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Slim to None
it was ok
I thought I'd like this much more than I did. But the CONSTANT self-deprecating fat jokes were exhausting. A few, sure, but they were honestly nearly ...more
Oct 17, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
liked it
I enjoyed this but I somehow couldn't keep Renee and Shelley straight and kept forgetting which was the star. Maybe not being able to see them as they ...more
Aug 10, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
Life's a Beach
did not like it
This was my first Claire Cook novel and I'm afraid it'll be my last. I really don't like her writing style - it felt like a first draft to me, with we ...more
Sep 22, 2011
Jun 09, 2011
The Palace Diaries: Twelve Years with HRH Prince Charles
did not like it
I bought it at a library sale for $1. I think I overpaid.

Supposed to be light and frothy, this was just sad. Sarah makes Bridget Jones look organized
Jan 21, 2011
Jan 25, 2011
Burqalicious: The Dubai Diaries
liked it
I've been to Dubai and I think that made me enjoy this book more than I would have otherwise. I recognized some of the landmarks she described (includ ...more
Jul 21, 2011
Jun 23, 2011
Unleash the Warrior Within
really liked it
This is absolutely a book I will read again. I finished it Saturday night and was able to apply part of it (the "verbal command request" of "pain into ...more
May 14, 2011
Apr 20, 2011
Badass: A Hard-Earned Guide to Living Life with Style and (the Right) Attitude
This is NOT a "what life was like on 90210" book. While I think it's about twice as long as it needed to be, and the word 'badass' is probably most of ...more
Feb 09, 2012
Feb 15, 2012
The Me I Used to Be
really liked it
After the original Woodstock, sixteen-year-old Allyson Cole found herself pregnant and alone when her boyfriend Sonny runs away without a word, and he ...more
Mar 2009
Apr 24, 2010
Me vs. Me
really liked it
If you're looking for a deep read, this is not it. However, this chick lit book has more going on than meets the eye.

Gabby has been offered her dream
Mar 06, 2009
Apr 24, 2010
Voices On The Waves
liked it
"Voices on the Waves" is a sweet book and a quick read. Faye, owner of a farmhouse retreat, runs a competition to bring nine people to her retreat for ...more
May 07, 2011
May 07, 2011
We Are Not Alone: The Writer's Guide to Social Media
liked it
I was hoping for a more indepth look at what kinds of information I should and should not be posting as part of my social media profile. There was som ...more
Feb 12, 2011
Feb 08, 2011
Hello Kitty Must Die
it was ok
I have NO idea how to rate this! A book that starts with a girl (actually, a twenty-eight-year-old lawyer, although she seems far younger) trying to t ...more
Aug 15, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
The Unit
it was ok
I thought this had such a neat concept, not surprising since I'm nearly 40, childfree, and as a writer not exactly in the "crucial" category like doct ...more
Dec 20, 2011
Dec 05, 2011
liked it
I liked the earlier stages of this book far more than the ending. I felt it was building strongly to something and then just fizzled. The characters s ...more
May 19, 2011
Jan 03, 2011
Phone Kitten
really liked it
I'd like to rate this 3.5 but that's not an option. :)

I liked Emily's "never give up" attitude but really didn't think her sleuthing was a great idea.
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
How To Be Adored
liked it
I'd like to give 3.5 stars. I love the book physically; its cover is flocked with velvet. So lovely to play with as I read!

Content-wise, there were s
Apr 03, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
Poke the Box
it was ok
I don't think I'm the target market for this book. I'm a full-time novelist, by the grace of my husband since I'm not making full-time money yet, and ...more
Mar 05, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
Meets Girl
liked it
The beginning 2/3 or so of the book would have been five stars, maybe even six. I'm not always into the "broken fourth wall" stuff, where the author t ...more
Jan 16, 2011
Jan 04, 2011
Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain
liked it
The first 75% or so would have received a 4-star rating from me, all interesting facts and discussion about how the brain works and how often it doesn ...more
Jun 07, 2011
May 09, 2011
Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo (Toronto, #1)
Rereading my own book? Yup - I'm making a page for my web site of connections between my books so I need to reread them all to make it happen. :)
Jan 2013
Jan 26, 2013
No Angel
liked it
I'd like to go with 3.5 stars but I can't. :) I read this ages ago - it was my first Penny Vincenzi book, bought on a discount table, and it spurred m ...more
Nov 25, 2011
Nov 25, 2011
Save as Draft
liked it
Kind of like cotton candy: I loved it for a while and then started to feel a bit sick. At first I found the dating situations fun but I began to disli ...more
Apr 27, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
Unmarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging.
liked it
This book covers everything marketing-related, which is good but wasn't what I expected. A lot of the in-person side, or the running teleseminars, doe ...more
Mar 31, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
How to Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and Vanish Without a Trace
really liked it
A fascinating look at how much information people can find on you, and how to make sure they don't find it. (I have to wonder - why is it that when I ...more
Jul 21, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
The Peach Keeper
really liked it
I didn't realize there were paranormal elements to this book when I picked it up but I didn't mind them (I'm not usually into paranormal). Overall I d ...more
Aug 04, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
Sex, Murder And A Double Latte (A Sophie Katz Murder Mystery, #1)
liked it
This book was an upside-down U for me. The beginning seemed slow, the middle was engrossing, and the ending disappointed me. I was so afraid I knew ex ...more
Dec 26, 2010
Dec 23, 2010
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
it was ok
This just didn't work for me. I didn't realize it wouldn't have a real ending as part of the trilogy, which I didn't like, and some weird writing ("'B ...more
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
The Tower
liked it
I have loved the other manifestos Chris has written but this one somehow didn't connect quite as hard with me, which is funny because I am into games ...more
Dec 26, 2011
Dec 07, 2011
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
liked it
I'm not sure how to rate this. I think the rules make a lot of sense, but I also feel that quite a few nearly identical rules were added in order to m ...more
Aug 07, 2011
Aug 07, 2011
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
really liked it
I have read this book several times, but it's been year, and since I just picked up "Ender in Exile" I decided to reread this one before reading its s ...more
Apr 02, 2011
Apr 02, 2011
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