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Joyland
3.91
I wanted to like this one, but 1) I just wasn't in the mood and 2) the foreshadowing was driving me nuts and 3) I was halfway through and nothing had ...more
Nov 11, 2014
Nov 12, 2014
 
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
3.65
Halfway through the book, I realized I don't care and I have better things to do with my time.
Jan 15, 2014
Jan 15, 2014
 
The Snow Queen
3.05
This is why I dislike adult fiction. So many words, and nothing happens.
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
 
 The Water Castle
3.82
Wrong book, wrong time because I was bored stiff. And Ephraim is a twit.
Dec 13, 2013
Dec 13, 2013
 
The Book of Nonsense (Sacred Books, Volume I)
3.55
Honestly? I read this out loud to C, we got about halfway through, and we both lost interest. I could blame circumstances: we've been sick and busy, b ...more
Feb 23, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
 
The True Adventures of Charley Darwin
3.56
This one started out so promising -- an enjoyable portrait of young Charles Darwin. Then... it lost its way during Darwin's four year sea voyage aroun ...more
Aug 07, 2009
Jul 31, 2009
 
The Purloined Boy (The Weirdling Cycle, #1)
3.88
Obviously, I'm in the minority here... but I couldn't get through this one. Tried to, but it just didn't grab me, and I couldn't force my way through ...more
Sep 25, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
 
Callie's Rules
3.40
You know what *really* bugged me about this book: the liberal versus conservative dynamic among the adults. Yeah, I know there are people out there li ...more
Dec 19, 2009
Dec 20, 2009
 
Cloud Atlas
4.01
I was annoyed with it and then I hit the dialect section and I bailed. Went to Wikipedia to make sense of what I already read and discovered I didn't ...more
Feb 10, 2014
Feb 11, 2014
 
Dragon Wishes
3.93
Actually, one of the better independently published books I've read. It wasn't *really* grabbing me, and I don't have the time right now, but I think ...more
Dec 18, 2009
Dec 18, 2009
 
Panic
3.31
I have several hot-buttons that automatically score a DNF. Kidnapping and raping/sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl is one of them. As much as I like ...more
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 10, 2013
 
Breathless
3.63
It's been a bad month for books, and this one just wasn't doing it for me. I think if the author had condensed the story into one year instead of spre ...more
Apr 25, 2010
Apr 20, 2010
 
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
3.80
I know they're supposed to be pathetic. I know it's supposed to be humorous. But I CAN NOT read/listen to a book that objectifies women like this.
Mar 28, 2014
Mar 27, 2014
 
Sophomore Undercover
3.12
Nope. Tried and failed. Too vulgar, too stereotypical, and just not interesting enough for me. (Granted, I bailed after 30 pages, but that's all I cou ...more
Aug 06, 2010
Aug 04, 2010
 
Palace Beautiful
3.93
Gorgeous language. All the journal entries drug me down. Also: I'm not sure the 1980s count as historical fiction yet...
Dec 12, 2010
Dec 12, 2010
 
The Last Newspaper Boy in America
3.63
Important theme: challenging da man, the life of a small community, fighting for one's rights, etc. But really, really boring.
Oct 28, 2009
Oct 28, 2009
 
Don't Call Me a Crook!: A Scotsman's Tale of World Travel, Whisky, and Crime
3.67
I tried. It sounded interesting, but I just couldn't get into it. Call it mood or timing, but it fell flat. So, I abandoned it.
Jun 03, 2009
Jun 03, 2009
 
Carter's Unfocused, One-Track Mind (Carter Finally Gets It, #3)
4.18
I like Carter being a dork. I just don't like sex-obsessed Carter being a dork. Reminds me of all the guys I want to keep away from my daughters.
Sep 10, 2012
Sep 07, 2012
 
Trouble in Paradise (Camp X, #5)
4.03
This was a sequel to something? I never really got into it, but I can see the appeal. (Spies, WWII, cool Canadians...)
Nov 11, 2010
Nov 11, 2010
 
Operation Redwood
4.04
2/3 of the way through the book, I thought, yeah, yeah: big corporations bad. Environment good. Got it. So, I bailed.
Nov 03, 2009
Nov 04, 2009
 
Madame Bovary
3.62
It may have been the audio narrator, but I found myself drifting off while listening to this. Why is it a classic??
Feb 25, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
 
The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket
3.96
This was just WAY too weird. And one of those books that adults think kids will like, but aren't actually kid-friendly.
Jan 29, 2013
Jan 27, 2013
 
Road to Tater Hill
3.86
If I had read this at another time, I might have really enjoyed it. But I'm pretty tired of death right now.
Dec 08, 2009
Dec 09, 2009
 
Mudville
3.72
It was okay -- the half that I read -- as far as baseball books go. But I wasn't that into it, so I bailed.
Dec 12, 2009
Dec 12, 2009
 
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
4.19
AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! *runs away* (Seriously: I bailed because the writing was horrid, and the plot was glacially slow.)
Jun 24, 2012
Jun 22, 2012
 
Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty
4.06
I tried to like this one. I tried to be interested in the good this man is doing. But every time I cracked open the book, I fell asleep. So I gave up.
Mar 12, 2009
Mar 04, 2009
 
At Yellow Lake
3.08
This book suffers from an audience problem. As in: who is this book supposed to be for??
May 22, 2012
May 22, 2012
 
The Grave Robbers Of Genghis Khan (Children Of The Lamp, #7)
3.95
Note to self: don't start with the last book of this (from what I've heard, very good) series.
Nov 14, 2012
Nov 15, 2012
 
Neil Flambé and the Marco Polo Murders (The Neil Flambé Capers #1)
4.00
Found it hard to get into a book when the main character is a pretentious jerk.
Dec 2010
Dec 01, 2010
 
Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen
3.96
Wanted to like this one, but for many reasons, just didn't. So I bailed.
Oct 18, 2014
Oct 18, 2014
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