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The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life
I love Amy Tan, well everything but her love for Vladimir Nabokov. Full of great nuggets and insight.
Feb 20, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
I really think this is a 3.5 star more than a 4 star. It's good. It's not as good as Stephen King's On Writing but I'm not sure any book on writing co ...more
Jul 04, 2011
Aug 24, 2010
One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)
I thought it was a cute fun read. Was able to read it in a couple of hours. I can see it being a fun series to read. It was a little predictable and t ...more
May 30, 2008
May 31, 2008
Crossed (Matched, #2)
It's not as good as Hunger Games but it's a close second when you're in the HG mood and you've already read them. There are some things I would change ...more
Dec 04, 2011
Mar 09, 2011
Still Alice
I think someday I might try to give this another read but good grief it started out like a bad Lifetime movie. I've heard so many good things about it ...more
not set
Mar 13, 2010
The Queen's Fool
The first part of this book was a bit tiresome. It wasn't until the last half that I really enjoyed it and began to care for the characters. Not my fa ...more
Aug 23, 2008
Aug 19, 2008
The Glory Cloak: A Novel of Louisa May Alcott and Clara Barton
I love historical fiction and this was a clever use of character to do that. I liked to story although there are some parts I didn't care for but on t ...more
Feb 18, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
Matched (Matched, #1)
I really liked this book. One of the best done YA novels I've read. I loved the development of the main character and her evolution while getting glim ...more
Mar 09, 2011
Jan 13, 2011
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
It was a good story but I found it very slow in parts. I wished the author had focused more on certain relationships and less on others. It had the po ...more
Jan 17, 2008
Jan 10, 2008
The Good Earth (House of Earth, #1)
I had to read this in HS and did NOT enjoy it. Maybe because I had to read it. Everyone loves it so I might try it again but I really didn't care for ...more
not set
May 31, 2008
Undead and Unappreciated (Undead, #3)
I'm actually liking the characters more, either they are developing or I'm just becoming numb to them. I even laughed out loud at one scene. Still cou ...more
Jul 14, 2009
Jul 14, 2009
Taking Hold: My Journey Into Blindness
This was a super quick read. Read it in one sitting. It was an interesting read as she documents what happened, how she felt and what it was like goin ...more
Jan 29, 2008
Jan 28, 2008
The Book Thief
I fell in love with this book. Everything about it was fresh and brilliant and touching without being sappy or over done. Everyone should read this bo ...more
May 12, 2008
Apr 30, 2008
Memoirs of a Geisha
I was totally enthralled with this book. The story was so well developed and I learned so much about geisha rather than the stereotypes I had only kno ...more
Dec 2005
Feb 01, 2008
A Grief Observed
Given to me after Emma's birth it was one of the greatest books I could have read at that time. I still go to it often full of so much wisdom and raw ...more
Feb 2000
Feb 01, 2008
The Blue Notebook
A powerful book. The story of a young girl from India sold into child prostitution. It was heartwrenching in some parts but a still a beautiful story.
Jul 17, 2009
Jul 13, 2009
I didn't love this the way I was hoping to. It was okay. I'm not going to run out and get the leather bound version of this. Once was enough.
Oct 30, 2011
Jun 30, 2008
Charlie St. Cloud (Movie Tie-in Edition/Spanish)
Good read for a plane trip (which is where I read it). The book was better than the movie (as are most books). The afterward was my favorite part.
Sep 20, 2010
Jul 02, 2010
East of Eden
This is the best piece of fiction I believe I have ever read. Everyone should read, own and study this book. Simply brilliant.
Jul 04, 2008
May 16, 2008
The White Queen (The Cousins' War, #1)
Better than the last couple of books in the Tudor series but not my favorite. I have grand hopes for this series though, a good start.
Sep 25, 2009
Sep 26, 2009
The Constant Princess (The Tudor Court, #1)
I loved this book. A beautiful mix of history lesson and story telling. A fascinating woman with strength and determination.
Jun 12, 2008
Jun 01, 2008
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
A well told story of frienship and hurt. I am constantly surprised and intrigued as I read of ancient asian cultural ways.
Apr 23, 2010
Jul 16, 2008
The Secret Life of Bees
Huck Finn meets To Kill a Mockingbird. I enjoyed every page of this book and can't wait for the movie to come out.
Aug 2005
Feb 01, 2008
Eleven on Top (Stephanie Plum, #11)
These books are like literary crack. I cant get enough of them but I know they are slowly destroying my mind.
Sep 30, 2008
Sep 30, 2008
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
Not sure I love the back andf forth narration but it was good enough I'll be plowing through Linger starting tomorrow.
Mar 02, 2011
Jun 12, 2010
Month-By-Month Gardening in Texas
Covers every topic month by month but it could have been done in an easier to reference format.
Jan 2008
Jan 14, 2008
Half Broke Horses
It was like Little House on the Praire meets Buffalo Bill. It was interesting but a little pointless.
Mar 02, 2010
Mar 06, 2010
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
I couldn't put it down. I was addicted to the characters and obsessed with what would come of them.
Dec 2007
Jan 10, 2008
Stargirl (Stargirl, #1)
If only they still made afterschool specials this would totally be in the running for production.
Feb 22, 2011
Aug 06, 2009
The Thirteenth Tale
I tried. Really I tried. I just couldn't get into it. I don't think I like mysteries.
not set
Mar 13, 2010