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One Hundred Leaves: A new annotated translation of the Hyakunin Isshu
4.06
I won this book through Goodreads and I must say I quite enjoy it.

Blue Flute’s One Hundred Leaves starts with a brief introduction to Japanese poetry
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May 10, 2012
May 05, 2012
 
The Pleasures of Men
2.70
Kate Williams’ The Pleasures of Men is a strange little book telling the strange tale of a strange protagonist and her strange thoughts. Can you guess ...more
May 30, 2012
May 22, 2012
 
Vicious Little Darlings
3.22
After her grandmother caught her having sex, Sarah Weaver has two choices: go to the college of her choice but pay for it on her own, or go to her gra ...more
Jun 10, 2012
May 30, 2012
 
Only with the Heart
3.79
Only with the Heart is the story of a family being torn apart by Alzheimer’s disease. Claudia, who grew up a foster child, has finally found a family ...more
May 16, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
 
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend
4.09
[Also posted on Futuresfading]

Just because we can’t see them does not mean that they don’t exist. Imaginary friends are, in fact, real. Their human fr
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Jun 19, 2012
May 30, 2012
 
Bride of New France
3.24
[Originally posted on Futuresfading. This review is of an advance reader copy won from Goodreads.]

Bride of New France, by Suzanne Desrochers, is the s
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May 23, 2012
May 02, 2012
 
The Green Shore
3.62
Originally posted on futuresfading.

The Green Shore, by Natalie Bakopoulos, is the story of a family living through the Greek military junta of 1967-19
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May 23, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
 
Why Do Women Crave More Sex in the Summer?: 112 Questions That Women Keep Asking- and That Keep Everyone Else Guessing
4.06
With such an intriguing title, there was no way I could pass up entering the Goodreads giveaway. And I’m so glad I won!

This is a women’s health book,
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Jun 12, 2012
May 14, 2012
 
The Glimpse (The Glimpse, #1)
3.49
Originally posted on futuresfading. This review is of an advance reader copy won from Goodreads.

The Glimpse, by Claire Merle, is a dystopian young adu
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May 27, 2012
Apr 26, 2012
 
Sight
3.86
Sight, by Sol Smith, is billed as the story of a psychic struggling with her future. The psychic in question is Tydomin White, who has the rare gift o ...more
May 15, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
 
Abdication
2.84
England, 1936: The king is having a love affair with an American woman, and the threat of Hitler’s Germany looms over the country. Poverty is rampant ...more
Jun 08, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
 
Strindberg's Star
2.57
[Posted on futuresfading. This review is of an advance reader copy won from Goodreads.]

Strindberg's Star by Jan Wallentin features two mythical object
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May 02, 2012
Apr 15, 2012
 
Japanese Art in Detail
3.58
Japanese Art in Detail, by John Reeve, is a small but beautiful collection of Japanese artwork spanning the centuries. It covers everything from woodb ...more
Jan 14, 2012
Jan 14, 2012
 
Letters to Mom
3.78
I won this book from Goodreads’ First Reads.

Letters to Mom, by Sharon Raines, is short and sweet yet steeped in a touch of sadness. It is written as a
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May 14, 2012
May 04, 2012
 
I Am Bill Gates' Dog
3.17
Welcome to the scheming world of Jeffrey Zygmonts creation, where the best laid plans of dogs and men often go awry.

I Am Bill Gates’ Dog introduces us
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May 05, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
 
Amped
3.45
What would you do if you could choose to be something . . . more: have your vision and hearing enhanced, become smarter and stronger, be vital even in ...more
Jun 21, 2012
Jun 06, 2012
 
The Cranes Dance
3.64
The Cranes Dance, by Meg Howrey, follows the life of ballerina Kate Crane. She takes us through an especially rough patch in her family life that coin ...more
Aug 26, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
 
The Uninvited Guests
2.98
[Originally posted on Futuresfading.]

I wanted to read The Uninvited Guests from the moment I heard about the book. Imagine my joy, then, when I won an
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May 09, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
 
Flight From Berlin
3.67
Berlin, 1936. The Olympics are underway and all eyes are on Hitler’s Germany. The Nazi propaganda machine has hidden its brutality from view, but ther ...more
Jun 18, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
 
12.21
3.38
Two weeks before December 21, 2012, a man speaking a strange language is brought into East L.A. Presbyterian Hospital with what appears to be a prion ...more
Jun 22, 2012
May 05, 2012
 
The Names of Things
4.00
The Names of Things, by John Colman Wood, tells the story of an unnamed anthropologist studying the nomadic Dasse people of the Chalbi Desert. In his ...more
Jun 13, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
 
Bridge to Terabithia
3.95
I'm not sure how this book escaped my notice as a child. I saw it at a thrift store, though, and had get it to make up for missing out earlier in life ...more
Apr 13, 2012
Apr 13, 2012
 
Gilead
3.81
Gilead sounds like it would be an amazing novel: a dying preacher writing to his son, reflecting on his life and his own father. It even won a Pulitze ...more
Nov 02, 2011
Nov 01, 2011
 
The Language of Flowers
4.06
This book...
is senseless and frustrating
starts off well paced and promising
descends into absurdity

The plot is...
predictable
contrived
implausible

It feat
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May 18, 2012
May 05, 2012
 
A Song in the Night: A Memoir of Resilience
3.53
I had high hopes for this book. Bob Massie has had some seemingly insurmountable challenges in his life. Despite this, he has overcome and beaten the ...more
Aug 03, 2012
Jun 12, 2012
 
Kafka on the Shore
4.12
The is the second Murakami book I've read (the first being 1Q84) and I think I'm getting a feel for his writing style. Murakami weaves twisted little ...more
Apr 19, 2012
Oct 21, 2011
 
In Your Face: The New Science of Human Attraction
3.93
In Your Face is a very interesting book. It sets out to see what humans find attractive in one another, and why. Not only is it very well researched, ...more
Aug 14, 2012
Jun 12, 2012
 
Tinkers
3.35
Ugh. This book tries so hard to be profoundly beautiful, but it just comes across as pretentious. While a few passages are genuinely fantastic, they g ...more
Jan 03, 2012
Jan 01, 2012
 
A Confederacy of Dunces
3.87
How is this such a highly regarded book? The story is insanely boring. The characters are ridiculously annoying. This book it not funny. It isn't even ...more
Nov 09, 2011
Sep 17, 2011
 
Flaming Harry Sweeney
3.71
I was very glad to have won this book in the Goodreads First Reads giveaway, but I just couldn't get into it. Not my type of novel at all. Not sure wh ...more
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Apr 06, 2012
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