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The Time Keeper
The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom has been on my excitement list for a while now. Such a great cover, an author I really enjoy, and a story about Father ...more
Aug 16, 2012
Aug 16, 2012
The Prisoner of Heaven (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #3)
Books like The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón make me love being not only a reader, but someone who loves the look, feel, and smell of books. ...more
Jun 10, 2012
Jun 09, 2012
The Last Runaway
I am trying to figure out today what made this book so unputdownable last night (I was up reading it until I finished at 3am) and the only thing I can ...more
Jan 04, 2013
Jan 03, 2013
The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code
I'm going to be honest and tell you the entire reason I picked up The Violinist's Thumb by Sam Kean is not because I'm interested in biology or DNA or ...more
Jul 16, 2012
Jul 15, 2012
The Shoemaker's Wife
One word summary of this book: HELLO!

Seriously, The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani just seriously took every one of my expectations of Adriana (
Aug 21, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
Uncle Tom's Cabin
There have been so many reviews done about the book it seems a bit ridiculous for me to come so late to the game and offer my own insightful and poign ...more
Aug 23, 2012
Jan 06, 2010
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
I am clearly in the minority on this book. I wanted to love it, seriously. I got about 100 pages in last night when I gave up in disgust.

I just have o
Mar 02, 2010
Nov 14, 2009
The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise
This book made me laugh out loud so many times that my sides began to hurt.

Normally I breeze through books quickly, but this one I savored, loving ev
Mar 27, 2011
Mar 27, 2011
Beautiful Ruins
There are not that many books out there by contemporary male authors that inspire the same feeling of nostalgia and peace I get when I finish a book b ...more
May 18, 2012
May 17, 2012
I learned a valuable lesson while reading Abdication by Juliet Nicolson. I learned that no matter how beautiful the cover, how enticing the subject ma ...more
Jun 05, 2012
Jun 04, 2012
Arrow of the Mist (Arrow of the Mist, #1)
Let me start this review off by saying that I had no idea that Arrow of the Mist was an Amazon Break-Through book - meaning, I had absolutely zero ide ...more
Nov 22, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
The Typewriter Girl
I had high hopes for The Typewriter Girl by Alison Atlee. I mean, I read that this book would be for lovers of Kate Morton and trust me... I'm right u ...more
Jan 13, 2013
Jan 12, 2013
The Raising
I just finished this book and I'm seriously messed up. In The Raising, Laura Kasischke tackles sororities, hazing, murder, and cover-ups and she does ...more
Jun 27, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
Paris in the Twentieth Century
I have so much I want to talk about when it comes to this book I don't even know where to begin.

Paris in the Twentieth Century is, like all Jules Vern
May 08, 2010
May 09, 2010
The Four Ms. Bradwells
The Four Ms. Bradwells was a book I wanted to like but, sadly, fell short of its mark for me. I read through this story of four women on the plane rid ...more
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 11, 2011
We Live in Water
If you asked me to name my top three male, contemporary authors Jess Walter would top the list. We Live in Water is the third book written by Walter t ...more
Jan 20, 2013
Jan 20, 2013
The Chaperone
Okay, seriously - when I first heard about The Chaperone it was through Twitter, and it was because I'd just finished listening to Rules of Civility a ...more
Jun 16, 2012
May 31, 2012
Night Swim
Original review posted here

This book surprised the heck out of me. I don’t know what I loved more – Jessica Keener’s descriptions of the world contain
Jan 31, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
Erebos is unreal. I mean, Ursula Poznanski must have played some MMORPGS (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games for those of you not in the ...more
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 11, 2012
A Posse of Princesses
One of my favorite things to do when I was young was go to the library. I loved the crinkle of the plastic covers over the books and the smell of the ...more
Sep 13, 2010
Sep 12, 2010
The Shepherd of the Hills
The first time I read this book I was about 9 years old. It sat, along with several other Harold Bell Wright books, on my dad's bookshelf. I can still ...more
Jun 13, 2010
Jun 12, 2010
The Map of the Sky (Trilogía Victoriana, #2)
I am completely in love with this series. Felix J. Palma is my hero. Seriously. I loved The Map of Time (which deals with H.G. Well's Time Machine) - ...more
Aug 12, 2012
Aug 11, 2012
Kisser (Stone Barrington, #17)
Oh, Stuart.. what are you doing?!

I've been a Stone Barrington fan for years now. I've followed his escapades, his women and his light nights at Elaine
Mar 25, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets
The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets is a debut novel for Kathleen Alcott - but you wouldn't know it from her writing. This is a complex story about thre ...more
Aug 16, 2012
Aug 16, 2012
The Other Mr. Darcy
I should have known better. Honestly, I don't know what came over me when I requested this book. If you are anything like me though, Mr. Darcy and any ...more
Mar 13, 2010
Mar 11, 2010
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Before I get into this review let me admit something: I am a huge, huge Neil Gaiman fan (but really, who isn't?). That said, The Ocean at the End of t ...more
Jun 20, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
The Crying Tree
"You ever done that? Forgiven someone even thought they don't deserve it?"

"No," Mason said. "No, I've never done that."

"Well, I got to say, it fills y
Aug 10, 2009
Aug 10, 2009
Père Goriot
Original review posted here

This book floored me. I mean, jaw on the floor, gaping as I read, type of floored me. Who knew Balzac could be so approacha
Dec 23, 2011
Dec 20, 2011
Pawn of Prophecy (The Belgariad, #1)
I love a good fantasy romp.

My brother-in-law has been after me to experience David Eddings' works and presented me with the first three books in The
May 20, 2012
Nov 30, 2009
The Innocents
I've read so many good books in the last few weeks, and I like to think it's because I'm finally improving in my selections. The Innocents by Francesc ...more
Jul 08, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
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