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The Girl with the...
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The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
The Pillars of the Earth
by Ken Follett (Goodreads Author)
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Argh. I'm fed up with this book. First, Follett is wordy. I mean, come on, in a sentence, he uses "afar", "away" and "beyond". Who needs three adjectives? Choose one and move on! Second, wow, that character William... um, he is so incredibly disgusti ...more
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The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
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I am just not a Kingsolver fan. Sorry! I couldn't finish because it just didn't keep my interest. I know she's a good writer... I sound like a dolt now.
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
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I wasn't as impressed as I thought i would be. The first 150 pages dragged on, then got exciting, and once the main event was over, I felt the next 150 pages dragged on again, when they could have started the next book. It just didn't grip me. I didn ...more
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Mindsight by Daniel J. Siegel
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Insightful! I loved this psychiatrist's approach that meditation, actively working the two hemispheres of the brain, can actually change the structure, thus allowing the person to overcome their challenges.
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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
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Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Little Bee
by Chris Cleave (Goodreads Author)
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There is a lot of hype around this book... indeed, I read the description that says, "We don't want to tell you what happens in this book. It is a truly Special Story...", I was curious but skeptical. After reading it, I can say, it is a good book, b ...more
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The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
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The intellectual diatribes of Rene, a 50+ year-old concierge in an up-scale Parisian apartment building, and Paloma, a 12 year-old inhabitant of the same, both misunderstood, both highly intelligent with much more insight than the average affluent Pa ...more
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