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Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Germ Laboratory
Since my dad was one of the last people to work in Lab 257, I'm super interested to read this. I've already stumbled upon some names I know and pictur...more
Dec 10, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
Plum Island
My dad works on Plum Island...the real one. I was dying to read this book because it's about my home on Long Island and because I know quite a bit abo...more
Jan 28, 2009
Jan 12, 2009
When We Were on Fire: A Memoir of Consuming Faith, Tangled Love, and Starting Over
This book was a revelation. And I say that in the true sense of the word. Where do I begin? First of all, it was scary. The similarities were so freak...more
Nov 25, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle
First of all, let's just address the fact that Downton Abbey (the awesome BBC series that has swept the nation) should carry the message "based on a t...more
Jun 14, 2013
Jun 09, 2013
Mansfield Park
Am having a bit of a hard time getting into this one, mainly because Mrs. Norris really gets on my last nerve. Am hoping Fanny works up the nerve to s...more
May 30, 2008
Apr 10, 2008
An Echo in the Darkness (Mark of the Lion, #2)
**spoiler alert** This book continues and ends the saga of Hadassah, but focuses more on the struggles of the people she's comes into contact with. Th...more
Mar 27, 2009
Mar 10, 2009
Make Every Man Want You: How to Be So Irresistible You'll Barely Keep from Dating Yourself!
This book was recommended to me by my cousin and I thought the title was so funny that I had to buy it. The book was actually excellent. It's not the...more
Mar 19, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass Aged 37 3/4
Hilarious is the best word to describe this book. Anyone who has ever been frustrated with the church or the people in must read this book. Plass has...more
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Jan 08, 2008
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Reading this book the second time through made me realize that I forgot every single thing that happened the first time. On to Mockingjay!!!

Well, the...more
Sep 03, 2010
Jul 21, 2009
A Perfect Darkness (Offspring, #1)
I loved loved loved this book. It's a paranormal romance that smacks of X-Men. The Offspring are a group of unique individuals who possess powers that...more
Feb 24, 2010
Feb 21, 2010
Firstlight: The Early Inspirational Writings of Sue Monk Kidd
This book was the breath of fresh air I've been needing for a long time. I love SMK's writing, especially her spiritual writings. This book is a compi...more
Sep 30, 2009
Sep 28, 2009
The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds
I loved this book so much that I was actually sad when it ended. Total nerd alert here, this is for nature lovers, bird lovers, and anyone who enjoys...more
Feb 18, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
The Red Siren (Charles Towne Belles, #1)
I won this book as one of the Goodreads First Reads and was really excited to dig in, in spite of the incredibly tacky cover with some prudish girl in...more
Mar 2009
Mar 01, 2009
A Year by the Sea
I loved this book so much! Basically, I love any book about a middle aged strong woman who goes to the beach to find herself, like Anne Morrow Lindber...more
Mar 05, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
This was an absolutely amazing book that highlights the work Greg Mortenson has done in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Long before the Americans started th...more
Feb 2008
Feb 21, 2008
Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith
I have been rather reluctant to start this book, but last night I could barely put it down. The book really does attempt to "repaint the Christian fai...more
Nov 11, 2008
Jun 13, 2008
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1)
I really had high hopes for this book, but let's just say that if Jane Austen could become a zombie and eat the author's brains, she totally would.

Aug 19, 2009
Apr 15, 2009
The Book Thief
Utterly depressing, beautifully written story of a German girl during the Holocaust. The story is narrated by Death and follows the story of Liesel Me...more
Nov 04, 2012
Nov 24, 2010
Rilla of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables, #8)

Honestly, I have lost patience with this series. I think the straw that broke the camel's back was when Marilla's death is merely glanced over...more
Jun 03, 2008
Apr 14, 2008
Anne of Windy Poplars (Anne of Green Gables, #4)
Ok, I have loved all of the books in this series so far, however, this one was a shall I say this - eh. That's what it was. Eh.

Anne write...more
Feb 2008
Feb 11, 2008
The Secret Life of Bees
This book is worth the read simply to experience the way Kidd works with language. The characters and situations are more likened to painted pictures...more
Jan 2006
Jan 08, 2008
The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity
I have heard so much hype about this particular book, about how gloriously wonderful it is, how it's a best seller, etc etc etc, that I was rather set...more
Jan 02, 2009
Jan 02, 2009
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
I surprisingly totally loved this book and learned a ton. Bailey comes down with a terrible mitochondria, autoimmune virus on a trip to Europe that ch...more
Jan 04, 2013
Jan 04, 2013
Summer at Tiffany
This book was magical. Tiffany is magical, so how could it not be. I was absolutely immediately enamored by this story. The book is a memoir written b...more
Dec 14, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
Four Tenths of an Acre: Reflections on a Gardening Life
I loved loved loved this book so much! I felt like parts of it were my own story. There were many pages where I felt like this book was my blog summed...more
Nov 28, 2013
Nov 27, 2013
The Seven T's: Finding Hope and Healing in the Wake of Tragedy
For anyone who has experienced a tragic loss in life, this book might be very helpful. Judy Collins shares her story of her son's suicide and how she...more
Nov 28, 2013
Nov 27, 2013
A Tuscan Childhood
This book was so fascinating. It was written by a woman, long gone, about her childhood in a Tuscan castle in the town of Aulla. Her English parents p...more
Dec 31, 2011
Jan 02, 2012
Skinny Bitch: A No-Nonsense, Tough-Love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want to Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous!
I absolutely loved this book and would highly recommend it for anyone who wants to eat healthier, dislikes animal abuse, wants to shed a few pounds, o...more
Apr 07, 2009
Apr 07, 2009
A Year in the Merde
I just finished reading Peter Mayle's A Year In Provence, and since this book said it was the anti-Mayle, I wanted to give myself a balanced perspecti...more
Oct 15, 2012
Oct 15, 2012
The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6)
Love rereading these books to catch the tidbits I may have missed before. Technically this is not the first book in the series. It is a prequel. Howev...more
Apr 14, 2009
Apr 14, 2009
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