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The Journey Home
really liked it
A good read; not my favorite of Olafsson's, but good. Probably for class.
Mar 17, 2017
Mar 12, 2017
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
it was amazing
First read through.
Oct 22, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World
it was ok
Oh, dear. Oh, dear. I picked this book for my book class without having time to finish it. I just finished it. Oh, dear. Oh, dear.

Everybody really lik
Feb 09, 2016
Feb 07, 2016
Hamburg 1947: A Place for the Heart to Kip
really liked it
Since reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, I have been interested in reading things about the lives and attitudes of regular German people during W ...more
May 12, 2017
May 07, 2017
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
did not like it
**spoiler alert** I did not like this book. I read it for my book club. I thought the writing was simplistic, as was the situation presented. A young ...more
Sep 2010
Jan 14, 2011
Inside the O'Briens
liked it
This was a pretty good read. I know how Huntington's disease works, so I knew the problems that the family would face --especially the idea of decidin ...more
Dec 18, 2015
Dec 12, 2015
World of Wonders (The Deptford Trilogy, #3)
liked it
A reread of the Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies to recreate a love affair with the books I had back in the 1980's. Oh, dear, oh, dear, I can't go ...more
Dec 19, 2016
Nov 28, 2016
The Woman in Cabin 10
it was ok
Read for my book club, otherwise I would not have finished it. 2/3 of the book was the set up with a lot of characters I did not find interesting. (vi ...more
Jul 04, 2017
Jun 05, 2017
A Long Long Way
it was amazing
How can there be poetry and beauty in this harsh, bloody account of Irish forces fighting in the trenches of France during World War I? Sebastian Barr ...more
Sep 2009
Feb 01, 2011
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
really liked it
What is with Jonathan Safran Foer? This is the second book of his that I have read (I read Everything Is Illuminated a few years ago, and I just don't ...more
Jan 18, 2011
Jan 12, 2011
Out Stealing Horses
really liked it
This book must be read twice. The words that come to mind when contemplating the plot and the writing style are "delicate" and -- oh shit, since I sta ...more
Mar 11, 2009
Mar 15, 2009
A Fine Passage: A Novel
really liked it
I found this second in a series of three books (See my review of Just Fine by the same author) delightful. It follows some of the characters from the ...more
Feb 23, 2011
Feb 23, 2011
Splintered (Splintered, #1)
did not like it
Definitely not my cup of tea.

I started reading this a few days ago, read about half, and then speed read through the second half because I wanted it o
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 05, 2013
Great House
liked it
Five characters, connected by one desk (and some connected more tangentially than others) talk about what concerns them most about their lives. The ch ...more
May 11, 2012
May 05, 2012
The Tattoo Artist
it was amazing
Excellent. I loved this. The story of an artist and her husband who, after gaining some success with her art, is stranded on an island in the south Pa ...more
May 18, 2017
May 09, 2017
Caleb's Crossing
really liked it
The title Caleb's Crossing has a dual meaning. Caleb, a Native American born on what will someday be called Martha's Vineyard, crosses to the mainland ...more
Feb 20, 2012
Feb 10, 2012
Remarkable Creatures
really liked it
Oh, why do books where a genteel lady retires to a cottage on the sea so appeal to me. In this novel, three unmarried sisters go to live inexpensively ...more
Nov 02, 2011
Sep 16, 2011
The Love Story of Miss Queenie Hennessy (Harold Fry, #2)
liked it
It got better as it got toward the end. I actually cried at the end. Again, so much about David. And all the while I thought about David as Queenie fi ...more
Jun 2015
May 11, 2015
The Anatomy Lesson
it was amazing
Very interesting and enjoyable audiobook bringing tolife the story behind Rembrandt's painting The Anatomy Class, told from the differing perspectives ...more
Apr 26, 2014
Apr 23, 2014
it was ok
From the reviews of this, I had expected to be blown away. It was a nice little book in some ways. What I disliked about the book, and about the main ...more
Aug 14, 2011
Jul 14, 2011
The Sea
it was ok
Protagonist's recollection of the two major incidents in his life -- his wife's death and the death of two childhood friends -- are not made to hang t ...more
Apr 2006
Nov 11, 2008
The Miniaturist
it was ok
I guessed all the secrets in the first few chapters. I did not like the author's style of writing. The characters just said and did things without the ...more
Feb 15, 2015
May 14, 2014
it was ok
Jun 16, 2014
May 27, 2014
The Marriage Plot
it was amazing
I love this author's writing. The intertwined stories of three young people in the 1980's concern the options of women in the post-feminist age as opp ...more
May 07, 2014
Nov 19, 2011
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel
it was ok
With Music as a narrator and the protagonist meeting many real life musicians as he wanders through life, this book reads like The Book Thief meets Fo ...more
Jan 08, 2017
Dec 17, 2016
One Hundred Years of Solitude
it was amazing
I have read this once or twice before, but not in a very long time. In fact, my paperback copy that I found in the bottom drawer originally cost $2.95 ...more
Aug 06, 2013
May 23, 2008
Tuesdays with Morrie
it was ok
We all know what this book is about. And, I like Morrie; how could anyone not like Morrie. But . . . taking advice from Morrie is like taking advice f ...more
Dec 20, 2012
Dec 13, 2012
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
liked it
I got the feeling that just before the book ended the author got the "wrap-it-up" sign from publishers, and she wrote as fast as she could, with as li ...more
Sep 24, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
Junction, Utah
liked it
So disappointed. Not at all what I expected, or wanted, from this book.

I thought this would discuss the differing viewpoints of ranchers and environme
Nov 06, 2016
Mar 10, 2016
A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty
it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish. The characters, with all their obvious flaws, are so likable, loving and triumphant. The author's ...more
Jun 03, 2012
Apr 24, 2012
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