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really liked it
Closer to 3.5, rounded up, because of the glimmers of exquisite writing.

After spotting this on some 'books to read this summer' lists, my expectations
Jun 20, 2016
May 27, 2016
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
it was amazing
HYSTERICAL! I laughed out loud all throughout this book, and at a few parts (laxatives!), I laughed until tears ran down my face. This was the best ab ...more
Jun 27, 2012
Jun 25, 2012
Gang Leader for a Day
really liked it
4.5 stars! I give a lot of credit for my enjoyment of this audio CD to Reg Rogers, the incredibly talented voice actor/narrator. His inflections were ...more
May 14, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
liked it
3.5 stars.

Rosie is Elizabeth's (formerly unwanted) daughter, who becomes the world to her mother. The character portrayals are deep and intensely desc
Sep 12, 2014
Sep 07, 2014
Supurbia #1
liked it
3.5 stars.

Supurbia offers a glimpse of what everyday life is like for the superheroey members of the Meta Legion. Just like us regular folks, they hav
Jan 12, 2015
Jan 13, 2015
The Hockey Saint (Forever Friends, #2)
liked it
I received a digital version of this from NetGalley. Initially I sent it to my Kindle Paperwhite, so the color (of course) is lost. More importantly, ...more
Sep 25, 2015
Sep 26, 2015
Paintings from the Cave: Three Novellas
really liked it
I picked this up from our local library for a few reasons: 1) I was waiting for another book to arrive to read to my sons (13 and 11), and needed some ...more
Sep 04, 2012
Sep 08, 2012
My Friend Dahmer
really liked it
4.5 stars.

UGH--I learned an off-topic lesson today. Don't start writing a review on Goodreads in the morning, realize you need to leave for work so yo
Nov 07, 2013
Nov 18, 2013
really liked it
GENRE: Fiction: Realistic fiction, mild urban fiction.

SUBJECT/THEMES: Youth in prison, screenplay writing, courtroom drama, self-perception.

not set
Aug 23, 2010
it was ok
Admittedly, I only checked this out from the library because 1) I needed a new audio CD to listen to and 2) It is read by Johnny Depp. I figured that ...more
Jul 09, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
Saints (Boxers & Saints, #2)
really liked it
I'm a fan of Yang's, and I've been looking forward to this title and the companion book, Boxers. At the same time, I had no prior knowledge of the Box ...more
Oct 26, 2013
Nov 04, 2013
Rule of the Bone
liked it
See how many shelves I put this book on? Doing so has made me realize how very involved Rule of the Bone is. There is a LOT going on, and it never slo ...more
Sep 29, 2011
Sep 30, 2011
Carry the One
really liked it
Everyone deals with tragedy in their own way. When guilt is involved, that alters things too. This story mainly takes you through the lives of three s ...more
Sep 09, 2012
Sep 08, 2012
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Meth Addiction
really liked it
First, the brief parts that I didn't like:

* The audio CD needs some attention. Half of the discs have David Sheff listed as the "artist", the other ha
Apr 16, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
Mistaken Identity (Rosato & Associates, #4)
it was ok
I haven't read a lot of John Grisham's stuff, but everything I have read of his I found more enjoyable than Mistaken Identity. The pacing was too slow ...more
Nov 04, 2013
Nov 04, 2013
Dark Places
really liked it
Libby's mother and two sisters were murdered when she was a young child, and her brother (Ben) has been in prison for the crime the last couple of dec ...more
Dec 28, 2015
Dec 21, 2015
Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick
really liked it
Issues 1-5 of Sex Criminals are handily collected in this volume. Basically, after orgasm, Suzie enters a place where time is stopped. She calls it "T ...more
Nov 12, 2014
Nov 16, 2014
Case Histories (Jackson Brodie #1)
really liked it
4.5 stars, for sure. I feel I should link my review to One Good Turn ( ) here, to explain that I read this tit ...more
Jan 17, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
really liked it
A friend gave me a gift certificate to a local bookstore, and I wandered aimlessly around, unsure what to purchase, until seeking the help of an emplo ...more
Dec 11, 2011
Dec 07, 2011
Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
liked it
I requested to 'read this now' on Netgalley, though I then waited too long to download it, and instead received the title through an inter-library loa ...more
Mar 06, 2017
Mar 06, 2017
The Prettiest One
it was ok
I only read this because I had finished my other Kindle title, and was too lazy to borrow something else from the library. This, a free title for Amaz ...more
Oct 15, 2015
Oct 16, 2015
Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
it was ok
2.5 stars, which is pretty high for me to give a book I didn't finish. I stopped in the middle of Chapter 32, after listening to 6 hours and 45 minute ...more
Jul 06, 2015
Jun 14, 2015
The Dress Lodger
liked it
If I finish a book and am somewhat unsure how much I enjoyed it, a helpful measure is how long it took me to finish. What began as a 4-star book ended ...more
May 08, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life
liked it
I found this title very easy to read; Severson's writing flows easily and smoothly. I chuckled out loud in a few spots. I also liked reading the autho ...more
Jan 26, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
The Girl Who Owned a City
liked it
The artwork is good, the subject matter intriguing, though the writing kept this from getting more stars from me.

A plague has killed all of the adults
Jun 03, 2012
Jun 08, 2012
One Good Turn (Jackson Brodie, #2)
really liked it
This book takes place a couple of years after the end of Atkinson's Case Histories, though only a few characters are carried over. I did not realize t ...more
Jan 05, 2012
Dec 23, 2011
Kill My Mother: A Graphic Novel
I like Feiffer's children's book, "Bark, George", but it's bad when I can't even bring myself to finish a graphic novel. I stopped right at Part 2, pa ...more
Dec 17, 2014
Dec 18, 2014
An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England
liked it
This is the sort of slightly odd story that I might normally enjoy quite a bit. Our hero has a difficult time just as he is becoming a man, since he w ...more
Jun 04, 2012
May 28, 2012
Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California
liked it
2.5 stars. I was drawn to this title for a couple of reasons. First, it concerns a crime that occurred in the town next to mine, and I visit Napa Coun ...more
May 02, 2017
Mar 29, 2017
Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery
liked it
3.5 stars.

A group of close women friends kick ass on anyone or anything that gets in their way, all the while ribbing each other/bonding. There's magi
Nov 05, 2014
Nov 05, 2014
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