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Eat, Pray, Love
3.51
did not like it
I pray I never have to read another book by an author as self-absorbed as Elizabeth Gilbert. If perhaps she ever had to suffer any real pain or face a ...more
Sep 2007
Mar 26, 2009
 
True Detectives
3.68
did not like it
This book could not be classified as a whodunit, but rather a whothoughtaboutit. All they did was think. And talk. And talk some more. Boring. Where's ...more
May 2009
May 02, 2009
 
Personal History
4.13
it was amazing
This book was over six hundred pages and I enjoyed them all. While Katharine Graham's autobiography is ostensibly her own history, it's also the histo ...more
Apr 2009
Apr 04, 2009
 
Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics
3.59
liked it
I thought I may have waited too long to read this one, but since it was for sale at a library book sale, I thought, why not take a chance? I'd always ...more
May 30, 2009
May 23, 2009
 
Fortune's Rocks
3.87
it was ok
**spoiler alert** The plot was intriguing, the characters mildly interesting and the scene was stunning, but this book fell short for me. A period pie ...more
Jul 25, 2009
Jun 21, 2009
 
Girl with a Pearl Earring
3.85
it was amazing
I thought this was a beautiful story and I loved the fact that Chevalier created a whole world by gazing at this painting. Griet and her story came to ...more
Apr 2003
Mar 26, 2009
 
Flight of Passage: A True Story
4.33
it was amazing
I never would have read this one if we had not chosen it for my book club. What a great find, though. Rinker Buck and his brother take a cross-country ...more
Oct 2003
Mar 28, 2009
 
The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal
3.38
did not like it

Finished! What a disappointment. This book, like "Triangle," had so much promise and just failed to deliver. The premise, that a diary was found in a
...more
Apr 14, 2009
Mar 26, 2009
 
The Gate House
3.71
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Yes, I realize this is not great literature, but it was sure entertaining. I read The Gold Coast years ago, but DeMille offers plent ...more
Dec 2008
Mar 27, 2009
 
Hell Hole (John Ceepak Mystery, #4)
4.07
it was amazing
This really good and I don't say that about just any mystery. I have to enjoy the characters, the setting, the plot, and I also like to have a bit of ...more
Oct 2008
Mar 27, 2009
 
Corelli's Mandolin
3.95
it was ok
I still feel terrible that I didn't like this book. Many people love it and I feel I missed something. I picked it up the first time and couldn't make ...more
Nov 2003
Mar 27, 2009
 
Loving Frank
3.74
did not like it
**spoiler alert** I struggled with whether it was the book or the characters I disliked and really can't say. I guess it doesn't matter in the end, be ...more
Jan 2009
Mar 27, 2009
 
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
3.60
did not like it
**spoiler alert** I threw this book on the ground and screamed at it when I finally, blessedly reached the last wretched page. Can i give a negative s ...more
Nov 2008
Mar 26, 2009
 
She Got Up Off the Couch: And Other Heroic Acts from Mooreland, Indiana
4.04
it was amazing
I didn't love this one quite as much as A Girl Named Zippy, but it was still a fabulous read. Kimmel's quirky (read dysfunctional) family reminded me ...more
Mar 2006
Mar 26, 2009
 
A Season in Purgatory
4.03
really liked it
I read this book a long time ago, but have followed the real-life Skakel murder it was based upon. I'm a faithful reader of Dunne's Vanity Fair dispat ...more
Feb 2000
Mar 27, 2009
 
Fall
3.17
really liked it
**spoiler alert** It sounds cliche, but author Colin McAdam had me at the first line, "Half an hour of lips and silk in the front and back and her che ...more
May 2009
Apr 17, 2009
 
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
3.68
it was amazing
So far, this is a really good read. Here's a part that I loved. Dave, the older brother, is raising Toph after both their parents die. A mother at Top ...more
Mar 26, 2009
Mar 26, 2009
 
U Is for Undertow (Kinsey Millhone, #21)
3.93
liked it
I liked this book more than any of Grafton's recent alphabetical outings. While I used to be a huge fan, she lost me somewhere around M. In U is for U ...more
Dec 2009
Mar 28, 2009
 
The Far Pavilions
4.20
really liked it
I just saw this book at a library sale and remembered reading it many years ago. How could I have forgotten? I adored the story of the lovers, "Ash" a ...more
Jan 1985
May 01, 2009
 
Wishin' and Hopin'
3.52
did not like it
First, I must admit, I'm not a Lamb fan. But I was told this book was not his normal fare, so I thought I might like it. I slogged through it, hoping ...more
Jan 2010
Jan 01, 2010
 
Peony in Love
3.59
did not like it
The plot has been thoroughly described in other reviews, so I'll just say that I expected to like this book because I had enjoyed "Snowflower and the ...more
Apr 2011
May 13, 2011
 
Assassination Vacation
3.98
it was amazing
As someone who used to cast voice talent for tv and radio spots in a previous life, let me just say, I am captivated by Sarah Vowell's voice. My kids ...more
Jul 2008
Mar 26, 2009
 
A Girl of the Limberlost (Limberlost, #2)
4.14
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** My mom gave me her ancient, tattered copy of this book and I still cherish it. A Girl of the Limberlost was one of her favorites and ...more
Jul 1977
Mar 27, 2009
 
Certain Girls (Cannie Shapiro #2)
3.70
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** I just read this one and as I was reading it, my thirteen-year-old starting asking questions about it. Then, she asked if she could ...more
not set
Mar 27, 2009
 
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
3.70
it was amazing
I read this book before all the fuss about Obama really took off. I heard about it from a friend and then a member of my book group refused to read it ...more
Apr 2006
Mar 28, 2009
 
The History of Love
3.91
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Okay, I just had a kind of heartbreaking moment. I read on another Goodreads review that Krauss is married to the Jonathan Safran Fo ...more
Feb 2006
Mar 26, 2009
 
Middlesex
3.98
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** I read this book twice and got even more out of it the second time. An all-encompassing saga of family, identity and history, Middle ...more
not set
not set
Mar 26, 2009
 
The Graveyard Book
4.12
it was amazing
I starting reading this book to my 10-year-old son and almost stopped after the first few sentences. Thankfully, he said could handle it and, along wi ...more
Feb 2009
Mar 26, 2009
 
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
3.63
really liked it
A giant girl, a beautiful sister--both orphaned in a place where the town's first doctor reputedly married a witch. Oh please, you had me at giant. An ...more
Jan 21, 2010
Jan 20, 2010
 
No More Dead Dogs
3.70
really liked it
This book was the answer to a dog-lover's prayers. As a child, my parents banned me from watching Lassie, even though the dog always survived. I still ...more
Apr 2009
Apr 23, 2009
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