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it was ok
Will be published April 30, 2013, ARC from ALA.

This book was a hot mess!! Terrible dialog, and so overly descriptive is was painful. The premise was c
Apr 2013
Apr 16, 2013
Cinder and Ella
did not like it
(ARC copy provided by NetGalley, Pub date November 2011)

I requested this book because I love me a good Fairy-tale retelling. From the description, the
Jul 2011
Jul 12, 2011
The Pilgrims of Rayne (Pendragon, #8)
liked it
I honestly don't know why I am still reading this series. I liked it at first and I do want to know what happens to Bobby Pendragon, but there is too ...more
Jun 2007
Aug 15, 2007
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette (The Penderwicks, #3)
it was amazing
Reread 2015. Skye really comes into her own worrying about Batty 'blowing up' and Rosie gets a deserved break. Jane's little romantic heart will surel ...more
May 2015
Jun 16, 2011
The Nightingale
it was amazing
What a touching story! Two sisters, Viann and Isabelle-and how they survive the hardships of war. I loved hearing the tale from both sisters viewpoint ...more
Feb 2016
Feb 02, 2016
The Seagull
it was ok
"Чайка" ("Chayka")I've heard about this play and always wondered what it was about. It centers on the romantic and artistic conflicts between four the ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 15, 2008
Go Set a Watchman
liked it
Not terrible, not great. This book really does need to come with an introduction-and I can't for the life of me think why the publishers wouldn't incl ...more
Aug 2015
Jul 31, 2015
The Man Who Was Poe
really liked it
Edmund and his sister are desperate it has been 3 days and Auntie is still not home. Edmond ventures out for food and when he returns, Sis is gone! Ed ...more
Oct 2009
Oct 01, 2009
Moon Over Manifest
really liked it
This year's Newbery Winner.

Beautifully written. Historical fiction set in Kansas 1936. That being said, I'm not sure this is a book that kids will pic
Jan 2011
Jan 26, 2011
These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901
really liked it
What a great story! And man it makes me appreciate my 'easy' life. I can't even imagine surviving the hardships of the early American frontier.

May 2016
May 03, 2016
House of Dolls
it was ok
Not nearly as great as the 'starred booklist review'.

The book tells the story of a dollhouse, and the dolls that live inside. On the plus side, at 60
Jun 2010
Jun 16, 2010
Food: A Love Story
it was amazing
This book was hilarious! All the things people think about food as interpreted by comedian Gaffigan. The audio as read by the author added to my enjoy ...more
Jan 2017
Jan 04, 2017
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
it was amazing
Loved it! The romance, the broken society, the pace, the action... This book lived up to the hype I read about on my book blogs. The only problem bein ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 20, 2011
Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions (Alvin Ho, #6)
really liked it
Another adorable addition to Alvin Ho's adventures. In this book Alvin and his family travel to China to take in the sights and visit family. Alvin st ...more
Sep 2014
Sep 11, 2014
Summer of the Gypsy Moths
liked it
**spoiler alert** I totally judged this book by the cover. I thought it would be a light, summery read, something akin to The Penderwicks (who I miss ...more
Jun 2012
Jun 05, 2012
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
it was amazing
2015-Still fun the second time around-and the audio version is great!

2012-Just as much fun as I thought it would be! In this Cinderella story, Cinder
Feb 2015
Apr 02, 2012
Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse, #1)
liked it
This one almost got 4 stars...but the ending was too abrupt. Even a week later, I'm unsure about what happened. But, aside from the rushed ending, thi ...more
Mar 2012
Mar 17, 2012
The List
liked it
Wow, this book takes the bad parts (think the Burn book) of Mean Girls and makes lots of girls miserable. Every year, the Monday before Homecoming, an ...more
Feb 2012
Feb 22, 2012
liked it
A fun historical fiction novel. I had to brush up on my history to get all of Henry the VIII's wives straight and figure out where Kitty fit into the ...more
May 2012
May 09, 2012
Reckless (Mirrorworld, #1)
really liked it
I love Cornelia Funke. She has such fantastic descriptions. Listen to this opening paragraph, "The night breathed through the apartment like a dark an ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 19, 2010
Station Eleven
really liked it
What a cool post-apocalyptic book! It was so lyrical and connected despite the terrible collapse of the world as we know it. I thought the choice of c ...more
May 2016
May 01, 2016
What Alice Forgot
really liked it
Fun (well, not fun for Alice) premise. Alice hits here head and wakes up without remembering anything that's happened for the last 10 years. She has b ...more
Sep 2012
Sep 05, 2012
3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows
liked it
For whatever reason I wasn't that excited to read this title. I had heard that it wasn't as good as the Sisterhood books. exceeded my expecta ...more
May 2011
May 02, 2011
Warcross (Warcross, #1)
really liked it
This is kind of a teen girl version of "Ready Player One". Though it is a bit more modern and not quite as nostalgic as RPO. Lots of fun and I just co ...more
Jan 2018
Jan 19, 2018
A Man Called Ove
really liked it
4.5 Stars

This was sweet! I can see why it's a book club pick and you can't help but wish all the best to cranky old Ove.

It also reminded me a bit of '
May 2016
May 10, 2016
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
really liked it
I was looking forward to reading this sequel to Divergent. And for the most part it was just as action packed and awesome as the first book. But I can ...more
May 2012
May 23, 2012
Moving Day (Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls, #1)
it was amazing
Allie Finkle is adorable! This combination tomboy/girlygirl 4th grader has a very authentic, down-to-earth voice. In this first book of the series, Al ...more
Apr 2010
Apr 10, 2010
Rapunzel's Revenge (Rapunzel's Revenge, #1)
really liked it
Adorable!! This graphic novel version of Rapunzel is action packed from start to finish. Rapunzel is a no-nonsense heroine, with a funny (and convenie ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 17, 2008
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
it was amazing
Finished up my re-read of the HP series last week. Still as captivating and interesting as the first time around. I love the idea of the Deathly Hallo ...more
Nov 2014
Dec 01, 2014
The Emerald Atlas (The Books of Beginning, #1)
liked it
Children's fantasy. I really liked the premise of the book, though I found some of the dialog and pacing a little clunky. Kate, Michael and Emma were ...more
Jun 2011
Jun 16, 2011
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