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I'm Down
3.67
liked it
Book Overview

Mishna Wolff was born to white hippie parents in Vermont. However, when her family moves back to Seattle, her father drops the pretense o
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Nov 11, 2009
 
Gods in Alabama
3.86
liked it
rief Description: The precursor to Jackson’s book Backseat Saints, Gods In Alabama tells the story of Arlene Fleet, whose flight from her hometown of ...more
Jan 2011
Aug 06, 2011
 
The Wild Rose (The Tea Rose, #3)
4.06
really liked it
NOTE: This review is a review of all three books in the Rose Trilogy.

Don’t take this the wrong way, but the books in the Rose Trilogy reminded me of t
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Aug 06, 2011
 
The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy
3.42
really liked it
I'm a huge fan of memoirs -- particularly funny memoirs about messed up childhoods. Think Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs or some of David ...more
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Apr 25, 2009
 
Help for the Haunted
3.60
really liked it
"Help for the Haunted" is the third John Searles book I've read, and it gave me everything I've come to expect: atmosphere, a creeping sense of dread ...more
Oct 2013
Oct 10, 2013
 
What the Dead Know
3.54
liked it
WHAT is this book about?
In 1975, two sisters―15-year-old Sunny Bethany and 11-year-old Heather Bethany―disappear at a local Baltimore shopping mall. T
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Oct 05, 2010
 
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
3.87
really liked it
Brief Description: In 1981, at the height of his stand-up career, Steve Martin decided to walk away from stand-up comedy—and he never returned. This b ...more
Apr 2011
Jun 06, 2011
 
Silverstein and Me: A Memoir
3.06
liked it
Book Overview

Shel Silverstein was many things—a children's author, a Playboy cartoonist, a songwriter, and a playwright. (He is the author of one of m
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Oct 2009
Oct 21, 2009
 
House Rules
4.01
liked it
2 words that describe the book―Autism Awareness

3 setting where the book took place or characters I met

* Jacob Hunt is a teenage boy with Asperger's sy
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Aug 30, 2010
 
Plainsong (Plainsong, #1)
4.00
really liked it
Story Overview

The setting is the small town of Holt—located in the prairie not too far from Denver. The type of town where people know each other's bu
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Oct 11, 2009
 
The Lion (John Corey, #5)
4.22
really liked it
2 words that describe the book―Smart-Ass Cop Thriller

3 setting where the book took place or characters I met

* Setting: New York City, modern day

* Form
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Aug 07, 2010
 
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
3.92
liked it
2 Words that describe the book: Southern healing

3 Settings where it took place or characters you met:

1. Setting: 1967, Savannah, Georgia
2. CeeCee Ho
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Feb 26, 2010
 
Obedience
3.13
liked it
This is a book that I was really excited about and had great hopes for but ultimately I was disappointed. Part of me wonders if this was because I mis ...more
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Apr 25, 2009
 
Skippy Dies
3.72
it was amazing
THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE AUDIOBOOK VERSION

Set at Seabrooke College (a Catholic boarding school in Dublin), Skippy Dies revolves around the death of Dan
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Oct 03, 2012
 
Still Missing
3.97
really liked it
In Brief: Still Missing grabs you from the first page and doesn’t let go until the end—at which point you will be left tired and grumpy because you pr ...more
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Feb 02, 2011
 
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
4.11
it was amazing
THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE AUDIOBOOK

This is a book about the ins and outs of the 2008 campaign (you know … the one where a young upstart named Barack Oba
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Jan 09, 2013
 
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
4.06
it was amazing
2 Words that describe the book: Chinese woman friendship (OK...it is just not enough to have only two words!)

3 Settings where it took place or charact
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Mar 25, 2010
 
The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors
3.51
really liked it
Story Overview

Becca Burke is first struck by lightning at the age of 8. Unfortunately, she is alone when it happens, and, because she is relatively un
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Jun 10, 2010
 
So Much for That
3.70
liked it
THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE AUDIOBOOK VERSION

Book Description

Shep Knacker has spent most of his adult life preparing for "The Afterlife"—his shorthand for
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Nov 04, 2011
 
The Handy Answer Book for Kids (and Parents) (2nd Ed.)
4.33
really liked it
Book Overview

Kids ask a lot of questions, and sometimes adults don't know all the answers. (Shocking, I know!) So this book provides answers to 800 qu
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Nov 02, 2009
 
Interpreter of Maladies
4.12
really liked it
2 Words that describe the book: Short story heaven

3 Settings where it took place or characters you met:

This is a collection of short stories by the wr
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Apr 26, 2010
 
Backseat Saints
3.82
liked it
Brief Description: Ro Grandee is the sweet-looking, dutiful wife of Tom Grandee, living in Amarillo, Texas in a tiny house the color of toothpaste. If ...more
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Mar 09, 2011
 
Never Let Me Go
3.80
really liked it
2 words that describe the book―Slow-dawning Dystopia

3 setting where the book took place or characters I met

* Setting: England, late 1990s

* Kathy H.
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Jul 23, 2010
 
The Lonely Polygamist
3.50
really liked it
Brief Description: Golden Richards has four wives, 28 children and a struggling construction business. If his life isn’t already complicated enough, h ...more
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Jun 06, 2011
 
The Nobodies Album
3.63
really liked it
The Nobodies Album could be classified as a mystery novel. After all, the plot hinges on whether novelist Octavia Frost’s son Milo killed his girlfrie ...more
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Feb 14, 2011
 
Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3)
3.97
really liked it
WHAT is this book about?

Frank Mackey (who was introduced in The Likeness) is an undercover cop who doesn’t always play by the rules and cut ties with
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Oct 18, 2011
 
My Fair Lazy: One Reality Television Addict's Attempt to Discover If Not Being A Dumb Ass Is the New Black, or, a Culture-Up Manifesto
3.90
liked it
THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE AUDIO VERSION OF THE BOOK.

Book Description

Since her debut memoir (and seriously, how many people can say that?) Bitter Is the
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Jan 11, 2012
 
Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History
3.87
liked it
BOOK DESCRIPTION
The subtitle for the book pretty much sums up the topic: “Inside the Largest Diamond Heist In History.” The description from Amazon do
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Jul 2011
Jun 03, 2012
 
The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir
4.05
really liked it
Brief Description: The subtitle pretty much sums up the book: “How Two Manhattanites Became Gentleman Farmers.” After stumbling upon the rundown but f ...more
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Aug 06, 2011
 
Live to Tell (Detective D.D. Warren, #4)
4.18
liked it
I've read almost all of Lisa Gardner's books (with my favorites being her Quincy and Rainie books). Lately, though, I was wondering if she had lost he ...more
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Jul 12, 2010
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