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Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work
did not like it
I read this book quickly because the People-reading gossip in me wanted to get all the dirt Tim had to dish but the reader in me couldn't stomach the ...more
Feb 09, 2011
Feb 08, 2011
Turtle in Paradise
it was ok
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
An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7)
it was ok
This book was entirely TOO LONG!!! I've been thinking that for most of the Outlander series but it finally dawned on me while reading this one what it ...more
Apr 02, 2011
Mar 18, 2011
The Leisure Seeker
really liked it
I picked this up on an Indiebound recommendation but didn't have high hopes. I was ever so wrong! A beautiful love story about a couple who is coming ...more
Jan 14, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
The Last Letter from Your Lover
liked it
I almost stopped reading this book about 100 pages in. I'm really tired of the books where it's ok for someone to leave his/her spouse because a "grea ...more
Jul 20, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
Red Hook Road
it was ok
It started out quite promising. I KNEW I was going to just love this book. Waldman's way with words captured my on the first page. I could see what sh ...more
Jun 25, 2011
May 29, 2011
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
liked it
The story: Interesting story that makes me want to know more about the Japanese internment. Growing up in the Seattle area, I've always been aware of ...more
Feb 19, 2011
Aug 18, 2010
100 Cupboards  (100 Cupboards, #1)
liked it
Stumbled across this while searching the "nookbook" store for something fun for my 11-year-old daughter. Wondering why I haven't heard of this series ...more
Feb 25, 2011
Feb 19, 2011
A Fatal Grace (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #2)
liked it
Enjoyed this even more than the first. The characters are developing and I can hardly wait to read the next one and get to know them even better. Glad ...more
Dec 26, 2011
Dec 25, 2011
liked it
L asked me to preview this for her.

Final judgment: I didn't hate it. In fact, I think if I were the target audience I would have loved it. Pretty muc
May 20, 2011
May 16, 2011
How to Ditch Your Fairy
liked it
Pretty standard YA fare. Girl dealt bad luck (so she thinks) and sets out to change it. I was initially put off by the made-up language the author use ...more
Jul 05, 2011
Jul 02, 2011
Case Histories (Jackson Brodie #1)
liked it
I just realized that I've read this before. And I think I remember how it ends. I just don't remember how it gets to that end. Is it worth it to conti ...more
Mar 13, 2011
Mar 06, 2011
Before I Go to Sleep
really liked it
Have you seen the movie 50 First Dates? Drew Barrymore wakes up each morning with no memory of anything after a certain date. Same premise but complet ...more
Jul 29, 2011
Jul 04, 2011
Friendship Bread
liked it
Fun book about people coming together unexpectedly and helping each other live happily ever after. A quick look at the book jacket tells you that this ...more
Sep 24, 2011
Sep 23, 2011
Princess in Love (The Princess Diaries, #3)
liked it
Ok. I'll admit it. I started reading these Princess Diary books to preview them for L. But now I'm a little bit hooked. They're clever and fun. And no ...more
Jun 29, 2011
Jun 26, 2011
Little Bee
it was ok
I almost wish I hadn't read this book. I agree that the subject matter is important but I think that the subject could be written into a much better b ...more
May 25, 2011
May 06, 2011
Catching Babies
liked it
Delightful guilty pleasure read. Combine Gray's Anatomy and ER and set it in a Labor & Delivery unit: lots of drama, some medical and some romanti ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Nov 25, 2011
The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries, #1)
really liked it
Loved this! A bit different than the movie and much smarter than I expected. I look forward to continuing the series and will as L progresses through ...more
May 28, 2011
May 25, 2011
These Things Hidden
liked it
About 2/3 of the way through, I mentioned to a friend that it was either going to be good or it could go terribly off track and end badly. It didn't. ...more
Apr 06, 2011
Apr 03, 2011
Everything on a Waffle (Coal Harbour #1)
really liked it
Another road trip audio book enjoyed by the whole family. We laughed out loud. We waited in the car until the end of the chapter. Very sweet young adu ...more
Aug 06, 2011
Aug 05, 2011
Pictures of Hollis Woods
liked it
Heartwarming Newberry Honor book. Not really sure of the best audience for this, though. Young readers might miss some a great deal of the story due t ...more
Jun 06, 2011
May 05, 2011
The Cradle
liked it
Mike says this is a crackling good yarn. However, Mike hasn't read it and isn't likely to. Based partly on my review that it read like a first novel. ...more
Dec 23, 2011
Jan 01, 2011
The Distant Hours
it was ok
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
Knight's Castle (Tales of Magic, #2)
liked it
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
The Nobodies Album
really liked it
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
Tuesdays at the Castle (Castle Glower, #1)
it was amazing
"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
A Crooked Kind of Perfect
really liked it
Listened to this with the family on a roadtrip. Fun for all of us!
not set
Aug 05, 2011
The Lace Reader
liked it
I feel the need to visit Salem, Massachusetts to buy some lace.
Aug 02, 2011
Jul 29, 2011
Water for Elephants
liked it
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
Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1)
liked it
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
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