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Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
3.98
really liked it
I could almost rate this a 5, because it was well written and very interesting. The author goes through 4 different cooking experiences - fire (whole ...more
Dec 24, 2013
Dec 30, 2013
 
The Envoy: The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II
4.18
really liked it
What an amazing story - can't believe I haven't heard of this before! It was an intense book to read, partly because of the horrific things that happe ...more
Oct 24, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
 
Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care about Has Borderline Personality Disorder
4.03
liked it
I kind of just skimmed this book, but what I did read was pretty good. I'd read some bad reviews about how it kind of demonized people with BPD, but I ...more
May 28, 2015
May 28, 2015
 
Belles on Their Toes
4.11
it was amazing
The prequel to this book, Cheaper by the Dozen, is also a favorite of mine, and it gives a great tribute to the father of this large family. Belles on ...more
Jun 27, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
 
The Duggars: 20 and Counting!: Raising One of America's Largest Families—How They Do It
3.94
it was amazing
I read this book because I'd heard widely varying opinions of the Duggar family from my friends, and I was curious to form my own opinion. I was quite ...more
Jan 2012
Feb 09, 2012
 
Airhead (Airhead, #1)
3.77
really liked it
I picked this because I wanted to see what else the "Princess Diaries" author would write. The main character despises girls who care about looks and ...more
Jan 27, 2009
Jan 27, 2009
 
Two Little Girls in Blue
3.85
really liked it
If I could, I'd give this 3.5 stars - definitely interesting and well-written, but not uplifting since there are some super evil characters who harm c ...more
Feb 09, 2009
Feb 09, 2009
 
The Smile
3.76
really liked it
This book made me want to learn about Leonardo da Vinci's Italy! I really liked the main character's personality, her love story, and what she learned ...more
Feb 09, 2009
Feb 09, 2009
 
Shark Girl
3.87
really liked it
Jane has a pretty normal teenage life until a shark attack one day at the beach. Now she has to learn how to live as an amputee, and cope with losing ...more
May 13, 2017
Jun 12, 2017
 
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
4.10
really liked it
I read this book in only a few sittings, and parts of it really moved me, especially towards the end which didn't play out the way I thought it would. ...more
Feb 02, 2012
Feb 09, 2012
 
The Split Second (The Seems, #2)
3.93
really liked it
This book tells the story of another world, called "the seems" which actually keeps our world running. The main character lives a double life, both as ...more
Jan 09, 2012
Feb 09, 2012
 
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby
3.75
it was amazing
I have to confess, I actually read this twice in a row! Partly because it's really easy to read and very helpful, and partly because I'm borrowing the ...more
Jul 29, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
 
The Maypop Kidnapping
3.89
really liked it
This made me interested in going to Maine, this little town sounds like an interesting quaint place. A fun, relatively light mystery.
not set
May 30, 2016
 
The Myth of Multitasking: How "Doing It All" Gets Nothing Done
3.77
really liked it
Since this book was written as a parable/story it was an engaging read for me. I found the information interesting and easy to understand. For my own ...more
not set
Mar 06, 2017
 
Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind (Miss Delacourt #1)
3.42
it was ok
I found myself very impatient with this book. Yes, it had moments of witty dialogue and powerful romance (all of it totally clean). But the plot had s ...more
Jun 12, 2017
Jun 12, 2017
 
Sway
3.88
it was amazing
"What if the things you always thought were just the in-between junk were actually the good things themselves? Maybe there wasn't such a thing as an i ...more
not set
Aug 24, 2016
 
Winnie's War
3.61
really liked it
I liked the blurb on Goodreads.com, so I'm just copying it: Life in Winnie’s sleepy town of Coward Creek, Texas, is just fine for her. Although her tr ...more
Mar 17, 2012
May 04, 2012
 
The Bishop’s Wife (Linda Wallheim Mystery, #1)
3.11
liked it
I liked the main character Linda and it was an interesting read...but disturbing on several levels. First is the the creepiness of the murder(s). I lo ...more
not set
Jun 04, 2016
 
The Wednesday Wars
4.06
it was amazing
The library's blurb: "During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-gr ...more
Feb 27, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
 
The Girl Who Could Fly
4.04
really liked it
For a book with an uncreative title (I thought), this was a refreshingly creative story. A country girl discovers she can fly, and her conservative pa ...more
Jun 04, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
 
Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller
4.05
it was amazing
Maybe I would like any book about Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller, but I do think this one did an especially good job of making it seem real. It is to ...more
Jul 15, 2011
Mar 09, 2012
 
The Roots of the Olive Tree
3.33
it was amazing
I liked the blurb on goodreads: Set in a house on an olive grove in northern California, The Roots of the Olive Tree is a beautiful, touching story th ...more
Feb 09, 2014
Apr 09, 2014
 
Off to Be the Wizard (Magic 2.0, #1)
3.98
liked it
A very interesting premise: a twenty-something, stereotypically egotistical guy discovers life is just a series of computer code and he can manipulate ...more
Jun 12, 2017
Jun 12, 2017
 
Parenting With Love and Logic
4.08
it was amazing
I'm definitely going to use the parenting techniques from this book! I like the basic principles:
- Kids deserve the opportunity to make choices (and
...more
Jan 10, 2013
Jan 23, 2013
 
Baby Proofing Your Marriage: How To Laugh More, Argue Less, And Communicate Better As Your Family Grows
3.45
it was ok
I have to admit I was disappointed by this one, and didn't finish it. The authors did a good job of giving the woman's perspective on being a new pare ...more
Aug 22, 2009
Aug 22, 2009
 
The Host (The Host, #1)
3.84
it was ok
This story is certainly original, but I didn't much care for the characters. It takes place on Earth, after an alien race has invaded and takes over p ...more
Jul 25, 2009
Jul 25, 2009
 
The Girl Who Saw Lions
3.87
really liked it
First, I liked the format of this book. It alternated between Abela's life story, a Tanzanian orphan who finds herself forcibly taken to England, and ...more
Jun 29, 2012
Jun 29, 2012
 
Schooled
3.81
it was amazing
I guess I like stories about learning to understand and accept people who are different, because I've read several books on that topic lately and enjo ...more
May 11, 2011
May 13, 2011
 
Set in Stone
3.43
really liked it
Here's my library's blurb on the book: The alternating narratives of art tutor Samuel Godwin and governess Charlotte Agnew, who work for the wealthy F ...more
Apr 16, 2012
May 04, 2012
 
The Clouds Roll Away (Raleigh Harmon Mysteries, #3)
3.90
really liked it
Raleigh Harmon is involved in another murder case, this time in her Virginia hometown. Her investigation is complicated by a possible Klu Klux Klan in ...more
May 29, 2012
Jun 29, 2012
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