have t
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Oct 20, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
 
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
4.02
This is a beautifully written book that provides interesting details about old Chinese customs. That being said, it centres mainly around customs conc ...more
Apr 26, 2011
Apr 22, 2011
 
Fishing for Tigers
3.54
Firstly I would like to thank Hayley for the opportunity to read and review this book, as I won it on First Reads.

What I absolutely loved about this b
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Aug 21, 2012
Aug 16, 2012
 
The Beloved
3.90
As I won this book here on First Reads, I would firstly like to thank Hayley for the opportunity to read and review this book - it was an absolute joy ...more
Jul 30, 2012
Jul 23, 2012
 
Mao's Last Dancer
4.10
This is such a beautifully written memoir. It's not so much the language that is beautiful, but the content and the emotion captured in the words. The ...more
Feb 10, 2012
Feb 04, 2012
 
Infidel: My Life
4.18
This was a very powerful and eye-opening autobiography. The author is very honest about her experiences in growing up in Africa and for a short while, ...more
Jan 25, 2012
Jan 18, 2012
 
The Women Of Block 12voices From A Jail Ministry
4.37
Firstly I would like to thank the author Linda Pischke. As I won this as part of First Reads, I have very much enjoyed the opportunity to read and rev ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 11, 2011
 
The Lovely Bones
3.72
I avoided this book for quite some time as it didn't greatly appeal to me, however when I saw it at the secondhand store for $3, I thought I may as we ...more
May 07, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
 
The Art of Racing in the Rain
4.16
I'm in a quandary about what to rate this book! I look at the other books I've rated 4 stars, and it's better than most of those, yet I'm not quite ab ...more
Jun 03, 2011
May 28, 2011
 
The Thirteenth Tale
3.93
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and all of the intricate stories within stories within stories, which was a major theme of this book. It's a book I int ...more
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
 
The White Masai
3.38
This was very interesting in terms of the accounts of the Masai culture and life in Kenya, however I just couldn't give it 5 stars as I was absolutely ...more
Dec 02, 2010
Nov 28, 2010
 
Water for Elephants
4.05
Oh dear....I'm in such a quandary about what to rate this book! If there was a 4.5 rating that would be ideal, but as there isn't, I'm leaning more to ...more
Nov 28, 2011
Nov 17, 2011
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.92
Why this book was called The Time Traveler's WIFE is beyond me. The character of Henry was rich and complex, whilst Clare was very one-dimensional and ...more
Apr 17, 2012
Apr 05, 2012
 
Someone Knows My Name
4.41
This was a fascinating and engaging story of an African girl who was stolen and sold into slavery in the late 1700's. The book follows her difficult j ...more
Sep 02, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
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