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The Yiddish Policemen's Union
3.68
I bought this for my husband, than quickly took it away to read myself. He can wait, though I know he will relate to the part of a slivovitz-drinking ...more
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Jan 23, 2009
 
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
4.01
My husband and I were able to see David Sedaris on his previous book tour, over a year ago. He read "Keeping Up", which was wonderful. During his read ...more
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Feb 11, 2009
 
The Probable Future
3.81
Yes, another Alice Hoffman book under my belt. When I read this book, I was transported to a town I would love to live in. I would love to work in tha ...more
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Feb 03, 2009
 
The Ice Queen
3.48
I've come to the conclusion that being such a prolific writer, she can't help but throw a few clunkers out there. This is one of them. I finished, I' ...more
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Mar 14, 2009
 
Dark Angels
3.92
I picked this up at a library sale. I kind of have a like/hate thing going on with this book. Sometimes I was disgusted at how shallow it was and did ...more
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Mar 14, 2009
 
Her Fearful Symmetry
3.22
Oh, how I loved this book. I tried twice to finish "Time Traveler's Wife" and just couldn't do it and thought there must be something wrong with me. E ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
The Seduction of Water
3.77
Carol Goodman is becoming one of my favorite writers. When I am in the mood for mystery, she is a good choice. I like how it is obvious she was/is a t ...more
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Aug 21, 2009
 
The Cater Street Hangman (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, #1)
3.90
A friend recommended Anne Perry, knowing my love for historical fiction. This was pretty good. I enjoyed the class distinctions, women as mostly sinne ...more
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Jan 10, 2010
 
The Outlandish Companion: Companion to Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn
4.00
I love the Outlander series so much and I was so looking forward to reading this book. I enjoyed the art and brief overviews of the first four novels. ...more
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Jan 31, 2012
 
Blackbird House
3.81
Loved it. Sometimes AH gets formulaic for me, but what a lovely formula it is. This strays from that and is like a chronological tale of a house and i ...more
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Jan 10, 2010
 
Firefly Summer
3.83
My first Binchy book. I had to offset the dreariness from The Hangman's Daughter, so went with this. I finished it, wading through the 700+ pages, onl ...more
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Jul 08, 2013
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.07
I gave this book 4 stars because I absolutely flew through it, staying up late just to read it. But it's disturbing and parts of it made me angry (lik ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
The Drowning Tree
3.82
I loved this book. Goodman is such an atmospheric writer, I just feel I'm there, in the water, the school, wherever. And she is just so smart. I learn ...more
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Jan 10, 2010
 
Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)
4.31
Oh yes, I'll be an Outlander anytime. Show me those stones and I'll put on a bodice, put a knife in my stocking, grab a few gold coins and ride that h ...more
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Apr 01, 2011
 
I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
3.61
Funny and smart. I felt very lazy and inept after reading her essay on maintenance, like, she was totally describing me when she was writing about the ...more
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Jan 10, 2010
 
The Virgin's Knot
3.48
This book started out strong for me, but ended not so well. It is beautifully written and I liked the characters. And perhaps I need a happy ending, o ...more
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Dec 30, 2008
 
The Wolf Gift (The Wolf Gift Chronicles, #1)
3.49
Used to be when you read Anne Rice, you'd get a good spooky storyline with a solid dose of sex. Not so anymore. I found myself skipping a paragraph he ...more
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Apr 09, 2012
 
The Third Angel
3.53
How I adore Alice Hoffman. This is set up differently, and I liked that. It is a trilogy, the angel of death, the angel of life and the third angel. T ...more
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Jan 10, 2010
 
The House at Riverton
3.91
Oh be still, my anglophile noirish heart. Loved loved loved. And when they say surprise ending, they mean it here. I am no spoiler. Let's just say thi ...more
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Aug 21, 2009
 
The Lake of Dead Languages
3.78
My previous review for this book has disappeared. Into the lake. Well, this book was the first I read by CG. It's modern gothic, scary and brilliant. ...more
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Aug 07, 2013
 
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
3.70
After reading some of these reviews, now I don't feel so bad about disliking this book. While reading it I thought, " I can do this! People in France ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2)
4.01
Well, now what. I mean, I loved Discovery of Witches. Shadow of Night I loved even more. What does one do after you have read such a great book? Every ...more
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Aug 21, 2012
 
The Ruby Brooch
3.86
Hmm, what to say about this one. I did find I was up till 3 am reading it, so that is good. But I fear Outlander by DG has spoiled me. She is just SO ...more
Oct 08, 2012
Oct 02, 2012
 
The Ghost Orchid
3.73
Goodman is a master at the modern gothic novel.Fabulously Creepy, spooky, ghostly, frozen, sparkly, wonderous gothic novels. I loved "Ghost Orchid". S ...more
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Dec 26, 2010
 
The Hangman's Daughter (The Hangman's Daughter, #1)
3.68
I do love historical mysteries. This was good, though harsh. Witch torture goes a long way. And I have no doubt it is historically accurate *shudders* ...more
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May 27, 2013
 
The Whistling Season
3.97
A sweet book. I can tell I've been reading a lot of crime/mystery, because something would happen, and I'd be all "now they get killed/poisoned/someth ...more
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Jul 08, 2013
 
The House on Mango Street
3.50
Well, geez, I thought I was so clever by reading this book, being inspired by it, and using it in my lesson plans. Only to see TONS of cliffnotes, les ...more
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Jun 02, 2008
 
The Distant Hours
3.85
I adored "The House at Riverton" and "The Forgotten Garden". I felt like those books were meant for me, my own personal trip down anglophile lane fill ...more
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Apr 01, 2011
 
Practical Magic
3.79
Loved it. This is what I want when I read AH. And the book is so much better than the movie, hands down. Wonderful, wonderful escapism.
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Mar 14, 2009
 
Instruments of Darkness (Crowther and Westerman, #1)
3.74
Found this at Costco and thoroughly enjoyed this historical mystery. Look forward to reading more stories with Mrs. Westerman and Mr. Crowther.
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Feb 14, 2012
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