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Caleb's Crossing
it was ok
Hi Caleb's Crossing, it's me. I just have to let you know that I tried really hard to make this reader/novel relationship work, but it was time to cal ...more
Oct 24, 2014
Oct 26, 2014
it was ok
Had high hopes for this novel, a multi-generational story told during Newfoundland's settling. The book blurb talked about an ambitious and accomplish ...more
not set
Oct 16, 2013
Bent Road
it was ok
I did not enjoy this book. Other reviews have said great things about the "shifting point of view," but when the point of view shifts several time wit ...more
Apr 04, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
Parrot and Olivier in America
it was ok
I so wanted to like this book, and even got to page 257 when it dawned on me that I did not care how anything turned out. I was not emotionally invest ...more
Mar 30, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
Lost Memory of Skin
did not like it
Slogged halfway through this book before I ditched it. And I felt little to no remorse for saying goodbye to the main characters: "The Kid," a 20-some ...more
not set
Nov 09, 2013
Alfred & Emily
Read the first 100 pages, and thought it was okay. This was my first Doris Lessing book, and I actually came across a review that suggested reading ot ...more
Apr 13, 2009
Apr 08, 2009
liked it
Got about halfway through this book before it was due back at the library. Might be worth checking out again if I am in the mood for a well-written bu ...more
not set
Apr 19, 2014
The Little Stranger
it was ok
Didn't know this was a ghost story. Wouldn't have picked it if I had. So, yes, this is a historical fiction ghost story that finally gets around to in ...more
Dec 28, 2014
Dec 20, 2014
The Marriage Plot
it was ok
Jeffrey Eugenides is a talented author, but I couldn't get into this one. I read about 2/3 of the way through and decided I had better things to do (a ...more
Jan 02, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
Crossing to Safety
liked it
Ditched after 160ish pages. Nice writing, not a real mover in the plot department. Might pick up again later if I feel inclined for a slower read.
Jul 07, 2013
Jul 07, 2013
People of the Book
it was ok
Should've read my friends reviews before I checked this out on my Kindle. Blah. Didn't get into the storyline or characters. Ditched it.
Jan 05, 2013
Jan 05, 2013
Look at Me
liked it
Well. Book was due back at the library and I didn't renew it. The story didn't really keep my interest so it wasn't a big loss.
Dec 10, 2014
Dec 10, 2014
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
did not like it
I just couldn't get into this book. Usually I read at least 100 pages of every book, to make a valiant effort to really get into things, but this one ...more
Jan 13, 2010
Jan 07, 2010
The Paying Guests
it was ok
So very disappointed in this one. Read about half before I realized I just didn't care about how this all turned out.
Dec 15, 2014
Dec 15, 2014
The Women
it was ok
Sorry, but I just couldn't get into this one. I knew Frank Lloyd Wright was eccentric, but I just got the feeling that I would hate him if I finished ...more
Jan 26, 2010
Jan 13, 2010
A Hologram for the King
did not like it
Honestly: depressing, long winded, plotless. Ditched about 60% of the way through, should've ditched sooner.
Feb 20, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
The Headmaster's Wager
it was ok
Maybe it was just because I was having a horrible day, but I didn't get into this one. Ditched it.
Nov 14, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
Winger (Winger, #1)
Ok friends. Someone convince me this is worth finishing. I usually like YA, but not this so much...
Jul 10, 2015
Jul 07, 2015
All the Land to Hold Us
I think I just prefer Rick Bass's nonfiction.
May 06, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
Sister India
it was ok
Got 150 pages in and still wasn't really riveted by the book. Strange narrative style that didn't necessarily enhance the storyline.
Aug 2009
Jul 25, 2009
The Gustav Sonata
Not too sad that my copy had to be returned. Ditched.
May 11, 2017
Apr 28, 2017
The Marriage of Opposites
Did not capture my interest at all.
Oct 02, 2015
Sep 12, 2015
The Feast of Love
A book I ditched in the past but finished this go round. Good but not my favorite, too much sex for my personal taste. Interesting though. Might try t ...more
May 26, 2015
Nov 02, 2010
Nov 05, 2011
Oct 25, 2011
Gillespie and I
liked it
Sep 21, 2014
Sep 15, 2014
it was ok
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 05, 2011
Then We Came to the End
it was ok
Dec 15, 2014
Dec 04, 2014
Live by Night (Coughlin, #2)
not set
Mar 13, 2013
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
did not like it
Mar 09, 2013
Mar 07, 2013
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
not set
Apr 27, 2011
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