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Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why
3.88
I wish there were a 1/2 star method, because I didn't quite like this up to 4 stars, but I liked it more than 3.

The book was not quite what I expected...more
Jun 2007
May 24, 2007
 
The Witch of Cologne
3.64
There were elements of this story that I really liked. It managed to pique a latent interest in Kabbalah, and add further fuel to my growing interest...more
May 2007
May 24, 2007
 
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
3.96
It's hard to say just what this book was - there was history, there was true crime, and there was engineering -- all coming together in Chicago right...more
Aug 2007
May 24, 2007
 
Born to Rule: Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria
4.03
I enjoyed this book - it was a fascinating glimpse at the intertwined and separate lives of these five women.

At times, however, I was disappointed at...more
May 2007
May 24, 2007
 
E=mc²: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
4.06
This was an increadibly engaging, abosorbing, and fully readable book for so esoteric a subject.

The author broke down each element of the equation de...more
Sep 2007
May 24, 2007
 
Plain Truth......Featuring A Readers Club Guide
3.95
I've read one other Picoult book, and may well read more. She doesn't write high literature but she's a talented author in that she manages to create...more
Sep 2007
May 24, 2007
 
Lisey's Story
3.59
I read this after it was recommended by a friend, and very much enjoyed it.

I really liked Lisey as a titular character - in particular because King d...more
Oct 2007
Sep 14, 2007
 
The Witch Must Die: The Hidden Meaning of Fairy Tales
3.87
This was a great book. It approached fairy tales from a rather psychological, symbolic approach, reading into the themes and the deeper meanings.

The...more
Aug 2007
May 24, 2007
 
The Edible Woman
3.64
Atwood makes me uncomfortable, because I always find myself relating too much to the characters - or if not to the characters at least what they're fe...more
Jun 2007
May 24, 2007
 
Superstud: Or How I Became a 24-Year-Old Virgin
3.74
My brother gave this to me for my birthday a few years ago, because I'm such a fan of Freaks & Geeks which was co-created by this author. Grabbed...more
Aug 2007
Aug 16, 2007
 
Kushiel's Chosen (Phèdre's Trilogy, #2)
4.31
I started reading this ages ago and for some reason never finished - though I was enjoying it.

Finished - finally . . . I didn't enjoy it as much as t...more
Jul 2007
May 24, 2007
 
Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt
3.53
there was nothing remarkable about this book. It wasn't good; it wasn't bad. It wasn't exceptionally well written, but it also wasn't poorly written....more
May 2007
May 24, 2007
 
The Dogs of Babel
3.53
Oh wow! The premise of this book intrigued me and then I just set it aside because I'd read a really rotten review somewhere. I'm now exceptionally so...more
Jun 2007
May 24, 2007
 
The Eight (The Eight #1)
3.92
I loved this book because of, or perhaps in spite of, just how very hard it tried. There was a heckuva lot going on - the French Revolution, the creat...more
Aug 2007
May 24, 2007
 
Kushiel's Avatar (Phèdre's Trilogy #3)
4.38
I think this may well have been my favorite of the series so far. By far, it was the darkest, but it was also the most compelling - the characters wer...more
Jul 2007
May 24, 2007
 
Virgin Earth  (Earthly Joys, #2)
3.51
Yet again made me wish for a half-star -- it was an interesting book about divided loyalties which gained relevance as I read it due to some weirdness...more
Sep 2007
May 24, 2007
 
The Jane Austen Book Club
3.01
If there were a half star, this would've gotten 3.5. There was nothing particularly profound about the book - it was light, fun, and pretty much as ad...more
Sep 2007
May 24, 2007
 
White Night (The Dresden Files, #9)
4.40
Very fun book - I've been a fan of the Dresden series since well before it began running on the Sci Fi channel and really enjoy both the wit with whic...more
Jun 2007
May 24, 2007
 
Bergdorf Blondes
3.19
This book annoyed me. I'm gave it a few chapters and then ultimately tossed it aside as a "tried; didn't like; time to resell" piece of garbage. It's...more
Aug 2007
May 24, 2007
 
Daughter of the Forest  (Sevenwaters, #1)
4.28
Were I to rate this book only on the first 30 pages or so, it would probably be much lower, as it did take some time to pick up. However, once I got g...more
May 2007
May 24, 2007
 
Lolita
3.85
I can see why this is considered a significant book. That does not mean I enjoyed it. In fact, I really had to push myself to not just toss it aside....more
Apr 2007
May 24, 2007
 
Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog
4.09
High literature, no. A profoundly affecting poignant story of just what it means to fall in love with your pet that will move you to both tears and la...more
May 2007
May 24, 2007
 
Wonder Women: Feminisms and Superheroes
3.19
This was a fascinating overview of female characters in comics, and their evolution as mirrored in general social perceptions of women. I would've fou...more
Dec 2007
Nov 07, 2007
 
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
3.83
Interesting book, interesting premise, but under-written. Ideas were presented, but never fully developed.

It did, however make me consider the ways i...more
Sep 2007
May 24, 2007
 
Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses
3.64
Food and sex! What could be better? I didn't try any of the recipes as they were far too complex for my limited culinary skills, but the connections s...more
Jan 2007
May 24, 2007
 
A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888-1889
4.00
Fascinating overview of the time period tying together a lot of disparate characters and shedding a little more light on the oh, so elusive Habsburgs....more
Nov 2007
May 24, 2007
 
Alias Grace
3.94
I didn't enjoy it as much as I have some of Margaret Atwood's other novels, but both protagonists were fascinating and the story kept me guessing to t...more
May 2007
May 24, 2007
 
Kushiel's Scion (Imriel's Trilogy, #1)
4.17
I liked this a LOT better than I expected to given that Phedre doesn't appear all that much. Imriel is an open, honest narrator and his story is nearl...more
Jul 2007
May 24, 2007
 
Flowers for Algernon
3.97
fascinating idea and written in first person made it really compelling, but at the same time limiting in the perspective because I always wanted just...more
Mar 2007
May 24, 2007
 
Through a Glass Darkly (Through a Glass Darkly, #2)
3.93
interesting, a protagonist I could appreciate, and I time period I was less familiar with. A few too many subplots that didn't do anything to advance...more
Apr 2007
May 24, 2007
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