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Who Moved My Cheese?
3.74
it was amazing
Just re-read this in order to get out of a slump...ended up typing my version of Haw's points and posting it at my desk at work. I'm visualizing new c ...more
Sep 11, 2008
May 18, 2008
 
Goblin Market
4.08
it was amazing
I fell in love with the Pre-Raphaelites in college. Christina Rossetti was an enigma. Praised for her Christian virtue and religious writings, Goblin ...more
Jun 04, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
 
Dead Ice (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #24)
3.85
did not like it
85 pages in we've had 10 pages of plot exposition and 6 pages of sex , the rest has been men in law enforcement can't handle preternatural women and g ...more
Jul 22, 2015
Jul 22, 2015
 
The Winding Ways Quilt (Elm Creek Quilts, #12)
3.95
really liked it
A continuation of the lives of the original Elm Creek Quilting founders. We didn't get much development on the new members and only a cameo from the C ...more
Apr 20, 2008
Apr 04, 2008
 
I Hated Heaven: A Novel of Love After Death
3.57
liked it
Definitely a different view of heaven. I really had a hard time with a few of the scenes - after all I believe that if God breaks laws then he ceases ...more
not set
Jan 02, 2009
 
Easter Bunny Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #19)
3.73
liked it
If you're a fan of tightly written mysteries which stick to the main story line, this is not for you. The book wanders between the mystery, tales of t ...more
May 26, 2013
May 26, 2013
 
House of Sand and Fog
3.83
really liked it
Over halfway through and hate the female American, not sure on the female Iranian, commiserate with the male Iranian protagonist. Disturbed by the ant ...more
Apr 28, 2009
Apr 22, 2009
 
Daughter of the Blood (The Black Jewels #1)
4.12
did not like it
If I had read this in my teens or early 20's I may have enjoyed it. Now, I really am not into worlds where powerful women enslave men. I like Lucivar' ...more
Jul 24, 2016
Jul 24, 2016
 
Confronting the Myth of Self-Esteem: Twelve Keys to Finding Peace
4.36
it was amazing
After reading this book, I don't want my family to have self-esteem. There is too much selfishness in the world for us to esteem only ourselves withou ...more
Jan 2004
Jul 30, 2007
 
Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)
4.46
liked it
Don't try and read it, listen to the audiobook. It's definitely geared for a teen audience complete with whiny characters.
Dec 03, 2016
Sep 28, 2016
 
Four In Hand (Regencies, #2)
3.80
liked it
Not bad, Stephanie does well with the multiple character story lines. She did have Four in Hand on this one. I expected at least one pun regarding a c ...more
Jan 31, 2009
Jan 30, 2009
 
Pack Animals (Torchwood, #7)
3.62
really liked it
Based on the popular BBC Dr. Who spin-off, this book contains a story not contained in any episode I've seen. As with the series, much of the story is ...more
Jan 11, 2009
Jan 11, 2009
 
Brother Odd (Odd Thomas, #3)
3.98
liked it
Haven't read the other two in the series but this was pretty good. It's one of those books you can listen to(read)without having read the previous boo ...more
Mar 04, 2009
Mar 04, 2009
 
10th Anniversary (Women's Murder Club, #10)
4.05
liked it
I understand the need for character development in a series and it was nice to get viewpoints from other characters. But as a murder mystery -meh.
Jun 16, 2015
Jun 24, 2015
 
11th Hour (Women's Murder Club, #11)
4.02
liked it
Back to the murders but still a lot more angst going on than the series started with.
Jun 18, 2015
Jun 24, 2015
 
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
3.66
did not like it
Definite proof that writers need editors. I only read the first two chapters and could not suspend enough disbelief to accept the premise of the book. ...more
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 17, 2012
 
Dream Eyes (Dark Legacy, #2)
3.95
liked it
I think this book helped me realize what it is about Jayne Ann Krentz novels that I like. There's a great mystery, not just the romance. The women alw ...more
Feb 17, 2013
Feb 17, 2013
 
Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson, #7)
4.35
really liked it
Yes, I put this under fantasy. It's strange how a distinction between fantasy and urban fantasy arose. It's even more painful to see that fantasy has ...more
Jun 08, 2013
Jun 08, 2013
 
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)
3.97
it was amazing
It's been ages since I devoured a book this delicious. Some of my favorite quotes - "But no one may know the shape of the tale in which they move...St ...more
Aug 13, 2012
Aug 13, 2012
 
The Lost Gate (Mither Mages, #1)
3.82
really liked it
Card declares himself a storyteller and he writes with the oral tradition in mind. In his afterwords, he declares that the audiobook is the most perfe ...more
Feb 15, 2011
Feb 11, 2011
 
Neuromancer
3.88
liked it
Gibson is credited with creating the term Cyberspace in a short story preceding this novel. Within the novel, what we recognize as the world wide web ...more
Feb 09, 2013
Feb 09, 2013
 
The Baker Street Letters (Baker Street Letters #1)
3.14
really liked it
A few days ago I picked up the Brothers of Baker Street and then my son pointed out it was a 2nd novel. I bought the first one through my Nookcolor an ...more
Mar 25, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
 
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
3.91
liked it
Jasper Fforde's alternate universe includes a never ending Crimean war, a performance where Richard III sounds much like The Rocky Horror Picture Show ...more
Apr 18, 2009
Dec 14, 2008
 
The Mystified Magistrate and Other Tales
3.58
really liked it
I picked this up because it was the one of two books the library had by the Marquis de Sade. For his time, deSade was considered pornographic. If he w ...more
Feb 18, 2009
Feb 20, 2009
 
Rivers of London (Peter Grant, #1)
3.92
really liked it
However, the US title is Midnight Riot - I wish they had left the original title it makes more sense. I did love that they didn't Americanize the lang ...more
Jun 30, 2011
Jan 12, 2011
 
The Scot, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Accidental Witch Trilogy, #3)
3.94
liked it
This did not get put in paranormal although it features a witch and a curse from the past because it really didn't have much of the paranormal in it. ...more
Aug 05, 2011
Aug 08, 2011
 
The Fortune Quilt
3.83
liked it
I grabbed this off the readers choice shelf at the library mainly for the quilt aspect. It turned out to be another re-inventing yourself after a layo ...more
Feb 17, 2009
Feb 20, 2009
 
A Rarefied View At Dawn
3.33
liked it
One of the things that disturbs me about our current society is the need to deprecate men. In advertising, men are stupid creatures who drip on themse ...more
Aug 18, 2013
Aug 18, 2013
 
Hard Magic (Grimnoir Chronicles, #1)
4.13
liked it
I think I liked the quotes from historical figures on the chapter headings more than anything else.

This was a slow start despite the action scenes. It
...more
Jul 21, 2012
Jul 23, 2012
 
Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness
3.94
really liked it
As I was reading this, I kept thinking that so many of Bobby Fischer's later problems could have been avoided if Regina had stopped his temper tantrum ...more
Feb 11, 2011
Feb 11, 2011
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