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The Cinderella Complex: Women's Hidden Fear of Independence
liked it
As much as I'd hate to admit that I feel somewhat reliant on what a man thinks of me (and reliant on wanting to be "taken care of"), I am that way. Th ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 16, 2008
Failure is Not an Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond
really liked it
If you've watched the movie Apollo 13, you know a bit about this story. Mr. Kranz was portrayed by Ed Harris (quite well, I think). This story is an i ...more
Dec 14, 2013
Oct 07, 2013
P is for Peril (Kinsey Millhone, #16)
really liked it
I'm really liking this new format. I think Grafton is doing a great job of really bringing the storyline out.

In this novel, Kinsey is hired by an ex-w
Mar 04, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
Little Lady, Big Apple (The Little Lady Agency, #2)
liked it
The 2nd book in the Little Lady series follows Melissa to New York City, sort of. I expected more of her charm and grace to explore the vast landscape ...more
Nov 23, 2008
Dec 01, 2008
100 Malicious Little Mysteries
really liked it
I wanted to read something that I could put down at any moment, without remorse. This book did just that. 100 nice, little compact stories with enough ...more
May 2008
Jun 24, 2008
Cat's Eye
liked it
This story follows the life of Elaine, from when she was in the "wilds" of Canada with her parents, to when they first moved into a house near Toronto ...more
Dec 02, 2008
Dec 01, 2008
The Authentic Career: Following the Path of Self-Discovery to Professional Fulfillment
really liked it
I borrowed this book from the library, hoping to gain a bit more insight for my personal career search. It was an enlightening experience - mainly bec ...more
Sep 21, 2011
Sep 15, 2011
The Winters in Bloom
really liked it
Kyra and David Winters are cautious parents to 6-year old Michael. Some might say overly cautious. Their lives soon come under scrutiny after Michael ...more
May 2012
May 01, 2012
it was ok
Utz is the story of Utz, a collector of fine porcelains. I have to admit the story was bizarre and somewhat hard to understand. The basic premise is b ...more
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
No Room for Bears: A Wilderness Writer's Experiences with a Threatened Breed
liked it
I first picked this book up because I was intrigued by the cover. Plus, it made me think of Snoopy and "No Dogs Allowed".

No Room for Bears is a compi
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
Bones Buried Deep (Bones, #1)
liked it
When I first started reading the Brennan books, I wanted to be a forensic anthropologist. I was seriously considering that field for myself. I loved h ...more
Mar 07, 2012
Mar 06, 2012
The Glass Lake
it was ok
I liked this book at the very start. You follow two young girls, Kit (Mary Katherine) and Clio, while learning about their town of Lough Glass. The wh ...more
Jun 28, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
The Animal Girl
it was amazing
I enjoyed this book so much that I've already read it twice. Granted, I'm a bit inclined to enjoy a book where I can easily picture the characters and ...more
Oct 2007
Nov 14, 2007
Improper English
liked it
As a quick, you know what's going to happen, read - I really enjoyed this one. A little too much "adult" content for my personal taste, but not so muc ...more
Jul 31, 2008
Jul 29, 2008
A Little Bit Wicked
really liked it
My library didn't have the actual book, so I listened to the audio version. I must say I wish that Kristin was a friend of mine. Pretty much anything ...more
Mar 14, 2011
Mar 10, 2011
E is for Evidence (Kinsey Millhone, #5)
really liked it
I really enjoy reading Ms. Grafton's books, mainly due to not being able to figure out whodunit before the very end. At that, she does an excellent jo ...more
Nov 02, 2010
Nov 01, 2010
The First Man
it was ok
Part of the "I have to read the books on my bookshelves before I donate them" syndrome... :)

I was very glad that I had read the foreword by Camus' dau
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
really liked it
Connie Goodwin is a PhD student at Harvard, focusing on Colonial America for her studies. After completing her oral exams, she calls her mother who in ...more
Jan 06, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
The Prophecy (Payne & Jones, #5)
it was ok
I had first read a blurb of this on Suzanne Beecher's Email Book Club. I was immediately intrigued by the story - mysterious woman, being elusive at a ...more
Jun 27, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
I is for Innocent (Kinsey Millhone, #9)
really liked it
As always, Sue Grafton did a superb job of letting us follow Kinsey Millhone on a mystery. Kinsey's now working out of a local law office, picking up ...more
Jan 10, 2011
Jan 31, 2011
Winter Moon
really liked it
The more I read, the more I felt like this whole book was a statement on the way life currently is - cops being killed because they were no longer res ...more
Oct 25, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, #12)
really liked it
L is for Lee, a recently deceased occupant of Kinsey's neighborhood. Henry Pitts, her landlord, asks her to do a favor for him before his brother's we ...more
Feb 19, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way
really liked it
I recently finished Mortenson's "Three Cups of Tea" and knew that Krakauer had written a follow-up story to what occurred on those pages.

If you've re
Apr 16, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World
really liked it
I first heard about this book via social media - something along the lines of what to say to a young girl you meet. Hint, it's not "Oh what a pretty d ...more
Sep 23, 2011
Sep 23, 2011
The Millionaires
really liked it
Oliver Caruso is working his way up the realms of Greene & Greene, a private bank in New York City. As the right-hand man of Henry Lapidus, he kno ...more
Jan 03, 2012
Jan 03, 2012
The Necklace: Thirteen Women and the Experiment That Transformed Their Lives
it was amazing
This is a great story of how 13 women from various walks of life came together to purchase an exquisite diamond necklace, to share amongst themselves. ...more
May 28, 2009
May 28, 2009
Artichoke's Heart
liked it
I picked this book up initially for its cover art and bought it for its blurb.

Rosemary Goode is in high school and struggling with weight. Her mother
Aug 24, 2011
Sep 15, 2011
The Boy on the Bus
did not like it
This book left me so perplexed and really wondering where my time went.

The course of the book seems to take place in the span of 2 days, with a little
Mar 09, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
it was amazing
The Hunger Games takes place in post-apocalyptic America, where the world is separated into 12 sectors and the Capitol. Each year, children are chosen ...more
Jul 15, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
The Neighbor (Detective D.D. Warren, #3)
liked it
I like mysteries where I'm left to figure things out as those in the story are attempting to do the same. I started to read this as part of Suzanne Be ...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
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