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Bossypants
3.94
really liked it
I figured I would feel exactly about this book as I do about Tina Fey. 90% of the time, I think she's hilarious and smart and I want to be friends wit ...more
May 17, 2011
May 14, 2011
 
Little Women (Little Women, #1)
4.04
it was amazing
I have said for years and years how much I like this book, but I realized when I started reading it on Sunday that I might not have picked it up since ...more
Feb 23, 2009
Feb 26, 2009
 
Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, #3)
3.82
it was amazing
TISSUE ALERT!

Well, I was told to have more tissues on hand for this book than the other two. That was good advice. This definitely had more heavy mome
...more
Mar 2005
Jan 02, 2009
 
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
4.22
liked it
After reading the tangled mystery cover to cover, holding my breath to see if this or that person would escape the thugs, would they figure it out and ...more
Jul 19, 2010
Jul 19, 2010
 
The Future Homemakers of America
3.63
liked it
So. . . I'm not even sure how to write the journal entry on this one. It's interesting what goes through your head as you read each book. It's very Am ...more
Oct 2005
Jan 02, 2009
 
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
3.60
it was ok
Another Lousy Oprah's Bookclub Book

I remember when Oprah was promoting this one on her show, and I remember thinking, "that's another one I won't both
...more
Jul 2010
Jul 12, 2010
 
The Night Circus
4.03
really liked it
Wow. What to call this? Fantasy? Yes. A love story? Absolutely, complete with star-crossed lovers. What else? A little bit of sci-fi maybe? Certainly ...more
Nov 20, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.26
it was amazing
Review from July 2011:
Read this for book club, and I loved it just as much the second time as I did the first. More so, in fact. This could be an annu
...more
Jul 19, 2011
Dec 02, 2008
 
The White Stag
3.59
it was ok
I really was thinking we'd turned a corner on Newbery books I like, but this one was ... well, it just didn't do it for me.

I wanted to like it, but as
...more
Sep 2010
Sep 07, 2010
 
Spoiled (Spoiled, #1)
3.57
This was charming and darling (charling? darming?) and went by like a flash. It can't get any better than a "Clueless"-type girl with a friend named A ...more
Jun 21, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
 
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
3.97
liked it
Interestingly, I liked this, but not as much as the previous Newbery winner (Rifles for Watie). This seemed a little more fluffy and honestly, wasn't ...more
Feb 25, 2013
Feb 24, 2013
 
The Storyteller's Daughter: One Woman's Return to Her Lost Homeland
3.82
really liked it
It's hard to know what to say about this book. I said a lot of it in the journal entry for the audio version. I am so glad I was introduced to this bo ...more
Aug 2007
Dec 04, 2008
 
Middlesex
3.98
liked it
**spoiler alert** This was an odd book. I just keep saying that, over and over. This is a really odd book. For example, Callie's story was interesting ...more
Feb 2009
Jan 12, 2009
 
Oxygen
3.68
really liked it
This book had me intrigued at page 2, and I wasn't happy when I had to put it down for interruptions. The technical medical parts I found fascinating, ...more
May 10, 2011
May 03, 2011
 
The Poisonwood Bible
4.03
it was ok
URGH! I just had half of a long journal entry written, and the computer (or my palm on the track pad) wiped it out!

It started with a post I made on Fa
...more
Apr 16, 2010
Apr 16, 2010
 
The Rebellion of Jane Clarke
3.74
liked it
I didn't dislike this book, and for historical fiction it went superfast, but I also felt like it was trying to give me a feminist agenda. Sadly, it d ...more
Dec 03, 2011
Dec 02, 2011
 
Onion John
3.43
liked it
It was ok - just ok. I loved the conversation between Andy and his father at the end, which is what earned it a third star. Otherwise, it was just kin ...more
Mar 10, 2013
Mar 08, 2013
 
A Thousand Acres
3.79
liked it
Well, I've processed the book a bit, and I also watched the DVD. I'm still trying to decide if I'd say I "liked" it or not. I guess I did like it, but ...more
Dec 16, 2005
Jan 04, 2009
 
One True Thing
4.01
liked it
Lame book review from BookCrossing, part the first:
Wow, I cried a lot in this book!

When a book has been made into a movie, I never prefer having the p
...more
May 2006
Dec 31, 2008
 
Why Girls Are Weird
3.70
really liked it
**spoiler alert** My first comment on this book:
WOO HOO! I am going to find out why I am weird :) I always thought I was weird because of the Transiti
...more
Jun 2006
Dec 31, 2008
 
Smilla's Sense of Snow
3.73
liked it
I've seen this title in multiple languages on the sidebar of the BookCrossing website so many times, and it's always intrigued me. In speaking with a ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 21, 2009
 
Giants in the Earth
3.99
it was ok
I read this because I'm the daughter of an immigrant (Holland; not Norway), and I lived in North Dakota for several years.

Thoughts -- randomly:

This is
...more
Mar 2005
Jan 02, 2009
 
Scumble (Savvy, #2)
4.03
really liked it
"Scumble" is a great sequel to "Savvy"! I got it yesterday and finished it before going to sleep, it was so good. I was kind of "meh" on the beginning ...more
Feb 04, 2011
Feb 04, 2011
 
Princess Academy (Princess Academy, #1)
4.02
really liked it
What a wonderful book! So odd to read it after Infidel, though. I was thinking I just wanted something "lite" to follow that -- and it was definitely ...more
Dec 10, 2011
Dec 10, 2011
 
Daddy's Girl
3.72
liked it
**spoiler alert** So ... now that I read three Scottoline books in three days and didn't feel like writing the reviews as I went, I don't have much to ...more
Jan 17, 2011
Jan 22, 2011
 
Strawberry Girl
3.86
liked it
I continue to be confused by what the Newbery committee is/was thinking and what they consider a level of appropriateness for children. I'm also surpr ...more
Apr 16, 2011
Apr 14, 2011
 
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
4.01
it was ok
I never know what to think of stories like this. I'm also struck by how life circumstances affect my feelings/opinion about a book. So I'm going to go ...more
Sep 16, 2011
Sep 15, 2011
 
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
3.19
it was ok
This was a very well-written, very strange, strange book. I don't even know what I think about it. The first half was pretty interesting, albeit a bit ...more
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 12, 2011
 
Adam of the Road
3.75
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Now *here* is a Newbery I can embrace! First, it was more than a lame short story (I'm looking at you, Matchlock Gun). Second, it ac ...more
Feb 02, 2011
Jan 30, 2011
 
Columbine
4.26
really liked it
On April 20, 1999, I was in Omaha, NE on a business trip, working as a trainer for a financial services firm. All the Financial Advisors had TVs in th ...more
Mar 05, 2011
Mar 02, 2011
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