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The Limehouse Text (Barker & Llewelyn, #3)
4.03
liked it
I FINALLY finished this one, and felt about it the way I've felt about the other two: it's interesting, it's an incredibly slow read, and it feels lik ...more
Oct 17, 2010
Oct 17, 2010
 
Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)
4.27
really liked it
I loved this book: the voice is wonderful, and the story is moving and thought-provoking. It's about an active man who is wheelchair-bound after an ac ...more
May 14, 2014
May 24, 2014
 
The Ivy Tree
3.84
really liked it
I have read this several times in my youth (!!), but once again I found I remembered very little of it, and found a distinct pleasure in rediscovering ...more
Apr 2014
Apr 01, 2014
 
All Together Now
3.39
really liked it
I would love to see this book as an independent Brit flick like "The Full Monty" or the one about the boy who loves ballet, but it's also a lot of fun ...more
Jan 17, 2016
Jan 18, 2016
 
On Turpentine Lane
3.59
really liked it
How nice to encounter a new Elinor Lipman! The characters, as usual, drive this story, and though the plot is a little less (how to say this?) cohesiv ...more
May 03, 2017
Apr 30, 2017
 
Britt-Marie Was Here
4.06
really liked it
Another wonderful Backman book! Britt-Marie (from My Grandmother Told Me. . . ) reappears, showing us that people don't change overnight, even when th ...more
Jul 05, 2016
Jul 14, 2016
 
The Solace of Leaving Early
3.79
really liked it
This is another reread; I love Kimmel's books, though not everyone does (looking at you, Mom!). Even tho Langston, the main character, is annoying, th ...more
Sep 20, 2012
Sep 23, 2012
 
The Weird Sisters
3.35
it was amazing
At last! I knew I'd read a book that wowed me again, and I did--in about a day, gobbling it down in great enthusiastic hunks. Interesting characters, ...more
Feb 26, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
 
Wyrd Sisters (Discworld, #6)
4.11
liked it
I love Terry Pratchett, and I bought Wyrd Sisters hoping for a Macbeth-tie-in with at least Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg. Instead, I got a bit of e ...more
Jun 13, 2016
Jun 13, 2016
 
Love Letters
3.67
it was ok
I am a sucker for Katie Fforde, and I have found that I sometimes will read one of hers and think it's weak but then read it again and like it. . . Bu ...more
Feb 20, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
 
The Other Daughter
3.52
liked it
Welllllll. . . .it was okay. The reader was a bit breathy and excitable, which might have dimmed my appreciation, but overall, it was predictable and ...more
Apr 09, 2016
Apr 09, 2016
 
The Secret Adversary (Tommy and Tuppence, #1)
3.82
liked it
Hard on the heels of the first Poirot, I listened to the first Tommy and Tuppence. Again, it's a fun escape read, but this one is a bit less refined t ...more
Mar 2016
Mar 12, 2016
 
Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)
3.98
liked it
Recommended by the same flyer that suggested Yes, Chef as a good summer reading book, so I scooped up Seraphina as an envelope-pushing choice. It was ...more
Sep 2014
Sep 06, 2014
 
Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory
3.95
liked it
I've been super busy these few weeks, but I also found Operation Mincemeat a fairly slow read. It got rave reviews from my sister and my husband, but ...more
Jun 13, 2015
Jun 14, 2015
 
Enemies at Home (Flavia Albia Mystery, #2)
4.08
liked it
This one took me forever, simply because I've been so busy and it's a dense read! I finished it today, my last student day, after a brief nap. I liked ...more
Jun 16, 2017
Jun 16, 2017
 
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
3.87
it was amazing
Loved it! Bought it hardback and brand new, and then read it s-l-o-w-l-y as a vacation treat. Have given it to my husband--we'll see how that goes! Si ...more
Apr 23, 2010
Apr 23, 2010
 
Lord Peter Views the Body
4.16
really liked it
My beloved Corolla is partly beloved because it is old enough to sport both a cd and a cassette deck, which means I can dig into the library's dark re ...more
Dec 2011
Dec 04, 2011
 
Beautiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks, and Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times
3.72
liked it
Mom gave this to Lyle, who didn't read it, but I scooped it up for the plane, and I found it interesting, thought-provoking, and well worth discussion ...more
Jul 2015
Jul 14, 2015
 
The Sky Is Everywhere
4.03
really liked it
I ended up enjoying The Sky is Everywhere, partly because I liked Nelson and trusted her to take the book to a good place. That said, it took its time ...more
Mar 08, 2017
Feb 22, 2017
 
A Question of Inheritance (A Very English Mystery #2)
3.93
really liked it
Hot on the heels of enjoying her first one, I listened to the second--this one I found even better, even more fun, with a bit more development of char ...more
Jan 17, 2017
Jan 23, 2017
 
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
3.81
liked it
Have seen this enough times that when I saw it on the reduced table, I scooped it up. Currently (May 23) on p. 38. Stay tuned.

Oops (6/22). Misplaced
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Jul 09, 2011
May 23, 2011
 
Getting Rid of Bradley
3.70
liked it
Jennifer Crusie writes a good fluff book--and did even in her early days! Though the main character is hardly believable as a high school teacher (she ...more
Jul 10, 2012
Jul 13, 2012
 
Neverwhere
4.18
really liked it
Reading Neil Gaiman makes me think of a darker, modernized Terry Pratchett--he may kill off the people you love, and he does go into a bit of detail a ...more
May 07, 2016
May 14, 2016
 
The Wicked City
3.62
it was ok
A potentially interesting combo of historical fiction/time travel/socialite gossip rag that's not successful. Williams is a strong writer, but the pac ...more
Feb 13, 2017
Feb 22, 2017
 
First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars, #8)
4.02
liked it
Ahhhhh. . . . I needed fluff, I wanted fluff, I read fluff. . . . but it was a bit too fluffy for me. The female lead was intriguing, but her characte ...more
Jun 21, 2017
Jun 22, 2017
 
Blacklist (V.I. Warshawski, #11)
3.82
liked it
Got this at the book sale, and since I once was an avid fan of Paretsky, I tried it for old time's sake. Paretsky is a good writer--before I knew it I ...more
Jul 07, 2014
Jul 13, 2014
 
The Underneath
3.94
liked it
One of my students did a "turn the tables on the teacher who's always giving us books" and gave me this to read, which I did, quickly. It's clearly a ...more
Jan 11, 2014
Jan 18, 2014
 
A Bollywood Affair (Bollywood)
3.75
it was ok
Got this one from a Facebook post about fifteen romance novels to read if you hate romance novels. Annnnnnnd. . . .it was okay. The Indian background ...more
Feb 23, 2017
Feb 23, 2017
 
The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10)
4.06
it was ok
There are some authors that are just better to listen to than to read, I find. Louise Penny may be one of those! This, her latest, struck me as heavy- ...more
Sep 06, 2014
Aug 01, 2014
 
A Morbid Taste for Bones (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #1)
3.99
really liked it
I like this series, and when I saw that the bookgroup on Cornflower Books was reading it, I got it out of the library. This is the first one and it's ...more
Feb 24, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
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