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The Cinderella Complex: Women's Hidden Fear of Independence
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
The Glass Lake
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
Little Lady, Big Apple (The Little Lady Agency, #2)
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
Cat's Eye
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 Winters in Bloom
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
No Room for Bears: A Wilderness Writer's Experiences with a Threatened Breed
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...more
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
The Animal Girl
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
Snow Falling on Cedars
Based in post World War II Washington State, on a small island near Seattle, a murder trial is in full swing. Kabuo Miyamoto is the man on trial, a ma...more
Aug 11, 2011
Aug 08, 2011
Bones Buried Deep (Bones, #1)
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
Improper English
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
Death Comes for the Archbishop
I honestly didn't know what to expect from this book. I had picked it up somewhere along my travels.

It starts out slow and, somewhat, confusing - with...more
Jun 2012
Jun 01, 2012
Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
Who knew there were benefits to exercise beyond staying fit? Evidently, John Ratey. He covers the multiple ways in which exercise can benefit the brai...more
Sep 05, 2012
Sep 06, 2012
Microsoft® Access® 2010 Plain & Simple
Easy to read, colorful format, bulleted to-do walk throughs. What more could you ask for?

How about some details.

This ended up being a lot more simplis...more
Feb 03, 2012
Feb 03, 2012
L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, #12)
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
I is for Innocent (Kinsey Millhone, #9)
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
E is for Evidence (Kinsey Millhone, #5)
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 Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
I had heard bits and pieces of information about this book, but it hadn't been high on my list. I read the blurb and thought it sounded intriguing - 9...more
Sep 2011
Sep 15, 2011
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
There's been some controversy about the accuracy of this book, which clouded my reading to some extent. Beyond that, the story itself is quite fascina...more
Apr 08, 2012
Apr 09, 2012
The First Man
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...more
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
The Millionaires
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
Artichoke's Heart
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...more
Aug 24, 2011
Sep 15, 2011
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
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 Book of Lies
I watch Decoded on TV and find the show intriguing. Since Brad Meltzer is a University of Michigan alum, I hear about him from time to time. I decided...more
Oct 09, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way
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...more
Apr 16, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World
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
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Chris McDougall runs for fun and exercise. As time goes on, though, he notices that running is no longer fun because it hurts. He goes to doctors who...more
Apr 15, 2011
Apr 18, 2011
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
Like the other two books, this one starts off a bit slow, but only because we're having to review what occurred in book two. Once that's out of the wa...more
Nov 23, 2010
Nov 23, 2010
The Boy on the Bus
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...more
Mar 09, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
The Stranger
I read the foreward for this novel, which explained the writing style Camus was attempting to achieve. In light of more American novelists' writing st...more
Jun 15, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
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
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