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And Furthermore
I'm a big fan of Dame Judi Dench and was very excited that she had a memoir coming out. I ended up getting the Audiobook edition of it because I wante ...more
May 07, 2011
May 03, 2011
Love Is the Higher Law
Levithan has become one of my favorite authors - Yet another fantastic story. Growing up just outside NYC, I have a certain connection to the city (no ...more
Feb 2011
Apr 04, 2011
Foundling (Monster Blood Tattoo, #1)
I am really happy I ended up getting this from the library - it was a last minute impulse selection. Though my interest in the story was waning at the ...more
Apr 18, 2011
Apr 13, 2011
A Brief History of Montmaray (The Montmaray Journals, #1)
A very surprising read! While browsing the library for anything that caught my interest I came across this book. It was the first thing to grab my att ...more
Feb 07, 2012
Jan 31, 2012
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (A Flavia de Luce Mystery, #1)
Alan Bradley has created a character that I have fallen in love with -- As I said have previously said, Flavia De Luce has become one of my favorite g ...more
May 25, 2011
May 17, 2011
This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection
I have always been a Carol Burnett fan since I was a little kid and saw "Annie" and watched reruns of the Carol Burnett Show. After listening to the a ...more
Oct 13, 2011
Oct 11, 2011
The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart, #1)
I stumbled across this book because I heard there was a BBC TV-Movie adaptation of it with Billie Piper (I'm a Doctor Who & Secret Diary of a Call ...more
Apr 04, 2011
Apr 04, 2011
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
I have known of this series for quite a few years, but never seemed to get around to reading it until now. Now that I have, I can't wait to read the r ...more
Nov 19, 2012
Nov 03, 2012
The Secret of Castle Cant: Being an Account of the Remarkable Adventures of Lucy Wickwright, Maidservant and Spy
I'm torn regarding this book -- on one hand, this ended up being a pretty delightful little story. A tale of mystery, intrigue, suspense, humor, and d ...more
Apr 25, 2011
Apr 19, 2011
Gospel According to (Lib)(CD)
Great book -- The whole concept of a person who rallies against consumerism and commercialism uncontrollably becoming a commercial/consumptive product ...more
May 03, 2011
May 01, 2011
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
finally got around to reading this book after thinking about it for a few years. I knew this book would be funny, as it is Christopher Moore, but bey ...more
Apr 04, 2011
Apr 04, 2011
Fat Kid Rules the World
This turned out to be a pretty great book! I didn't grow up a fat kid (though I fully embrace my inner fat kid), but I did grow up as an outsider who ...more
May 11, 2011
May 08, 2011
Silencing Sam (Riley Spartz, #3)
Similar to Kramer's previous two books in the Riley Spartz series, this had a pretty interesting plot line, but ultimately it ended up falling short o ...more
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 05, 2011
Strange Candy
This is a great collection of short stories -- My personal favorites are "Goose" and "A Scarcity of Sea Monsters". Hamilton brings us on a journey wit ...more
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 05, 2011
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
A poetic story of love and longing, hope and hopelessness, friendship and passion, and escapism and survival. B.D. Wong is truly captivating reading t ...more
May 17, 2011
May 15, 2011
The Lover's Dictionary
Levithan has captured me again with a different storytelling style, but true to his captivating and magical voice. These little snippets into the live ...more
Jan 2011
Apr 04, 2011
Jeannie Out of the Bottle
Barbara Eden has had an amazing career and quite an interesting life. This book is both funny and poignant, recalling her childhood, her beginning in ...more
Oct 19, 2011
Oct 05, 2011
The Book Thief
This is a book that I've seen in the bookstore several times, and kept coming across it again and again - I took it as a sign that we kept crossing pa ...more
Feb 2011
Apr 04, 2011
The City of Ember (The Ember Series, #1)
This is my second time reading this book - I really enjoyed it the first time I read it a few years ago, and I'm finally getting around to reading the ...more
Oct 14, 2011
Oct 13, 2011
A Red Herring Without Mustard (A Flavia de Luce Mystery #3)
Another lovely Flavia mystery! I truly love Flavia more and more with each book (and since I both read and listen to the audio book edition, I love Ja ...more
Dec 07, 2011
Dec 01, 2011
First Light
I wasn't really into the book at the beginning, but I quickly became hooked....I actually wish Stead had gone into a deeper history and exploration of ...more
Oct 04, 2011
Oct 02, 2011
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce, #2)
Once again I have to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE Flavia De Luce! I also love Jane Entwistle who narrates the audiobook editions, that, like THE SWEETNES ...more
Nov 15, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
I'm Over All That: And Other Confessions
Shirley MacLaine has had a fascinating life and I really enjoyed aspects of this book -- she talks about her career, the men she's been involved with, ...more
Oct 16, 2011
Oct 14, 2011
Factotum (Monster Blood Tattoo, #3)
I think this ended up being the perfect conclusion to the trilogy, and is the best of the three books...I even wish there was more to it. I want to le ...more
Jul 25, 2011
Jul 05, 2011
Saint Iggy
I actually ended up not being able to finish this audiobook. The story is told from the perspective of a 16 year old street kid - the reader of the au ...more
May 12, 2011
May 11, 2011
Missing Mark (Riley Spartz, #2)
another fairly mediocre mystery....the story was interesting, and I appreciate the multiple storylines playing into the life of an investigative repor ...more
Jul 05, 2011
Jun 30, 2011
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
This is my second time reading this book -- I'm finally getting around to the rest of the series, so I needed a refresher. It's off to a decent start ...more
Dec 14, 2011
Dec 08, 2011
Lamplighter: The Foundling's Tale, Part Two
Like the first book of the series (FOUNDLING) this book does have points that drag and are slow. However, I became further immersed in the land of the ...more
Jun 30, 2011
Jun 19, 2011
The Last Book in the Universe
Interesting take on post-apocalyptic society...Left me wanting more though -- I wished there was a little bit more background on what exactly happened ...more
Apr 07, 2011
Apr 04, 2011
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Individually John Green and David Levithan are two of my favorite authors....Together they have created a story that, like Tiny's musical, at it's cor ...more
May 22, 2011
Apr 04, 2011
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