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The Patron Saint of Liars
Oh, Ann, this was really sub-par. I was initially interested in the set-up, but your lack of deeper exploration into the implications of it made me bo ...more
Jan 30, 2013
Mar 08, 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
This is a book for people who don't normally read or like books. If you actually read, this will be terrible.

It was weird to check "adult" on my books
May 13, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
Fahrenheit 451
I really liked this book. A recent pet peeve of mine has been books about books, but this was really great (maybe b/c it was the original book about b ...more
Apr 18, 2011
Jan 30, 2011
The Bell Jar
The plot was nothing special (the point was her emotional experiences, not her life experiences, in my opinion), and I felt like it lost its way a bit ...more
May 26, 2011
Jan 30, 2011
Gone Girl
So refreshing to read a really good book again! Even though I was enjoying those Coben mysteries, they don't really count. So I feel like it's been aw ...more
Aug 04, 2012
Aug 04, 2012
The Casual Vacancy
I really debated with myself what rating to give this book, and what I thought about it in general.

I found the beginning difficult to get into and som
Jan 03, 2013
Jul 31, 2012
And the Mountains Echoed
This was a low 3 stars for me and I feel like I'm giving it in part based on Hosseini's previous works (in that I am giving him more credit than he's ...more
Feb 14, 2014
Mar 08, 2013
Ape House
I would like to thank Bridget for helping me enjoy this book. Bridget, you read this expecting quality literature, or at least a good/touching story, ...more
May 20, 2011
Sep 08, 2010
Route 66:The People-The Places-The Dream
I'm a bit biased because my dad is the author, but this really is a great book! I read it thinking I wouldn't be interested in the content, but I LOVE ...more
Apr 29, 2012
Aug 16, 2012
Life of Pi
Well, I'm not sure quite what to make of this book. I really liked the first half - I found it very compelling, even once the main character essential ...more
Oct 07, 2010
Nov 15, 2007
The South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss
Really good but made obsolete by the Supercharged edition that came out 5 years later. I bought both books at the same time b/c I didn't know the diff ...more
Sep 2012
Oct 09, 2012
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
This was almost the exact opposite of Blindness, which I finished directly before this - while that book was relatively profound but my reading proces ...more
Aug 09, 2010
Aug 03, 2010
The Magician's Assistant
I found this to be a quick, somewhat compelling read, but it really fell flat for me when there was no good resolution. I expected the ending to be mu ...more
Apr 2008
Mar 06, 2008
The Confession
This was lying around the house (assumed Mike had read it b/c it wasn't mine, but apparently he has never read Grisham, so it's presence is mysterious ...more
Apr 23, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
Who Rules America? Power and Politics in the Year 2000
I have no idea what I would think of this book if I read it now, but it changed my life in college - this book-and the class I took that I read it for ...more
Nov 1998
Feb 08, 2011
A Time to Kill
This was really quite decent, but for some reason I had trouble getting into it. It was just a little too much meandering and a little too little susp ...more
Aug 02, 2012
Jul 20, 2012
I really enjoyed the first half of this book, then it lost steam a bit for me, then picked up again towards the end. Overall, I enjoyed the story, inc ...more
Jul 16, 2010
Jul 01, 2010
**spoiler alert** I dd not really like this book, including its plot and its writing style. For about the first 100 pages, nothing happened, and it ju ...more
Jun 10, 2013
May 21, 2013
Pet Sematary
I thought the plot of this book was pretty lame, and the pacing was too slow to be very suspenseful except for some moments toward the end. Perhaps ho ...more
Jul 18, 2012
Jul 10, 2012
The Night Strangers
**spoiler alert** This was terrible. I almost want to give it one star, but those books are just a little bit worse. This is a 1.5, though. I found it ...more
Apr 21, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
Red River
The only thing worse than an an epic that keeps skipping forward, and skipping how everything happened!

I really liked the first half of the
Jan 21, 2011
Dec 29, 2010
This was insane. The story itself is fairly mind blowing and I couldn't believe it wasn't a huge, famous story already. And it was such a compelling r ...more
May 08, 2014
May 02, 2014
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1)
I really enjoyed this one. I have seen critiques that it went from serious/realistic to silly, and that it was insensitive to people with Asberger's, ...more
Jul 03, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
The End of Your Life Book Club
The more/longer I read this book, the more I liked it. It wasn't the best-written or most fascinating book ever, but I just really fell in love with t ...more
Jan 02, 2013
Dec 06, 2012
The Killing Room
I read this b/c I accidentally moved it to the home page of Bridget's Kindle (my phone app version) and therefore felt compelled to read it. I'm glad! ...more
Feb 03, 2011
Feb 07, 2011
Once Upon a Day
Another beach read (after my just-finished Sister's Keeper). It was nothing special but just good enough to keep things interesting and make me want t ...more
Nov 26, 2010
Nov 28, 2010
True Compass: A Memoir
I really had trouble selecting a rating for this book - was torn between 3 and 4. Ultimately I decided that I really liked it.

I was thrown off at firs
Oct 26, 2009
Sep 20, 2009
I've Got Your Number
This was, of course, silly, ridiculous, and unrealistic - and good fun! It was a perfect read for my day off from work (Presidents Day). Kinsella is j ...more
Feb 20, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
Someone Knows My Name
I've been a bit generous with my stars lately, but this was pretty amazing, primarily in its ability to cover a huge amount of interesting history wit ...more
Sep 16, 2012
Aug 09, 2012
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
Great book - fast and fun read - though I thought Angels and Demons was even better!
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May 02, 2007
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