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Cat vs. Cat: Keeping Peace When You Have More Than One Cat
it was amazing
Excellent book, even for those who have a fair amount of cat knowledge and experience. Great resource for solving cat conflicts in the home. She gives ...more
Oct 25, 2002
May 31, 2012
Change of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us about Spreading Social Change
liked it
Very interesting book and well worth reading, however, I found a number of the suggestions skeezy at best, downright unethical at worst. Looking up lo ...more
Oct 29, 2011
Nov 24, 2011
Vanessa: A Portrait Of Evil
did not like it
I couldn't even make it through the entire book. I quit with about 25% left. Nothing particularly interesting or pertinant about the crimes or those w ...more
Jan 28, 2012
Jan 28, 2012
did not like it
Wow. Um. Where do I begin. I'm hesitant to write a review, under the "if you can't say somethin' nice" clause. I thought the concept of a horror/super ...more
Jan 05, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
The Secrets They Kept: The True Story of a Mercy Killing That Shocked a Town and Shamed a Family
it was ok
Not an uninteresting story about the killing of a mentally ill woman at the hands of her father. The biggest flaw in the story is the book's inability ...more
May 10, 2013
Sep 19, 2013
Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery #1)
it was ok
The book started off well...I'm a fan of "cozy" mysteries and with its setting of a town that acts like it's the holiday season year round, you can't ...more
Jan 14, 2016
Oct 26, 2015
The Duggars: 20 and Counting!: Raising One of America's Largest Families—How They Do It
it was ok
"Why in the heck did you read this book?" is a valid question from those who know me, but then, if you *do* know me, you know I like to read about ind ...more
Jan 23, 2012
Jan 28, 2012
Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures
really liked it
Very well researched, fun, and fast moving. It's a bit like attending a class taught by the coolest biology professor ever. You don't even have to be ...more
Jan 06, 2011
Dec 25, 2010
Do Tampons Take Your Virginity?: A Catholic Girl's Memoir
liked it
I have to agree with other reviewers who warned that this is one poorly titled book. It lures you in, thinking (in my case) that this will be a light, ...more
Dec 03, 2011
Dec 06, 2011
The Secret History
it was amazing
Dark and delicious.
not set
Feb 04, 2019
Hack Your Journal: Stay Organized  Record Everything that Matters with One Notebook
really liked it
This book is all about the photos. It's a fantastic wealth of cool layouts and cleverly designed pages that will inspire anyone interested in bullet j ...more
Jan 26, 2020
Jan 08, 2020
Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, #2)
did not like it
Really disappointing after reading Anne of Green Gables. Are we sure this was written by the same author and L.M. Montgomery isn't some sort of early ...more
Sep 27, 2016
Sep 22, 2016
Cat Massage: A Whiskers to Tail Guide to Your Cat's Ultimate Petting Experience
really liked it
This book makes people snicker, but it's actually a really great basic guide for people who don't want a long anatomy lesson or an extensive journey t ...more
May 10, 2001
Mar 18, 2013
Coroner's Journal
did not like it
I picked this one up on impulse. I'm a fan on forensic science, I'm very fond of reading about the Louisiana bayou and its outskirts, and love a good ...more
Apr 14, 2011
Apr 24, 2011
Cut, Crop & Die (Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-n-Craft Mystery, #2)
liked it
Unfortunately, I let this linger in my "currently reading" section for far too long, so this may not be the most detailed review. This wasn't my favor ...more
Mar 17, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
Bone in the Throat
really liked it
A rollicking fun mystery with all the energy, crude joy, and camaraderie of restaurant work. The almost rube-goldberg-esque moments worked in the best ...more
Jan 14, 2013
Sep 19, 2013
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
it was amazing
Couldn't believe that the cute, dancing goat wasn't a Disney addition.

I cried and cried at the end.
not set
Jan 08, 2018
Bedtime Stories for Children You Hate
really liked it
Dark and giggle-worthy fairy tales with a cautionary bent if you consider something akin to "Don't be surprised when horrible things happen, because t ...more
Dec 12, 2016
Jul 11, 2016
When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals
it was amazing
Fantastic book that changed the way I thought about elephants. From the way they recognize the bones of their relatives to the fact that they paint re ...more
Jun 10, 2006
Aug 22, 2018
liked it
I adore Margaret Atwood, but having said that, this is not her best work. There's some beautiful writing, certainly. I dog-eared at least a dozen page ...more
May 18, 2018
May 17, 2018
Adventures in Stationery: A Journey Through Your Pencil Case
it was amazing
A fun romp through the office supply closet. I loved every chapter and learned a lot about these wonderful, often overlooked items. I'd actually wonde ...more
Feb 24, 2020
Feb 29, 2020
Pattie Lansbury Mystery Box Set (Pattie Lansbury Mystery #1-4)
liked it
This is a tricky one to rate since it's actually a box set and not individual books and there are some I'd rate 4 stars and others less than that. The ...more
Jul 17, 2015
Jul 31, 2015
did not like it
Wow. This book is so bad, I'm going to have to struggle to come up with *anything* nice to say about it. How it managed to get an "ASPCA" approval sta ...more
Nov 23, 2014
Nov 26, 2014
Your Chihuahua's Life: Your Complete Guide to Raising Your Pet from Puppy to Companion
really liked it
I have quite a bit of experience with dogs, but recently adopted my first chihuahua from Friends of Rocky Mount Animal Shelter and wanted to learn mor ...more
Oct 30, 2014
Nov 26, 2014
The Life & Times of Gregorii Rasputin
it was amazing
I carried this book around, doing a close reading and looking up all sorts of references to events and other pre-revolution characters, my copy had to ...more
May 12, 2015
May 12, 2015
The Handmaid's Tale
it was amazing
I am a fan of Atwood's writing in general, but I think this book is important for other reasons as well. A nice work of political art, and that's very ...more
Oct 21, 1989
Oct 10, 2011
Go Ask Alice
did not like it
I read this in high school and even way back then I thought that this was a thinly veiled tract for Partnership for a Drug-Free America. If you rememb ...more
not set
Jan 11, 2018
Women Serial Killers of The 19th Century: The Golden Age of Poisons
really liked it
It is what it says, a quick run through of Women Serial Killers of the 19th Century. Handy reference if you're trying to put together a paper or artic ...more
Apr 26, 2013
Sep 19, 2013
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight, #3.5)
really liked it
I dare say this is my favorite of the Twilight books. Meyer's writing has really improved. I felt her previous books were great stories, but could hav ...more
Apr 27, 2011
Apr 24, 2011
Talented Horsewoman
really liked it
I received this book through the Goodreads First Reads program, where promo copies are given away by authors (my copy arrived signed, which I thought ...more
Mar 31, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
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