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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
I really liked this book, almost gave it 5 stars,if I continue to think about it as much, I will change to 5 stars. By far the best book I read in '08 ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 14, 2009
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
I read this book as a pre-teen in the mid 1950's.It is one of my favorites, maybe my favorite.
Great insight into Mother-daughter relationship as wel
Jul 13, 2011
Jan 26, 2008
The Lacuna
First book I paid more than 0.99 cents for on my new Christmas Kindle.
There is a lot about Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and Trotsky during the protaga
Feb 18, 2010
Feb 03, 2010
Whistling In the Dark
A book I had heard nothing about, really liking it so far.
This was a fun, funny at times, sweet book. Primarily about 2 sisters(there are 3) growing
Jun 22, 2009
Jun 17, 2009
The Given Day (Coughlin #1)
It took me 6 weeks to read this book, but, I am glad I did.
1 thing I LOVED about "The Given Day", was there was a cast of characters in the begnning
Dec 08, 2008
Oct 14, 2008
The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder
Random Thoughts about ""Crowning Glory"--

Love the southern dialect writing, find myself drawling more (in my mind , when I talk to myself)I wonder if
Jul 20, 2009
Jun 12, 2009
The Appeal
I have read most of Grisham's books, but, not in a while. I kind've consider his books, "junk food" for the mind.
As always, with Grisham it was a fa
Feb 04, 2009
Feb 11, 2009
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
I have been interested in addiction for decades. This book by the Father of a multi sunstance abuse user and Meth addict is wonderful.

I worked in Men
Mar 07, 2009
Feb 13, 2009
Eat, Pray, Love
I just LOVED this book, think I have to add it to my "Top ???" something list. While I was reading it I wanted to buy it for ALL my friends and girl- ...more
Feb 2008
Jan 25, 2008
The Children's Book
Hmmmmmm, LOTS of (English from England) words and phrases I was not familiar with.
Interesting info about the Arts and Ctafts Movement. Fabian Societ
Jan 28, 2011
Jan 14, 2011
The Goldfinch
It took me all of April to read this 700 page book (Book Club), lively discussion in Book Club it will stay with me , I can't say how I feel about it ...more
Apr 30, 2014
Jun 05, 2014
Mommy's Little Girl
Ooooh, I hate to admit it , but, since I heard of this sad case, I have been really interested in it. Now I verge on obsession with T.V coverage, boo ...more
Jun 28, 2011
Jun 24, 2011
The Enchantress of Florence
This was a VERY difficult book for me to read !!! I really didn't even know how to rate it : somewhere between "didn't like it and liked it".
The nam
Sep 25, 2008
Sep 05, 2008
Lost in Shangri-la: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
I don't know why I seem to be going against the tide with my opinions about the last 2 books I have read. Unbroken and then this one.
They are kind'v
May 20, 2011
May 10, 2011
A Woman Called Fancy
Don't know what in the world I would think about this and all the other Frank Yerby books I read about 1956 or was it '59, I know these would be "Rom ...more
Jul 04, 1958
Jun 02, 2009
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home
This is the third time I have tried to do this little review !!! If anyone can tell me how to quit losing them I would appreciate it.I click on "prev ...more
Sep 2010
Sep 29, 2009
Home Safe
This is the second of Berg's books I have read. I would like to rate it 3.5 stars.(I also read "We Are All Welcome Here").
Her books feel quiet and sub
Jul 31, 2009
Jul 25, 2009
Push Kitty
This was one of my middle daughters favorite books. I belive the pictures were by Garth Williams, I remember the pictures but not the story except I t ...more
Jan 29, 1972
Dec 22, 2008
Little Bee
I expected to HATE this book, because some of my reading buddies did NOT like it at all, and others seemed lukewarm about it. However, I think Little ...more
Aug 09, 2010
Jun 22, 2010
Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1)
Nothing fancy about the writing. Kind've like an interesting overview of the history of years 1914 -1920. This was an era I knew very little about. B ...more
Nov 10, 2010
Oct 16, 2010
Children of God (The Sparrow, #2)
Loved it, religious perspective was refreshing and reassuring in a nondogmatic way.
About 50 pages of this book were a slog for me to get through. Al
Nov 19, 2011
Nov 14, 2008
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Read to my granddaughter this afternoon. Thought it would NEVER end. (To be fair , I was in a hurry). It wont be one I suggest, will read if she asks ...more
not set
Dec 08, 2008
My Name is Mary Sutter
Very vivid descriptions of medical/nursing education and care during the Civil War.Interesting history of early civil war period and the beginnings o ...more
Sep 17, 2010
Sep 15, 2010
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
I STARTED this book, hated it, didn't finish.....I can't figure out how to get it off my "Read" shelf and onto ONLY the couldn't finish shelf.
Jan 2008
Jul 18, 2009
Hangman (Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus, #19)
Didn't think much of it, both Faye Kellerman and John Sanford whom I used to read EVERY book, just don't hold my intetrest on my most recent tries.
not set
Jul 12, 2011
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
I liked it more that 3 stars, sometimes the ratings just dont seem adequate.I read the trilogy, one after another So the series as a whole was at lea ...more
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 19, 2011
White Trash Cooking
My Mother introduced me to this gem and thought it was the funniest thing she ever saw, I treasure her copy !
not set
Mar 22, 2009
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Excellent in EVERY way !! I couldn't put it down, reads more luike a novel than non-fiction . Highly reccomended.
Apr 17, 2010
Apr 17, 2010
Boy's Life
Loved this coming of age book !!! I have talked about itto my grandsons and it remains on my mind. There is magical raealism (as I understand that phr ...more
May 05, 2013
May 17, 2013
Wicked Prey (Lucas Davenport, #19)

It is like a talk with an old friend for me, to read John Sanford/Lucas Davenport.
not set
Jun 19, 2011
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