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Educating Caroline
This book was simultaneously silly and predictable as well as fun and engaging. There is really nothing original in most romance novels. They follow t...more
Jan 17, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
Hop on Pop
I can recall reading this Dr. Seuss book for the first time and feeling so much pride. It was the first "real" book I was able to read on my own. Now...more
Nov 2009
Nov 01, 2009
50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior
This is a book that everyone should read because it will surprise you to find out how much of what you "know" is wrong. Lilienfeld's writing style is...more
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
Although this is billed as Marr's first foray into adult novels, this still has a very YA feel with its focus on a young woman coming into her power a...more
May 31, 2011
May 11, 2011
Insatiable (Insatiable, #1)
I loved Meg Cabot's modern take on Dracula. She has plenty of references to the traditional tale as well as a good amount of funny criticism of the co...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 20, 2011
The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great (Knights' Tales, #1)
This is a very funny telling of the Lancelot tales. Lancelot has several funny quirks, like a penchant for naps and super shiny armor. The chapters ar...more
Jun 03, 2009
Jun 03, 2009
Little Bee
Little Bee the book that made me really frustrated. I loved Little Bee the character right off the bat. Her story and her narrative voice were really...more
May 31, 2011
May 12, 2011
Royal Blood (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #4)
After reading Royal Flush I was really ambivalent about reading more in this series. However, I was swayed by the cover art and the book blurb into fo...more
Sep 13, 2010
Sep 09, 2010
The Darkest Secret (Lords of the Underworld, #7)
Seven books into Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series and the stories and characters are still so engaging. This story picks up with the co...more
May 02, 2011
Apr 21, 2011
The Darkest Whisper (Lords of the Underworld, #4)
What can I say about this book. It's not highbrow, but it is entertaining. The series is a nice blend of mythology, romance, and action. This fourth b...more
Oct 21, 2009
Oct 21, 2009
The Sparrow (The Sparrow, #1)
In the interview in the reader's guide accompanying the paperback edition of the novel, Russell states the moral of The Sparrow to be "Even if you do...more
May 25, 2009
Jan 29, 2009
Dragon Bones (Hurog, #1)
I did a happy dance when my library got in this reprinted edition of Briggs' earlier work. Like all of her books, this is a thoroughly engaging tale....more
Jun 07, 2010
Jun 06, 2010
The Girl in the Arena
What a disappointment! I picked this up because of a review I saw here on goodreads and had high hopes for it. The concept of a neo-gladiator culture...more
Dec 21, 2009
Nov 11, 2009
Eat, Pray, Love
I could see how some people would really like this book. But I am not one of those people. I didn't find anything particularly uplifting about her str...more
Feb 2009
Jan 23, 2009
The Serpent's Tale (Mistress of the Art of Death, #2)
This was not as good as Mistress of the Art of Death. Part of the problem was how redundant it was with the previous. Franklin kept rehashing the past...more
Feb 07, 2010
Dec 06, 2009
Duchess By Night (Desperate Duchesses, #3)
The cover of this book makes it look like it is total trash. Yet surprisingly James does a nice job of writing witty, well rounded characters and thro...more
Jul 10, 2009
Jul 13, 2009
Last Kiss Goodnight (Otherworld Assassin, #1)
I really like the worlds that Gena Showalter creates; however, I felt a little lost in this world. It claims to be the first in a new series, which wa...more
Mar 05, 2013
Mar 04, 2013
Song of the Sparrow
Tales of the knights of the round table abound, but women are often given short shrift. Here Sandell tries to rectify that by focusing her tale on Ela...more
Jul 11, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
Tigers in Red Weather
It isn't uncommon to arrive at a point in life and wonder, "How did I get here?" Tigers in Red Weather is a novel that tries to show us how one family...more
Jul 15, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
What You Wear Can Change Your Life
I love Trinny and Susanna's straight talking style, but this book was not my favorite. The color section wasn't useful because it only had little pain...more
Feb 08, 2010
Feb 08, 2010
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
After plodding through the over 970 pages of this book I have to say I was disappointed. The story is at many times unfocused and/or repetitive. Some...more
Dec 17, 2008
Dec 05, 2008
The Last Dragonslayer (The Last Dragonslayer, #1)
This book had a lot of what I loved and missed about Jasper Fforde. The world is quirky, the characters odd, and the plot bizarre. He managed to weave...more
Mar 07, 2013
Sep 27, 2012
Ghosthunters #1: Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost: Ghosthunters #1
My son loved this book, but I bumped it down to 4 stars because I thought that some of the name calling was unnecessary, lots of names like stupid and...more
Jul 2009
Aug 03, 2009
Omens (Cainsville, #1)
This is an interesting start to a new series, but was trying too hard to be mysterious at times. I read in the author's note that Armstrong want the r...more
Jan 13, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
If you do not want to be utterly addicted and unable to put your book down, don't read this book. This is one of the most compelling, page turning boo...more
Oct 28, 2009
Sep 06, 2009
The Flexitarian Diet: The Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier, Prevent Disease, and Add Years to Your Life
This book could be boiled down to one sentence: To be healthy, eat less meat. In terms of practical information or real in-depth nutritional informati...more
Apr 03, 2009
Mar 24, 2009
Ashes of Honor (October Daye, #6)
I don't know how to rate this book. I loved the Toby/Tybalt part of this book. I didn't love the rest of the book. The plot felt stale. How many times...more
Sep 17, 2012
Nov 23, 2011
Awaken Me Darkly (Alien Huntress, #1)
This is one of Showalter's earlier works and I can't say that I liked. Although the world she creates is interesting, the plot was cliched and shallow...more
Mar 19, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
Nina Garcia's Look Book: What to Wear for Every Occasion
The target audience for this book is someone who is clearly urban, young (or unwilling to admit being over 30) and not really settled in her career or...more
Dec 2010
Dec 18, 2010
The Luxe (Luxe, #1)
The Luxe is sumptuous soap opera style drama set at in turn of the century (19th/20th that is) New York. Although slightly predictable in the way that...more
Sep 06, 2009
Jul 15, 2009