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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
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 (Rodale Garden Book)
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 Series, #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
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
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
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)
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Jan 15, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
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
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
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
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
The Mayan Code: Time Acceleration and Awakening the World Mind
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
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Mar 06, 2014
GMC: Goal, Motivation and Conflict: The Building Blocks of Good Fiction
Keep it by my side as I'm writing.
May 15, 2013
Aug 31, 2012
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
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Dec 26, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
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May 18, 2012
Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft
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Dec 19, 2012
A Civil Action
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Mar 18, 2012
The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide To Staying Out of the Rejection Pile
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Mar 18, 2012
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Mar 18, 2012
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
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Mar 18, 2012
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