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How to Be Good
3.18
it was ok
This book made me sad. It was really, really depressing. In fact, so much that it actually put me in a bad mood while I was reading it.

Don't get me wr
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Apr 2008
Dec 02, 2008
 
Tough Choices: A Memoir
3.64
liked it
The first half of this book is totally inspiring. It's a great book on leadership, and one that anyone in business should read. It actually made me wa ...more
Dec 28, 2008
Dec 22, 2008
 
The Story of Mankind
3.32
it was ok
I have finished The Book. Mr. van Loon's Narcoleptic Affect (thanks for that, Jen) notwithstanding, I enjoyed it. Seriously, I have never in my life f ...more
Mar 2008
Dec 02, 2008
 
The Christmas Shoes (Christmas Hope #1)
4.23
liked it
I'm not sure why I'd start reading a book like this on the anniversary of the day my dad died, but I started it yesterday. After sobbing through the f ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 15, 2008
 
Night Watch (Watch #1)
3.97
really liked it
ok, so the BBC read this right at the end of the year/beginning of 2008. And now it's almost the end of March, so I can hardly be expected to remember ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 02, 2008
 
Better Late Than Never: My Story
3.59
really liked it
Dangit. I read this one really quickly, right before Thanksgiving, I think, and then didn't get my review written and got sucked into the holiday whir ...more
Nov 2008
Dec 01, 2008
 
Smiley's People
4.25
liked it
This was my first Le Carré, and I enjoyed it. Having heard his name for at least my entire adult life, I always thought I should have read one of his ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 02, 2008
 
Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority Girl's Guide to Why It Often Sucks in the City, or Who Are These Idiots and Why Do They All Live Next Door to Me?
4.06
really liked it
I'm on a short business trip (leaving this afternoon), and finished this one last night in my hotel room (it was this or the revamped "American Gladia ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 02, 2008
 
The Book of Salt
3.49
liked it
I was 3/4 of the way through this when I took a phone call from a friend and was trying to explain to her why I didn't like it. "You just don't love t ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 02, 2008
 
Breakfast at Tiffany's
3.90
it was ok
So this ended up being my first "read" of 2008. Actually, I started it in 2007, had 12 people to my house for Christmas, and finished it in 2008 :)

So.
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Jan 2008
Dec 02, 2008
 
Day Watch (Watch #2)
4.05
liked it
So first, I HATE this cover! The whole time I was reading this book, I tried to hide it :) It seriously freaks me out and I'll be glad to get it out o ...more
Mar 2008
Dec 02, 2008
 
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
3.90
it was ok
I read this one for book club, and we did sort of discuss it to death, so I'm not too excited to write a big long book review.

However, I will put a fe
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May 2008
Dec 02, 2008
 
Smoky the Cow Horse
3.94
did not like it
There were several reasons I didn’t like this book, the main being that the book as a whole is, to me, illustrative of the fact that there just wasn’t ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 28, 2009
 
Wuthering Heights
3.83
it was ok
**spoiler alert** This is a seriously a weird book! Why was this such a "classic" that all high school English classes (except mine, of course) had to ...more
not set
Dec 02, 2008
 
Sammy's House
3.60
really liked it
Now this is some very smart chick lit! In fact, it might be too smart to be called chick lit. So what is it? Just political/relational fiction? That d ...more
Nov 2008
Dec 02, 2008
 
Eat, Pray, Love
3.52
really liked it
It's hard to write a book review for this book, because the copy I read belonged to a friend who is taking it with her on a trip, and she asked a smal ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 02, 2008
 
You're Not You
3.73
liked it
**spoiler alert** Good writing with totally random references that felt completely natural: in "translating" for Kat, "I tried to match the tone she u ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 28, 2009
 
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
4.15
it was amazing
I have a new favorite book! Like 84, Charing Cross Road, this is a book by a reader, for readers. As I said in the Top 5 Reads for May BookCrossing th ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 02, 2008
 
Sammy's Hill (Samantha Joyce, #1)
3.53
liked it
I have to start this review by saying that this is classic chick lit. That is, if you don't really like chick lit, or need something with a little mor ...more
Nov 2008
Dec 02, 2008
 
The Guy Not Taken: Stories
3.47
it was ok
I was just checking out my reviews on the library website and realized I'd never added this one. So here's what I wrote on November 23, 2008:

Auugh! Ho
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Nov 2008
Aug 27, 2010
 
Something Blue (Darcy & Rachel, #2)
3.92
did not like it
Darcy Rhone is the poor man's version of a combination of Jane Austen's Emma and Sophie Kinsella's Becky Blomwood. And I don't like Becky at all. Sadl ...more
Jul 2008
Dec 02, 2008
 
Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
3.78
really liked it
I loved this book! However, I made the mistake of not writing a review of it right after I read it, and I didn't mark pages I wanted to comment on, so ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 02, 2008
 
The Trumpeter of Krakow
3.75
it was ok
This is definitely better than the last few Newbery books (1922-1928), and honestly, I really wanted to like it, given my SIL's birthplace (Poland). B ...more
Dec 2008
Nov 30, 2008
 
Saving Faith
3.84
liked it
Interesting, if a little predictable. Along the lines of books like "Rainbow Six" and Ludlum, it kept my interest but didn't keep me up all night :) A ...more
Feb 2008
Dec 02, 2008
 
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
3.99
it was ok
Purchased this one for book club (BBC). BBC member comments will be here.

I have a ton of thoughts on this book that I might continue adding to, but le
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Feb 2008
Dec 02, 2008
 
Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office
3.90
liked it
I seriously love this author. She cracks me up, she tells the truth, and if I could, I'd be her new best friend. Heck, I'm even blogstalking her blog. ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 02, 2008
 
16 Lighthouse Road (Cedar Cove, #1)
4.08
it was ok
I read this on a plane from Denver to Chicago, and took almost no notes on it. Here's what I got :)

I loved that Charlotte's favorite thing was getting
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Mar 2008
Jan 17, 2009
 
It Takes Two (2-in-1)
3.65
it was ok
This was a totally lite, totally cheesy sorta trashy romance novel. Perfect to finish while waiting at the airport in Denver for a flight to Newark. W ...more
Aug 2008
Jan 28, 2009
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