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Glorious Appearing: The End of Days (Left Behind #12)
Hold on to your britches, here come the bible passages. And there are LOTS of them. Sort of hard to find the story in the middle of them sometimes.

Mar 03, 2008
Jan 23, 2008
The Big Love
Bleh... couldn't even finish it on BOOK TAPE. It was really just bad. But plenty of jokes about fundamentalist Christianity, mixed in with the horribl ...more
Jun 2008
May 28, 2008
One of my favorite books ever. Details the lives of a Boston family through 3 generations, anchored around their summer home at The Colony, a tight kn ...more
Jun 2002
Jan 09, 2008
Predators, Prey, and Other Kinfolk: Growing Up in Polygamy
Soloman's memoir of growing up in a polygamist family is strangely touching and still unquestionably horrifying. She speaks at length about her mother ...more
Jun 2008
Jan 18, 2008
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
**spoiler alert** What a haunting book. I can see where it's meant for "kids", although I personally would call it Young Adult instead. Nevertheless i ...more
Mar 30, 2008
Jan 13, 2008
The Code of the Woosters (Jeeves, #7)
Although not as laugh-out-loud funny as I'd been built up to believe, this book remains a completely wonderful experience. It's my first P.G. Wodehous ...more
Jun 27, 2008
Jun 04, 2008
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
I may have to buy this book -- so glad I read it for book club. I found this story totally engaging. It is just the story of a young girl growing up i ...more
Mar 31, 2008
Mar 05, 2008
The Count of Monte Cristo
Although it's a beast -- unabridged it was over 1400 pages -- it was well worth finally reading. It truly does encompass almost every keyword of class ...more
Aug 04, 2008
Jun 04, 2008
Playing for Pizza
Not a bad story, but ended a little abruptly and honestly, I felt like I was reading Danielle Steel much of the time. (If, of course, she knew a LOT a ...more
Aug 08, 2008
Jan 09, 2008
One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)
Re-reading these; I just love Stephanie Plum. She's a riot.
Apr 06, 2008
Apr 11, 2008
The Kite Runner
Just, wow. What a powerful story. It's heart-wrenching, it's vivid, it's endearing.

I was brought to tears because I was so involved with the characte
Feb 05, 2008
Jan 08, 2008
The Book Thief
I never could determine exactly how to describe this book to people, prior to reading it. Here's my best shot.

Death is the narrator, and tells the sto
May 30, 2008
Jan 14, 2008
The Voyage
Wow -- this immediately became a must-keep book. It's an incredibly vivid story of 3 young brothers at sea at the turn of the century, trying to prove ...more
Jul 2006
Jan 10, 2008
Eat, Pray, Love
This is truly one of my new favorite books. Fresh from a nasty divorce and deeply unhealthy rebound relationship, Elizabeth Gilbert wrote her story of ...more
Jul 17, 2008
Jan 09, 2008
Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood, #4)
The fourth and final book in the Traveling Pants series -- and I was pleased with it all around. I think Ann Brashares has done a terrific job of lett ...more
Aug 11, 2008
May 03, 2008
Gutenberg: How One Man Remade the World with Words
This was terrific, I thought. A very unusual writing style, almost conversational -- as if the author was speaking directly to you instead of laying o ...more
Jun 22, 2008
Jun 15, 2008
The Birth House
Interesting view of a little world -- the book is *really* narrow in scope, but I like that, as it makes sense in the setting. It follows a young woma ...more
Jan 22, 2008
Jan 08, 2008
Gone with the Wind
It's just so fantastic, in imagery, in dialogue, in sheer pop culture via American history. I know it's been referenced to death, but there's a reason ...more
Jun 1999
Jan 12, 2008
Left Behind (Left Behind, #1)
For those not into "churchy" religious lit, this is a good choice. It's the story (along with the other 11 in the series) of a group of people coping ...more
Nov 2007
Jan 23, 2008
The Time Traveler's Wife
Absolutely loved this book and have re-read. He's a time traveler, and cannot control when it happens or where he goes. She's the girl he's in love wi ...more
Aug 2006
Jan 08, 2008
Brother Odd (Odd Thomas, #3)
I liked this 3rd installment *much* more than the second, Forever Odd. Our ghost-seeing hero is now settled into a somewhat remote monastery and comes ...more
Jul 13, 2008
Feb 01, 2008
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Fairly interesting history of the Mormon/LDS church. Plenty of unpleasant stories and events, but written in a reasonably straight-forward unbiased wa ...more
Jun 2007
Jan 23, 2008
The Sealed Letter
Fictionalized account of a true and scandalous divorce case in London... interesting connection, one of the daughters of the divorcing couple went on ...more
Jan 03, 2009
Jan 06, 2009
Luscious Lemon
A quirky restaurateur finds herself accidentally pregnant and can't get a grip on how her life spins out of control. It was ok, but the best part was ...more
Dec 29, 2008
Jan 06, 2009
The Gatecrasher
Fairly cute book written under a pen name by Sophie Kinsella, author of Shopaholic series.

Again, we have a somewhat emotionally stunted British heroin
Jun 14, 2008
Jun 15, 2008
These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901
I really enjoyed this book; it is the fictional memoir of an Arizona Territories woman spanning her life from around age 15-35 or so, loosely based on ...more
Aug 20, 2008
Jun 11, 2008
Red Lily (In the Garden, #3)
3rd in a series (Blue Dahlia, Black Rose) -- I thought these were great easy reads. Nora Roberts does romance with intrigue very well, and this series ...more
Jan 2005
Jan 18, 2008
Forever Odd (Odd Thomas, #2)
**spoiler alert** Seriously, don't read this unless you've read the first book.

Well, Odd is still a great character -- I love his dialogue and that he
Jun 28, 2008
Feb 01, 2008
The Boleyn Inheritance (The Tudor Court, #3)
This was a really fast read, despite it's daunting size -- told in a sort of narrative journal format, rotating between 3 women (Anne of Cleves - H8's ...more
Jan 20, 2008
Jan 09, 2008
Me: Stories of My Life
Oh, Kate is sublime. Some of her stories of her early days in the theatre -- her sheer audacity is thrilling. Her matter of fact attitude, her stiff u ...more
Oct 2007
Feb 16, 2008
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