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The Court of the Stone Children
3.74
It is odd, considering that I could hardly remember this book's plot and haven't read it in many year and have never investigated the author, that it...more
Jun 28, 2009
Jun 28, 2009
 
200 Quilt Blocks
4.00
I used this book to find blocks to put together a sampler quilt for beginners. It has a nice collection of different blocks. For each one, it lists a...more
Sep 20, 2009
Nov 20, 2009
 
The Diary of a Country Priest
3.92
I found myself skimming the long tedious monologues through this book, which got me to the end quicker, but didn't give me the full picture of the boo...more
Jun 18, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook: Old Fashioned Recipes From New York's Sweetest Bakery
4.11
So far I've only tried a couple of the recipes in this book, but I have a number of more that I want to make. The instructions are clear and well writ...more
Jul 03, 2009
Jul 03, 2009
 
Drop Dead Gorgeous
3.45
I chose to read this book and the 'Drop Dead, Gorgeous!' (note punctuation on other title) because they were near each other on the chick lit shelf of...more
Jun 09, 2009
Jun 11, 2009
 
Drop Dead, Gorgeous! (Gorgeous, #2)
3.52
So I chose this book and the other 'Drop Dead Gorgeous' (note no punctuation on the other title), because I saw them both on the chick lit shelf at th...more
Jun 09, 2009
Jun 11, 2009
 
Terrible, Horrible Edie
4.28
The situations in this book feel very dated to me, but are an enjoyable read nonetheless. The large family of children being left with only a rolling...more
Jun 22, 2009
Jun 23, 2009
 
Seven Sunny Days
3.22
I would generally say it isn't a good thing when you read at least a chapter into a book before you realise that you have already read it. However, I...more
Jun 06, 2009
Jun 06, 2009
 
The Girls: Sappho Goes to Hollywood
4.01
I feel like I have been reading this book forever, and while I enjoyed some of the anecdotes, I am quite glad to be finally done. The book was well re...more
Jun 11, 2009
May 24, 2009
 
The Gathering Room
3.00
After reading The Court of Stone Children, I think I had a thing for people from other times. I think that coloured my enjoyment of this book, so that...more
Jun 21, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
 
Start Quilting: All You Need To Know To Make Your Own Fabulous Quilts
3.00
This is an excellent book to bring you from the basics of patchwork and quilting to gaining competence. The instructions are clear with plenty of picu...more
Sep 15, 2009
Sep 15, 2009
 
The Little Stranger
3.47
This book was exquisitely written, and I am so glad to know that Sarah Waters is still a compelling writer. I was nervous given my lack of enjoyment o...more
Sep 08, 2009
Sep 09, 2009
 
Old New York
3.96
These four novellas lend an insight into the mores of the upper crust of New York society of the mid-19th century. I thought it was interesting how mo...more
Jun 25, 2009
Jun 06, 2009
 
Gamble on Passion
2.91
This book was pretty dire, worse than most Mills & Boon. After a flimsy reason for dating the guy and some boasting about how well she can handle...more
Aug 08, 2009
Aug 12, 2009
 
The Sampler Quilt Book
4.17
Really nice look at various techniques by emphasising one block to demonstate the method. Lynne Edwards' conversational, very easy to understand writi...more
Sep 20, 2009
Nov 20, 2009
 
Magic in the Park
4.08
I think I enjoyed this book much more as a kid than I have rereading it now. Throughout the book the two main characters are thrown into situations ov...more
Jun 28, 2009
Jun 29, 2009
 
Patchwork, Quilting And Applique
4.33
Very comprehensive volume covering the basics of patchwork and applique, including making templates, supplies, and even converting to imperial measure...more
Sep 15, 2009
Sep 15, 2009
 
The Sweetest Taboo
3.52
I enjoyed this book as it follows our heroine overseas from drab London to sunny Hollywood. It took a bit of a leap when our heroine understands her n...more
Jun 05, 2009
Jun 06, 2009
 
The Balleymore Bride
3.52
Compared to the last Mills & Boon I read, I was expecting the worst from this, but it really held its own as a story. While the whole idea of not...more
Aug 10, 2009
Aug 12, 2009
 
Fast Quilts from Fat Quarters
4.00
A useful book for the quilter looking for projects to buy new fabric for! (Or possibly use of some of their stash...) These quilts are made of very tr...more
Sep 14, 2009
Sep 14, 2009
 
Quilting (Teach Yourself)
3.67
If you are looking for one book that can adequately cover all the quilting techniques, this could be the one. This book gives precise, short descripti...more
Sep 20, 2009
Nov 20, 2009
 
Mister Pip
3.65
I have to wonder if I'd previously read Great Expectations if I would have liked (...or disliked...?) this book more. I felt that the author did not a...more
Sep 03, 2009
Aug 12, 2009
 
Needlework: Patchwork & Quilting
2.50
Most of this book begins with a look at some fairly unique projects, using different techniques. It is an interesting twist on traditional fabric arts...more
Sep 14, 2009
Sep 14, 2009
 
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
4.06
I know I've read this book numerous times, but Judy Blume is such a great writer that I still enjoy it. Poor Peter, with the parents that don't unders...more
Jun 19, 2009
Jun 21, 2009
 
Sorrelle
3.50
This teen book about racism, first love, and sticking to your principles is well written and I believe it manages to write at a teen level without bei...more
Jun 23, 2009
Jun 23, 2009
 
Holiday Romance and Other Writings for Children (Everyman's Library (Paper))
3.57
I only read the title story (novella?) Holiday Romance. Not sure what Dickens was going for, but I found it a bit tedious and didn't really enjoy the...more
Jan 02, 2009
Jan 02, 2009
 
Dorothy L. Sayers: Her Life And Soul
3.81
Although I heard somewhere that this was a good biography, I could not get into this book at all. I am not a huge fan of Dorothy Sayers, so I think th...more
Mar 16, 2009
Mar 17, 2009
 
Report For Murder (Lindsay Gordon, #1)
3.25
I wasn't sure for the first chapter or so if I would enjoy the tone of this book, but it quickly picked up and I really began to like Lindsay Gordon a...more
Sep 11, 2009
Sep 11, 2009
 
Emma
3.97
I am so glad that I finally understand the joy of reading Austen. When I was younger (and oh so foolish) I tried to read some Austen, but it was so st...more
Jun 12, 2009
Nov 04, 2008
 
Garden Spells
4.06
I really enjoyed reading this book and living in the world of the characters. This felt so enchanting and really brought a smile to my face, even when...more
Jun 14, 2009
Jun 15, 2009
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