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L'élégance du hérisson
I just finished the book and I suppose it is better to let it sink in before I do a review, but since I do not think the follow...more
Mar 26, 2009
Sep 05, 2008
The Red Tent
It doesn't matter at all what is fiction and what is history in this book - it is just as lovely to imagine what it would be like if such a custom as...more
Feb 14, 2008
Feb 08, 2008
Crime and Punishment
I have already read this, and I DO love Dostoyevsky's writing so I figured I would try this as an audiobook, since it was free at Downpour. Will I giv...more
Jan 20, 2014
Dec 10, 2007
Pereira Maintains
I enjoyed every minute spent with this book.

It is short and it is presented as a mystery, two things I usually avoid. Still I ended up loving it exac...more
Jun 11, 2014
Oct 05, 2010
Not Even My Name: A True Story

This book gets 5 stars. I don't care if at points the text seemed a little simplistic. I don't care at all. I don't give a hoot. The mes...more
Nov 19, 2010
Apr 30, 2010
The Children's Book
In conclusion, this is how books of historical fiction should be written. History is interwoven into the story and made fascinating. There is so very...more
Apr 06, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
Mrs. Dalloway
When I express how I feel for Woolf's writing it is only in superlatives...... Yes, the writing is amazing. When I look at how I feel for the book as...more
Aug 16, 2014
Aug 14, 2014
The Reader
ETA: I am a bit of a perfectionist. I wanted to make sure I hadn't missed some detail, so I listened to parts two and three again. It was not boring l...more
Dec 30, 2012
Sep 19, 2010
Einstein: His Life and Universe
The book wasn’t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don’t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers...more
Jul 22, 2013
Jan 28, 2013
Let the Great World Spin
I just finished Let the Great World Spin. WOW, I loved this book. You read it for the words, the thoughts that arise in you as you listen. You do not...more
Oct 24, 2012
May 05, 2012
Thérèse Raquin
Usually when I review a book I try to allot the stars not by the audiobook's narration but by the author's words and content. With this book I am awar...more
Jul 02, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
In Sunlight and in Shadow
In conclusion: Unfortunately, I cannot whole-heartedly recommend this book to everyone, even though I loved parts. Some of the writing is beautiful an...more
Dec 16, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
Night Train to Lisbon
This is a book which can be read on different levels! At least for me. I can think about a paragraph and the import of those lines OR I can read it fo...more
Feb 04, 2013
Nov 18, 2011
The Seamstress
Finished. A very good holocaust book, different from others maybe because you follow the main character from her youth. You follow Seren through many...more
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May 26, 2008
The Bluest Eye
Please note: I listened to the audiobook narrated by the author, not Ruby Dee.

This is a book about a child who wants to be beautiful, and that means...more
Nov 18, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
5 stars
This is a really good story and I totally loved it.

I mean I LOVED it.

When you come across fiction that it this good you must stand up and cla...more
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
A Three Dog Life
Before reading:
Maybe what happens in this book is difficult, but I have the feeling it will have a hopeful message. I need to read something with dogs...more
Aug 28, 2012
Nov 24, 2009
Jayber Crow
What do I think of this book? I absolutely hated parts and other parts totally blew me over, the words were so perfect. The author IS an acclaimed poe...more
Aug 18, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
To Kill a Mockingbird
I never reread books - well here is the exception. THIS book was well worth a second reading. This is a book that CAN be read twice and I guess even m...more
Aug 2010
Dec 06, 2007
How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers
I have been told you don't have to know how to meditate or even be attracted to Buddhist beliefs, to be helped by this book. Anyone with a chronic ill...more
Jul 30, 2011
Jul 18, 2011
Zorba the Greek
Nikos Kazantzakis is buried in Heraklion, Crete. The epitaph on his gravestone reads, "I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free."

If that speaks t...more
Sep 08, 2014
Oct 02, 2009
The Bell Jar
This book is semi-autobiographical. Having finished the book I am left uneasy, bewildered, with more questions than answers. I am left with the feelin...more
Jul 27, 2014
Jul 10, 2008
Oh my, I have heard so much praise for this book and this author. Well, it didn't work for me - not at all! First of all I tend to like looooooong sto...more
Jan 21, 2014
Apr 18, 2010
The Brothers Karamazov
It feels ridiculous to voice an opinion about this book. Who am I to say anything about the great Dostoyevsky? Nevertheless, here follow my thoughts o...more
Mar 02, 2014
Feb 14, 2014
The Grass Is Singing
This book grows on you. While I was reading it, it disturbed me. It has a strong emotional impact. What disturbed me was that the story is told. There...more
May 24, 2013
Jan 08, 2010
The Sheltering Sky
What exactly is the author trying to say with this book? Is he selling us existentialism through this novel? Perhaps. What is he saying about the cent...more
Jan 03, 2013
Jan 12, 2010
In the Shadow of the Banyan
I finished this last night. Yes, it was well done. Probably the reason I liked it was that it is based on the author's experiences, from which she has...more
Mar 29, 2014
Apr 11, 2012
Buffalo Afternoon
The different chapters switch between different times and places, but they are all about Pete, as a child and as a Vietnam veteran. The first chapter...more
Jul 06, 2013
Apr 16, 2013
What Every Body is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People
OK, I have finished it, and I am glad, although I feel bad because I cannot point out WHY it was not fun to read. It is detailed and absolutely correc...more
Jan 23, 2014
Dec 30, 2012
In Cold Blood
Before starting this book I didn't want to delve into the details but wanted to understand why some reviewers say this is fiction and others classify...more
Jul 19, 2014
Jul 05, 2014
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