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The Sun Also Rises
3.82
Wow, this book was a dud. A handful of people traipse through France and Spain -- no, wait, they don't traipse, they more sort of slog, it's so dull a...more
Nov 2011
Nov 08, 2011
 
The Time Paradox: The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life
3.64
This book was pretty good, though it didn't have the tone I was expecting, like HOW to adjust your "time zone" if you feel you are a bit off. Personal...more
Dec 06, 2009
Dec 02, 2009
 
Hicksville
3.94
This was a strange story, sort of about comics, and sort of telling its own story. Maybe. I actually was really confused most of the time. I don't do...more
Jun 24, 2013
Jun 25, 2013
 
Kiss and Tell: A Romantic Résumé, Ages 0 to 22
3.53
I got this out of the graphic novel section of the library, because it looked like an interesting autobiographical comic. Well, I didn't like it. I'll...more
Jul 23, 2011
Jul 24, 2011
 
Madame Bovary
3.61
**spoiler alert** OK, I think I was supposed to read this in high school or did read it in high school, I can't remember -- but anyhow, somehow it got...more
Mar 09, 2010
Mar 09, 2010
 
Mutant Message Down Under
3.77
Read for book club. This may very well be the worst book I've ever read. It is ridiculous and made me angry on many levels.

*UPDATE! I just learned tha...more
Aug 10, 2010
Aug 10, 2010
 
Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary
3.66
I liked this book alright. I wasn't sure whether the drawings were purposefully subpar because they were supposedly drawn by a high-schooler, or just...more
Jun 21, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
 
French Milk
3.35
I had seen this book in a store, and then got my library to order it for me (and add it to their collection)! How cool is that? I'm glad I didn't buy...more
Jan 08, 2010
Jan 06, 2010
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.56
**spoiler alert** This book started out doubtful, got great, had a crazy convenient plot twist, and sort of got back to good again.

At first I doubted...more
Jul 2009
Jun 29, 2009
 
Water for Elephants
4.05
Next book for the book club. I was able to read this book pretty quickly, because it does have a style of "can't put it down." However, towards the en...more
Feb 24, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
 
Anne of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables, #6)
4.01
Well, I read this one, and I don't think I can really bear to read any more of them. The House of Dreams had me doubting already, but this one put me...more
Mar 2012
Apr 01, 2012
 
Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World
3.85
Congratulations, Rita Golden Gelman! You are the first author who has made me turn to the back cover while reading and repeatedly flick your author ph...more
Jun 18, 2012
Jun 12, 2012
 
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
3.54
**spoiler alert** First, the positive aspect of the book: the author does a good job of describing the emotions of being dumped. She was good at crush...more
Jul 08, 2009
Jun 29, 2009
 
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
3.95
This book club book was engaging for roughly the first half, then sort of fell apart for me. But still, it gets you thinking about going outdoors more...more
Jun 10, 2010
Jun 02, 2010
 
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
4.04
OK, I thought I read this book back in, oh, 5th grade, and thought it was really cool then. Well, I must have been thinking of a different book, becau...more
Sep 10, 2011
Aug 28, 2011
 
The Hornet's Nest
3.05
**spoiler alert** What a disappointment!!! I wasn't expecting great things from this book, but it was next up for the book club so I was obligated to...more
Apr 29, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
 
I Was Told There'd Be Cake
3.43
This was a pretty good book -- 2.75 stars. After the first few essays, I was digging it, thought it was funny, and wanted to keep reading. After a few...more
Dec 15, 2010
Dec 02, 2010
 
Husband-Coached Childbirth: The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth
3.59
Took out of the library because Bradley method has been recommended by friends, I want to learn more, but don't have the time or money for the 12-week...more
Oct 2010
Sep 29, 2010
 
Artichoke Tales
3.05
I will admit, I had no idea what was going on in this book, but I liked it! The story has a lot of jumping around in the past and present (I think), a...more
Jun 22, 2013
Jun 22, 2013
 
The Art of Racing in the Rain
4.15
My mom had given this to me, saying it was really good. I would say it was pretty good. I read the whole thing (over 300 pages) in 2.5 days, so it mus...more
Jun 21, 2010
Jun 02, 2010
 
Plenty
4.33
I had to return this to the library, but I did get a chance to try a couple recipes. It was funny, when I first opened it and looked at all the nice,...more
Feb 2013
Feb 21, 2013
 
Frankenstein
3.69
OK, we've all read Frankenstein, and somehow I got roped into choosing it for book club -- when it was MY pick this month! I just didn't have the ener...more
Nov 2010
Dec 02, 2010
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.91
I really liked this book! I thought the woman was a complete idiot in the beginning, but by the end, she seemed to have learned a lot. Also, she is a...more
May 08, 2013
May 10, 2013
 
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
3.96
This is the fascinating, TRUE story of the building of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, interlaced with the murders of a creepy serial killer who went t...more
Aug 16, 2009
Jul 27, 2009
 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3.82
Finally I like a book club book! This is really well-written as far as the author convincing you that his first-person story is that of an autistic ki...more
Jun 12, 2009
Jun 03, 2009
 
The Gift: A Novel
3.42
**spoiler alert** I had to read this for book club, and it was a total dud. "Tiresome" is a good word for it. Luckily it only took me about an hour an...more
Dec 04, 2009
Dec 02, 2009
 
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
4.06
I really liked this book, though not as much as the Faeries of Dreamdark books. I think it was the romance. Well, the romance was of course a main par...more
Mar 14, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
 
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
3.92
I just downgraded my review to one star because it occurred to me that I was dreading picking this one up every time I sat down to read (had to read i...more
Jul 30, 2011
Jul 21, 2011
 
The Night Circus
4.00
I started out liking this book, getting into it, sort of wondering what all the elements were going to add up to, and then I had to read it fast to pa...more
Oct 11, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
 
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
4.02
So, this was for book club, and I ended up skimming it. I don't even remember most of the reasons I disliked it, since I skimmed it awhile ago and jus...more
Jul 2009
Jun 29, 2009
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