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The Promise of Stardust
I almost stopped reading this about 1/4 way through because it seemed to be turning into a political pro-life/pro-choice thing. I'm glad I kept going. ...more
Mar 21, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
The Confidant
Enjoyable quick read but nothing to write home about. I liked the changes in perspective throughout the book, though from reading reviews it seems tha ...more
Jan 26, 2013
Dec 10, 2012
The Distant Hours
Started as a promising gothic tale complete with mysterious castle with mad man in the attic. Didn't hold up. Story jumped all around and had TOO MANY ...more
Jul 18, 2011
Apr 17, 2011
A Kiss in Time
Picked this up off my daughter's desk because I needed a quick read, an escape. This was a perfect answer.
Feb 26, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
Knight's Castle (Tales of Magic, #2)
Read outloud with L. Fits and starts but we finally finished tonight! Fun read-aloud book. Will likely try another Edward Eager for a read-aloud.
Apr 30, 2011
Apr 25, 2011
Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society
Fluff masquerading as something more. A group of "misfits" that join together to form a group where they can't be outcasts. The problem is, none of th ...more
Nov 23, 2012
Oct 14, 2012
The Nobodies Album
I'm always amazed when an author can write about an author and writing and pull it off. Parkhurst does it quite well. The "excerpts" from the characte ...more
Jul 2011
Jun 17, 2011
The Firebird (Slains, #2)
Fun and engaging. Right amount of fluff/romance mixed with interesting history of Scotland/Russia connection in 18th century. Similar subject matter t ...more
Jan 12, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
Tuesdays at the Castle (Castle Glower #1)
"This is the sweetest little book!" These were the first words out of my mouth as I finished reading Tuesdays at the Castle. The heroine is an 11-year ...more
Dec 28, 2011
Nov 23, 2011
Wedding Night
Silly and predictable. But perfect for a beach or airplane read.
Jun 02, 2013
Jun 03, 2013
A Crooked Kind of Perfect
Listened to this with the family on a roadtrip. Fun for all of us!
not set
Aug 05, 2011
The Baker Street Letters
Started listening to this expecting a fun Sherlock-style adventure. No such luck. Just a lousy mystery set up on a fun premise of a letter to Sherlock ...more
not set
Nov 16, 2012
Swimming at Night
Discovered this in the airport. Better than the typical airplane/vacation read.
Aug 30, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
The Age of Miracles
A quick read that left me thinking. Not often do I find myself wanting to underline in a novel but there were phrases that I would have liked to come ...more
Aug 22, 2012
Jun 26, 2012
The Writing Class
Silly and fun. Perfect weekend escape.
Aug 02, 2014
Aug 02, 2014
Mrs. Queen Takes the Train
Fun story of The Queen (of England. Is there another?) facing an identity crisis. Her story overlaps with the stories of members of her household and ...more
Dec 09, 2012
Nov 12, 2012
Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale
Took a while to get started but I kept reading because I was on a plane and didn't really have much choice. Glad I did. It was a sweet book that left ...more
May 18, 2012
May 04, 2012
Summer at Forsaken Lake
Audiobook for family roadtrip. Perfect.
Jul 29, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
We Were Liars
I went back and forth on this one. Loving it one moment and hating it the next. There is little to like about the dysfunctional, old-money Sinclair fa ...more
Jul 05, 2014
May 26, 2014
The Lace Reader
I feel the need to visit Salem, Massachusetts to buy some lace.
Aug 02, 2011
Jul 29, 2011
Water for Elephants
Didn't expect to love this book and did. Would have given it 5 stars except the graffic sex seemed gratuitous. I'm usually ok with sex in books but so ...more
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 09, 2011
The Dressmaker
I'm not generally sentimental about the Titanic but found myself a bit caught up in the hype surrounding the significant anniversary. I planned readin ...more
Apr 17, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
Night Blindness: A Novel
Meh. I finished this despite frequently wondering what all the good reviews saw in it. As others have said, it got better in the second half. But not ...more
Nov 07, 2014
Oct 11, 2014
Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1)
Perfect vacation read. Light, in the style of Agatha Christie. I will likely read more, though wonder if future installments will be as charming.
Nov 23, 2011
Nov 08, 2011
The Secret Keeper
This was a perfect curl-up-with-a-cup-of-tea-by-the-fire book. I finished it in about 2 days. I'm writing the review about a month later and the only ...more
Oct 26, 2013
Sep 29, 2013
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
Rereading because I devoured it so quickly in the days following its release. I was one of those waiting in line at midnight and had finished it befor ...more
Aug 27, 2012
Aug 09, 2010
A Vintage Affair
The books I've been choosing lately have left me feeling unsettled. Searching for something on my to-read list that might be a bit gentler on my psych ...more
Feb 03, 2013
Jun 06, 2011
Turtle in Paradise
I wanted to like this book. I DID enjoy parts of it. I kept waiting for it to improve and it never did. Then it had a cop-out ending.

On the up side, i
Nov 20, 2011
Sep 23, 2011
The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow
Every word matters in this book. More poetry than narrative. Beautiful descriptions of things I've never given thought to. One of my favorite sentence ...more
Apr 23, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
Joy for Beginners
Sweet book of interwoven stories of the women who make up a tight circle of friends. Loved the way the author set the story in Seattle without being " ...more
Dec 07, 2012
Jul 26, 2011