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Inside Out & Back Again
4.06
{This review originally appeared on Clear Eyes, Full Shelves.}
I now understand
when they make fun of my name,
yelling ha-ha-ha down the hall
when they a
...more
May 2012
Apr 18, 2012
 
The Disenchantments
3.74
Some books snug up to my heart. They imprint themselves on me to the point where they become a personal experience, appealing to a part of me that wo...more
May 04, 2012
May 03, 2012
 
The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)
3.91
{This review original appeared on Clear Eyes, Full Shelves.}
I love a good mystery, so when Maureen Johnson takes it to another level creating her witt...more
May 07, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
 
Blackbringer (Dreamdark, #1)
4.07
I grew up with Disney versions of the famous Grimm collection of fairytales. Color, imagery, whimsey melded into a tapestry of beauty. I especially lo...more
Jun 15, 2012
May 30, 2012
 
Naoko: A Novel
3.78
I love Higashino's writing. With that said, this book I found disturbing. The premise is that Heisuke Sugita, a loving husband and father whose world...more
Aug 25, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
 
Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto
4.11
The last book I read was Anne Frank a graphic biography. It was incredible, so when I spied this book on the store shelves, I eagerly nabbed it as my...more
May 17, 2012
May 17, 2012
 
Heart of Palm
3.96
I put Smith's debut novel at the top of my list of my favorite books. It's set outside of St. Augustine, Florida in the fictional town of Utina, named...more
Aug 06, 2013
Aug 06, 2013
 
Because I Am Furniture
3.78
Not only are the verses in this book beautifully written with meaningful poetic devices, if you're inclined toward noting that sort of thing, the topi...more
May 09, 2012
May 07, 2012
 
Something like Normal
3.86
I read this book in a day. I couldn't pull myself away from it. The setting is Ft. Meyers, Florida and Afghanistan through a newly returned soldier's...more
May 24, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
 
Starry Nights
3.53
“What’s it like? That kind of love?’
I start to speak, to tell her what it’s like -- it’s like you can do anything. It’s like the stars exist for you,...more
Feb 10, 2014
Feb 10, 2014
 
The Firefly Dance
3.50

The title itself, The Firefly Dance, evokes an image of a warm summer evening — beautiful and breezeless. Fireflies flitter in the dusk like jewels ag...more
Feb 20, 2014
Feb 20, 2014
 
The Silver Star
3.61
Review as published on Clear Eyes Full Shelves.

Jeannette Walls’ latest novel, The Silver Star, opens with Jean, AKA Bean, recounting the story of how...more
Jun 12, 2013
Jun 12, 2013
 
Live by Night (Coughlin, #2)
3.84
First published on Clear Eyes Full Shelves
http://cleareyesfullshelves.com/blog/...

I’ve long been a fan of Dennis Lehane’s novels.
I was solidly hooked...more
Oct 29, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
 
Gone Girl
3.93
For an edited version of my review see
http://cleareyesfullshelves.com/blog/...

I admit to loving a good thriller, so when I picked up Gillian Flynn's G...more
Jan 13, 2013
Jan 13, 2013
 
When My Brother Was an Aztec
4.49
First reviewed on http://cleareyesfullshelves.com/blog/...

"A lot of the images that I’ve grown up with, that’s kind of how I filter the world, through...more
Nov 12, 2012
Nov 12, 2012
 
If You Find Me
4.06
Living alone in a national forest with their mother, cramped into a rusty old camper two girls have known only this life for ten years. The youngest,...more
Mar 26, 2013
Mar 26, 2013
 
Story of a Girl
3.67
Some books come into my life at a time when I truly get them, when they speak to me as if they're a dear friend reminding me of what truly matters in...more
Jun 24, 2012
Jun 24, 2012
 
Once Was Lost
3.68
This review was first published on Clear Eyes Full Shelves
http://cleareyesfullshelves.com/blog/...

A perfect flower graces the cover of Sara Zarr’s Onc...more
Oct 29, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
 
Sean Griswold's Head
3.82
In the first several pages of the bookI found myself thinking this was too young and immature for me! What a snob I can be. It wasn't long before I wa...more
Nov 29, 2012
Nov 29, 2012
 
Garden Spells
4.06
I purchased this book mainly because of its title. I love planting and tending to my flowers and shrubs so Garden Spells is something I believed I wou...more
Jan 02, 2014
Jan 02, 2014
 
Strings Attached
3.59
Kit Corrigan is a triplet whose mother died giving birth. She's a complex and fascinating character as are all of Blundell's creations in this book. K...more
Sep 14, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
 
Half Broke Horses
4.00
Lily was a spirited woman, a passionate teacher and talker who explained in great detail what had happened to her, why it had happened to her, what sh...more
Feb 15, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
 
Practice Makes Perfect
4.04
I am not usually a fan of love stories but this one is fantastic. It brings to mind a delightful movie and cast - You've Got Mail. Indeed this one wou...more
Feb 21, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
 
Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
3.94
First published clear eyes full shelves http://cleareyesfullshelves.com/blog/...

"You leaned back onto your elbows. As the sun set farther, the colors...more
Nov 12, 2012
Nov 12, 2012
 
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
3.74
This is not a book for everyone. It is a novel based on research about Zelda and her life and relationship with her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fowl...more
Jun 15, 2013
Jun 15, 2013
 
Into the Darkest Corner
4.11
I gave this one five stars, but do keep in mind it's not a five star for every reader. I loved the writing, which surprises me as I don't generally fo...more
Mar 23, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
 
The Storyteller
4.14
Originally reviewed on Clear Eyes, Full Shelves.

Some books etch themselves into my mind, become part of me, my experience, my emotions.

The ones that...more
Jan 2012
Mar 29, 2012
 
A Dog's Purpose
4.32
This review originally appeared on Clear Eyes, Full Shelves.

Before reviewing W.Bruce Cameron's A Dog's Purpose A Novel for Humans, I went to my trusty...more
Mar 2012
Apr 08, 2012
 
Everything Beautiful
3.68
This review originally appeared on Clear Eyes, Full Shelves.

Riley Rose. What a name and what a personality.

She’s complex, beguiling and difficult for...more
not set
Jul 08, 2012
 
Deadly Cool (Deadly Cool, #1)
3.89
Originaly reviewed on Clear Eyes, Full Shelves.

Books, I love them. So, who am I to judge whether a book is good or bad?

We’re all different so our tas...more
not set
Mar 29, 2012
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