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Palestine
4.20
it was amazing
We in the States are always told that we have to support the Israelis. Remember what the Jews have endured with the Holocaust! Why didn't we stop Hitl ...more
Apr 10, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
 
The Kid
2.68
it was ok
What a terrible, awful book. It's not the writing. Sapphire's writing is amazing. But Abdul is such a terrible, unlikeable, awful person. And being in ...more
Jul 27, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
 
The Star Host (Broken Moon, #1)
3.97
it was amazing
When I was in high school, my favorite author was Robert A. Heinlein. I loved him so much because he wrote sci-fi books that felt so accessible; he to ...more
Feb 16, 2016
Feb 16, 2016
 
Green Dolphin Street
4.19
it was amazing
As soon as Marianne sets her eyes on William Ozanne, after his father finally returns to his birthplace, she also sets her cap for him. From that very ...more
Sep 15, 2010
Sep 06, 2010
 
Between Them: Remembering My Parents
3.74
really liked it
One of my self-imposed chores is the family's ironing, done about once a week while standing at the ironing board in the laundry room. Too lazy to bri ...more
May 26, 2017
May 25, 2017
 
Sorry to Disrupt the Peace
3.44
it was ok
I never read reviews before I start a book. I usually glance at the rating just to make sure a book isn't total crap, but I like to make up my own min ...more
Jun 09, 2017
Jun 07, 2017
 
Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival
4.08
it was amazing
In July of 1996, I and 21 of my fellow church members traveled to Kenya on a mission trip. Aside from short stays in both Nairobi and Mombasa, we spen ...more
Jul 13, 2017
Jul 10, 2017
 
Not a Sound
3.82
it was ok
I can see why a lot of people would love this book, but it just wasn't for me. I did enjoy having a unique protagonist in the form of Amelia Winn, a w ...more
Aug 02, 2017
Jul 29, 2017
 
The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria
4.13
it was amazing
I heard about this book on NPR and knew immediately that I had to read it. I like to think that I'm a very open-minded person, and I wanted to get a h ...more
Mar 21, 2017
Mar 17, 2017
 
From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
4.27
it was amazing
This is an absolute must-read. Here in America, we are so separated from death. It is something to be feared, kept away from, hidden behind expensive ...more
Jan 2018
Dec 28, 2017
 
The Woman with a Worm in Her Head: And Other True Stories of Infectious Disease
4.01
really liked it
Please do not read this book if you are a hypochondriac in any way. If you don't, you'll believe you are dying from some crazy microbe or virus or wor ...more
Jan 17, 2013
Jan 16, 2013
 
Saving Rachel
3.37
did not like it
This book is really terrible. I'm sure it doesn't help that I read it right after finishing a Harlan Coben novel, a man who really knows how to write ...more
Oct 04, 2011
Oct 04, 2011
 
Artemis
3.67
did not like it
Folks, if you want to read a fantastic book about living in a city on the moon, find a copy of Robert A. Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. Even ...more
Dec 11, 2017
Dec 07, 2017
 
Secret Daughter: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away
3.78
liked it
It's hard for me to articulate how I feel about this book. I've always been fascinated by race, and though I am white (and therefore part of the "priv ...more
Dec 08, 2011
Dec 06, 2011
 
The Bitch in the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth About Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood, and Marriage
3.52
did not like it
I just couldn't do it anymore. I got halfway through this book and had to quit -- and I never quit books. I felt like most of these women are rather n ...more
Oct 15, 2010
Oct 10, 2010
 
Tulip Fever
3.51
really liked it
Having just finished The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, I figured I'd stay in 17th century Holland just a little longer with this book. And really, I h ...more
Jun 24, 2016
Jun 23, 2016
 
Girl in the Moonlight
3.46
it was ok
I'd really like to figure out where I found out about this book, and then throttle the person responsible. I have a sneaky suspicion it was either Goo ...more
Jun 29, 2015
Jun 28, 2015
 
The Story of My Tits
3.86
it was amazing
I made a stop at a library other than my home branch to pick up a movie, and that particular branch had an entire display on feminism, featuring books ...more
Apr 23, 2018
Apr 23, 2018
 
Girl Waits with Gun (Kopp Sisters, #1)
3.78
it was amazing
This book is so much fun! It's quick, fast, and engrossing read, and what makes it even better is it's mostly true! I really enjoyed Stewart's afterwo ...more
Jul 25, 2017
not set
Jul 20, 2017
 
The Mercy of Thin Air
3.83
it was amazing
I adored this book. It shouldn't take me five days to read a book that's just about 300 pages long, but that's exactly what happened. I found myself f ...more
Apr 21, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
 
How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life
4.16
it was amazing
What a fabulously fascinating book! I think this is the book I've always been looking for. I've been curious for much of my life about how our forebea ...more
Nov 26, 2014
Nov 24, 2014
 
The Red Car
3.38
it was ok
I suspect this is another of those books that to me falls into the category of the Emperor's new clothes. No one is brave enough to tell the Emperor t ...more
Jan 05, 2017
Jan 05, 2017
 
All Grown Up
3.42
it was ok
Let me just get out of the way that I am not the targeted audience of this book. I may be female, but I've been married since I was 22, which also mea ...more
Apr 25, 2017
Apr 24, 2017
 
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
3.85
it was amazing
I have no real recollection of listening to a program on NPR discussing this, though I know that's where I heard of it, so I went in to this novel wit ...more
Jun 23, 2016
Jun 20, 2016
 
Exit Wounds
3.57
really liked it
I never read reviews before I read a book because doing so generally colors my opinions of said books. But sometimes I wish I had, and this is one of ...more
Jun 18, 2018
Jun 18, 2018
 
This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen
4.11
it was amazing
Modern readers seem to want their Holocaust memoirs to have a happy ending. Yes, it was terrible what the inmates had to endure, the lack of food or c ...more
Nov 08, 2017
Nov 07, 2017
 
Inside the O'Briens
3.98
it was ok
When I started this book, I was excited to see that it took place in Boston. Living just south, in Rhode Island, and having several Bostonian friends, ...more
Jun 23, 2015
Jun 22, 2015
 
The Church of Dead Girls
3.65
it was ok
After three girls go missing from a small upstate New York town, the town is ripped apart from the effects of suspicion. Where are the girls? Who has ...more
Jun 13, 2010
Jun 07, 2010
 
Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions (Kopp Sisters #3)
3.75
really liked it
This was another excellent installment in the Constance Kopp series! I really enjoyed that Stewart moved a little outside the Kopp family for the plot ...more
Oct 07, 2017
Oct 06, 2017
 
No One Can Pronounce My Name
3.70
really liked it
This is another book I heard about on NPR, and I am really enjoying NPR's recommendations. My family came here from Eastern Europe just before the tur ...more
Jul 05, 2017
Jun 30, 2017
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