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The Art of Seduction
4.06
did not like it
I can't find the perfect word to convey how awful this book is. It espouses a completely manipulative style of dealing with other people in which they ...more
Jan 2009
May 03, 2011
 
Manic: A Memoir
3.78
really liked it
I'm not manic, nor have I ever been manic. But I could relate to a lot of what was in the book because she talks about the depression side of manic de ...more
Dec 26, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
 
The Rules for Online Dating: Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right in Cyberspace
3.51
liked it
If you've never read The Rules, and I wouldn't blame you for giving it a miss, you should know it attempts to dictate to women how to act with men so ...more
not set
Sep 07, 2010
 
This Is Not My Beautiful Life: A Memoir
3.51
it was amazing
I loved it. She's been through some messed up shit, I've been through some messed up shit. I can relate. Keep your head up & your heart strong. Th ...more
Sep 16, 2016
Sep 14, 2016
 
How to Get a Date Worth Keeping
3.92
it was amazing
Having read a couple of Dr. Cloud's books previously, this one looked interesting to me. I've been meeting guys lately, but they are not usually what ...more
not set
May 03, 2011
 
An Expert in Murder (Josephine Tey, #1)
3.46
it was amazing
Deliciously complex and wonderfully British. This may not seem complex for people who are really good at solving mysteries, but I'm not the sort who c ...more
Nov 16, 2016
Nov 16, 2016
 
Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage
3.59
liked it
Someone told me they'd read it and weren't impressed. I can see why. I love autobiographies. I like books about relationships. But everything in this ...more
Jul 02, 2011
Jul 05, 2011
 
I'm Chevy Chase . . . and You're Not
3.01
really liked it
I've heard that Chevy Chase could be a real asshole. I read in "Live from New York" about some of his behavior when he was there to host, so I was app ...more
Sep 2010
Jul 17, 2010
 
It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Break-Up Buddy
4.00
it was amazing
I listened to the audio version of this book years ago, and I just listened again. If nothing else, it's a big self-esteem boost. The persistent messa ...more
Mar 06, 2015
Mar 06, 2015
 
I, Me, Mine
4.02
it was ok
The first half of the book is a strange mélange of commentary from George Harrison's second wife Olivia, a friend named Derek Taylor who conducted a n ...more
not set
Nov 15, 2011
 
Hardly Knew Her
3.68
I got the title story as an audiobook from Audible.com and listened last week while I was in the bath since it was a nice short one (about 40 minutes) ...more
not set
Nov 15, 2011
 
Roux Morgue
3.14
it was amazing
I was racing to this book after having finished "Beat Until Stiff" - more Mary Ryan, please! I love her as a protagonist. I love this woman who isn't ...more
Mar 23, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
 
Beat Until Stiff
3.26
really liked it
I don't normally read fiction. I think I stumbled on this because I wanted something light and fluffy, candy for the mind, after all the heavy reading ...more
Mar 21, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
 
Stories I Only Tell My Friends
3.77
it was amazing
The book was heavy on his early career and significantly downplayed the salacious stuff many people would want to read, like his on-set affairs and th ...more
Jun 24, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
 
Trumpet
3.83
did not like it
I got this for my grandmother. She was familiar with Bill Hayes' acting work and thought this was an autobiographical book. I explained it was a Regen ...more
Jul 23, 2012
Aug 07, 2012
 
The Seduction of the Crimson Rose (Pink Carnation, #4)
3.86
it was amazing
This one was full of surprises for me. I can completely understand why Mary wouldn't want to spend the rest of her life chasing after some man to marr ...more
Dec 2011
Dec 28, 2011
 
Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School, #2)
4.11
it was amazing
I did get a smidge of a spoiler from another review, so I'll refrain from them here.

I'm finding this series *highly* entertaining. It's quite amusing.
...more
Dec 04, 2015
Dec 07, 2015
 
The Governess Affair (Brothers Sinister, #0.5)
3.86
it was amazing
It's good to see a book about love in historical London that isn't, for once, about The Ton and royalty and peers. It's about good honest working folk ...more
not set
Sep 10, 2014
 
His Illegal Self
3.19
it was amazing
This was a riveting amazing book! I was so surprised by the twists and turns and riveted by the political aspects as well as the relationships that ca ...more
Feb 19, 2013
Feb 07, 2013
 
The Sacred Acre: The Ed Thomas Story
4.38
it was amazing
I' stumbled on this because I was looking for audiobooks that had been read by Stefan Rudnicki (one of my favorite voice artists). It hid was surprisi ...more
Feb 07, 2013
Feb 07, 2013
 
Wave
3.70
it was amazing
Riveting story of tsunami survival. Very well-written. I'm amazed she could recall so much detail, especially considering the shock she went through d ...more
Aug 02, 2013
Aug 02, 2013
 
The 13 Clocks
4.04
it was amazing
I read this on Neil Gaiman's recommendation, on Halloween night. Gaiman recorded a portion of it which was posted on Barnes & Noble's website, so ...more
Oct 31, 2011
Nov 15, 2011
 
Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships
4.10
it was amazing
I liked the fact that Taormino covered lots of different potential open relationship arrangements and wasn't just cheering on one or another particula ...more
not set
May 08, 2012
 
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (Official Guides to the Appalachian Trail)
4.05
it was amazing
I'm finishing Bill Bryson "A Walk in the Woods." I enjoyed Bryson's "brief history of nearly everything" and the movie trailer looks amusing so I want ...more
Jun 09, 2015
Jun 09, 2015
 
Possession
3.88
Fascinating complicated book that took a great deal of effort to keep straight at times. Byatt is an extremely talented author to pull it off, though ...more
Mar 16, 2013
Mar 06, 2013
 
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)
4.00
it was amazing
Interesting and thought-provoking. I read this years ago but read it again to catch up since book 3 of the trilogy is due out this summer, I believe, ...more
Jun 14, 2013
Jun 02, 2013
 
The Andalucian Friend (Brinkmann Trilogy #1)
3.16
it was ok
Don't let the 2 stars fool you - this book was very well-written and interesting and gripping, even. It was really complex. I had trouble with it beca ...more
Sep 20, 2013
Sep 20, 2013
 
The Selected Journals Of L.M. Montgomery, Vol. 5: 1935-1942
4.24
liked it
Frankly, the book was too sad and tragic to finish. Late in her life, it was such hopeless bleak despair! This quote, rumored to be a suicide note lef ...more
May 17, 2013
May 05, 2013
 
When a Duke Says I Do (Lords and Ladies, #1)
3.71
liked it
A quick, enjoyable read. Good balance of plot and see scenes, and those can be easily skipped of you aren't into reading those bits. I'd sooner recomm ...more
Mar 16, 2016
Mar 15, 2016
 
The Great Gatsby
3.89
it was ok
I actually didn't care much for Gatsby. The way the story unfolds and the characters and their motivations disappointed me. I'd read "The Curious Case ...more
Feb 19, 2013
Feb 07, 2013
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