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Cry to Heaven
3.84
really liked it
My husband is a big fan of Anne Rice's early works, but he won't read this one, for obvious reasons (just read the first sentence of the book and you' ...more
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Aug 10, 2008
 
The Guns of the South
3.95
really liked it
At first glance, this seems like one of the sillier ideas out there. "Oo, what would happen if somebody traveled back in time and supplied the Confede ...more
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Apr 06, 2010
 
Catch-22 (Catch-22 #1)
3.98
it was amazing
A wonderfully quotable book; I have to think "M*A*S*H" was inspired by this in a big way.

One of the many quirky things about "Catch-22" is that, for
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Jun 14, 2008
 
11/22/63
4.30
really liked it
Whoo, what a ride. Silly me, I actually thought a story about trying to stop an assassination would be boring. Hardly. Stephen King obviously research ...more
Jun 10, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
 
The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children, #1)
4.02
really liked it
"The Clan of the Cave Bear" is one of those books I read while growing up that alternated between fascinating me and making me REALLY uncomfortable. P ...more
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Jan 03, 2011
 
On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon
3.76
liked it
This book was assigned to us in my reading group, and I found it intensely depressing, while at the same time it was a REALLY easy read.

The story is t
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Mar 10, 2010
 
Worlds that Weren't
3.61
it was ok
Couldn't really get into this one. This is mostly due to the fact that I know little to nothing about the time periods in these stories. The one about ...more
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Apr 06, 2010
 
The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1)
4.12
really liked it
It occurred to me today that it's been almost fifteen years since I read this book. Other than the fact that certain Enya songs remind me of the most ...more
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Nov 18, 2010
 
The Known World
3.83
it was amazing
"Henry had always said that he wanted to be a better master than any white man he had ever known. He did not understand that the kind of world he want ...more
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Oct 03, 2008
 
The Valley of Horses (Earth's Children, #2)
3.99
liked it
Soft-core porn in places, but still interesting and a LOT less tragic than "The Clan of the Cave Bear". There's also some real romance, even if it was ...more
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Jan 03, 2011
 
Gloriana
3.64
liked it
**spoiler alert** This was one of those incredibly frustrating books for me. I loved the story, loved the imagery, loved the decadence. Loved the sex. ...more
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Jul 05, 2008
 
Water for Elephants
4.07
liked it
An interesting book, but somehow unsatisfying. I guess I enjoyed "Geek Love" so much, I was expecting a story of carnival life to be, well, more inter ...more
Jan 2007
May 08, 2008
 
Shogun. A Novel of Japan
4.37
it was amazing
I'm probably showing my age here, but I remember watching the mini-series that was based on this book back when it first aired. I think I was maybe te ...more
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Jul 26, 2008
 
The Silver Chalice
4.10
it was amazing
Historical fiction classic with strong religious themes: normally this is something that would make me run away screaming, but this book was a great r ...more
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Jul 05, 2008
 
March
3.74
liked it
This was an interesting experiment by the author: telling the life story of a secondary character from "Little Women" (and yes, I felt the father WAS ...more
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Oct 30, 2008
 
The Feast of All Saints
3.83
really liked it
This book stands out in my mind as having the most brutal, all-encompassing piece of revenge I’ve ever read. The character (and I’m not saying who, si ...more
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Aug 10, 2008
 
The Crimson Petal and the White
3.88
really liked it
This book was...hard to describe. Your sympathies for each of the characters change practically from moment to moment. But it's pretty irresistible. I ...more
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May 19, 2008
 
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
4.06
it was amazing
Again, it's all about the details. This book dwells lovingly on every aspect the author could find about life in 19th century rural China. Including f ...more
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May 19, 2008
 
Memoirs of a Geisha
4.09
it was amazing
I love books with lots of interesting details thrown in, and this book was filed with odd tidbits about life as a geisha. I was also pleasantly surpri ...more
Jan 2007
May 08, 2008