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Karen.s
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Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon
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Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
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This book often appears on 100 books you should read in your lifetime lists? I don't agree that it is something special. I would characterize this as Mean Girls set in a okiya, a geisha house.Much of the book deals with a rivalry between the protagon ...more
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Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
Voyager (Outlander, #3)
by Diana Gabaldon (Goodreads Author)
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I don't care that Outlander books are too long, often too detailed, have an unwieldy number of characters and are far fetched. All this is true about Voyager. But you have Jaime and Claire and their rich relationship. Claire's return to Jaime and its ...more
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Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
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A few years ago I read Outlander and wasn't impressed. I found it too repetitive. After watching the first several episodes of the tv series, I realized this series, despite those flaws, is really something made for me: romance, history, different cu ...more
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Falling into Place by Amy Zhang
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I got an ARC of this and I was impressed. It's hard to believe that it was written by a teenager. My mind kept coming back the S. E. Hinton and The Outsiders. While I don't think this is as brilliant as Outsiders, it is that kind of simple but to the ...more
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Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch
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This book made me so angry. Mostly at myself for believing hype in choosing to read this book.It was billed as this year's Gone Girl. Well the only thing this book has in common with Gone Girl is that the characters are all unlikable. The difference ...more
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The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
The Golem and the Jinni
by Helene Wecker (Goodreads Author)
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I really wanted this to be an amazing book, but it was only mediocre to me. The author really does know her Jewish and Arab legends and the premise is so fascinating, but this book didn't deliver what I expected: a cultural clash or melding, both wor ...more
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Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
Out of My Mind
by Sharon M. Draper (Goodreads Author)
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Meh. I enjoyed the premise and I believe the author has insight into the subject matter since her daughter is similarly afflicted. However, the events of the plot are far too predictable. I much prefer Wonder to this book for its insights into the li ...more
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Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater
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Hard to know where to start with this. Maggie is one of my favorite writers, because even when there isn't much story, her characters, prose and writing style are so evocative. There's not much plot here either, and truthfully, after a week, I probab ...more
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A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren
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After reading this, or rather listening to the audio book, I hope Elizabeth Warren is seriously considering running for president! Of course, it's her memoir and carefully managed at that, but if she is truly so free of big business influence and mon ...more
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73812 Israel SciFi and Fantasy Book Club — 147 members — last activity Sep 27, 2014 08:35AM
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