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The Last Boyfriend (Inn BoonsBoro, #2)
4.02
This was cute enough, even if the romance was a little bland. The characters are cute and funny, there are some very comic scenes, and there is nothin ...more
Jan 27, 2014
Jan 27, 2014
 
Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer's Life
4.02
This biography of LIW focuses on how she became a writer, and explains the writer/editor relationship Laura had with her daughter Rose in the creation ...more
Sep 24, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
 
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
3.35
The follow-up to Eat, Pray, Love, where Liz finds herself forced to marry her Brazilian lover if they want to continue to live in the US. I listened t ...more
Oct 04, 2013
Oct 04, 2013
 
The Year of the Dog
3.88
This book had a "first book" feel to me, so when I read that it was indeed Grace Lin's first novel, I wasn't surprised. The story is semi-autobiograph ...more
Jan 23, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
 
First Comes Marriage (Huxtable Quintet #1)
3.78
I think if I were younger, I would have liked this book more. Twenty years ago I adored Mary Balogh's books, and would weep and laugh while I read the ...more
Jul 06, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
 
And Then You Dye (A Needlecraft Mystery, #16)
3.48
The Needlework store setting is what draws me back to this series. I don't find the mysteries particularly compelling and the writing still has an ama ...more
Oct 21, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
 
Anybody Can Do Anything
4.26
Betty Macdonald (author of the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books) humorously remembers the days when she was a divorced mother of two, living with her mother a ...more
Aug 18, 2010
Aug 18, 2010
 
Glitter Girls and the Great Fake-Out (Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls, #5)
4.00
I love Allie Finkle. Her character is so real. She's just a typical 9 year old girl, trying to figure out all that social stuff that starts to become ...more
Apr 08, 2010
Apr 08, 2010
 
The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt
3.67
Since this book is supposed to be a scrapbook of a young woman in the 1920s, I was afraid it would be gimmicky and not have enough substance, but I en ...more
Jan 30, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
 
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
3.82
This was amusing, if not a laugh-out-loud kind of book. I have never seen the American version of The Office, so all of those references were meaningl ...more
Oct 19, 2014
Oct 19, 2014
 
Among Others
3.67
This book was given to me as a gift a few years ago. I had never heard of it and probably wouldn't have picked it out for myself. It took me a long ti ...more
Feb 20, 2014
Feb 20, 2014
 
Queen Lucia
4.04
I've known of the Mapp and Lucia books for years but resisted reading them because I thought they might be dated and therefore difficult to read. I'm ...more
Aug 15, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
 
The Ladies of Missalonghi
3.70
I read this 20-some years ago, and now after reading The Blue Castle I had to read this again to compare.

If I judge this book completely on its own,
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Mar 04, 2015
Mar 04, 2015
 
Threadbare (A Needlecraft Mystery,#15)
3.72
The guilty party was more difficult to determine than in previous books in this series. I enjoy the descriptions of Minnesota-related features, and go ...more
Dec 29, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
 
The Wife
3.58
I seem to give most of Wolitzer's books 2 stars, yet I keep reading her work. I like the way she writes, but for some reason, her work ultimately fall ...more
Dec 14, 2011
Dec 14, 2011
 
The Remains of the Day
4.09
Full disclosure: I read this several decades ago, but it didn't keep my attention, and even though I finished it, I remembered none of it. My life was ...more
Mar 16, 2015
Mar 16, 2015
 
Frankenstein
3.71
For the past few years I have wanted to read this book, and I wanted to read it in October. Finally, mission accomplished! I'm glad I made the time.

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Oct 27, 2012
Oct 27, 2012
 
Princess of Glass (Princess #2)
4.01
This is a companion to Princess of the Midnight Ball. The focus is on Poppy, one of the twelve dancing princesses from that first book. In Princess of ...more
Oct 17, 2010
Oct 17, 2010
 
Little House, Long Shadow: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Impact on American Culture
3.49
A very scholarly approach to the Little House books and their impact on American culture. The author asserts that Laura and her daughter Rose, who wer ...more
Aug 09, 2012
Aug 02, 2012
 
Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways, #5)
4.19
I thought I finished this book, but two weeks later came across it and noticed the bookmark was 70 pages from the end. Did I not finish it? Oh, whoops ...more
Sep 12, 2010
Sep 12, 2010
 
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
3.95
Wow, can't believe I read this. I don't really remember what path led me to picking up this book in the first place. It's not my typical read at all. ...more
Jul 24, 2009
Jul 25, 2009
 
Squashed
3.77
This was appropriate to read in October! Sixteen-year-old Ellie wants her giant pumpkin to win the weigh-in contest at her small-town Iowa's annual ha ...more
Oct 15, 2013
Oct 15, 2013
 
The Great Gilly Hopkins
3.82
I never read this until now, even though it was published in 1978 when I was 11 (the same age as Gilly). The beginning was exactly like one of my favo ...more
May 29, 2012
May 29, 2012
 
Miss Hickory
3.58
I liked this book until the end. The book is episodic, rather than having one main storyline. Miss Hickory is a twig doll with a nut for a head, and s ...more
Dec 18, 2009
Dec 16, 2009
 
Whiskey Beach
3.90
I listened to the Audible version read by Luke Daniels. (I understand he is the second narrator to record this story. There were too many complaints a ...more
Oct 16, 2014
Oct 16, 2014
 
Evermore (The Immortals, #1)
3.59
A friend lent this to me. The first chapter or two were intriguing, as we find out the main character, Ever, had almost died in a car accident and now ...more
May 05, 2010
May 05, 2010
 
The Voice on the Radio (Janie Johnson, #3)
3.60
The third book in The Face on the Milk Carton series. Reeve goes off to college in Boston, and in his attempts to find his niche there, gains campus f ...more
Feb 16, 2010
Feb 16, 2010
 
The Egg and I
3.97
The funny parts are very, very funny. MacDonald gives such personality and character to the farm and the mountains. She is at her best when discussing ...more
Apr 22, 2010
Apr 22, 2010
 
The Secret School
Avi
3.74
Reminiscent of a Little House on the Prairie book, the Secret School is set in 1925 Colorado. Fourteen-year-old Ida is looking forward to graduating f ...more
Sep 25, 2014
Sep 25, 2014
 
The View from Penthouse B
3.53
I can't remember where I heard of this book, or why I requested it from the library, but I waited quite a while to get it, and there is still a long q ...more
Aug 30, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
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