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Wedding Season
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I was expecting this book to be a comedy, and in the beginning it is. The absurdity of the narrator committing to attend seventeen w ...more
Feb 06, 2009
Feb 03, 2009
The Day They Came to Arrest the Book
really liked it
Censorship is dangerous because once you take one book from the shelves it could lead to another and another, and where does it end? Even the bible ha ...more
Aug 18, 2010
Dec 07, 2009
The Pregnancy Countdown Book: Nine Months of Practical Tips, Useful Advice, and Uncensored Truths
liked it
This book is filled with useful facts and brief anecdotes about pregnancy and is arranged as a countdown to baby, so you can read is as you experience ...more
Dec 17, 2011
May 01, 2011
The Help
it was amazing
I cannot praise this book enough. It is one of the best books I have ever read. What I loved most about this book is its ability to show people for wh ...more
Apr 18, 2011
Apr 07, 2011
A Woman's Worth
really liked it
I read this book at a time in my life when I really needed affirmation of my worth as a woman. It definitely lifted me up and helped me to begin to va ...more
Jan 2004
Jul 22, 2008
The Vagina Monologues
it was amazing
This is a book that everyone, especially women, should read. It is the shyness and shame women are made to feel about their bodies and what happens to ...more
Jan 2001
not set
not set
not set
Jan 29, 2009
The Choice
it was ok
I have always enjoyed reading Nicholas Sparks' books in the past. In fact when I want to read a good story that is a quick and easy read, I usually fe ...more
Mar 22, 2010
Nov 23, 2008
The Courage to Be a Stepmom: Finding Your Place Without Losing Yourself
really liked it
The Subtitle (Finding your place without losing yourself) is an accurate description of what the book is about. When I first started looking into the ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 08, 2009
Eat, Pray, Love
it was amazing
This is one of the most significant books I have ever read and after reading another woman's review of the book, I decided to go back and rewrite my o ...more
Apr 30, 2008
Jul 20, 2008
The Year of the Flood  (MaddAddam, #2)
really liked it
This dystopian novel, which overlaps Atwood's last novel "Oryx and Crake" in time, acts as a warning of the inherent problems that can come with the a ...more
Mar 14, 2010
Jan 07, 2010
How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines
really liked it
The subtitle to this book is "A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines", and I would definitely agree with that assessment. I enjo ...more
Feb 24, 2010
Sep 16, 2008
Magical Thinking
really liked it
Not for everyone, but I found this collection of essays very funny and entertaining. I have really liked Augusten Burroughs ever since a friend recomm ...more
Mar 2010
Feb 19, 2010
Letter to My Daughter
liked it
I really enjoyed reading "Letters to My Daughter" in which Maya Angelou conveys various lessons she has learned throughout her life through short vign ...more
Sep 06, 2010
Sep 02, 2010
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
really liked it
This book definitely lived up to all of the hype! I especially loved the way the author develops the characters and handles the conflict between the c ...more
Mar 2012
Feb 25, 2012
The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
really liked it
I read this with my boyfriend and I would recommend it to any couple, especially those who seem to speak different love languages. The five languages ...more
Sep 30, 2008
Aug 24, 2008
Following the Tambourine Man: A Birthmother's Memoir
really liked it
This book was written by one of my favorite college professors, and I really enjoyed reading it. It is about her search for the baby she was forced to ...more
Aug 2009
Jul 20, 2008
The Collected Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
really liked it
Edgar Allan Poe is one of my favorite authors. I love the complex diction and syntax of his writing style. And most of all I love the dark nature of h ...more
not set
Sep 03, 2008
Book by Book: Notes on Reading and Life
liked it
I enjoyed reading this book about books and reading, but it isn't really the kind of book a person (even one who passionately loves books) can sit dow ...more
Apr 2009
Sep 16, 2008
So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading
it was amazing
I have found a kindred spirit in this book's author, Sara Nelson. Like me she is a self diagnosed book-a-holic, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading her c ...more
Apr 05, 2010
Jan 18, 2009
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
liked it
Although this book was very random, and at times made little sense, I did actually enjoy it. I think that its randomness is part of its charm and humo ...more
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
Loves Music, Loves to Dance
it was ok
I read this book because many of my students had read Mary Higgins Clark books for book projects in my class, and they seemed to love them. It was an ...more
Jan 2003
Nov 19, 2009
The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared
liked it
Because I agree that reading (especially to your children) is so important, I was really excited about the premise of this book. A father reading to h ...more
Feb 25, 2012
May 10, 2011
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
really liked it
I can see what all the hype was about. I really enjoyed this book. The story was engaging and the characters intriguing. I am already trying to decide ...more
Nov 2011
Oct 26, 2011
Desert Flower
really liked it
An informative and often disturbing first hand account of what many women are forced to endure in many African countries.
Jan 2006
Oct 24, 2009
Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
really liked it
I really like the way Miller relates his experiences with Christianity to those of everyday life. He presents God in a way in which anyone can relate ...more
Mar 2009
Jul 22, 2008
really liked it
Another Stephen King masterpiece. This book is right up there with some of my other King favorites. Great suspenseful story masterfully crafted with l ...more
Oct 24, 2010
Oct 10, 2010
Stuck in Neutral
really liked it
This book was an amazing story told through the perspective of a boy with cerebral palsy. He has absolutely no control over his muscles (not even his ...more
Aug 22, 2008
Aug 22, 2008
King Lear
it was amazing
This is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays. The language is, as always beautiful.
Jan 1998
not set
Jan 18, 2009
Eldest (Inheritance, #2)
liked it
I would actually probably give this one a 3.5 star rating if I could. Not as good as the first in the series, and it took me a while to really get int ...more
Jul 12, 2012
Jun 06, 2012
Crossroads of Twilight (Wheel of Time, #10)
really liked it
Just like every other book in the series, I really enjoyed the continuation of "The Wheel of Time" Saga. I actually liked this book a little more than ...more
Feb 26, 2010
Nov 10, 2009
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