The Little White Horse
it was ok
The first half of the book was really interesting but the second half failed to deliver. The descriptions were beautiful. I really felt transported in ...more
Mar 2014
Mar 24, 2014
An Assembly Such as This  (Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman #1)
liked it
A rewrite of Pride and Prejudice from Darcy's perspective. The characters are fairly true to the originals. However, I wish Aidan had not added scenes ...more
Dec 20, 2010
Dec 21, 2010
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1)
really liked it
This book made my to-read list but I have no idea who recommended it to me. All I can say is WOW! The book felt like it had wings. It was fantastic! A ...more
Nov 2013
Nov 17, 2013
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
liked it
What a trippy little book! I enjoyed the story, though I had some trouble keeping the names straight. Speaking of names, some of the characters had hi ...more
Jan 19, 2015
Jan 13, 2015
Humbug Rabbit
liked it
The illustrations were really cute. I couldn't figure out how to read it aloud, though. Top half first all the way across the page? Or top and bottom ...more
Nov 2015
Nov 23, 2015
Myrna Loy: The Only Good Girl in Hollywood
it was ok
Unfortunately, I was bored. My standard for biographies is that I finish them feeling like I have a pretty good understanding of the subject, that I c ...more
May 06, 2013
Apr 03, 2013
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
I'm dropping this book 145 pages in. While I think the characters are interesting, the story is a bit slow. Unfortunately, the book has too much sex f ...more
Sep 15, 2016
Sep 02, 2016
The Heir (The Selection, #4)
it was ok
This series has such an interesting premise but I feel like the stories are only half developed. I keep reading, hoping that one of the books will red ...more
Nov 16, 2017
Nov 15, 2017
Up For Renewal: What Magazines Taught Me About Love, Sex, and Starting Over
did not like it
I wasn't sure if this would be my kind of book. I'm always interested in 30 day, 40 day, 90 day, year long projects that people take to learn somethin ...more
Dec 12, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents
really liked it
So far this is my second favorite adoption book; Parenting the Hurt Child by Gregory Peck is my favorite. Attaching in Adoption is a rather deep book, ...more
Sep 13, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
Rilla of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables, #8)
really liked it
The last couple Anne books were not as strong as the first couple. But this one came back with a vengeance! I enjoyed seeing how Anne and Rilla mature ...more
Jan 29, 2016
not set
Jan 25, 2016
The Inheritance
liked it
I wish I could give this book 3.5 stars. It's better than most of the other Christian fiction I've read recently. The book started slow and I almost g ...more
Jun 07, 2010
Jun 07, 2010
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness (The Wingfeather Saga, #1)
really liked it
I really don't know what to say about this book. I'm not very familiar with fantasy; it's a genre in which I've read only a few books. So compared to ...more
Jan 15, 2018
Mar 18, 2016
James White: Innovator and Overcomer
liked it
This book is supposed to be a biography of James White but I think it is more of a history of the Adventist church. While interesting, I don't feel I ...more
Apr 19, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
liked it
I will admit that I am not a huge fan of the movie The Princess Bride. However, I really enjoyed the book! I thought it was quite funny and thought th ...more
Feb 14, 2017
Feb 05, 2017
The City of Ember (The Ember Series, #1)
liked it
Great imaginative story! I saw the movie before reading the book. I wasn't too taken with the movie, but the book is better. It's more realistic. I th ...more
Jul 25, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
Grave Consequences (Grand Tour, #2)
liked it
"Do I love Will or Pierre? Am I a simple country girl or a rich heiress?"

Repeat 100x.

Not a bad story but her internal dialogue about Will and Pierre n
Oct 18, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
The Word on the Yard (The Pony Whisperer, #1)
liked it
I am not the target audience, but I thought it was kind of a cute book. Annoying but cute. I can see why I would have really liked this book as a pret ...more
Aug 30, 2016
Aug 30, 2016
After a Fashion (A Class of Their Own, #1)
really liked it
Honestly, I'm not sure if I would have loved this book at a different period of my life. But right now, I absolutely adored it. Escapee fiction, despe ...more
Sep 16, 2016
Sep 14, 2016
Through Gates of Splendor
liked it
"My mind was made only to love Him; my body, also, which includes my tongue in all its activities. How slow some of us are to learn. I will be led and ...more
Jul 06, 2013
Jun 16, 2013
Wonderland Creek
it was ok
I really hate to give this novel a 2 star review. The premise of the book is interesting but it kept touching on one of my biggest pet peeves - "this ...more
Jun 07, 2013
Jun 19, 2013
The Giving Quilt (Elm Creek Quilts, #20)
really liked it
Chiaverini is back! I was disappointed in the last couple books but this one was delightful. I was still left wishing for a better overarching story, ...more
Dec 18, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
How to Be an American Housewife
really liked it
The cover of this book has an endorsement that calls it "tender and captivating." I fully agree. I loved reading about both the mother and the daughte ...more
Mar 09, 2015
Mar 03, 2015
A Lady in the Making (Prairie Dreams, #3)
it was ok
I really thought that books one and two were better. The plot seemed worn on this novel and was really rushed at the end. The author skipped several m ...more
Jan 29, 2014
Jan 24, 2014
Positive Discipline for Teenagers: Empowering Your Teens and Yourself Through Kind and Firm Parenting
really liked it
3.5 stars

I'm very intrigued by the parenting ideas in this book but am unsure of how they will translate into an older child adoption. The book assume
Aug 16, 2013
Aug 13, 2013
Lady of Milkweed Manor
liked it
I meant to read Ms. Klassen's books in the order they were published but accidentally mixed up the order. I enjoyed this book more than The Apothecary ...more
Jun 2010
Jun 02, 2010
Fantastic Voyage
liked it
Quick read. Fascinating story filled with technical details about the human body. It was very interesting but I kept wondering how much of it is still ...more
Sep 04, 2011
Sep 04, 2011
Chicken Soup for the Tea Lover's Soul: Stories Steeped in Comfort (Chicken Soup for the Soul)
liked it
Cute book. Some of the stories are very heartwarming, especially the one about a woman who meets her future husband over a cup of tea. His proposal wa ...more
Mar 26, 2012
Mar 24, 2012
Submerged (Alaskan Courage, #1)
it was ok
First book read by this author. Interesting premise. The main character seemed unnecessarily weak. The book did pick up pace as it went along but I st ...more
Aug 2015
Aug 18, 2015
A Thousand Tomorrows (Cody Gunner, #1)
it was ok
Karen Kingsbury usually writes Christian fiction. I'm not sure if this book is supposed to be Christian fiction, but it's not. God is absent from the ...more
Dec 31, 2010
Jan 05, 2011
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