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Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter, #1)
This was a complete waste of time. The obscenely poor writing drove me crazy. If it hadn't been a library book, there were several occasions when I wo ...more
Feb 03, 2012
Feb 01, 2012
His Secrets (Inside Out, #3.1)
To be honest, I wasn’t enthralled by any of these characters. I suppose a big part of that comes from not having read the other books in the series. D ...more
Feb 03, 2014
Feb 04, 2014
Clipped Wings (Clipped Wings, #1)
Tenley, a student, and Hayden, a tattoo shop owner, are drawn to each other despite their own pain and horror-filled pasts. This was a quick read, and ...more
Feb 07, 2014
Feb 20, 2014
The Darkest Joy (The Darkest Joy, #1)
Piano player and Julliard candidate Brooke Starr's world implodes when her family is murdered. Devastated, she moves to the cabin in Alaska inherited ...more
Feb 23, 2014
Feb 23, 2014
The Sookie Stackhouse Companion (Sookie Stackhouse, #10.5)
I really enjoyed certain parts of this book, and definitely could have done without others. The "Small Town Wedding" novella in the beginning was such ...more
Feb 29, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
Archer Coe & the Thousand Natural Shocks
Archer Coe is a hypnotist (stage name “The Mind’s Arrow) who can talk to cats. He is hired by a wealthy man to help his wife, despite the warning from ...more
Feb 04, 2014
Feb 04, 2014
The Dying Animal
I read this book in one sitting; I just could not put it down. This was also the first book by Philip Roth that I have read, and was absolutely floore ...more
Mar 10, 2010
Dec 28, 2011
MaddAddam (MaddAddam, #3)
Phenomenal. This was everything I wanted it to be. With any other author I would have been nervous about being let down in the final book of a trilogy ...more
Sep 05, 2013
Sep 05, 2013
The Secret Lives of the Sushi Club
I'm not sure if the author could decide on what kind of story she wanted this to be. The magical/supernatural parts were confusing and didn't seem to ...more
Sep 25, 2012
Sep 21, 2012
Island of the Sequined Love Nun
After reading The Stupidest Angel over the holidays, I was especially intrigued by Roberto T. Fruitbat, and wanted to know more about him. I was a lit ...more
Feb 06, 2012
Feb 03, 2012
Harvesting the Heart
This was the second book by Picoult that I've read. And as with the first one, I was totally disappointed. I had no connection with any of the charact ...more
Sep 28, 2010
Dec 28, 2011
Nine Stories
Each time I read this collection of short stories, I take something entirely different away. It's so interesting how I've connected with and loathed c ...more
Jun 24, 2011
Jan 11, 2012
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
I loved this book! I could really relate to Mia in her feelings of not belonging, of worrying that she wasn't enough for Adam. In turn, I adored Adam ...more
Jun 15, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
My Sister's Keeper
Once again, I'm disappointed by Jodi Picoult. I found this story about Anna, struggling to find her identity in the shadow of her sister Kate's life-l ...more
Dec 12, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
The Handmaid's Tale
This was the first book I read by Margaret Atwood, and I fell instantly in love with her style. The way she unfolds her stories never fails to grip me ...more
Jan 2009
Dec 28, 2011
Six Essentials of Spiritual Authenticity
This small study really packs a punch. If you gloss over it, you'll miss a lot; if you really dig in and actually do the things the authors suggest, y ...more
Sep 20, 2011
Jan 11, 2012
Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, #1)
I read this series in 2004 and loved it; this time I think I loved it even more. Accompanying Ransom on his journey to Malacandra (Mars) was like revi ...more
Jun 20, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
I haven't been so enchanted by a book (or a new book, I should say) in quite a while! I was hooked on the first page, and so enthralled with Flavia de ...more
Dec 06, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
Escaping Into the Open: The Art of Writing True
Elizabeth Berg is incredibly encouraging and uplifting; this inspires me to write more, and to take myself seriously as a writer. I'm excited to take ...more
Dec 28, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
I listened to the audiobook version on a road trip, and am SO glad I listened, rather than read, it! The narrator did such a wonderful job! Eric and I ...more
Jun 13, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology
Thought-provoking, but at times too pretentious for my taste. It made me excited to plant my garden and ride my bike when the weather turns nice again ...more
Feb 16, 2010
Dec 28, 2011
The Historian
A page-turner to the very end, I did not want to put this book down for a single second. A perfect read for a rainy, dreary day. I loved the exotic ci ...more
Feb 09, 2010
Dec 28, 2011
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, #2)
The first book (or second, depending on when you choose to read The Magician's Nephew) in the Chronicles of Narnia always brings me back to the wonder ...more
Jun 22, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
The Handmaid's Tale
It was even better the second time, more terrifying. I love the clues dropped throughout, and the fact that paying close attention to what seems like ...more
Mar 27, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
Oh. My. Goodness. To everyone who hasn't had the divine pleasure of reading these books: read them immediately. No joke. You'll thank me.

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Jun 23, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
When She Woke
I loved the idea of this book, and expected so much more out of it than was actually there. I just kept wishing I was reading The Scarlet Letter or Th ...more
Dec 26, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
This is one of the most fascinating books I've ever read. It's an incredible blend of science and spirituality. I loved learning about the differences ...more
Mar 03, 2010
Dec 28, 2011
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life
This book is inspiring, to say the least. About editing your life to make it a good story, as you would a novel or screenplay. If we are to become the ...more
Feb 15, 2010
Dec 28, 2011
Redeeming Love
I adored this retelling of the story of Hosea and Gomer, the minor prophet and the prostitute he married and remained faithful to, despite the many ti ...more
Mar 03, 2010
Dec 28, 2011
Hector and the Search for Happiness
At first I was drawn in by the child-like story telling, hoping for something like The Little Prince. But as the book wore on, it felt more and more c ...more
Jan 30, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
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