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The Stolen Child
it was ok
I am a big fan of literature that retell or reconfigure old myths and fairy tales especially if the author can bring it into a modern setting and so I ...more
Mar 21, 2009
Jan 25, 2009
The Love Goddess' Cooking School
really liked it
There is a genre of books where a group of people (usually women with one lone guy thrown into the mix) gather together in some sort of club or class ...more
not set
Aug 19, 2011
Ya Yas in Bloom
really liked it
Now that I have read all three of Rebecca Well’s Ya-Ya books, I can honestly say that while Divine Secrets was the most intellectually satisfying of t ...more
not set
Mar 11, 2009
Learning to See Creatively: Design, Color and Composition in Photography
it was ok
Learning to See Creatively was a bit a disappointment for me. It seems odd to say this since I am still really a beginner in terms of photography but ...more
Jul 22, 2010
Feb 10, 2010
Naamah's Kiss (Naamah Trilogy, #1)
liked it
**spoiler alert** As much as I enjoyed returning to the world of Terre d'Ange, I have to say that Naamah's Kiss wasn't nearly as good as the original ...more
Aug 18, 2009
Aug 18, 2009
In the Forest of Forgetting
it was amazing
A beautifully crafted collection of short stories, Theodora Goss’ In the Forest of Forgetting draws on fairy tale and mythological motifs in creative ...more
Jul 27, 2010
Jul 21, 2009
it was ok
**spoiler alert** For a book entitled "Knitting," this novel was more about two women trying desperately not to unravel than their efforts to create a ...more
May 15, 2009
Jan 14, 2009
A Fine Romance:  Falling in Love with the English Countryside (#3)
really liked it
I was utterly charmed by Susan Branch’s A Fine Romance: Falling in Love with the English Countryside. Written during a two month trip to England, A Fi ...more
not set
Sep 02, 2013
Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay
liked it
I was introduced to the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay this past semester when I took an Intro to Poetry class. We read “I, Being Born a Woman and ...more
not set
Jul 11, 2012
Selected Poems
really liked it
Before I picked up the Selected Poems of Langston Hughes, I was familiar with some of his more famous poems like
"Harlem (Dreams Deferred)", "A Negro
not set
Feb 05, 2014
Fitcher's Brides
did not like it
Fitcher's Brides is the latest book I've read from the Terri Windling Fairy Tale series. Some of the books in that series (like Windling's The Wood Wi ...more
not set
Jun 11, 2009
Among the Shadows: Tales from the Darker Side
liked it
I just finished reading Among the Shadows, yet another collection of Lucy Maud Montgomery short stories. As with most of the other anthologies, the st ...more
Aug 05, 2010
Jul 20, 2010
Someplace to be Flying (Newford, #5)
it was amazing
Yet another amazing book in Charles de Lint's Newford series. This was my first introduction to the Crow Girls, Raven and the rest of that crew and I ...more
Aug 05, 2009
Jul 23, 2009
Against the Odds: Tales of Achievement
liked it
Against the Odds is another collection of Lucy Maud Montgomery short stories and like many of the other anthologies, its stories all follow an overarc ...more
Jul 31, 2010
Jul 20, 2010
Every Visible Thing
liked it
As a huge fan of Lisa Carey’s books, I was looking forward to reading Every Visible Thing. I was really hoping for something in the same vein as the o ...more
Jul 19, 2010
Jul 06, 2010
The Sweetgum Knit Lit Society (Sweetgum Knit #1)
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Not bad for light, mindless reading but I have to be honest, I was hoping for more. The characters are all members of a combination ...more
Oct 19, 2009
Jul 25, 2009
The Knitting Sutra: Craft as a Spiritual Practice
liked it
**spoiler alert** To tell you the truth, I found the Knitting Sutra to be a mixed experience. On one hand, I am not that familiar with most of the spi ...more
Mar 19, 2009
Jan 09, 2009
The Space Between Us
it was ok
It is clear that the intent of the book, The Space Between Us, was supposed to be an exploration of gender roles and class distinctions in India as se ...more
Jul 29, 2010
Mar 30, 2009
The Wedding Quilt (Elm Creek Quilts #18)
it was ok
Ever since I first read The Quiter’s Apprentice I have been a big fan of the Elm Creek Quilt series. I really enjoyed the characters that Chiaverini h ...more
not set
Jun 13, 2012
At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much
it was amazing
A collection of short, little snippets about knitting and knitters, At Knit’s End was my first introduction to the Harlot and was enough to get me com ...more
not set
Jan 06, 2009
New Dubliners: Celebrating 100 Years of Joyce's Dubliners
liked it
I had seen reviews of The New Dubliners, reviews that caught my eye and made me mildly curious to pick up the book despite my rather intense hatred of ...more
Aug 13, 2010
Jul 19, 2010
Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems
really liked it
Although I had read (and loved) The Color Purple, I never read any of Alice Walker’s poetry until I came upon Hard Times Require Furious Dancing in a ...more
not set
Jan 16, 2012
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
really liked it
Then I went on to read Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. I can definitely see how it could a significant book to many young girls, and I liked how ...more
not set
May 16, 2014
it was ok
To be honest, I rarely read any Jane Austen books that aren’t written by Jane Austen. I just find it so hard not to be disappointed when a modern auth ...more
not set
Jul 19, 2014
All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin
it was amazing
All Wound Up is a collection of essays about a variety of things. Of course, having being written by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (a.k.a. The Yarn Harlot) t ...more
not set
Jun 06, 2012
really liked it
There is a lot to love about Billy Collin’s poetry. For me, I love his wry observations and his musings about all the little details of what he sees a ...more
not set
Jun 13, 2012
Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus
liked it
**spoiler alert** I have just finished reading Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and in lieu of a review, I would like to take this moment to say a few thin ...more
not set
Oct 07, 2013
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
really liked it
After a crazy past few weeks, I gave myself a day off to rest and recharge and I decided to spend it reading Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the ...more
not set
Jul 13, 2013
Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems
really liked it
While on a bit of a poetry spree, I picked up some books by former U.S. Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, including: The Trouble with Poetry and Other Poe ...more
not set
Jun 14, 2012
Sarah (Women of Genesis, #1)
liked it
**spoiler alert** I was intrigued when I discovered that Orson Scott Card had written several historic fiction books based on the lives of women featu ...more
Mar 28, 2009
Mar 27, 2009
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