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Mao's Last Dancer
4.13
it was amazing
This is such a beautifully written memoir. It's not so much the language that is beautiful, but the content and the emotion captured in the words. The ...more
Feb 10, 2012
Feb 04, 2012
 
Berlin Syndrome
3.38
liked it
As I won this book as part of First Reads, I'd like to thank Scribe Publications for the opportunity to read and review this book.

This was a difficult
...more
Jul 05, 2011
Jul 01, 2011
 
Dirty Blonde
3.67
liked it
This book was definitely a page turner and moved along at a fast pace, however I just felt that there was a bit too much going on and none of it was e ...more
May 13, 2011
May 09, 2011
 
Maples Rejuvenating Cocktail
3.00
did not like it
I entered a First Reads giveaway for this book and although I didn't win, the author contacted me and very generously posted me a copy. I only wish I ...more
Jul 11, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
 
The Street Sweeper
4.13
it was amazing
First of all, as I won this book as part of first-reads, I would like to thank Dan for the opportunity to read and review this book.

I don't know where
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Jan 10, 2012
Dec 26, 2011
 
Let The Great World Spin
3.93
really liked it
This book had an interesting format in that it was almost written as a number of short stories, however as the book progressed you see that the storie ...more
Jan 18, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
 
Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family's Year of Gutsy Living on a Tropical Island
3.78
it was amazing
Firstly, as I won this book as part of First Reads, I would like to thank the author for the chance to read and review this book.

I thoroughly enjoyed
...more
Oct 12, 2012
Oct 09, 2012
 
A Love Story How God Pursued Me and Found Me: An Impossibly True Story
4.16
it was ok
Firstly I would like to thank the author as I won this as part of First Reads. Thank you for selecting me to read and review your book.

I only wish I c
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Jan 25, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
 
A Thousand Splendid Suns
4.34
it was amazing
Let me start off by stating that books very rarely make me cry and the only ones that do are usually non-fiction. However this book made me cry, sever ...more
Apr 22, 2011
Apr 19, 2011
 
The Beloved
3.95
it was amazing
As I won this book here on First Reads, I would firstly like to thank Hayley for the opportunity to read and review this book - it was an absolute joy ...more
Jul 30, 2012
Jul 23, 2012
 
The Thirteenth Tale
3.95
it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and all of the intricate stories within stories within stories, which was a major theme of this book. It's a book I int ...more
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
 
Until Thy Wrath Be Past (A Rebecka Martinsson Investigation)
3.88
really liked it
As I won this as part of First Reads, I would first like to thank Hayley for the opportunity to read and review this book.

This book is obviously one i
...more
Sep 19, 2011
Sep 09, 2011
 
The Bird Woman
3.32
liked it
I found this book a little tedious to read at times, mainly due to the main character Ellen, who was intense and self-absorbed. She took herself way t ...more
Feb 2012
Jan 25, 2012
 
The Alchemist
3.82
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was both spiritual and philosophical, written in pleasant and simple language that made it easy to read, unlike other p ...more
May 08, 2012
May 07, 2012
 
Amy And Isabelle
3.74
really liked it
I only just recently finished Olive Kitteridge by the same author, which I liked, but had a hard time getting into. I liked Amy And Isabelle a lot bet ...more
Mar 22, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
 
The Book Thief
4.36
really liked it
This was a very touching book that I really enjoyed. I wasn't quite sure to begin with, as the author's use of quite bizarre descriptions and wording ...more
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
 
Closure
4.16
liked it
Firstly I would like to thank the author for the opportunity to read and review this book, as I won it as part of First Reads.

As a short story, it's q
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Oct 20, 2011
Oct 20, 2011
 
Scarlett's
3.93
liked it
Firstly I would like to thank the author for the opportunity to read and review this book, as I won it as part of First Reads.

Essentially this is a fe
...more
Jun 10, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
 
Esmerelda
3.00
it was ok
First of all I would like to thank the author for the opportunity to read and review this book, as I won it as part of First Reads.

Before getting into
...more
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
 
I, Safiya
3.66
really liked it
I would give this book a 3.5 if it were possible. It's an interesting story about a woman sentenced to stoning for adultery, including the lead up and ...more
Feb 12, 2012
Feb 10, 2012
 
Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)
3.62
it was ok
Ok, so I know this is chick lit and it's meant to be "fun" and not to be taken seriously, but this book just really irritated me. Rebecca is shallow a ...more
Feb 04, 2012
Feb 01, 2012
 
Mateship With Birds
3.09
really liked it
The title of this book has double meanings for an Australian reader - both "mateship" and "birds" have dual meanings, so I had an idea of what the con ...more
Feb 16, 2012
Feb 12, 2012
 
Invitation to Ruin (Invitation To #1)
3.71
really liked it
As I won this book as part of First Reads, I would firstly like to thank the author for the opportunity to read and review this book!

Firstly, I have t
...more
Oct 20, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
 
Room
4.03
it was ok
I struggled with this one..... It was an interesting, creative and quick read, however there were so many things that I just didn't like about this bo ...more
Apr 08, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
 
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
4.06
really liked it
This is a beautifully written book that provides interesting details about old Chinese customs. That being said, it centres mainly around customs conc ...more
Apr 26, 2011
Apr 22, 2011
 
Fishing for Tigers
3.55
really liked it
Firstly I would like to thank Hayley for the opportunity to read and review this book, as I won it on First Reads.

What I absolutely loved about this b
...more
Aug 21, 2012
Aug 16, 2012
 
Infidel: My Life
4.20
really liked it
This was a very powerful and eye-opening autobiography. The author is very honest about her experiences in growing up in Africa and for a short while, ...more
Jan 25, 2012
Jan 18, 2012
 
The Lovely Bones
3.78
really liked it
I avoided this book for quite some time as it didn't greatly appeal to me, however when I saw it at the secondhand store for $3, I thought I may as we ...more
May 07, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
 
The Art of Racing in the Rain
4.19
really liked it
I'm in a quandary about what to rate this book! I look at the other books I've rated 4 stars, and it's better than most of those, yet I'm not quite ab ...more
Jun 03, 2011
May 28, 2011
 
The White Masai
3.41
really liked it
This was very interesting in terms of the accounts of the Masai culture and life in Kenya, however I just couldn't give it 5 stars as I was absolutely ...more
Dec 02, 2010
Nov 28, 2010
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