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Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters!
3.70
Meh. At best, this book is a reminder to live your life in accord with your priorities (children, husband, family, etc.), and be mindful of the distra...more
Jun 04, 2014
May 19, 2014
 
Charlotte's Web
4.11
I read this nightly with my 5 year old and cherished every minute of this well-written and timeless story. I loved the overarching themes of friendshi...more
May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013
 
Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (with the Help of 50,000 Strangers)
3.15
More like 3.5 stars. I think this book would be better publicized as a group of essays. It was interesting, but didn't really hang together or have a...more
Mar 10, 2014
Mar 07, 2014
 
Fangirl
4.22
This was a cute, contemporary, well-written novel about learning to make your way in this big weird world despite your baggage. Great summer read.
Jun 12, 2014
Jun 04, 2014
 
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
4.13
ADORED THIS BOOK. It was summer reading for my 6 year old and we read it aloud together. How did I miss this one for the last 37 years? Shame on me an...more
Jun 06, 2014
May 04, 2014
 
The Invention of Wings
4.24
This book would have knocked my socks off if I had never read The Help. The story line seemed so similar through most of the book, even though this bo...more
May 28, 2014
Dec 10, 2013
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.91
I'd heard so many great things about this book, but it fell flat for me. The story was like Groundhog Day and I had trouble mustering up empathy for t...more
Mar 08, 2014
Dec 07, 2012
 
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1)
4.02
Sweet, fast read written from a unique perspective. The writing style reminded me of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. Enjoyable!
Feb 09, 2014
Dec 29, 2013
 
Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans
4.17
I read this book because the author is speaking about it at a fundraiser that I am attending, and it is not subject matter that I probably would have...more
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Aug 03, 2011
 
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
3.89
This book was a HUGE disappointment. The general plot could have been great (a young girl living a tough childhood in Ohio gets wisked away to Savanna...more
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Aug 03, 2011
 
Still Points North: Surviving the World's Greatest Alaskan Childhood
3.67
This book was a solid 3.5 stars. Leigh Newman is a great writer and her voice reminds me of Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love). I can discl...more
Apr 07, 2013
Apr 07, 2013
 
Cold Sassy Tree
3.95
I remember this book on my middle school summer reading list. I recently saw it profiled as a "classic" at the library and picked it up there. Cold Sa...more
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Aug 03, 2011
 
Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work
3.70
As a longtime, die-hard Project Runway fan, I love Tim Gunn even more after reading this book. Tim was amazingly candid and the book reads like an ext...more
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Aug 03, 2011
 
La reine du palais des courants d'air (Millénium, #3)
4.16
Good final book of the trilogy. Reminded me a lot of the second book in the narration style and pace. It ended abruptly, but that may have been due to...more
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Aug 03, 2011
 
White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine
3.75
There were some interesting parts of this book, namely how pharmaceutical companies influence physicians who do not even partake in visits from reps,...more
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Aug 03, 2011
 
The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
3.52
I have mixed feelings about this book. On the positive, it forces introspection about what makes the reader happy and reminds the reader to choose hap...more
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Aug 03, 2011
 
Almost Home
3.70
Somewhere between "less than mediocre" and "barely tolerable." I read this book because the author is speaking about it at a fundraiser that I am atte...more
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Aug 03, 2011
 
Room
3.95
A very original novel written like none other that I have ever read. It's heartwarming, disturbing, funny, dark and light all at the same time. You ha...more
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Aug 03, 2011
 
The Postmistress
3.27
Unfortunately mediocre. The premise is fabulous -- a postal carrier with the ability to alter the course of people's history -- but the execution and...more
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Aug 03, 2011
 
Everything Changes
3.84
Jonathan Tropper writes chick lit better than most chicks. I enjoyed this book. It's not as good as "This is Where I Leave You." Tropper has a lot of...more
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Aug 03, 2011
 
A Visit from the Goon Squad
3.62
I ended up liking this book, even though it is way too smart, hip and edgy for me. I came around to her un-chronological and innovative story-telling...more
Aug 07, 2011
Aug 03, 2011
 
Good Enough Is the New Perfect: Finding Happiness and Success in Modern Motherhood
3.34
I really enjoyed this book and the narratives about women who are finding new solutions to age-old problems involving working and child-rearing. It wa...more
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Aug 03, 2011
 
Stiltsville
3.60
Meh. This book is geared toward the middle-aged female reader and deals with related issues like menopause, empty nesting, and end of life issues. I d...more
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Aug 03, 2011
 
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
3.33
The middle part of this book was Elizabeth Gilbert at her finest -- I loved "overhearing" her inner grappling with marriage and motherhood. However, t...more
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Aug 03, 2011
 
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
4.14
Delicious brain candy for the bio nerds out there. I loved the stories on the impact of hand washing, the unlikely success of mobile surgical teams in...more
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Aug 03, 2011
 
Dinner, A Love Story: It all begins at the family table
4.04
I LOVE THIS BOOK. Jenny, the author and my now imaginary BFF, puts into eloquent and sometimes snarky words, all that I think about serving good, simp...more
Jul 08, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
 
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
4.05
I really wanted to like this book. I loved hearing the author speak at the JLR Book & Author in 2008, and it's on Newsweek's best 50 books or some...more
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Aug 03, 2011
 
The Paris Wife
3.75
Very well written and interesting historical fiction about Hemingway's first wife and her journey to find her identity as a female, wife, and mother i...more
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Aug 03, 2011
 
NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
4.04
For any parent, teacher or person interested in children, this is a must read! I really enjoyed the parts of the book about the most effective way to...more
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Aug 03, 2011
 
Cutting for Stone
4.26
Amazing epic journey. Not a book that I would normally pick up, but I heard him speak at a fundraiser. What a treat! The first third of the book slowl...more
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Aug 03, 2011
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