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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
4.18
did not like it
Too long winded. My book club loved it because they're foodies. I got his point in the first 100 pages. Where was his editor?
Mar 06, 2007
May 25, 2010
 
The Secret Life of Mrs. London
3.96
it was amazing
The Secret Life of Mrs. London brings to life a woman for our times. The woman who taught Jack London to ride a horse, who steered their sailing ship ...more
Feb 2018
Nov 27, 2017
 
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
3.81
it was ok
Beginning this book, I had high hopes for a enthralling read. The first chapters soared with tension, action in the highly dramatic setting of the Lou ...more
Feb 2004
Nov 03, 2012
 
The Silence of the Girls
3.88
really liked it
An enthralling story and enjoyable read, I recommend it. Readers who love mythology, Greek history, and a strong female heroine will especially relish ...more
Nov 08, 2018
Nov 06, 2018
 
Mrs. Jordan's Profession: The Actress and the Prince
3.97
really liked it
Claire Tomalin delivers the true story of a an actress and an educated woman trapped buy the disadvantage of being born female and poor. Dora Jordan d ...more
Mar 27, 2010
Apr 02, 2010
 
Reading Water: Lessons From The River (Capital Discoveries)
4.35
really liked it
This book chronicles the adventures and life of Rebecca Lawton, who was employed as a river guide in the Grand Canyon. Lawton, a scientist, notices an ...more
Nov 07, 2003
Oct 27, 2017
 
River Flow: New & Selected Poems 1984-2007
4.66
it was amazing
I really want to buy a copy of this book. The poems span many years and subjects, which touch on Blake, friendship, grief, English and Irish landscape ...more
May 23, 2010
May 22, 2010
 
How to Write a Damn Good Mystery: A Practical Step-by-Step Guide from Inspiration to Finished Manuscript
3.96
liked it
Frey claims that the mystery genre is the last bastion of the hero. I think it is his take on this genre, which causes him to urge writers to draw viv ...more
Jan 30, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
 
Piece of Mind
3.43
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Having suffered traumatic brain injury as a three year old, Lucy is both curious, honest and cautious. In her own way a brave soul, ...more
Aug 13, 2016
Aug 10, 2016
 
Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog
4.13
really liked it
Just before John brings home a puppy for he and his wife to raise, he gets a look at a wild charging yellow lab returning to the breeders. John adored ...more
Jan 2009
Nov 08, 2011
 
Circe
4.35
it was amazing
What an enthralling story. I did not want it to end. After discussing Greek myths and reading Greek plays, I thought that this Classics scholar wove t ...more
Aug 28, 2018
not set
Aug 18, 2018
 
Writing Mysteries: A Handbook by the Mystery Writers of America
3.82
really liked it
No secret-Sue Grafton's books sell. And sell BIG. This master of mystery gives new and developing writers a treasure box in this book.

Plus Gregory Mcd
...more
Jun 09, 2012
Dec 31, 2011
 
Bastard Out of Carolina
4.10
it was amazing
This novel wrecked me for the ordinary. The author, Dorothy Allison, deserved her awards and acclaim for this novel. Not only does this follow a child ...more
Apr 30, 2016
Mar 21, 2016
 
Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead
4.17
it was amazing
One of my all time favorite novels because of the high-gear narrative drive and the singular voice of the main character. Could not put it down until ...more
Jan 1976
May 23, 2010
 
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
4.30
it was amazing
This writer delivers a wild ride through the eyes of a boy used as a tool of national and international defense giants. Ender (Andrew) Wiggins has to ...more
Jan 1985
May 26, 2010
 
Timbuktu
3.68
it was amazing
Brilliantly written from the point of view of a dog, Timbuktu is not just a story of any dog. This dog is a guardian with no superpower but love, love ...more
Nov 06, 2004
May 31, 2010
 
As I Lay Dying
3.72
it was amazing
A story that still rises in my mind as unforgettable both in drama and voice. So many amazing lines that burn due to sizzling revelations. The charact ...more
Feb 1971
Nov 06, 2018
 
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1
3.86
it was amazing
This tome rambles, raves and spills personal stories, strong opinions on human folly and boyhood adventures. I have fallen in love with Twain's stutte ...more
Dec 20, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
 
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
3.98
liked it
I really enjoyed this book a great deal. I lost interest toward the middle chapters so I can't give it four stars. Watson, a greatly respected author, ...more
Mar 21, 2016
Jun 24, 2013
 
Inkheart (Inkworld, #1)
3.87
it was amazing
I've read it three times. Once for the story, then for the craft and final for the character transformation. A great read for middle grade students 8 ...more
Oct 15, 2009
May 22, 2010
 
Water for Elephants
4.08
it was amazing
I listened to the audio version, captivated by well-paced storytelling and an unforgettable main character. And what a surprise ending, I won't spoil ...more
Jul 19, 2009
May 25, 2010
 
Something in Stone
3.62
really liked it
Cleverly set in Wine County and full of five friends that grew up in Healdsburg, California, this novel
Mar 20, 2016
Mar 20, 2016
 
Whose Body?  (Lord Peter Wimsey, #1)
3.89
really liked it
In the Kindle verison of Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries Volume One page 872 has me deep into the two stories woven within. One body of a man, a laborer s ...more
Sep 24, 2018
Sep 24, 2018
Sep 18, 2018
 
William Pitt the Younger
4.13
it was amazing
A fascinating read, following a turbulent span of British history. William Pitt the Younger's eighteen plus years in the House of Commons required tha ...more
Sep 2010
Aug 16, 2010
 
Clouds of Witness (Lord Peter Wimsey, #2)
4.03
really liked it
The puzzle at the heart of this novel rates as worthy of the reader's effort. I examined each character and motive yet still felt the ending surprisin ...more
Sep 30, 2018
Sep 24, 2018
 
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology
4.35
it was amazing
I love this collection of great male poets.

None of these poems exclude women. The breadth and depth of the writing will never become old fashioned. I
...more
Sep 18, 2018
not set
Oct 27, 2017
 
'Tis
3.68
really liked it
**spoiler alert** My overall enjoyment continued for about two-thirds into this work. At that point, the chapters seemed disjointed and the conclusion ...more
Jun 09, 2010
Jun 12, 2010
 
The Blind Assassin
3.96
it was amazing
I loved this book, the description, the characters , the setting and the plot had me so deeply within their perfectly paced story. I have read "The Bl ...more
Mar 16, 2006
Nov 11, 2011
 
A Fatal Waltz (Lady Emily, #3)
3.91
really liked it
On page 283. And like parting with any good friend, I feel sad. Luckily, other Lady Emily suspense novels await. I love sharing these novels due to vi ...more
Mar 25, 2012
Nov 08, 2011
 
Feeding Strays: Short Stories
4.43
it was amazing
Astonishing, mysterious, and, at times, a flight of delight, "Feeding Strays" packs more into a short short story than any I have read. Drive in if yo ...more
Apr 24, 2013
May 25, 2010
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