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The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy The Shocking Inside Story
4.13
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
not set
Nov 05, 2008
 
Truman
4.25
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
 
A World of Ideas: Essential Readings for College Writers
4.07
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
3.80
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
3.16
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)
3.84
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
4.03
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
4.50
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...more
not set
Mar 13, 2009
 
Looking for Mr. Goodbar
3.59
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
3.65
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
 
Tribute
3.88
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
not set
Dec 02, 2008
 
All He Ever Wanted
3.15
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 Dante Club
3.37
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)
4.06
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
not set
Apr 05, 2009
 
Wings of the Falcon
3.82
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
3.64
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
not set
Sep 01, 2010
 
Calderwood
3.33
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
 
Evelina
3.62
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
 
Greygallows
3.56
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
 
Thornyhold
3.71
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
not set
May 25, 2008
 
Mind Tryst
3.60
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
3.88
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
 
Dracula
3.94
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 Shangri-La Diet: The No Hunger Eat Anything Weight-Loss Plan
3.12
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
 
Change of Heart: An LDS Novel (Kansas Connections, #3)
3.87

I connected with the sweet and a bit shy Christina quickly. I've read both novels, and I liked this one even more than Hidden in the Heart. Christina...more
not set
May 06, 2012
 
The Grey Beginning
3.61
I liked the gothic setting in this one and the surprise ending. I figured out some of it, but not all. :) If you like Robert Browning, you will like t...more
not set
Mar 11, 2008
 
Winterwood
3.62
Quite good. I finished it quickly because it kept me guessing and interested. I'll be reading more in this genre by Eden if I can find them.
not set
May 23, 2008
 
The Love Talker
3.58
Another I haven't yet read. So far, it's pretty good. Trying not to get too stuck on reading it since I have things to do today though! :)
Jan 16, 2009
Jan 14, 2009
 
Bellefleur
3.71
This could have been great! Why did Oates ruin it by the fantastical stuff. I like her, but she can be a frustrating author for me, too.
not set
Jan 13, 2009
 
Devil May Care
3.81
I am finally reading this one. It's one of the last of hers that I have not read (other than the Peabody series which I hate). I love it so far. I onl...more
not set
Jan 12, 2009
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