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The Strange Case of the Composer and His Judge: A Novel
2.86
I hated this. If I had not received this through LTER, it would have been one of perhaps a half dozen books (and I've read thousands) I failed to fini ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
The Book of Air and Shadows
3.35
I wanted to like this book, I really did. On paper it had all the elements of a great mystery. Similar in historical scope to the DiVinci Code, but se ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
4.03
This is probably one of the most engaging books I've read this year. It arrived late on a rainy afternoon, and I only intended to glance at the first ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
The Emperor's Tomb (Cotton Malone, #6)
3.92
Steve Berry's Emperor's tomb is escapist literature at its best. He hits all the required elements of the adventure/thriller genre - familiar recurrin ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
The Lonely Polygamist
3.49
"For Golden it was hard not to think that there might be something wrong about a household in which the dog was wearing underwear and the children wer ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
Little Bee
3.66
I'm not sure I've ever been so conflicted about writing a review. Little Bee is clearly a thoughtful, well-written novel. I certainly enjoyed it, but ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
Didn't I Feed You Yesterday?: A Mother's Guide to Sanity in Stilettos
3.30
I'm a confessed reality show junkie. The thing is once the show is over all info associated with it is wiped clean from my mind. Friends who are equal ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
The Rule Of Nine (Paul Madriani, #11)
3.92
I'll be honest and say I had a hard time getting into this one. I typically love this genre of writing ( and have enjoyed previous Martini novels), bu ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
Still Missing
3.94
I received this book at the end of a too long week when I was so tired I didn't think I would make it through dinner. I took it to bed intending to re ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
Acceptance
3.18
Although college is many, many years behind me, when I came across an old review of this book I was enchanted with the character AP Harry. I immediate ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
3.90
I cried through the first 40 pages of this book, and smiled through the rest of it. It's rare to find a book that is so emotionally moving from the fi ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3.81
I can't tell you how much I looked forward to this book and how disappointing I ultimatley found it to be. The first third was great - heartwarming st ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
Atlas Shrugged
3.66
I first read Atlas Shrugged more than 20 years ago when a high school English teacher confessed she could never finish it. As a kid who had read both ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno
3.16
What an odd little book. Quaint with something of an old-fashioned feel, perhaps deriving from the time period the book is set in.

The action, such as
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Nov 09, 2010
 
The Templar Legacy (Cotton Malone, #1)
3.77
The first book in the Cotton Malone series is a fast paced thriller set in the now familiar (thanks to Dan Brown) world of the Templars.

A fun, easy re
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Nov 09, 2010
 
The Help
4.44
Set in the south at the dawn of the civil rights movement, The Help chronicles the lives of "the help" and the women they serve. The stories are compe ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher, #13)
4.15
Sometimes readers fear picking up a book that is a continuation of a series. I live that although this is something like the thirteenth Jack Reacher b ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
3.38
Who knew I would ever enjoy Beowulf. I remember struggling through it in school and not making any sense of it (although the fact that an elementary t ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
Fearless Fourteen (Stephanie Plum #14)
3.98
I wish I could say I laughed as much as I did with the first thriteen, but it's getting a little old. Grandma Mazur does something that make Stephanie ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.06
Engaging crime drama. I was enthralled from the start with the "closed-room" mystery of what happened to Harriet, far less so with the B-plot corporat ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
Admission
3.33
I've seen a number of other reviewers suggest that Admission is overly long, but I would have to disagree. I purchased this for my Kindle so had no re ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World
3.76
I was probably six the first time I decided to read the encyclopedia, I made it maybe 10 pages into A. Through the years I decided to read it (the dic ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
Why Is My Cat Doing That?
3.31
Unbearably adorable pictures of cats and kittens. The explanations however is repeated over and over again. Seriously, there are at least five separat ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
The Associate
3.61
I always eagerly anticipate any Grisham LEGAL thrillers (not so much his Playing for Pizza tangents) and while The Associate was certainly an enjoyabl ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
4.13
I was surprised to find this was as much about the evolution of professional football as it is about the personal story of Michael Oher. I was even mo ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
You Can't Stop Me (Crime Seen #1)
3.62
The twist to this crime drama is the police officer investigating the crime (against his family) goes does so by becoming a reality TV host investigat ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
The Romanov Prophecy
3.88
I love a good historical conspiracy theory thriller and this one doesn't disappoint.

Start with the premise of a troubled Russia looking to restore the
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Nov 09, 2010
 
Ad Hoc at Home
4.21
The size of Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc is a bit unwieldy (more like a coffee table book than a practical cookbook), but the recipes are to die for.

This re
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Nov 09, 2010
 
Fragment
3.65
Loved the first two-thirds of the book and despised the last third. But, that's probably just me.

Fragment is an interesting blend of science and adven
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Nov 09, 2010
 
The Bright Forever
3.46
In a small rural Indiana town a little girl disappears. The mystery of who took her and why unravels in a relatively unique manner. Most novels of thi ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
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