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Share the Moon (Blue Moon Lake #1)
As other reviewers said, I enjoyed the more mature characters. They were well/rounded and realistic. Great sexual tension but no explicit sex. Wonderf ...more
Sep 02, 2014
Aug 07, 2014
Orphan Train
**spoiler alert** I admit that my heart sunk when I started reading and the book was in present tense. I'm not sure what the attraction is, but it's o ...more
Feb 06, 2015
Feb 02, 2015
The Lucky One
I'm not sure I've read a Nicholas Sparks book before, however I really liked the movie and thought I'd read the book. I believe Sparks has a good grip ...more
Jan 21, 2014
Jan 22, 2014
A Dog's Purpose
I read this for book club and was looking forward to it. I feel a bit guilty giving it such a low rating when everyone else (in my book club and on Go ...more
Jun 05, 2013
May 23, 2013
Starry Night
I read this for my book group. It was uniformly despised by the group. We even decided not to discuss it and talked about one member's trip to Alaska ...more
Dec 09, 2013
Dec 20, 2013
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)
I liked this better than the first in the series. Frankly I felt the writing was tighter and the characters better drawn than both Divergent and Hunge ...more
Oct 12, 2014
Oct 09, 2014
Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas
It was surprising to see that the copywrite on this book was 2001 since it was such an old fashioned romance. It has a typical theme for this genre: c ...more
Sep 03, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
Perennial Combinations: Stunning Combinations That Make Your Garden Look Fantastic Right From The Start
I could sit around and just page through this book. The pictures are beautiful and I have gotten a lot of ideas for my own garden as well as a friend' ...more
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May 13, 2012
Chasing Harry Winston
Adjectives that immediately come to mind: vapid and predictable. Has Ms. Weisberger gotten to the point that Jesse did? Her editor just yeses her? If ...more
Apr 15, 2012
Apr 13, 2012
Full Speed (Full #3)
Like another reader I wavered between 2 and 3 stars. It was an OK book. The heroine, Jamie, seemed to be Stephanie Plum warmed over. Since I didn't re ...more
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Sep 26, 2013
Hunted (The Profiler, #1)
**spoiler alert** Thought this was a solid mystery, lots of misdirection and the author kept me on my toes wondering who the perp was for the first ha ...more
Nov 10, 2014
May 15, 2014
Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)
A recommendation from my step-mother, I have had this book for well over a year. It is one of the few books I've read where I got most of the way thro ...more
May 02, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
The Weight
This was a tough one to rate because I didn't finish the book. While I liked it and thought it was an original take on the subject of getting over tra ...more
Jul 18, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Not as good as the first, definitely a bridge book. The ending got me hooked and I did buy Allegiant. From a writer's perspective, this book is the po ...more
Jul 29, 2014
Aug 07, 2014
When You Dare (Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #1)
Pretty typical romance plot and except for a few holes, it held together well. I figured out the who dunnit quickly. Good character development for th ...more
Jan 02, 2014
Dec 29, 2013
I'm not generally a historical fiction fan, but I enjoyed this book. The author did a great job creating tension, particularly in the last third of th ...more
Aug 20, 2014
Nov 14, 2013
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
This was a fun read. I thought the author did a great job addressing classic creatures, witches and vampires, with out making them tropes. The histori ...more
Mar 15, 2015
Dec 23, 2013
Even with only a couple hundred pages left, I just can't make myself finish reading this huge rambling uninspired tome. Time is just too precious and ...more
Jun 05, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
Deadly Sins (The Callahans, #2)
See my review at
Jan 15, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe
I thought this book was interesting and told a compelling story. However, it was told in a weirdly childlike tone and made the main character, Kamila, ...more
Jul 09, 2013
Apr 05, 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
The overall premise and plot line are good, however, the writing and character development are not. I am on the fence as to whether I will read the su ...more
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Apr 19, 2012
Olive Kitteridge
What I learned as a writer:
From chapter 1- the voice of a character should be so strong it that it comes through even another character's POV.
Apr 10, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
The Peach Keeper
Beautifully drawn characters and scenes. The ending was strangely anticlimatic and a little too pat.
May 15, 2013
May 01, 2013
Content Rich: Writing Your Way to Wealth on the Web
I usually stop reading books because I absolutely can't stomach them. This one is good and has great information about SEO writing and website buildin ...more
May 13, 2014
Dec 20, 2013
Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
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Dec 19, 2012
Dec 04, 2012
How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines
This book reminded me of all the stuff I learned (and forgot) about literature in school. Strangely, it informed my writing more than my reading. It's ...more
May 2014
Mar 09, 2014
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
It was good but it alternated between beating me over the head with a concept and being inscrutable. I don't know if I loved it enough to read the sec ...more
Jan 11, 2015
May 15, 2014
What You Are Now Enjoying
This is embarrassing, but I can't even rate this book because I lost it. Cannot find it anywhere. I hope I do, as I only read one story and it was sig ...more
Aug 06, 2014
Jun 04, 2013
Super Sad True Love Story
Just don't care what happens to the characters. There are too many good books out there to waste my time on one that is meh.
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Sep 20, 2012
Buck and Tangee: Things That Happened
Funny in a dry Midwestern kind of way. I particularly liked Chapter 3. I definitely recommend reading it.
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Feb 19, 2013
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