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The Call
really liked it
What the book is about: A veterinarian in Vermont and the telephone calls he receives, mostly from neighbors in his small town, seeking treatment for ...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
Gardens of Water
really liked it
If I had only "read" this book, I would probably give it only two stars. But I had the rather different experience of listening to parts of it and rea ...more
Sep 25, 2008
Sep 05, 2008
Y is for Yesterday (Kinsey Millhone, #25)
liked it
I started writing my review of Sue Grafton’s latest and last novel yesterday. I was not satisfied with what I had written so I clicked on the X to del ...more
Jan 23, 2018
Jan 26, 2018
Let's Eat Right to Keep Fit
it was ok
This was the only book I ever remember seeing my mother read. Written in 1954, the author was evidently considered to be a prominent nutritionist of h ...more
Dec 29, 2015
Dec 29, 2015
An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith
really liked it
The author is an Episcopal priest who is no longer in what we would term "active ministry." The entire premise of the book, subtitled "A Geography of ...more
Jul 02, 2009
Mar 30, 2009
Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
really liked it
This is truly a book for grammar geeks and one that I enjoyed! The author is a long-time editor of The New Yorker, which is evidentually notorious for ...more
Aug 05, 2016
Aug 11, 2016
Never Eat Your Heart Out
really liked it
This collection of essays was almost a five star rating for me. It was so well written that it made me want to touch the pages and savor every word. ( ...more
Jul 30, 2015
Jul 31, 2015
A Star for Mrs. Blake
liked it
Interesting from the historical point of view, but I was somewhat disappointed with the actual writing. I feel that some story lines were started and ...more
Feb 21, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
liked it
A book from my childhood that I read in one day and was written in a different language over 100 years ago! I searched through many dozen editions and ...more
Jun 06, 2015
Jun 06, 2015
James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing (James Potter, #1)
really liked it
Only available as an ebook, this fan fiction is the story of James Potter, son of Harry and Ginny, and his first year at Hogwarts. It was like meeting ...more
Jan 26, 2014
Jan 26, 2014
In Wilderness
really liked it
It is 1966 and 30-something Katherine is told that she is dying of an unknown disorder and has only months to live. Her body refuses to accept food an ...more
Sep 30, 2017
Nov 30, 2017
The Tsar of Love and Techno
it was amazing
What a wonderful, wonderful book! It is a series of short stories, but they are so interconnected, that they read more like a novel with numerous flas ...more
Jun 2016
Jun 06, 2016
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)
liked it
It is very difficult to give any Harry Potter book less than four stars. With that said, I will admit that I did consider bumping my rating up to four ...more
Aug 03, 2016
Aug 04, 2016
X (Kinsey Millhone, #24)
it was ok
I have this problem with closure. After 23 books, I just have to finish. So close to the end. I'm just glad that Grafton does not write in Hindi with ...more
Aug 09, 2016
Aug 12, 2016
Her Right Foot
really liked it
This is a children's picture book about the Statue of Liberty. Through illustrations and short text, it narrates the gift from France, how it was cons ...more
Jan 29, 2018
Feb 01, 2018
American Savior: A Novel of Divine Politics
really liked it
I went back and forth between 3 and 4 stars for this novel. It is the story of Jesus Christ (yes, THAT Jesus Christ) returning to earth in a small tow ...more
Dec 08, 2012
Dec 17, 2012
Slow Storm
liked it
This graphic novel probably would have been two stars except for the fact that it takes place in Oldham County, Kentucky, my hometown. So it was nice ...more
Jul 07, 2015
Jul 08, 2015
The Plums Hang High
liked it
Selection of this book was based on nostalgia and to determine if my memory of reading this book more than 45 years ago was correct. I do not recall w ...more
Sep 10, 2011
Sep 17, 2011
Life from Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness
liked it
I did not like this book as much as I thought I would. The author, who is also a food blogger, had the goal to make a meal from every country in the w ...more
May 28, 2015
Jun 04, 2015
A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power
liked it
I have to admit that I was somewhat disappointed in this book. I really like Jimmy Carter and all that he has done as an ex-president, but I did not f ...more
May 30, 2014
May 31, 2014
A Thousand Mornings
really liked it
I have fulfilled the poetry category of the reading challenge, and I really liked the book! Oliver's poems were short, sometimes beautiful and often t ...more
Dec 18, 2016
Dec 18, 2016
The Summer Before the War
really liked it
This was a re-read for my book club. I think I liked it even more on the second reading. The themes of war, sexuality, women's rights, refugees, class ...more
Jun 28, 2017
Jul 30, 2017
A Century of November
it was amazing
This book is so aptly titled. When I think of November, I think of gray days and this book was so gray. It is the story of a Canadian widower, who upo ...more
Sep 18, 2017
Oct 26, 2017
In the Shadow of the Banyan
it was amazing
Is autobiographical fiction a category? That is what this book is. It is the fictionalized account of the author's ordeal when the Communist Khmer Rou ...more
Oct 24, 2015
Oct 24, 2015
All the Light We Cannot See
it was amazing
As others have said, this book is very well written. The beautiful prose, in addition to memorable characters, makes it a definite five star novel, th ...more
Sep 02, 2014
Sep 06, 2014
Station Eleven
really liked it
Hard to add anything to what others have said. I did like this book. It illustrates the need for beauty and culture in our lives - in everyone's lives ...more
Apr 25, 2015
Apr 28, 2015
Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son
really liked it
I checked this book out of the library several times, but had to return it before I could read it. I finally downloaded the audio version read by the ...more
Nov 02, 2015
Nov 15, 2015
The Girl Before
it was ok
Why are so many books with "girl" in the title about adult women?
Aug 2017
Oct 27, 2017
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
it was amazing
Over 600 pages and guaranteed to bring me joy! Thank you, J.K. Rowling!
Oct 2016
Oct 05, 2016
Bread Givers
liked it
This book was recommended by a friend when I said that I like stories of immigrants and attempts of 1st and 2nd generations to assimilate. This is evi ...more
Jan 18, 2015
Feb 16, 2015
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