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Little House in the Big Woods (Little House, #1)
4.16
it was amazing
Every child in America, boy or girl, should read these books or, better yet, have their parents read them to them. I have wonderful memories of sittin ...more
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Jan 09, 2009
 
The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook: A Treasury of Timeless, Delicious Recipes
4.04
really liked it
Let me start with this: there is an entire chapter on cornbread! How can that be bad?

This is one of the most fun cookbooks I've read in a while. Ther
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Jun 06, 2012
 
The Pursuit (Fox and O'Hare, #5)
3.98
really liked it
This series is rollicking good fun with great supporting characters and totally unrealistic scenarios. If you're looking for a Robert Ludlum, this is ...more
Nov 04, 2016
Jan 02, 2016
 
Cloud Atlas
4.01
really liked it
To begin, if you are looking for an easy read with a straight-forward story plus neat and tidy endings, you may be disappointed. This book, in a sense ...more
Dec 10, 2013
Nov 09, 2013
 
Vinegar - 1001 Practical Uses
3.63
really liked it
This is a great cookbook/kitchen helper/DIY book on how to use vinegar for...just about everything. You can use white or apple cider vinegar to cure e ...more
Jan 2014
Jan 01, 2014
 
The Racketeer
3.79
liked it
We "read" this on audiobook from the library over the course of a quick road trip. It was perfect for entertainment on an easy drive with little to th ...more
Aug 2014
Jul 08, 2014
 
The Fallen Man (Leaphorn & Chee, #12)
4.05
liked it
This book started off at a glacial pace and ended like an avalanche. Overall, it was more dour and, frankly, depressing than other Jim Chee/Lt. Leapho ...more
Feb 27, 2014
Mar 06, 2014
 
More Best Business Practices for Photographers
4.60
it was amazing
If you are looking for a book that will encourage you to cut corners and make excuses, do *not* buy this book. If you want a pull-no-punches series th ...more
not set
Dec 03, 2014
 
The Imagination Gap
3.40
it was amazing
The Imagination Gap covers topics essential to the creative, business, scientific, and communications-oriented reader. I have thoroughly enjoyed the a ...more
not set
Apr 26, 2017
 
The Maltese Falcon
3.92
liked it
I'll admit it: I made a mistake listening to the audio book instead of reading it. By the end, I just wanted to throttled the insipidly irritating fem ...more
Oct 15, 2014
Nov 28, 2014
 
Some Girls: My Life in a Harem
3.30
it was ok
Good points: incredibly readable. I finished it in 2 days. Easy style, no big words, no groundbreaking prose.

Bad points: The storyline is not full of
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Sep 11, 2014
Sep 11, 2014
 
100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know: How to save money, solve problems, and improve your home.
4.08
it was amazing
In an effort to not be one of those wives who relies solely on her handy husband, I wanted to learn about the workings of our house and how to keep it ...more
Jan 09, 2016
Jan 09, 2016
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.30
really liked it
It took me until about page 100 to suddenly realize that my whole next was shot because I couldn't put it down.

The new characters who are introduced
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Dec 01, 2011
 
Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse, #5)
4.01
liked it
Oh Sookie, Sookie, how many times can one girl get beat up-shot at-smacked around by bad guys? For that matter, how many men can one woman possibly fa ...more
not set
Jun 03, 2011
 
Trail of the Spellmans (The Spellmans, #5)
4.02
really liked it
I tried to pace myself through another Spellman mystery but it didn't last. I finished it in 3 nights before bed and relished every minute.

Some favor
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Sep 28, 2012
 
Martha Stewart's Cookies: The Very Best Treats to Bake and to Share
4.04
liked it
This book is wonderful in it's visuals but the cookies themselves were not my favorite. There are photos to go with every cookie so you'll know how it ...more
not set
Oct 09, 2011
 
Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse, #1)
4.20
liked it
We read this book on tape during a road trip. I'm new to the epic futuristic space trilogy so please take that into consideration. As plot development ...more
not set
Nov 09, 2013
 
The Prince
3.78
it was amazing
The most surprising aspect of this book is the relevance it still carries for leadership hundreds of years later. Topics such as "should you arm your ...more
Jan 12, 2013
Jan 07, 2013
 
Bridge To Terabithia
3.98
it was amazing
This was one of the first books I read in elementary school that made me cry. It is a wonderful coming of age tale and totally recommended for childre ...more
Sep 1984
Dec 07, 2008
 
Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality
3.54
liked it
Before I review the book, I'll give you the source of the recommendation. I noticed a friend reading this and asked what she thought. She had run a lu ...more
May 22, 2014
May 15, 2014
 
Fortune's Pawn (Paradox #1)
3.96
liked it
This book was so great....right up until the bait-and-switch romance storyline took over. I thought I was getting into a shorter version of the Expans ...more
Jan 25, 2015
Feb 04, 2015
 
Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #1)
4.20
liked it
This feels like a first novel. It was enjoyable, the characters were likable, the world was presented well, and I love the development of the strong, ...more
Mar 04, 2017
Mar 05, 2017
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
it was amazing
I spent 3 nights in a row staying up way too late reading this engrossing book. Last night's was the hardest though because I wanted so desperately to ...more
Dec 07, 2011
Dec 04, 2011
 
Marked (House of Night, #1)
3.79
liked it
While Harry Potter and even Twilight are supposedly written for teenagers, you can tell that this one was written BY a teenager and edited by her moth ...more
Jun 17, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
 
The Weekend Baker: Irresistible Recipes, Simple Techniques, and Stress-Free Strategies for Busy People
4.02
liked it
A variety of recipes from easy (something to whip up on a weekend) to splurge (with both time and ingredients).

The +3 stars were the variety of recipe
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not set
Dec 14, 2013
 
The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)
4.02
really liked it
I picked up this excellent debut novel in the airport and it was wildly entertaining. I would liken this imaginative story to Game of Thrones meets th ...more
May 24, 2015
May 25, 2015
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.01
really liked it
I was incredibly surprised by this book! I thought it was going to be a "Walking Dead" type of story but it actually was less focused on the horror an ...more
Jun 19, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
 
Farmer's Market Cook Book (Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen)
4.00
it was amazing
This very hard to find edition is one of my all-time favorite cookbooks. Taking you through all the vegetables that are in season from spring to winte ...more
not set
Jul 08, 2011
 
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1)
3.96
really liked it
I'm a late passenger on this "True Blood" train, mainly due to the Twilight fatigue. By that I mean: angst ridden books about vampires with Christian ...more
Mar 2011
Apr 15, 2011
 
Portraits of America
4.12
it was amazing
This is truly one of the best photographic collections about our great country. Both this book and "The Americans" paint a tale that all citizens of t ...more
not set
Oct 09, 2011
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