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An Incomplete Revenge (Maisie Dobbs, #5)
4.09
it was amazing
My favorite Maisie Dobbs novel yet.

I have a notion that Jacqueline Winspear creates her plots the same way Maisie Dobbs solves her mysteries - by ske
...more
Mar 10, 2009
Mar 10, 2009
 
The Dud Avocado
3.60
it was amazing
What's more fun than discovering a book that makes you laugh out loud in the middle of the night, while you're reading it by the light of your mobile ...more
not set
May 16, 2009
 
Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously
3.68
liked it
The Julie/Julia project was the first blog I really read, thanks to Amanda Hesser's NYT article, way back in 2003. Julie Powell's blog introduced me t ...more
Jun 04, 2009
Jun 05, 2009
 
The Learning Curve
3.88
liked it
A surprisingly good plot, considering the blurb on the back let us in to how the book would end. And Melissa Nathan has a knack for picking up on idio ...more
May 04, 2009
May 05, 2009
 
A Royal Pain (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #2)
3.85
liked it
A nice chitter chattery read, just right for a gloomy October day. Lady Georgiana (Georgie to her friends), is Maisie Dobbs light, which makes for int ...more
not set
Oct 26, 2009
 
Outliers: The Story of Success
4.11
liked it
I'm a sucker for books that do the homework for me - crunch the numbers, dig through the data, unravel their findings in elegant presentation. I like ...more
May 28, 2009
Jun 08, 2009
 
Light Can Be Both Wave and Particle: A Book of Stories
4.21
it was amazing
When I first read Ellen Gilchrist's short stories, in high school, I decided that maybe novels weren't the only fiction worth reading after all. Her s ...more
not set
Mar 24, 2009
 
Burning Bright
3.34
liked it
Tracy Chevalier writes well - Falling Angels and The Virgin Blue are books I still return to and think about. I looked forward to reading Burning Brig ...more
not set
Mar 01, 2009
 
Keeping the World Away
3.73
liked it
The title says so much about this book that I barely feel the need to write a review. Interesting bits about it - I liked the way it articulated looki ...more
not set
May 11, 2009
 
Five on a Treasure Island (Famous Five, #1)
4.06
really liked it
My daughter and I read this book (out loud) over the course of two days. I'd read it before, and if I'd been on Goodreads at the time, would have give ...more
May 04, 2009
May 04, 2009
 
The Old Man and Me
3.71
it was ok
A good book to read if you want to dispel any notion that the early 60s were a simpler, nicer, kinder time. On the other hand, I loathed the main char ...more
not set
Nov 02, 2009
 
The Foundling
3.80
really liked it
Georgette Heyer is the best historic fiction writer (of the light but fun variety) I've had the luck to read. I'd read anything of hers I could get my ...more
May 03, 2009
May 04, 2009
 
The Cabal and Other Stories
3.75
liked it
After rereading Light Can Be Both Wave and Particle, I decided to see how The Cabal stood up to a reread. It isn't as delicious as Light, but it still ...more
not set
Mar 31, 2009
 
Silent in the Grave (Lady Julia Grey, #1)
3.92
liked it
This is my second read through and I liked it a bit more this time, even though I still found Lady Julia much too good to be true. Now off to see how ...more
Feb 12, 2011
Feb 12, 2011
 
Heidi
3.97
it was amazing
A beautiful edition of one of my favorite childhood stories, I picked this up in Heididorf, Switzerland, just above the town Johanna Spyri wrote the s ...more
not set
Apr 26, 2009
 
Regency Buck
3.88
liked it
Georgette Heyer never fails to charm with her stories of rakish (yet good hearted) noblemen and sparkly eyed women with wit. A perfect holiday book, g ...more
not set
Dec 30, 2009
 
How I Came to Know Fish
4.08
really liked it
A favorite from years ago, when we first moved to Prague, I reread it the other night and found it just as good the second time round, and this time I ...more
not set
Dec 06, 2009
 
The Secrets Of The Chess Machine
3.46
liked it
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Aug 10, 2009
 
Astrid and Veronika
3.70
liked it
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Apr 02, 2009
Mar 26, 2009
 
Silent in the Grave (Lady Julia Grey, #1)
3.92
it was ok
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Apr 12, 2009
Apr 15, 2009
 
Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1)
3.77
liked it
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Apr 15, 2009
 
Miss Buncle's Book (Miss Buncle, #1)
4.06
really liked it
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Apr 15, 2009
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.12
it was amazing
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Apr 18, 2009
 
Diary of a Provincial Lady
3.96
liked it
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Apr 18, 2009
 
Grace at Low Tide
3.55
liked it
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Apr 21, 2009
 
Someone at a Distance
4.17
liked it
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Apr 26, 2009
 
Misty of Chincoteague (Misty, #1)
4.04
it was amazing
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Mar 12, 2009
 
Petite Anglaise
3.14
it was ok
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Apr 28, 2009
 
The Shadow of the Wind
4.25
really liked it
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not set
Mar 12, 2009
 
Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal
4.05
really liked it
None
Mar 13, 2009
Mar 12, 2009
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