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The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy The Shocking Inside Story
I was hooked from the first page. What an opportunity Rule had. I know that is ghoulish, but wow. This definitely made her career, and it also shows t ...more
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Nov 05, 2008
Oh, yes, I am ambitious. This book must be 1000 pages. It's huge... and interesting so far. And it won a Pulitzer. I'm reading it because McCullough's ...more
Feb 2008
Feb 01, 2008
Boy's Life
Awesome first pages. Simply wonderful writing about the magic of childhood that rang so true with me and made me misty eyed. This one looks like a win ...more
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May 27, 2008
A World of Ideas: Essential Readings for College Writers
If you are an English prof., this is a great book for your classes. If you are teaching an intro. to philosophy course, likewise, it's a great book. S ...more
Mar 2003
Jan 10, 2008
The Winter People
Ah, this early novel and ones like it are why Whitney is so loved. Glad I'm reading this one after trying 'Ebony Swan' and not being overly impressed. ...more
Oct 03, 2010
Sep 13, 2010
In the Cut
this book is amazing and one that many probably haven't read. I stumbled upon it in the library one day. It haunted me for days. Things aren't always ...more
Mar 2006
Feb 16, 2008
Die for Love (Jacqueline Kirby, #3)
I'm a sucker for anything by Elizabeth Peters. She has a Ph.D in Egyptology AND writes first class mystery novels full of wit and trivia. Oh, and she' ...more
Mar 07, 2008
Mar 04, 2008
The Obesity Myth: Why America's Obsession with Weight is Hazardous to Your Health
Great book. Illuminates how doctors and others in America have made obesity the problem rather than a symptom of other problems. This one is worth a r ...more
Feb 2006
Jan 11, 2008
A Brief History of Time
I have seen Shaindel's work grow and evolve over the past thirteen years.

She has an unflinching, ironic, honest, and at times, deliciously dark, vo
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Mar 13, 2009
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
I just began this one. I have been interested in Scottish history ever since I married my husband who is a Greer of clan Gregor (MacGregor). Well, eve ...more
Mar 22, 2008
Feb 22, 2008
Looking for Mr. Goodbar
I am speeding through this one, and 2/3s in, it is getting 5 stars. Yes, I'd seen the movie and it was harrowing. I will never forget it. But, wow, wh ...more
Aug 13, 2008
Aug 03, 2008
Someone in the House
I just got this through ILL. I like all of Barbara Michaels' books, and there are only a few I haven't read, so I'm trying to find them all and read t ...more
Mar 13, 2008
Mar 13, 2008
Wow; this woman is a bad writer... at least from the two novels of hers I have read. Of course, she has hundreds of novels in print and is uber famous ...more
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Dec 02, 2008
All He Ever Wanted
This is the only novel by Shreve I've liked. One of my pet peeves is novels titled The X's Wife... insert male specialist where X (pilot, professor, s ...more
Aug 2005
Jan 11, 2008
The Dead Sea Cipher
I began this one while it was storming outside last night. :) It is okay so far, not too gripping, though, from the outset.

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Apr 08, 2008
Apr 05, 2008
The Dante Club
This is an American lit. lover's dream and it's even better for fans of Dante and his harrowing imaginings of hell, purgatory, etc. I am enjoying read ...more
Mar 09, 2008
Mar 09, 2008
Silent in the Sanctuary (Lady Julia, #2)
Quite good, but I loved 'Silent in the Grave' best. This one seemed a bit slower with more filler or something. I can't wait to get my hands on 'Silen ...more
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Apr 05, 2009
Wings of the Falcon
Okay, I've picked this one up again, and it's an entertaining romp so far with an Italian setting. The heroine has handsome twin cousins, etc. Standar ...more
Apr 2008
Apr 02, 2008
A Presence In An  Empty Room
I adore this book so far. Johnston has a "hipper" voice than, say, Phyllis Whitney, but the novel is still cozy and set in the late 70s. I have had a ...more
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Sep 01, 2010
So far, I'm enjoying this one. The bayou is described well, and the ghostly presence at Calderwood made a creative first appearance! :) The narrator d ...more
Sep 22, 2010
Sep 22, 2010
I was so taken with this novel and with Burney that I did my thesis on the novel and on the eighteenth-century comedy of wit. Burney is the true forer ...more
Feb 1997
Jan 04, 2008
I have revoked and changed my previous review. I gave this novel another chance, and this time, it got me in its snare. I recommend it for lovers of m ...more
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May 25, 2008
This was a one day novel. :) And no, I didn't read all day. hehehe. The plot is intriguing, and I like the focus and information on the conditions of ...more
Apr 2008
Mar 11, 2008
Mind Tryst
I don't know how this one will end, but 80 pages in, this is the sort of thriller that can keep me up nights. If you are a woman who has ever been in ...more
Jul 21, 2008
Jul 19, 2008
House of Many Shadows
You know what? I love mysteries, and I don't mean high literary ones. For my money, it is tough to beat Barbara Michaels. With a Ph.D. in Egyptology, ...more
Aug 2007
Jan 04, 2008
Sex, vampires, sex, blood, sex, what's not to like? This novel is in my top twenty. I have taught it a half dozen times, and students are always shock ...more
Apr 1995
Jan 04, 2008
The Drowning Tree
This was not so good. In fact, I read about 120 pages and quit. I knew whodunnit that early, and it wasn't very interesting as a mystery. Boring chara ...more
Apr 13, 2008
Mar 07, 2008
A Cry In The Night
This is classic MH Clark. I like all her older novels and none of the ones she's written in the last 15 years :). The atmosphere is bleak and realisti ...more
Sep 2007
Jan 10, 2008
Hidden in the Heart: An LDS Novel
Cathee and Garrett's story is told with tenderness and realism. I like how Wilkins does not shy away from tough issues like rape and PTSD. If you're l ...more
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Sep 12, 2011
The Shangri-La Diet: The No Hunger Eat Anything Weight-Loss Plan
Wacky stuff, but you gotta love an innovative guy who invents this kind of diet: drink oil or sugar water to stave off hunger. :) And it worked for a ...more
Aug 2006
Feb 23, 2008
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