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Their Eyes Were Watching God
What I blogged: Their Eyes Were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston is, I think, a "coming-of-age" story. Though it covers a period of time over thirty...more
Apr 2007
Oct 23, 2008
Laddie: A True Blue Story
Laddie: A True Blue Story by Gene Stratton-Porter is a hefty book. It is so full of details that you can't possibly try to zip through it. It also ser...more
May 2007
Oct 23, 2008
The Secret Life of Bees
What I blogged:
"The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd is fabulous!! Sadly "The Mermaid Chair" is not--so if you read "The Mermaid Chair" and didn...more
Jun 2006
Jan 24, 2008
Three Weeks With My Brother
What I blogged: "Three Weeks With My Brother" by Nicholas Sparks needs to be edited. There are way too many filler words. Favorite words and phrases u...more
Jun 2007
Oct 23, 2008
Expecting Adam
It really deserves a 3.75 stars, but I can't quite bring myself to give it four stars. This was an interesting look at birth. Martha Beck writes of ex...more
Dec 2003
Oct 23, 2008
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
What I blogged: "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story" by Ben Carson - essentially it's a biography. A remarkable, page-turning, fast-reading, mind-grip...more
Nov 2006
Oct 23, 2008
Emily Post's Etiquette
When I first read this I would've given it probably 1.5 stars, but it stays with you, all this random information and I found that my personality impr...more
Dec 2004
Oct 23, 2008
This book was really well written, I just didn't find the story very compelling. Probably because I read it very, very quickly. There's some subject m...more
Oct 2003
Oct 23, 2008
The Persian Pickle Club
This is a really fun book for book clubs to read. Set during the Depression era in Kansas this book follows the story of Queenie Bean - and the Persia...more
Mar 2005
Oct 23, 2008
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
This is another book I'll have to go back and read all the way through. Rape is not something I handle well, I have night tares and daytime imaginings...more
Nov 2003
Oct 23, 2008
The heroine in this book is hilarious! If you had any sort of a difficult time in High School - for any reason - you'll relate. It is because of the h...more
Nov 2008
Oct 20, 2008
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The relationship between Francie Nolan and her Mother hit too close to home for my comfort. Thinking about this book just reminds me of the first time...more
Sep 2000
Oct 23, 2008
The Giant Joshua
I did not like this book. I slammed it shut more than once. About polygamy and the myriad ways relationships touch our lives there was nothing wrong w...more
Jun 2004
Oct 23, 2008
Chocolat (Chocolat, #1)
All Joanne Harris books are centered around a character who is haunted by the past, usually childhood. Her writing is as precise as the brick settings...more
Jan 2005
Jan 24, 2008
I Capture the Castle
I like books to wrap up with all loose ends tied up. The narrator of this novel doesn't like things to end that way - and she doesn't end them that wa...more
Feb 2006
Oct 23, 2008
Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life
I can't rate this because I know my preconceptions about the style C.S. Lewis would write in interfered with my reading. Sometime if I read it again I...more
Nov 2004
Oct 23, 2008
My Sister's Keeper
Your heart breaks over and over again as you read this and then it sends you reeling. At least that was my experience. Don't worry though, there's som...more
May 2006
Oct 23, 2008
The Westing Game
Read it on a lazy afternoon or a stormy night. It's a quick read. Or you can dip into it over a few weeks if you can handle the suspense - would be gr...more
Feb 2004
Jun 10, 2008
Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
I had never read Maya Angelou's works. This was an enjoyable read, though much more suited for the coffee table than book club - unless you have a poe...more
Jan 2004
Oct 23, 2008
The Kitchen God's Wife
This was the first serious adult novel I ever read. I didn't get all the way through it, when I feel up to the challenge I'll read it again.
Sep 2003
Oct 23, 2008
My Name Is Asher Lev
Even though I didn't much like this novel I can't conscionably give it any rating less than five stars, it's that well written.
Oct 2004
Oct 23, 2008
Pride and Prejudice
If you haven't read it, read it. There are at least 800 spin-offs of her story milling about in books or movies, so read the original.
Mar 1999
Jan 24, 2008
The Bronze Bow
More like 3.5 stars. Another one of those really well-written, thought provoking books that didn't resonate with me personally.
Aug 2003
Jun 10, 2008
Someone Is Hiding on Alcatraz Island
I was traveling and things were crazy, I don't remember what I thought or if I read it all the way through - or not.
Aug 2006
Oct 23, 2008
Madame Bovary
She just bugged me, the character that is. So I didn't like the book, since it was about her. The writing is good though.
May 2005
Oct 23, 2008
Jacob Have I Loved
More like 3.5 stars. Parts of this book continually resurface in my mind. Maybe one day I'll read it again.
Feb 2005
Oct 23, 2008
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
It really is a well-written book and it has a thought-provoking premise, it just didn't resonate with me.
Sep 2006
Jun 10, 2008
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
It's a good book, maybe I just wasn't in the mood to read it at the time. I don't know.
Apr 2005
Oct 23, 2008
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
The ending is anti-climatic but otherwise this book is a satisfying and intelligent read.
Dec 2005
Oct 23, 2008
Crossing to Safety
It's a very bittersweet novel. An excellent book - that rubbed me the wrong way somewhere.
Nov 2005
Oct 23, 2008
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