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The Reckoning (The Taker, #2)
really liked it
This is the second installment in The Taker trilogy & honestly, it should have been called "The Waiting" because that's all you're doing in antici ...more
Apr 18, 2012
Apr 13, 2012
The Best of Times
it was ok
I have mixed feelings about this one. I decided to read this along with a couple other books over the long holiday weekend. I'm glad I had other thing ...more
May 28, 2012
May 25, 2012
Academy Girls
really liked it
I quite enjoyed this one. A strong 4.5 for a few quibbles but overall, this book kept me invested and tapping compulsively at the screen to get to the ...more
Sep 15, 2015
Sep 07, 2015
Those Girls
really liked it
I can't say that I really enjoyed this but I did find it compelling and worthy. It made me uncomfortable and the characters put me off fairly early on ...more
May 15, 2015
May 14, 2015
Village Books
really liked it
More like 4.5 stars. I am always worried when I read books told in the First Person because sometimes the voice is not clear & also becomes a bit ...more
Nov 11, 2012
Nov 09, 2012
The Force of Wind (Elemental Mysteries, #3)
liked it
Not as great as the first two but still a good installment in this series. I did find Giovanni's tendency to lose all rational sense where Beatrice wa ...more
Oct 21, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
Ruthless People (Ruthless People, #1)
really liked it
Wow. What to say about Liam and Mel? They’re villainous, vain and vituperative singly and then they get together to unite their families. If it weren’ ...more
May 05, 2014
Apr 29, 2014
Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Potting Shed Mystery, #3)
really liked it
Another fun installment to the series but I do have to admit that I really felt the gardening element to the story was missed. Pru in a research assig ...more
Jun 04, 2015
May 18, 2015
First Contact (In Her Name: The Last War, #1)
liked it
This is the first installment in the In Her Name Trilogy & wider space saga. I came into this one knowing nothing but the summary description abou ...more
Sep 02, 2012
Sep 01, 2012
While We Were Watching Downton Abbey
it was ok
I am a huge Downton Abbey fan & that was the draw for me reading this one. Unfortunately, I didn't think this was very good. Downton was barely a ...more
Nov 15, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
Priya in Heels
really liked it
I've been skipping many New Adult titles recently because I've reached the limit of my tolerance for sameness and histrionic angst I've kept running i ...more
Sep 05, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
The Girl Before
it was ok
I liked the blurb of this one & was excited to get into the story of the women who've occupied this austere house and where it all goes wrong. I w ...more
Oct 17, 2016
Oct 14, 2016
Exodus (Exodus Trilogy #1)
liked it
This was quite good (3.5 stars) as a set up for the series & I must admit that I was far more interested in the actual planning of the Exodus & ...more
Nov 2013
Oct 30, 2013
Second Time Around
it was ok
I picked this up because it's been sitting on my bookshelf for too long. It's chick-lit & for what it is, it's fine. I think I have officially out ...more
May 07, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
really liked it
I’ve read all of Catherine McKenzie’s books so when I saw this one, I was definitely going to read it. It was a pretty quick read and the topic of mar ...more
Mar 06, 2014
Mar 03, 2014
really liked it
This was an enjoyable read. I particularly enjoyed how the story is told through two people, Alice and Carter. Alice, shows us how the world Carter li ...more
May 13, 2014
May 09, 2014
Too Like the Lightning (Terra Ignota, #1)
really liked it
Where to begin & what to say about Too Like the Lightning? I suppose I should begin by saying I liked it. A lot. This future is presented in such ...more
Jul 08, 2016
Jul 05, 2016
Murder Past Due (Cat in the Stacks, #1)
liked it
I certainly don't need to add more cozy book series to my life but alas, I did just that with this one. I had this on my TBR pile and finally checked ...more
Apr 04, 2015
Apr 02, 2015
Defy the Stars (Constellation, #1)
really liked it
As I'm a big fan of all things scifi and most definitely all about shows like BSG (Battlestar Galactica) & Humans, I'm likely fairly predisposed t ...more
Feb 11, 2017
Feb 09, 2017
I Am Livia
really liked it
I'm a huge fan of all things Claudian and Julian & devoured Robert Graves' "I, Claudius" & "Claudius the God" so I'm likely deeply predisposed ...more
Apr 08, 2014
Apr 02, 2014
& Sons
liked it
I won a copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads and I was thrilled to tear right into it. The synopsis sounded fascinating and I had this on my T ...more
May 19, 2014
May 16, 2014
Evergreen Falls
really liked it
I love a dual time line story and I wasn't disappointed in this one. No spoilers, but there's also a mystery to be followed and solved along the way s ...more
Aug 02, 2015
Jul 31, 2015
Petals on the Pillow
it was ok
I admit it. I was taken by the setting of this one. A manor house on an island off the coast of the Pacific Northwest & some dark mystery with And ...more
Nov 13, 2013
Nov 08, 2013
The Appetites of Girls
really liked it
I very much enjoyed this book and while there's nothing entirely new here it was engaging and quite captivated me. Mother's loom large whether they ar ...more
Jun 22, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
Threshold (Threshold, #1)
really liked it
4.5 stars. I'm a sucker for stories set on space stations and this one delivered. It reminded me of Downbelow Station by C.J. Cherryh in some ways and ...more
Feb 26, 2015
Feb 21, 2015
The Kind Worth Killing
really liked it
I've been on a roll this year with books that feature sociopathic characters. I'm not sure if that's saying something about me being drawn to the stor ...more
Jun 05, 2015
Mar 20, 2015
really liked it
It's not often that I spend time watching a character in film or books where I hope for the sweet relief of their death. The end of them. Where I thin ...more
Mar 15, 2015
Mar 13, 2015
Sins of the House of Borgia
it was ok
I am a serious lover of historical fiction & setting them in Ferrara is usually a bonus & increases the odds I'll love a book. Not here. It's ...more
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 16, 2012
Husbands and lovers
really liked it
"Narcissists & the Women Who Love & Suffer Them" would also be a good title for Husbands & Lovers.

When a book begins with a main characte
Mar 09, 2012
Mar 03, 2012
Last Night at the Ritz, The
really liked it
I was in the mood for a classic type of literary fiction & so I finally got to this on my Kindle. I'm very glad that I did. Our narrator is unname ...more
Jan 22, 2013
Jan 16, 2013
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