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The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
liked it
I have a hard time giving this book only 3 stars, but I believe that I can't honestly give it any more. I wanted so much to love this book, as I'm all ...more
Jan 17, 2016
Jan 13, 2016
Nights In The Gardens Of Spain
it was amazing
I very nearly gave this book four stars, but then I went ahead and gave it the extra star. Why? This book is wonderful.

David Munro has a successful c
May 31, 2010
May 28, 2010
The Girl on the Train
liked it
Hmm, well, everyone else seems to be absolutely enthralled with this book. I can see how folks would say this is an "un-put-down-able" book, but it ju ...more
Apr 06, 2015
Apr 04, 2015
American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee
did not like it
I've been reading this book for 4 days, and I'm only 39% of the way through. I rarely give up on a book, but I'm going to have to do just that. There ...more
Sep 19, 2017
Sep 15, 2017
Cider With Rosie
really liked it
I stumbled upon this book after reading The Last Resort: A Memoir of Zimbabwe, as Douglas Rogers mentions that As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning b ...more
Jan 22, 2016
Jan 19, 2016
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
really liked it
I really did enjoy this book, which is surprising since ancient Rome isn't really my thing. Greenblatt does a fantastic job of bringing Poggio Braccio ...more
Aug 07, 2013
Jul 26, 2013
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
it was amazing
This is really an impressive book. While English was one of my favorite subjects in both high school and college, I didn't major in it as it was beat ...more
Feb 24, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
Sarah's Quilt (Sarah Agnes Prine, #2)
it was amazing
I agree with many reviewers here on Goodreads that Sarah's Quilt isn't quite as good as These Is My Words, the first in the series. That said, this is ...more
Jan 06, 2010
Jan 04, 2010
Once We Were Brothers
it was ok
I've come to depend on Goodreads and its rating system to tell me whether a book is worth my time or not. Seeing that this book receives an average of ...more
Oct 17, 2015
Oct 15, 2015
liked it
We all know that in 1906, San Francisco was destroyed by an earthquake and subsequent fire. But what was new to me was the extreme corruption found in ...more
Aug 22, 2011
Aug 17, 2011
The Story the Soldiers Wouldn't Tell: Sex in the Civil War
really liked it
Quite a fascinating look at the private lives of American soldiers during the Civil War. It doesn't surprise me that the descendents of these soldiers ...more
Jun 15, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
The Voyage of the Narwhal
really liked it
I put off reading this book for too long, so I perhaps wasn't in the mindset to read it, knowing it *had* to go back to the library as soon as possibl ...more
Oct 27, 2015
Oct 23, 2015
The Unwanted: A Memoir of Childhood
it was amazing
Kien Nguyen isn't much older than my husband, but the horror he lived through in Vietnam as a child is far beyond the scope of any American's imaginat ...more
Apr 04, 2013
Apr 03, 2013
The Moonflower Vine
it was amazing
I admit I am a sucker for books set in an era long past, and even moreso for books detailing a family saga. There is nothing I love better than to wat ...more
Mar 06, 2013
Mar 06, 2013
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
really liked it
Life in America can be extremely rough for its poorest citizens. Even though we don't like to admit it, we still have many children who are malnourish ...more
Apr 29, 2013
Feb 08, 2013
Beautiful Lies (Ridley Jones, #1)
it was ok
I've been on quite the thriller kick lately; I'm not sure why. But hand me a thriller, or tell me you've read a great one, and I begin almost salivati ...more
Jun 04, 2015
Jun 02, 2015
The Blackest Streets: The Life and Death of a Victorian Slum
really liked it
From the first page, when a foray into the Old Nichol is made by a Communist and an Anarchist, the reader is engrossed in Wise's description of the wo ...more
Mar 2016
Feb 07, 2016
Maus: A Survivor's Tale : My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1)
it was amazing
A very compelling and unique memoir of a Jew living in Poland during the Holocaust. Spiegelman's father was a successful young man with a beautiful wi ...more
Mar 15, 2014
Mar 14, 2014
At the End of the World: A True Story of Murder in the Arctic
did not like it
The title makes this book seem so very fascinating. True crime that takes place in a super remote area, involving Native Americans? There is so much t ...more
May 07, 2017
May 04, 2017
Home Fires: The Story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War
really liked it
Having seen the drama of the same name on PBS here in America, I was excited to see that this was also a book. However, please be aware that the show ...more
Mar 07, 2016
Mar 01, 2016
The Future Homemakers of America
really liked it
I'd love to give this four and a half stars, but four will have to do.

Peggy Dewey is an Air Force wife whose husband is stationed to Norfolk, England
Jun 21, 2010
Jun 17, 2010
The Widow
liked it
About six weeks ago, Stephen King tweeted out this message: "If you liked GONE GIRL and THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, you might want to pick up THE WIDOW, by ...more
May 18, 2016
May 16, 2016
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
really liked it
When I was sent this book by Bas Bleu for its March installment of the Book of the Month Club, I was a little concerned with its length, considering I ...more
Mar 25, 2015
Nov 10, 2014
Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales, #4)
it was amazing
Every time in school that I took US History, we'd get just past the Civil War and Reconstruction, and maybe make it to the turn of the 20th century, b ...more
Mar 18, 2015
Mar 18, 2015
Traitor's Blood (Civil War Chronicles, #1)
really liked it
Being an American, we learn next to nothing about the Civil Wars that tore the British Isles apart during the 1600s, as the monarchy and Parliament st ...more
Jun 13, 2013
Jun 09, 2013
Gone Girl
really liked it
I just... WOW. What just happened??? Gillian Flynn totally just screwed with my head in every way possible, and yet I kept reading. It's also surprisi ...more
Aug 30, 2012
Jun 13, 2012
My Life in France
it was amazing
I LOVED this book. It doesn't hurt that I love cooking in general, and understand Julia Child's sheer joy regarding food. But I also loved the inclusi ...more
Jul 15, 2014
not set
Jun 15, 2011
Barefoot Gen, Volume Five: The Never-Ending War
it was amazing
It is now December of 1947. It's been two and a half years since the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, but life is still incredibly difficult for the res ...more
Aug 02, 2017
Aug 02, 2017
Race Across Alaska: First Woman to Win the Iditarod Tells Her Story
it was amazing
I'm not even sure why I am so fascinated by Alaska. Maybe it's because I much prefer the winter over the summer (I hate heat and I hate sweating), so ...more
Jan 30, 2018
Jan 29, 2018
Barefoot Gen, Volume Two: The Day After
it was amazing
The Day After picks up where Barefoot Gen, Volume One: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima leaves off. The bomb has destroyed Hiroshima, and only Gen and his ...more
May 30, 2017
May 29, 2017
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