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The Influence
no real story line - just poorly masked evangelization.
Jul 29, 2013
Jul 26, 2013
North of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family, and How I Survived Both
Survival. Growing up in a far from 'normal' childhood amidst a family that spurns social norms, I admire Ms. Person's ability to find her own sense of...more
Jun 11, 2014
Jun 06, 2014
The Boy Who Met Jesus: Segatashya of Kibeho
I'm very glad I read this book. I'd never heard of the Kibeho visionaries and am happy to have known this modern miracle. It is good to see God workin...more
Jan 31, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
To the Lighthouse
I found this an incredibly difficult read - often having to reread whole sections my eyes had just skipped over. The writing style was verbose and clu...more
Jul 14, 2011
Jul 06, 2011
The Forgotten Garden
I really liked this book. Normally, I'm annoyed by plot lines that jump around in time and I found this book even more difficult to follow at first co...more
Apr 11, 2011
Apr 01, 2011
Good book, if a bit fire-and-brimstone. While not much in it was a surprise, it is good to be reminded of the things companies do to get you to purcha...more
Oct 25, 2011
Sep 29, 2011
The First Confessor (The Legend of Magda Searus, #1)
I wish I could give this more than three stars.. but really the only reason I enjoyed was my past experience with the original series. The writing was...more
Jul 17, 2012
Jul 09, 2012
All in all a good, entertaining book. I would have liked it better had the few references to this story taking place in the distant future been cut. T...more
Apr 25, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
Shatter (The Children of Man, #1)
Getting into this book was difficult. The way the world worked - with the different colors of magic and even the whole point of the story did not mesh...more
Jun 08, 2011
May 13, 2011
The Bird Sisters
What I got out of the whole story was a sense of resiliency and a certain satisfaction to be found even when dreams don't pan out the way we want them...more
May 07, 2011
Apr 24, 2011
The Handmaid's Tale
Disjointed reading - with cue-less multiple timelines. The style worked for this book - meant to be a first-person retelling. Over-all I found it to b...more
Jun 13, 2011
Jun 08, 2011
Cure (Strandville Zombie Series, #1)
My first zombie book - kind of disgusting. Not really scary. I think I would have been more scared of a movie.. Maybe. Written well and worth reading...more
Oct 16, 2014
Oct 12, 2014
The Devil Makes Three (The Devil You Know, #1)
This book started out great, with a mystery-noir style that jumped right off the page from the very first chapter. I was enthralled with the fun pace...more
Nov 27, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
The Faerie Guardian (Creepy Hollow, #1)
Surprisingly good for a free kindle purchase. The end made a rather abrupt change that I wasn't a fan of, but overall I would recommend for a quick ea...more
Oct 11, 2014
Oct 07, 2014
This book was not at all what I expected and I actually spent the majority of it lost and disinterested. Portions of brilliance were buried in the mid...more
Feb 09, 2012
Nov 04, 2011
Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century
not at all as expected. less a biography of tesla than a self-help hurrah for me and my ability to succeed if i only try.
Jun 20, 2014
Jun 19, 2014
The Mind Readers (Mind Readers, #1)
interesting story. probably advances in future books, but leaves the story on a cliffhanger with no real end. i hate those endings. feels like a marke...more
Feb 15, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
The Greatest Horror Stories of the Twentieth Century
A pretty good group. Some stories fell flat but most were engaging. I really liked the story about the bridge and the one with the little boy at the e...more
Oct 26, 2011
Oct 20, 2011
The Bonesetter's Daughter
A great story about a Chinese-American daughter and her immigrant mother - recalling the history of her family that she is only now learning the truth...more
Oct 21, 2011
Oct 14, 2011
Visions of Sugar Plums (Stephanie Plum, #8.5)
Cute little story. No big splash and not really very memorable, but cute.
Nov 30, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
Ordinary Lives Extraordinary Mission: Five Steps to Winning the War Within
It grows on you. Some good practical steps for increasing your Catholicness (that is a real word, I swear) and a call to action.
Apr 09, 2014
Apr 02, 2014
A Beautiful Mind
Not at all what I was expecting and very dense to try and read.
not set
Oct 11, 2011
The Girl Who Couldn't Say No
I really liked Ms. Engelbrecht's voice in this. It felt honest, irreverant, and positive for the most part. I was a little disappointed in her view of...more
Dec 30, 2011
Oct 13, 2011
Cinderella is Evil
emo teenager novella. Not really my type of book.
Feb 07, 2014
Feb 06, 2014
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Incredibly odd book - I found it very hard to get into and read but at the same time admired the connected sub-story shadowing a reality you were neve...more
Jul 27, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
The Inimitable Jeeves (Jeeves, #2)
The book didn't really feel connected - more like a collection of short stories with the same cast of characters. But it was funny and entertaining.
Apr 03, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
I appreciate Bella's crisis of choice, but didn't enjoy as much as book 2. Personally, I thought Bella should drop both guys and go find someone norma...more
Apr 18, 2013
Apr 04, 2013
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
interesting topic, but the writing was very hard to get into.
Feb 16, 2014
Feb 11, 2014
Summer Island
a nice engaging chick-lit book. not the best i've ever read, but engaging. by the end i was looking forward to getting back to the story every time i...more
Dec 09, 2011
Nov 30, 2011
A Christmas Carol
A classic - I just don't like the story to begin with. Don't ask me why I picked this up to read.
Nov 27, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
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