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Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
did not like it
Wow, am I in the minority with this one. I like cats, I like libraries, and I've even known a library cat or two. I didn't expect to rave about this b ...more
Nov 12, 2008
Nov 06, 2008
The Film Club: A Memoir
did not like it
I quit. I cannot stand to read any more. I had been looking forward to reading this and was very much hoping to include it in the library's blog, but ...more
May 10, 2008
Apr 30, 2008
The Kommandant's Girl (The Kommandant's Girl, #1)
it was ok
2 1/2 stars. My book group liked this much more than I did, though even fans admitted to being distracted by the frequent use of "okay" by a young wom ...more
Jun 2008
Feb 05, 2008
The Vacationers
did not like it
The kindest thing I can say is that I am not the audience for this book.
Jun 09, 2015
Jun 05, 2015
did not like it
Is my face red. I promoted this book during summer presentations, in spite of the fact I've grown skeptical of any work that claims to reinvent anothe ...more
Sep 22, 2013
Aug 18, 2013
How to Be a Grown-up
did not like it
Another entry in the comic/drama micro-trend centering on a 40-ish woman juggling life demands with modern workplace drama, often while lacking curren ...more
Aug 2015
Jul 29, 2015
Infected (Infected, #1)
did not like it
Well-plotted enough, I suppose, but most definitely NOT my kind of read. Incessant foul language, manic violence, graphic gore, and grating characters ...more
Aug 27, 2008
Aug 15, 2008
The Husband List
did not like it
Though my ratings reflect my personal opinion, I do try to ask myself, "who would like this and why?", especially if it isn't a book that was successf ...more
Feb 27, 2013
Feb 23, 2013
The Slow Regard of Silent Things (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2.5)
it was ok
Somewhere between two and three stars. I feel like a bit of a heel, but I also resent that feeling.

I’ll just state it baldly: I was disappointed. I ad
Oct 17, 2014
Jul 06, 2014
Ordinary Grace
it was ok
If one looks at this more as a tale of local color, one tragic summer, and an exploration of faith in terrible circumstances it improves a bit. Howeve ...more
Jan 13, 2015
Dec 16, 2014
The Scribe
it was ok
The idea of a post-Civil War Atlanta-set mystery with the first African American detective holds so much promise. Several professional reviews cite hi ...more
Oct 21, 2015
Oct 12, 2015
Ginny Moon
really liked it
It's been a while since a book has yanked my emotions around quite like Ginny Moon. I was charmed. I was annoyed. Saddened. Exasperated. Angry. Captiv ...more
May 22, 2017
May 10, 2017
S'Mother: The Story of a Man, His Mom, and the Thousands of Altogether Insane Letters She's Mailed Him
it was ok
I had hoped this would be a funny yet warm reflection on a wildly strange mother-son dynamic, and it starts out that way. It's not a long book, but af ...more
Nov 02, 2011
Oct 29, 2011
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
did not like it
Though I was asked to read this for work, I tried to approach it with an open mind. We serve readers of many different tastes, and there is no escapin ...more
Apr 11, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd (Flavia de Luce, #8)
really liked it
Flavia's back! I'd lamented her removal to Canada in the last book and how that affected the story world, but this was a return to form. (Gladys and D ...more
Aug 20, 2016
Aug 16, 2016
American Housewife: Stories
really liked it
Glad I waited to go on record with a response because my respect for and delight in this collection has only grown since I finished it weeks ago. It w ...more
Jan 17, 2016
Jan 06, 2016
The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Brontë (The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Brontë #1)
liked it
Thoroughly strains -- then snaps -- credibility of what a young woman such as Charlotte Brontë might do in extraordinary circumstances. As an avid fan ...more
May 26, 2008
Apr 30, 2008
Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: Wild Card (gn)
liked it
The story boasts many of the the best hallmarks of the prose series: it's entertaining, action-packed, clever, and populated with characters for whom ...more
Sep 18, 2016
Sep 18, 2016
The Hot Box
Zane *
did not like it
This was much more vulgar than erotic. We are periodically asked for Zane books, and we limit what we carry in the collection for several reasons. I c ...more
Nov 10, 2011
Nov 08, 2011
The Hate U Give
it was amazing
This book. This. Book. It has the power simultaneously to leave you speechless and to open a geyser of words. Provocative yet with an ease that seems ...more
Apr 10, 2017
Apr 09, 2017
The End of the Affair
really liked it
A fabulous performance of a layered masterwork. This is a story that could only be told with a first-person point of view, and the contradictions in M ...more
Oct 12, 2014
Oct 08, 2014
Body Movers (Body Movers, #1)
did not like it
What I thought would be a cute read (one I could suggest to Evanovich fans?) turned out not to be so. This is paced all wrong. Near the end of the fir ...more
Jun 09, 2009
Jun 09, 2009
Who Will Tell My Brother?
liked it
3.5 stars. Picked this as my #diversathon read because a) I need to go back to peppering YA in my book diet more often and b) I'm drawn to contemporar ...more
Jan 30, 2017
Jan 23, 2017
Go Set a Watchman
did not like it
A fascinating mess. [Fair warning: this runs on a bit.]

Having gone on record explaining I would take my time in an effort to read Watchman on its own
Jul 25, 2015
Jul 15, 2015
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
it was amazing
A roller-coaster of the heart, Eleanor Oliphant is a story I want to put in everyone’s hands. It starts out a different book than it becomes, but the ...more
Jun 05, 2017
May 23, 2017
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
really liked it
3.5 stars. Once upon a time it was unheard of for me to taste a series but not start with the first book. The very thought would unnerve me. For whate ...more
Jan 17, 2017
Jan 03, 2017
The Grownup
it was ok
Not a fan. The first sentence offers a clear litmus test of whether the reader will be put off or titillated by the blatant ribaldry. Page after page ...more
Nov 10, 2015
Nov 10, 2015
Underground Airlines
it was amazing
4.5 stars. This is an exciting, thought-provoking book, and it's unfair that it will likely be overshadowed by the similarly-timed release of Whitehea ...more
Jul 04, 2016
Jun 27, 2016
Between the World and Me
liked it
Disclaimer: my 3-star rating is not because I enjoyed or even admire this book, which will seem a harsh thing to say, but stay with me; it is precisel ...more
Sep 14, 2015
Jul 27, 2015
The Age of Miracles
really liked it
4.5 stars. A story full of wonder and impact. This is a remarkable book, and I found myself enveloped right from the start. The premise is imaginative ...more
Jun 10, 2012
Jun 04, 2012
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