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Back on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, #4)
4.14
really liked it
I was excited to see this next installment in Debbie Macomber's series about the shops lining a small street in Seattle. The first was a grab off the ...more
Apr 23, 2008
Apr 23, 2008
 
A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)
3.78
liked it
I think the best thing about this one is the voice, which was well done. I usually have to take some time to "settle in" to first-person, especially y ...more
Feb 15, 2009
Feb 15, 2009
 
Many Mansions: The Edgar Cayce Story on Reincarnation (Signet)
4.29
really liked it
Dated...very, very dated...but fascinating.
Jan 13, 2013
Jan 10, 2013
 
The Count of Monte Cristo
4.22
it was amazing
The abridged version of The Count of Monte Cristo is my favorite book of all time. I first read it in September, 1990 for my Sophomore English class ...more
Sep 11, 1990
Apr 15, 2008
 
Where the Light Remains: A Novel
3.62
really liked it
This is yet another book I picked up off the library shelf based on the "Historical Fiction" label affixed to its spine. It did not disappoint.

Hayden
...more
Apr 16, 2008
Apr 17, 2008
 
The Expected One (Magdalene Line Trilogy, #1)
3.90
it was amazing
At first glance, this book appears to be a Dan Brown wannabe, but it is anything but. It also follows the story of the search for an unconventional i ...more
Mar 10, 2008
Apr 15, 2008
 
Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle, #2)
3.97
liked it
I'm no more enamored of the voice of this series than I was after reading the first one, but I'm still drawn into the plot. I find most of the charact ...more
Mar 07, 2009
Mar 08, 2009
 
The Monsters of Templeton
3.58
it was amazing
Great book! A native of Cooperstown, NY, the author based her story in the fictional Cooperstown-like town of Templeton created by James Finemore Coop ...more
Apr 02, 2008
Apr 05, 2008
 
The Monster's Ring (Magic Shop, #1)
3.72
liked it
This has been sitting on my son's bookshelf for a while, so I thought I'd check it out. It was about a twenty minute read for me, and it was cute. It' ...more
Feb 12, 2009
Feb 13, 2009
 
1776
4.06
it was amazing
I have become smitten with McCullough's novel-style portrayal of history. I can't wait to read his other books and hope he someday writes Young Reader ...more
Jan 2011
Feb 07, 2011
 
The Candy Shop War (The Candy Shop War, #1)
4.04
really liked it
Fun, fun book. Great fantasy without being too scary. Good precursor for younger kids who might be interested in his Fablehaven series.
Feb 12, 2009
Feb 12, 2009
 
Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
3.86
it was amazing
Just as good as Three Cups of Tea...I like the more in-depth analysis of Afghanistan and the need for/impact of educating girls.
Feb 09, 2011
Feb 07, 2011
 
Rules
3.96
it was amazing
Rules should be required reading for everyone. No more to say. ;)
Mar 2006
Feb 15, 2009
 
The Queen's Soprano
3.53
it was amazing
I grabbed this book off the library shelf, probably drawn to the Philippa Gregory-like cover. I'm a big fan of historical fiction, and I really enjoy ...more
Apr 15, 2008
Apr 15, 2008
 
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
3.64
it was amazing
Just...incredible. A must-read.
Jan 2011
Feb 07, 2011
 
Life of Pi
3.88
it was ok
I liked the plot, and I liked the voice. However, it was very, very slow-moving...the first third was like slogging through a swamp. It did pick up wh ...more
Feb 17, 2009
Feb 15, 2009
 
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary
3.34
it was ok
I can appreciate what he's doing here, but I expected funny, based on everything I'd seen & heard about the book. It's well-written and an honest ...more
Feb 21, 2012
Feb 08, 2011
 
The Historian
3.77
really liked it
4.5 stars...should I have rounded up? Interesting voice(s). Took me awhile to get into it. I wasn't sure I'd be hooked, given how I feel about vampire ...more
Jan 07, 2013
May 15, 2012
 
Running with Scissors
3.70
really liked it
Not my usual fare, at ALL, but fascinating. Interested in reading the sequel.
Oct 17, 2012
May 03, 2012
 
The Book Thief
4.36
it was amazing
Incredible story, incredibly written, from a unique point of view.
Jan 2011
Feb 07, 2011
 
Abigail
3.21
it was ok
None
Jul 30, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
 
Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)
4.18
None
not set
Apr 22, 2011
 
Salt: A World History
3.73
None
not set
Jan 19, 2012
 
Here be Dragons (Welsh Princes, #1)
4.30
None
not set
Sep 20, 2012
 
Herland
3.46
liked it
None
Mar 2015
Mar 14, 2015
 
The 2 1/2 Pillars of Wisdom (Portuguese Irregular Verbs, #1-3)
3.67
None
not set
Aug 01, 2009
 
Mr. Darcy's Diary (Jane Austen Heroes, #1)
3.63
liked it
None
Jun 04, 2009
Jun 09, 2009
 
The Cornish Trilogy: The Rebel Angels; What's Bred in the Bone; The Lyre of Orpheus
4.45
None
not set
Jun 23, 2011
 
Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives
4.30
it was amazing
None
Jan 2000
Jan 10, 2013
 
Knitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot Unravels the Mysteries of Swatching, Stashing, Ribbing & Rolling to Free Your Inner Knitter
4.23
it was amazing
None
Jan 2010
Feb 08, 2011
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