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Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
4.12
it was amazing
This book really helped me better understand what is happening in the red states and why they are where they are politically. And the fleshed out stor ...more
not set
Oct 12, 2017
 
Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
4.19
it was amazing
So far this is so interesting. About a dog, a stray that happened into the author's life and how they grew to be such a great team. He also adds a lot ...more
Jun 08, 2009
Jun 06, 2009
 
News of the World
4.10
it was amazing
One of the best books I have read in a long time. And I read a lot.
not set
Oct 09, 2016
 
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
3.52
liked it
Again, I really enjoyed this. I've already requested the next two from the library. I read this while visiting my brother. It took me only two nights ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 29, 2009
 
Black White and Jewish
3.76
really liked it
I really enjoyed this autobiography about the daughter of Alice Walker (The Color Purple, among other things). She had a tough time shuttling back and ...more
Aug 19, 2009
Aug 19, 2009
 
Revolutionary Road
3.90
liked it
Many internal monologues about making choices and avoiding/succombing to temptation. About truthfulness and delusion. Disatisfaction with life as an a ...more
Jul 29, 2009
Jul 29, 2009
 
Apples and Oranges: My Brother and Me, Lost and Found
2.87
liked it
A book about a brother sister relationship that was quite difficult. Also about apples, which I found boring!! The sister diagnosed her brother as OCD ...more
Aug 19, 2009
Aug 19, 2009
 
The God of Small Things
3.92
it was amazing
I just finished this. It was realy interesting, and I wish that I had someone to discuss it with. It was a complex book about a messed up family in In ...more
Apr 26, 2009
Apr 19, 2009
 
Labyrinth (Languedoc, #1)
3.55
really liked it
A really exciting story about the holy grail. It combined a present day story with a story from the middle ages. With connections between the characte ...more
Sep 07, 2009
Sep 07, 2009
 
Journey of a Thousand Miles: My Story
3.93
liked it
Interesting in terms of learning more about the life of a musical prodigy and also about the culture of China. I had recently seen a Chinese movie, th ...more
Aug 19, 2009
Aug 19, 2009
 
People of the Book
4.01
it was amazing
An excellent work of historical fiction that told the story of a Jewish prayer book through its long history. Told stories of the persecution of the J ...more
Jan 2009
Apr 12, 2009
 
Blessings
3.58
really liked it
Really good story and characters. Didn't follow the normal plot lines. I love Anna Quindlen's insights into her characters and how they grow and chang ...more
Jul 29, 2009
Jul 29, 2009
 
Those Who Save Us
4.13
really liked it
This was a really good, if disturbing story, about a young woman (Aryan) trying to survive in Nazi Germany. The end is a bit contrived, but still, it ...more
Jun 18, 2009
Jun 18, 2009
 
My Side of the Mountain (Mountain, #1)
4.04
really liked it
Really good book about a boy leaving civilization and his family and living self-sufficiently on a mountain. Ian and I listened to it on CD and we bot ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 29, 2009
 
The Middle Place
3.86
really liked it
Great book about the author's relationship with her father, her life and her diagnosis with breast cancer at a young age. Her father had cancer at the ...more
Jul 29, 2009
Jul 29, 2009
 
Happens Every Day: An All Too True Story
3.47
liked it
This woman broke down what happened to end her marriage, and psychoanalyzed every bit of it. It was interesting to read. I did enjoy this book, even a ...more
Aug 19, 2009
Aug 19, 2009
 
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
3.80
liked it
I didn't love this book. I probably didn't give it enough of my brain while I was reading it. It was okay. I bought it for my husband, who reads very ...more
Apr 30, 2009
Apr 26, 2009
 
Arthur & George
3.70
it was ok
Tells a story about Sir Arthur Canon Doyle. IT's interesting. I'm adding this later. I finally finished it. It was a slog. It was too long! At the end ...more
Jun 06, 2009
May 30, 2009
 
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
3.69
liked it
Sad to be at the end of the story! I enjoyed the books while they lasted. How I have to catch up on all the stuff I wasn't doing while I raced through ...more
not set
Jul 15, 2009
 
Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
3.69
really liked it
What is so great about these books? The story is really creative and they are like something salty/sweet that you can't stop eating. Really enjoyed it ...more
not set
Jul 15, 2009
 
Tears of the Giraffe
3.96
liked it
I listened to this on tape. I really enjoyed it. Very light, but with a multi-cultural aspect that I hadn't been expecting! I would listen to another ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 29, 2009
 
My Long Trip Home: A Family Memoir
3.65
liked it
Pretty good but not great. That said, he and his family were interesting people. He writes well and with maturity.
not set
Jul 16, 2013
 
Angle of Repose
4.27
really liked it
Good book about the early west and human nature. A bit long, but other than that, very good.
Aug 23, 2009
Aug 23, 2009
 
Death Comes to Pemberley
3.23
liked it
A fun visit with these characters in a different situation. P D James did a good job!
not set
Jul 18, 2012
 
The Buddha in the Attic
3.61
liked it
It was interesting subject matter, but I missed the sense of narrative and investing in a few characters. That said, it was educational and a quick re ...more
Aug 15, 2012
Aug 06, 2012
 
The Time in Between
4.06
really liked it
Great summer read!! Intelligent, well written and a suspenseful story.
Jul 28, 2013
Jul 28, 2013
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.05
it was amazing
this is s facinating book that teaches many lessons. i highly recommend it.
not set
May 07, 2011
 
Bring Up the Bodies
4.27
really liked it
Really well done book about Thomas Cromwell. If you start with the first book, it is interesting to see his evolution. It is a novel but based on Mant ...more
Jan 25, 2013
Jan 06, 2013
 
Belong to Me
3.85
liked it
**spoiler alert** Kind of predictable, but an okay story. I was looking for something light. There's a death in here, so I didn't really get too light ...more
Apr 19, 2009
Apr 12, 2009
 
Charming Billy
3.41
really liked it
An interesting read. I like to read about Irish Catholic families since I married into one of those.
Aug 12, 2012
Aug 06, 2012
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