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Survival Lessons
3.88
Alice Hoffman is a fine writer and a personal favorite. So it wouldn't be any surprise to learn that her latest release Survival Lessons is well-writt...more
Oct 13, 2013
Oct 09, 2013
 
Breaking Through: Catholic Women Speak for Themselves
4.23
Breaking Through is definitely a thought-provoking book. Editor and contributor Helen M. Alvare has gathered a group of today's woman who are intent o...more
Oct 02, 2012
Oct 01, 2012
 
The Man Without a Country
3.66
This story has stayed with me for many years. As a young reader, I devoured all the slip-covered Heritage Press books lining our bookshelves--and ther...more
Oct 12, 2013
Oct 13, 2013
 
2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love
4.19
Let's face it. If you're a writer and the promise of doubling your daily word count is dangled in front of you, curiosity alone will get the best of y...more
Oct 06, 2013
Oct 06, 2013
 
Drawing on the Power of Resonance in Writing
4.03
This is a short book on a big subject and one that definitely deserves to be read by writers. Farland provides a pretty detailed look at how Tolkien d...more
Oct 2013
Oct 06, 2013
 
Moby-Dick (Ignatius Critical Edition) (Kindle Edition)
3.40
MOBY DICK book proved to be full of surprises. First, I loved it. Frankly, I'd stayed as far away from Moby Dick as I could for more decades than I ca...more
Oct 13, 2013
Sep 27, 2012
 
To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction
4.00
I have long admired Philip Lopate and consider his introduction to his now famous collection The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Clas...more
Oct 08, 2013
Jun 07, 2013
 
Xingu
3.98
This is one funny book. Read it today as part of The Classics Club Readathon. I laughed and chuckled my way through from the first to the last page. H...more
Jan 05, 2013
Jan 05, 2013
 
Write a Kindle Bestseller: How to Write, Format, Publish, and Market a Kindle Bestseller
3.10
I enjoy reading Barb Asselin's books. This is a very clear, step-by-step guide that takes you through the process of getting your book onto the Kindle...more
Mar 05, 2014
Mar 10, 2014
 
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
4.08
Jackson's book finally came off the nearest TBR stack for the April 2012 Dewey's Readathon. I was surprised at how quickly and deftly Jackson managed...more
Apr 22, 2012
Apr 22, 2012
 
The Roots of Obama's Rage
4.10
D'Souza presents an interesting and provocative perspective, one I hadn't even considered, and one that does present at least one explanation for some...more
Oct 16, 2012
May 22, 2012
 
Full Dark, No Stars
3.98
Feel like reading something in a short form today so this quartet collection might be the one. Hadn't seen it before and found it yesterday in the bar...more
Aug 04, 2012
Jul 22, 2012
 
Easy as Pie: Delicious Homemade Pie Recipes Your Family Will Love
4.29
I enjoyed this book. I picked up during the holiday season and found it to be a helpful review of pie-making skills.
Jan 15, 2014
Mar 10, 2014
 
Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes
3.66
A quick, sometimes humorous, read by a great writer. Short book, too. Worth reading. (I plan to add more later.)
Jan 06, 2013
Jan 06, 2013
 
Writing 21st Century Fiction: High Impact Techniques for Exceptional Storytelling
4.43
Now this is a terrific book to read if you have any plans of writing fiction in the 21st century. It doesn't hurt that this came along at just the rig...more
Oct 07, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
 
Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading
3.51
Loved this book. Read it in one day. I'll write more later as there are so many things going on in my head as a result of the reading but for now know...more
Jul 05, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
 
The Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan
4.18
Review to come.
May 27, 2012
May 26, 2012
 
Drood
3.45
If you love Charles Dickens, delight in Wilkie Collins's Moonstone, succumb to the treasures found in historical fiction, and are a lover of the class...more
Oct 31, 2012
Jul 22, 2012
 
Memories of a Catholic Girlhood
3.71
Well, all I can say is thank heavens I am finished with this book. I'll be writing more later but I found this to be a difficult read with a confirmed...more
Jul 04, 2012
May 28, 2012
 
Zen in the Art of Writing
4.10
I love this book and have read it a number of times. Given the latest news of Bradbury's death, I'm going to remember him as I reread this classic one...more
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Apr 22, 2012
 
Magnificat Year of Faith Companion
4.20
Great year-long read for the official Year of Faith but I plan to continue to dip into these pages and encourage others to use it for any year.
Dec 31, 2013
Oct 23, 2012
 
Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses
3.87
Review to come.
Apr 28, 2013
May 22, 2012
 
Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park, #1)
3.86
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Apr 22, 2012
 
Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems
3.70
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May 22, 2012
 
Ahab's Wife, Or, The Star Gazer
4.01
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May 22, 2012
 
How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy
3.89
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Apr 22, 2012
 
Characters and Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing)
4.06
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May 22, 2012
 
Insect
5.00
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May 22, 2012
 
Not Enough Indians: A Novel
2.81
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May 22, 2012
 
Your Eight Year Old: Lively and Outgoing
3.91
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May 22, 2012
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