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The Greenhouse
I just read another review that mentioned this book was quiet. Exactly. This book is quiet. Part of it takes place in a monastery, and that's how this...more
Nov 02, 2012
Nov 01, 2012
A Carrion Death (Detective Kubu, #1)
Kubu (hippopotamus) is a very likeable detective. Even though I didn't enjoy this mystery as much as I have others I've read from foreign locations th...more
Nov 13, 2012
Aug 10, 2012
Loving Frank
I had to postpone reviewing this until I was less upset about it. It's not the ending, which is fairly accurate to history, so anybody that googles Fr...more
Apr 17, 2012
Apr 05, 2012
A Billion Reasons Why
This was one of those books where I wanted to reach through the pages and slap everybody silly. That frustrating.
I pretty much hated every character...more
Sep 23, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
So Long a Letter
I just finished this book and I'm still basking in its warmth. I haven't liked a book this much in a while and I'm feeling so much love for women all...more
Oct 21, 2012
Sep 21, 2012
People of the Book
This book was entertaining enough to keep me listening for 10+ hours. This doesn't happen very often.
I won't go into the plot, which is thoroughly des...more
Nov 05, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
Nobody's Fool
I'm ashamed to say, I couldn't get through this book. I loved Empire Falls! And yes, I still enjoy Richard Russo's writing, but in this book, nothing...more
Feb 20, 2013
Jun 21, 2012
The Man Who Loved Pride and Prejudice: A modern love story with a Jane Austen twist
A couple of years ago, when this book had a different name I started reading it. And now I know why I never finished it that time. I really enjoyed th...more
May 11, 2011
Apr 06, 2012
The Time in Between
I've had this chunky book sitting on my nightstand for a couple of years, but it's volume scared me. Not because I don't enjoy long books...on the con...more
Feb 18, 2014
Apr 20, 2012
Cutting for Stone
This book had evertything in it that I could wish. It was a compilation of my top subjects: exotic locations, different cultures, several generations...more
Apr 11, 2011
Mar 16, 2012
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
If you are a fan of science and history, you will really enjoy this book. I can't remember a book that I bookmarked so much to remember all the intere...more
Jul 25, 2014
May 31, 2012
Plum Wine
The heroine of this book is an American woman living in Japan. The story depicts her life there, her relationship with a Japanese woman who recently p...more
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Apr 06, 2012
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie, thank you for writing a YA book that is not a trilogy.
I have never, at least to my knowledge, read a book written by a Native American...more
May 20, 2013
May 22, 2013
How I Live Now
This book is about a dystopian future and some young adults faced with a war/terrorist act. Actually, it was very eery that they kept referring to it...more
Aug 16, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
The Book of Tomorrow
I really enjoyed this book, I couldn't put it down until I finished it. But afterwards I thought about it and I don't really know why I enjoyed it so...more
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Apr 05, 2012
The Girl Who Chased the Moon
I really enjoyed this book. It seems the more I read by this author, the more I like her books. It started with Garden Spells, which I enjoyed but did...more
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Apr 06, 2012
Short Stories: The Thoroughly Modern Collection
I have mixed feelings about compilations of short stories.
On the one hand, short stories are great for when you don't have time to commit to longer b...more
Sep 20, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
The Gendarme
I'm torn, and don't know how to rate this book. I liked it, don't take me wrong. The first half of the book, through dreams/memories, we get parts of...more
May 18, 2012
May 14, 2012
Angelina's Bachelors: A Novel with Food
I may have given this book 3 stars if I had read it, instead of listened to. The voice of the reader really drove me crazy (languid an growly), and I'...more
May 2012
Apr 27, 2012
Little Bee
I see the reviews for this book are all over the place. There's the intense "likes", the "eh's" and the "hated it". I haven't seen this much polarizat...more
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Apr 05, 2012
What the Moon Saw
I wanted to read another book by Laura Resau but my library didn't have it, and I got this one instead. Good introduction to this author. It's a comin...more
Jun 27, 2012
Jun 21, 2012
Winter Garden
Lioness. That's what this author calls women that go through unthinkable perils and will do anything to protect those around her. It's a perfect descr...more
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Apr 05, 2012
The Secret Piano: From Mao's Labor Camps to Bach's Goldberg Variations
I keep coming back to China. In books, I mean. It is fascinating and horrifying to read about life during Mao’s regime, and the Cultural Revolution. Z...more
Jan 11, 2013
Dec 31, 2012
After the Fog
I didn't give up after 99 pages and I'm glad. It's hard to get past the first part of the book since Nurse Rose is not exactly likeable. She's so busy...more
May 29, 2014
May 27, 2014
Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt
3.5 stars
I admit I started writing a review half way through the book, explaining why I wouldn't be finishing it. For about the first half of the book...more
Sep 28, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
Picnic at Hanging Rock
This book was interesting, I see it was super famous at some point, but I had never heard about it or the movie, My mom sent it to Spanish. If...more
May 06, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy, #1)
This book was sent to my by the author.
It's not a typical read for me, and I can't even explain why, as I love spy movies (Bourne Identity, Mission Im...more
May 05, 2013
Apr 30, 2013
The Lighthouse Land (Lighthouse Trilogy, #1)
Very entertaining story of a an American boy traumatized by the loss of a limb to cancer. His mom inherits a lighthouse in Ireland and they decide to...more
Nov 20, 2012
Nov 09, 2012
The White Rhino Hotel
This book is a dangerous safari, kinky sex and cheese-making all rolled in one. After the first few chapters in which I couldn’t really connect to any...more
Jun 08, 2012
May 18, 2012
The Last Letter
Throughout this book I kept thinking this is like a dark (very dark) Laura Ingalls Wilder book.
Once again I'm reminded that my life is way too easy....more
Jan 24, 2013
Jan 03, 2013
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