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Go Set a Watchman
3.31
did not like it
In spite of all the gif-heavy breathless squee reviews on here, I'm not reading this book.
I think some shady and unscrupulous lawyers and literary ag
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Jul 14, 2015
 
Katherine
4.18
it was amazing
I've read this several times now; it's the book I was named after and I enjoy revisiting it from time to time. Each time I read it I find something ne ...more
Feb 11, 2012
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Aug 03, 2009
 
Creepiosity: A Hilarious Guide to the Unintentionally Creepy
3.11
did not like it
This is the stupidest "book" I've picked up in awhile. Instead of being funny it has that snide hipster snarkiness that tries to pass for humour on we ...more
Mar 21, 2012
Mar 21, 2012
 
Cloud Atlas
4.01
really liked it
The very first thing you should know about reading _Cloud Atlas_ is that it is a Broken Narrative book. I had been warned by another reviewer here, an ...more
Feb 26, 2013
Feb 23, 2013
 
Lighthouse (St. Simons Trilogy, #1)
4.13
it was ok
I do try very hard to read books with a mind to the different values of the time in which they were written. Reading this one now, hard on the heels o ...more
Jan 18, 2015
Jan 16, 2015
 
For Such a Time
3.84
did not like it
If you need me to explain why I gave a romance novel set in a Concentration Camp, a "love" story between a guard and his Jewish prisoner, I'm not sure ...more
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Aug 11, 2015
 
Out of Mormonism: A Woman's True Story
3.41
it was ok
I seriously question Bethany House's decision to release this as a free Kindle book.

The title implies one sort of book. The actual text is another so
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May 08, 2012
May 08, 2012
 
Rising Tide (SIRENS, Book 1)
3.84
did not like it
No good deed goes unpunished. My punishment for pledging to read 35%+ of my books this year from my TBR folder was this.
This book... It's just not go
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Jan 23, 2016
Jan 22, 2016
 
The Widow of Larkspur Inn (Gresham Chronicles, #1)
4.00
did not like it
I gave this my 50 page rule and then some.

Like so many Fiction titles written for white, middle class evangelical women this was just too period-inac
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Jan 28, 2013
Jan 25, 2013
 
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
4.12
did not like it
Maybe if I had read this in fourth grade, long before I ever read Plato's Republic or Orwell's 1984 or Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, and long befor ...more
Sep 05, 2016
Sep 05, 2016
 
The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency, #1)
4.10
liked it
3 or 3.5 stars. Depends on what mood I'm in when you ask.

Mostly I liked it, I suppose. But it's Scalzi at his most glib and smug and that's a hard se
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Dec 27, 2017
Dec 16, 2017
 
The Lowland
3.83
it was ok
Right before reading this I read a book that proudly styles itself "an Indian Mills and Boon" but really was an insult to Mills and Boon's books.

So g
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Feb 14, 2016
Feb 13, 2016
 
Tara Road
3.89
it was ok
I am a HUGE Maeve Binchy fan. I've read everything she's written at least three times...except this book. Until now I had only read this one a single ...more
Apr 06, 2013
Aug 16, 2009
 
The Rebels of Ireland (The Dublin Saga, #2)
4.07
really liked it
I'd set this aside several times, and was determined that I'd read it this year for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's safe to say that this is my second ...more
Mar 20, 2014
Jan 15, 2013
 
Matilda
4.29
liked it
I had to create a new shelf for this book, although I do think it's probably long overdue.

So why was I so bothered by Matilda that I needed an "Ethic
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Jan 02, 2013
Dec 28, 2012
 
An American Heir: A Modern Retelling of Jane Eyre
3.21
it was amazing
4.5 stars.

I tend to steer clear of Jane Eyre retellings, because I know the original book so well that the retellings seem to leave me both disappoin
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Feb 20, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
 
The Maiden of Mayfair (Tales of London #1)
4.12
it was amazing
I am surprised I enjoyed this as much as I did, given how much I disliked _Widow of Larkspur Inn_. Some of it may be because I'm in a different mood a ...more
Mar 03, 2016
Mar 01, 2016
 
Seriously... I'm Kidding
3.72
liked it
This was a light, funny read. It's a bit more substantial than Mindy Kaling's book, but still has the feeling of reading a blog or series of magazine ...more
Jan 23, 2013
Jan 22, 2013
 
The Litigators
3.78
it was ok
Grisham seems to have Frankensteined this book with parts scavenged from previous stories. A little bit of King of Torts, a smidge of The Rainmaker, a ...more
May 18, 2012
May 18, 2012
 
Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus
3.96
it was ok
I have a shelf called "Preachy" and this book is on there. But that doesn't do it Justice. This book is "preachy" like nothing I've ever seen short of ...more
May 04, 2014
May 04, 2014
 
Nightwings
3.75
it was amazing
This book was written out of the author's fevered desperation for money. His home was destroyed by fire in February, 1968. He wrote the three novellas ...more
Jul 29, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
 
Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip-Confessions of a Cynical Waiter
3.50
it was ok
This is a bargain Kindle read for the month of July. It may be worth the $2 I gave for it. Maybe.

I didn't read the book when it first came out becaus
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Jul 08, 2013
Jul 08, 2013
 
North of Hollywood
2.82
really liked it
This is a memoir, not a biography. Lenz tells his story in a very stream-of-consciousness way that makes for a conversational read. I never once felt ...more
Aug 26, 2012
Aug 24, 2012
 
Rising (Rising, #1)
3.80
it was ok
Oh boy. What did I think? I think that the book was free, and started off fairly interestingly. But then it felt like I was reading her deep outline f ...more
Mar 15, 2016
Mar 14, 2016
 
The Way of Shadows (Night Angel, #1)
4.15
it was ok
I've bumped up against this book multiple times on lists of the "if you like X" variety. I finally acquiesced and now, almost a week later, wish I had ...more
Sep 28, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
 
A Christmas Journey (Christmas Stories, #1)
3.37
liked it
Wow. Good story, kind of cozy. But MAN! It was short. I'm reading it in an omnibus edition* that cost me $10. Glad I didn't buy it as a standalone fro ...more
Nov 16, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
 
Because It's Christmas (Bayview Heights #2)
4.13
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I'm sorry, but I just did NOT care for this book. Everyone spends so much time being angry. The whole book just felt either angry or ...more
Dec 14, 2014
Dec 13, 2014
 
Beggars in Spain (Sleepless, #1)
3.94
it was ok
What a miserable turn this book took!

The first part introduced the reader to this world where some are modified to exist without sleep. Yet every tim
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Jan 07, 2014
Jan 06, 2014
 
Forbidden Falls (Virgin River, #8)
4.22
If someone wrote a book about a modern doctor who never washed her hands, I'd be really furious and consider it basic bad writing. If someone wrote a ...more
Jul 09, 2017
Sep 08, 2015
 
The Witch's Daughter (The Witch's Daughter, #1)
3.55
it was ok
The author is very good at establishing a sense of place and mood. Unfortunately I found the main character to be dull, rude and generally unsympathet ...more
Jan 24, 2013
Jan 24, 2013
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