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The Rent Collector
4.23
really liked it
There were many things I really liked about this book. I loved learning about a culture I know almost nothing about, and seeing it up close through so ...more
Nov 2014
Sep 23, 2014
 
Exodus
4.33
really liked it
I really enjoyed learning about the establishment of Jerusalem as a homeland for the Jewish people after WWII. I love historical fiction, and this one ...more
Jul 2014
Aug 01, 2014
 
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
4.43
it was amazing
About 25 years ago I was riding the city bus and this, lets call her "interesting" woman was rambling on and on to me about how I should read fantasy ...more
Jul 2012
Aug 13, 2012
 
Thirteen Days to Midnight
3.65
it was ok
I read this book as a favor to an awesome Jr. High literature teacher so she could rate it before putting it on her classroom shelf. Not really my kin ...more
Dec 2014
Jan 03, 2015
 
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
3.81
liked it
I seem to be the only one of my friends who didn't love this book. I don't want to rain on the parade, but here are the drips that dampened the book f ...more
Feb 2012
Feb 21, 2012
 
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
4.30
liked it
My rule is that if I read a book in one day it gets a 5 star. My exception to the rule is if I read a book in one day when I am sick and can't get out ...more
Jun 07, 2011
Jun 08, 2011
 
The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)
4.30
liked it
I liked this book for the historic value, but I was not so much into how confused I felt the whole time I was reading it. Perhaps I am slow, and don't ...more
Feb 19, 2011
Feb 19, 2011
 
Frankenstein
3.75
it was ok
I'm glad I read it just so I know about where this story comes from. But I hate that Hollywood changed it so we all think the monster's name is Franke ...more
Jan 2010
Jan 14, 2011
 
Airs Above the Ground
4.00
really liked it
Again, another enjoyable adventure with Mary Stewart. I especially liked learning about the Lipizzan horses and Austria and thought it was a fun myste ...more
Jun 2014
Jun 26, 2014
 
The Shadowy Horses
3.92
liked it
This was my third Susanna Kearsley book in a month. I like her writing style, the historical fiction is fun, and the stories interesting, clean, and r ...more
Aug 2013
Aug 06, 2013
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
really liked it
3 1\2 really. Not in the same category as the first two books of the series. But still a book that kept me interested.

I think there were too many pol
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not set
Jan 14, 2011
 
Nine Coaches Waiting
4.00
it was amazing
This is the third Mary Stewart book I've read recently and I loved it. She is not only a good writer, but has a great imagination for suspenseful stor ...more
Jan 2013
Jan 21, 2013
 
The Moonspinners
4.01
it was amazing
This was just the sort of book I was in the mood for. It is a good mystery, suspenseful, romantic setting, clean, and kept me up until 1:30 am because ...more
Apr 06, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
 
Mariana
4.06
liked it
After reading The Rose Garden I was excited to read another book by Susanna Kearsley. This one was very likable in many of the same ways, but I had a ...more
Jul 2013
Aug 06, 2013
 
Uncle Tom's Cabin
3.83
it was amazing
I put off reading this book for years, thinking it would be tedious and difficult to read, but a book I should read. I was so pleasantly surprised. No ...more
not set
Aug 22, 2009
 
Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones (Alcatraz, #2)
4.10
it was amazing
I have to give the Alcatraz books a 5 star because this series has done more than any other to help me appreciate my children's special powers.

This bo
...more
Dec 2013
Dec 30, 2013
 
Tending Roses (Tending Roses #1)
3.94
really liked it
If you had told me in the first 100 pages that I would end up giving this book 4 stars I would never have believed you. But by the time I was in the l ...more
Jun 03, 2011
Jun 08, 2011
 
The Long Walk: The Story That Inspired the Major Motion Picture: The Way Back
4.18
really liked it
I thought this book was really interesting. The drive and ability of the human spirit to survive was well illustrated in this story.

It made me think
...more
Nov 2013
Dec 30, 2013
 
The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, #4)
4.20
it was amazing
One of my favorite reads of this year. I love the Mistborn books because of the cool powers the characters have an how they use them. I'm not really i ...more
Dec 30, 2013
Dec 30, 2013
 
Touch Not the Cat
3.89
liked it
A favorite author, not my favorite book by her.
Dec 2015
Jan 01, 2016
 
Cotillion
3.99
it was amazing
I can dashed well give this book 5 stars by Jove! I haven't met a character like Freddy since Sir Percival Blakeney. Baronet. How the deuce am I to ex ...more
Aug 11, 2017
Aug 12, 2017
 
Sarah's Quilt (Sarah Agnes Prine, #2)
3.98
it was amazing
So, I loved These is My Words, and I didn't think I could bear to read about Sarah going on without Jack. And it was a hard beginning for me because o ...more
Jun 27, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
 
Bleachers
3.46
liked it
3 1\2 if I could. This was a fun and quick read, something I love about Grisham's writing style.

I am not a fan of our societies hype of High School f
...more
not set
Mar 11, 2010
 
A Thousand Splendid Suns
4.34
really liked it
This was a good story, suspenseful and tragic. I guess with all the hype I expected something more though. For more than half of the book I felt disap ...more
Feb 27, 2011
Jan 14, 2011
 
A Tale of Two Cities
3.81
really liked it
This is a great story.

It is a labor to read, but if you can get past that it is well worth the read. I had seen the movie 15 or so years before readin
...more
Jul 2009
Aug 22, 2009
 
Forest Born (The Books of Bayern, #4)
4.01
liked it
I have been a big fan of the other Shannon Hale books. I have to say, sadly, I was disappointed in Forest Born. The story was okay, and had many of th ...more
Oct 20, 2009
Aug 27, 2009
 
Howards End
3.95
liked it
When the movie came out in the 90's I tried watching it, and was bored to tears. I remember saying to a friend... "Who cares who ends up with Howards ...more
Nov 10, 2012
Mar 11, 2010
 
A Room with a View
3.91
liked it
I'm sure this book was scandalous when it was written, which really had me thinking about how morals and values have weakened over the years. (After a ...more
Apr 2013
Sep 19, 2011
 
Villette
3.74
it was amazing
Amazing! I hesitated to read this book because I don't speak any French, and there are many passages in French. Well, I started it anyway and couldn't ...more
Jul 28, 2011
Mar 11, 2010
 
The Covenant (Abram's Daughters, #1)
4.12
it was amazing
I read the whole series in a couple weeks, that makes it a 5 star! It is not an earth shattering story, but a simple story about the life of an Amish ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 14, 2011
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