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Classical Chinese Poetry: An Anthology
it was amazing
Although I am a voracious reader, I never have been drawn to poetry. It has always felt like too much work and in the end irrelevant to me. But having ...more
Aug 03, 2009
Aug 03, 2009
Zombie Iceland
it was amazing
I loved this book for many reasons. First, true confession, because I recently visited Iceland (where I bought the book at Mál og Menning in Reykjavik ...more
Oct 22, 2011
Sep 15, 2011
Hunger (Gone, #2)
it was amazing
The story of the FAYZ has matured from the first book, making for more interesting reading. The kids have been left to survive without adults for thre ...more
Apr 26, 2010
Apr 07, 2010
Loving Frank
liked it
**spoiler alert** I am conflicted about what I think about this book. The writing was a pleasure; the smooth flow and gentle build-up in each chapter ...more
Jul 02, 2009
Jul 01, 2009
Time and the Art of Living
it was amazing
This book offers profound ideas to return to over and over. The material is organized into numbered snippets, the author's reflection on time and how ...more
Jan 13, 2008
Dec 08, 2008
The Red Queen
did not like it
I worked away at this book diligently, since it was for book club. I was never compelled to sit down and read though. Even 100 pages in I was still wa ...more
not set
Jan 21, 2009
So Much for That
liked it
I'm always excited for a new Lionel Shriver book. I raced to get So Much for That as soon as it was released. But my enthusiasm waned the further into ...more
Mar 16, 2010
Mar 09, 2010
The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper
really liked it
I haven't yet tried any of the recipes in The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper. But even if I never do, this book will still satisfy. In addition to ...more
Jan 07, 2009
Jan 07, 2009
The Secret Life of Bees
it was amazing
What a wonderful story about the business of living. That sadness, grieving, despair cannot be wished away. That nature holds us to certain truths: on ...more
Sep 21, 2009
Sep 23, 2009
The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2)
liked it
I was torn between giving this book 3 or 4 stars. I thought the author did a brilliant job of creating an absorbing, enveloping ambiance. His eloquent ...more
Jun 05, 2010
Jun 01, 2010
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