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The Journey
4.47
liked it
Beautiful book, but for me, it really was too much of a mishmash of stories. I get what the author is trying to do, but for me it didn't work.
Nov 29, 2016
Nov 30, 2016
 
Earth Abides
3.96
it was amazing
I'll be thinking about this book long after I've written this review, so I'll just say that it is an amazing story. Isherwood "Ish" Williams somehow s ...more
Jun 19, 2015
Jun 06, 2015
 
The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines
3.62
it was ok
Well, this is the type of WWII book I usually like to read because I love to read about human endurance and triumph over hardship or horrific trials. ...more
Dec 04, 2014
Dec 02, 2013
 
Two for Sorrow (Josephine Tey, #3)
3.50
liked it
Though I didn't know this is the 3rd Josephine Tey book by Upson, I didn't feel like I've missed something. This was great to listen to, although I wa ...more
Apr 03, 2016
Apr 02, 2016
 
Wonder
4.43
it was amazing
Everyone should read this book. Meet Auggie, his parents, and his sister--hear their stories. Rejoice for Auggie when he meets Summer who sees beyond ...more
Oct 14, 2013
Mar 03, 2013
 
All is Silence
3.82
it was ok
I started this book on a friend's recommendation, and because I live where Lizzy lived at the beginning of the book. Always wary of a self-published b ...more
Jul 19, 2014
Jun 15, 2014
 
The Well's End (The Well's End, #1)
3.55
it was ok
Exciting and fast-paced, this novel grabs you from the first page. I could predict some things in the plot, but I foolishly expected an actual ending.
Nov 03, 2014
Nov 04, 2014
 
The Choosing (Seer, #1)
4.05
did not like it
Bleh! There's an hour and a half I'll never get to do over.
Start with the mashup of biblical and prime-time soap opera names, add a predictable plot
...more
not set
Mar 24, 2016
 
Our Endless Numbered Days
3.66
really liked it
Wow. This is an amazing story and I didn't see the end coming. It's keeping me thinking long after I'm done. Huzzah for Claire Fuller--keep writing.
May 14, 2015
May 09, 2015
 
Stay
3.62
it was ok
Reading this book was like watching a fast-paced Liam Neeson movie, without Neeson. So the dad is on "R&R" from his super-secret military job (tel ...more
Jun 27, 2015
Jun 28, 2015
 
Baron: The Cat Returns
4.22
really liked it
I admit I saw the movie first, and many times, before I read this graphic novel. I liked the movie so much, I checked this one out and it didn't disap ...more
Jun 14, 2015
Jun 06, 2015
 
And the Skylark Sings with Me
3.84
did not like it
With a subtitle of "Adventures in Homeschooling and Community Based Education", I was hoping for something a bit more inspirational than the author bl ...more
May 12, 2011
May 15, 2011
 
Hush
3.74
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I'm sure authors must get tired of readers telling them how they "should" have written the book, and I'm going to add to the list. I ...more
Aug 08, 2015
Aug 09, 2015
 
The Silence
3.77
really liked it
Just because you find a huge cave without an opening (is that really a cave?) doesn't mean you should make a hole and go exploring. Part cautionary ta ...more
Sep 22, 2015
Sep 23, 2015
 
Teenagers 101
3.78
liked it
I appreciated the author's perspective, and that she acknowledged the varied ways in which students learn. The chapters are full of practical advice o ...more
Feb 18, 2015
Feb 22, 2015
 
Zoo
3.43
it was ok
I joke with my husband about Patterson having his own section at airport bookstores, and here I went and read one of them:) It was a quick read and so ...more
Nov 2015
Nov 02, 2015
 
The Witch's Daughter (The Witch's Daughter, #1)
3.55
liked it
This book was about a young witch, Elizabeth Hawksmith, whose mother sacrifices herself in 1628 so that the girl could live . . . forever, with the he ...more
Feb 04, 2014
Feb 12, 2014
 
The Jewel (The Lone City, #1)
3.87
liked it
Even before I saw that it's part of a series, I knew it would be so; however, series writers should do a better job with endings between books. A smid ...more
May 23, 2015
May 26, 2015
 
Conversion
3.33
it was ok
The narrator's oft-changing accent didn't help the story, but I gritted my teeth and stayed with it. Alas, everyone in the 2012 part of the story soun ...more
Jul 08, 2015
Jul 08, 2015
 
The Wednesday Wars
4.06
it was amazing
Wow! Read this because my son's been assigned it for a school book group and this is an amazing book. Schmidt combines such a variety of topics into o ...more
May 25, 2014
May 25, 2014
 
The Silent History
3.60
liked it
Imagine newborns arriving without the ability to speak or understand language of any kind. Now consider how the general population would react to this ...more
Jan 16, 2015
Jan 16, 2015
 
Apt Pupil
3.83
liked it
Audio Book - Well, I didn't download a Stephen King novel expecting an easy ride. The main characters are neither likeable nor easy to empathize with, ...more
Jun 29, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
 
The Diary of Pelly D
3.57
liked it
**spoiler alert** While Tony V is part of a crew of drillers excavating the ruins of City 5, he finds a diary hidden in the plaza. Although keeping it ...more
Nov 03, 2010
Nov 05, 2010
 
Facing The Extreme: One Woman's Story Of True Courage And Death-Defying Survival In The Eye Of Mt. McKinley's Worst Storm Ever
3.53
did not like it
Could have been an amazing story about strength, both physical and spiritual, but it wasn't. Instead, the author comments on some of her teammates' un ...more
May 21, 2011
May 21, 2011
 
Murder in the High Himalaya: Loyalty, Tragedy and Escape from Tibet
3.80
liked it
Audiobook: Narrator not the strong suit, but a riveting story. I am thoroughly disgusted with the climbers who witnessed this tragedy and did nothing ...more
Aug 21, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
 
The Call (The Call, #1)
3.88
really liked it
Three and half minutes in our world lasts a whole day in the Grey World, and all the while you are being hunted by a innumerable horde of vengeful bei ...more
Sep 12, 2016
Sep 10, 2016
 
A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper, #1)
4.08
really liked it
Humorous doesn't cover how funny this book is--I was laughing out loud as I did the dishes, spun wool, and walked to work. Yes, people looked at me as ...more
Aug 13, 2015
Aug 09, 2015
 
Bellwether
3.92
liked it
I kept smiling throughout listening to this book. It wasn't what I expected from Willis, but maybe I haven't read enough of her books yet. In this one ...more
Jul 26, 2015
Jul 24, 2015
 
The Little Paris Bookshop
3.50
liked it
As a bookseller who prescribes books to readers from his floating shop, our protagonist seems to have it all, but Jean Perdu is indeed lost, lost in d ...more
Feb 04, 2016
Feb 01, 2016
 
The Artist and Me
3.74
liked it
Redemption arrived too late in my opinion, but that's probably because of my age. Art changed the bully's life a bit at the time, but not satisfactori ...more
Dec 03, 2016
Dec 03, 2016
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