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These Is My Words (Sarah Agnes Prine, #1)
4.36
Not only does the book sound intriguing, but the ratings on Goodreads are amazing - the average rating is 4.45 and 56% of readers gave it 5 Stars.

Appa...more
Jun 22, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
 
Angélique
4.17
I know. Just look at the cover, right? Please allow me to explain.

I was reading a review for some book (I've forgotten which one), and one of the revi...more
Jul 30, 2011
Jul 05, 2011
 
Tipping the Velvet
4.00
Set in Victorian England, “Tipping the Velvet” is about the sexual awakening of Nancy Astley/Nan King. The book follows her journey from an innocent y...more
Aug 11, 2012
Aug 08, 2012
 
The Reinvention of Love
3.31
WHY I READ THIS BOOK
When I first heard about this book, which was just published last month, I got a bad case of "I want." The author's "The Lost Gard...more
Aug 07, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
 
An Honourable Man
2.89
One word to describe how I felt about this book: frustrated.

First, I knew nothing about the historical events on which this is based, and I didn't fe...more
Feb 27, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
 
Witch Light
4.19
Scotland, late 1600s. Corrag’s mother, like her mother before her, has been accused of witchcraft and sentenced to die. Corrag flees into the wilderne...more
Jul 03, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
 
Tam Lin
3.84
“Tam Lin” is an ancient Scottish ballad that tells the story of how Tam Lin is rescued from the Queen of the Fairies by his true love, Janet. The firs...more
Apr 03, 2011
Feb 12, 2011
 
Rebecca
4.17
The style of "Rebecca" has echoes of Austen and the Brontës, yet it is also remarkably modern and it is apparent the influence du Maurier had on futur...more
Aug 18, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
 
The Snow Child
3.92
It is the 1920s, and Jack and Mabel have moved to Alaska to homestead and to escape the shame and sadness of being unable to bear children. And then o...more
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
 
Consolation
3.45
The plot of Consolation is essentially this: a man falls headlong into a mid-life crisis after learning of the death of a childhood friend. But as alw...more
Jul 17, 2012
Jul 13, 2012
 
The View From the Seventh Layer
4.03
This collection of short stories is simply sublime. There is something about the author’s voice that brought to mind the way one would approach a frig...more
Jan 10, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
 
The Promise of Zandra (So Many Secrets #1)
2.50
"The Promise of Zandra," the first book in the So Many Secrets series, tells the story of Piper and Nina, two young girls from New Jersey who travel t...more
May 15, 2011
May 09, 2011
 
The Last Summer
3.85
Clarissa Granville is a naïve dreamy girl who has lived an idyllic and isolated childhood at Deyning Park, the family’s estate in the English countrys...more
Sep 2012
Aug 29, 2012
 
No One is Here Except All of Us
3.27
I received an ARC of this book for review from Goodreads First Reads program.

“You cannot find peace by avoiding life,” wrote author Virginia Woolf.

The...more
Feb 02, 2012
Dec 31, 2011
 
The Art of Disappearing
3.16
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Toby Warring is a magician. Not a "pull a rabbit from the hat" magician, but one who has the ability to reach...more
Feb 06, 2011
Feb 04, 2011
 
Cloud Atlas
4.02
David Mitchell is a GENIUS. That's one of my primary thoughts about Cloud Atlas.

But Mitchell never gets in his own way. So often in experimental/postm...more
Aug 04, 2012
Jul 30, 2012
 
Tom-All-Alone's
3.42
“Tom-All-Alone’s” is an atmospheric murder mystery set in Victorian London that is essentially Dickens’ “Bleak House” told from a different perspectiv...more
May 04, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
 
October
3.45
James Hillyer travels from Canada to England to visit his daughter, Susan, who has been diagnosed with cancer. While there he encounters Gabriel Fonta...more
Oct 12, 2012
Oct 14, 2012
 
Sugar Island
2.94
I have a bit of an obsession with Fanny Kemble (1809-1893). She was an English actress and author who married Pierce Butler, a Georgian plantation own...more
Sep 09, 2012
Sep 08, 2012
 
Bel Canto
3.90
“Bel Canto” is poorly written and sweeter than cotton candy. The only reason I bothered to finish it was because it won the Orange Prize for Fiction....more
Jan 15, 2012
Dec 24, 2011
 
Heart Mountain
3.85
After thoroughly enjoying the WW2/Japanese theme in "East Wind, Rain" and "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet," I was very much looking forward t...more
Jun 26, 2011
Jun 24, 2011
 
The Fields of Eden
3.76
I found this book at a thrift shop for 25 cents, thought it sounded like an interesting novel about pioneers, and figured I could use it to cross Oreg...more
Jun 20, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
 
A Cupboard Full of Coats
3.55
“A Cupboard Full of Coats” is a book about domestic violence that focuses more on thoughts and actions than plot. What do you do and think and say whe...more
Mar 03, 2012
Mar 01, 2012
 
Dust Of The Earth
3.17
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Fourteen year old Fern Drawn and her family move to the sheep ranch they have inherited from her grandfather....more
Feb 20, 2011
Feb 18, 2011
 
Solace: A Novel
3.43
You know those days when it rains and rains, unrelenting, making you feel miserable and bereft, making you forget that there is such a thing as sunshi...more
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
 
The Genocides
3.70
If civilization ceased to exist, would humans still act civilized? Thomas M. Disch constructs his 1965 novella “The Genocides” upon that theme.

Mysteri...more
Feb 19, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
 
August Frost: A Novel
3.47
Quaint and quirky….those are two good adjectives for this book. Though not as accomplished as Roffey’s later work (The White Woman on the Green Bicycl...more
Aug 24, 2012
Aug 22, 2012
 
The Lost Book of Salem
3.67
...and onto the DNF trash heap it goes.


Things that bugged me, and just a few examples out of many.

•improbabilities (a house that’s been abandoned for...more
Jul 14, 2012
Jul 13, 2012
 
Night Film
3.75
Scott McGrath nearly destroyed his career as an investigative reporter when he pursued a false lead while working on a story about Stanislas Cordova,...more
Jul 05, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
 
I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere
3.62
“Life can be changed in just one fateful moment.” These are the words printed on the cover of “I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere” and they...more
Jul 12, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
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