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The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt
3.60
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
 
Anybody Can Do Anything
4.24
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)
3.99
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
 
And Then You Dye (A Needlecraft Mystery, #16)
3.39
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
 
Threadbare (A Needlecraft Mystery,#15)
3.67
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
 
Among Others
3.68
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 (Lucia, #1)
4.05
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
 
Princess of Glass (Princess #2)
3.99
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
 
Frankenstein
3.69
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.

Th...more
Oct 27, 2012
Oct 27, 2012
 
The Wife
3.55
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
 
Little House, Long Shadow: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Impact on American Culture
3.48
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)
4.18
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
 
Goose Chase
3.72
A nice enough fantasy that incorporates elements from several fairytales to tell a new story. The heroine is smart and fiesty (although she does ignor...more
May 25, 2012
May 25, 2012
 
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
3.81
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
3.56
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
 
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)
3.59
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
3.96
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 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
 
The Night Fairy
3.64
Stunning art work. The story may be a bit scary in parts for the youngest readers, as many of the events border on the violent and creepy (which is an...more
Mar 07, 2010
Mar 07, 2010
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.91
Cheryl Strayed is like a composite character of some of my relatives, except none of my relatives have hiked anywhere, let alone the PCT, in an effort...more
May 22, 2013
May 22, 2013
 
Nine Inches: Stories
3.72
All of the stories in this collection are focused on unhappiness in suburbia. The characters are varied--retired men, lonely old women, high school bo...more
Nov 09, 2013
Nov 09, 2013
 
Daddy-Long-Legs (Daddy-Long-Legs, #1)
4.06
I read this book REPEATEDLY when I was a kid. I adored Judy, and was completely enchanted by her letters to Daddy. She was so witty, and so honest, an...more
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Sep 16, 2011
 
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
3.93
I read this book because the central character, Bernadette, is described as being agoraphobic. I am always interested in agoraphobic characters. Berna...more
Mar 14, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
 
Thai Die (A Needlecraft Mystery, #12)
3.59
So many of the characters in this series are old and crotchety. They always seem to be annoyed with one another. I liked the beginning of this one, bu...more
Jun 07, 2010
Jun 07, 2010
 
Then Comes Seduction (Huxtable Quintet, #2)
3.87
If I were not a long-time reader of Mary Balogh books, I would have tossed this one aside after the third chapter due to the shocking behavior by both...more
Mar 02, 2011
Mar 02, 2011
 
The Wicked Enchantment
3.88
If I had read this when I was younger, I would have liked it more than I did as an adult. The pacing was a bit odd and the text a little clunky, thoug...more
Nov 03, 2011
Nov 03, 2011
 
Sweet Masquerade
3.37
If you have read a Marion Chesney book before, you'll know exactly what to expect here. If you haven't read Marion Chesney before, I hesitate to recom...more
May 30, 2012
May 30, 2012
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