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Body Surfing
3.29
Why do I keep reading Anita Shreve? I can't explain this strange relationship I have with her characters. They are my guilty pleasure. More than the l...more
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Feb 14, 2008
 
MotherStyles: Using Personality Type to Discover Your Parenting Strengths
4.06
One of my favorite "mothering" books. Finally a book where I felt validated that I had an individual mothering style and more importantly that my sist...more
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Aug 07, 2008
 
Beach Girls
4.04
uggh and a pass. A quick mindless beach read for sure. I was heading to the sand and sun and wanted a "popcorn for the mind" book to escape with. I go...more
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Feb 15, 2008
 
Twilight
3.56
Kicking and screaming....I have added this to my list. Anything that has anything to do with vampires (or sorcerers, sorry Harry) just doesn't interes...more
Sep 2003
Apr 21, 2008
 
The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen
3.72
Just finished and smiled all the way through. Not having really studied Jane's life I was not bogged down with comparing reality to fiction. I just en...more
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Feb 14, 2008
 
Eat, Pray, Love
3.43


Wanted to like it...just couldn't get past the contrived experiences. Enjoyed the writing style but rolled my eyes at every chapter. She may have bee...more
May 17, 2012
Feb 01, 2008
 
The Handmaid and the Carpenter
3.23
Parts of this book I really enjoyed. I enjoyed reading a novel about the courtship of Mary and Joseph. I've always wondered about the details and hope...more
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Feb 14, 2008
 
Girl in Hyacinth Blue
3.68
Loved, loved this book. I wish I had known at the start, that each chapter was a essentially a short story, although they are of course, related by th...more
Jan 2008
Feb 13, 2008
 
The Glass Lake
3.85
Why have I read so many Maeve Binchy novels and then rate them all 3 stars? Because these are my beach reads! When sitting by the pool or sand, or dur...more
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Feb 15, 2008
 
One True Thing
3.97
I read this years ago, long before my parents or grandparents were aging and I liked it. I'm curious how poignant it would be now. I've lost all of my...more
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Apr 21, 2008
 
Broken for You
3.77
I wanted to LOVE this book...I did love the story, the writing, the characters. For me, it was page turner. However, the language was too offensive fo...more
Mar 31, 2008
Feb 01, 2008
 
Eleven on Top (Stephanie Plum, #11)
4.13
Just painful to read...I thought I'd try this bestseller book for a beach read on a trip. I could barely make it through...if I had had any other book...more
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Feb 13, 2008
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.92
I wish I could like this book. I love the idea of the book, although I usually don't pick anything that isn't based in reality. I just felt the sex an...more
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Feb 01, 2008
 
Quentins
3.85
Why do I keep reading Maeve Binchy and then give them all only 3 stars? Because, although I enjoy her and like to "escape" with her sometimes, I would...more
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Feb 15, 2008
 
Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
4.44
A must, must read. Truly, one of those books you just have to a pass on to your sister, your mother, your friend and say read this and you will will t...more
Jan 2008
Mar 31, 2008
 
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
4.20
Okay, so I read these 30 years ago...but I still remember the smile I had on my face while plowing through the set. Maybe it was the the beautiful box...more
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Feb 13, 2008
 
Q is for Quarry (Kinsey Millhone, #17)
3.85
Couldn't finish...Again, I tried a bestseller for a vacation....not interested in picking up any other book in this series. It wasn't bad, just didn't...more
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Feb 25, 2008
 
The Dogs of Babel
3.53
Although I loved portions of this book and the premise is very intriguing, I found it difficult to really suspend reality and follow the talking dog t...more
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Feb 13, 2008
 
As I Lay Dying
3.72
Would I love this book now? After 25 years? Hmm, maybe I should read it again and find out. I did love it in high school, but I might not have the pat...more
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Feb 13, 2008
 
Running With Angels
3.64
I am glad I read this book, but was it a powerful literary work? No. Maybe sometimes real life just isn't a work of art. However, because I identified...more
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Feb 14, 2008
 
Way to Be!: 9 Rules For Living the Good Life
4.62
One of the few men I trust to actually write a book on the 9 steps to being happy. My favorite: Be Still. That is the one I crave the most because I k...more
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Apr 21, 2008
 
The Heart of a Woman
4.16
Although I was excited to read this book, as I have seen Maya Angelou interviewed a few times, I was disappointed. I really like her writing style, I...more
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Feb 14, 2008
 
Quick as a Cricket
4.07
Our boys have all loved this book. This is a great read aloud book. The message that we are made up of many different emotions and characteristics is...more
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Feb 15, 2008
 
Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food
3.34
I've put off actually delving into this book, although it has been on my shelf for months. I've heard mixed reviews but I guess you can't go wrong wit...more
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Apr 21, 2008
 
A Short Guide to a Happy Life
3.95
The perfect gift book. And just a great little book. Keep it on the coffee table, the nightstand, bathroom counter...and remember why life is good!
not set
Feb 24, 2008
 
Confessions of a Slacker Wife
3.27
Not what I expected, but completely what I needed. LOL funny. I loved this book and really want to have lunch with the author. I'm just sooo curious.....more
Sep 30, 2008
Sep 11, 2008
 
Wives and Daughters
4.05
I haven't finished this...and it's been on my nightstand a while. The BBC mini series of this is wonderful...I actually cried!
Mar 31, 2008
Feb 01, 2008
 
Why I Jumped: My True Story of Postpartum Depression, Dramatic Rescue & Return to Hope
3.51
I couldn't put it down...a fast read. I didn't read it for it's literary merit, but am glad I read it.
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Aug 04, 2008
 
Plain and Simple: A Journey to the Amish
3.73
I just love this little gift book. Small, short, sweet and full of wonderful insights.
not set
Feb 14, 2008
 
Memoirs of a Geisha
4.03
Started on a plane to Japan and then visited Kyoto. Enough said. Of course, I loved it!
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Feb 14, 2008
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