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Gift from the Sea
I remember reading this at BYU for a class and having to do a paper on it. I remember wondering what all the hoopla was about it... it just didn't do ...more
May 26, 2008
Apr 02, 2008
I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
So I bought this book thinking it was going to be full of humor about what happens to women when they reach that "certain age". I was expecting to rel ...more
Jun 25, 2008
Mar 17, 2008
The Wednesday Sisters
What drew me to this book was that I had read it was set in Palo Alto, California, my old stomping grounds. It was fun to read about familiar places: ...more
Sep 23, 2008
Sep 15, 2008
Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul
I had never heard of Tony Hendra and didn't realize he was famous until I listened to his narration of this book. But the title intrigued me so I deci ...more
Jun 28, 2012
Jun 28, 2012
The Procrastinator's Handbook: Mastering the Art of Doing It Now
As proof that I needed this book, I bought it over a year ago, and just got around to reading it!

Rita Emmett gets to the heart of why we procrastinate
Feb 17, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
The Miracles of Santo Fico
I took this book with me when I left for the weekend, hearing it was a lighthearted quick read, and I wasn't disappointed!
I was first going to just
Aug 18, 2008
Aug 19, 2008
Astrid and Veronika
I started this not really knowing what to expect, and at first, it seemed to plod along a little too slowly. But as the story began to develop, the qu ...more
Apr 2010
Apr 01, 2010
The Last Lecture
I was really moved by the author's story when I saw it on a news program and was very interested in reading the book. I admire his strength and attitu ...more
Jun 11, 2008
Apr 09, 2008
The Invention of Wings
It's been awhile since I've had a 5 star read... and books like this are why I keep looking for them! I think I was #72 on the waiting list at the lib ...more
Jun 25, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
The Book Thief
This book has been sitting on my shelf for about 6 months now, and though I knew I wanted to read it, I'd just been putting it off because I knew it w ...more
Nov 05, 2008
Apr 22, 2008
To Heaven and Back: The True Story of a Doctor's Extraordinary Walk with God
I found this author's story of her near death experience interesting and thought provoking. I want to read it again to let her feelings about faith si ...more
May 07, 2013
May 05, 2013
What We Keep
I keep returning to Elizabeth Berg's books because she has a wonderfully real writing style... I love how she describes ordinary events and common emo ...more
Jul 06, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
Home Safe
I've read several of Elizabeth Berg's books because I love her thoughtful discriptions of everyday ordinary life. But I keep waiting to really LOVE on ...more
Apr 11, 2010
Apr 11, 2010
Those Who Save Us
There is no particular reason why the last several books I've read have all been about the WWII era, but somehow they have!
I have mixed feelings about
Mar 28, 2009
Mar 31, 2009
The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street
..."All my life I've wanted to see London. I used to go to English movies just to look at streets with houses like those. Staring at the screen in a ...more
Jan 23, 2009
Jan 19, 2009
The Christmas Sweater
A semi-autobiographical story by Glenn Beck with many thought-provoking messages... deeper than I expected, and as I closed the book I found that I li ...more
Dec 22, 2008
Dec 22, 2008
Wish You Well
Maybe it was just my mood, but I was a little disappointed in this... it felt like a Hallmark movie. Not that I don't like Hallmark movies, but they d ...more
Oct 08, 2009
Oct 03, 2009
The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship
I was intrigued by the premise of this book... I mean, I love a good book on "Women and Friendship!" And the girls' story is remarkable. I wish I had ...more
Sep 17, 2009
Sep 12, 2009
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
I picked this up from the library a year or so ago, and couldn't remember why I had returned it without reading it... I mean, the premise of it sounds ...more
Aug 07, 2009
Aug 08, 2009
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
So I admit I'm probably the last person on the planet who hadn't read Harry Potter or seen any of the movies. I've just never been a fantasy reader. B ...more
Jun 23, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Wow! This is an amazing story about a young Catholic girl during WWII who had such courage to do whatever she could, whenever she could, wherever she ...more
Mar 31, 2008
Mar 24, 2008
The Candy Bombers
I would give this a 4.5 if I could-- decided to round up to 5 stars because I have to admire the writer for all of the detailed research he did... eve ...more
Jan 2014
Jan 22, 2015
Island of the Blue Dolphins (Island of the Blue Dolphins #1)
I remember this being one of my favorite books when I was growing up, but I didn't remember much about it. I just read it again and know why it moved ...more
Aug 16, 2008
Aug 17, 2008
City of Saints (Art Oveson, #1)
Although murder mysteries aren't typically my thing, I was curious to read this fictional account of an actual unsolved murder in Salt Lake City in th ...more
Oct 24, 2013
Oct 24, 2013
The Richest Season
This is one I tried strictly from the cover. Eh... it was okay. There was some nice writing, but I thought the characters weren't very believable...
Oct 20, 2008
Oct 16, 2008
Home: A Memoir of My Early Years
Hearing Julie Andrews telling her story in the audio book was just like sitting down with her in her living room and listening to her reminisce about ...more
May 22, 2010
May 21, 2010
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
I listened to the audiobook of this. I'd read Bill Bryson before and found him entertaining...
This is something that I knew nothing about previously:
Feb 16, 2009
Feb 16, 2009
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
In a word, delightful! How I wish I could write like this girl does! She makes it seem so effortless, like you're just sitting down together having di ...more
Nov 30, 2009
Jan 01, 2010
How to Live on 24 Hours a Day
This book was written in the early 1900's and just the language itself is a kick to read... it's a short book that has a philosophy that is still rele ...more
Mar 04, 2009
Mar 04, 2009
The Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez
The story of a young Mexican American girl who is trying to beat the odds and be the first in her family to graduate from high school. Many issues are ...more
Mar 23, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
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