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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
What a beautiful story. I read it with my 8 year old daughter and more than once it brought a tear to my eye. It is the story of Edward Tulane, the ch ...more
Nov 23, 2008
Oct 12, 2008
Holes (Holes, #1)
I'm not sure exactly when it happened, but it seems I'm no longer absolutely cool in my daughter's eyes. I could understand if her particular issues w ...more
Oct 13, 2010
Sep 27, 2010
Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet
This was a beautiful story.

I picked up this book at the library because I was looking for an author whose name began with X to finish my A-Z author ch
Oct 25, 2008
Oct 21, 2008
The Heretic's Daughter
As a direct descendant of Martha Carrier, when I saw some great reviews of this fictionalized account of her family's ordeal in the witch trials, I fe ...more
Dec 31, 2008
Oct 19, 2008
I, Robot
I want to like Cory Doctorow. Really, I do. But at the end of everything I read by him I feel kind of let down. I can't pinpoint why, and so I keep re ...more
May 25, 2009
May 26, 2009
1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
This book had been on my to read list for a while and just hadn't gotten around to finding a copy. I was on the T and a girl sat down next to me and p ...more
Jan 23, 2014
Feb 09, 2013
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
I picked this up for a book club read and started in without even reading the blurb. That left me particularly confused the first few chapters, but it ...more
Mar 04, 2014
Feb 20, 2014
The Windup Girl
We are thrown headfirst into the rich world Bacigalupi has created. A near future dystopia set in Thailand, where gene manipulation of crops and plagu ...more
Mar 15, 2010
Mar 07, 2010
I'm waffling on what rating to give this book. It started off well and I was enjoying the creepy folklore aspect to the story until about 3/4 of the w ...more
Nov 27, 2009
Nov 08, 2009
Avempartha (The Riyria Revelations, #2)
I am really enjoying this series!!!

I said this about The Crown Conspiracy, but it's's very light and fun, but the characters are very well d
Jul 12, 2009
Apr 05, 2009
The Crown Conspiracy (The Riyria Revelations, #1)
I really enjoyed this story. I was reading it on my Kindle, so I didn't realize how short it is. Which isn't a bad thing....It was nice to read a fant ...more
Apr 04, 2009
Mar 02, 2009
Secret Confessions of the Applewood PTA
3.50 may be a complete indulgence that I give this book 5 stars, but it was thoroughly entertaining. The characters are equally flawed, inspiring, ...more
Aug 23, 2008
Aug 13, 2008
Smoke and Mirrors
I really liked This eclectic collection of short stories by Neil Gaiman. What kept me from giving this 5 stars were several stories written in verse t ...more
Sep 16, 2008
Sep 11, 2008
100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's and Age-Related Memory Loss
The prospect of suffering from Alzheimer's terrifies me. It was heartbreaking to watch my grandfather deteriorate before his death. I am determined to ...more
Nov 02, 2010
Aug 16, 2010
The Kappa Child
"People say 'childhood' and 'adulthood' with such absolute conviction. Like they are two entirely separate rooms of the four-room bungalow of life. I ...more
Jul 16, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs, #1)
Altered Carbon certainly starts off with a bang.

The sci-fi premise of downloadable personalities was great and Morgan held my attention in this futur
Jul 04, 2010
Jun 30, 2010
Murder at the ABA
Up to now I had only read some of Asimov's science fiction work, so when I came across this mystery I didn't know what to expect, but thought I'd give ...more
Jun 06, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
For once I actually figured out the "whodunit" in an Agatha Christie mystery....though, for the life of me, I couldn't figure out the "howtheheckitwas ...more
Mar 19, 2010
Feb 25, 2010
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I really enjoyed Carolyn McCormick's narration of the audiobook. The story really drew me in. Since I only listen to audiobooks while I clean, I kept ...more
Aug 06, 2010
Jul 31, 2010
I liked the beginning of this novella. The language interested me, and I liked the main character....but towards the end it took a nose dive.

I don't k
Jun 08, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
It's funny when I finish a book and then come read the reviews only to find that a good portion of readers do not agree with me. It makes me go back a ...more
Jan 24, 2015
Dec 28, 2014
Night of the Living Trekkies
What a fun ride! Trekkies wielding bat'leths and tasers against zombies at a convention. I simply couldn't put it down.
Dec 26, 2010
Oct 20, 2010
Happy, Happy, Happy
I think that the appeal of this book is pretty limited to fans of "Duck Dynasty"

My family started watching this show last summer and have loved it. S
Jul 11, 2013
Jul 08, 2013
The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp, #1)
There were a lot of things I liked about this book, but also a few things I didn't like.

The Good:

1. The Fantasy Element - I was impressed with the dji
Sep 26, 2010
Apr 03, 2009
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
It's books like this that I fear are simply preaching to the choir, being read only by those who already "get it" and who identify with the subject.

Jul 2014
Apr 09, 2014
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
It did not take long for me to get engrossed in this book. I picked it up last night figuring I'd read a few pages to get started before going to slee ...more
Oct 25, 2010
Feb 19, 2009
Great House
It took a while to get a grasp of what was happening and what the connections were in this novel. Everything is told through memories and the narrator ...more
Oct 16, 2010
Sep 28, 2010
The Graveyard Book
This was a fun book to read with my 10 year old daughter. It takes a lot of the typical "scary story" elements and turns them around into the "safe" p ...more
Jul 19, 2010
May 20, 2009
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's
I am fascinated by the way other people think. Based on people's actions and reactions, it is clear that everyone's thoughts and perceptions are diffe ...more
Jun 14, 2014
May 01, 2014
The Help
What a wonderful book! I've tried three times to write a coherent review of this book. I just can't seem to find the words to express my thoughts and ...more
Apr 09, 2010
Mar 30, 2010
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