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Share the Moon (Book 1)
4.30
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
 
The Lucky One
4.07
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
4.32
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
3.80
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)
4.23
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
4.13
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
3.89
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
not set
May 13, 2012
 
Chasing Harry Winston
3.27
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
 
Hunted (The Profiler, #1)
3.83
**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
 
Full Speed (Full #3)
3.77
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
not set
Sep 26, 2013
 
Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)
3.85
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
3.00
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)
4.16
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)
4.19
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
 
Hild
3.77
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
 
Forever
3.91
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)
3.96
See my review at www.brainmotes.com
Jan 15, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
 
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
3.70
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
not set
Apr 19, 2012
 
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe
3.66
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
 
Olive Kitteridge
3.71
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.
Stories
...more
Apr 10, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
 
The Peach Keeper
3.83
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
3.33
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
3.72
check out my review at www.brainmotes.com
Dec 19, 2012
Dec 04, 2012
 
How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines
3.63
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
 
What You Are Now Enjoying
4.09
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
3.44
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.
not set
Sep 20, 2012
 
Buck and Tangee: Things That Happened
4.33
Funny in a dry Midwestern kind of way. I particularly liked Chapter 3. I definitely recommend reading it.
not set
Feb 19, 2013
 
The Mayan Code: Time Acceleration and Awakening the World Mind
3.86
total pseudo-science. As a former biology major i just couldn't take the crazy assumptions.
Dec 19, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
 
The Captive Dove
4.50
Check out my review at www.brainmotes.com
not set
Mar 06, 2014
 
GMC: Goal, Motivation and Conflict: The Building Blocks of Good Fiction
4.47
Keep it by my side as I'm writing.
May 15, 2013
Aug 31, 2012
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