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San Francisco Is Burning: The Untold Story of the 1906 Earthquake and Fires
3.61
None
not set
Apr 18, 2013
 
Pathfinder (Pathfinder, #1)
3.98
The size got to me. I might return to it someday.
not set
Jun 05, 2011
 
Her Fearful Symmetry
3.24
it was ok
The writing was nice and the story was fine, but the pacing was a little bit slow for me. I'm abandoning this one in favor of something a little more ...more
not set
Jul 30, 2009
 
Horton Halfpott; or, The Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor; or, The Loosening of M’Lady Luggertuck’s Corset
3.80
it was ok
There was just too much going on in this book, but none of it substantial enough to keep me going. There were some interesting characters and concepts ...more
not set
Jun 07, 2011
 
Going Bovine
3.65
liked it
I may be one in a million, but I just don't see the brilliance in this title. About a third of the way through (though closer to half) I just gave up. ...more
not set
Jul 29, 2009
 
The ingenious Edgar Jones
2.80
liked it
This was a lovely book. However, it was a little too domestic for my tastes. The titular Edgar spends the first 50 pages as either an infant or a todd ...more
not set
Jul 19, 2009
 
13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1)
3.65
liked it
I never got around to finishing this one. It was entertaining and engrossing while I was reading it, but it didn't have enough pull once I put it down ...more
not set
Jun 13, 2011
 
The Woman Who Would Be Pharaoh
2.98
did not like it
The writing, especially the details about ancient Egypt, was pretty accessible. However, I stopped around the 50-page mark. It seemed pretty trashy. T ...more
not set
Aug 09, 2009
 
Birdology: Adventures with a Pack of Hens, a Peck of Pigeons, Cantankerous Crows, Fierce Falcons, Hip Hop Parrots, Baby Hummingbirds, and One Murderously Big Living Dinosaur
4.10
really liked it
For the most part, I really dislike birds. And "dislike" is putting it kindly. I thought this book was fantastic. From the chickens getting their groo ...more
not set
Mar 12, 2010
 
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
3.26
Blech.

I have tried and tried over the past several weeks to get into this book. However, I am giving up. From the first scene in which a character is
...more
not set
Aug 09, 2009
 
You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas
3.72
This cover is just plain traumatic. However, the image draws a laugh, if not a grimace, and is memorable. In terms of effectiveness, I could put this ...more
not set
Aug 06, 2009
 
Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1)
3.93
it was ok
I felt that the text was rushed, the writing clumsy, and the characters only 2-dimensional. I stopped after 50-some pages.
not set
Apr 08, 2010
 
The Big Crunch
3.55
it was ok
I'm leaving this one after trying to read it for over a month. It was decent enough while I was reading it, but it had no pull in terms of picking it ...more
not set
Apr 15, 2011
 
Poison Pen (Forensic Handwriting Mystery #1)
3.59
Abandoned at page 15. The main character is a handwriting analyst with a psychology background. At the funeral of a friend who committed suicide she d ...more
not set
Mar 01, 2015
 
Pirate Latitudes
3.41
liked it
I got through the first 50 pages of Pirate Latitudes. I thought it was kind of fun, but not much beyond that. I felt Crichton spent too much time on b ...more
not set
Aug 09, 2009
 
Six Seconds
3.84
Good grief, was this bad. The writing was so earnestly passionate that everything was melodramatic by default. Pass.
not set
Jul 18, 2009
 
Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist's Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
3.79
it was ok
The concept was great, but the jokes wore thin. I would only recommend it for those seriously interested in the science of finding life in outer space ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2009
 
The Lace Makers of Glenmara
3.49
liked it
I'm setting this down at 98 pages. It's a very sweet book. It's is reminiscent of the movies Calendar Girls and Saving Grace, but it is never quite as ...more
not set
Jul 23, 2009
 
Huge
3.26
I read the first 18 pages and couldn't take it anymore.

The main character, Huge, is investigating a crime at a retirement home. He loves detective bo
...more
not set
Aug 02, 2009
 
A Brief History of Montmaray (The Montmaray Journals, #1)
3.64
it was ok
I really wanted to love this book. This is the second time I've tried to read it. The concept of a small (tiny) country fighting to afford enough cand ...more
not set
Jan 10, 2014
 
The Dream of Perpetual Motion
3.50
it was ok
I read 50 pages and I still have no idea what this story is about. Palmer has created a steampunk universe in which a Zeppelin run by a perpetual moti ...more
not set
Jan 23, 2010
 
Death's Daughter (Calliope Reaper-Jones, #1)
3.22
did not like it
I'm abandoning this one at page 28. I gave it some attention just because the author played Tara for a couple of seasons on Buffy, but the voice was s ...more
not set
Jul 26, 2009
 
Elfland (Aetherial Tales, #1)
3.72
did not like it
I just wasn't very interested in this one. For the first 30 pages I was trying to figure out what the heck was going on. The story reads like a very w ...more
not set
Sep 12, 2009
 
Never Let Me Go
3.80
it was ok
I attempted to read this for a book club and ended up only getting about 33% of the way through. I've heard excellent things about Ishiguro, but his v ...more
not set
Feb 19, 2012
 
Flesh and Fire (Vineart War #1)
3.59
liked it
I read the first 60 pages and set it down. It was easy enough to read, but I didn't feel like I got into it, or got lost in it.

The basic premise is th
...more
not set
Aug 09, 2009
 
One Amazing Thing
3.45
it was ok
I remember when I read The Mistress of Spices by Divakaruni a few years ago. I had that joy that you get from reading a new voice, or at least a voice ...more
not set
Jan 22, 2010
 
The Pillow Book of Lotus Lowenstein
3.46
it was ok
I know the main character was interested in France, but there are only so many cliche French phrases a person can read, over and over and over again, ...more
not set
Apr 13, 2010
 
Likewise: The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag (High School Chronicles of Ariel Schrag)
3.32
I gave Likewise a shot this weekend. "Vapid" comes to mind. The inanity of much of the subject matter was astounding. I'm not sure if Schrag was going ...more
not set
Jul 25, 2009
 
A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1)
3.99
it was ok
I know Le Guin ranks among the greats in science fiction and fantasy, but I've rarely been this bored. I stopped reading early on because the writing ...more
not set
Aug 21, 2010
 
King of Heists: The Sensational Bank Robbery of 1878 That Shocked America
3.24
liked it
I'm enjoying reading about the man who pulled off the most lucrative bank robbery in America's history. George Leslie was a Cincinnati architect who d ...more
not set
Aug 09, 2009
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