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A Clockwork Orange
**spoiler alert** Before you continue onto the rant portion of this review, please note that I enjoyed reading this book, I thought the language was b ...more
Sep 16, 2008
Mar 30, 2008
The Ship of Brides
I was pleasantly surprised by this novel. I might actually say I was shocked by how involved and interested in it I became.

JoJo Moyes weaves together
Oct 10, 2008
Oct 03, 2008
Mother of Pearl
Sometimes, people just aim too high.

The story and characters were well-crafted, I'll grant that much - but the book gave off the distinct vibe of an a
Aug 19, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
The Blind Assassin
I have decided that books are a little like chicken. When undercooked, the color and texture are all wrong, and the experience is a risk to your healt ...more
Sep 08, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
The Dream Giver: Following Your God-Given Destiny
The great thing about parables is that they are non-specific enough that everyone can find herself in one.

When I first read the preface to this book,
Sep 27, 2008
Jan 31, 2008
When Crickets Cry
Touching story, nice plot and all that...

But I'm of course eternally picky.

There was nothing special about this book. Nothing unpredictable or unique.
Aug 29, 2008
Aug 26, 2008
A Canticle for Leibowitz
**spoiler alert**
It really bugs me when authors kill of their main characters halfway into a book. I always feel cheated, like I invested myself in g
Jun 16, 2008
Mar 29, 2008
The Queen of the Damned (The Vampire Chronicles #3)
Nowhere near as engulfing as Interview, but much better than The Vampire Lestat.

This book is different from both of those first two, though. The atmos
Jul 21, 2008
Jul 16, 2008
The Memoirs of Cleopatra
This book is unnecessarily long. I am not one to balk at a lot of pages - in fact, I often wish my favorite books were longer so I could prolong the e ...more
Jun 07, 2008
Mar 20, 2008
The Queen's Fool (The Tudor Court, #4)
If you like historical fiction, this is a good one. Philippa Gregory really makes Queen Mary I's court come alive in a way I've never seen another aut ...more
Feb 20, 2008
Feb 18, 2008
Cathedral of the Sea
**spoiler alert** When I was about three-quarters of the way through this (very long) book, I started to give up hope that there would ever be a centr ...more
Sep 25, 2008
Jun 24, 2008
Treasure Island
This is my one of my husband's childhood favorites, and I had never read it until now.

It is quite a story - an adventure plot with lots of interesting
Jul 16, 2008
Jul 16, 2008
The Great Divorce
I read this book in two hours last night. Once I started it, I just couldn't put it down! It's such a sadly realistic picture of how people act - want ...more
Sep 17, 2008
Nov 09, 2007
Mary, Called Magdalene
This was not at all what I expected it to be. I was hoping for more of a historical fiction novel when I picked this up - it turned out to be told fro ...more
Jul 2003
Nov 09, 2007
Tuesdays with Morrie
I liked this book. I expected it to be more emotional, to make me cry, that I would connect with it on some deep level, but I didn't. It was just a si ...more
Feb 02, 2008
Jan 20, 2008
Well, it's very Jane Austen. Entertaining, funny of course, but predictable. Just like "Pride and Prejudice," the most exciting action takes place in ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 04, 2008
The Hiding Place
This is a fabulous book. There is so much emotion and so much drama that while I was reading through it, I had to constantly remind myself that it was ...more
Feb 18, 2008
Jan 20, 2008
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
I have read this book several times since I was a child, and I have loved it consistently. Children's fiction, yes, but it has a place in my heart for ...more
Jan 1993
Nov 09, 2007
The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity
Seeker-friendly, feel-good Gospel. This book deals with the issue of sin not at all.

In general, the overall message was great and powerful. But I beli
Jun 22, 2008
May 19, 2008
The Things They Carried
This is a hard book to get through (emotionally), but worth every page.
Jan 2002
Nov 09, 2007
Memoirs of a Geisha
This book is a learning experience - in an absolutely beautiful way.
Jan 2006
Nov 09, 2007
Good Grief
Anyone who has ever lost someone can take comfort from this book.
Jul 2004
Nov 09, 2007
Where the Red Fern Grows
I read this in fifth grade - it was the first book that ever made me cry.
Jan 1995
Nov 09, 2007
Girl With a Pearl Earring
For an art history junkie like me - perfect!!
Jan 2001
Nov 09, 2007
The Bell Jar
Even as an angsty teen, this was a bit much for me.
Jan 2001
Nov 09, 2007
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
not set
Mar 17, 2008
The Pursuit of Holiness
not set
Oct 11, 2008
The Summons
not set
Nov 09, 2007
Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul
Oct 2007
Nov 09, 2007
Unspoken: Bathsheba (Lineage of Grace, #4)
Jan 2009
Oct 24, 2010
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