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Twilight (Twilight, #1)
I really liked this book, because I want to be a vampire. This book really made that clear to me, especially the bits about the sun. If I could be a v ...more
Dec 18, 2008
Dec 17, 2008
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
Now that I am done with this series I feel as though my life is less enjoyable... I really enjoyed reading this series. It was a wonderful escape from ...more
Jan 08, 2009
Jan 07, 2009
Knitgrrl: Learn to Knit with 15 Fun and Funky Patterns
I think it would be a little silly to give a craft book 5 stars, but as far as instructional books go this one is a winner. Reading it I get the feeli ...more
Dec 29, 2008
Dec 24, 2008
Her: A Memoir
I don't even know what to say about this. I can't imagine anything in life that could be more painful for an artistic soul than having a twin that sha ...more
Oct 05, 2014
Oct 05, 2014
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
I was really thrown off by the names. Although I appreciate the hilarity of a vampire named Bill...seriously, a vampire named Bill? I enjoyed Sookie a ...more
Jan 06, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
The Witches
I was very lucky to purchase this book for $1, with the original cover mine had as a child. Reading it as an adult was a much different experience fro ...more
Dec 07, 2008
Dec 01, 2008
The Education of a Very Young Madam
Caught my eye at the library, and ended up being a really interesting book. It was not the sensational, smutty, tell-all memoir I was hoping for. Inst ...more
Dec 03, 2009
Nov 30, 2009
A Million Little Pieces
Man, this was an absolutely terrible book. When I worked in a book store, long long ago, I was instantly put off by the description on the back. "The ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 17, 2009
Bone Crusher
Oh no!! This was one of the very worst books I've ever read. I was up really late and wanted something different and sort of mindless to read, but I s ...more
Jan 12, 2013
Jan 12, 2013
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
Finding a balance in today’s busy world is enough to drive almost anyone to madness. Susannah Cahalan’s story “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness” tel ...more
Sep 20, 2014
Sep 17, 2014
I really enjoyed the brown ink. Sadly, that is pretty much it. Didn't feel drawn in, didn't like the characters, hated the language, felt nauseated by ...more
Sep 18, 2008
Sep 10, 2008
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11)
This wasn't a good book by any means, but I feel pretty committed to finishing out the series, and I still think the Sookie Stackhouse series is great ...more
Jan 27, 2013
Jan 27, 2013
The Birth of Venus
I really enjoyed this story. Sisterhood, art, scandal, love, betrayal. Pretty much a Renaissance soap opera. I can honestly say I was surprised by mos ...more
Oct 23, 2010
Oct 18, 2010
A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown
A powerful example of compassion. Julie Scheeres details the events leading up to the Jonestown tragedy with incredibly humanity. There are just stori ...more
Feb 05, 2012
Feb 05, 2012
The Red Tent
My enjoyment of this book has nothing to do with religion. It has always been recommended to me, and when I found it at a yard sale for a quarter I de ...more
Oct 16, 2010
Oct 07, 2010
Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth
Very glad I didn't judge the book by the cover. I go through phases where it seems like I will never really get into fiction like I used to. It just s ...more
Jan 26, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs
Really fantastic memoir about a woman that escapes life in a Polygamous Sect, and seeks justice. Where other memoirs in this category have seemed prea ...more
Dec 10, 2009
Dec 05, 2009
Man in Black
I'm not sure what it is about Christians working in the entertainment industry that makes them feel the call to make bad movies about Jesus. It is pro ...more
Apr 08, 2011
Apr 06, 2011
One Sunday Morning
A nice enough book that didn't manage to leave much of an impression either way. There were characters, but I didn't really connect with any of them. ...more
May 14, 2013
May 15, 2013
The Glass Castle
It is a great joy to read a book that speaks so deeply about the things I have been struggling lately. The Glass Castle is a great reminder to love wi ...more
Jan 06, 2011
Dec 29, 2010
It has been a long time since I have read this book. I have avoided adding books I read years ago until now. The reason I am adding them is because Go ...more
Jan 2005
Mar 30, 2011
The Book Thief
I think this is a wonderful book that adults can enjoy. In fact, I didn't even realize it was intended for younger audiences until I looked at some of ...more
Nov 08, 2010
Nov 08, 2010
Basic Knit (Full Color Illustrated)
With a cover featuring pale hands with super long red nails wearing lacy gloves I could not resist this book. Of course, I found it in some boxes that ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 03, 2007
Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
**spoiler alert** Yikes! Maybe the cold medicine was a crucial ingredient for my love affair with this series. As my illness slowly wanes, I can sudde ...more
Jan 02, 2009
Dec 31, 2008
Same As It Never Was: A Novel
With three minutes left until the library closed and nothing to read for weeks I picked this book because it had Barbies on the cover. Predictable and ...more
Jul 21, 2008
Jul 20, 2008
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
I didn't want to read this book, and I certainly didn't want to enjoy reading this book. I picked it up after non-stop recommendations from friends. I ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 10, 2007
Made From Scratch: A Memoir
In my years of culture snobbery I have learned a great many things. I have been shown time and time again that even though a title is on a best selle ...more
Oct 06, 2008
Oct 04, 2008
Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism
An amazing read. Temple Grandin captures so perfectly not only what it is to be Autistic, but what it is to be human. Her struggle to help others unde ...more
Oct 21, 2012
Oct 21, 2012
Stitch 'n Bitch Nation
This year during winter break I decided to make an effort to actually sit down and read through this book. I have had it since it first came out, as t ...more
Jan 12, 2009
Jan 10, 2009
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
"It is almost impossible to write fiction about the Mormons, for the reasons that Mormon institutions and Mormon society are so peculiar that they cal ...more
Sep 12, 2008
Sep 07, 2008