My Reading Life
it was amazing
Read at your own peril. You will not be able to read this book without adding some heavy books to your reading list. It was such a joy to read how cer ...more
Oct 09, 2014
Feb 05, 2011
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I waited a few days after reading this because sometimes when I don't particularly like a book, I give myself some time to think abo ...more
Aug 04, 2010
Jul 31, 2010
The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World's Most Perplexing Cold Cases
it was ok
I really wanted to like this book. I found the subject matter fascinated. It was so difficult to follow and put together somewhat randomly. I kept plu ...more
Mar 06, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
An Expert in Murder (Josephine Tey, #1)
liked it
Liked it, but it moved a little slow. At times it was a little confusing.
May 27, 2011
May 31, 2011
The Nix
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I feel like I should almost do chapter-by-chapter ratings for this book. To begin with, I will confess I have difficulty liking a bo ...more
Dec 05, 2017
Jan 11, 2017
The Parisian Prodigal (Fools' Guild, #8)
it was ok
I couldn't actually get through this book. Medieval mysteries are not my favorite, but I decided to try this one. I was struggling to get through and ...more
not set
May 31, 2011
44 Scotland Street (44 Scotland Street, #1)
it was ok
I really wanted to like this book. I usually enjoy books by Alexander McCall Smith, and I loved that it was written as a serial in a newspaper. Maybe ...more
Jun 11, 2014
Jun 06, 2014
Death on Blackheath (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, #29)
it was ok
One of my least favorites of Anne Perry's books I have read. I wish Thomas Pitt would go back to being a regular police officer. I'm not as thrilled w ...more
not set
May 10, 2014
The Sisters of Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Discovered the Hidden Gospels
liked it
I heard the author on NPR and thought it would be a great book. It was a little too much like a textbook for my taste. The footnotes were too excessiv ...more
Oct 11, 2010
Oct 18, 2010
it was amazing
So I stayed up until 2:00 a.m. to finish this book. I gave it four stars and went to bed. I fell asleep thinking about it and woke up thinking about i ...more
Feb 14, 2018
Mar 29, 2017
The Truth According to Us
liked it
**spoiler alert** For the most part, I really enjoyed the characters in this book. Unfortunately, this book dragged on and on and on. I didn't realize ...more
Nov 10, 2015
May 29, 2015
Vi Agra Falls (Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries, #24)
did not like it
I rarely encounter a protagonist that I dislike as much as I did this one. I came very close to not finishing it -- and I NEVER leave a book unfinishe ...more
not set
Aug 04, 2010
Betrayal at Lisson Grove (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, #26)
it was amazing
Anne Perry never disappoints. I liked how Charlotte and Thomas were separated and not in contact during the investigation. I also liked the setting in ...more
Jun 18, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
it was amazing
Helen Simonson, in her first book, has developed one of the most lovable characters I've encountered in a long time. You just want to hug Major Pettig ...more
Jul 31, 2010
Jul 24, 2010
What Came First
So excited to read this! Congratulations to Carol for making the Goodreads newsletter! It's gotten great reviews, and I'm sure it will be great entert ...more
not set
Oct 10, 2011
And I Shall Have Some Peace There: Trading in the Fast Lane for My Own Dirt Road
I'm looking forward to reading this. I subscribe to Margaret's blog, and love her outlook on life and writing style. I'm sure it will be a great read! ...more
not set
Jan 29, 2012
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary
really liked it
Definitely took a different turn with this one, and I found it quite odd at times. But, how can you not love David Sedaris?
Apr 02, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
The Cat's Table
it was ok
I felt this book jumped around in the narrative too much. At times it was hard to determine the chronology. Events would be described that happened la ...more
Dec 16, 2011
Sep 20, 2011
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
liked it
**spoiler alert** This was a fascinating read, but at times tedious and repetitive. It is such a sad story of greed by everyone in this elderly woman' ...more
Mar 14, 2018
Jan 31, 2018
The Help
it was amazing
One of those books that I stayed up way past my bedtime to read. I really enjoyed it!
Oct 17, 2010
Oct 18, 2010
Dangerous to Know (Lady Emily, #5)
it was ok
I usually love this series, but this book kind of dragged for me.
not set
Dec 07, 2012
The Casual Vacancy
did not like it
Not what I expected. I will confess to not having read any Harry Potter books -- not my cup of tea. I bought this -- yes bought, quite unusual for me ...more
not set
Sep 06, 2012
Starter for Ten
really liked it
Won this in a Goodreads drawing. Nothing like a free book!

This is a hard book to review. For the most part, I enjoyed reading it. However, it was at t
Nov 30, 2010
Nov 10, 2010
Mrs. Jeffries Defends Her Own (Mrs. Jeffries, #30)
liked it
A nice light read.
Nov 2012
Nov 09, 2012
A Lesson in Secrets (Maisie Dobbs, #8)
liked it
This moved a little slow for my taste. I got bogged down and took longer than usual to get through. Bottom line, I liked it, but didn't love it.
Jul 07, 2011
Jun 22, 2011
Rules of Betrayal (Jonathan Ransom, #3)
really liked it
I actually really liked this. The actions of the characters sometimes were a little hard to believe, but it kept my interest throughout the entire boo ...more
Jul 28, 2011
May 13, 2011
Dreams of Joy (Shanghai Girls #2)
did not like it
Goodreads needs to invent a "not finished" option for shelves. I just couldn't finish this. Maybe it would have helped if I had read the first book. I ...more
not set
Jun 26, 2011
This Body of Death (Inspector Lynley, #16)
it was amazing
Yet another great book by Elizabeth George. She handled the intertwined story line quite well, inserting snippets of the background story at just the ...more
Aug 22, 2011
Jul 30, 2011
The Invisible Bridge
really liked it
This book was extremely well written. I would have given it five stars, but it was so depressing at times to read. It was also a tad long at times (65 ...more
Sep 2012
Nov 08, 2011
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
it was amazing
Another fantastic book. I read somewhere that there is a partial fourth manuscript somewhere. PLEASE somebody finish it so we have another book in the ...more
not set
Dec 08, 2010
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