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Old Town
Some books you can't put down after you start them; this one I couldn't pick up. I thought I would like this book before I began reading, and I really...more
Apr 12, 2011
Mar 10, 2011
Predictably Irrational - revised and expanded edition
This was my second time reading Predictably Irrational, and I was very disappointed. Throughout the entire read, I continually wished that I was readi...more
Mar 23, 2012
Mar 04, 2012
When She Woke
Quite an interesting premise, and a believable dystopian future for the US. I liked the book overall, though the love story angle got on my nerves a b...more
Jul 07, 2012
Jul 01, 2012
Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease
PRAISE JEBUS; I have finally finished this book. I thought this day would never come.

This was not a bad book, but it was VERY difficult to read. The b...more
Sep 04, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
The Forgotten Garden
This book had an interesting plot, but the writing was terrible. It's very rare that I read a book and think, "I could write better than this!"...but...more
Mar 24, 2010
Mar 06, 2010
The Interloper
2.5 stars. I really wanted to like this book - I loved the premise - but it failed to deliver. The story was not at all compelling (and certainly not...more
Mar 29, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
The Sense of an Ending
This book absorbed me (the writing is amazing), but the end was a bit disappointing. A "sense of an ending" is a good descriptor for it...though I can...more
Aug 13, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7)
I should preface this review by saying that I didn't really like any of the Harry Potter books, but this one....sheesh. it could have been half as lon...more
Aug 16, 2007
Aug 16, 2007
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #10)
I think this will be the last book I read in the No. 1 ladies' detective series. I have come to find the writing and the sentiments described much too...more
Apr 07, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
Free-Range Chickens
Quick, hilarious read. Did I mention it was hilarious? I laughed out loud while reading it. Yep, I'm that creepy chick giggling at her kindle screen.
Jul 27, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
Turn of Mind
**spoiler alert** LOVED it...until the end. I found the resolution rather trite - I would have preferred to not know what happened, rather than have i...more
Dec 10, 2011
Dec 08, 2011
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
I really wanted to like this book--the topic is right up my alley--but I just didn't. I found the writing rather pompous and the pop psychology annoyi...more
May 27, 2009
May 20, 2009
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
Really wanted to like this more than I just didn't hold my attention. Plot lines were arduously introduced, then dropped; the main characters...more
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
Maybe I read a bad translation, but I found this very difficult to read. It was interesting, but didn't draw me in at all. It was more an intellectual...more
May 20, 2013
May 10, 2013
Never Let Me Go
**spoiler alert** Here's my question: Were these characters 'born'? Grown in test tubes? I loved the book, but this question kept nagging at me. How d...more
Sep 29, 2010
Sep 23, 2010
Before I Go To Sleep
Read the whole thing in one day! Very enjoyable. Not without its plot holes, but quite abosrbing.
Jun 30, 2011
Jun 30, 2011
Beat the Reaper (Peter Brown #1)
2.5 stars. Very quick read, and not bad, but way too 'action movie'-y for my tastes.
Feb 23, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
World Made by Hand
2.5 stars. An interesting concept...I felt the world that was created was realistic and interesting to think about, but various details and plot point...more
May 12, 2013
May 02, 2013
Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)
A pretty good sequel, though just as teenage-angsty as the first. I saw the end coming a mile away, not sure if I'll continue with the series.
May 05, 2012
Apr 26, 2012
The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil
2.75 stars. A little over-the-top, but also funny and clever.
Apr 29, 2013
May 02, 2013
Something Wicked This Way Comes & A Sound of Thunder
Four stars for the story, but two stars for the narration. Average 3.
Jul 15, 2012
Jul 15, 2012
Gone Girl
I really liked this book--it surprised me at various points, which I enjoyed. Unfortunately, it lost a lot of steam at the end....a lot. I hate to say...more
Jul 11, 2012
Jun 29, 2012
The Girl with All the Gifts
3.5 stars. A little too much action/fighting for my taste, but otherwise quite enjoyable.
Jul 23, 2014
Jul 19, 2014
Cloud Atlas
I described this book to a friend, and he responded that it sounded like "literary masturbation." Never before have I heard so apt a description for a...more
Nov 18, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
The Hangman's Daughter (The Hangman's Daughter, #1)
2.5 stars. I wanted to like this much better than I did...Perhaps it was the translation, or perhaps the original writing, but I felt the characters w...more
Jul 19, 2011
Jun 30, 2011
The Russian Concubine (The Russian Concubine, #1)
I wanted to like this book...I really did. But the characters were one-dimensional, the writing was simplistic and uninspired, and the plot was rather...more
Jun 2009
Jun 08, 2009
People of the Book
Really wanted to like this more....but meh. It could have been the narrator of the audiobook I listened to, though--I did not like how she read the bo...more
Apr 08, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
3.5 stars. Very disorienting...very interesting.
Mar 21, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
Sleep Donation
2.5 stars. The writing was beautiful, but the story didn't really end...
May 20, 2014
May 15, 2014
2.5 stars. 3.5 for the first 4/5 of the book, and 0 stars for the ending, which was just bizarre.
Oct 08, 2012
Oct 02, 2012
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