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The Bookstore
A better title would have been, "A Twenty-Three Year Old Art Student at Columbia Gets Pregnant by a Guy Who Is a Caricature of a Complete Jerk, and Sh ...more
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Aug 07, 2013
Ex-Heroes (Ex-Heroes, #1)
really liked it
Ernest Cline, author of READY PLAYER ONE describes EXHEROES as The Avengers meets The Walking Dead - and that's pretty much it. Thumbs up!
Mar 2014
Feb 26, 2014
The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10)
really liked it
I started with Still Life, the first book in this series, and I finished this one last night - it's the most recent. Until the next one comes out in A ...more
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Apr 09, 2015
The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
really liked it
Choose what your one thing is - and make it a priority.


I'm not trying to be cute; I'm just trying not to gush about the impact this book ha
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Jun 14, 2015
The Art Forger
really liked it
I know little about Fine Art although I have a lot of appreciation for it. The passages in The Art Forger that detailed color and light and value, and ...more
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Sep 17, 2013
My Name Is Lucy Barton
really liked it
Elizabeth Strout is a rock star! Not that she cares about things like that because she is so busy writing impossibly good novels.
This one takes place
Apr 09, 2016
Dec 31, 2015
The Fold
It's a weird story, The Fold, and I'm not sure how to rate it. I liked it - I should have said that first - I had to suspend all kinds of disbelief. T ...more
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May 27, 2015
Always Too Much and Never Enough: A Memoir
really liked it
Jasmin Singer struggled with her weight and body image since she was a young child. Because of her love of animals, she became a vegan and promptly ga ...more
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Aug 01, 2016
Station Eleven
This is another one of those books that I hear so much about and readers whose opinion I take stock in love and I read it and mostly I'm: Meh.

I made i
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Jan 09, 2015
I Remember You: A Ghost Story
really liked it
So creepy and scary, in the best way. The other night, I read this book for three solid hours because I could not stop!

The setting - the Icelandic Wes
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Jul 21, 2016
The Girl on the Train
really liked it
A solid 3.5 stars.

I had heard this book was amazing and about the big twist, so I was expecting one, a la Gone Girl. But the twist wasn't so much a t
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May 04, 2015
A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes, #1)
really liked it
I was in the mood for something absorbing and not heavy and this fit the bill. I didn't realize until I finished it that A Study in Charlotte is the f ...more
Feb 06, 2017
Jan 31, 2017
What To Do When It's Your Turn (and it's always your turn)
it was amazing
Seth Godin is one of my favorite writers; he has such an interesting take on the world around us, especially when it comes to entrepreneurship, career ...more
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Aug 01, 2016
The Distant Hours
This book seemed to run on forever, and the ending was a big reveal with one tragic happening, and another tragedy, and let's twist the knife again fo ...more
Nov 21, 2014
Nov 13, 2014
The Nature of the Beast (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #11)
really liked it
I love Three Pines and sometimes I daydream about how great it would be to live there - bookstore, bistro, forests, friends. Except for the murders an ...more
Aug 29, 2015
Aug 25, 2015
Help for the Haunted
really liked it
I loved this book. It was a great palate cleanser after Night Film and The Goldfinch, two books that, lawsy, I thought would never end.
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Jan 21, 2014
The Beautiful Mystery (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #8)
My least favorite of this series, mostly, I think, because the setting wasn't Three Pines.
Mar 30, 2015
Mar 29, 2015
So Much Pretty
it was ok
So many people are wild about this book but I am not one of them.

I had issues with elements of the book and also with some of the scenes, graphic and
Jul 15, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
The Secret Keeper
Qualify everything I'm about to say with this first: I rarely read historical fiction because I don't care much for it. I read The Secret Keeper becau ...more
Mar 07, 2013
Mar 04, 2013
The Interestings
I hate to make the obvious joke, but The Interestings is not all that ... interesting.

I first heard of the book when NPR had a story about it and an e
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Jun 07, 2013
If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young
Oh, yes.
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May 22, 2015
The Goldfinch
I don't know, man. I finished this book tonight and I've got to let my thoughts percolate a bit. Anyone else?
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Dec 05, 2013
If I'm So Smart, Why Can't I Lose Weight?: Tools to Get It Done
it was amazing
Ugh, the title. It does this book such a disservice. Doesn't it sound like some kind of fad-diet, custom-made for the talk show circuit?

It's anything
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Mar 07, 2013
Mighty Ugly: Exercises and Advice for Getting Creative Even When It Ain't Pretty
really liked it
Excellent! I liked everything about it.
Sep 04, 2014
Aug 26, 2014
Bird Box
really liked it
Imagine a world where something - no ones knows what it is - causes people to go mad, just by seeing it. The few remaining people on the planet stay i ...more
Sep 11, 2016
Aug 20, 2016
Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1)
really liked it
I'm thrilled to have found a new series to start!
Feb 26, 2015
Feb 05, 2015
The House at the End of Hope Street
it was amazing
I liked this book so much! I read it in one day, yesterday, when I was home and not feeling well. I curled in my favorite comfy chair by a window and ...more
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Jul 20, 2013
The Flinch
You know how if you say a word over and over, after a while, it starts to sound funny? (I'm serious - try it.)

That's how the word "flinch" is in this
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May 21, 2013
Roses and Rot
Squarely in my wheelhouse:

- creative people (ballet dancers and writers and sculptors)
- at an artists' retreat
- in the woods
- and there are fairies an
Jul 09, 2016
Apr 21, 2016
He's Gone
liked it
This book started off really strong, with an intriguing set up -- a woman wakes up at home, hungover, and her husband isn't there. She isn't too alarm ...more
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May 25, 2013
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