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Colorful and whimsical, Jorey paints the picture of a Robin's life with simple, clean text. It's a perfect for young readers who can be absorbed in th ...more
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Jan 17, 2014
A Visit from the Goon Squad
I hated this book for the first 100 pages, thought it pointless and depressing. Amazing I stuck with it, but I did and by the end I began to enjoy it. ...more
Feb 13, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
Little Bee
While I appreciate that there is some history in this book, I found it to be completely not plausible and could never figure out where the author was ...more
Oct 27, 2011
Oct 23, 2011
The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
I read this book in the travel between Argentina and CA and burned through it. Easy to read and an incredible story. I was disappointed to hear that i ...more
Feb 09, 2012
Feb 09, 2012
The Orchardist
Very quick read with intriguing story. I would have given 4 stars but I didn't like the ending. Sorta felt like she got a little tired of writing and ...more
Jan 08, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
The Forgetting Tree
I thought this was going to be good, but I was wrong. The writing is pedestrian and the story unbelievable and poor character development...blah blah. ...more
Aug 03, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
This book is amazing! It is the best book I have read in a long time. Fuller's writing is enticing and incredibly descriptive. You can feel, taste Afr ...more
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 08, 2011
Cutting for Stone
I read this book in 5 days in baja and couldn't put it down. I loved his writing and thought the story was great. I can't wait to read other books by ...more
Jan 02, 2011
Jan 11, 2011
India Gate
I went back and forth between enjoying this book and saying WTF? Sometimes it seem disjointed and unclear, but once I finally dove in I enjoyed it.
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Dec 03, 2009
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Incredible story of adventure and survival. A piece of history that I now understand much more after this book. A fast page turner.
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
Soul Catcher
It feels like the author wrote this for a movie and I find the characters unbelievable and not realistic.
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Jun 13, 2011
A Suitable Boy (A Suitable Boy, #1)
I finally finished this epic novel, 1500 pages! One of the longest books published in english in a single edition. It was fantastic! The book covers a ...more
Dec 26, 2010
Jun 04, 2010
Bangkok Haunts (Sonchai Jitpleecheep #3)
usually don't read this type of stuff, but I was given this book on my way to Bangkok.
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Mar 04, 2009
Won't change your life, but a good read none-the-less. I want to watch a lot of tennis now.
Dec 2009
Jan 03, 2010
Streets of Laredo
Not quite up to the same caliper as Lonesome Dove but enjoyable nonetheless.
Jul 25, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
Cat's Eye
Atwood's language is the best. Loved this one.
Jul 29, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
My review is very similar to Tesliya's....nothing earthshaking in here, but for me it is all a process when thinking about marriage and I think the au ...more
Jun 04, 2010
May 13, 2010
Very entertaining and quick read!
Dec 30, 2011
Dec 30, 2011
The Shipping News
Some folks don't enjoy Annie Proulx's writing but I love it and this book didn't disappoint. Great narratives and story about what felt like real peop ...more
Mar 2014
Feb 07, 2014
Interpreter of Maladies
Yes, wonderful short stories. I think I enjoyed The Namesake more though. Her writing is incrediable and pulls you into every story!!!
Jan 04, 2009
Dec 15, 2008
Alice Waters and Chez Panisse: The Romantic, Impractical, Often Eccentric, Ultimately Brilliant Making of a Food Revolution
While I found the content interesting, the writing is terrible! It is a list of Alice Waters life and a who's who. You never get the completion of a s ...more
Mar 06, 2008
Jan 28, 2008
An excellent novel and a great summer read. I, of course, want to know how much is real and what's made up....I also didn't like how he glorified life ...more
May 13, 2010
Feb 14, 2010
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
listened to this, I can't really imagine enjoying it if I read it. Listening to it was great, was a good overview of President Lincoln and why he was ...more
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Mar 13, 2008
The Namesake
I read this in two days, wonderfully written that tells the tale of life and must sympathize with every child of an immigrant. Best book I have read i ...more
Dec 2007
Jan 14, 2008
Close Range
I love Annie Proulx's writing- this is the short story book where Brokeback Mountain came from. I read it when I was 13 and opened my eyes.
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Mar 14, 2008
Forrest Gump
Very different than the movie- I have to say this is the only time when I thought the movie was better than the book!
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Mar 15, 2008
The Secret Life of Bees
This is a great book, but I read another one by the same author and it was terrible, so beware!
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Jan 29, 2008
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1)
This is a great book that was written by a Spainard and translated. It keeps you gripped to the end!
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Jan 14, 2008
Queen of America
Interesting story of St. Teresita....writing a little rough for me but was enjoyable.
Jan 03, 2013
Oct 15, 2012
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
good little book, very interesting perspective of a little boy with autism...
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Jan 29, 2008
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