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Firefly Lane (Firefly Lane, #1)
did not like it
**spoiler alert** I felt like this book wasn't really about anything. I kept waiting for a plot but three-fourths of the way through I realized there ...more
Dec 29, 2010
Nov 30, 2010
Toilet Training Without Tantrums
liked it
I'm all for the parent-directed approach to toilet training. For my first child I used Pottywise. For my second child, a friend recommended this book. ...more
Jun 29, 2014
Apr 29, 2014
Daughters of Rome (The Empress of Rome, #2)
really liked it
This story started off slow for me but quickly picked up the pace. Although it is the second book in this series, it is set before the first book. Tha ...more
Jul 24, 2014
Nov 05, 2013
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
did not like it
This series went downhill for me fast. I practically gave a shining review for Divergent but the next book was a disappointment. By the time I got to ...more
Jul 10, 2014
Jul 05, 2014
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
liked it
After reading Divergent, I had to continue with this book. I genuinely liked Divergent, so I had certain expectations for Insurgent. These expectation ...more
Jul 03, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears
did not like it
Oh my soul, I have so many problems with this book and I can't even begin to go into all of them. Like many other negative reviewers of this book, I d ...more
Jul 20, 2015
Jun 25, 2015
Mistress of Rome (The Empress of Rome, #1)
really liked it
I have always enjoyed historical fiction, especially of this particular era. This story was winding and interesting. I loved the scenes Quinn painted ...more
Nov 02, 2010
Jul 08, 2010
Twelve Extraordinary Women: How God Shaped Women of the Bible, and What He Wants to Do with You
really liked it
It's kind of complicated reviewing a book like this. As I read a lot of other reviews, the opinions are extreme. It's apparent that when people review ...more
Jul 30, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
The Red Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #3)
it was ok
I read this after I read The White Queen, which is set at the same time as this book, but is about different characters. So my opinion of this book is ...more
May 2014
Oct 30, 2013
Little Bee
it was ok
Many reviews I have read talk about how this book did not live up to the hype on the book jacket. I have to wholeheartedly agree. When one chooses to ...more
Sep 12, 2010
Jul 09, 2010
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
really liked it
This review is for readers who don't particularly care for YA fiction, a category in which I proudly fall. I'm pretty sure every person who loves YA h ...more
May 16, 2014
Mar 21, 2014
really liked it
I am fascinated with all Egyptian history. I am loving historical fiction these days. Michelle Moran is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. S ...more
Jun 22, 2014
Nov 03, 2013
Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)
really liked it
My rating on this book went back and forth from 5 to 4 stars several times. So I guess this rating is more like a 4.5. I wasn't particularly intereste ...more
May 28, 2014
May 08, 2014
did not like it
This is one of the biggest wastes of time I have ever participated in. I admit I read this after reading several other Patterson books, so perhaps I a ...more
Mar 31, 2014
Mar 30, 2014
Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession
did not like it
I never read her first book Julie & Julia (although I loved the movie), so I didn't know what to expect. This book was a ridiculous disappointment ...more
Apr 30, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
Kind of Cruel (Spilling CID, #7)
really liked it
I love Sophie Hannah. She had me at The Wrong Mother. However, if you read her books back to back, they tend to be a bit overwhelming with their neuro ...more
May 14, 2014
Jun 29, 2012
The Kite Runner
it was amazing
Wow. I was skeptical when I first picked up this book. I heard it was good, and the reviews are obviously amazing, but I still did not expect to like ...more
Apr 18, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
Stuff Christians Like
it was amazing
Okay, I've been a huge fan of "Stuff White People Like," but this book is even more relevant to me. That's right: I'm more of a Christian than I am wh ...more
Apr 27, 2010
Apr 18, 2010
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
liked it
I had been wanting to read this one for a while and thanks to a friend's spoiler, I was able to enjoy it a lot more than she did. Going into this book ...more
Oct 22, 2010
Oct 10, 2010
The King's Mistress
really liked it
I've been on a historical fiction kick, so that may be why I liked this book so much. The character development for this book is incredible. It makes ...more
Apr 26, 2014
Oct 30, 2013
House of Leaves
did not like it
Although this book has a large cult following and came highly recommended by the Borders associate who sold it to me, I hated this book. It was twiste ...more
Jan 2010
Apr 06, 2010
The Hangman's Daughter (The Hangman's Daughter, #1)
liked it
I liked this book. I did not love this book. I had higher hopes. Those hopes were dashed. I liked the mystery, but the end was somewhat anti-climactic ...more
Jun 10, 2014
Aug 15, 2011
The Yellow House
did not like it
As much as a I love historical fiction and as much as I love Ireland, this book still felt like a waste of time. It was predictable at every turn. The ...more
May 20, 2014
Jun 22, 2013
Treasuring Christ When Your Hands are Full: Gospel Meditations for Busy Moms
it was amazing
What a well-written reminder that it's not all about me. It's not all about my kids either. It's all about Christ. She includes personal examples thro ...more
Aug 08, 2014
Jul 22, 2014
House Rules
really liked it
Definitely an entertaining and easy read. It's not one of my favorite Picoults but I still enjoyed it. The only down-side is that I predicted the end ...more
Apr 10, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
We Need to Talk About Kevin
really liked it
One review I read called this book "brutally honest" and I very much agree. The entire book is so gut-level, heart-wrenchingly truthful that I'm confi ...more
May 09, 2010
Apr 15, 2010
Handle with Care
did not like it
I wish I had taken the time to write this review right after I finished this book when it was fresh on my mind. There are very few Picoult books I hav ...more
Dec 18, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
Dreams of Joy (Shanghai Girls #2)
it was amazing
What a book. I loved the first book (Shanghai Girls), but this one is incredible. Already familiar with the characters and their enormous struggles in ...more
Jul 29, 2014
May 28, 2014
Little Face (Spilling CID, #1)
liked it
Such an easy read. I love Sophie Hannah's "The Wrong Mother" so I was interested to read this book. I certainly didn't like it nearly as much but it h ...more
Oct 25, 2010
Apr 25, 2010
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home
liked it
While I'm typically not a fan of memoirs or anything biographical, this was really cute. Witty, humorous, clever and fun. I found myself laughing out ...more
Sep 26, 2010
Jul 08, 2010
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