Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life
3.79
really liked it
A philosophical book I didn't expect to like and be moved by. Acedia, an old sin of despair, is discussed.
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Mar 08, 2016
 
The Little Paris Bookshop
3.50
liked it
Charming, sometimes touching.
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Mar 08, 2016
 
Stormy Weather
3.57
Again, such a good writer.
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Dec 16, 2016
 
Enemy Women
3.67
Such a good writer.
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Dec 16, 2016
 
Marie Antoinette: The Journey
3.91
it was amazing
I am not a Marie A. fan, but I picked up this because I think the world of Fraser's writing and presentation of history. And once again, she didn't fa ...more
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Apr 12, 2012
 
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
3.85
it was amazing
This won the Booker, so I was anxious to read it. Extraordinary use of 3rd person, and I never thought I'd like Thomas Cromwell (of Henry VIII fame) a ...more
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Mar 10, 2011
 
The Time It Never Rained
4.22
Very spare, very well done, very West Texas
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Dec 16, 2016
 
Einstein's Dreams
4.08
liked it
Fascinating concept of time. Well written.
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Mar 13, 2016
 
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
4.23
liked it
I read this because my grandson is such a fan, and some day, I want to write YA. Riordan has a really great concept.
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Sep 21, 2011
 
We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals
3.95
really liked it
Loved this; good writing style and interesting subject matter....a loving royal marriage.....
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Apr 12, 2012
 
The Mitfords: Letters between Six Sisters
4.10
liked it
An amazing family....these sisters tore up the 1930s and 40s.....
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Sep 21, 2011
 
Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell, #2)
4.27
really liked it
A writer I admire; this is so good......
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Jan 11, 2014
 
Last Night at Chateau Marmont
3.51
Light.....enjoyed
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Jan 11, 2014
 
Chatsworth: The House
4.18
This was for fun and research. I'm intrigued with the Mitford sisters. This one is the Dowdger Duchess of Devonshire and helped make Chatsworth one of ...more
Apr 2011
May 15, 2011
 
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
4.05
How this man makes me laugh, and reading about his quitting cigarettes is priceless....
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Sep 21, 2011
 
Eleanor and Franklin
4.24
Wonderfully written....what an extraordinary woman....
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Sep 21, 2011
 
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory 1874-1932
4.43
Fine, fine historian, love this massive bio
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Dec 23, 2013
 
A House of My Own: Stories from My Life
4.23
really liked it
Loved this.
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Mar 13, 2016
 
Turtle Moon
3.81
One of my favorites by her
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Dec 23, 2013
 
Wolf: The Lives of Jack London
3.82
So well done....
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Sep 21, 2011
 
The Stories of Ray Bradbury
4.46
really liked it
This isn't the first time I've tackled this massive collection. Sometimes I need to clear my head with his science fiction. Some of it delights me; so ...more
Mar 2011
May 15, 2011
 
The Writing Life
3.95
Interesting woman, Gilchrist. I am a huge fan of her short stories, and I always like to see how another woman writer lives and copes. She's full of f ...more
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Oct 23, 2011
 
Seven Ages of Paris
3.90
Good enough research on Paris. That's why I read it, for research and threw it in this mix in case someone, another writer or fan, might be interested ...more
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Sep 21, 2011
 
Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder
4.00
My younger self couldn't have borne the introspection and Catholicism of the character. My older self very much appreciated Waugh's theme and talent.
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Sep 21, 2011
 
The Last Gift of Time: Life Beyond Sixty
3.63
Heilbrun's mind, the workings of it, interest me....not enough folks write about the life of aging....
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Sep 21, 2011
 
A Thousand Splendid Suns
4.34
liked it
Too grim, even if realistic. I need hope in what I read. But a fine writer.
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Oct 23, 2011
 
Hell on Horses and Women
3.92
it was ok
An unexpectedly good read....not dry and too scholarly.....
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Sep 21, 2011
 
Goddesses in Older Women: Archetypes in Women Over Fifty
4.03
Looking at my aging self with the help of Bolen. Good.
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Sep 21, 2011
 
Just Kids
4.14
Good, poetry by Patti in it moving and excellent, but.....
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Mar 10, 2011
 
The Writer's Quotation Book: A Literary Companion
3.61
Laughed out loud at some of the quotes....comforting.....
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Oct 23, 2011
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