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it was amazing
This is so beautiful written and has a great pace with much suspense. It is rare to find such a balance. I found myself reading slowly wanting to savo ...more
Aug 11, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
The Book Thief
it was amazing
This is a wonderful book.I am so glad I finally read it.
One of my favorite scenes is one that actually inspired the book. It is the scene in which Han
May 23, 2011
Jul 26, 2008
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
really liked it
I started out enjoying this quite a bit and then less so at the end since many things felt rushed over and less detailed (no fault of Larson since his ...more
Dec 10, 2011
Dec 06, 2011
The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
really liked it
I enjoyed this book, it was very illuminating and entertaining. The thing I like best about Jon Ronson's books are that he really does a good job at t ...more
Nov 17, 2011
Nov 15, 2011
Winter's Bone
really liked it
This was wonderfully written. It is kind of a cross between True Grit if True Grit took place in modern times and the Wire if the Wire took place in t ...more
Jul 13, 2011
Jul 08, 2011
The Help
really liked it
This was the best audio book ever! It was like a radio serial and an old friend at the same time. I will miss listening to it in the car.
I liked this
Jul 08, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
The Member of the Wedding
liked it
Oh this book has put me back on another Southern Lit kick. This book is filled with all the southern gothic elements.
I was reading a bit about this bo
May 17, 2011
May 15, 2011
Rules of Civility
really liked it
I thought this was going to be on the chick-lit side but it was a much heavier hitter. Some how it reminded me of The Group by Mary McCarthy. It has a ...more
Jun 09, 2011
Jun 02, 2011
The Good Wife
really liked it
This is the first Stewart O'Nan book I have read and am really impressed. This book was about the other victims of a murder, those that the criminal l ...more
May 03, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
Best Friends
it was ok
This book was better than I expected. Pretty early on I came across a pretty serious anachronism (referring more than once to a 21 drinking age in the ...more
May 30, 2011
May 27, 2011
The Devil All the Time
liked it
I would like to give this 3.5 stars.
If Flannery O'Connor and Jim Thompson had a love child, that child would grow up in a perverse way and probably en
Nov 27, 2011
Nov 01, 2011
it was amazing
This was an excellent book and audio book. I listened to the entire thing on audio. I really like books that have different readers. The book is wonde ...more
Sep 29, 2011
Sep 25, 2011
The Big Sleep
liked it
I enjoyed this book. I found it to be funny and cheesy in parts. I liked Chandler's writing style, sometimes it read like a catalog and then at times ...more
Mar 13, 2011
Mar 06, 2011
The Sense of an Ending
liked it
I know everyone loved this book.
The writing is similar to Ian McEwan who I like in many ways however I always get a little irked with his beautiful wr
Dec 05, 2011
Dec 04, 2011
A Visit from the Goon Squad
liked it
I liked this more than I thought I would. Since it consists of connected stories, I wish I could have read it quicker since much is lost from the begi ...more
Sep 04, 2011
Sep 04, 2011
The Last Letter from Your Lover
liked it
This book was ok, it was a little sentimental. I am not usually too much into romances. This seems to be considered chick-lit by some if so it is more ...more
Jun 18, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
The Poisoned House
liked it
quick read. would have given it a 2.5 if I could, but like I said it was at least a quick read. it is supposed to be horror but...those elements were ...more
Nov 10, 2011
Nov 03, 2011
Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1)
really liked it
This was an excellent YA time travel book. I really liked the main character and I found her to be very realistic. This was a great page turner and th ...more
Jun 04, 2011
May 23, 2011
The Unwritten, Vol. 2: Inside Man
really liked it
this was pretty entertaining. I think anyone who is a fan of childrens lit can appreciate it. Also some more lit an history thrown in there. crap, I j ...more
Jan 23, 2011
Jan 23, 2011
The Family Fang
liked it
I generally don't care for books with quirky characters. This was a pretty good read. It really hit its stride about half way through. There were a fe ...more
Jun 13, 2011
May 31, 2011
Over Her Dead Body
it was ok
This book was way too long for something that is supposed to be fluffy chick lit.
Fortunately there is only one Baily Weggins novel left, so I do not f
May 12, 2011
May 08, 2011
The Scent of Rain and Lightning
really liked it
This was fantastic. I would really like to give it 3.5 stars, but am feeling generous and rounding up. Pickard is an excellent craftsman and I had a p ...more
Oct 03, 2011
Sep 23, 2011
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I know lots of people who dig the series so I am not sure why I did not look into it before now. I love Harry, because he ...more
Aug 04, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
liked it
This book really could have been an article.
It was less remarkable than I thought it would be.
I am giving it 3 stars because I am thinking I am not th
Jan 24, 2011
Jan 20, 2011
The Moonstone
liked it
Woot! I am 4 for 4 this year with my classics book club at the library! I really enjoyed this book overall. My favor character was Betteredge. He was ...more
Apr 19, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
The Graveyard Book
really liked it
loved this book. it is both scary and heartwarming at the same time. Gaiman took 20 years to write it (from inception of the idea). I can tell because ...more
Jan 16, 2011
Jan 11, 2011
A Room with a View
liked it
Yay! I finished another book club book BEFORE the discussion. I am 2 for 2 in 2011!
This was a fun book.I enjoyed all the characters.
Feb 13, 2011
Feb 11, 2011
The Heights
liked it
This was pretty entertaining. Very much like books by Jon Tropper or Tom Perotta. Its like decent chicklit written by a guy.
Apr 30, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
I Capture the Castle
really liked it
Giving it a 4 not 5 because sometimes it gets a little tedious but suspenseful---an uncomfortable feeling for a reader!
Sep 20, 2011
Sep 22, 2011
A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce, #3)
liked it
The story got a little too convoluted and the ending was rather anti-climactic.
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 26, 2011
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